Hi all, been a while since ive been on here so hello from wet and windy England UK!! We are looking at retiring in a couple of years and want to tour your wonderful country for a year or 2. We will return to the UK and our retirement home in Turkey a couple of times a year to comply with visa regulations in the USA. I wanted to know if anyone knows of any legal reason why we couldnt buy a small plot of land to park the RV on when we leave the USA, after touring we may build a house on the plot as a winter retreat (we are looking at the Florida area).
Thanks as always in advance
As others have said the issue difficult to generalize. Let me as an old ex local gov't bureacrat add some generalizations.
If you buy rural, undeveloped land, you can do most anything you want in terms of RV storage and addition of a residence built under county building and safety codes which a local contractor will navigate for you. The hitch lies in security. If you plan on leaving your RV and future residence unoccupied and unused for significant time it will be wide open to vandalism or theft. Rural law is thin on the ground almost by definition.
If you buy in a suburban or urban area, you will be subject to all sorts of local municipal and community restrictions. Storage of RVs on site are particularly common. Navigating them will be up to you. Good luck on that.
There are alternatives. One is to buy into a time-share or cooperative RV resort or development in your favorite US area. That slays all the legal dragons tho you do have the problem of sorting out the good operations from the bad (scams, shaky management, etc.)
Another is to initially come over to buy your RV and to line up long term, secured RV storage for it convenient to your airport of arrival/departure. This will allow you to leave the rig in a secure facility and return home. Use your holiday time and your RV to further explore the US and look for future options. You might even find yourselves falling in love with some other part of the US, like our Southwest, or the Great Lakes.