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Off-roaders are no windfall 


Off-roaders and campers on our beach and dunes do not bring to our community as much money as the off-road industry and state bureaucrats make us believe. Most tourists camping on the beach eat food brought from home or bought at big local grocery stores that don’t need the off-roaders to make money. One trailer parked on the beach might accommodate more than one family, for a modest fee of $10 per night. A hotel around here might charge, for two or three nights, up to $500 or $600. Camping on Oceano Beach is much cheaper.  A $10 campsite allows a vehicle and up to seven people: 1,000 vehicles per night could mean up to 7,000 people spending no more than 10,000 bucks for sleeping. The fees go to the state, and a few off-road businesses that rent big toys for big money, while the rest of us idiots have to pay for fire trucks, ambulances, hospitals, clean ups and, worst of all, have to breath the dust off-roaders cause. A moratorium on driving on our beach and dunes would certainly result in less tourists of that kind but perhaps more visitors who would pay for hotel lodging. People could still camp on the beach, of course: if they carry their stuff on their backs just as anyone should do when camping.

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