Like the covered wagons of the American Old West, updated versions of metal "boxes" with wheels have taken to the streets of Venice. Most RV's, park on main streets or pay to access lots by the beach. The vehicles are viewed as eyesores and are not welcomed by most residents. Some tend to be old and weathered, while others may litter or dump waste. 'RV-ers' try to to be respectful to avoid being hassled by police and trying to survive is by no means glamorous - as Mouse puts it, it's a dog eat dog world.