I live in New Zealand and have done a lot of traveling with mobile home.
I do not use expensive caravan parks but freedom camp and spend my nights on my van in cities, national parks, beaches, suburban streets, or where ever convenient and I feel safe enough.
Read ahead, I get to the point soon enough...
lot of places I have stayed have signs of unwanted behaviour by several undesirable groups or individuals. Like vandalism, graffiti, gay toilet meetings, boy racing, drinking and drug use, dumping rubbish or other illegal activity. Lot of places with natural or man made beauty are being destroyed by abovementioned activities.
Lot of this activity would not happen if there is a presence of watchful eyes who can report any suspect behaviour to the authorities.
So my proposal to the authorities like City Councils, Police, National Park management etc, is to allocate designated spots for people travelling on self contained motorhomes, who can stay a night or two, keep on eye of the area and report any suspect behaviour to the Police or other associated authority.
These Mobile Parkwatch people need to register with Police and of course have no criminal record. They would get personal ID and sticker or sign to show on their windscreen.
They would stay on the area on their own risk and would not intervene in case of crime but report to the authorities.
No money would change hands but Mobile Parkwatch Scheme would be mutually beneficial to all parties involved and would reduce crime in the area.
Mobile Parkwatch volunteers would be allocated with designated parking spot near the amenities and would have possibly hookups for water, waste and electricity. These spots would be free, first in first served basis and possibly just 2 spots per area.
This Mobile Parkwatch system could be adopted in any country and adapted to the local conditions.
Here in New Zealand Freedom Camping Policy varies between the regions and many of them turn the blind eye knowing that many of those people, mainly elderly couples in their 100 000 dollar self contained motorhomes, are not there to cause any trouble or make a nuisance of themselves so they are unofficially welcome to stay.
You could say that Mobile Parkwatch is partly baked, I found several Park Watch concepts on the Net but the fact that volunteers would stay in the area on their mobile homes is probably not baked?