get a vehicle pass when you register the team. If there is a non-riding driver get him/her a non rider pass.this will get you into the RV camping area. on the other hand, you can park it leagaly on almost any street.
I asked that question a few months ago and started this thread: http://ragbrai.com/forums/topic/rv-usage/ It should have some helpful info for you. I will be doing the RV thing this year. No direct experience, as this is my first RAGBRAI in 25 years. Each town will have a separate RV camping area that allow generators to run all night. (tent camping area does not) There are no electric/water/sewer hookups, although each town will have a dump station and, i assume, a place to take on water.
You will need a pass and in order to get a pass you need a team of at least three people. I assume that your non-riding driver can count toward the three, but I didn’t look into that closely, as I already had three riders.
Not all overnight towns will have a dump station or a way to take on water. If you do find one in an overnight town, it will probably be busy. You can also look for state or county parks along the route for dump stations and pay the daily fee to dump and get new water. Interstate rest stops have dump stations too.
benefit to staying at the rv spots (usely have to have a RV sticker) there is usely shuttle stops close by, showers are close because they are usely in schools parking lots, which also means you can plug phones in sit in the AC while your phone charges or even take a nap in the AC, you can use generators (most of our team tent it and most of the rv areas have had areas that you can put tents up)
As far as water my dad just ask someone if he can fill the water tank with there garden hose and pays them a few dollars. sewer he dumps at towns they have it marked on the town maps you do have to pay, but we don’t have to dump that much because we use the portapotty or the schools restroom and showers when ever possible.
Thinking about roughing it in an RV this year. Where do RV’s park in each town? Do I need a pass? What are the pro’s and con’s from your experience?
Park where ever you can find a spot (there are designated spots, but they do fill up). Yes you need a pass.
AC, food storage, beer storage, cook your own food, use your water, always a shower (although we use public ones when we can), bring your own Gatorade or drink of choice (sometimes 3-4$ on route per bottle). Sleeping on a RV bed is better than on the ground in a tent. TV when you want (at least in the RV I ride in)
Take whatever gear you want (no 1 bag limit)
Where is the RV today (you never know where to find your RV)