hutsona wrote:So, if "we" change from a tent to a motor home, does the legality change?
Very much so. A "motor home" is a "motor vehicle" as defined in the law so having a loaded handgun in a motor home is illegal (for non CHLs). The fact that it's your residence is an exemption to the charge of Carrying Concealed Weapons (RC 2923.12) but not to Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle (RC 2923.16).
No it doesn't seem fair, esp. if the motor home isn't being driven. I suspect if it's parked in a campground and obviously being used as a residence vs. transportation the charge wouldn't stick but afaik
that hasn't been definitively ruled on by the courts.
hutsona wrote:And are other state's (say, Indiana or Missouri) laws similar to Ohio in this regard?
There are similarities and differences. According to http://www.handgunlaw.us
both IN and MO allow firearms in state parks (except for Falls of the Ohio park in IN) but while Indiana also requires a carry license to have a loaded gun in a vehicle, MO doesn't. I encourage you to investigate the state laws of other states yourself. http://www.handgunlaw.us
is a good starting point. The Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States
is another great resource.