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Old 04-26-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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RV Parking restrictions

The Town of Danvers is in the process of enacting rv parking restrictions. The effort is being spearheaded by my next door neighbor. The current proposals under consideration would prohibit the parking of my new Cardinal fifht wheel on my driveway or in my back yard due to side setbacks.

I was looking for any advice on how to proceed, advice on my rights, and any resources that may be available to me to defend my ability to be an rv'er.

Thanks for any and all input as I am very very concerned about this.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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I would think it has to come to a public meeting to become legal

Maybe start a petition against the rv restriction

contact the town and see what they suggest on your legal right on fighting it

If you can get a copy of the Ordnances that petain to rv's they have now and look thru to see if there is anything that can counter the restriction -

here is a true example - the city had an ordnance that said no junk / wrecked vehicles can be left on the drive way for more then a week. the neighbor called and turned him in so code enforcement ticketed my father (two months later mind you), my father went down to the city and got a copy of the ordnance - the loop hole was it could be covered (no specific covering just covered) so my father got clear plastic and covered it completely and they couldnt do anything about it - it looked so hidius he left it there for 2 years and drove the neighbor that turned him in nuts - a year later the ordnance was changed to a fitted car cover - didnt matter to my father cause he had gotten rid of the wrecked van.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Don't know if I can help, but I would be looking around. How many in the neighborhood have a storage shed of some type? How many cars are in yards without a current license plate? How many tractors and lawnmowers are parked outside, maybe covered by a tarp, maybe not? How many cars park on the street at night, because there is no more room in the driveway? Just start being very observant, and take a lot of pictures around the neighborhood. Don
t know if you have a beef with your neighbor or not, but in case you do, start loading your gun, unless you are willing to go sit and talk about it.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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Check your subdivision CCnR's and at least petition for a grandfather clause as long as you live there.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:13 AM   #5
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They passed that ordnance in our town here in NY (Rochester area) we were fighting tooth and nail (petition and grandfathering)and still lost. Hell, they even limit the number of cars in the driveway to 3. I guess they helped all the storage places in the area. Funny, they are popping up all over town.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:46 PM   #6
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I think I read that the Good Sam club has a special group that helps fight those ordinances. If you are a member, I'd check them out. If they can help, and you're not a member, it would be a good idea to join. It's not expensive and having a large organization behind you, can't hurt.

or load up your guns.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:32 PM   #7
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I'm one of those who has there TT at City Mini Storage in Canandaigua. I have it because don't have room in my driveway. It works out good for us seeing as I work right down the road from it but I know what eveyone means. Its sad when you can't even live on your own property. Someone always starts something and everyone suffers. I see nothing wrong with parking an RV at your home. Good luck Flintstones on fighting city hall.
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I definitely understand your predicament; but on the other hand you shouldn't make the neighbors too upset, because "unexplained things" can happen to your camper when you go to use it.....I would be thinking about that every time I went to use it, and that would make me a nervous wreck!! (my opinion) and no, I don't even have a clue where Danvers is, but Florida subdivisions have enacted many of these type ordinances, some as ridiculous as you MUST store your vehicles out of sight at all times in your 2 car garage, and you may only have 2 cars, or you face fines from the homeowner's association. Randy
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I definitely understand your predicament; but on the other hand you shouldn't make the neighbors too upset, because "unexplained things" can happen to your camper when you go to use it.....I would be thinking about that every time I went to use it, and that would make me a nervous wreck!! (my opinion) and no, I don't even have a clue where Danvers is, but Florida subdivisions have enacted many of these type ordinances, some as ridiculous as you MUST store your vehicles out of sight at all times in your 2 car garage, and you may only have 2 cars, or you face fines from the homeowner's association. Randy

Thank the good lord I live wayyyyy out in the country.


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thank the good lord i live wayyyyy out in the country.


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