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Old 03-14-2015, 03:45 AM   #11
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Thanks again for everyone sharing their opinions, I was looking for other sides which I got. Also thanks to wmtire for keeping thread alive! Lot of locals here making their voice heard and I'll be very surprised if the ban goes any further than just brief discussion. I guess the way me and many here see it is we pay taxes and license fees same as anyone who parks their automobiles on the street (there are hundreds of vehicles parked on the street). With that said I don't see a difference. Ban trailers then you must ban them all and that won't happen.

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Old 03-14-2015, 03:49 AM   #12
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I would not like having campers and boats parked on my city's streets as the streets belong to the public and parking them on the street would inconvenience the motoring public in many instances, however I would disagree with any ban that forbids you from parking it on your own private property.

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Old 03-14-2015, 04:52 AM   #13
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Most communities in Il. have the same ordinance of no trailers in drive,yard or street. Unless your loading for a trip, they may allow you 24 hours or so.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:36 AM   #14
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Would have to agree with no parking of boats, trailers on the street for more than a few hrs to load or unload. As has be stated, the streets belong to the general public for traffic, not storage. For storage, either use your yard or a storage facility. JMHO
I agree with the folks who have expressed this school of thought. Also, large vehicles parked at streetside can affect the sightlines of those trying to pull out of driveways, in addition to making the roadway narrower. So it can become a safety concern as well.

That said, I would never want to live in a community where I could not park my vehicles where I choose on my own property.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:04 AM   #15
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We are allowed to park whatever for however long we want, as long as it is not on the street.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:06 AM   #16
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We don't have such an ordinance but those of us with rv's boats and trailers keep them on there property. I keep ours at a gated storage a few miles from home. When getting ready for a trip I bring it home a day or two ahead and back it in the driveway, takes up half and all the way to the sidewalk. I think it's just being courteous to the neighborhood not to park a trailer on the street for extended periods and it is a hazard.
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I have almost 2 acres of land... Need 10 the way it's laid out. I have more crap than my neighbors like...I am sure. They have crap too. Some yards nice and some not.. Mine isn't the worst and certainly isn't the best, but it sometimes aggravates me to "navigate" through a neighborhood with stuff in the road. I am used to seeing it and if I don't have a trailer it's no so bad. When towing anything it makes me a little nervous. I would never want mine on the street. This is Arkansas and eventually something will hit it. JMHO

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Old 03-14-2015, 09:53 AM   #18
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Luckily I am allowed to park my pop up in my yard. I park it just to the side of the driveway. I do see RV's parked on the road at times but not normally. I am curious now as to our town's bylaws. Here in MA, we do not really have HOA's. That is just not common for many single family homes.

I do feel that if the RV has a plate and insurance (like a car), then it should be afforded the same right as a car. If the town wants to ban all on street parking for cars, then so be it. I would be against it personally, but the majority wins.


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Old 03-14-2015, 10:21 AM   #19
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I park my trailer on the street only to load and unload. One time my neighbor had his Winnebago parked on the street across from mine and there was not enough room to get a car between them. I can also see a safety issue if a child darted across the street from behind a RV it could be disastrous.

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:26 AM   #20
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Here in my city, you cannot park anything on the street or connected to a TV unless you are loading to go. My TT is in my driveway from the time the winter parking ban is over until I winterize and put it long term storage. I asked the question about parking on the street and it ws deemed as a safety issue as firetrucks etc could not get to your house if 30 odd feet of TT is blocking. The city makes the arguement that if a vehicle is parked on the street it could be quickly moved. It would also depend how wide the street was, most new developments, the street closely resembles a single lane. Again here it is against a by-law to overlap a sidewalk if on your side of the street, so on the otherside of the street they are pooched for trying to park anything.


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