Originally Posted by bean
I hate to say it, but I bet the tongue is only about 3 feet.
I don't know why they would exclude the tongue ? It's not like you can have the tongue hanging out on the sidewalk or in the street.
Yeah that seemed strange to me at first but what the by-law is trying to do is make the tall part of the RV to fit completely in the home owner's property. You must remember the city actually owns a part of your front lawn (and driveway).
This is part of the road allowance. In my city there is about 16.5 feet from the curb to the front property line. This is the area where the water, gas, cable, and telephone lines are run underground.
So what they are saying is that the tongue can hang over into the city owned portion of your driveway (or road allowance) but not the trailer proper.
During a long walk with my dog the other night, I notice about 7 or 8 people in may neighbourhood in violation of this by-law.