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View Poll Results: Where do you store your RV
At home 118 64.13%
In a storage lot 41 22.28%
At a family or friends property 10 5.43%
Other (list in a reply) 15 8.15%
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:28 PM   #21
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #22
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Other - Heated Indoor Warehouse in winter. Free at work. Thanks Boss. Side of my shed covered during the season.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:10 PM   #23
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High-security storage lot. Outside, unfortunately. Stored smaller units inside on concrete off-season for 10 years for cheap. Township and plat restrictions prohibit RV storage at home [sigh].
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:35 PM   #24
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At our rental house that has a 200ft deep lot and alley access so there is room to park it at the end of the lot off the alley. I've also run 30 amp service from the 3 car garage that I also built on the back of the lot so can do anything necessary with full power. The only thing better would be if it were next to my house instead of the rental (6 miles away).
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #25
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We own a vacant lot beside our house. I'm having a local contractor bring in some drainage stone so I'll have proper pad for the trailer. No more rectangles of dead grass around the lot.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #26
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:52 PM   #27
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Although we have 3.5 acres the HOA says no trailer storage so we have ours in covered rental storage. BTW, current HOA board member does not want to see RVs at all, not even to stage for a trip.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #28
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current HOA board member does not want to see RVs at all, not even to stage for a trip.
Thread hijack:

Does this 1 board member run the show or are there other folks on the board?

From what I've read here & on other boards, I don't know how folks could live in an area w/ a HOA. Sounds like a magnet for uptight, nosy people w/ nothing better to do than snoop on neighbours .
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:38 AM   #29
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. BTW, current HOA board member does not want to see RVs at all, not even to stage for a trip.
Same here.

My HOA "allows" RV's/TT's/Pop-ups, as long as they are not visible.....and has no provision on how to hitch, load, service, etc, to their satisfaction.

It's kinda like a little game we play in my neighborhood ..... "can you load faster than the response time for the sheriff & HOA board secret-police".

They call the sheriff & report that you have the right of way blocked and have stopped traffic on the road (reality is that your tow vehicle when hitched, is 2' longer than your driveway and blocks the sidewalk (not the street) for the 45 minutes yr loading). Funny thing is .... The sidewalk terminates at my property ... so I'm officially blocking "the road to nowhere".

The "annonymous callers" from "nosy & self-righteous central" usually call the cops within 5 minutes of me pulling in the driveway to load & sheriff usually arrives in about 30 minutes (HOA "champions" are there in 10). "His-high-holliness-of-the HOA" usually arrives in about 35-45 minutes.

Sheriff and I usually have a good talk & laugh while I'm loading the trailer (I always grab some Dunkin Donughts or Panera goodies for officer-friendly when I go out to get the trailer) and he keeps the dudley-do-rights off my lawn as they decry my abuse of the HOA policies and preach the impending-doom for all civilized life (and property values) in our community, due to my monthly 42-minutes of satanic trailer loading.

If all goes well, I'm rolling back out in about 40 minutes & give a friendly wave to "his-High-Holliness-of-the-HOA" & the sheriff gives the "HOA prophets" a little talking-to about wasting community resources for silly stuff like this.

Sometimes they sulk & shrink back into their secret spy bunkers & start generating written propaganda ballots to have me tared-and-feathered or drawn-and-quartered, at the next board meeting. Every once in a while they get enough peeps together on the occasional board meetings I miss (because I'm camping) and vote to levy a fine on me.

I usually win ... but it's a $150.00 fine from the HOA if I don't
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:31 AM   #30
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Park it beside the garage with Koender granular bait stations placed by it to keep the mice away.
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Also let my BIL and another friend park their trailer there for the winter.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #31
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We store ours at home - We have plenty of room on the side of the house.


BTW - We almost bought a house sometime ago, in an neighborhood with HOA......Glad we didn't - would have to deal those those uptight folks that almost tell you how to live your life....we are "Happy Campers" just where we are.

There are about 15 neighbors with TT/MH/5ers within a 2 block radius, we look out for each other!
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:49 AM   #32
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Just ain't gonna happen with me.......
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:38 AM   #33
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I usually win ... but it's a $150.00 fine from the HOA if I don't
What does the HOA covenant and bylaws, etc., actually say? If there's nothing in the C&Rs to prevent temporary loading and unloading, delivery trucks in the right of way, etc., then tell them to pound sand.

And then threaten to counter-sue if the HOA nazis don't back-off.

Another thing you can do if you're REALLY energetic and willing to goto war is go through the C&Rs with a fine-toothed comb and find all they ways these jerks are in violation themselves. With creative interpretation you could become quite the pest yourself.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #34
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It is a long and painful story. Sorry, did not mean to hijack the thread with this issue.
Our CCRs clearly state that no RV, boat, utility trailer, etc shall be stored where it is visible from the street. I have no issue with that. The CCRs do not state anything about temporarily having an RV in your driveway for trip preparation or visitors. I was from 2008 till 2010 the board president. During that timeframe we, the then three members of the board made a decision following a query from a member that since there was no clear definition pertaining to visiting RVs that in our opinion a visitor with an RV would be allowed to stay up to two weeks. When that actually happened the neighborhood Nazi lost his cookies and started a covert campaign (never approached the board on his issue) which ended up with an expanded board of now five members and as you can guess all are part of clique with questionable purpose and history (all have been board members before). The CCRs are in process of being re-written by a committee of association members to clear up the ambiguity and other issues that make them basically unenforceable. We hope that the remainder of the association members (67) will think logically and not side with the clique because once the committee is done with the revisions we fully expect the board to change them to what they want. Again a long story that would make a reality show on television. IMHO HOAs do serve a purpose, but they have to be run ethically and with the best interests of all members in mind. It is this single person and his followers that are saying they do not want to see any RVs in the neighborhood at any time.

Enough on this subject. We will continue the fight.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:47 PM   #35
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Right here... my parents MH is in my spot... grrr


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Old 08-04-2010, 05:03 PM   #36
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Our TT is on a slab next to the house with electric and sewer next to the slab. Nice to flush tanks at home!

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Old 08-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #37
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Acara, glad you have a sense of humour about your situation. Dodgeman, fight the good fight.

Maybe I could teleport my neighbour from hell to somewhere w/ a HOA. His family has no consideration for the residents on the street. He thinks I'm a great neighbour, probably because I try to avoid him @ all costs & don't say anything about the junk strewn around. I don't think the next neighbour will be as forgiving. If not, they'll be worse pigs than the "neighbour everyone on the street despises".
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:34 AM   #38
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I have mine in a covered storage lot with electricity about 35 minutes away. The plus is that it is close to interstate 84 so I can get on the highway and go.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:32 AM   #39
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I voted other because it wouldn't let me vote for two. Summer in my driveway and late fall , winter and spring in my daughters second driveway when they don't need to get the bass boat out.
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