Wow...I thought our ordinance that was enacted about 5 years ago, was a pain in the you know what. After reading all the above, I'm grateful that it's so lenient!!
A police permit is required, but it's almost a "rubber stamp" process. You fill out a form on line, indicating resident or guest, fill out the form with location where RV will be parked, its license number, and an emergency phone number. You indicate the departure and return dates, and the permit is good for 72 hours before departure, and 72 hours after return date.
(I think the only time it's enforced is when someone complains...)
We live in a cond complex of 182 units and parkiing is very limited. Our new rules passed last year allow us to park 2 nights in the large lot and allow parking in front of the condo during the day. It works for us because it takes us 2 days to load up, We can't leave liquids in the RV over the winter so a lot of things must be removed each fall. Should I add that as president of the Assn. I wrote that rule.
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Our HOA doesn't allow trailers in view... 30ft TT, .14 acre lot not gonna happen. We did recently get away with parking it in front of the house for about 5 hrs while we gave it a bath but we were with it the whole time and we weren't creating a safety issue. Typically though, we keep everything except food, clothes and meds in the TT during the season. We pack our clothes into laundry baskets and our dry food into a large box (soon to be plastic tub) the night before. The day of we load the bed of the truck with the cooler filled with cold food, clothes, box of dry food, bag of meds, bikes and if any wood is being taken out to the TT. Drive the 25 min or so to the TT. I load the food, clothes and meds in the TT while DH hooks up and pulls the chocks, takes less than 10 min to transfer everything. We turn the fridge on when loading if a short trip and just leave the food in the cooler until we get there. If it is a couple hours or more, the fridge will be turned on the night before and if it is a longer trip requiring more stuff, we will often do a preload the night before of everything except cold food. You could apply some of this to your situation. Get everything prepped in the house and then go get the TT. That way all you have to do is carry everything out to the TT when you get home with it. You can stow most things in the cabinets when you get to the campground, that is what keeps me busy while DH does the outside set up and unhitches. All of that said, we are house hunting and one of our requirements is to keep the TT at home as the storage thing is a pain. We often times are looking for something and "oh I think we left that in the TT". 25 min is a long way to go get something small.
My TT is stored beside my house, so we just load up and leave.
Another poster made comments about RVs in Va Beach but I have never been approached by any form of LE about my RV being stowed beside my house.
Even still, one of my neighbor's son's lives out of his TT which is parked in his driveway.
I love not having an HOA!!!
Up here in NH , as long as the RV is registered it's not an issue. In fact many are not, but nobody has a problem with it. We even built a special side driveway beside our house for the MH. All paved with a concrete pad at the end.
Town had no problems with it.
Like I said in my earlier post, I can understand the street parking or if you live in a HOA setting, but when your told that you can't park it on your own property is where I draw the line. I understand in the op's case he can't fit it in his driveway anyways. However there are many towns across the country that wont allow RVs
parked on your property even if you own acres of land.
I don't really care if some people consider it an eye sore, it's my land and I pay the taxes on it !! I think some peoples houses are an eye sore !!
What about those ??
Guess sometimes it pays to be a country boy lol.
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There are no restrictions on cars. Funny thing though, the neighbor behind me has a fifth wheel which he parks in front of his house the night before leaving so he can plug it in and get the refrigerator going. He has never been bothered. However three of us with Class A's within a couple of blocks of each other have been visited by the enforcers. Sounds fishy I guess, but the fifth-wheeler is a good friend...I think. I don't know the third class-A'er but the UPS guy has been following our story and has been relaying messages between us! (how's that for delivery service?) The RVer told the code enforcement officer that he wasn't moving his vehicle (at the end of 2 hrs) and was then given a citation. Get this, the citation says he has 30 days to move the vehicle or face whatever the consequences are! His message to me was just take the citation and I'll have all the time I need! I don't know if he faces any immediate consequences for getting cited but me and the UPS guy did get a big laugh out of it.
City councils tend to do what they want or what their buddys want. We have a parking ordance because of two (2) people. We were able to get it watered down a lot. We have to get a permit once a year which is currently free. Up to 72 hours each time for a total of 12 days a month
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