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Posted: 02/26/19 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, you have several choices:

1. back up the entire street

2. call the HOA on the neighbors

3. give the neighbors a couple days' notice that you will be bringing your trailer home and ask in advance that they have their vehicles moved

4. use the tractor to move the trailer into the driveway

5. load your trailer onsite

Now there is a reality check. Whenever you are going up against people, you have to be prepared for their response. So, ask yourself the following questions:

is the HOA concerned about parking on the street? Or is it generally unenforced?

What are the rules regarding RVs?

Who are the people in charge of the HOA and who are they more likely to side with: people who park on the side of the street or people with RVs? Do these people park on the street themselves or do they have RVs?

If you involve the other neighbors, you risk them complaining about you to the HOA and the HOA siding against you.

If you call the HOA, you risk them ruling against you due to the RV.

If you do what you can and ignore the neighbors, you are not likely to have issues yourself with the HOA.

I don't know what I'd do in this situation. We have cars parked on the street where I live, but there is an alleyway across the street from me where I can pull into and then back up into the driveway.

Which could be an option. Is there one of those "empty" driveways that you could use to turn your trailer to the right angle to then back up into your driveway?


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RoyF wrote:

I live on a street where turning around is difficult. For the last several years, I have stopped trying to bring the fifth-wheel home for loading. I load up the car and take the stuff to the storage site. Sometimes it requires two trips.

Your storage site is two miles away, so a trip or two for loading may not be so bad -- certainly not so bad as going to war with neighbors.


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RoyF wrote:


Your storage site is two miles away, so a trip or two for loading may not be so bad -- certainly not so bad as going to war with neighbors.


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Send a picture to the HOA regardless of the trailer issue.


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2oldman wrote:

I don't understand why the driveways are empty.

I don't understand why driveways are empty either. I suppose it's more convenient for them to park on street rather than driveway and they don't care if it's an inconvenience to others or safety issue with emergency vehicles. I've lived here for 9 years and it was never a problem until a couple years ago when several new neighbors moved in.

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When he moves his car, park your car there. When you want to bring your trailer home you can just move your car.





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Reading between the lines it sounds like there is a 'not so great' relationship between you and your neighbors(there's probably a reason for this), but maybe not [emoticon] . I lived in a similar situation. I decided it was easier to back 300+ feet down the street to load my camper, or load it offsite, than it was to involve the HOA. Then the HOA would start looking around and I'm sure they could have found something that I was in violation of, and then something else the neighbors were in violation of, etc.... There's nearly always something in the HOA bylaws that is open to different interpretations. To me it was just not worth it to have something petty like this ruin my day or camping trip. Get over it. I did and had a great relationship with my neighbors. After 'killing them with kindness' I found that after a while they were over wanting to help, know about my trip, asking about the camper, and watched over the property while we were gone.


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Regarding the HOA rules and my camper, trailers of any kind are not allowed in my subdivision. However, if you're loading your camper for a trip, you can notify the HOA of the dates (quick email) and it's okay to have it in your driveway. I email them every time.

The HOA rules are signed by the property owner at closing when they buy the house. I don't like the fact that it's getting incredibly difficult to bring my camper home because of neighbors parking in the street, in violation of the covenants that they agreed to. Also, I've tried asking them to move, but that only works if they answer the door and even then I've been told no. I've never had any tiff or argument with them at all. I just don't get it.

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plasticmaster wrote:

I suppose it's more convenient for them to park on street rather than driveway and they don't care if it's an inconvenience to others or safety issue with emergency vehicles.
I think the HOA needs some new rules about street parking. Many do.

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hornet28 wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Where do you live that an HOA can run the streets? They are public roads and HOA's can't run them.


I think most if not all HOA streets/roads are private and marked as such


It depends on the location. We have 3 HOAs in the town I live in. Two HOAs have houses in the $275-350k range and the other has houses in the $450-500k range and all have public streets my city maintains.


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