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Old 12-27-2017, 01:09 PM   #1
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Parking behind my house

Working on submitting a request to our neighborhood HOA ARB. Want approval to park an RV behind my house (mostly not visible from the street). Wondering what I can say to downplay the whole School bus thing and get approval in a way that they cannot fight me on in the future.

Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:13 PM   #2
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Working on submitting a request to our neighborhood HOA ARB. Want approval to park an RV behind my house (mostly not visible from the street). Wondering what I can say to downplay the whole School bus thing and get approval in a way that they cannot fight me on in the future.

Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
Tell them you are planning to paint it early in the reno. Just don't give them a date.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:16 PM   #3
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Working on submitting a request to our neighborhood HOA ARB. Want approval to park an RV behind my house (mostly not visible from the street). Wondering what I can say to downplay the whole School bus thing and get approval in a way that they cannot fight me on in the future.

Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
Only suggestion I can come up with is move to a non HOA.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:18 PM   #4
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Working on submitting a request to our neighborhood HOA ARB. Want approval to park an RV behind my house (mostly not visible from the street). Wondering what I can say to downplay the whole School bus thing and get approval in a way that they cannot fight me on in the future.

Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
mosty HOA's have it written in the bylaws or deed restrictions as to whether and how any vehicle can be stored.. for instance in mine they say "any commercial vehicle" - so yeah the guy with the standard Transit-connect that says roto-rooter on the side.. then they also specify "any vehicle over 20 feet". cannot be parked IN THE STREET for more than 48 hours per 30 day period.. NO vehicles of any type can be parked in the yard.. (really? so technically a bicycle??)...

see the loophole? yep I can park a bus in my driveway.. as long as it doesnt violate the city-wide rule of sticking out into the pedestrian sidewalk..

reality is I see people's semi trucks and RV's sitting on the street for days at a time and no one says a word.. but read your HOA rules to the T.. typically the board members will always want the neighborhood to be pure-white-clean and bnot even a car in a driveway (all should be in garage in their eyes).. so they will bend the rules and just say "NO!" but you can read the rukes yourself and make your case..

also if you are going to put it behind the house, keep in mind the route you use to drive it there.. in my neighborhood the downspout and sump pump run-off pipes are shallow in the ground, driving a bus across the yard will crush and destroy those...
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:24 PM   #5
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see the loophole? yep I can park a bus in my driveway.. as long as it doesnt violate the city-wide rule of sticking out into the pedestrian sidewalk..
I have definitely read the HOA rules. Just says it needs a slab to reside on. But the slab has to be approved by the ARB.

Already tried backing my bus to the spot to see how it fits and got it stuck. Luckily my neighbor was the one driving and came up with the idea in the first place. He also helped pull me out!

Just trying to get an approval from ARB before spending time prepping the ground and clearing some brush.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:34 PM   #6
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sounds like oiurs.. everything must go before the review board first...
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:42 PM   #7
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sounds like oiurs.. everything must go before the review board first...
So do you think I can say "Laying slab to park family RV"? Or could I say "Class A Motorhome".

Definitely don't want to say School Bus or the length if I don't have to.
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So do you think I can say "Laying slab to park family RV"? Or could I say "Class A Motorhome".

Definitely don't want to say School Bus or the length if I don't have to.
If they kick up a fuss, it will depend on the Title.

If RV's are allowed, then you will be fine if yours says "RV". It pays to be nice though, and ask them for suggestions on how to make it work.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:20 PM   #9
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So do you think I can say "Laying slab to park family RV"? Or could I say "Class A Motorhome".

Definitely don't want to say School Bus or the length if I don't have to.
in my opinion say it exactly like that... and "I havent yet bought an RV"

vehicles get dicey in many HOA's.. as they sometimes have a claus "all vehicles must be in working order with valid registrations.. vehicles cannot be parked with missing parts or flat tires. " so if you park your bus and are doing a roof-raise in the back yard it could raise some eyebrows..

being yours will be 90% out of street view is likely in your favor.. many of these rules in HOA's asre there and could be enforced strictly but generally arent unless a neighbor calls it in..

HOA rules are a double handled-sword. you can use them to your advantage too... if you get called out on something you can probably point out 15 other places with the same infraction.. while that doesnt stop them from enforcing on you.,. in many HOA's it is grounds for dismissal of board member or members..

sometimes what an HOA charter Lacks is music to the ears.. - like the year I was putting up christmas lights in early august... (I was entering one of those national TV show contests... lights had to be up by sept 1).. they tried to stop me. but couldnt... theres absolutely zero mention of holiday decorations in our charter... just like they dont forbid a vehicle in the driveway... or lacked to put it on there.. so when they try and give people crap.. they simply bging iup the "in the street" wording...

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Old 12-27-2017, 02:32 PM   #10
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in my opinion say it exactly like that... and "I havent yet bought an RV"

vehicles get dicey in many HOA's.. as they sometimes have a claus "all vehicles must be in working order with valid registrations.. vehicles cannot be parked with missing parts or flat tires. " so if you park your bus and are doing a roof-raise in the back yard it could raise some eyebrows..

being yours will be 90% out of street view is likely in your favor.. many of these rules in HOA's asre there and could be enforced strictly but generally arent unless a neighbor calls it in..

HOA rules are a double handled-sword. you can use them to your advantage too... if you get called out on something you can probably point out 15 other places with the same infraction.. while that doesnt stop them from enforcing on you.,. in many HOA's it is grounds for dismissal of board member or members..

sometimes what an HOA charter Lacks is music to the ears.. - like the year I was putting up christmas lights in early august... (I was entering one of those national TV show contests... lights had to be up by sept 1).. they tried to stop me. but couldnt... theres absolutely zero mention of holiday decorations in our charter... just like they dont forbid a vehicle in the driveway... or lacked to put it on there.. so when they try and give people crap.. they simply bging iup the "in the street" wording...

-Christopher
They vary.

I've seen HOA agreements where you are out of compliance if you leave your garage door open for longer than 15 minutes.

HOAs are simply another tier of government beloved by people who pretend that they don't like government.

The irony is not lost on me.
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