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Old 07-01-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Re: Your Neighbors....?

When I brought the second bus home last week a crowd of neighbors came over to look at it. Most of the time the neighbors will come over and say "Whats up with the school bus?". After all of them take a tour inside they leave loving the idea of it and I think they wish that they had a bus to fiddle with too.

I was told by the neighbor across the street, who has no problems with my buses, that one of the neighbors down the street had complained to the president of our HOA about my bus. The complaint had never made it to me so I assume they don't want to start up anything. In the back of my head I keep track of what the other neighbors do with their RVs, boats, and other non-daily vehicles. I can find examples of my neighbors doing equally unattractive things with their toys.

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Old 07-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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Like I said, all my neighbors loved my bus once I showed them inside and what I was doing. If someone doesn't understand why there is a bus at your house invite them over and show them what you are doing.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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I spread the word around my neighborhood that if they dont want me are whats in my yard that I would leave and donate my place to the N.A.A.C.P. for a dollar, under the conditon that it be used for a youth camp\school or drug rehab facilty. Everybody waves when they see me and are always wanting to know about the bus projects. Its good being me. Russell
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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Id agree with Smitty. Figure out how long it will be there and let them know your plans. Where I am at there is not a ton of land and the houses are all fairly close together. I would be royally pissed off if someone parked some big vehicle, RV, bus, boat, truck etc in their driveway or yard next door to me for more than a couple of days. If I lived in a more rural area or had an acre or more of land it would not look so bad and wouldnt mind, it also comes with the territory in a setting like that too. My neighbor is really particular (which I do not mind) about her house, yard and driveway. When we were putting our pool in I told her long before we did it of our intentions and also let her that we would have to partially drive over her lawn and would fix any damage. It was a real mess, mud everywhere and it was tracked all in her driveway but never one complaint. At the end I pressure cleaned her driveway and did some other little misc things for future damage control, she was happy as could be. For me it would have been alot more convenient to work on my bus at the house but I chose to move in a residential neighborhood which isnt the right place to build a bus. I have also brought our road tractor home a few times but always park it up at Walmart or somewhere overnight. The last thing you need is pissed off neighbors, they are like a wife, they never forget anything!
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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Good deal, as long as you tell them up front, what are they going to say? Not too many people have the nerve to say no, and they cant complain after the fact, they told you no problem before you parked it.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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The rules in my little town were in my favor on my bus. Insured and registered is all that mattered. I could care less what my neighbors thought. They blame me for all the misfortunes on the street. One even blamed me because the tax appraiser was making his rounds. They actually called my house to complain about it.
Speaking of tax appraiser, i personally think the bus is beneficial. In it's current condition it helps keep appraisals low and gives us all ammunition to protest appraised values. I think i will rent it out for that purpose until I am ready to start on it. Truth be known it is parked at a friends property because MY WIFE wont let me keep it here. You truly dont know how big a school bus is until it's in your driveway.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:28 AM   #7
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I feel ya smitty, here in Jersey it's just as bad if not worse than Ohio. My trash men are good, think they'd take a dead body so long as you got it to the curb. My neighbors dont ever say much to me- until I brought the bus home. It was interseting getting it in where it is, I thought I'd back a big rig into some tight spots...

Only one complaint really the one guy next to me said he couldn't get his lawn mower out from his basement and around my basement railing- he just moved int about two weeks earlier. I pointed out the fact the landlord hired a landscaping company, to mow I haven't needed my mower in 5 years, all is well now.

I did get a visit from the cops- I showed them the reg/insurance asked if they had anything better to do- like oh I don't know. Catch the drug dealer down the street- that drives the red pickup, everyone and their brother knows he deals. Then again he does run a gutter and siding business supposedly, funny how I never see that truck move from the curb out in front of his place until at least 4:00pm. Didn't realize the gutter installation business was a night time gig.... They left without any further questions.

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:16 PM   #8
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Quote:
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...I really like my bus alot! So, do my neighbors (so it seems)...
Do your neighbors like your bus better when you're off camping in it, or when it's home on location?

(...glad I don't have neighbors... )
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #9
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Our neighbors are about a mile away. Someone did start having some land cleared and even has part of a driveway diagonal from us, but haven't seen them in over a year (Thanksgiving day in fact, I remember because I had to use my station wagon to pull out their stuck pickup truck).

There are some rules about what we can and cannot do on our property, it's part of the deed. No homeowner's association, so I shouldn't have to worry about new rules being made out of nowhere that seem to be oddly aimed right at me. As long as we have current tags and keep the RV parked near the house or in its own enclosure, then we're fine.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:50 AM   #10
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i think the wat the economy is going most people wish they had a bus in their yard to make a getaway in! People that have junk in their yard and bitch about our buses? yea,right
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