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RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Given the additional info the OP has posted, it sounds like everyone is making a mountain out of a mole hill. The lady merely indicated she would wishes she didn't have to see it when upstairs .... nothing else, apparently. I live in an exact same situation as the OP is looking at... a neighborhood in which the developer created CC&Rs that everyone had to sign off on when buying. Fortunately, no HOA was ever created.... and thus, many people in the neighborhood have violated those CC&Rs ... boats, RVs, ham radio antennas, even the color of the houses. There is no enforcement, and never will be. If an individual in the neighborhood wants to create a fuss over something, he would have to hire a lawyer ... and no guarantees there, too. I suspect if the OP is nice to his neighbor across the street she'll get used to it. She voiced that she would rather the OP "store it elsewhere", meaning in an indirect way that she didn't like the idea of a RV that she could see and would rather not see it. SHE WAS THERE FIRST.. and IF YOU "want to get along all together in the same sandbox" you ARE going to have to at least pretend to get along with HER request. Sort of the same thing that could happen to you Ed_Gee, what if someone decided to buy and tear down several homes across from you and then build a 24/7/365 "convenience" store and gas station and point their bright parking lot lights right into your windows? The same issue goes for someone doing something to a property across from you and parking a big RV or even a old "school bus" where you can view it every time you look out a window.. OP knows that there were some "rules" written, they may or may not be binding or valid, but obviously since they have received a copy there may be some life in them.. You can choose to ignore or just choose a place elsewhere and live in peace. It is far cheaper and less hassle to AVOID such issues before committing to buying. Once you sign the sales agreement and paperwork it is a binding contract and will cost a lot of money to put back up for sale if you find that the neighbor is not as "nice" down the road. Again, probably making a mountain out of a mole hill. The analogy above is a very poor one ... there's a huge difference in tearing down houses and building quick stops compared to parking a vehicle next to your house. The lady merely expressed her opinion, and if one wants to base life's important decisions on a neighbor's opinion, that is his choice. Other's in this thread seem to not be reading the OP's previous comments. Yes, there are CC&Rs on paper.... but enforcement is based soley on an HOA, and there is none. No other entity or government body can mess with a private contract unless someone hires a lawyer to take a case to court. Highly unlikely in this case. Those CC&Rs are nearly 50 years old... a lot can change in a neighborhood over that time....particularly with no HOA. It appears to me that the OP is making the right moves....say's he's going to talk with that neighbor again. Might be worth mentioning its a nice Newmar DutchStar rather than an old school bus as suggested by another poster.... (Edit) I should add that being in the same situation as the OP, I had a neighbor express his dislike of RVs being parked at various houses in the neighborhood ( violating our non-enforcable CC&Rs. ). Over the years he still remained nice enough ... it was just his expressed opinion.... and he held no grudge in the matter. I'd be interested in hearing the OP's finaly resolution when it is made.
Ed_Gee 02/22/21 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Given the additional info the OP has posted, it sounds like everyone is making a mountain out of a mole hill. The lady merely indicated she would wishes she didn't have to see it when upstairs .... nothing else, apparently. I live in an exact same situation as the OP is looking at... a neighborhood in which the developer created CC&Rs that everyone had to sign off on when buying. Fortunately, no HOA was ever created.... and thus, many people in the neighborhood have violated those CC&Rs ... boats, RVs, ham radio antennas, even the color of the houses. There is no enforcement, and never will be. If an individual in the neighborhood wants to create a fuss over something, he would have to hire a lawyer ... and no guarantees there, too. I suspect if the OP is nice to his neighbor across the street she'll get used to it.
Ed_Gee 02/22/21 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Drilling holes in trailer roof to install solar: worth it?

One consideration - portable solar panels can 'disappear' sometimes if you're not around..... not to mention the hassle of setting up or putting away everytime you come and go. 3M VHS tape is proven to be a good way to mount solar panels on roof. However, if you're not physically or skillfully up to it then maybe you should either use portable panels or drive over to Springfield Oregon and visit AM Solar.
Ed_Gee 02/13/21 11:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gray Water not empty, only 1 gate valve

Dang a combined black and grey tank?? You should be able to confirm that next time the shower water overflows the drain.Yuck. Are they building them that cheaply now? I sure see a lot of newer "lite" rigs with weird stuff. Note: the OP's camper is a 2007 year model.
Ed_Gee 02/13/21 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Gluten Free Pizza Ideas

We make our own pizza ..... using large tortillas. Since we prefer the creamy white base, we use ranch salad dressing. Plenty of toppings choices. All these products are readily available Gluten free.
Ed_Gee 01/21/21 09:01am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: FLEXIBLE FRESH WATER HOSE

Can't get any better than this one. Can't kink, ultra light, more flexible than you can imagine....stores in a compact wad if you dont wind it up in a loop....and I swear it is self draining. Don't be cheap and turn away from this one. ... just look at its ratings.... Apex Zero G hose
Ed_Gee 01/19/21 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Calling on Solar Techies

I see lots of issues, given your stated usage. Did you know small electric heaters draw up around 1600 Watts? Your Microwave oven also around 1500 Watts. Standard coffee pots - around 1200 Watts. .... are you begin ing to see the issue? You'll need at least a 2000 Watt inverter, and yes, pure sine wave would probably be best......and that is if you only run one major appliance at a time. A 1500 Watt electric heater through an inverter may pull around 120 or 130 Amps from your batteries when the heater is running..... how long do you think your 384 Amp Hour battery bank will last before it reaches the recommended half way point of that capacity? Frankly, you're going to need far more solar and a much larger battery bank to make that kind of power demands.... ConsideriLithium batteries and at least 1000 Watts of solar for this. I see you are in Oregon. Give AM Solar over in Springfield a call.....or contact them on their website and see if they'll give you an idea what you need. They are one of the best RV Solar companies in the country. . . . . Or you might just reassess your planned usage needs ..... the desire for electric heat would be your big killer.....
Ed_Gee 01/16/21 10:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

Location may have a lot to do with it? Free enterprise at work here. It the price is too high, RVers will avoid....
Ed_Gee 01/13/21 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: [SOLVED] Can an inverter on a car charge the house battery?

Where oh where did you get the silly notion that the alternator doesn't charge batteries?
Ed_Gee 01/03/21 10:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Nashville explosion

My suspicion, given the prior gunshots ... this may well have been some kind of weird sicko murder/suicide . . . just a guess ...
Ed_Gee 12/25/20 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Booster vs Laptop charger

You may find a 12V Laptop DC adapter or charger for yourr specific laptop on Amazon. They are pretty cheap and are the most efficient way to go.
Ed_Gee 12/20/20 10:53am Technology Corner
RE: Can I have a virtual background for virtual meeting...?

Yes....that feature is built into Zoom. You provide the background Zoom picture on your computer and then choose it as virtual background from the Zoom program.....very easy but I forget what menu item in Zoom starts it.....not at my Zoom computer at moment.
Ed_Gee 12/08/20 08:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Lots of data

Your post seems to imply you seek a source other than cell phone or WiFi. In my view that leaves only a very pricey commercial satellite system to meet your needs..... P
Ed_Gee 12/07/20 09:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Solar Panel Sale What Am I Missing?

Scroll down and CAREFULLY read the description and specs..... especially the SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT ratings. These panels are being terribly mis-labeled.... mostly only 12V load voltage at 1.5 to 2 Amps.
Ed_Gee 12/06/20 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Sharing our location/travels with others

I'm pretty sure Google Maps has the means to do what you want.....but don't recall specifics on how to build it.
Ed_Gee 11/07/20 03:19pm Full-time RVing
RE: 10/3 Wire split

Don't understand the problem ... the OP says the copper wire was NOT damaged...just the insulation. ( slight scrape marks on copper is all ). I would just do a better tape job .... and then tape over the entire mess properly. Don't see any need to cut / splice / or pull new wires ....
Ed_Gee 11/07/20 12:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Heading to Quartzsite, AZ from Sacramento, CA

Or go down 99 to 58 and route yourself that way...
Ed_Gee 11/06/20 07:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: travel during covid

We have canceled our longer trips.... and restricted other travels too. We have taken a few short couple day trips to regional State Parks.....no need to have go into any stores.....carry all our supplies and food and just enjoy the outdoors. Home is so nice that we are quite comfortable staying home most of the time
Ed_Gee 11/05/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery water falls very slightly in Cell Six?

Let me rephrase - one cell starting to use more water than others was a very early symptom of battery starting to think about going bad...... not to say you don't have another year or so of good life. The fact that the SP of all cells was good and equal indicates nothing to be immediately concerned with.
Ed_Gee 11/02/20 09:28pm Tech Issues
RE: How do I run propane furnace but not hot water heater

Newbie here. Due to freezing temps, I want to run the furnace on low but with all water drained, but not winterized yet. How do I run the furnace but not the hot water tank? Did you drain the water heater? He stated that in his original post....
Ed_Gee 11/02/20 07:17pm Travel Trailers
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