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Old 11-07-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Gonna move the AS...

Parked AS in the dead end alley behind my house. One neighbor is more excited about it than I am. Another neighbor who moved out of their house for 9 months while they did major renovation to their home, is not so happy. The AS sits about 80 feet from their house, but they can see the roof of the AS over the fence when they are on their backporch which is raised. Got a call yesterday to see when I was going to move it because they wanted to plan a party and well you know. Kind of hit me the wrong way, but I am a good neighbor. Spend alot of volunteer time keeping this neighborhood spruced up.
Since there are no covenants or restrictions I have decided to remove the back gate to the alley. Put in a large gate and then back the trailer onto my property. Instead of it being 80 feet away and out of view, it will now be 30 feet away and directly in front of their porch and kitchen window. Be careful what you ask for from me.
Also decided to have a 30 amp service installed. This will make a great guestroom for all my friends that want to come to Savannah. Somehow all of this makes me smile.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #2
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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dude!! i am totally with you on this one!!! you need any ideas to piss off the neighbors after they have been a JERK let me know, i'll help.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
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The only thing you may be opening yourself up for is that there are often laws | by-laws | county (or town) restrictions | exclusions, or whatever they can call them about trailers that are made into a "habitation", compared to trailers that are simply being stored.

If there is some distinction in your area, your 30A service may give the neighbour a legal reason to notch up the aggravation level...
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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There are no by-laws or restrictions in my historic subdivision. The 30 amp would be a plug coming out from my garage. When I first met these neighbors 5 years ago they had not even bought their property yet. The husband who has a law background approached me about his property lines and asked me to sign a quit claim for part of the fence that was 6" over the line. I said for him to write it up and I would have my attorney look at it. I then asked that since he had a survey done was he going to move his back fence off the property that belonged to the city...about 600 sq ft.?
It was never mentioned again and his fence is still there. Doubt my AS will get any unwanted attention from the city.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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80 feet is plenty of room for neighbor to plant something tall, as long as it isn't black walnut or something else that drops large seeds. Landscaping can solve almost all visual problems, if it is a problem for him, he needs to take care of it.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:12 PM   #7
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I'm liking this.....neighbors can really test you at times..
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #8
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Please keep us posted on your neighbors "reactions".

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Old 11-09-2010, 02:06 AM   #9
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Love it, had a similar sistuation, however the trailer was already on my property, replaced the AS with a refer van unit for the winter they don't complain any more when the AS shows up! Keep us posted.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:21 AM   #10
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I've learned to be careful what you ask for --- especially with regard to upper management. AND that a wished for alternative to the current condition/person can acutally be worse... unfortunately.

A retired neighbor complained about the timing of the other neighbor's generator self-test cycle (every Thursday at 2:00 pm). That neighbor asked me if it bothered me and I told him "NO, I'm at work anyway." Next day the test time was changed to cycle every Friday at 8:00 am. Damn - careful what you whine about!

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:23 AM   #11
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Neighbors are interesting.

Last winter I brought home a 57 Overlander that was given up for dead and needed work. For lack of a better place to keep it I put it in our back yard after all the snow melted. I wasnt sure how the neighbors would react but it is my yard.

After about a week of looking at it through our back windows my wife decided it needed some colored lights hung from the awning rail. Off to target she went.Much to my surprise she found some nice solar powered lights.

Our neighbors called a couple of days later and mentioned how much they liked the lights on our trailer.

Maybe Scamper1 you could just hang some lights on it where it sits. Maybe even offer to let your neighbor pick them out
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:15 AM   #12
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Love it! I use my Airstream for company as well, especially when I have outside, loud parties! Tee Hee! We even decorate it for Halloween.

Luckily my neighbors don't complain. They were just amazed that a woman could back it in the driveway and always came out to watch for the first year I lived there.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #13
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We had a similar situation with our older / original owner neighbor when we moved in. We live in a 50's community with no hoa or cc&r rules. We parked our in the driveway. The first week we were here she decided to come out and start yelling that we were trailer trash and to go back to the trailer park to which I told her to have a nice day. Mind you we have one of the nicest kept homes on the block so its not as if we li e in a run down shack too.

A week after of of conversation we stripped the Airstream and are now getting ready to polish her. Hmmmm... wonder what she'll think of the glare. Oh well. In the end if people were polite and nice to one another life who be so much simpler. Good luck with your neighbor.
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I wonder what his response will be? HE!HE!
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Parked AS in the dead end alley behind my house. One neighbor is more excited about it than I am. Another neighbor who moved out of their house for 9 months while they did major renovation to their home, is not so happy. The AS sits about 80 feet from their house, but they can see the roof of the AS over the fence when they are on their backporch which is raised. Got a call yesterday to see when I was going to move it because they wanted to plan a party and well you know. Kind of hit me the wrong way, but I am a good neighbor. Spend alot of volunteer time keeping this neighborhood spruced up.
Since there are no covenants or restrictions I have decided to remove the back gate to the alley. Put in a large gate and then back the trailer onto my property. Instead of it being 80 feet away and out of view, it will now be 30 feet away and directly in front of their porch and kitchen window. Be careful what you ask for from me.
Also decided to have a 30 amp service installed. This will make a great guestroom for all my friends that want to come to Savannah. Somehow all of this makes me smile.
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