Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2013, 10:57 PM   #15
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar

 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,271
Images: 55
Would you say that is Normal?

Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by doug&maggie View Post
Yep, find out what your city ordinances are.

We cannot park ours in the driveway November 1-April 1, can store it in the back yard as long as it is not forward of the rear wall.



Maggie
__________________

__________________
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 11:41 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Check the covenants and have the realtor representing the seller put in writing as a stipulation to purchase that the property does not disallow RV parking.
__________________

__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #17
4 Rivet Member
 
RUMSHIP's Avatar
 
1988 32' Excella
Bonita , California
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 325
Images: 16
What are you going to do when the airstream you might buy in 2014 kills the grass in lawn of the home you might buy in a neighborhood that might have an HOA? Just wondering.
__________________
Happiness only real when shared.
Christopher Johnson McCandless
2/12/68 - 8/18/92
RUMSHIP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 05:43 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
Would you say that is Normal?

Dave
It's normal for Normal.

You're so funny.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Rumship - if the house we settle on is not suitable to store AS - then I will pay to store elsewhere ......

Yeah bluff park ha some newer developments but we do not like most of those houses in formal developments - lots mostly too small. Most the ones we like seem not to have HOA per reality website but I didn't know if the city independently had restrictions - that is what I will look into to cover my bases.

To be honest - I am not entirely sure how to vet inspectors - Angie's list? My last inspector for this house was thorough....? Tangent sorry
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 07:20 AM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Skater's Avatar
 
1995 30' Excella
Bowie , Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,344
Don't settle for one answer, either. I checked my city's code for the laws regarding RVs and found that they must be on a solid surface (not gravel or grass), which was fine. But a friend of mine in the same town said that all of the RV owners on her street were fined for having their RVs in front of the front wall of the house - i.e., it can't be parked in FRONT of the house but it can be along side it. I parked the B190 in front of the house for years without an issue, and an expanded driveway means our trailer is now next to the house, so if that is a law we're not violating it now.

In our town, I think it comes down to whether you have a neighbor that wants to complain.
__________________
1995 Airstream Classic 30' Excella 1000
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with Cummins 6.7L Diesel

Sold but not forgotten: 1991 Airstream B190
Sold: 2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke Supercab
Skater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #21
New Member
 
2011 22' Sport
Homewood , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 4
PharmGeek:
I recommend Dave Wandrisco:

David Wandrisco | Reliable Inspection Service | Birmingham | Alabama | ASHI, American Society of Home Inspectors

We've used him on every home inspection we've done in the Bham area. And a few of those inspections led us to walk away from what would have otherwise been nightmare purchases. He's pretty thorough. We store our 22' Sport outside at SouthHall storage on Hwy 31 for $60/month, but only because our residential lot is too steep to park the Airstream. Good luck.
__________________
Polarman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
THANKS Polarman...that is just the kind of great info that could be VERY useful to me when we are looking at houses....we are not close to this part of the process yet...who knows how long it will take to sell the house? Real estate agent seems upbeat..but do those people ever seem any other way? Things are simply not just flying off the shelf that quick right now...most of the listings we have looked at just for our fun and interest in the last couple months are still listed....so yeah...could be a while before a prospect shows up...at the right price that is...

Thanks again. Ill look him up for sure.
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 11:08 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
The reason to have the trailer at home is that it is easier to fix and easier to load and unload. Some places allow a trailer for a day or two, but no permanent storage.

You can make a deal conditioned on RV parking being allowed. Similar language is in a real estate contract, for ex., that conditions the deal on getting a mortgage.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #24
4 Rivet Member
 
2008 27' International FB
1999 19' "B" Van Airstream 190
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 481
One of the best things we did when purchasing our current home 16 years ago was to get a house with a flat driveway and no HOA. A Trailer wasn't even a twinkle in our eye yet so I'm glad it just worked out. The no HOa for reasons described elsewhere here, but having a flat driveway lets us park the trailer there to load and unload which makes it much easier! Don't know if your area is as hilly as Atlanta but you may want to consider this.

My husband had an electrical panel added in the garage with the correct voltage and moved the sewer clean out valve right by there so we can dump too if needed. ( im not sure these are the correct terms - you may be able to tell that I'm not the technical person in the family

We usually turn the refrig and freezer on a day or two before we leave and I can pack food at my "leisure" bringing out stuff from the house and bringing bags from the grocery store directly to the trailer.

Good luck with your purchases!
__________________
karenjude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #25
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
One of the points being lost in what is generally a worthwhile discussion above is that both the ordinances themselves and the enforcement conventions are subject to change over time. So, even if everything checks out now, there's nothing that says that some new ordinance won't be passed next month that disallows whatever you're doing.

The other fact to consider is that neighbors who don't like your rig can make real nuisances of themselves in many ways especially if well-connected politically. So you may think you're in compliance with everything and then have a health dept inspector show up and write you up for ... who knows... the water connection being too close to the ground or the septic system being the wrong size or something.

The safest way to go is find a community where there are a substantial number of people who are doing what you want to do... talk to them... find out how much hassle they get and how strong the political headwinds are.
__________________
To learn to see below the surface, you must adjust your altitude
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:15 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawfordGene View Post
The reason to have the trailer at home is that it is easier to fix and easier to load and unload. Some places allow a trailer for a day or two, but no permanent storage.

You can make a deal conditioned on RV parking being allowed. Similar language is in a real estate contract, for ex., that conditions the deal on getting a mortgage.

Gene
what "teeth" would such a conditioned deal have ultimately though?
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by karenjude View Post
One of the best things we did when purchasing our current home 16 years ago was to get a house with a flat driveway and no HOA. A Trailer wasn't even a twinkle in our eye yet so I'm glad it just worked out. The no HOa for reasons described elsewhere here, but having a flat driveway lets us park the trailer there to load and unload which makes it much easier! Don't know if your area is as hilly as Atlanta but you may want to consider this.

My husband had an electrical panel added in the garage with the correct voltage and moved the sewer clean out valve right by there so we can dump too if needed. ( im not sure these are the correct terms - you may be able to tell that I'm not the technical person in the family

We usually turn the refrig and freezer on a day or two before we leave and I can pack food at my "leisure" bringing out stuff from the house and bringing bags from the grocery store directly to the trailer.

Good luck with your purchases!
I understood your terminology....I have in my current house a spot that can be unscrewed too for access to sewer pipe outflow...I thought of the same thing you are talking about...

Having the AS would be ideal right near the house for reasons specified! But that is "city living" for ya...I will simply be as prepared as I can be to ensure that I am within the current rules...and worse comes to worse, Ill find some storage and just deal with that annoyance....life would still go on though, just not ideal obviously...
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #28
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
One of the points being lost in what is generally a worthwhile discussion above is that both the ordinances themselves and the enforcement conventions are subject to change over time. So, even if everything checks out now, there's nothing that says that some new ordinance won't be passed next month that disallows whatever you're doing.

The other fact to consider is that neighbors who don't like your rig can make real nuisances of themselves in many ways especially if well-connected politically. So you may think you're in compliance with everything and then have a health dept inspector show up and write you up for ... who knows... the water connection being too close to the ground or the septic system being the wrong size or something.

The safest way to go is find a community where there are a substantial number of people who are doing what you want to do... talk to them... find out how much hassle they get and how strong the political headwinds are.
I think I may know what you mean! I had a pile of stuff that the trash people needed to pick up...I called and asked for pickup..waited, waited, waited...my older neighbor who "knows alot of people" made a call to someone in a government office....next day the crap was picked up....

If he were the pissed off neighbor, then it would not bode well for storing AS on my property
__________________

__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.