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Old 09-22-2020, 07:15 AM   #21
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As one of my Coaches emphasized "There are two kinds of people, those that are humble & those that are a moment away from being humbled ..."
That made me remember a coworker once called me humble, I must have looked horrified, he assured me it was a good thing. He was definitely not humble.
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:45 PM   #22
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This weekend, I visited a friend who lives in an HOA community. She lives on an inside corner and I parked on a pad by her side fence. I slept two nights in the van. She got a call about the contractor van in her yard. (I have max windows all around, plus fan and solar.). When she told them I was sleeping in it, they were fine. Go figure.
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:20 PM   #23
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I liked my old house in a 1-1/2 acre of old growth woods, brush, weeds, wildflowers and no grass needing to mow where I had an annual all-day recreational burn with family and neighbors of downed branches and many whole trees. Maintenance in retirement in taking out 75 foot tall overgrown cottonwood trees, branches and such was costing me more than my now HOA fees annually, but it didn't dawn on me until after the fact. I did like the old-fashion freedom of living without interference and rules.



Now I've further retired to a private 16 home cul-de-sac HOA where vehicles have to be garaged but all exterior maintenance including gutter cleaning, mowing, driveway plowing, etc. is done by others but I still have an adjacent unmaintained county woods where I have cut a shortcut path through to a bike/hiking trail plus a 1-1/2 acre city storm water retainment which I am planting wildflowers. An adjacent 3,700 acre regional park with 10 small lakes was adequate compensation formerly living in the middle a 14,000 acre Lake Minnetonka since I long ago sold my boat and down sized to kayaks.

This is the location of old house, new house and condo garage.



I was kind of worried about where I would park my Class B until it dawned on me I didn't have to rent storage but I could buy into another HOA, a condo garage development that is turning out to be a pretty convenient and lucrative investment according to the property tax assessor after 3 years, man cave and wood shop with community bathroom, water, RV dump station, huge wash stall and WiFi. It is kind of interesting with garage neighbors of small businesses, classic car collections, boats, and RVs. I bought the smallest unit available at 18' x 45' mucho adequate for a Class B.



HOA's I'm saying are not all that bad if you can get advantages out of them.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:04 PM   #24
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This is an excellent post. I have a question. I really should get a 22'. With the 19', I can get away parking on the street. Would you guys put one a 22' on the street or just pay the man and park it at some storage? My neighborhood is excellent, but I do live off a main street and there has been people breaking into cars from out of the area.

My HOA docs specifically calls for no cars over 18', I think I can cheat and be okay with 19'. 22' is pushing it.
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22' looks a lot longer than 19'. I would have considered 19' except I had 3 dogs and 2 people.
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This is an excellent post. I have a question. I really should get a 22'. With the 19', I can get away parking on the street. Would you guys put one a 22' on the street or just pay the man and park it at some storage? My neighborhood is excellent, but I do live off a main street and there has been people breaking into cars from out of the area.

My HOA docs specifically calls for no cars over 18', I think I can cheat and be okay with 19'. 22' is pushing it.
HOA's are made of Human Beings.

Human Beings are both a disruptive & harmonious lot, sometimes you can get the same variety in one single specimen.

Don't chance it unless you have the option of a Desist Letter & a quick place to store it.

Your RV might actually discourage theft.
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I liked my old house in a 1-1/2 acre of old growth woods, brush, weeds, wildflowers and no grass needing to mow where I had an annual all-day recreational burn with family and neighbors of downed branches and many whole trees. Maintenance in retirement in taking out 75 foot tall overgrown cottonwood trees, branches and such was costing me more than my now HOA fees annually, but it didn't dawn on me until after the fact. I did like the old-fashion freedom of living without interference and rules.



Now I've further retired to a private 16 home cul-de-sac HOA where vehicles have to be garaged but all exterior maintenance including gutter cleaning, mowing, driveway plowing, etc. is done by others but I still have an adjacent unmaintained county woods where I have cut a shortcut path through to a bike/hiking trail plus a 1-1/2 acre city storm water retainment which I am planting wildflowers. An adjacent 3,700 acre regional park with 10 small lakes was adequate compensation formerly living in the middle a 14,000 acre Lake Minnetonka since I long ago sold my boat and down sized to kayaks.

This is the location of old house, new house and condo garage.



I was kind of worried about where I would park my Class B until it dawned on me I didn't have to rent storage but I could buy into another HOA, a condo garage development that is turning out to be a pretty convenient and lucrative investment according to the property tax assessor after 3 years, man cave and wood shop with community bathroom, water, RV dump station, huge wash stall and WiFi. It is kind of interesting with garage neighbors of small businesses, classic car collections, boats, and RVs. I bought the smallest unit available at 18' x 45' mucho adequate for a Class B.



HOA's I'm saying are not all that bad if you can get advantages out of them.
Dayvdd is living the Good Life ...
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I built a barn for my collector tractor , a Quadractor, which I no longer have. My biggest regret is I did not build it high enough to get the RT210 in. Guess I could raise the roof and buy a higher door or move to a condo with good storage. But no condos anywhere near me that would fit the bill. And I have no love for HOAs! Found that out in military housng!
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I have control of the HOA, it's not half so bad. I do hate annoying neighbors. We have brand new houses, some treat theirs like they are run down trailer trash. It's annoying
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I built a barn for my collector tractor , a Quadractor, which I no longer have. My biggest regret is I did not build it high enough to get the RT210 in. Guess I could raise the roof and buy a higher door or move to a condo with good storage. But no condos anywhere near me that would fit the bill. And I have no love for HOAs! Found that out in military housng!

Can you go down, lower the floor?

How many inches too short are you?
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Can you go down, lower the floor?

How many inches too short are you?
Concrete floor, so my only option would be raise the roof and install wider and taller door. She is going to live out in the snow, like it or not.
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