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You clearly have not either been in or read up on HOA situations. What can they do? Depending on how badly that contract was written lose everything would be the ultimate. This is not a minor "nuisance".


I have always wondered why people get involved in HOA's in the first place. Inevitably it is a heads they win tails you lose situation.


Good luck.....(where are you going to park the van after the hearing?)


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Larry, Sir, nicely stated and I am guilty as charged

I am reacting to a fear and threat and have been helped by your statement. Thanks!

I have written a rather long, conciliatory response that I shall spare everyone here. I hope that instead of my use of the word savior, that maybe I can say advocate instead? My bad. I really wish the new van owner shall prevail, and the entire neighborhood can be happy with that too.


However, this issue is very much in play for all of us, on either side of the issue. I shall withhold further opinion from showing up on this thread unless there seems to be clear indications that is what this particular threat wishes to become.

Best of luck, but stand your ground too!
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Lots of HOA's just blow smoke to see if you will bend to their wishes

Does your HOA have a record of spending money on attorneys to get things done?

If not, I may be inclined to just ignore them

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I used to live in an HOA neighborhood that banned any vehicles rated over a half ton. I had a 1 ton truck and simply removed the badges. They asked a couple of times, but it was the sort of area where everyone drove Range Rovers and nobody really had a clue. I eventually moved and bought a Dually and a Van. Unfortunately I had to park them almost two blocks away just outside of the entrance to the neighborhood. It was pretty funny as there was an entire lineup of roughly 30 vehicles that weren't allowed inside that were owned by owners. The people backing up to that street, but on the inside of the neighborhood were actually kind enough to keep an eye out for everyone and would send emails if they saw something suspicious.

Swore off HOA's forever after that though.
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Nothing worse... I hate these attitudes. I get that they don't want Cousin Eddie parking his RV and causing a hazard but these vans are our transportation as well. I'd go to the meeting and take it head on. If the van looks good, isn't a hazard and is one of your primary transportation I'd say they will have a tough time not giving you a pass.

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I live in a 45 house fully wooded, mountain area that has a HOA, but the original HOA documents were drawn up in the 70's and are very loose
So loose that the minimum square footage of the house that you build is only 1000 sq ft

I guess that seemed large way back when

No one here starts any trouble over silly crap like that
And besides, we (my HOA) don't have the funds to follow through and hire attorneys

So there are decent HOA's, but in general, I don't care for them at all

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I agree that our societal culture is devolving in the USA. Respect for the safety and privacy and concerns of others is rapidly disappearing. People think it is not only acceptable but NORMAL to walk around in public places like stores with their cell phone on speakerphone, and shouting their whole banal conversation into it for all to hear from 50' away. That's just an example that typifies behaviors that are now "normal" among the unwashed masses.

I can definitely understand the desire to insulate from the idiots where you LIVE, because you can't do it in public places anymore. For the last 3 years my next door neighbor was a drug dealing gangbanger who had cars coming and going blaring rap and peeling out 24 hours a day; until he got shot to death this Fall. The neighborhood is really quiet and nice now, people let their kids out in front of their houses and everything. If I lived in an HOA community, I never would have had to endure that. But, in my area I'd never be able to afford that, my house is already worth almost a million, even though it it ghetto adjacent.

If you are not familiar with the movie Idiocracy, watch it. It's where we're heading, fast.

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until he got shot to death this Fall.
Did the police suspect you did it?

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Thank you... will keep everyone posted...

Hope you win your case. Can you argue it is un-constitutional to not allow family vechicle legally registered and licensed to park on one's own driveway.
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HOA is contractual agreements. There's no constitutional arguments to be had. You buy the house, you agree.

HOAs are notorious for winning cases because you agreed.

The only way to win is to disband the HOA. Many will assess fines for noncompliance so you owe when you finally do sell and leave.

They were created to keep out blacks and whites who live in trailers and make a lot of noise.

Why anyone would agree to live under an HOA beats me but don't complain when they enforce the very rules you agreed to.

Good for thee but not for me...
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Did the police suspect you did it?
I have to admit the idea had crossed my mind a few times.
Luckily, I had a receipt from a store in a town 15 miles away that was posted about the time he was shot (11:00am). Also, there were about a dozen people at the store around the corner where he was shot AND security cameras. It was easy for the cops to ID the guy, because he was a member of this special program in Richmond CA where they pay violent people not to kill other people. the shooter was getting about $1500 a month to not kill anyone, so he probably missed out on that check that month.

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