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Old 10-16-2015, 01:50 AM   #31
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What an interesting thread .... thanks for bringing this up. Here is how I deal with people like this:
I'd put together a photo album of your travels and go over to her house with it and a plate of cookies ... build the fence first and above all take your lovely wife. Show your album and talk to her about how much your trailer means to you and how much fun you have had on your trips. Maybe killing her with kindness will do the trick and stop the silly harassment.


If that doesn't work .... well retaliate by giving Escape brochures to all your neighbors and offer a $200.00 discount if any buy from Escape!
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:51 AM   #32
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She is clearly a blockwart with a personal agenda.
Learned a new word today and it certainly is appropriate for your neighbor.

You have a choice; attempt to satisfy your neighbor, by all accounts that looks like a losing proposition or put up a screening fence around your trailer.

My experience has been that if you make an effort to comply with by-laws that don't have any effect on health or safety, on average, the enforcement folks will recognize your effort and not nit-pick.

I mean, what kind of person wouldn't enjoy looking at an Escape? These situations are annoying but hang in there, keep the trailer where it's convenient for you and this'll blow over.

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Old 10-16-2015, 02:02 AM   #33
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I don't think putting up a fence is a biggie.
Around here I think the max fence height is 8ft.

Good fences make good neighbours is a very, very true old saying.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:11 AM   #34
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What I have to say is of no value whatsoever.
But, it is entirely possible that those who administer bylaws are so familiar with this neighbour that it might take them decades to get to the file.
You can only hope.
My trailer sits out front in the driveway. Any neighbour within 300 meters could complain and I'd have to find a storage yard. So, I just do my best to get along with my neighbours.
Trailer has been there for six winters ( which is also to my advantage in a dispute ).
Neighbour on one side brought over a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates after he completed a nine-month home renovation, apologizing for the noise.
I've opened a jar of pickles for the neighbour on the other side, and told her she had a chimney fire.
We just get along.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:17 AM   #35
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I've been thinking about this thread a lot. Getting along with neighbors is important, but sometimes it seems impossible. We've given in on tree cutting when we didn't think it was necessary and put up with leaf blowers even though I can't stand the noise and wish people would use rakes. In return our neighbors have put up with our trailer even though it really is too close to their house. But once we actually moved because the people next door had a "guard dog" that barked endlessly. The pen (where the dog spent her whole life) was as close to our property as they could put it.In the middle of the night it was like she was in the room with us barking that piteous sound. We tried talking to them to no avail. They wanted her to bark to "protect" them. We sold our house privately and I'll never forget this. The wife buying the house pointed to the left corner of our yard -- right next to the neighbor's dog -- and said, "I guess we'll put our dog house over there."

Must have been karma for all of us. I've often sent that poor mistreated dog a blessing and thanked her because it was the best move we ever made -- except for buying an Escape, of course.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:02 AM   #36
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My trailer sits out front in the driveway. Any neighbour within 300 meters could complain and I'd have to find a storage yard. So, I just do my best to get along with my neighbours.
Trailer has been there for six winters ( which is also to my advantage in a dispute ).
Neighbour on one side brought over a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates after he completed a nine-month home renovation, apologizing for the noise.
I've opened a jar of pickles for the neighbour on the other side, and told her she had a chimney fire.
We just get along.
Same,

My neighbors have a semi, backhoe, and an Airstream, respectively in their yards. It's hard to keep up with my little Escape. We're all likely breaking some law; but no one complains.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:52 PM   #37
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Daubsy,
Regarding the fence: contact the Building Dept. to verify whether a permit is necessary. Typically, a wood fence up to 6 feet tall does not require one. A 6 ft. masonry wall may require one. Certain neighborhood restrictions may dictate a permit.
You also may be able to get a permit for a fence over 6 ft. high.
And, bldg. dept. personnel may be able to give you that elusive 'informal' definition of "hidden from public view'.


I also liked the suggestion of giving your neighbor cookies.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:06 PM   #38
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I've often sent that poor mistreated dog a blessing....
Thank you for this Ruthe. Why some people insist on penning up a dog - a social animal - and neglecting them, is something that always burns me up. But, that's another topic, for another thread.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:32 PM   #39
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Thank you for this Ruthe. Why some people insist on penning up a dog - a social animal - and neglecting them, is something that always burns me up. But, that's another topic, for another thread.
Ditto. Breaks my heart... and makes me very angry. Hopefully karma gets them.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:26 PM   #40
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Ditto. Breaks my heart... and makes me very angry. Hopefully karma gets them.
Hi: sallemann... This is the result if my Karma runs over your dogma!!! Alf
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