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Re: [oletrucks] Abandoned, my foot.

To: oletrucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Abandoned, my foot.
From: Ryan Sain <rsain@gte.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 07:35:28 -0700
On 10/15/03 8:40 PM, "tim" <lloydt@Colorado.EDU> wrote:

> Basically, I believe that I
> should be able to keep my truck parked adjacent to my property, as long
> as it's not a danger to anyone (parking brake's on, truck's in gear,
> wheels are blocked), not an environmental hazard (it's no longer
> leaking oil), and not an eyesore (perish the thought!).

And here's where the problem lies. What you believe should be allowed and
what the law allows are two different things.

I happen to agree with you.

However, the city, county or whatever owns the street and probably the
sidewalk. They do have the right to set laws about how to behave on their
property. Some places do not allow cars to be parked in the street. I
understand the dilemma about needing room to get the lotus in the garage -
but how about just widening the driveway a few feet and pulling Peanut into
there? Then you don't ever have to move it.

Jerry makes a good point:

J>Besides, aren't most antique vehicle registrations conditioned upon the
J>NON-use of the vehicle for most normal daily uses except for shows and
J>maintenance? So it SHOULD be allowed to sit long periods! Again, it's just
J>a shell game.

Using this logic - you may be able to get somewhere - but be ready for them
to say: "but all you need to do is move your truck 2 feet every three days.
And that will not exceed your mileage limit." (i.e., if Peanut sat for one
year - and you followed the rules - this totals 243.5 feet of movement  - 2
feet at a time - 4.6% of one mile.

- Ryan
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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