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Old 07-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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So, I got a letter from our HOA on Friday saying I had to get our Scamp out of the driveway. We've already secured a storage unit to park it on but were keeping it out front so we could work on it daily. We're leaving for the beach tonight, so yesterday we decided to put it in the unit. It wouldn't fit! Too tall for the door!! So we resigned ourselves to take it back home, clean out one side of the garage, and put it there. Wouldn't fit there either!!! It's not that the body itself is too tall, but it's the vent. Tried letter air out of tires some, didn't help. Any ideas?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:08 AM   #2
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How much too tall is it?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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There are some very low profile vent lids, although I don't know if any are still in production. I saw a flat aluminum lid on a Boler that allowed it to just get under the seven foot maximum height for B.C. Ferries without paying the extra height charge. The details, of course, are important... thus Dave's question.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #4
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I had to put mine in the backyard behind the privacy fence.

1)Is the backyard an option for you?
2)what if you run and buy a cover for it? Like in our neighborhood you can't have a vehicle without a plate....so just cover it up.
3)expanding from 2....could you put a plate from another car on it and put the car in the garage?

Sheesh what a frustrating ordeal.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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Or is it possible to phone family or a friend just until you get back?...then deal with the issue.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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The vent is about two inches too tall. HOA says has to be behind house. We have room in side yard, but zero land behind house. Drops off. Will explore low profile vent.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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The vent is about two inches too tall. HOA says has to be behind house. We have room in side yard, but zero land behind house. Drops off. Will explore low profile vent.
Would a 6' fence at the side with the trailer back far enough so you can't see it from the street cut it? Sounds like visibility is the issue.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #8
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Does the vent cover come off really easily, and would that be enough (2" seems like a lot for just the vent cover)? You don't need the cover while in the storage unit or garage.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:03 AM   #9
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Check out Vintage trailer sounds like they have some that may be lower
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #10
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sounds like they have some that may be lower
From link: "Our FanTastic vents have durable flat lids. The flat lids looks a lot more like the old flat Hehr aluminum vent lids than the more modern dome lids do. And they extend a mere 3" above the trailer roof."
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:38 AM   #11
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Other FGRV members have said they put little wheels on their trailers for storage. Look around your neighborhood for appropriate spaces. Perhaps you could approach the owner and pay them a bit to park your trailer there. As a last resort, there are storage facilities specifically for trailers. We found a facility one hour from our home that cost 1/3 as much as in our "high-rent" town!
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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I have the exact same problem with my HOA and clearance into our garage...my fix was really easy....I simply made the vent removable using some simple wingnut hardware it takes...if you want i can send some pics it takes about 5 minutes to put on & take off
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Wow! 'Looks like Alan has your answer, Courtney!
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Alan,
Could you send photos and directions to everyone via this forum? Perhaps that solution could work for me and many others as well! What do you do to make the roof leak-proof?
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