Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,128
He showed them

His Home Owners Assn.said he couldn't fly the American Flag.


Name:   image-3556461072.jpg
Views: 663
Size:  97.2 KB
__________________

__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-31-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
John H...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
Got this about 4 times in e-mail and it's great if it's true. Could be PS.
__________________

__________________
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 1,833
Quote:
Originally Posted by John H... View Post
Got this about 4 times in e-mail and it's great if it's true. Could be PS.
PS or BS. I can't see any HOA petty enough to disallow flying the flag of our country letting anyone paint a house like that. I would seriously doubt anyone be even allowed to finish such a project once started.
__________________
LadyFitz... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
mfire1339's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Glendora Ca.
Posts: 1,344
What they going to arrest him?








mike
__________________
2004 Monaco Monarch
Blueox, SMI, 1990 Wrangler YJ
mfire1339 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
In many states, HOA's have a lot of power. They can fine him and the put a lien of the property. Some of those folks make a full time job of it. I saw one photo where only 4 colors were allowed in the subdivision. He fought for another, lost and then ended up painting it solid one color with 3 foot pocko dots of another one. He probably wasn't invited to the Christmas Party.
__________________
http://www.linandnancy.com
Lindsay Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:40 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
kat_nda_sand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Menifee, CA
Posts: 813
Exactly why I wouldn't buy a place that has an HOA... I don't need anybody telling me what I can & can't do on my property!
__________________
kat_nda_sand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:13 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
A Marine in the Houston area had his HOA file suit against him for flying the flag. He countersued and won. He can fly his flag.

HOA's loose sight of there purpose and go wild.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,244
U.S. law "Freedom to Display the American Flag" passed July 24, 2006 prohibits HOA from making such restrictions.

The real story is, Cambridge, MD has a very strict Historical Preservation Commission trying to keep Cambridge in the 19th century. A local contractor, who owns a number of rental properties, has battled with them for years. One house damaged in a fire was going to be such a PITA to rebuild the owner wanted to demolish it. The contractor bought it from the demo company, refurbished the interior, then painted the outside black. It is next to the flag house, I believe. That house was also hassled by the HPC, so, finding out the HPC had no power over paint colors, he painted it in flag motif.

Link here: Cambridge, MD - American Flag and Black House Lots of info on places to visit around the US.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
RickO's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,530
Reminds me of years ago when I lived in Boise. J.R. Simplot (a local billionaire) built his mansion on a hill top overlooking a lot of very nice homes.

Being the patriot he is, he flew an American flag that looked the size of a football field with huge flood lights on it. His neighbors sued because it sounded like thunder echoing through the neighborhood when it flapped in the wind.

I think the flag is still there.

Rick
__________________
Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 1,833
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
U.S. law "Freedom to Display the American Flag" passed July 24, 2006 prohibits HOA from making such restrictions.

The real story is, Cambridge, MD has a very strict Historical Preservation Commission trying to keep Cambridge in the 19th century. A local contractor, who owns a number of rental properties, has battled with them for years. One house damaged in a fire was going to be such a PITA to rebuild the owner wanted to demolish it. The contractor bought it from the demo company, refurbished the interior, then painted the outside black. It is next to the flag house, I believe. That house was also hassled by the HPC, so, finding out the HPC had no power over paint colors, he painted it in flag motif.

Link here: Cambridge, MD - American Flag and Black House Lots of info on places to visit around the US.
Thanks for the true story.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickO View Post
Reminds me of years ago when I lived in Boise. J.R. Simplot (a local billionaire) built his mansion on a hill top overlooking a lot of very nice homes.

Being the patriot he is, he flew an American flag that looked the size of a football field with huge flood lights on it. His neighbors sued because it sounded like thunder echoing through the neighborhood when it flapped in the wind.

I think the flag is still there.

Rick
I can understand the neighbors' objections to the noise and light pollution. A flag that size is just going too far; there is no need for it. Even a small flag in a stiff breeze makes a surprising amount of racket.
__________________
LadyFitz... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
kat_nda_sand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Menifee, CA
Posts: 813
So do my palm trees... sounds like its raining, but I like it & I've never received any complaints from the neighbors.

See HOA's are supposed to be there to handle the extremes... people with 20 windchimes, cars parked on the lawn, trash cans not taken around in a timely manner. But we don't all draw the line in the same place & what is acceptable to one, may not be to all. This is where common sense, pride in ownerships & respect for your neighbors / neighborhoods, comes in handy.
__________________
kat_nda_sand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
4Knights's Avatar
 
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyFitz...

Thanks for the true story.

A flag that size is just going too far; there is no need for it. Even a small flag in a stiff breeze makes a surprising amount of racket.
You're joking right? The sound our flag makes is the daily reminder of the lives lost protecting the people that sleep beneath it.
__________________
Ron & Wendy-Kansas
94 Pace Arrow 34 ft
25 yr Army retired 2006
4Knights is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
John H...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johnstown, PA USA
Posts: 3,325
The flag should be flown anywhere without restriction. Fighting for it gave us our freedom to do so. Any HOA that would ban the flag, needs new leadership. I fly the flag proudly. America, Love it or leave it...
__________________
John, Deb; & our dog, Benji, Forever in our hearts.
2014 Coachmen Leprechaun 319DS V-10
2011 Jeep Liberty Jet & 2014 Jeep Wrangler
John H... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 736
It seems that those that have never served in the military, usually have less
respect for the flag than those that have served.

This is not aimed directly at any particular posters here, but is a general
observation over the last 40 years.

That's my opinion and if you disagree, I don't really care...

.
__________________

__________________
Sequim Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.