Residential Laws

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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So wondering if anyone knows of any rules about a tractor being parked in residential area..

I got lucky home time bobtail Won't be blocking the road. Going to shut everything off and shut down apu. And no truck restrictions on the street.

I will technically be blocking the side walk but it's common on my street

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Errol V.'s Comment
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A lot depends on anything from city laws to HOA (Home Owners Association). HOA is the toughest, depending on their rules. For example, I could not change the brakes on my own car in the driveway. I got a letter from the HOA about it.

I assume you are in some suburban community. First find out if there's an HOA for your neighborhood. then check with the city/local planning office that handles zoning.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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City technically.. No HOA thank goodness

A lot depends on anything from city laws to HOA (Home Owners Association). HOA is the toughest, depending on their rules. For example, I could not change the brakes on my own car in the driveway. I got a letter from the HOA about it.

I assume you are in some suburban community. First find out if there's an HOA for your neighborhood. then check with the city/local planning office that handles zoning.

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