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Why I like living in a rural area, and can't ever have a HOA

Old 05-23-2017, 11:41 AM
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Ahhh! NJ, not like most picture it!
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Gtochris View Post
Where are you? I'm right outside of Sparta myself so very north/ west in the state.
Probably not very far from you, I'm in Lafayette.
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:11 PM
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I didn't realize there were rural parts of NJ. NJ = NYC = pavement, taxes, and high crime to me.

Ducking...
Oh there's more rural than that. There are parts you would swear are straight out of the movie Deliverance.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Vitamin_Sea View Post
I didn't realize there were rural parts of NJ. NJ = NYC = pavement, taxes, and high crime to me.

Ducking...
That's only along the coast line, north east you have NYC south west you have Philly.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:21 PM
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Yeah keep the pictures coming!

My wife was a city girl and didn't want to move out to the country but I talked her into it. Our house has a woods across the street and farm field behind us. We have neighbors on both sides but they are not that close to us. We can shoot guns, burn leaves, and do just about anything we want. The area got zoned as residential/agricultural about 10 years ago when a guy wanted to put a horse racing track in the field behind our house.

No way could I live in a sub division or have neighbors all around us so I know where you are coming from.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:19 AM
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NJ is the most densely populated state. 1200+ people per square mile = 2 ppl per acre.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:34 AM
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NJ is densely populated, however the suburbs can and are beautiful!

I love it here, I'm 40 Min from NYC, 2 hr from Philadelphia, can be at the "shore" in 90 min, I can be in the true camping backwoods/ wilderness in no time too. I live on a lake in a good neighborhood.

I'm not going to complain about taxes as I just accept them, however I do wish traffic was a bit easier, it's only gotten worse in the last few years.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TurboJoe View Post
Yes it is, won it at auction at a local arsenal. I always wanted a M35/deuce and a half, and the 5-ton came up it looked very similar. When I got there to try and get it running to get home I was like WTF did I just buy. The 5 ton's are huge compared to the deuce. First gear didn't work, there were no brakes, tires were shot, standard stuff. I was able to use low range and second to get it onto my friend's equipment trailer... that was hairy.

I have a new trans, 6 new super single 48" wheels and tires, and all the brake/axle components to make it all nice. Soon it will be on the road.
Where on earth did you find a transmission?
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:24 AM
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I would guess if you lived in a neighborhood that had an HOA you wouldn't think of even doing a project like that at your house. If you would and I was your neighbor I would be happy we have an HOA.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DavenFla View Post
NJ is the most densely populated state. 1200+ people per square mile = 2 ppl per acre.
Yeah, I'm helping keep that average low. 3 acres here for 1 person.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I would guess if you lived in a neighborhood that had an HOA you wouldn't think of even doing a project like that at your house. If you would and I was your neighbor I would be happy we have an HOA.
The problem is what is acceptable and what isn't. If it was pulling an engine on my boat would that then be ok? I skip the whole thing and do what I like, further if I don't like what a neighbor is doing my only option is to have a nice civilized chat and hope for the best. Any more and it would be a contradiction to what I love about the area.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:36 AM
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Where on earth did you find a transmission?
Some surplus guy must have purchased a trailer load in Texas. Wasn't that hard to find. The best part about the military truck hobby is that parts and vehicles are exceptionally cheap for what they are.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:33 AM
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There are many good reason and many bad reasons for HOAs As you age, life changes, or NASTY Neighbors some times HOAs make since, but when you are young, independent or indecently wealthy where you can pay to have something taken care of the Woods with no HOA is a great place.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TurboJoe View Post
The problem is what is acceptable and what isn't. If it was pulling an engine on my boat would that then be ok? I skip the whole thing and do what I like, further if I don't like what a neighbor is doing my only option is to have a nice civilized chat and hope for the best. Any more and it would be a contradiction to what I love about the area.
I too would love to have a little more room but for nice water front property here that not much of a choice. Both have their pros and cons. Its funny you bring this up because an HOA just told a guy he had to remove his big military truck which runs and is Lic for the road.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:43 AM
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Joe,
Have you brought that Army truck to the Chatterbox car show? I am fairly sure I may have seen it there at some point.
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nice project, and if I ever get out of this hoa never, never, never again!
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:45 AM
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Gotta be honest here, I grew up in the "country" and don't think for a second that I could go back to that lifestyle.

Also not in an HOA neighborhood here in Wilmington though.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:27 AM
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Before we moved to FL from NJ - wife and I looked at less dense areas where we could spread out, have an outbuilding for work, etc... what we found is that most of the spots we liked were very close to a SuperFund Site or on top of "Environmentally Sensitive Wetlands"... We wanted to be close to the shore so we were looking slightly west of Ocean County, etc.

Looks like you found a nice spot!
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by cobia 1 View Post
Might I suggest dating women from Farmersonly.com
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Gtochris View Post
Joe,
Have you brought that Army truck to the Chatterbox car show? I am fairly sure I may have seen it there at some point.
Once I have a good transmission in it I'll have it on the road. I have to go through each wheel and re-do all the bearings and seals, and wheel cylinders also.

Just for perspective.. I need the skid steer to pull the drums off of the truck, they are 250 lbs! The new super single wheels and tires I got are 400lbs each. The bearing nut sockets are 8 point 4 3/4" and 4 3/8". Big truck = big parts.
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