... a Frisco [Texas] man says his truck is being targeted simply because his homeowners association doesn't think it's classy enough.
Jim Greenwood said he never dreamed his HOA would have a problem with his new Ford F-150 pickup. Then he received the first of three notices threatening him with fines.
"Mr. Greenwood, you're violating a subdivision rule that prohibits pickup trucks in your driveway," the notice reads.
Stonebriar HOA rules allow several luxury trucks on driveways, including the Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Avalanche, Honda Ridgeline and Lincoln Mark LT.
But most Ford, Dodge or Chevy pickups are restricted.
"It's very frustrating and confusing. It's hard to imagine how an HOA would try to dictate what type of vehicle you can drive and park in your driveway," Mr. Greenwood said.That's just idiotic. Maybe I'm biased because I own an F-150 and park it in the driveway during the warm months (in the garage during the cold months). Thing is, my truck is eight years old and is a fine, fine looking pick-up. It's not in anyway an eyesore. Judge for yourself; here's my son holding the business end of a power washer we were using to clean my beautiful truck a few weeks ago, in my driveway.
Fortunately, the HOA in our subdivision isn't as dickish as the one in the story. Although, we do have some restrictions on boats and RVs. I actually serve as a representative on our HOA and I think we've only sent one "please move your boat or RV" reminder in the five or six years I've been involved. And even that made me a little uncomfortable despite the fact that the notice was agreed to because some a-hole had long had an RV parked in the driveway in such a way as it forced any car parked behind it to block the sidewalk.