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What rule are they saying you are violating by having the trailer there?
Can they point out a specific neighborhood rule or Covenant, Condition or Restriction that you are violating?
I think you have a strong argument that a trailer is definitely not an RV. So if it were me, I would dispute the violation in writing sent to the Association both first class and certified mail specifying the definitions of both:
utility-trailer. Noun. (plural utility trailers) A small non-motorized vehicle which is generally pulled by a motorized vehicle and features an open-top rear cargo area (bed) and is used for the hauling of light loads.
recreational vehicle Noun. a van or utility vehicle used for recreational purposes, as camping, and often equipped with living facilities. Abbreviation: RV.
Then the ball is in their court as to whether to take it further or not. If they tried to take legal action, I would opine that they would lose as the RV definition definitely doesn't extend to a trailer.
Ok, so there is a second noted violation... that makes a big difference because that one could cover the trailer if they consider storing a trailer "parking", which again I would dispute. Parking to me implies parking a vehicle that is normally driven in a certain area, not leaving a trailer sitting in a spot.
But the fact that the rules were recently changed wouldn't mean that you didn't have to comply with them. When someone buys into a HOA, they agree to abide by whatever rules are properly passed and put in place by the Board. So the bot***** *****ne is that I see you having three options..... 1. You can explain your position to the Board and ask for a waiver... 2. You can wait to see if they take further action and then fight them in court if they try to impose fines and then file suit to collect on them.. . or 3. you can move the trailer elsewhere so it isn't an alleged violation.