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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • BoGoFBoGoF Forumite
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    Mad rant at legally parked vehicle.....calm down.

    Why do people think the public highway outside their home somehow belongs to them.
  • oldernonethewiseroldernonethewiser Forumite
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    Simple get everyone to park as normal and the call the police that a motorhome is parked in such a way that they are obstructing the carriage way.

    Or hope someone eventually hits it.


    I think the police are not as stupid as you imply.
  • Marvel1Marvel1 Forumite
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    You can't store a caravan on the road and as this is a moneysaving site why should they pay to store the motor home?

    Exactly, I'm sure they would prefer to park it off the road for free, declare SORN and not pay for the vehicle tax.
  • ScrapitScrapit Forumite
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    If you read my posts there is someone who owns a van down the street. I have no objection to that, its their every day vehicle. I do have objection to some selfish person taking up valuable space for something that will be used for couple of weeks per year.
    It's you that's being selfish, the motor home has as much right as any other vehicle to be there.
  • esmerobboesmerobbo Forumite
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    How big is it? It may need to have lights when parked at night. So maybe it is not fine to park it if it is taxed and insured anywhere they like. (at night)
  • LidLickerLidLicker Forumite
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    Its been mentioned a few times already, but I havent seen a response to the statements / questions. Is it taxed and MOT'ed? You can check this online.
    If not...... thats how it gets reported and moved!
  • ArklightArklight Forumite
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    We were going to get a caravan and had already factored in paying for storage because we didn't want to inconvenience our neighbours.

    One of our neighbours bought a motorhome and parked it on their own space in the garage compound. They apologised profusely and said they were arranging storage. It was gone a couple of days later and we've never seen it again.

    Parking a blimming great thing in a crowded street is inconsiderate.
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    So I could buy a motorhome and park it somewhere outside a random persons house and just leave it there all year to save me the cost of storage for it?

    It seems wrong.
    Why?

    Do you think motorhomes should be subject to different laws to any other vehicle?

    I think you might be exaggerating a bit with...
    This is taking up at least 4 parking spaces (two where its parked and two on the opposite side as no one can park there as cars would not be able to get through the gap) in a road where there is never enough room anyway.
    It's really not going to be a lot wider than any large car. Something like a Ford Focus is pocket change away from being 2m wide including the mirrors. Very few motorhomes will be more than 2-300mm wider than that. More than 2.55m wide, and they're outside normal vehicle regulations.

    It may be a chunk longer, yes. But unlikely to be twice the length of a car. This is what a motorhome that's twice the length of a Ford Focus looks like...
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    ...and that's assuming our two hypothetical Focuses are touching bumpers, which they won't be.
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    I can understand how blinking annoying it can be to have large vehicles parking in your road but there’s nothing you can do about it if they are taxed and insured and not over the weight restrictions or breaking any parking restrictions.

    We regularly have 2 “car” transporters parking in our narrow residential street. The owners do not live in our road. Sometimes they have a car on the back and once one even had a small boat on the back. Sometimes these vehicles do not move for days or even weeks. My neighbour complained to the council and was told there is nothing wrong. I personally have other more important (to me) things to worry about but my neighbour gets so infuriated I think it can’t be good for his blood pressure!
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  • oldernonethewiseroldernonethewiser Forumite
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    Arklight wrote: »
    We were going to get a caravan and had already factored in paying for storage because we didn't want to inconvenience our neighbours.

    One of our neighbours bought a motorhome and parked it on their own space in the garage compound. They apologised profusely and said they were arranging storage. It was gone a couple of days later and we've never seen it again.

    Parking a blimming great thing in a crowded street is inconsiderate.


    Is there a bit missing from this story? Why did the owner apologise for having a vehicle parked in their own space?
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