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    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 15th May 19, 4:08 PM
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    Damage to trampoline from neighbour's car!
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    • 15th May 19, 4:08 PM
    Damage to trampoline from neighbour's car! 15th May 19 at 4:08 PM
    I've got a lovely big 12ft trampoline securely positioned in my back garden. This weekend, my neighbour's Toyota Yaris either rolled or got blown through my face panel and into collision with my trampoline.

    The weather wasn't that extreme and the neighbour actually mentioned that his car didn't have any rear brakes which seems to suggest he could be liable however he didn't formally admit liability.

    There are some scrapes to the metal frame of the trampoline and the imprint of a Toyota badge on the canvas.

    Where do I go from here?
    Last edited by debtdebt; 15-05-2019 at 4:12 PM.
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 15th May 19, 4:11 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 4:11 PM
    Surely your thread title should be: Damage to trampoline from neighbour's car I would suggest you ask for his insurance details to make a claim. I presume you took photos?
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    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 15th May 19, 4:12 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 4:12 PM
    Apologies! I'm all of a fluster. Title now changed.
    • Hunter Jaeger
    • By Hunter Jaeger 15th May 19, 4:36 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 4:36 PM
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    Yaris and no rear brakes!! Are there not threads about this special spec on Yaris' on here?
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 15th May 19, 5:32 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 5:32 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 5:32 PM
    Never mind I'm sure you'll bounce back from this!
    • facade
    • By facade 15th May 19, 5:46 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 5:46 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 5:46 PM
    As that model Yaris was never fitted with rear brakes, it can't be negligence to not use them so he can't be liable for your loss.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

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    • Arklight
    • By Arklight 15th May 19, 6:51 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 6:51 PM
    I wish people would secure their bloody Yarises in high winds. Sick of them rolling around like they do.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 15th May 19, 7:01 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 7:01 PM
    Apologies! I'm all of a fluster. Title now changed.
    Originally posted by debtdebt
    Oh bless you, don't fret about that - I just thought it amusing that your thread title was more concerned about the car than the trampoline!
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    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 15th May 19, 7:32 PM
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    • 15th May 19, 7:32 PM
    If the damage was limited to some scratched on the frame and an impression on the cover, I would be inclined to write off the damage in the interests of good relations. It's a trivial amount of damage, even if he is liable for it.
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    • k6chris
    • By k6chris 15th May 19, 9:09 PM
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    Was anyone on the trampoline at the time??
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 15th May 19, 9:18 PM
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    Was anyone on the trampoline at the time??
    Originally posted by k6chris


    Was anyone in the car at the time?
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 16th May 19, 12:20 PM
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    Definitely storm round to your neighbour's house and make him spring for the damage. Also, when the Yaris hit your trampoline, surely it would bounce - where to?
    • jk0
    • By jk0 16th May 19, 4:03 PM
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    I've got a lovely big 12ft trampoline securely positioned in my back garden. This weekend, my neighbour's Toyota Yaris either rolled or got blown through my face
    Originally posted by debtdebt

    And you're worried about the trampoline?
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 16th May 19, 4:59 PM
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    Two "passengers" on the trampoline at the time. Mild whiplash. They've been to see a No Win No Fee lawyer.

    Unfortunately my trampoline isn't garden worthy so I've got a like for like one on credit hire.
    • k6chris
    • By k6chris 16th May 19, 7:13 PM
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    I'm thinking of leasing or PCPing a trampoline, which is better? I have a 3 year old trampoline now but I am worried that one of the springs might break. Can I use my existing trampoline as a ballon or do I need to pay for a new one, does it matter if I bounce more times than I said I would, will that make it cheaper?



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    "For every complicated problem, there is always a simple, wrong answer"
    • ginashamz
    • By ginashamz 16th May 19, 8:07 PM
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    Thankfully it wasn’t one of those so called “mighty M3s”.

    One of them hit my trampoline last winter and you can bet the owner of the vehicle was a right arrogant sh*t.

    Started going on about how his M3 is better than most road vehicles, when clearly they’re only paying for the badge!!
    • Arklight
    • By Arklight 16th May 19, 9:06 PM
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    I'm thinking of leasing or PCPing a trampoline, which is better? I have a 3 year old trampoline now but I am worried that one of the springs might break. Can I use my existing trampoline as a ballon or do I need to pay for a new one, does it matter if I bounce more times than I said I would, will that make it cheaper?



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    Originally posted by k6chris
    Definitely use it as a balloon. I did just that and couldn't be happier. A man from Kwik Fit came, tied a knot in the bottom, filled it with hot air and now it is sailing around 80 feet untethered above my house.

    He said it's the best thing and next week he will come back and give it an exhaust that wasn't designed to go on it that I will struggle to afford. I believe he can do it.
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