to think that parking your huge motor home on the street is not on?

(29 Posts)
rhiaaaaaaaannon Wed 21-Sep-16 18:42:42

A house down the road from us randomly has a big motor home for a few weeks at a time. They don't go anywhere in it, just park it up outside the house confused they also have a minibus, small car and an estate car. They only have space for one car on the drive so they take up tons of space on an already narrow road. They park so close to the corner that you can't see if there's anything coming your way until you're bumper to bumper!

It drives me crazy but dh thinks I'm getting annoyed for no reason. I just think it's hugely selfish to take up so much space.

LurkingHusband Wed 21-Sep-16 18:45:38

is it being used as accommodation ?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 21-Sep-16 18:47:45

I agree, it would annoy me.

ApocalypseSlough Wed 21-Sep-16 18:48:58

It's not great, but what do you suggest? Only people with garages or off street parking have them?

rhiaaaaaaaannon Wed 21-Sep-16 18:51:13

I assume so as it just sits there for weeks at a time and then vanishes for another month or so.
I don't think you should have a motor home unless you can fit it on your drive.

rhiaaaaaaaannon Wed 21-Sep-16 18:52:30

X post ApocalypseSlough yeah I pretty much do think that! If it was a big street then maybe not as bad but they already have 3 vehicles with 1 space. It is rude.

happystory Wed 21-Sep-16 18:52:30

Surely you'd never get a large motor home in a garage? Irrational or not, it would really annoy me!

sandragreen Wed 21-Sep-16 18:52:50

Sorry but YABU regarding it being parked legitimately on a road. I assume it is taxed and insured.

I do agree it shouldn't be parked where it causes an obstruction on a bend though.

happystory Wed 21-Sep-16 18:53:05

Surely you'd never get a large motor home in a garage? Irrational or not, it would really annoy me!

happystory Wed 21-Sep-16 18:53:25

Surely you'd never get a large motor home in a garage? Irrational or not, it would really annoy me!

misson Wed 21-Sep-16 18:53:34

There are places where you can pay to store a caravan for this reason. If they can't park it appropriately then could they use somewhere like that?

happystory Wed 21-Sep-16 18:54:22

Gaa sorry wonky internet connection!

CrohnicallyAspie Wed 21-Sep-16 18:54:41

YANBU- surely if it won't fit on your drive you need to find storage for it. No different to a caravan really!

Toooldtobearsed Wed 21-Sep-16 18:55:40

Like it or not, a motorhome is simply a large car, to all intents and purposes and is perfectly entitled to park anywhere a car can, providing (just like a car), they are not causing an obstruction.
It is different from a caravan (for example), because it is taxed and tested, just like a car.

TaliDiNozzo Wed 21-Sep-16 18:57:49

They shouldn't be parking it in a way that causes an obstruction, but YABU re the comment about parking it on a drive. Should people who don't have drives not be allowed motorhomes?

LineyReborn Wed 21-Sep-16 18:58:56

It's either legal or not. The Council either allows it or not.

StandoutMop Wed 21-Sep-16 19:01:58

My Friend got a ticket for parking too close to a junction / corner. No lines on road but deemed to be causing an obstruction. Maybe take a photo and send to local councils traffic department and ask for advice?

MrsHiddleston Wed 21-Sep-16 19:03:32

When we bought our house some of the stuff the solicitor sent for is to sign included a comment about not parking caravans, motorhomes or boats on our drive or anywhere within the close. We'd never heard of that before and as we have no intention of owning or parking any of the above thought nothing more of it. Don't suppose your stuff said anything similar?

rhiaaaaaaaannon Wed 21-Sep-16 19:09:13

I'll have a look through mrs. We got a load of bumpf like that too.

Going to start taking photos of the car too cos that really is the biggest pain in the ass. I've been so close to crashing because of it.

rhiaaaaaaaannon Wed 21-Sep-16 19:11:31

Fwiw I don't have a problem with a MH not on a drive but this street is already quite narrow. They have to park close up on the kerb so that you have to detour on to the road if you have a pushchair.

It gets me so angry!

DixieWishbone Wed 21-Sep-16 19:12:37

I'd phone the council and see if they have any rules about motorhome parking. How wide is it? The ones I see around me have been built on bus chasses. If it is that sort of size it must block most of the lane it is parked in. Can a fire engine or ambulance get past?

DixieWishbone Wed 21-Sep-16 19:13:56

It's parked on the pavement? Shop them to the local traffic warden every day they are parked there.

They need to rent a space in a caravan park, campsite, or RV storage facility.

LouisvilleLlama Wed 21-Sep-16 19:15:39

YABU if it's taxed and insured there's nothing you can do and theirs plenty of vehicles we'd all like off the road

SugarMiceInTheRain Wed 21-Sep-16 19:16:35

We had something in our paperwork about not being allowed to park caravans, motorhomes etc on the road when we bought our house, so it's not by any means certain that they are allowed to park there. Would probably annoy me too!

LineyReborn Wed 21-Sep-16 19:18:16

You're not allowed to park on a pavement.

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