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To want to stick a bomb under my opposite neighbour's caravan?? ( lighthearted! )

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stuckindamiddle Thu 27-Mar-14 19:53:35

We've lived here a couple of years now. The opposite neighbour has a tourer caravan that hasn't left their drive way during that time. I say tourer, technically it is but it's obviously pretty static. It's ugly and blocks their drive so they
park all their cars in our crowded cul de sac. It also obscures most of their front door and porch.

Now, I'm not the best at decluttering I'll admit but I'd soon shift a caravan I never used. And, as garden features go, caravans don't feature on my list.

AIBU to wish it would disappear somehow, anyhow....?!

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 27-Mar-14 19:55:41

Buy it off them, then immediately sell it on?

stuckindamiddle Thu 27-Mar-14 19:59:48

Thing is, it doesn't seem to be for sale?

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Mar-14 20:00:41

I can never understand why people put caravans on their drive. There are places that you can store it and just get it back when you need it.

ThePrisonerOfAzkaban Thu 27-Mar-14 20:01:46

My next door neighbour had one on his drive, blinking thing blocked a lot of light into our house as well. Plus it was green and moldly. Took at least 10 years to get to move it!

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 27-Mar-14 20:04:05

Just knock and ask - if they don't use it they might be delighted you've saved them the bother of advertising it.

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 27-Mar-14 20:04:41

Okay, I am being optimistic, but it's worth a shot!

CombineBananaFister Thu 27-Mar-14 20:07:35

I just read the title to this thread and had to have a peek as I was chuckling a bit at - putting a bomb under something angry and it being lighthearted lalala grin For some reason it reminded me of the fairy on Scrooged who was oh so lovely but a bit unhinged and brutal really!!

I suppose it's their garden so it's up to them and so YAB a bit U but I guess it could be annoying in a small place. Still, look on the brightside - it could be much worse, for example burnt out cars/washers/sofas but that's the type of area I grew up in haha! its all relative

43percentburnt Thu 27-Mar-14 20:17:51

Check the deeds to your house, mine say I cannot keep a caravan or boat on my driveway!

fluffyraggies Thu 27-Mar-14 20:29:52

Alot of folks use them for storing stuff.

MIL keeps SILs gubbins in hers.

itsnothingoriginal Thu 27-Mar-14 20:32:06

You could advertise to rent it out and then at least it would be used by somebody and hence useful albeit an eyesore grin

douchbag Thu 27-Mar-14 20:34:55

That would drive me mad! I also think caravans should have mots due to being sat around but that's a whole other thread!

MeepMeepVroooom Thu 27-Mar-14 20:35:15

I've seen quite a few things on mumsnet but never a "lighthearted bombing" grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Mar-14 20:49:55

That sounds more of a shed than a caravan fluffy. confused

Nora2012 Thu 27-Mar-14 20:54:44

YANBU, bloody grief wagons! Our neighbours do use theirs but they always set off at 2am and do their packing at this time, incredibly loudly. Grrrrr (wow feels good to get that off my chest!)

stuckindamiddle Thu 27-Mar-14 21:09:55

smile Will look into the property deeds and the MOT angle.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 27-Mar-14 21:42:14

My mums neighbours had a huge monstrosity on their drive, and because their house is opposite and turned to the side of my mums house, the whole thing blocked the view of her house.

mrsfuzzy Thu 27-Mar-14 21:48:03

i watch top gear with my ds's just to see how many caravans jeremy and his side kicks will blow up, destroy, crush and generally mangle. hate 'em with a passion !!

Cluffyflump Thu 27-Mar-14 21:48:11

I can't get wound up by what others park on heir drives.
Why would anyone care if a caravan blocks the view to their neighbours house?

Sallyingforth Thu 27-Mar-14 21:48:29

The other thing about keeping your caravan on the drive is that when you take it away on holiday it's a great invitation to the local thieves that your house is unoccupied.

LynetteScavo Thu 27-Mar-14 21:51:57

A friend of mine had neighbors who would go out and sit in their caravan drinking tea. confused

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 27-Mar-14 21:57:18

My sister keeps her camper van in front of her house. They probably use it half a dozen times a year. She used to have a caravan that they kept at a mates farm but it was such a faff every time they wanted to check stuff or replace something or get it ready when they went away. It's much nicer having it at home where she can keep an eye on it and pop out and sort stuff out whenever she wants to. They've still got room to park two cars but whenever we visit we have to park in the cul-de-sac.

You're not her neighbour are you? <narrows eyes>

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Mar-14 22:01:37

Caravans are very fugly. The caravanning episode of Top Gear is brilliant. grin

fiverabbits Thu 27-Mar-14 22:02:03

We had a caravan in our front garden for 19 years, the last 9 we used it for storage. We used it to tell people how to find our house as we live on a very busy main road. We kept it in the front garden to start with to upset the old witch who lived next door.

ToAvoidConversation Thu 27-Mar-14 22:06:30

I hate people with caravans in their front gardens. What makes you think I want to stare at that monstrosity all the time? Could say more but just gggggggggrrrrrrr.

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