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Smashed ladder fastener into 2.1 metre height parking barrier

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by cuboid, 11 Aug 2017.

  1. cuboid

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    Just ripped a bit of top of van out only if u look close as it pulled top of front roof bar out as I was in a rush ( just started owning a van) and hit the 2.1 metre barrier in a car park with rhino roof clamps which stick up in air. Feel complete idiot. My mechanic will have to weld it back I guess.

    Even without them think ladder wouldn't quite clear height barrier.
     
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  3. crank39

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    Know your height!
     
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    Have you rung the car park owner to apologise ?
     
  5. cuboid

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    Nah. Should I? It was a concrete barrier so just my vehicle damaged. Don't think I damaged anything although didn't thoroughly check it to know for sure. Probably be on on TV clip 'idiots in vehicles'. I guess if it was a thin metal one u get in some car parks I could have damaged it.

    Does this happen much? Why they have these anyhow?
     
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    sorry, it was terrible pun............

    Most of the height restriction barriers are to keep caravans and similar out of the car park to avoid travellers set up home there.
     
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    Yes been caught out, in Belgium idea was park outside the town with car and caravan and catch bus into town, I was clearly closer to centre than I thought, car park sign so turned where it directed narrow street around a corner then height limit, OK did not hit it, but caravan including A frame was 20 foot long, street 18 foot wide, so had to reverse back around the corner and then with help of wife into main road before driving off again.

    I will give locals their due, I got a round of applause. Oh I was glad I had worked on a farm as a boy and could reverse a trailer.
     
  9. cuboid

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    20170811_194048.jpg This is the ladder. Will it need replacing?
     
  10. crank39

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    If your self employed then I would imagine not, if you work for a firm that takes H&S seriously and asks you to carry out weekly/monthly equipment checks then you write them off and buy a new set

























    Then give your old set to your dad, lol!!!
     
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    Only to people who have recently purchased their first van.

    If you drive a van, you can't use any car park.
     
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  12. cuboid

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    Why do car parks have these height restrictions? Don't get it
     
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