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clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:24 am
by MrFrodo
Hi all,

Awoke this morning to my car clamped outside my house due to no road tax for last few months.

Have not filed a NOUICOR etc so cant refer to that but my take is I have no contract with them, they are stealing my car. I am not actually toooo fussed about having the car returned asd were were working out how to get rid of it anyway (old and not much ghost left in it). However they try and charge you regardless it seems. I am consideringa notice on the car before it is towed stating that removal of vehicle or any further clamping will be charged and that they will be liable for all costs if they remove vehicle.

Any thoughts?

MrFrodo

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:41 am
by jonboy
I personally would cut the clamp off and move the car. Just to put a spanner in the works. My friend and I cut off a clamp earlier in the year, and surprisingly never heard a thing about it afterwards.

Topic here. viewtopic.php?f=80&t=297&p=1993#p1993

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:12 pm
by gepisar
I am consideringa notice on the car before it is towed stating that removal of vehicle or any further clamping will be charged and that they will be liable for all costs if they remove vehicle.

might as well...whats there to loose from that?

Ive also heard the some people cut the clamp on the premise that someone has carelessly left their equipment attached to your car.

You might also put notices on your hub-caps...?

Is your conveyance actually de-registered?

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:21 pm
by MikeThomas
Some simple methods of removing padlocks (Especially if you have'nt got a set of bolt cutters or a disc-cutter).

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-freeze-a-lock-off-69604/

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-open-a-padlock-with-a-soda-can-shim-78447/

If you look through the site there are better examples of the second method which means you can remove the clamp (hopefully!) and put it all back together thus negating a possible 'Criminal Damage' charge.

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:27 pm
by meerkat
"Ive also heard that some people cut the clamp on the premise that somewhat has carelessly left their equipment attached to your car." .... :rotfl: :rotfl: I absolutely love this … but what happens after that?

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:35 pm
by MrFrodo
Hey JonBoy,

Its definately one option, that or RFC their notice and affix a notice to the windscreen and await the return of the clampers to remove it. Such a notice oculd contain:

Removal of the vehicle will be considered theft
Non removal of clamp will be charged as per fee schedule
Request copy of contract that says I must pay the dvla road tax
Request copy of contract that allows them to remove vehicle (my consent for such)
Notify that removal of vehicle will remove me of any charges the clampers may wish to incur and that they will be liable for charges

Anything else?

Considering filling the vehcile with all the garden waste and other rubbish and await collection (We are not too fussed about getting vehicle back but will charge them if they dont)

MrFrodo

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:40 pm
by MrFrodo
Sorry I posted the above and did not realsie a few posts happened previously. Thanks for suggestions...I am not sure if I can be bothered to remove clamp...though will check the links MikeThomas as if its easy you never know :P

We are tempted to let them take it and dispose of it(we were looking at getting rid of it as to costly to run both vehicles), we may not be liable for release fees (sd was not released) and then we only have the DVLA to deal with, not the clampers.

Hrmmmm I have until early hours of morning until they tow it away so have this afternoon/evening to come up with a plan,

MrFrodo

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:44 pm
by gepisar
MrFrodo wrote:Sorry I posted the above and did not realsie a few posts happened previously. Thanks for suggestions...I am not sure if I can be bothered to remove clamp...though will check the links MikeThomas as if its easy you never know :P

We are tempted to let them take it and dispose of it(we were looking at getting rid of it as to costly to run both vehicles), we may not be liable for release fees (sd was not released) and then we only have the DVLA to deal with, not the clampers.

Hrmmmm I have until early hours of morning until they tow it away so have this afternoon/evening to come up with a plan,

MrFrodo


Know anyone with loads of crap that needs throwing away... asbestos, old oil, old car batteries? I know totally irresponsible, but cheaper than a skip!!!

Take the wheels off, cut the chassis almost in half so when its lifted, it just folds in two...

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:45 pm
by MrFrodo
My thoughts exactly Gesipar :P

Re: clamped!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:19 pm
by jonboy
Like the idea about filling the car with garden rubbish! :clap: A development of that idea involves filling the car with concrete, and glueing the tyres to the road. Especially if you aint too fussed about it. It would make a great youtube vid. :yes: :yes: :yes: :cheer:

Filling the car with dogshit, dead animals, porn mags, bottles of piss etc.

Or making hundreds of cuts with an angle grinder so it all falls to bits when they move it?

I could go on all day, I wish I had an unwanted car :rotfl: