Lowther caravans and motorhomes ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Terry, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Just had a strange one ---SURE it was a Itinerant(accent and look) - he just pulled up outside my house then drove his little sign written blipper type van outside next doors,got out and walked back,knocked/rang doorbell and showing his card asked if our van was for sale -- told him no -I will give you good money onit are you sure it's not for sale -NO it's not for sale -a few exchanges later after I asured him not for sale off he went --cannot help but think we may have a visit in the next few nights :Eeek:On the bright side I got some nice clear pics from the cctv :thumb: The van was was sign written with the above name (lowther caravans and motorhomes) anyone heard of them ? or seen a small sign written van ?
    terry
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  2. journeyman

    journeyman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    390
    Location:
    NE Wales
    Bearing in mind our previous exchanges on "Plebgate"

    I would advise you to call it in. Especially as you have the vehicle details and possibly facial shots of the cold caller. The police are always interested in these type of visitors, and they may have committed offences elsewhere in the country, often targeting the elderly….

    Today someone in your area may actually be subjected to a house burglary….all info is useful and your info will be fed into the system.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    :BigGrin: I can see me doing that :Wink:Am I being selfish ? Printed and kept for my own purposes-just in case :Wink:
    terry
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  4. journeyman

    journeyman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    390
    Location:
    NE Wales
    There is a huge problem with cold callers nationwide. The problem is they will visit loads of houses on a daily basis until they strike lucky…They then move to another region of the country and start again….This is how they finance themselves. I'm pretty certain the police will be interested in who this person was….Especially your local burglary unit, which is always under massive pressure to stem house breaks.

    Cold Callers - Tree lopping/Sales/Roofing and Guttering/Bogus water officials/Van sales…all the same thing, as long as it allows them direct access to you.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  5. estcres

    estcres Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    766
    Location:
    Sunny Bournemouth
    This is the only reference to "Lowther" when I googled it.


    http://www.lowther-holidaypark.co.uk/

    Might be helpful if you informed the local Neighbourhood Watch Team as well as the local constabulary.
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    It's just not going to happen :Smile:IF I hear of anything happening locally then I shall crop the pics(no idenifiying background) and give them to the people it happened to, that way they can do what they want with them and no comebacks on me :Wink:
    terry
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Thanks I got the same :Wink:
    terry
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. dshague

    dshague Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    181
    Location:
    sth yorks
    all travelers when passing by my motorhome seem to look at it ,even had them stop and look or ask if i want to sell .it makes you paranoid :Angry: stopped telling wife about them she would have me sleeping in van with our guard dog :Eek!: if they take it then there's nothing i can do .its cat 1 alarmed and got a good dog that can ear a pin drop :Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. David Davies

    David Davies

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Doncaster
    Interesting I had the exact same visitor last week (April 2016) in Doncaster. Same card as well. Did anything come of your visitor although I'm sure you would have said so on here? David
     
  10. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,136
    Likes Received:
    7,691
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Did he offer you a good price?
     
  11. David Davies

    David Davies

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Doncaster
    :) I said I was thinking of selling at the end of the season so he gave me his card and said to call him when I was ready to sell? He did ask me how much I wanted but I said I had no idea at the moment? Although thinking it strange the way he appeared (I live down a cul de sac) but I took him at his word, and with a very professional card, I assumed he was genuine?
     
  12. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,034
    Location:
    Sarth London
    I would presume nothing regards a cold caller!
     
  13. David Davies

    David Davies

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Doncaster
    True, caught me out appeared very genuine and you never know he may well have been????
     
  14. David Davies

    David Davies

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Doncaster
    The fact that there is nothing on the web rather negates that though :)
     
  15. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,926
    Likes Received:
    7,612
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    We had 2 gypos drive up and down our dead end lane 4 or 5 times the other day.
    Sure enough a few days later house at the top of the lane had the garage and shed emptied.
    Loads of stuff for his classic cars nicked.
    Scum of the earth.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  16. Judith Templeman

    Judith Templeman

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Grimsby
    Just had an Irish visitor in grimsby asking about the motorhome on my drive -stocky irishman - dark curly hair with a friend in a large hatchback black car- same card Lowthers- no link to any reputable motorhome or caravan sales place- I have logged with 101 Humberside police incident 3212752016 incase anyone else in the area is approached or worse has their caravan or motorhome stolen/ damaged- happy travelling folks
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,868
    Likes Received:
    10,682
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    All sounds kosha to me terry....unlikely to expose his identity if he is coming back to nick your pride and joy.:)
     
  18. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,564
    Likes Received:
    11,536
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    And hasn't been knicked in over three years either if up to no good. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,868
    Likes Received:
    10,682
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    I was just highlighting this mans innocence. (y)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  20. buttons

    buttons Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,868
    Likes Received:
    10,682
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Problem is distinguishing between home grown gypsies and the Romanian variety. The home grown dont stand a chance, we have Romanians on night shift going through skips and gardens while we sleep. Nothing left for the home grown yet they still get all the blame.
     
Loading...

Share This Page