Strange question from a stranger

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  1. ojibway

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    Yesterday someone knocked on the door and asked, straight out, if the MH was for sale.
    Annie said "No, absolutely not!"

    There were no preliminaries or introductions, no pleasantries or interest in the MH, just "Is the MH for sale?"
    His only comment was: "I export them"

    Has anyone had this happen?
    Why would anybody 'export' a van from the UK - almost all are right-hand-drive.
    Was this a means of getting a foot in the door and maybe checking out our home?
    It just seemed strange.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Check your alarm is working.
     
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    Yes def check your alarm is working
     
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    Lots of the world is RHD not only uk lots of british vans in AUS and NZ

    Neil
     
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    Ireland is RHD !
     
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    Was his white trasit van parked up the road?:wink:
     
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    If you can, move the van for a couple of weeks until they move on.
     
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    As others have said, pay special attention to your security, both M/H and household.
    If you have any details about the person who called, particularly the reg. no. of their vehicle I would be inclined to report it to your Neighbourhood Police Team.

    Richard.
     
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  9. Geo

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    You lot see the worst in everyone :mad:
    He only wanted to buy the van so he could move it to Tarmac the Drive
    Stop Stereo Typing Folks:LOL:
     
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    George Dixon would have called it casing the joint.

    Apart from the obvious security precautions, turn your steering wheel to full lock one way or the other, padlock the steering wheel tightly to the inside door handle and leave it in reverse. Secure your inside passenger door handle to the armrest or similar. Makes towing it away very difficult. I do that whenever ours is at home regardless of whether or not dodgy callers have been around - it's usually kept in storage.
     
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    Ring them up on the non-urgent number (101) anyway - someone else may already have provided vehicle information. I used this number when I spotted some unusual activity around my remote rural workplace, and they were happy to log the details for future reference.
     
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    Maybe he just wanted to buy it :)
    We were regularly asked to sell our old van, sometimes by travellers, and eventually sold it to a bloke who pulled up in his car and showed us thousands of pounds in cash!
    The easiest sale ever (y)
     
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    If this happens to you ask them to wait - close door - go get your phone - come back and take a photo of him/her and car details if seen. If they ask why you are taking photo tell them your other half is a law enforcement officer ( your not saying police ), this should make them run a mile or two.
     
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    I missed the reg no unfortunately - his car was an old Corsa type.
     
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    Our van is not everybodies favourite. Looks a bit 'strange' to some:)
     
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    I sold my last van to three Irish gentlemen in a Transit. They too turned up with pound notes. A very easy sale.
     
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    Were the notes still wet?
     
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    A really good tip here (y)

    Q. Is the van for sale ?

    A.

    I really wish it were But .:cry:
    I'm sueing the dealer
    Its the subject of a court case, Cos the floor has rotted out, the engine is knocking and turns out its a cat D wright off
    They wont bother you any more :LOL:
     
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    I have had one traveller calling at my home for the last 6 years. Still wants my van.
     
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    Which County/Counties,they all seem to drive in the middle when i am over....
    Tea Bag
     
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