Ghost parking – sweet revenge on a rogue parker


This may be too good to be true – and too delicious to reject out of hand – but we may have found a way of moving cars parked illegally either in visitor parking, on common property or, worst of all, in your car space.

We chanced upon this last week in an answer to a Forum questions, and the more we think of it, the more enticing it seems.

Here’s how it works, you take your offending car and lift it up by putting hydraulic car wheel dollies under the wheels.

Then, with minimal effort, you move it to a spot that’s out of the way and, maybe if you are feeling particularly evil, into an area that’s really hard to get out of, like the bloke in this story did.

Scroll down the yarn to see the animation of how he moved the car blocking his vehicle into an impossible spot. But it wouldn’t have to be between two pillars – a tight corner with might do it.

Mechanics and car showrooms use these for manoeuvring cars in tight spaces. As you can see from this video, one person could do this on their own.

Just be careful of any angled ramps or sloping floors.  A runaway car is a lot harder to stop than it is to get rolling.

So what is the downside for a strata resident who goes to this extreme?

You haven’t towed the car, you haven’t broken into it and you haven’t clamped it.  With any luck, you haven’t damaged it, either.

What can the car’s owner do?  Complain that it’s been moved from a place it shouldn’t have been in the first place.

I don’t know if there’s a name for this but I’m calling it ghost parking.

Seriously, I can’t recommend that anyone actually does it … but I’d love to hear from anyone who has.

2 Replies to “Ghost parking – sweet revenge on a rogue parker”

  1. analuk says:

    Watched the video – think I’d just get all the dollies fitted and the owner would turn up –

  2. Jimmy-T says:

    If you want to start a discussion or ask a question about this, log into the Flat Chat Forum (using the Forum link on the menu at the very top of your screen). More people will read it there and you can more easily keep track of responses.

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