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  • Premier Icon nickjb
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    They are generally slightly over but often only a few mm. We have a high car and had to squeeze under a couple.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    let the tyres down a bit.

    wombat
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    I may put a couple of paving slabs in the boot for this trip to compress the suspension

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Take roof box off, put in boot. Or take a tape measure.

    TuckerUK
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    Approach the barrier really fast, then brake hard (which will lower the front of the car) as you go through, when you’re half way through accelerate really hard to make the back-end squat down. Might take a couple of practice goes to get perfect, so have some spare roof boxes to hand.

    wombat
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    Have just fitted the roofbox in preparation for the weekend so CBA removing it unless it’s essential.

    I’m reasoning that there’s sure to be a degree of leeway with the height of the barrier, I’ve seen Range Rovers parked in there before and Google tells me they’re a touch over 1.9m high

    wombat
    Member

    Although this

    Approach the barrier really fast, then brake hard (which will lower the front of the car) as you go through, when you’re half way through accelerate really hard to make the back-end squat down. Might take a couple of practice goes to get perfect, so have some spare roof boxes to hand.

    is the favourite option so far….

    Jamie
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    Reverse under it. Cars get lower when they drive backwards.

    Premier Icon Kona TC
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    Took a LDV mini bus under one a few years back the label on the dash said I had enough clearance, but we managed to pop the roof back out afterwards and when it was filled with booze on the way out there was plenty of clearance.

    My mate wasn’t so lucky in a multi storey as the internal lights on the roof on the 2nd or 3rd floor were lower than the height restriction and he trashed the roof of his van; the local council paid out in the end.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Hire a few Sumo wrestlers as temporary passengers

    the teaboy
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    My bet is that you’re so careful squeezing under it that you forget to look for concrete bollards.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    normally they move (former van owner) just use your eyes and look – it’s quite simple

    tiggs121
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    Why are they there in an open car park anyway? Keep campervan owners like me (annoying)out?
    Or is it to prevent some of these “travelling people” infecting the place?

    wombat
    Member

    I’ll be visiting a carpark later today that has a 1.90m height restriction barrier (according to the sign on the height bar).

    My car with the roofbox attached is 1.90m high by my measurement.

    What are the chances of the barier being exactly 1.90m high?

    mattzzzzzz
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    Had roofbox on my freelander( see pic in camping for a week thread) came back from France and had to do a few tip runs, I loaded up the car with the stuff for the tip and drove over to it – as I was going through the barrier there was an almighty crash and I had forgot about the roofbox .
    I really thought I would have rippled the roif but luckily the bar had hit the front of the box and bounced up on its chains
    No damage but the 30 sets of eyes looking at me made me feel a right chump

    greeble
    Member

    fit adjustable coilovers to the car.

    TooTall
    Member

    Use a different carpark?

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Get to carpark and remove wheels. Lift car onto some form of rollers like what they did for Stonehenge and manoeuvre car into said carpark.

    Reattach wheels and find parking space.

    When you leave again simply drive to the barrier, take the wheels off again etc.

    Won’t take more than a day or so…

    plyphon
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    Just park your car on some elses driveway nearby, everyone does it.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    bloke I met camping said they bought a new roofbox and his wife took the car to work the following morning and smashed it driving into the carpark so that night they went and got another one.

    Which she then demolished arriving at work the following morning.

    OP: be aware that even if you get under the height restriction it doesn’t mean the actual car park won;t have a low bit to catch you out.

    Milkie
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    As someone else has said, be careful, it may say 1.9m and you might only be 1.85m but they generally don’t take into account trunking, lights and anything that is fitted to the structure.

    iolo
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    Tell the wife/husband/kids to get out or ask passerby and have a look if its ok

    samuri
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    Just drive into it. Lets face it we’ve all done it. Hearing a massive bang and watching your belongings crash through your back window is a rite of passage.

    wombat
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    The car park in question is the short stay one at LABIA (Leeds And Bradford International Airport) so it’s all open air but with a height restriction barrier at the entrance. My guess is that the nice folks at LABIA must be going with tiggs121’s second & third suggestion…

    Keep campervan owners like me (annoying)out?
    Or is it to prevent some of these “travelling people” infecting the place?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    That is an excellent abbreviation – they offer free flights for the Cardiff University netball team ?

    re. height: I’d go with TuckerUK’s option

    TuckerUK
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    Be very very careful. A mate of mine just managed to squeeze under the shopping centre car park height restriction with his brand spanking new roof box. On the way out he wasn’t so lucky however!

    Turns out he hadn’t factored in the major dump he’d had in the shopping centre toilets!

    iolo
    Member

    Oh FFS you’re flying so what do you need?
    Take the bloody roofbox off.

    b r
    Member

    I’ve seen Range Rovers parked in there before and Google tells me they’re a touch over 1.9m high

    Don’t they have air-suspension, so maybe lower to get in?

    scuttler
    Member

    TuckerUK – Member

    Approach the barrier really fast, then brake hard (which will lower the front of the car) as you go through, when you’re half way through accelerate really hard to make the back-end squat down. Might take a couple of practice goes to get perfect, so have some spare roof boxes to hand.

    Do you write for Viz? Proper chuckled at that.

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