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So in Thailand normally parkings are divided into car and motorbike spaces. Is it allowed to park a motorbike on a car spot though? If not, what are the fines? Do you have any experience with this?

 

It's usually not an issue, but I changed the condo last week and my new motorbike parking is a really small one that seems to be for scooters only - it takes me damn 10 or 15min to get my cbr500 out of there, if I manage to do it at all, and mostly not without hitting a few scooters on the way. 

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I was not so gently told I needed to move my Bike out of a car stall and into the motorbike parking, I have the same issue with my XMax 300 being almost twice the size of a regular scooter.  I talked

To a large extent I guess it depends on how limited car spaces are......I find it very frustrating when a single bike takes up a whole car space..... especially when there are spaces available in the

Depends, if you have a car that is parked occupying a spot than is a a bit presumptuous of you to occupy another car spot, however, you have a right for one car spot and if you don't have a car you sh

1 hour ago, ivenius said:

Is it allowed to park a motorbike on a car spot though? If not, what are the fines? Do you have any experience with this?

Afaik public parking spots in Thailand are never just for one vehicle type, so you can park on any public parking spot and won't get a fine.

 

1 hour ago, ivenius said:

I changed the condo last week

This is private property, you will have to discuss this with the condo management.

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7 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

It would be wonderfull if condos had assigned parking based on your unit, at least one spot.

Most condos have just 60 or 70% parking spots, so that's obviously not possible.

In some condos, if you buy a "penthouse" unit, or at least a unit on the highest floor, you might get an exclusive parking spot, then you could of course park your bike there.

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5 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Most condos have just 60 or 70% parking spots, so that's obviously not possible.

In some condos, if you buy a "penthouse" unit, or at least a unit on the highest floor, you might get an exclusive parking spot, then you could of course park your bike there.

My car goes in that spot, but I can't put the bike in there or they blow a gasket and someone complains.  I commented to the juristic manager about that and he said he understood but in the condo by-laws a car spot even assigned is for a car only.  go figure....even when i park the bike in my stall with the car they bitch.  Grumpy ass thai people 

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29 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

It would be wonderfull if condos had assigned parking based on your unit, at least one spot.

 

My last two condo’s did:

One Condo: One space per unit. We had to pay extra for a second space (for a second car) - but the actual space itself was not specified. There were a couple of bikes always parked in one of the spaces when the motorbike space was crowded.

 

Another Condo: One allocated space per unit (with the Unit Number written in the space) - people could park whatever they wanted in that space, some guys parked their Harleys, or sports bikes etc in their spot. 

Others, who had probably filled their allocated space with their car parked their bike in available space to the sides. 

 

 

 

In shopping malls etc I’ve seen the way scooter riders park up so close to other bikes it makes it difficult to get back on the bike or difficult to get a big bike out. 

I usually park outside the scooter area, the guards never seem to have an issue when its a big bike. 

 

 

It sounds like the people in your condo [ThailandRyan] are total tools... Parking an expensive Harley in a car spot instead of a congested scooter parking makes perfect sense - I’d be pushing that issue all the way.

 

Sometimes the juristic committee in Condos act like power crazed nazi’s - Some of the rules make sense, some are just idiotic.

In one condo we lived they stopped my son (2 yrs old at the time) playing with a small ball in the kids play area. No ball games allowed !! obviously a rule for older kids. So I went back down with my son and told security to call the police if they don’t like it !!! 

Same Condo, I was told I couldn’t have a beer by the pool. I get it, they don’t want people having parties and getting drunk by the pool, but this was just one beer at about 6pm. Next time I just took a ‘Gin and Tonic’ in drinks bottle. 

 

Within reason - Park where you want. If they complain what can they do exactly? 

Obviously a scooter should be parked in scooter parking, but its perfectly reasonable to park a larger bike in a car spot if the car parking area is not full. If the car parking area is always full and a motorcycle is taking the space a car needs, then look for somewhere else convenient to park.

 

 

 

 

 

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I think if everyone who had a bike parked in a car spot it would be chaos, nowhere for the cars to park.

 

They do get a bit anal about it though. I got my big bike out around 11pm one time and left it in the same spot that my car was parked (directly behind it - not affecting another spot) so I could make a quick exit at 5am the next morning without rocking the bike back and forth 100 times to get it out of the bike park while wearing full leathers. They still objected even though I was only blocking in my own car. Irritating.

 

My current place has a nice big undercover bike area with plenty of space so it's not an issue.  

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36 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

My car goes in that spot, but I can't put the bike in there or they blow a gasket and someone complains.  I commented to the juristic manager about that and he said he understood but in the condo by-laws a car spot even assigned is for a car only.  go figure....even when i park the bike in my stall with the car they bitch.  Grumpy ass thai people 

I think if you own a bike and a car, but decide to park the bike in the exclusive spot, their problem is that you take up another non-exclusive car parking spot. When parking both vehicles in this spot, no idea what their actual problem could be.

I wonder what they would do if you didn't have a car, but just a bike. Would they still not allow you to park the bike there, and the spot would just stay empty?

 

25 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Same Condo, I was told I couldn’t have a beer by the pool. I get it, they don’t want people having parties and getting drunk by the pool, but this was just one beer at about 6pm.

For sure they don't want parties, but in your case it is probably about having a glass bottle at the pool, which might break. Try taking a beer in a can and see if they still complain 😉

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Maybe there's a spot in the condo's car parking area that a big bike can park without causing a problem to others, that's what my son did at his condo in Bkk. 

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4 minutes ago, jackdd said:

I wonder what they would do if you didn't have a car, but just a bike. Would they still not allow you to park the bike there, and the spot would just stay empty?

The spot would have to stay empty unfortunately as the rules do not allow a Motorcycle, scooter or such parked outside of the one small scooter area.  It is actually nuts.  Those of us that have the bigger bikes just park at the outside of the scooter parking Area which is directly below the camera that watches that side of the Garage, and no one says anything about that.  Have not tried to cover the bike and lock the cover and such yet as it is well inside the parking garage which is 11 floors, but if I was to be gone for awhile you bet I would.  Wondered if I could get it into the lift and up to the top floor and park it in my unit...lol.  I thought it might be an Idea since the guy on the other side of the lifts, who has the other penthouse, has 3 bicycles, potted plants and all of his stuff stored on his hallway side, just outside of his entry doors, I would hate to see what his 280 sqm unit looks like inside, but once the fire doors close separating the lifts from his units and mine, I do not see his stuff, and it does not bother me at all.

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