1st france trip..

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  1. sb8263

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    Right sorry to pester you all again...going to france soon,,,photo copied log book,,mot, ins docs,passports, got the AA travel kit , got the high viz x 2 ,got full breakdown cover, is there anything else please ? dont need to know about money beer food and ourselves,,,just trying to see if i am missing any important documents...dont want to be caught out...:thumb:
     
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    ... spare bulb kit

    ... corkscrew ...

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    Not documents , but what about headlight deflectors ( or adjusters)
     
  4. sb8263

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    got head light deflectors and spare bulbs,,just booked the ferry for 22nd july 9.25am out of dover,,,going to the minster meet next week,,1st one for us and hoping there will be someone there who can show me where the deflectors need to be fitted and give us lots more info on our first trip to france ...oohhh and share a few beers too...:thumb:
     
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    Might sound daft but you don't say, you have to take the original documents as well:thumb:
     
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    yeh got all originals in the safe,,thanks to everyone on here i think we have got most of the stuff,,but i am sure i will forget something,,,so long as got ferry booking etc plus docs and the compulsory items, i think we might just get through...:Smile: and passports .....
     
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    about 200 at moment :Sad: will get more nearer the time,,,,maybe another 30....:Rofl1:
     
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    Just make sure if you happen to be stopped by the police you put your Hi-viz on BEFORE you get out of the van, otherwise on the spot fine, MANY euros, happened to a mate of mine recently.
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    Know how you feel from the first time we went. Don't worry its really quite easy. Have a great time and let us know how you get on. P.S. we hid a credit card in the van just in case. Have MOTORHOME FUN.
     
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    European Health Card? Tell your credit card company you're going abroad. I always leave a copy of all our documents at home with someone as well.
     
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    Hi,

    Breathalyser kit?

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    and.......... your not allowed to drive in flip flop type shoes in France, must have a back on your footwear.

    Don't forget All the Aires book

    We are off to France, straight from the Misterton meet :france::Cool:
     
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    Sorry to interfere but this is wrong.

    There is no law forbidding to drive either bare foot or with flip flop on.

    I have put on here the exact text about driving . It is a bit like with animals. It doesn't say they must be strapped in , what it says is nothing must prevent you and your passengers from being in safe conditions.

    Well same in this case.

    What is said is that the driver must make sure nothing prevents him/her from acting quickly and safely when driving whatever the problem is.

    So if you get fined because you were bare foot for example it could be much more because you have a sore foot , put a bandage on and so you can't feel the pedals properly which makes your driving dangerous.
    If you are fined because you have flip flop on, it could be because the left foot shoe is falling apart and goes away now and then, and makes your reaction time slower.

    In any case it is the policeman's appreciation which will make the difference!! Not a precise law saying no flip flop type shoe or no bare foot.



    Art. R. 412-6

    I. Tout véhicule en mouvement ou tout ensemble de véhicules en mouvement doit avoir un conducteur.

    II. Tout conducteur doit se tenir constamment en état et en position d’exécuter commodément et sans délai toutes les manœuvres qui lui incombent. Ses possibilités de mouvement et son champ de vision ne doivent pas être réduits par le nombre ou la position des passagers, par des objets transportés ou par l’apposition d’objets non transparents sur les vitres.

    III. Le fait, pour tout conducteur, de contrevenir aux dispositions du II ci-dessus est puni de l’amende prévue aux contraventions de la 2ème classe.

    IV. En cas d’infraction aux dispositions du II ci-dessus, l’immobilisation du véhicule peut être prescrite dans les conditions prévues aux articles L. 325-1 à L. 325-3.


    Si le policier estime, je dis bien estime, que le conducteur n'est pas en état d'exécuter commodément toutes les manoeuvres et bien il verbalise


    Amicalement

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    European breakdown cover? Mossy repellant. First aid kit. Knowledge of how to get the spare wheel off ( still haven't figured it out on mine) Brush / cordless vac ( especially if you have a dog) more Euros, baked beans. Bottle of ( insert favourite spirit here) reading glasses. ( forgot mine last month, €24 for readers in Leclerc!) toilet fluid. Nice comfy relaxing fold up reclining seats. Hat. Sunglasses. Sun cream. Portable radio. Maps.
    Have a good trip
    Allan

    Oops, just read you have full breakdown cover..
     
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  19. sb8263

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    worried now as have a false leg with a false foot ,,,,omg what will they say about this ....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You get me worried now cause they can't see fake....brain!:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Frankie:Cool:
     
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