bikes on back of van

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  1. Wildbill

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    might be a stupid question we were coming back home from sour sons after dropping off the grand children at Ripen camp.
    When a Belgian motor home passed with a striped triangle on the bike wrack do we need one of them
    BIKE RACK REAR HAZARD WARNING SIGN
    bill
     
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    Yes if you are going to france, its a striped rectangle and £12 from ebay
     
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    Should be a square & yes.
     
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    Pretty sure you only need one for Italy.
     
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    ok can I get one on the ferry as we travel tomorrow:Eeek:
     
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    Never saw them on the dfds ferry last month but we did see a few foreign MHs travelling around without them which led me to think they were rather ignorant of the laws or knew they didn't need one.
     
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    I might be wrong, but I thought it wasn't required in France. I know it's required in Spain and Italy (and probably lots of other places).

    I'm sure someone will confirm :)
     
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    We thought it was Spain too!
    Never got stopped anywhere without one, no even in Spain!
     
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    If you pass a Halfords or Car accessory shop buy one from them... They are or used to be dearer on the ferries.. (y)
     
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    don't need one for France or Belgium just fund out
    In Spain and Italy any overhanging loads must be indicated by a square panel measuring 50cm x 50cm with reflectorised red and white diagonal stripes which can be purchased from Fiamma stockists Panels are available in aluminium and plastic and in Spain you can use either however, in Italy the panel must be aluminium.
     
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    Have a nice holiday :Smile:
     
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    you rebill braking the law of Spain :rofl:
     
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    this all came abut that granddad needs more exercise so why don't you take your bike:Eeek:
    so serviced them including a new kog for the wee mans and a new cycling helmet for me
    then contacting the ferry company to change booking thinking this is going to cost me
    nope not a penny no problem sir we will just up date your length:clap2:
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    We have one on all the time when we've got bikes on the back, no matter which country. If it makes the back of the van more visible and stops cyclists from riding into the bike rack, or walkers walking into it, then it has to be a good thing and it only takes a moment to put on. Given all the cord used to tie ours on it might even foil a bike thief for a few minutes longer.
     
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    seems like sound advice thanks (y)
     
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    bike security
    What do funsters do to stop bike theft I have a good bike lock this seems to have worked for us in the uk but in all the time we have motorhome we have never taken bikes to the continent motor bikes yes but push bikes no and certainly not with a energetic eight year old
    BILL
     
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    Yes it's Spain as well and right now it's "bonus" time for the police, so don't get caught without one as it's a swift 80 euro's fine on the spot.
     
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    Like that's difficult......

    You only need to cross the border and they'll find something to fine you for.
     
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