Conflicting advice Switzerland

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    We will be briefly touching and heading through Switzerland. One person we spoke to said we dont need a permit as long as we stay off motorways. We are parked up here in Annecy and our neighbour tells us a recent change means we need a permit wether we are on mway or nor..

    Whose right? Do we need one or not?
     
  2. Minxy Girl

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    Wee were there in late August and didn't see anything to say we needed a permit of any sort on the roads we used (non-motorway).
     
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    What weight are you?
    Up to 3500 you need a vigette to use the Mototways have to buy an anual one valid from 1st Jan until following 31st Jan, normal roads do not need it.
    Over 3500 you have to pay for the days you are in Switzerland on any road, buy a sratch card and enter the days you are in Switzerland I think the smallest one is 10 days, useful when transiting Switerland, but if staying there every day you are in the country counts not just on the road.
     
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  5. Judge Mental

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    tell us where your entering and exiting and we can have a look for you....
     
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    Dont know exactly but just kinda passing through Geneva heading from Annecy nth towards rudesheim in Germany.
     
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    Correct.

    But only if under 3.5T.
     
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  9. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Why is it that every other country we go to wants money from us but if anybody comes to our country they get a free council house and a wage.
    Now I need to rethink our journey or calculate costs otherwise.
    I think the virgin european mhomer should get an ignorance discount here.
     
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  10. Minxy Girl

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    On the following webpage:


    Number 13 says:

    Do I need a vignette for my motor home?

    Yes, motor homes up to a total weight of 3.5 t require a vignette. Where the total weight is greater than 3.5 t, the vehicle is subject to a lump-sum heavy vehicle fee, amounting to CHF 3.25 a day (minimum fee: CHF 25.00) and payable for using any of the public roads at any time of stay in Switzerland.

    For further information, visit: http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_firmen/04020/04204/04208/04246/index.html?lang=en
    So it depends on the weight of your MH if you need one or not!
     
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    Depends on your weight, if over 3500kgs, then you need a ticket for all roads, advice given to me by the border guards, it is cheap, just pull in and pay and you are good to go. :D
    Under 3500kg, no you don't need a vignette unless on the motorway.
     
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    Do you think they will notice we are over 3500 if we dont get stopped.? Hardly gonna be in Switzerland . A few hrs I reckon.
     
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    You could chance it, and not get caught, but for the sake of €25 why bother, the fine for getting caught is massive!!!
     
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    What MH have you got?
     
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    Both Swiss and Austrians police their toll systems rigorously, last time we whent through Austria on an Autobhan they had closed the road directed traffic though a rest area to check every vehicle.
     
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    In Austria it is similar you buy permission to enter and use the roads but that is not enough you must also register the damn thing and psot your details or they will fine you 250 euros, The trick in these places is not make the requirements clear so you do not comply and then get fined for none compliance many time the original cast of the permit. Is there a similar one for Switzerland as well?
    It is a pity the AA book on Europe does not mention any of these things and how to avoid the stings.
     
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    An AT Apache 700 its pverweight at 4050
     
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    don't think much alternative but to pay up to be honest....Its really not that expensive compared to French tolls
     
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    Seriously, it is not worth the stress, pull up at the Swiss border. A man will come and try to put a vignette in your window, tell him you are over 3500kgs (they all speak english) he will then direct you where to go to pay. You fill in a form, in your case I guess you need one day, so 25CHF, and you are off stress free! It is so easy, done it many times.
     
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    When you stop at the crossing after the Geneva tunnel the police are stood about they took ours took the sticky pads of the back and handed it back so I could stick it on the windscreen properly !! best buy one its not worth the worry :whistle: he was making sure I didnt put it on another vehicle I think! he said we could be fined 2,000 euro if stopped, he was laughing I don't think he would have had he known my brother in law gave us it he had just returned before we went hence the clear tack. :LOL::LOL:
     
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