Driving in France

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  1. GeoffH

    GeoffH Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone know if any type of warning or hazzad flag Etc. Etc. has to go on the back of motor home carrying bikes? OR if the motor home is LHD
    does it require UK stickers and headlamp deflecters?
    This is for most of Europe
    Tks
     
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    You need a warning sign attached to the bikes. You can pick them up on Amazon/ EBay for a few quid. We have a GB sticker on ours which deals with the second question:thumb:

    Don't forget breathalyser tester, warning triangle, high vis jackets for each passenger.

    Drove through France from Belguim this morning breaking all those rules:Blush:
     
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    Gott all that extras "tks" its the others I need to know! Leaving in August for few years
     
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    I think you will need deflectors if the headlights have been adjusted for UK use.

    Perhaps it would make sense to have them adjusted as you are off long term:thumb:
     
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    [QUOTE Tks for advice Do you have LHD and use GB stickers?[/QUOTE]
     
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    The red/white chevron hazard board is not compulsory in France .. but it is in Spain and I believe Italy .

    If you have GB on the number plate no need for a GB sticker within the EU ..
     
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    board has to be metal in Italy

    In Italy the board has to be the metal type not the cardboard ones. Dependent on weight you may have display the 90 on the back of the motor home.

    Bob
     
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    :Rofl1: :Rofl1::Hey M. Treacle , are you trying to turn into a frog ?
     
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    I dont think anyone noticed this bit of your post....

    you'll need more than GB stickers and beam deflectors....you'll need a full headlamp conversion to LHD.

    if you plan on staying on that side of the channel for a few years you'll need to register your van in France...not an easy task...otherwise you need to return to the UK at least once a year for MOT and tax
     
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