Driving to Croatia on 11th April

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  1. brimo

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    Hi Everyone

    We have never been to Croatia before but have been to Greece, France Germany, Switzerland, Spain and many other places.

    I don't like doing tolls but understand that in some places we might have to.

    Our van is a 4 ton Autotrail Cheyenne 696G, Euro 4 2.3 engine.

    It seems that the most commonly suggested route, reading through old posts on here, is through Germany, then Austria, Slovenia and then into Croatia.

    A motorhoming friend who called briefly last week told me that he goes through Austria on the non toll roads so doesn't need a Go Box.

    Is this a feasible proposition? What do the tolls cost to go through Austria with the Go Box? If I got a Go Box what paperwork would I need to get one?

    So many questions. Hope some of you can answer them :)
     
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    Hi Brimo, can't answer but glad you posted this as we are going go Germany sometime mid April and will also be interested in the replies re go box. Might bump into you along the way ..
     
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    We are going on April 11th so presume snow might be gone by then?
     
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    Should add with intention of going on to Croatia
     
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    I'm sure you will be fine. :) Austrian ski resorts tend to close some time in April.
     
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    Will follow this thread with interest as we are going in September.
    I have found a few blogs about trips to Croatia and when I find them again I will post you a link
    Enjoy the planning
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    Any more info please guys?
     
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    In theory you are supposed to use Winter tyres in Austria until 15 April...
     
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    Hi folks, having used a go box I can say, you need you V5, take it into any petrol station that advertises the go box facility, getting fixed up was easy as we found an English speaking attendant, we had to pay €95 we visited salzburg and innsbruck using motorways, on returning the go box we got a €17 refund, so quite expensive.

    Eric
     
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    As I am only passing through on my way to Croatia I was wondering how easy it was to NOT use the motorways. If its adviseable to use motorways then I wonder how much it would cost just to get through Austria on motorway?
     
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    I believe avoiding motorways is quite easy, I spoke to couple who towed a trailer with a motorcycle on it and they toured Austria and italy area set sat nav to avoid tolls,

    Eric
     
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    We are also going early Sept. Say hello if we meet, our funster sticker will be in the window.
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    Depends if you are leading!!
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    Going with two lots of friends, taking our time, no real plan, probably take 5/6 days to get there via Munich.
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    What routes are you guys planning to take?
     
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    how do you feel about driving through Germany to enter Austria near Linz and then head towards Klagenfurt and then onto Maribor in Slovenia?
     
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    Brimo we haven't fixed any plans yet as we are away just now. We have got as far as Amsterdam to Berlin then wandering onto the romantic road and then....maps out when we get home, or, more likely, when we are actually on the road and make it up as we go along.
     
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    Ive done this a couple of times about 4 years ago

    At thetime I had the previous Arto which was 4.1 tonnes on 4 wheels

    First time, I bought the weekly vignette, stuck it in the windscreen and used the motorways. They didnt ask for the V5 and nobody stopped me and Ive never heard anymore about it.

    Second time I decided I would try and be legal so I went via garmisch partenkirchen to Innsbruck along the 177 then turning onto the 171 just before the Autobahn, then over the new brenner pass- as long as you take the last entrance ramp you only have to pay the Brenner toll, which I believe you have to pay even if you have a go box.

    I wont buy an Austrian go box on principal - like I wont take the mH on the M6 toll. Why should I pay the same for 4 wheels as they pay for 18?

    The only other thing to add - its very early for Croatia, hope you re lucky but weather can be dodgey even in June.

    Jon

    ps have you remembered the slovenian tolls, unless your going via trieste.
     
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    You must have been unlucky...we've spent May in S Croatia for the last three years and it has largely been shorts and T shirts all the way apart from an odd day when the Bura arrives!
    I hope me saying this doesn't change our luck this year...we head off that way again three weeks today!
     
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