Environmental badge

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  1. Helga

    Helga Read Only Funster

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    Sorry for all the questions but I do appreciate`the your help.

    Do I need to try to get an environmental badge before travelling to Germany? I am not sure if Helga (a 1992 Hymer 544) would pass the test? Has any one else got one of these badges?

    Thanks

    Helga
     
  2. jonandshell

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    You don't need anything more than a British registered, MOTed, taxed and insured van.

    Where did you get the idea of anything more?:Eeek:
     
  3. Helga

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    The badge is known as an umwelt plakette. You only need to display one if you intend to enter most cities (often including outskirts). They are red, yellow and green - basically Euro 2, 3 and 4/5 emission classifications (although vehicle weight can have an impact as well as engine specification). Your Motorhome would be given a red plakette and you might consider this not worth bothering with as many cities have now restricted access to yellow or green, and in some cases (e.g. Berlin) green only. Plakettes can be obtained online before travelling, but it is much cheaper to get one when you reach Germany. A commercial vehicle dealer for your base vehicle can issue one, or a TÜV centre (that's like an MOT test centre). They cost €5 if you get one this way. If you decide to get one, it should be displayed on the lower right of your windscreen (looking out forwards) i.e. GB driver's side.
    So long as you stay out of cities (go in by bus, cycle or train) you don't need to display the plakette.
     
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    I tend to view low emission zones as an excuse NOT to visit the sprawling, polluted, festering pits of depravity that constitute most modern European cities!

    The countryside and it's small towns and villages are much nicer!:thumb:
     
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    As always, good advice from JeanLuc, he advised me when I posted comments about my onboard battery overheating, his advice was spot on, since fitting new battery everything back to normal,
    And JeanLuc I must apologise for not thanking you at the time, very remiss of me, which I apologise for, Thanks mate,
    Ken the Beerdrinker :thanks2: a beer is yours when we meet :drink:
     
  8. Helga

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    Thank you very much that is one less thing to be concerned about.

    Wow I love this site

    Only 8 more sleeps to go.

    Helga
     
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    Helga. Currently at my sons in Gutersloh and have just returned from Berlin.
    We stopped outside Berling on a v good site with bus access to the City. We never drive INTO cities but pass through them on Autobanns and find sites outside so not a problem
    Off to Kkoblenz and Mosel on Sunday.
    What are you plans?
     
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    Thank you

    Our plans are to catch the ferry on Fri 14th park up at Bray Dunes wait for sueang to join us and then travel down into Germany stopping where we fancy, ending somewhere near Koblenz then head back through Luxemburg. We only have a week but we are so excited that we are packed and ready to go. What a shame work has to come in the way!!!
    Only 8 sleeps to go!

    Helga
     
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    Brilliant plan, you'll love it, some of us have to work to keep these old [STRIKE]retarded[/STRIKE] retired funsters in pension liquidity.....Griff :thumb:
     

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