Germany again

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  1. Techno

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    11 days to go but I'm busy so time is flying.
    I thought I'd start the thread now in anticipation of the daily photos etc
    Does that mean I'm getting Giddy :LOL:
     
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    As we are crossing Hull Zeebrugge it is not practical to fill the fridge before crossing.
    Any advice on a good supermarket twixt there and Cologne?
    Cant go anywhere near town centre due to emissions and I believe I have to stick to the major route to the Stelplatz to comply with tourist exemption for our vehicle.

    To clarify the exemption!
    Unlike London where if your van does not comply, rather than just F U off
    the Germans give an exemption to vehicles that cannot comply as long as they stick to the route. So you can visit the Cathedral etc with a modest walk from the Stelplatz rather than being Ostracised
     
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    You will pass Carefour about 7km out of Zeebrugge.
    The turn off for Brugge/Blankenberge turn towards Brugge
    300 mts rounabout turn left Carefour is on the right just after Decathlon.
    Loads of parking for Motorhome
     
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    Thanks Mel that is one concern abandoned :cool:
     
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    Did you get your fridge sorted Andy

    Chris
     
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    Now if you'd just hung on another month we could have met up in Dusseldorf or Nuremberg ( best steak I ever had, flame grilled Angus beef, beautiful (y) - and the beer is not bad :cheers:)

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    Currently I still have the bodge that makes it work fine.
    Parts are on order with the intention of it being restored to design.
    Just now I have it pulled forwards to enable the remedial work but if I don't get a date soon that fits before the 19th I will have to put it back and wait until next month.
    Fingers crossed as I would like to use my two weeks to prove it is repaired to my satisfaction
     
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    It's just occurred to me that we land Sunday morning, will it be open?
     
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    Techno were off to Germany/Austria on Friday and note the above comment, regarding emissions I thought your van was only a couple of years old (euro 5) I think, like my own van
    My van is also on a 4250kg, like yours, will this cause any problems within Germany (how would they know it's not a 3500kg)
    I would be grateful for any info regarding above
    Thks
     
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    Mine is 2008 so Euro 3 and cannot meet emission requirements.

    EDIT actually Euro 4 confirmed by google
     
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    2008 fiat is it not euro 4 ?
     
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    Don't think so but would not put money on it.
     
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    ref fridge on ferry, I am sure I have read that if you ask nicely you can get a 240V hook up on board, that might relate to Spanish crossings, but might be worth an ask, probably best before you turn up with a fridge / freezer full :D

    have fun, look forward to reports of your trip (y)
     
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    Google says you are correct (y)

    The three power units fitted to the New Ducato have been designed in accordance with criteria of the greatest rationality, efficiency and reliability. They’re capable of outstanding performance that translates into reduced fuel consumption and emissions (they are all Euro 4), lower noise levels (due to the multipoint injection system); improved comfort (fewer alternating masses for fewer vibrations), and a satisfying drive (due to the very smooth torque delivery, which is guaranteed in turn by the possibility of improved control of combustion).
     
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    Not worth the risk as even a lead plugged in is no assurance that it will be live throughout the crossing
     
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    Best bit before we even set off is! Funsters Gail & Karen are hooking up with us on the return ferry and we've a table for four booked in the Brasserie :clap2::wine:
     
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    Your in Lancaster's then?? (y)
     
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    Don't mention the war!!!!!
     
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