Going Abroad in Your Motorhome ??

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  1. old-mo

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    Most know and there is probably a list some where but for all "Newby`s" who are going over to the continent for the first time...

    Have you got everthing ???

    The last numbers/letters refer, first France second Spain.

    Minimum age at which UK driving Licence accepted 18 18
    National Driving Licence required YES YES
    International Driving Permit required NO NO
    Vehicle Registration document required YES YES
    Motor Vehicle Insurance required YES YES
    Bail Bond required NO R
    GB Sticker/ Europlates C C
    Warning Triangle required C C (2) required.
    Reflectorised jacket/ waistcoast C C (1 Must be carried for each person)
    Spare Headlamp bulbs required R R
    Headlamp adjustment needed C C
    Seatbelts required front and rear C C
    Minimum age of children allowed in front seat 10 yrs France 12 yrs Spain.
    Wide acceptance of credit cards for petrol YES YES
    Wide availability of unleaded petrol YES YES
    Motorway Tolls payable YES YES
    Maximum Motorway Speed Limit 130kph/ 81mph 120kph/ 75mph
    On the spot Fines YES YES

    Also If you wear glasses for driving a spare pair must be carried.. C C
    It is illegal to wear shoes etc with NO back IE slip on`s. C C
    Chequered Board with reflectors must be attached to the rear on the furtherest protruding part of any Bike`s/Rack/Storage Box.

    R = Recommended. C = Compulsory.

    I seem to remember that if anything protrudes over (I Think, check yourselves) 1 mtr from the back then Lights/Indicators etc must be fixed as in trailer board... to the rear`est part.. (Hope that makes sence)


    There maybe a few I have missed.. :Doh:

    Hope this is useful, have a safe trip.. :thumb:


    Another one... Spain shunns the carrying of "Alcohol" in the passenger/driver part of a vehicle... In other words leave booze in boot.
     
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    All ready for the OFF then and getting bored grandaft. But an informative post all the same cheers and have a great trip this time.
     
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    I'd like to reiterate Rogers comments and views and though I'm as envious as hell I do wish you the most pleasant and uneventful trip, except of course for nice events..:thumb:
     
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    Cheers Roger...

    She has me wrapped up in cotton wool this time....

    Not allowed to do anything strenuous, or go near an trailer hitch...

    I love it.. :Wink::Cool::BigGrin:
     
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    cheers mo:thumb:
    for me a very usefull thread:thumb:
     
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    If travelling in Portugal it is wise to carry Fray Bentos Pies (Steak and Ale variety).

    If the locals seem a bit restless you can calm them down by leaving them outside your van as peace offerings...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    There may be more Chris,, as and when I remember I will add..

    Or others can add to the list...

    Should you get pulled... those are the most likely things they will ask to see.. :thumb:

    The "NO Wearing of (Backless) slip on type shoes are obviousley for the driver.. :Smile:
     
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    Only you JJ..:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Do you want any JJ, or are you well stocked..

    I could bring some out to "Marjal".. :thumb:
     
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    plan to go to France next year, 1st time with Van, thanks for info..............Del
     
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    how about not wearing shoes at all? I assume the problem with backless is that they can get caught under the pedals and understand that, but no shoes at all?
     
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    Good question...

    I actually wear slip on`s... and had crossed my mind if I got pulled to whip them off and sling them in the back..

    But I think you are right in the getting jammed under the pedals or feet slipping out. :thumb:
     
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    Just one or two things Mo
    the speed limits have been reduced in Spain to 110km on motorways so no bombing along at 120km you will get a fine of anything up to a €100. If caught at speed of 130 - 151km its a €300 fine, as you know fines are on the spot, if you dont have the cash they will take you to a cash machine but they wont take you back to your vehicle

    all shopping/items of any description should be placed in the boot they are getting stricter on that one as well.

    Another one is your sat nav, it should not be pointed at the driver if its the tomtom type window sucker (that is classed as distraction) point it more at your passenger but so you can still see it

    you are not allowed to drive barefoot either, best sort is canvas type or Jesus sandle type shoe with heel strap

    if your outfit length is 13mtrs or more you do need the orange plates with red border that denote long vehicle on the rearmost part of your outfit - so whats your length Mo with your trailer on - they will measure/pace it out and fine you without the plates
     
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    will i be ok wearing my four inch leatheret with pink bow's high heel's:thumb::Rofl1:
     
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    You would look silly....:Blush:

    Give em to me.. :thumb:
     
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    Is he well stocked.....He has that many they use them for local currency now.
     
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    Few more.....

    Radar detectors are illegal in France whether in use or not.
    It is now a legal requirement to carry a "First Aid Kit"... in France.. (Some sites say Recomended others say compulsory:Doh:)
    Snow chains if there is a likely hood of snow... :RollEyes: Perhaps some one who regularly travels to Ski slopes can clarify... (Haganap, Paul).. :thumb:

    Fire extinguishers recomended..

    :thumb:
     
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    It is now Official

    Chris Green is a SLAPPER
     
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    Bugger !!

    And I look so good in my red stilletos !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    yosser! give him a slap for me:thumb:as i dont slap women and old people:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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