Inside the M25

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  1. jhbgaiem

    jhbgaiem Read Only Funster

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    Someone has just told me that campervans are forbidden inside the M25. I am not talking about wildcamping, just driving across London. Is this true?:Eek!:
     
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    No - we are currently parked at Abbey Wood which is inside the London Emission Zone (LEZ) and there have been plenty of motorhomes with us.

    But do check the rules as non-compliance can be expensive.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/

    :Smile:
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    As Keith said.

    Easiest way to check on that site is go to 'Compliance Check' and enter vehicle reg no.

    My bMH is parked outside my house in SW London

    Geoff
     
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    Just checked mine on the database on the link and we are OK :Smile:
     
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    our boxer 1999 is o k till nov 2012 then it will cost me 200 sqid a time,, then i have a good reason for not visiting ,, i work for a recovery garage nr winchester, but our trucks are old ford cargos, we have lost thousands as we cant take vehicles in to zone, and insurance companys will not pay yhe toll, beware though, so many places are going this way,,, berlin is one, think manchester is very soon,,, raises a point of interest here,, if i take my bike off the back and tow m/home in,,, is that legal,,,, now before you say dont be silly, you cant tow with a bike,, its not a cycle bike,, its a huge massive giant 50cc, just cos i am on here dont meam i an daft:shout::shout::shout:
     
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    Interesting website that, just checked ours and we are ok but only until 3rd Oct 2010.:Confused:

    Mind you it will be ok for Boris to install 22000 charging points for those silly little electric cars, so he might well lower the emissions in inner London but all the power stations charging the little cars will be poluting the rest of the country.

    The man is an idiot, electric cars will help driving short distance in London but anyone who owns one and wants to travel further outside of the big city will also have to own a non electric car, doooh Boris.:Doh:

    Wouldn`t the better solution if these do gooders really wanted to clean up our carbon footprint be to reduce the cost of the underground, (in Paris you can travel all day for 2 Euros) unlike London were you pay £4 for a single trip in Zone one.

    Clear the roads of the 42 ton truck and get the frieght on the railway.

    Joined up thinking guys.

    Soap box away, nearly.:moon2:
     
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    There are two rings around London.

    The inner one is designed to keep all vehicles out by charging them for every day they move in there. You can probably avoid this zone.

    The outer one is to reduce pollution, this is much bigger, you can't really avoid it. If you don't pollute much you don't pay. If you do, you pay a fortune.

    Both zones work by a camera system, once the camera spots you that's it.

    Now if you are Madrid based I wonder if you get away with this or do they hunt you down, I don't know.
     
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    If you look at the LEZ map the M25 passes through the zone in Havering Essex, is this a trap to catch all?
    I think my new MH in March should be compliant... hopefully.

    tonybrightspark
     
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    Good news I think as I live just outside the zone. "03 Jan 2012 to onwards Compliant":BigGrin:
     
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    The M25 is specifically excluded from the LEZ.

    Graham
     
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    They must be going to fix a poly tunnel over the M25. No charge.:Rofl1:
     
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    Recently we in Yorkshire were castigated for being the most poluting area in Britain. We provide the power for these stupid little dodgems.
     
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    You gotta laugh, apparently our '95 6.5 litre turbo diesel V8 Rv, is exempt!

    Not that it matters, we're very unlikley togo anywhere near 'the big smoke' with the 'van anyway.
     
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    Ohmygawd!
    have checked my van, will not meet the low emissions from Oct 2010!!!
    What will I do when i go to pick up my friends 80 year old mum for the day in Upminster, Essex. She is within the zone.
    One of the options suggested on the website is to change your vehicle :Rofl1:

    Still waiting for my lottery numbers to come up!!!!

    S.
     
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    As Iv'e said before the LEZ is a complete mystery to anybody north of the Watford Gap.

    Ive driven through London, seen the LEZ signs and not had a clue what it is I'm supposed to do.

    What law should I be complying with, (I know its to do with Exhaust Emissions) who's gonna stop me, do I need a badge or summit. I dont know cos nobody's told me.

    As for electric cars helping to reduce pollution :Doh:, its just not true.

    This clown Johnson who Londoners have seen fit to vote in as Mayor but who also has the authority to pass laws that effect people from outside of London is a total clown, he is an embarresment.

    There should be a wall built around London with a total communications black out to stop them all (Londoners that is) from getting amongst and bothering us sane folk.

    Jim
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    Just checked and alright until October then we are not what changes then, anyway made mind up if we are going to London will now go this year before October.
     
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    What changes in October (or, at least, what would have changed if Ken Livingstone had stayed as Mayor ('twas he who passed the law, Jim, not Boris :Smile:)) is that Large Vans and Minibuses would have to be Euro III compliant - see Here. However, as noted on the link from that page to Here, Boris decided last year that he was going to suspend extension of the regulations until 2012.

    So, Carol, you don't have to rush to go to London :Smile:

    Graham
     
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    Mines not an oil burner so no problem :thumb::thumb:
     
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    More refined than us common folk are you Larry? :BigGrin:
     
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    Its LPG on a gas guzzling petrol so no particles in emissions :thumb:
     
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