LEZ

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  1. bghotshot7

    bghotshot7 Read Only Funster

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    I have just been notified byTransport for London that my motor home will ncost mee £100 per day to drive in london after Jan 3rd 2012 un less I have it con verte. Has any one had experience of this and what have they done about it?
     
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    If you do a search for low emission zone you will find a number of threads discussing the subject over the past couple of years.

    Basically the choices are stay out of London, sell the van, have a filter fitted and maintained or pay the charge.
     
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    This matter was raised on another forum, below is a posting from the discussion. Hope this is of interest to you, we ourselves live just 200 yards inside the zone but thankfully at the moment our van is compliant.



    We live inside the LEZ and our motorhome is a Rapido the engine is a 2006 Mercedes Euro Sprinter 316cdi 2686cc which ment we had to have a filter fitted.
    After lots of research we have now had our motorhome updated to comply for the LEZ in London. At a total cost of £2006 +£32 VOSA certification.

    Dave Thomsett has fitted us with the Clean diesel filter under the Clean diesel trial but they are now in production.
    Thomsett Church Farm, Stockbury (next to the Church) Sittingbourne, KENT. ME9 7RD
    TEL: 01795 841007


    The Clean diesel DP filter is a “Constantly regenerating dry system” so there are no costly additives needed to help it operate. The system should regenerate and clean itself regularly, there is a small flow gauge fitted to the vehicles dash which confirms the state of the filter. In most driving conditions the filter will look after itself, but if the gauge does show that the filter is beginning to block then it would be necessary to carry out a regeneration drive cycle, (driving for a short time in a lower gear than you would normally use for a set distance). This is the same for most modern diesel vehicles which have factory fitted DPF's as standard.

    At this stage Clean Diesel do not envisage it necessary to have a yearly service (clean the DPF), but depending on the condition of the engine and or the vehicles drive cycle, some vehicles may require a periodic service. The Clean diesel modular design allows the DPF to be dismantled. The filter is simply removed and placed in a specialist cleaning station, heated for several hours to remove the build-up. After cooling the filter is refitted and the vehicle is ready to go. Turn around for this operation is expected to be 2 to 3 days with a cost of around £150 plus VAT. We are hoping to be able to offer a filter loan service, which subject to a surcharge, would prevent the vehicle being off road during this time.
     
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    Bloody daft legislation, my old Mercedes 3.2L V8 diesel car is exempt yet if it had the same engine fitted to a motorhome it would not be.

    Peter
     
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    First check with their website, but fill out the long questionnaire, don't just put in your reg no.
    When I entered my reg. no it said I was'nt compliant so I filled out the long form which said I was. Got on to VOSA who checked with LEZ and they came back and told me that LEZ had me down as 5000kg whereas in fact it is 3500kg.
     
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    We received a letter yesterday dated 9 September 2011 stating our vehicle isnt compliant

    Here is the contact details of a very helpful and knowledgeable lady at VOSA who may be able to help you further

    She really knows her stuff on the LEZ and compliance issues.


    VOSA - Anne Marie - direct line 01792 454363
     
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    I also had a letter yesterday - there is a protest meeting on Wednesday 26 Oct at City Hall in London at 1300 - hopefully lots will be there - I'm going. See http://www.staymobile.tv/ for more details
     
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    Another one for you is Thomsett

    We at Tomsett Kent are working in conjunction with Clean Diesel Technologies to obtain certification from Transport For London(TFL) to fit diesel particulate filters to existing motorhomes to bring them up to compliance. This works by installing a diesel particulate filter in the exhaust system as close to the engine as possible, lowering the emissions of the vehicle.

    We can supply, fit and certify a diesel particulate filter and then arrange for your motorhome to be registered with Transport For London. Once installed, most filters will operate for several years without maintenance subject to use; only cleaning of the filter may be necessary. However your motorhome will need to be certified annually which could be carried out at the same time as you MOT.

    How much will it cost?

    The product kit will cost around £1370 + VAT and the labour approximately £300 plus VAT. Price based on a FIAT Ducato/Peugeot boxer base vehicle.



    For More Information about the Low Emmission Zone and your motorhome call us on 01795 841007 (ask for Dave) or drop us an email to lez@tomsettkent.com
     
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    On top of the fitting -we have to get a £40 per annum emissions certificate . :Angry:

    Where did this come from and I bet that £40 will grow bigger as the months go by:Angry:
     
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