London Emission Jan 2012

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  1. Mavis

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    Well it is a defo and so all the fighting is over.
    Info then for all the people who reside in London or need to come to London.

    I received from a friend the info:-
    They have the aproved unit coming in in July for our vans (A Rapido) (under going TFL aproval testing) at a much reduced price I was quoted £1500 +vat and labour. which is £1000 saving on the next cheapest unit.
    Oxted at orpington His number is 01883713633 ask for Dan

    Also for you here is the goverment approved list
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/17701.aspx#tkt-tab-panel-1

    Hope this all helps and be careful and check again at the DVL site as you can have 2 M/Homes same year but one complies and one doesnt and its all down to the weight.:cry:
    So please Check
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/17700.aspx#tkt-tab-panel-3
     
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  2. chesterfield hooligan

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    :Rofl1: just another reason not to go into London:Rofl1:
     
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  3. Geo

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    Care to expand on "The Unit"
    I know what you mean but for the benifit of those that dont:thumb:
     
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    Its been such a success, its coming to a city near you very soon. :BigGrin:
     
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    I have a 6.8ltr V10.. and

    I put my registration number in on my RV ..Winnebago (6.8ltr and a V10) and it tells me (TFL) that I comply.

    I was looking on the recent press issues and other info.. and it does not now say that petrol vehilces are excluded. We all presumed it was diesels only.

    But TFL is certainly listing the vehicle as compliant: 06 feb 2011 to 02 Jan 2012 and 03 Jan 2012 to onwards..

    I know there are not a lot of petrol engined motorhomes out there except some of us yanks.. but I suggest you do run a check just in case.

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    As usual Bob we RVrs are compliant in every way
    were such a nice bunch O chaps and chapasses:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Geo,
    I was just wondering if your vehicle would pass the emmisions test if it had a SOG fitted?:RollEyes:
     
  8. M1TCH

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    Im with Brian and Marion on this why any one would want to go to London anyway is beyoud me, it should have a big wall built round it and bread thrown in at weekends :Rofl1:
     
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    Oh well looks like I'll be knocking Crystal Palace CC site off my faves list then. I'm not paying a 4 figure sum for a poxy filter! :cry:
     
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    if you want to cross the river thames

    If you want to cross the river thames going North you have to either cross in one of three places.. Dartford.. pay toll, Woolwich Ferry ..free or the Blackwall Tunnel free .. most 5th wheelers will not get under the height.

    If you come off the M25 and head towards London (A20) you will be inside the emission zone at Sidcup.. that is a fair way out of London.. same applies if you come off the M25 at the A2 junction you will hit the zone at Bexley.. so if you do not want to pay you have to get inside the zone.. a problem for some of the older motorhomes about.

    RV's or yanks on the whole do not have an issue.. I have a real problem at MOT time as the V10 6.8 Triton engine will not register on the machine as the emmissions are so low. They have to do a manual test on it. But most RV's pass the tests..

    But there are reasons to go inside the out London area.. a very good pie and mash shop comes to mind in Wood Street, Walthamstow London E.17 .. inside the LEZ... I am sure many have places they would go to... London is not just the little bit in the middle it is a massive place...a couple of the Camping and Caravan sites are within the LEZ. As is all the new Olympic park.

    Bob:Eeek:
     
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    Its a pain for me. I dont want to go into London. I live in Kent have a Dartford Postcode BUT I live within the London Borough of Bexley and about 100 yards from the Cameras welcoming you to the LEZ Zone.

    I dont have a choice I am always heading out of the Zone anyway. I will have to get a fitler fitted.

    I also understand that there is a filter on test on a Hymer in Kent as well at the moment (and no its not ours):Rofl1:

    Sonja
     
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    Thanks for the information xxx

    Just spoken to a very helpful lady who really knows her stuff on the LEZ and compliance issues.

    Here are her direct details

    VOSA - Anne Marie - direct line 01792 454363
     
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    Well...wont London be a quiet place then?

    Because along with a lot of other people I will not be spending 4 figures to merely visit the horrible place...

    Boris you can get stuffed...
     
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    i live about 8 miles from dartford bridge
    and i WONT BE GOING TO LON[STRIKE]D[/STRIKE]CON

    i do object to paying road tax then paying congestion lez charge:Eeek::Angry:
     
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    Maybe so, but, I wouldn't drive into London anyway regardless of the LEZ I would go by train, as London has a lot to offer the visitor.

    The rest of the major cities have very little to offer the visitor, so to introduce LEZ , is to fast forward their own demise as a tourist destination.


    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Have you non compliant people thought about the consequences of not being LEZ compliant
    Your Motor home value could be seriously effected
    The bottom fell out of the recovery vehicle market as a result,
    No direct affect I will admit, what happened was you could pick up the same recovery vehicle from around London area for quite a few grand less because it became unusable down there, that had a knock on effect of lowering prices generally over the whole country or your northern truck didn't sell:Eeek:
    So beware:cry:
    Geo
     
  19. Spannerandco

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    Hi Im new to this site and have read with interst about the LEZ and motorhomes. Its fine we can all stamp our feet and say we are not going to visit London, but some of us have to. I use my motorhome as a base for when I visit trade shows, it helps keep the cost down. Others of you live within the LEZ and need to get on and off your drive, and some people will still want to use the camping sites within the LEZ. There is talk that other cities in Britain will also introduce Low Emmission Zones and many European cities allready have them.
    I am lucky in that my present motorhome is compliant, but my old one would not have passed. Im sure many people who need to visit London canot afford to upgrade so will have to take the route of conversion.
    My local MOT center has signs up in their reception area advising motorhome owners to check if their vehicles are going to be affected. I understand from the owner that they have a prototype exhaust filter fitted to a customers Fiat Ducatto based Auto Roller. They are testing this for complience with TFL in conjuction with the manufacturer. They are expecting to be in a position to fit and certify by July with a simular price guide to the earlier post in this section. To gain more info ring Tomsetts 01795 841007 ask for Dave.
    One other thought with the 2012 oylmpics coming up will any motorhome owners need or want to visit?:Confused:
     
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    Not subject to LEZ mainly refers eg. to Petrol vehicles that basically are not included in the legislation. The legislation is mainly for diesel vehicles so their emission comply to the latest regulations.

    It means your vehicle is not in the category that needs to comply with the LEZ legislation.
     
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