Long Vehicle signs

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  1. avgathome

    avgathome Read Only Funster

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    We are travelling to France with our MH with cycles on rear mounted carrier, do we require the High vis markers:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    You should use one of those square boards with red and white stripes and reflectors, available from Johns Cross (other accessory shops are available) which are a legal requirement in some countries for anything that sticks out at the back of your vehicle.

    'Long vehicle' signs are not required for motorhomes.

    As a bit of an aside I have seen 'on tow' signs on toads, this is illegal as the whole basis of A frame towing is that the car is legally a trailer, and not a broken down vehicle.
     
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    Spain = Yes

    France = No
     
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    Yes they are if the motor home or caravan outfit is over 12m and they no longer say, 'Long Vehicle'

    They look like this.

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    Quite correct. It had slipped my memory that some MH are a ludicrous length :Smile:
     
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    Got nicked in Irun once for not having a long vehicle sign on my trailer behind the RV. Tried blagging em with "Its a motorhome,not a HGV". They were having none of it. Cost me 150 Emuse.
     
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    Yea I know our RV, A frame and Jeep total 57ft or 17m :Rofl1:

    Size DOES make a difference :Laughing:


    Mick :thumb:
     
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    I wonder if the average driver knows what that sign means? And I wonder if the average driver thinks artics are short?

    Ian
     
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    As far as I know you don't need one for France but you do for Spain/Portugal and Italy. From a safety point of view and on the basis that the EU will soon catch up it might be prudent to get one (just the diagonal red/white).
     
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