Motorhome Search At Dover

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  1. rikfos

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    Has anyone any idea why they search motorhomes and caravans on the way out of Dover and not coming in? With the amount of migrants trying to get in I would have thought it would have been the other way round.
     
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    they search for firearms, explosives, undeclared passengers, pets. it is to protect those travelling on the same transport and recover loss of earnings, works both ways. Explosive tests are carried out in both directions.
     
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    I have never been searched on the way out but nearly always on the way in. Will let you know, catching the ferry on Saturday....Yipppppeeeee
     
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    We haven't been searched either, and crossed many times. Lucky, because last time we were carrying a 20ltr jerry can of petrol for the generator.
     
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    Don't mention that word on here......!!:lipssealed:
     
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    On one occasion we were searched at Dover, and the lady said, "I realise this is a stupid question, but I have to ask - have you got any knives with a blade longer than 4 inches." Then she said,"for the purposes of your answer, ignore any knives carried for eating of cooking purposes" Box ticked I suppose.
     
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    It’s to see if you are "repatriating" any illegal immigrants …then they can upload it to on youtube :)
     
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    may come as a surprise but they sell petrol in MAINLAND europe!
     
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    So essentially the question was (reading between the lines) "Are you carrying any knives for the purposes of stabbing someone?"
     
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    Yes, poor wording on my part, the can was empty, but it is still not allowed! :D
     
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    And the UK is ?
     
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    For now :D
     
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    And always will be.
    May not stay in the EU.
    But will always be Europe
     
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    Geographically of course but ask anyone once we vote no and they'll all say we're not :LOL::LOL:
     
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    OK...OK be pedantic then:LOL: you know very well what I meant...

    just questioning the wisdom of carting fuel on a ferry to be honest....
     
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    Not going to get involved in the geography but I must question the logic of carrying fuel in a jerry can on the ferry. Not only do you stand the chance of being cought and perhaps being refused boarding, but it is also a potential fire risk, it is also added weight and apart from all else......it is much cheaper to buy over there... Why risk having it? Unless of course this is ANOTHER windup!!:smiley:. :reel:
     
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    Yeah but the can was empty. :)
     
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    Was it? The post said "of petrol" not "empty petrol can"
     
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    Fire? a bloomin potential disaster more like....
     
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    Yes I worded it badly, I meant a 20ltr petrol jerry can, not a jerry can with 20ltrs of petrol in it. And to be fair, when we boarded we were parked next to a petrol tanker, I suspect he had quite a lot of fuel on board!
     
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