No go capitals or areas

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  1. Bruce

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    Hi when we have finished our conversion we would like to travel Europe a little, but have slight reservations regarding the use of our Transit (TOBY) It is a 1999 mk5 banana engined model, which is not L E Z compliant It is now a concern that there will be other places where we could not travel due to age or emissions. Should we be worried about these or any other issues. D`ont want to screw up our first major retiral adventure.
    ANY advice please...................Bruce
     
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    Have a look at this website http://www.lowemissionzones.eu/
    You will certainly face restrictions in Germany - most cities have umwelte zones (Berlin requires a green plakette which is for Euro 4/5 vehicles only)
     
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    This will sort you for Germany, if your vehicle complies, all for €6. They supply within a week.


    http://tinyurl.com/yl93pwq
     
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    I've never been kept out of anywhere due to age or emissions. Might be different with the van though :getmecoat:
     
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    Take this advice from someone who has driven in most european capitals......DONT!

    Park on the outskirts and go in by train - you will come back to an intact van, and your life.......travelling by any other way will bring on early heart failure, or insurance claim paperwork!

    It is quite an experience learning NOT to stop at junctions, to NOT stop at a red light, in fact to do nothing else than have your foot slammed to the floor, and you hand permanently fixed to your hooter!:Rofl1:

    Not sure if the inhabitants either drive with their eyes closed - or just don't care!:thumb: Enjoy!
     
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    HI Bruce, the only restriction's we have found that some major capitals don't allow older motorized vehicles in and around there city limits, we found we would not wont to any way, with such high parking charges etc,so we park on the out skirts and bus or train it in to centers much more relaxing, but i have never found a country that would not let us in because we are not euro #erd for emissions purposes,we travel alot into Norway and they are green crazy etc, but never had problems and our MH, she is 30yrs young, and we have traveled a lot to and through Germany and Switzerland with no probs at all, so don't worry just go and enjoy your Travels,:thumb:
     
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    No go areas through emissions

    Thank you for all you replies I was getting quite worried about the emissions and their issues. I am much happier now. We have driven abroad for many years but never taken our new home with us. Many thanks, and please anymore guidance or ideas very much appreciated ..............Bruce
     
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    I would second the opinion that it's far better to use public transport. In France, we have sometimes traveled as much as 1/2 hour by train to visit a large city (e.g. Lyon from Villars-les-Dombs). You get a different view of the countryside and suburbs too.
    However, it can be worth having the relevant emissions sticker in Germany as some nice stellplatz are inside a city's emission control zone, even though they are on the outskirts - Freiburg comes to mind.
     
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