Over 3500kgs. What is the process for entering/transiting Swiss

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  1. emmitdb

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    Hi all,

    I appreciate that this question might fall down the cracks as this section of the forum is a little devoid of articles.

    We have decided to go to Greece at the end of the forthcoming season and from what I've read so far, Switzerland is a better option for us than Austria with it's Go Box. (If I'm wrong on that, please feel free to comment.)

    I've looked at the maps and viamichelin and it would appear that I enter Swiss landspace somewhere near to Basel.
    Can someone who has done this with a motorhome weighing more than 3500kgs talk us through the process.
    ie. Is there somewhere you pull up and produce your docs and visa card or what.

    As usual, thanks in advance for any comments.
     
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    I posted a decent link on Saturday so a search on Garda by Hilldweller will find it.
     
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    Thanks Brian, However?

    I looked through that thread and couldn't find anywhere in it that gave me the info I need.
    I also sussed out the route that got me to the yodellers but I would like to know, what happens to us heavyweights, no offence intended, when we get there.
    The Swiss from memory are ultra effecient in their bureaucracy and no doubt that includes fining people who don't play by their rules.
    Where, how, what manner do we register that we are in their beautiful country
     
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    Thanks once again,

    I looked at the thread,"
    travel time to Garda"

    When I should have looked further down the threads to Italain Lakes. Doh!
     
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    My fault, I gave you a bad lead.
     
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    Please don't worry about this it is very easy, nothing to do in advance .

    If you enter via a major route then you will instantly hit a manned border crossing. You declare your weight and you will be pointed to a window where you present your log book and credit card .
    We opted for a 10 day pass which is any 10 days in a year .
    They give you the document with instruction and your on your way.
    The document has 10 boxes on it that your are to sign and date every time you enter the country. Failing to sign it is big fines if you are stopped and have to hand it over.
    I am pretty sure that the fee worked out less than teh the vignette and included the Gothard tunnel of you need it

    It is very easy so don't lose any sleep on this .

    Neil
     
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    Just a small point - you need to sign and date it for every DAY you drive in Switzerland, not just when you enter. That's how your 10 days are used so in the OP case just driving through means you only sign for and use one day each way. But if you stay over you'll need to use more than one day.
    Hope I haven't confused you!
     
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