Red and white

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  1. weejohnw

    weejohnw Funster

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    Hi there,
    Can anyone please help?
    I've noticed on some pictures in the albums that some motorhomes have red and white square signs on the rear of the cycle racks. Are these a legal requirement and if so, for which countries?
    Regulations! It is becoming more and more the apparent purpose of a Government is to control people, rather than offering them services for their taxes.:Angry:
    That's only by the way, my main question is about the red and white signs!
    Regards, Wee john
    :Eek!:
     
  2. Pronto

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    Required for Spain - most 'vans with bike racks in Portugal also have them, but this is probably because they've driven through Spain to get there!!
     
  3. JayDee

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    Also Italy if I remember aright.

    (we use one anyway, wherever we are.)



    John
     
  4. Diabalo

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    After being rear-ended in our first motorhome with it being written off with less than 300 Miles on the clock I have one on all the time where ever we may be.
     
  5. Reallyretired

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    I have a bike rack on the back but being a fat idle bastard do not actually put bikes on it. As it still sticks out a bit even when folded does it still need a sign on it?

    My previous van had one but I put a back box on it with the red/white sign, as I now have a lot more locker space I don't use the back box.
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i would say yes....it appears anything sticking out beyond the original bodywork at the back needs one....towbar excluded.
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi,

    If you go on our website, there are two on there, economy plastic one at under a fiver and a metal one, sort of gold plated.

    In the Fiamma section.

    Regards

    Peter
     
  8. gillr49

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    £8.45 delivered from ebay

    Most of the foreign motorhomes have them so we thought we would follow suit but we do take bikes on the bike rack
    :Cool::Cool:
     
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    How do you make £5.50 under a fiver:Blush:. Never mind I'll have one when I pick my van up on Sunday.
     
  10. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Sorry last time I looked they were! A lot of the Fiamma has gone up!

    The other ones even more gold plated now!

    Well done in finding them, tool me two goes:thumb:

    Peter
     
  11. wanderer

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    hi
    we have very few motorhome/caravan dealers down our way and i did not locate the required sign befor we left on our last trip to france/portugal/spain for 3 months thinking i would easily find one on our travels. Did we heck after many tries to a variety of car parts, bike shops , hypermarkets -- after getting quite desperate with other motorhomers telling us the spanish gestapo would definately stop and fine us , i found a square of polystarine with the red and white on one side and about 2 inches thick in a supermarket in spain , it was for sticking on your garage wall to stop damaging your car in tight situations cost 5 euros..
    Next day we called in to a diy store and saw the metal signs that we had been looking for so we bought it along with some other bits and pieces , paid at the till and drove off after about 15 mins i said to the wife those things you purchased were expensive , after looking at the bill it turned out the all singing metal sign had cost us 55 euros ..
    Now frightened to use it in case it gets nicked
    Buy your signs in england before you travel

    wanderer
     
  12. weejohnw

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    Red and white, not the wine

    Hi there,
    that's expensive alright!
    Despite the offer from Johnscross, ebay's cheaper with delivery.
    Will buy one as we like to stay on the right side of the law, but can't help feeling there's always someone out there waiting to get ya
    .:cry:
     
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