road parking

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  1. nahnotme

    nahnotme Read Only Funster

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    Having just purchased my first RV im worried about on road parking as the door opens out onto the road and me and my doggie have a habit of just jumping out.
    Ive looked on the Highways code website and it states that you must park in the direction of traffic at night unless in a parking bay, though if the speed is more than 30 MPH parking lights must be left on ....doenst this flaten your battery ?
    I wondered what experiences other RV'ers have had ????
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Lock the habitation door and use the cab door to exit (drivers if its LHD) or put a notice saying DONT on the hab door as an aide memoire.

    Peter
     
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    I ain't got a cab door:cry::cry:

    Anyone that knows me will know "GET BACK GET BACK" being shouted and my Great Danes and the signs of a fight going on:Doh::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
  4. MicknPat

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    Does this help from Sussex Police?


    Parking at night


    During the hours of darkness, vehicles which are goods vehicles no more than 1525kg unladen weight, or passenger vehicles with less than 8 passengers, excluding the driver, may be parked with their near side to the kerb. The Vehicle cannot be parked within 10 metres of a junction.

    Exceptions to parking near side to the kerb at night are:
    • In a one way street, in which case vehicles can park on either side of the road, if parking is allowed.
    • With permission of, or directed by a Police Officer.

    If a vehicle is parked on a road with a speed limit greater than 30mph, parking lights must be used.

    A vehicle over 7.5 Tonnes may park on the highway provided:
    • It does not cause an obstruction or other offence.
    • The vehicles lights are lit during the hours of darkness.

    It is an offence for a goods vehicle over 7.5 tonnes to park on a verge of a road, a central reservation or footway, unless instructed to do so by a Police Officer as a result of an emergency, or for unloading where there is no other place to unload and the vehicle is not left unattended at any time.
     
  5. nahnotme

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    ooohhh im scratching me head more now, im off to park on the prom in southport tonight and the plod and traffic wardens are buggers there.
    I cant imagine there are many goods vehichles less than a tone and half ??
    and which is the near side...the drivers side...as in not left hand drivers....as in right hand side ???
    and my winnibago carries 8 passengers, though only has belts for 4 ???? whats the legallities there ?
    and do people REALLY leave thier parking lights on all night ???
    Ive passed loads of HGVs who dont bother, is it one of those rules that no one enforces ?
    I know im probably being over cautious but for ease of mind i'de like to know these things.
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    loads of 'em, i drive one at work.....citroen berlingo, renault kangoo, peugeot partner.
    left hand side of road is near side
    only 4 belts so officially 4 seats
    some do but i feel not many
    think it depends on the local gestapo
     
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    I'd be more concerned about the late night drunken hoodlums .. why not find a nice quiet site or CL for the night ?
     
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    If someone takes a dislike to you being there and reports you then the lighting regs are an excuse to move you on. Best not have a drink in case you are asked to move. I'm inclined to agree with Scotjimjland about your most likely scource of bother though. :Sad:
     

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