Rules on bike covers

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  1. jdk62

    jdk62 Funster

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    We are going to France in March for the first time and will have two bikes on a tow bar rack. We have a cover which has a slot for a Square warning sign. Do we have to have one of these sign's?

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  2. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    If you want to be fully visible driving at night I would say yes..... most common accidents are shunts
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    You don't need a cover but you should have a hazard board for safety. I also use a trailer board attached to the bikes as the wheels can hide the motorhome rear lights from some angles. Better safe than sorry. (y)
     
  4. jdk62

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    Will get one.

    Our bike rack is a Thule with light and number plate so we should be good

    Thanks for the posts
     
  5. The Cruisers

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    We have two folding electric bikes from AS bikes which are quite chunky and we are looking for a decent cover for them any help appreciated.
     
  6. wanderingyp

    wanderingyp Funster Life Member

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    We had a Fiamma one which tore easily if in contact with bikes and then it disintegrated due to weathering into powdery particles within 2 years. Bought a good quality waterproof canvas material one at Norfolk Show from Sew and So with slot for sign, very pleased with it so far and ample size for our two chunky bikes.
     
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    thanks will have a look at Sew and So on line
     
  8. themogs

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    Thanks for the info Jim,(y)(y)
    I'm looking for clarity on bike covers:):)
    Viv
     
  9. Cheyenne man

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    Just bought a fiamma bike cover with hazard board, looks and seems to do the job ok.:)
     
  10. sinbad

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    I also bought the Fiamma cover and the clear plastic square for the hazard board just fell to bits. Don't think it can deal with UV. The nylon part has lasted longer but after two years is starting to tear. Don't believe it is up to the job.
     
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