So what are the "Rules" concerning A frames in Spain??

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  1. Frentchy

    Frentchy Funster

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    I have up dated-my old (20yr) A frame to comply with the 4 wheel braking system, I was going to post Pics but I would be inviting comments, Heath Robinson, Wallis&Grommet spring to mind, or just plain :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: But it works!!!!!
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Illegal in Spain..

    several funsters have tested this law... and lost

    https://www.gov.uk/living-in-spain
     
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    My mate got fined last year 250 euros, a framed again this year ok. Not stopped but worried every trip between camps, he as now swopped to a caravan to be sure.

    Ps I know others who have been fined as well.
     
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  4. JJ

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    I know people who haven't been stopped or fined...

    Do you enjoy a flutter?

    I think Spain is breaking EU law by fining fellow members when their vehicles comply to the law in their own country but I suspect no one is rufty tufty enough to take them on...

    Rise up and take on the Bull Bulliers...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    ha ha.. few have the stomach to argue with a 9mm pistol in view
     
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    JJ Funster

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    They look tough but they aren't.

    If they were they wouldn't need guns.

    Won't shoot you for having an "A" frame...

    Trust me...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    That's the trouble, it's not law in our country.

    There, that'll start a fight. :rofl:
     
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  8. JJ

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    I am a lover not a fighter...

    Peace Man...


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I know JJ, but was hoping for comments from a more volitile Fun member. :clap:
     
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    Its up to the country you are travelling in to decide if they allow A frames or not. :mad:
    See this Eu parliamentary question.
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=WQ&reference=P-2012-000299&language=EN
    and the relpy
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=P-2012-000299&language=EN

    The Spanish and the Germans dont like it and you may be stopped and fined.
    I have in the past towed mine in Spain but do not take the chance any more, its roulette !!
    Hope this helps (y)
     
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    Don,t tow, get a motorscooter or bike.
    Phil
     
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    or a trailer
     
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    or a car + caravan..
     
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    But I want to take this :cry: 059.JPG
     
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    a lightweight custom trailer is the easiest legal answer then
     
  16. Frentchy

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    Ive got one, it was shown on my Avatar until Jim lost it!!:whistle: it weighs nearly the same as the car, and I have
    changed MHs from the HGV also shown on my lost Avatar:unsure:
     
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    Cost me €40 4-5 years back near Lleida was a lot more but after a lot of argument and him going through his rule book he saw that I didn't have the over run brake cable attached(ex AA .a bar) mate who's car I was towing paid the fine and he gave up and left after making us detach the car. Not bad I suppose towed from roscoff and another few miles to ampolla & we would have got away with it :cry:
     
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    JJ, m'boy....does that also include driving while wearing sandles/flipflops/jesus boots/desert brogues....driving without a spare pair of specs (if worn)......driving with one arm resting on the window ledge.....driving without yellow bibs/vests.....all directly breaking the law in Spain but not here in the UK and probably every other euro state as well.

    1 and 3 could be used as a reason here for not being in control but that is a separate
    offence.

    my opinion is.....you drive on their roads, you drive by their laws.
     
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    Good for you Mr Pappajohn... (y)


    JJ :cool:
     
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