Spain - with a back box

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  1. ThePaddlers

    ThePaddlers Funster

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    hi
    We're travelling down to Spain next week, we have a back box fitted to our bike carrier.

    I've seen various things that suggest that we need a warning hazard square on the back of the box, but some that say this is only needed if your carrying bikes.

    Can anybody advise please?
     
  2. Sabino

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    You will need the warning sign.
    It is because it sticks out the back of your vehicle.
    They have spells when the target things like this. We were picked up for this last year with our bikes. They explained, in good English as well as Spanish, that is was because it was an extension of our vehicle length.
     
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  3. tonka

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    For what they cost... Get one and put it on... (y)
     
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    Get a warning sign (plastic) and use it, as you WILL be stopped and fined on the spot and if they are in a good mood they may weighed as well to see if your back axle is overloaded just for the fun of it. A few quid well spent.(y)
     
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  5. sallylillian

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    I thought that only if the extension was in excess of 1 metre then the red/white sign is needed?
     
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    I believe that is the rule in UK but try arguing this point with Spanish Traffic Police :eek:
     
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    For what they cost not worth the aggro we use ours all the time, a couple of bungees 2 minutes job done. Simples (y)
     
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    Just looked it up and you are right any projecting load in Spain, Portugal and Italy needs one. Not seen them on a-framed cars though
     
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    I think they make the van more visible so are a good safety feature,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    Not required..
    Trailers and A framed cars should have two warning triangular reflectors.. on the lighting board or trailer.
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    It was a joke statement.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    ok.. it went over my head.. :LOL:
     
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  13. busby

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    A Frames don't matter,,,they are illegal in Spain anyway,,,BUSBY..
     
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    OMG another - nasty foreign police men waiting behind a hedge to pull my motorhome apart and make sure Ive got reflective jackets, breathalyser etct etc etc thread.

    Lighten up guys, its a holiday!!
     
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    Our warning plate is fixed to the back box.
     
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