Stung in Austria

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  1. olley

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    Just seen this on facebook:

    Got well and truly stung in Austria today, my own fault for not reading up on the internet before hand, but way over the top.
    Travelled from near Albufeira over the last 6 days and paid tolls in Spain, France and Italy. Paid the last Italian toll just before the border and a couple of miles into Austria reached their toll booths. Lady at booth demanded my "GoBox", park over there and buy a GoBox. Go to office, OK €80 for an electronic box and credit, but wait you just travelled 2 miles on our roads without one, so we are fining you another €240, WTF??? Supposedly the last 10kms in Italy have signs telling you this. No way is it easy to spot, we had our eyes pealed as we didn't know the way etc. It doesnt actually say anything, just an icon of a >3.5t truck and a box with GO written on it.If you are more than 3.5t you have to buy this box before you enter. Hope this helps someone avoid this in future, it has left a very sour taste at the start of our 3 weeks here.


    Seems like a country to miss to me.

    Ian
     
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    Hi
    A pal of ours was in Germany a couple of years back and wandered accidently into Austria and got fined. He didn't want to go there in the first place. Pete
     
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    What makes it more difficult is the road signs like Switzerland and Itay are Green on Motorways, Blue on trunk roads, the opposite of what we are used to. We took a bit of a detour last year as I got confused with the roads and didn't want to end up on a Austrian Autobahn.
    A few years ago we were coming back from Slovenia about 10-20miles into Austria the Autobhann was closed all traffic directed through the rest area with police checking every vehicle, quite a few Dutch got caught.
     
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    This sort of thing kind of worries me, in that between April and May this year, we are going g to Holland, Germany, Austria, (maybe a dip into Italy ), France, a bit of Spain, Portugal and then back to France to take us home.

    Just how many boxes will l actually need, and where do l get them from in advance ?
     
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    We have a Gobox in the glovebox still has 80 euros on it but we try to avoid using it.
    Austria is horrendously expensive for anyone over 3500kgs we're 5000kgs plus 3 axles :eek:
    Last time we did 2 hours on motorways then the rest of the day off motorways. This is ok if you have plenty of time as the roads are long steep and winding and certainly adds a lot of time and fuel to your journey.
    We try very hard to avoid Austria nowadays far too expensive for us.
     
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    For the countries listed only Austria if you're over 3500kgs you buy them at the border
     
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    I'm at 3.8, unfortunately.
     
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    Us too, I think we will give it a miss. :(
     
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    Personally at 3.8 I'd just buy a vignette and wing it as long as you've got a vignette in the window you should be ok nobody can tell by looking your 300kgs over.
    We can't get away with that as we're a tag axle so if they saw a vignette they'd stop us anyway.
    But your choice.:);)
     
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    Is this all of Austria or just the toll roads there...?
     
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    We have the Hymer 3500kg on the side of the van, the 3850kg one is inside the cab door.:)


    Just the Autobahns.
     
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    Just toll roads no charge on other roads and as I said if you have the time a beautiful way to travel.
     
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    Do they weigh you ? Before travelling on the road ?
    Silly question , but "Pug" is 3500 but Ralphs going to uprate to 3850 . How will they know ? Would they tell by the registration ? Number recognition type thing ?
     
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    There is a magnificent route from Fussen to Italy on toll free roads, look for Reschen Pass.
     
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  17. Phill D

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    if you go on the link i have posted above and click on the order now you will see the process and cost / payment. as far as i can see its down to your submission and i guess if stopped they can look at your weight plate under the bonnet.
    if you are like me ( ours has been upped to 3650 ) the lower plate 3500 is till in place, then its down to your V5

    but i believe you are only at risk if you are officially checked
     
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    I'd watch that one,there is a toll tunnel to get to it.
     
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    Not unless it's been dug in the last year.
     
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    Really I've used that route several times never seen a toll tunnel.
     
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