Switzerland

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  1. weejohnw

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    Hi Folks, will be in Switzerland shortly and just wanted to know, -our Motorhome is under 3500kg, so do we need a vignette thingy do use the motorway network?
    Regards, Weejohn
     
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    The Swiss authorities levy an annual motorway tax and a vehicle sticker (costing CHF40 (or 29 EUR) for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum total weight and known locally as a 'vignette') must be displayed in the prescribed manner by each vehicle (including motorcycles, trailers and caravans) using Swiss motorways and semi-motorways. The fine for non-display of the vignette is the cost of vignette(s) plus CHF100. Motorists may purchase the stickers in the UK (telephone the Swiss Centre on free-phone 00800 100 20030 for information) or in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations and garages throughout the country. Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes maximum total weight are taxed on all roads; i.e. caravans pay a fixed tax for periods of one day, 10 days, one month or one year.

    A GPS based navigation system which has maps indicating the location of fixed speed cameras must have the ‘fixed speed camera PoI (Points of Interest)’ function deactivated.
    Radar detectors are prohibited even if not switched on.

    Dick
     
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    Yes
     
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    Yes if under 3.5 t otherwise its a hgv pay as you go box :thumb:
    cost is £30.00 approx


    http://rail.stc.co.uk/produkttexte.php

    or you can buy them on Ebay normally sell for about £20.00
     
  5. weejohnw

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    Heading away on Friday so will have to be pay at border, thanks
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Recently someone says the border guard tried to get them to pay in Euros for the Swiss Franc amount, watch out !

    Luzern great, Camping Lido near the motor museum very convenient.

    Mind you all Switzerland is great.
     
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    Hi Yes Brian that was me and Lynn, fortunatley Lynn was on to them and paid in Swiss Francs witch is a lot cheaper. Peter
     
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    hi John
    You can just buy one at the border but buy it in swiss francs . Peter
     
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    OK thanks for that, we'll ssettle for buying at the border, must remember to change some money into swiss currency
     

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