Warning signal plate

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  1. plumbomb

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    Were off to lake Garda travelling through Belgium,Luxembourg ,Germany & Switzerland can anyone tell me do i need warning signal plate for the bikes were taking with us or are they only needed for Spain.Many thanks.
     
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    Yes you need one and technically for Italy it must be aluminium not plastic. Why ? Well obviously, the expensive aluminium ones are made in Italy.
     
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    Yes you do and its supposed to be a metal one although I always use a plastic one.
    Can't afford a metal one:eek:


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    Sorry duplicate Brian beat me to it(y)
     
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    Just for info.. don't bother myself..

    the red stripe should point to the off side of the van .. sometimes you see them arseaboutface ;)
     
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    Hello Plumbomb,
    It just so happens that I am doing exactly the same trip through the same countries in 3 weeks time.
    Will you be posting your experiences and campsites etc?
    Ken
     
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    You also need one in Spain for the bike rack without bikes on it, As it is classed as a projection outside the overall vehicle length. I'm supposed to use one ( keep forgetting to fit it. lol) even though mine is a homologated extra & on the log book.
     
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    Thanks for the info, ill get on to it today.
    Hi Ken, were travelling down to the tunnel late on the 9th June, i think our first stop for the night will be somewhere in Luxembourg. Thats as far as ive planned not even sure of route to take, have you a planed route? But i suppose thats half the fun of having a MH,
     
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    Hello Plumbob,
    You will be 2 days ahead of us and so I will read your posts with real interest.
    We were thinking of something like this:
    Brussels (Camping Grimbergen)
    Liege (Camping l'eau rouge
    Luxembourg City (Bon Accueil)
    Freiburg (to see some friends)
    Lucerne (TCS Camping Sempach)
    Lake Como (The Magic Lake)
    Lake Iseo (Camping Iseo)
    Lake Garda (Camping Fornella)

    Ken
     
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    Wouldn't worry too much about the sign being aluminium, I tried to buy one in Sardinia two weeks ago but they only had plastic ones and the guy didn't have a clue about the requirement! Sticking to the plastic one unless I see an aluminium one as they will last longer
     
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    We have done Lake Iseo twice. It's stunning! Neat little town to. Your going to love it !
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Can you tell me the site(s) you stayed at, please, and your opinion of them
    Ken
     
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    We stayed at Camping Punta Do Oro. (2011 & 2012) (http://www.camping-puntadoro.com/en/camping/facilities.html
    If you can get a lake side pitch you will have one of the finest lake views in Italy I.M.O. You will be within walking distance to the town and reasonably close to supermarket shopping and wine shops etc., including market days.
    We loved it, in fact we returned the following year just to get a lakeside pitch and most evenings we would just sit in front of the motorhome on the edge of the lake, sipping wine and watching the people swimming, fishing and touring the lake. Lots of other campers doing the same, so relaxing with amazing scenery. A few pictures for you.
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    Wow.
    Thank you so much for replying and including the photos.
    I've checked the site out and, unfortunately it doesn't seem to be an ACSI site.
    I might pay the price and go there anyway, though.
    Once again, thanks for your help.
    Ken
     
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