Autotrail Cheyenne - Toll Charges (1 Viewer)

Puddleduck

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How do ‘they’ know? Is a digital check of some database? Thinking of a scenario with a 3.65t uplift on a usually 3.5t model where they are visually identical.

Maybe I am the only one who just pays whichever classe is asked for (although we usually avoid toll roads if we can).

We are under 3m but over 3500kg having up-plated to 3650 as a paper exercise. In France we were charged as Classe 2 in Italy it was hit and miss but in Switzerland we registered as a PHGV (which worked out cheaper for us than the vignette - aka "wig net" as per my sister in law).
 
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Newbie ish...
Just done the complete A22 in PORTUGAL last week, 2.89mt H, 3,500Kg but uprated to 4,250Kg,Taxed as PHGV, Class 2 all the way...

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Oct 10, 2009
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We added GlideRite rear air assist to our 3.03m high Autotrail Delaware, I assume it will now be slightly higher at the back?
 
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My Apache634 has a tag attached from Sanef which I originally bought for a previous sub 3 metre in height van.Tha Apache is just slightly over 3 metres and we often get to the embarrassing situation of the barrier not opening when exiting a section of toll Rd.Telling the operator on the other end of the intercom that we are a camping car sometimes is successful in getting the barrier lifted.However if you get a jobsworth like we have also occasionally had,we are told to pay the class 3 rate via credit card.If not you will be stuck there until you do.Not a pleasant experience.
 

Lenny HB

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If it's so tight you could always let the tyres down a bit.
More sensible to fit full air suspension then you can lower it a few inches as you approach the barrier.:xsmile:

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We have a Autosleeper Nuevo overcab, the overcab takes use up to 3.01m!!. It's our first motorhome, although we have toured extensively in Europe camping by car. Because of time constraints we need to use tolls sometimes in Europe, and last summer in the MH used our previous auto tag, as we find them very convenient to get somewhere quickly. As already stated that 1cm meant we were classed as 3, and the tag didn't work automatically. Although the extra cost is bad enough, we find the inconvenience of the passenger having to stay awake to pay also very significant. I am discussing with Autosleeper the possibility of changing the rooflight (this is what takes us over 3m), however I suspect the cost will be prohibitive. Autosleeper claim to have been previously unaware of the 3m limit!!

Does anyone know if you can get a tag for class 3 in France/Spain/Portugal?
Thanks
 
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I've got an '02 Cheyenne, no dome, drove the length of France using toll roads and was always class 2, using a Liber-t tag.
 

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