Baden-Baden Extortionate release charges - Beware! (1 Viewer)

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Manxman

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May 2, 2019
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van conversion
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Duaghter's van, dad's help
My daughter and boyfriend recently had their motorhome towed away after parking for two hours in a restricted zone in Baden-Baden. A local tow company had taken it to their compound 10km away. Totally accepting culpability, on collection the same afternoon they had to pay a 35 Euros fine plus the initial demand for release at 1300 Euros! The kind company owner suggested a reduction for cash to 800 Euros. despite desperate unsuccessful attempts to get the cash on a Sunday, he relented and took payment on a debit card. It would appear there is no limited to what can be charged.
Such a shame for the pair. 18years old, their first touring trip abroard in an LDV convoy that they converted themselves.
 
Feb 22, 2014
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Rapido Le Randonneur
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Jeez! Will let my Grandson know so that he doesn’t make the same mistake!
 

bobandjanie

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Apr 28, 2008
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2007
Would they be parked in a umwelt zone, it's easy to drive past the signs.
Tell them to get a sticker, they don't want it to happen again. :cry: Bob.

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Devra

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Jun 1, 2016
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Eura Mobil 585 Sport
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Since 2000
You do not get towed for parking in an Umwelt zone. It is only a relatively small fine, if you even get spotted.
I almost regret paying over €1000 six years ago to upgrade to the green sticker. We do not go into these zones very often and I could have paid a lot of those small fines with €1000 ;-)
 
Apr 22, 2018
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I’m surprised that a vehicle that contains gas was removed. I thought this wasn’t allowed in the uk.
 
Feb 22, 2011
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Hymer B544 A Class
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A harsh lesson learned, I feel for them :cry:
Is it worth checking with local authorities if there are any controls or limits on charges these parasites can claim.
Charges should be proportionate with cost
 

Devra

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No, for a particle filter.
I bought a 2002 Eura Mobil with a yellow sticker. The government was subsidising anyone who fitted the filter, but the subsidy was about to end so I went for it.

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