Bike Rack Warning sign

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  1. Sweet Chariot

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    Going to France in June and taking the bikes. Do I have to fit any warning sign to the Rack and if so anybody know where I can purchase one, saw one once on a Van.:thumb:
     
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    yep!!!!

    you must have a warning board at the very rear of the rack.

    square board with red and white diagonal strips.

    on the spot fine if you dont have one.

    most caravan shops sell them.

    our own Peter at Johns cross motorhomes sell them HERE scroll to bottom of carry bike accessories.
     
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    Hi John..

    have the French changed the law recently ? ..

    It wasn't compulsory last year .. only advisory
     
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    im alway prepared to be told IM TALKING BULLSH&T:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    i alway thought they were compulsory Jim:Doh:
     
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    :roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:

    Compulsory in Spain and Italy ..

    but in any case, it's a good idea to fit one whether compulsory or not.. :thumb:

    Jim
     
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    must be thinking of spain....but you gotta get there.....via france (usually), so that'll be where i got it from:thumb:
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi, seems you do, we stock them if you want one

    Peter

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    hi
    Make sure you buy your warning sign before you travel , we visited many shops and stores in france / portugal ,/ spain try ing to buy a sign. Found one in the end which was metal and cost over 50 euros
    Wanderer
     
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    I think it is good idea to use one whether it's compulsory or not, we use one all the time.

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    Regards Pat
     
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  10. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Could be an export market here in UK with the euro as it is, the 'gold plated' metal one is £25, nearly half price!:thumb:

    Peter
     
  11. chas

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    Last time I saw one in a camping supplyers was the plastic type and was under a £5 :thumb:
     
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    Somewhere I read that one country ( Italy ? ) demanded they were aluminium too.
     
  13. Sweet Chariot

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    Ordered thanks.:thumb:
     
  14. Tony Lee

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    Do need reflective vests, bulb set and warning triangle.
    and first aid kit?
     
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    We also always carry our bikes in a similar way that Pat has his. On a rack complete with number plate, lights, indicators etc so my question is WHY do we need a square sign with a few red lines? If someone can't see the back of the RV and the rack with all the lights on maybe they shouldn't be on the road! :ROFLMAO:

    Mick
     
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    Eurocrecy !!!! ::bigsmile:
     
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    Because it no doubt comes under the prrotruding or overhanging rules somehere, our is not to reason why but to obey!:shout:
     
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    I thought I had asked this question here before but obviously it was all in the mind (yet another senior moment) - so here goes.

    Is there a correct way to display this sign as it is possible to have the diagonals sloping down to the left or down to the right - or is it down to the nearside or down the offside?
     
  19. Sweet Chariot

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    Yes got the vests but need to sort out the spare bulbs as not sure what my headlights are as not standard Peugeot front.:Eeek:
     
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    Yep, you did ask this once before but don,t think you got an answer, so it was not a senior moment, hope that puts your mind at rest. Hope you get an answer this time as I would also like to know although I reckon the answer will be it does not matter which way. Watch this space, but as I say you did not have a senior moment.
    Dave:thumb:
     

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