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  1. JackieJ

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    I just joined the American Motorhome club in the UK and a member recommended that I sign up here as well. It looks like it was good advice.

    My husband and I currently live in Canada and own a 37ft Georgetown XLS 378TS. Our plan is that as soon as we retire we will ship our RV over to the continent and plan to live in it for two years or so while touring Europe. We both have EU passports as well as Canadian passports. I was born in the UK and my husband is Dutch. We have rented smaller class C motorhomes in various countries in Europe but we have never tried traveling in a class A size machine towing a car. It should be fun!

    I look forward to talking with people on this forum.
     
  2. scousebird

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    Hello :welc:
     
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  3. DBK

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    Welcome! When you come to ship it over here you may need to decide whether to register the RV in a European country otherwise you may have a problem when it needs the Canadian equivalent of an MOT, assuming you have such a thing over there.
     
  4. scotjimland

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    I had a 36ft GeorgieBoy RV with double axle box trailer .. toured Europe and Morocco... lived in it for three years.. and yes, you are correct.. it can be 'fun' ..

    provided you plan ahead and check sites for suitability.. not too bad..

    The aires in France are great and you will fit on some.. but not all..

    have fun
     
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    Welcome to Fun ..... please be aware that in most of mainland Europe a car being towed by a RV has to be on a trailer as A-frames are not allowed.
     
  6. JackieJ

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    I just heard yesterday about the trailer. That really disappoints me. We have the hooking and unhooking down to about two minutes. We have a very good braking system. I really didn't want to have to park a trailer as well when I am parking the motorhome. Big disappointment but obviously I can't do anything about the laws in various countries.

    I am not coming over until later in 2016 at the earliest. Any hopes that there is change in the wind about towing a car?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Afraid not.,. they used to be quite lax about it ,.. not anymore..

    If stopped you are fined and made to unhitch and drive the car.

    The UK is still OK..
     
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    The only likely change is that it will be banned in more of the countries that currently allow it.

    By the way, hello :welc:
     
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    There certainly will.....but for the worse.

    A couple of years ago they were mostly ignored in Europe, as they are here in the uk, but jonnie foreigner has taken exception starting with Spain, now france and Germany are getting tough.

    You could take a chance if you both drive but if stopped you will be told to unhitch.....and especially in Spain you will be issued with an on the spot fine.
    no ready cash.....they will take you to a cash dispenser to get the money....there is no escape.
     
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    What is the logic for not being able to flat tow cars? Why is a trailer considered any safer? Do you know?
     
  11. Baldeagle7470

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    Hi and a big welcome from :france:
    incidentally my partner is Canadian for her sins!!
     
  12. Brian and Jo

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    Hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    In the countries that ban A frames the law is that only a recovery vehicle can tow a car , usually because it has broken down!, they don't make exceptions for "our" hobby, that's how it is, unfortunately.

    Welcome to the fun,anyway.
    Cheers, Dave (y)
     
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    Hi JackieJ and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Hi and welcome from North Devon
     
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