Mr Smiley

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Seajay, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Seajay

    Seajay Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    97
    Ratings:
    +107
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    28,375
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Ratings:
    +93,537
    Hi Chris, ingenious way to find space for a gas tank. Is it legal to mount the spare on the front like that?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    11,559
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Ratings:
    +20,652
    Like the spare wheel, we converted a Bedford CF years ago and had the spare wheel there.
     
  4. TheCaller

    TheCaller Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    2,180
    Location:
    Lincs
    Ratings:
    +3,308
    That's where the Danbury VWs have it too - albeit under a cover.
     
  5. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    8,701
    Location:
    Dorset
    Ratings:
    +14,463
    not been legal for a few years as i understand it. not even allowed to fit bull bars now, let alone bolt a wheel and tyre to one
     
  6. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    8,701
    Location:
    Dorset
    Ratings:
    +14,463
    just to add:
    From 25th May 2007 for motor vehicles categorised as M1 (a passenger carrying vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and not more than 8 passengers) or N1 (a goods vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes) it will only be legal to manufacturer and sell bull bars that comply with EU Directive 2005/66/EC.

    It will be illegal to manufacture and sell bull bars that do not conform to this legislation punishable by a maximum penalty, to be imposed within the UK, of 12 months imprisonment and/or a fine of £20,000.

    2005/66/EC compliant bars need to be pedestrian friendly, energy absorbing types
     
  7. Frentchy

    Frentchy

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Messages:
    596
    Location:
    Bordeaux France
    Ratings:
    +2,333
    Just let some air out or the spare wheel, that will make it pedestrian friendly, energy absorbing:D
    You might find people/cyclists lining up to bounce off it(y)
     
  8. golly

    golly Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,353
    Location:
    Co Durham
    Ratings:
    +4,341
    I think the number plate may be a problem unless you have it illuminated .
     
  9. Gooney

    Gooney Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,815
    Location:
    Flintshire
    Ratings:
    +9,831
    Almost like a Bow thruster on a boat, handy for parking in tight spaces:LOL:
     
  10. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    6,029
    Location:
    Nr Watton in Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +12,381
    My main concern would be loss of air flow through the radiator causing engine overheating in some circumstances.
     
  11. CWH

    CWH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    4,185
    Location:
    under a wand'rin' star
    Ratings:
    +33,013
    Met you at the Sportsman's last Thursday!!!
    Hello again!!![​IMG]
     
  12. Littlewheels

    Littlewheels Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    395
    Location:
    West Yorkshire-Andalucia
    Ratings:
    +556
    I am sorry ! It looks ridiculous.
    Like, when did you last have a puncture? Call a breakdown service or wear dark glasses and a big hat so no one recognises you LOL.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. rosalan
    Replies:
    63
    Views:
    1,350
  2. dodfloss
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    440
  3. Shrimp
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    659
  4. CCC
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    294
  5. Jim
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    463

Share This Page