New Motor home engine and LEZ

Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by staging lady, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. staging lady

    staging lady

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    We have seen a motor home we like but I'm trying hard not to get excited!
    Out of curiosity while reading the thread on Abbey Wood, I put the VRM of our old and(possibly) new Motor homes in. I couldn't believe it.

    The old van sailed through (3.5t), the new one (3.8t) is ok up to 2012.
    Then we have to fit pollution abatement measures or a gas conversion.
    Help please.
    What does this mean?
    We have 3 years of being able to use the M25 and visit London and then we fit a gas engine. Or avoid the Dartford side of the M25 and London altogether?
    What is a gas conversion/ engine?
    What are these pollution abatements?
    The MH is a 2003 a class built on a fiat ducato.
    Thanks for help,
    Lucille
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi lucille,

    a gas conversion is for petrol engines and allows it to burn LPG instead of/or petrol.

    i beleive gas conversion on diesel engines have been tried with some success but arent widely available yet and as far as i can see wont be.

    why it would suggest a gas conversion is beyond me as petrol engines arent affected by the LEZ.

    hope this helps.

    polution abatement is a special filter system in the exhaust and is a very expensive option and not available for all engines yet.

    cheapest option is to avoid london.


    john.
     
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  3. staging lady

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    Thanks, Pappajohn. It does help to explain the gas conversion. There must be others like us who will face this problem with a diesel conversion.
    Lucille
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    the ones i feel for are the motorhomers who actually live within the LEZ.

    a new, compliant van. (but for how long before they move the goalposts again)

    a petrol engined van. (see above)

    storage outside the LEZ.

    give it all up and buy a static somewhere.

    fantastic set of options innit?

    sites like abbeywood will become, in my opinion, practically caravans only as most m/h are diesel and i imagine most tuggers use petrol, not all of course.

    often wondered if diesels hadnt become more and more popular a few years ago, if the LEZ would ever have been thought of?
    or would it have been aimed at petrol cars.
     

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