Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Bluemooner, Jul 29, 2014.
Does anybody use one? are they worth getting
I have had mine now for about 4 years, would not be without it.
I use an Alis liber T here in France it's the same as sanef but a different company. This saves a lot of hassle at peages not having to find change or dig out credit/debit card and not having to sit in queues of traffic and if you are RHD and by yourself not having to reach across or even get out to pay the toll.
I don't know if you can get an Alis badge without a french bank account but if you can it will cost a one off payment of €20 unless you use the Alis network (A28) 15 times in the first 12 months.
I also use it in the car and on the motorbike.
This has now got me thinking, the wife is totally useless at tolls and gets into a panic every time we get to one i don't suppose me sat laughing helps much
We have the UK Sanef tag... Its great.. Saved us loads of queuing.. and fuel.. and it's just very convenient for us.
I use the Sanef Tag. Its inexpensive and very convenient. Even though we don't use tolls all the time the lack of waiting means that they're all the quicker. Tickets and payment always seem to be at exactly the wrong height for our van (Fiat Ducato) so the tag saves Mrs B lots of scrabbling and stretching.
Yes and yes. Had one for about 4yrs. Used in car and now motorhome. Check motorhome size and weight. I believe the tag is for vehicles up to 3 mtr high and 3500 kg GVW
Do they have any kind of sensors / height restriction ? Reason I ask is that our motorhome is 3.05mtr high - 5cm over their limit.
Story of my life !
Not sure hopefully I'm slightly lower
Yes, do have sensors , so things like satellites will also be counted in height. Also 3 tonne limit. They have announced after much public demand they will be introducing for motor homes outside this limit in future ( but no date)
Had one for long enough for the original towear out! Wouldn't be without it. Mainly for buisness use in VW T5 van ( Non stop tolls are brilliant) Our van is sub 3m but 4 tonne and we've necer had a problem.
Ours has been great.
Sounds like a good idea, but we're 3.05 metres due to the front vent cowling (or the sat dish) so if size matters that much we'd better wait a bit. I notice there's also an initial admin fee when you set up the account, and a small annual fee, but it looks worth it for the convenience alone.
I am waiting for it to stop raining to measure the height of the sat dish before i order
We bought ours 6 years ago and have used it every year since - in our our car, camper van and mh. It is great not having to stop or fumble around for payment or wake up the front passenger them to pay. In addition, we've saved time cruising through the priority Liber-T lanes while others queue up - especially when coming back from skiing trips when the cash and card payment lanes are 20 cars deep and the Liber-T Lane is clear
We paid something like £15 plus £20 deposit and €1 each month it is used.
Eurotunnel recently wrote to me with an offer on a Sanef Tag.
No application fee.
Payments will be taken via Direct Debit
The annual and monthly fees would be £16 for a trip over 2 months for us (end of July to mid August) and £13 for subsequent years. That is on top of the toll costs. Our Liber-T would cost us €4 for the same period. I don't know how much it would cost to get one in France now, but the Eurotunnel deal doesn't look great value.
The official website has this available (see below). Open the page in Google Chrome for translation to English if required. There is a p&p of €15 but you should be able to avoid this if you wait until you get to France and buy one st one of the many Liber-T offices on the toll roads.
If you can't return to France within 14 months, loan it to a trusted friend to use to avoid the €10 fee.
I could be wrong but I understand that you now need to register the tag to a bank. I therefore suspect you couldn't register on the French site and use a UK bank account.
Many use Eurotunnel despite it not being the cheapest crossing solution.
Mine is registered to my UK credit card. When are you planning to get one? I can enquire when we go to one of their offices to get the battery replaced on ours.
Hopefully soon going early September
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