Tacho for Motorhomes?

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Rumor is that over 3.5 ton. tachos will be fitted to Motorhomes . As there already in vans at the min. Good idea or wat.?
 

Snowbird

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Having been ruled for most of my life by a tacho am not about to use one now. Where did this rumour come from ?.
 

BreweryDave

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Rumour eh! What about that you'll also need a CPC and a transport manager too ;)
 
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I wouldn't say 'rules' is the right word. Without tacho there would be many many employers pushing drivers to drive more hours and take less rest! Driver fatigue is a major problem and tacho are there to ensure the appropriate rest is taken, that a driver of a 44ton missile has not driven for longer than necessary and also that within Europe at least the vast majority of cases, we all play on a level playing field to be able to compete in a cut throat market. It would be like saying let's not have speed limits and everyone drive how fast or slow they like.

That said, I wouldn't want one in my MH as too I'm ruled by tacho card in my profession but I think it's a good rule. Anyway tacho' are only used or need to be used where you are using a vehicle for the transport of goods for a third party for financial gain.
 

Snowbird

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I wouldn't say 'rules' is the right word. Without tacho there would be many many employers pushing drivers to drive more hours and take less rest! Driver fatigue is a major problem and tacho are there to ensure the appropriate rest is taken, that a driver of a 44ton missile has not driven for longer than necessary and also that within Europe at least the vast majority of cases, we all play on a level playing field to be able to compete in a cut throat market. It would be like saying let's not have speed limits and everyone drive how fast or slow they like.

That said, I wouldn't want one in my MH as too I'm ruled by tacho card in my profession but I think it's a good rule. Anyway tacho' are only used or need to be used where you are using a vehicle for the transport of goods for a third party for financial gain.
Agree, BUT tachos are a two sided coin. I know of drivers that without a tacho would have taken a short break when tired, but because they had not driven for 4.5 hours felt they had to press on.
 
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Hi.
A lot of people are getting "Dash Cams" to record their progress ? AND there are places where recordings of Sinners Sinning LOL,can be sent for police action...... Big Brother !
So.
If confronted by this information,tacho evidence from the Dash Cam vehicle could ensure the police get two perps......Work it out yourselves.
Have worked with Log Books/Tacho's.. NOT the plastic card,have retired,but the Tacho could,did work FOR you,as well as showing you as a SINNER. LOL.
Sinner. (retired-ish)
 
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EU Tachometer rules only cover carriage of goods for commercial purposes in vehicles that have a total permissable weight of over 3.5 tonnes
So you won't need one in a motorhome. Whatever it's weight.
Allan
 

vwalan

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they also cover over 7.5 ton non commercials but as said m,homes are not included .
but carrying your own furniture etc can be .
 

Mel

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Dont think this is going to hapen.
here you dont need a taco in a7.5 ton truck
if you stay within 25km of your base.
crazy but true

Mel
 

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Don't know what your all getting upset about. Tacos were the best thing ever........er.....Besides takila.......er and big hats.......Oh, and BANDITOS.......to ever come out of Mexico. (y)(y)(y)(y)
Tacos in your motorhome would be great!. :)
 

johnp10

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Rumours central is working as usual.
Knee-jerk based on rumour.

There are changes afoot regarding the fitment of Tacho equipment, the operating radius before fitment is required is to be extended, Mel.
A new EU Regulation will replace the existing EU 3821/85.
Like the existing regs, the rules relate to commercials and PSVs, not to private non commercials.​
 
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