Tag axles.

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  1. Keith777

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    Could be mistaken but think I remember reading that tag axle motorhomes were not welcome on some sites both here and abroad, if so why?
    Cheers Keith
     
  2. Nettie

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    Never had a problem here or over there.. Some abroad say tat it is big.
     
  3. Nettie

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    Never had a problem here or over there.. Some abroad say that it is big...:giggler:
     
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    Lots of tag axles on the continent but never heard of any discrimination against them. It's generally the length of your van that restricts where you can park.
     
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    There have been reports of problems but I don't think it is widespread. Twin axle caravans have their own issues but with MHs I suspect it is the potential damage they can do when turning on grass.
     
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    Been all over the UK and about 17 countries around Europe.. Never been refused any where..
     
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    We've never had a problem , the only frustration is the class 4 on the French toll auto routes, but 'c'est la vie ' !!
     
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    Never had a problem, just the 9mtr length on some campsites.
     
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    A general ban on tag axles in France was to keep the Itinerants off camp sites.. haven't heard of it in the UK.. and never had a problem when we towed a twin axle Lunar.. either here or abroad..
     
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    I don't know, so can't really comment.. we used plenty of municipal sites

    I'm guessing when they see you are not a pilky they don't apply the rule ..
     
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    Never had any problems, length is the only issue on some sites
     
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    Banning of twin axle caravans is quite common on some sites in France and Spain (as @ScotJimland says to prevent Itinerants swamping the sites) also a few sites in UK implement this ban - we know cos we had a twin axle caravan for 12 years!!

    Never heard it being applied to tag axle MoHos though :)
     
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    We full timed for over 7 years in a tag Burstner never a problem it is mmore aimed at Caravans as Gippos use them in Europe
     
  16. PeteH

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    Lifting Axle?

    Pete
     
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    Full lock turns rip grass to shreds just by the nature of one axle skewing sideways.

    Many gravel surfaced goods yards forbid screw turns with artics for the same reason.
     
  18. Nettie

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    We have only ever paid class 4 once on the auto route.. Always press the button & tell them that you are a "Camping Car"... They always reduce it to a class 2.. Happy days.. Try next time you are over there, you will be surprised.
     
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    Never had any issues as long as your happy getting it in the space.
     
  20. scotjimland

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    now you mention it..

    my twin axle Lunar Caravan had a lifting axle.. there were two hydraulic pistons on the front axle with a hydraulic hand pump in the gas locker only used it when I needed to manhandle it, made it easy to pull round on it's own length..

    I think it was the only caravan ever to have this fitted
     
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