Toads now illegal...

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  1. stcyr

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    Réglementation
    La voiture tractée par le camping-car : il faut y renoncer !

    Toads are illegal in France.

    En France, la configuration du cadre à tracter n’est pas permise par le code de la route, en dehors du cas particulier du dépannage.

    In France the use of A-frames is not allowed by the Highway Code, except in the case of a breakdown (but then, only by professional breakdown organisations)
     
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    Thank goodness Frogs escaped this dreadful legislation
     
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    Thanks for info .. here is some more

    http://www.lemondeducampingcar.fr/a...ee-par-le-camping-car-il-faut-y-renoncer.html

    Translation of first paragraph
    and the rest of the article
     
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  4. stcyr

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    :LOL: I for one would not have been happy!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Sacre bleu, mon dieu, cela ne fait rien and any other phrases you can think of.

    If we can't use our A frames then we won't buy their letters :LOL::LOL::LOL:

    Signed R. Jonnie Esquire - Dead Horse & Donkey Buyer
     
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    Off the subject maybe ... a 'French letter' is a 'capote anglaise' in French ... ;)
     
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    so will they be band in the uk next
     
  10. Snowbird

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    Ahh, the price of my trailer is going up all the time (y)
     
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    Be interesting to see the response of all the A frame manufacturers, didn't see any at the NEC, perhaps they only do outdoors. Whatever happened to Elvis and her parents who were demonstrating their version at Peterborough a couple of years ago, and had it sabotaged in the night?
     
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    It's possible that the UKs objection to many of the rules put down by the EU and UKIPs constant objections etc that other dictates and restrictions will be imposed on us as an "up yours" from the powers that be in the EU parliament.
    Next will be a ban on RHD vehicles in Spain, France etc :Eeek:
     
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    That may not be such a bad idea ... at least we could retaliate and ban all lhd hgv's over here.
     
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    To be honest, never had need for it in France just the UK.

    IMO best sites in the UK are CL's and generally a little too far to walk to most amenities. Will definitely miss the toad if it is banned over here.
     
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    I always take leccy bikes to France, with convenience of aires no problem (y)
     
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    Make sure you have insurance for the lecky bikes if in Spain. They are now dishing out fines of up to 2000 Euros if you dont.
     
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    out of curiosity (dont have leccy bikes yet...) what insurance is needed is it something specific?
     
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    Any advice where you can get the insurance needed in Spain would be nice? (y) We hope to be in Benidorm with leci bikes next month.
    By the way anybody want to buy an A frame :Eeek:
     
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    according to this and as long as you meet the criteria (speed seems to be the main thing) then no insurance is needed

    BUT special attention to the "Must you pedal, or can you use throttle only?" section might be warranted
     
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    I have no idea where you would get insurance, I would imagine your broker will advise. There has been a thread running on 365 regarding this and there was a link to the local newspaper report. Am surprised a thread has not been started on here.
     
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