After a long time away and with further observations............ French number plate characters do not indicate a department as the registration detail is an entirely sequential. A plate may have a department logo attached for any department or region, or none, as the owner chooses and some chose one for which they have reasons other than it's the one in which they live. A plate frame, if fitted, will usually show the supplying dealer's details which may not be in the same department as the car owner's residence particularly near departmental borders. As the plate remains with the car subsequent owners may have no link to any departmental identity on the plate. Regarding using the details supplied for the emissions sticker in relation to the specified cross border offences of which parking is not one (drink/drug-driving, jumping red lights, lane contraventions, using handheld mobile phone , seat belts, and not wearing a helmet - speeding) you will have been stopped and 'verbalised' on the spot other than for speeding involving a fixed camera. And, finally, is it not probable that the the UK will continue with cross border enforcement after Brexit? After all keeping the EU sweet must be a consideration especially if it costs the UK government nothing to comply.
The new style French number plates no longer indicate the department of registration. When someone moves from their current department or changes their car a new style plate with random number is issued. The plate can have any (or no) department logo attached so may no longer identify the area in which the owner lives. In Paris the vignette is only required Mon-Fri 0800-1800 so many who live in the area may not need one and those living outside the peripherique and A86 outer ring wouldn't either. "Taken for a ride" for a one-off €4.80 that probably doesn't cover the cost of manufacture and postage.? If not travelling into those towns that require sticker there is no need to obtain one.
All autoroute operators work to the same parameters and there is no height restriction for an autoroute toll tag whoever the concessionaire and toll tags are no longer restricted to one class. ** The toll charge for height in excess of 3 metres and weight exceeding 3.5t is classe 3 and lanes without height barriers and non-stop lanes are open to any vehicle..
Bon voyage et bon vacances
Edit: ** Unless Sanef UK have such a restriction but Sanef France do not.
The English website to order a sticker is up and running and I've ordered mine. https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/demande I have assumed that Brand and Trade name refer to Make and Model as there is no guidance given. The emissions figure required is for CO2 (line V7) not CO. The upload limit for a copy of the V5C registration document is 200KB but not mentioned unless you try to load a larger file. Cost is €4.80
They are still quoting ridiculously high premiums. I left them some years back after being with them for 6 years for car, caravan and house because the increases, without any change in circumstances, was just unacceptable. They still send me reminders each year so I get like for like quotes from them and this year versus my LV renewal they were over £600 compared to £297.
With LV I have zero excess, foreign cover and guaranteed NCD.
Most caravan chassis are a number of sections bolted together. A manufacturer will choose an A frame assembly to suit their requirements and most continental manufacturers prefer a longer A frame then UK manufacturers..
BPW list their component parts and the A frame channels are predrilled for body mounting. The distance from hitch end to the first of 6 body mounting holes can be 1045mm to 1369mm giving 324mm variation and the 6 holes are over 300mm so a total of 624mm maximum variation of body mounting is possible.
If you are referring to my link 16 amp plug the first item showing in the top left picture is a 32amp plug which I think is your 'jumbo blue plug'. The photos are not to scale and do not reflect the difference in size between 16amp and 32 amp versions.
Axle plated weights often add up to more than the vehicle gross weight. The difference is usually quite substantial on commercial vehicles where the large load area allows uneven distribution of weight. You need to check the weights shown on the vehicle plate as these are the legal limits. These show starting with largest Gross Train Weight - Gross Vehicle Weight - front axle -rear axle. If the plated GVW is actually is 3050kg then subtract this from the GTW to find the legal maximum towed weight. If the unladen weight is 1940kg and the GVW is 3050kg then 1110kg is the load that the vehicle can carry.
The 32 amp plug is for industrial use and shouldn't be used on caravan sites where the amperage available at theEHU is usually much less than 16 amp. You are unlikely to need one again but if you really want to buy one then Screwfix sell them as well as electrical wholesalers and many builders merchants or fleabuy. 16 amp plug