Gray

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About Gray

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  • Birthday 01/23/1954

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  • My outfit Lunar Roadstar 800
  • County/Town Chesterfield
  • Real first name Graham
  • Country England
  • Expertise maggot drowning CHEAP vacations

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  • Website URL http://www.madcaravanner.co.uk

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Chesterfield, UK
  • Interests Caravans, of course Fishing Photography Drone Flying Fishing Model Railways (railways in general anyway)Fishing Did I mention Carp Fishing taking vacations

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  1. Gray added a post in a topic ELECTRIC BIKES IN FRANCE AND SPAIN   

    In Spain any NEW ebike with a throttle is classed as a Moped and so needs to be registered and insured as such BUT if you are English you follow UK laws except for speed in which the law is local (in some places by town and/or region 
     
    Just don't go over 15mph 
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  2. Gray added a post in a topic Law change for UK drivers in French cities   

    Enjoy you need the phone app (Green Zones EU)  to go with it to help you know where they are needed 
     
    We've got to send for a replacement for Steph's car as had to have a new windscreen  and they don't peel off but will wait until after Christmas at least we have all the stuff ready 
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  3. Gray added a post in a topic French toll roads   

    As I said earlier there are stretches of RN roads directly parallel to the A routes not as fast but Free although 90€ is average class 2 the A9 does seem to be an expensive road what we have found that Autoroute are fine for driving faster than possible on National roads but the cost at times isn't worth it would have gone A62 N10 to Caen for a lower cost 
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  4. Gray added a post in a topic French toll roads   

    There is a badge for over weight / height  but you get it from https://www.eurotoll.eu/  not Emovis (the new name for Sanef tags)
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  5. Gray added a post in a topic French toll roads   

    Right you SHOULD be class 3
    Toll Plazas do not have weighing facilities only the Gendarmes do and they don't all have them
     
    try the old "Je suis un camping car" if they try for class 4 which you are not
     
    Remember also ALL Autoroutes have a major RN road shadowing it so in some places (not all) you can get there a little slower but free of tolls 
     
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  6. Gray added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

    Another three for us which appears to be the last of this year's meaning only a 101 nights for us
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  7. Gray added a post in a topic New-look Club magazines from January   

    I don't get the paper one so get mine (C&CC ) on my phone and Laptop 
     
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  8. Gray added a post in a topic Liberty Caravan Services   

    Caravans only or Motorhomes too 
     
    AND obvious $6000 question cost and distances covered
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  9. Gray added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

    Not seen any totals this year Normally Sonja does the calculation but doesn't seem to be doing so this year  
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  10. Gray added a post in a topic MOTORHOME   

    you will find that a large number of motorhomes have Fiat Ducato as the Base vehicle with lots of miles done 
    We find ours starts first turn of the key every time even after standing on pitch for a month 
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  11. Gray added a post in a topic CRUISE CONTROL   

    WE are looking at fitting it to our Fiat Ducato based motorhome and we are probably going to use Dave Newell (www.davenewell.co.uk) to fit an aftermarket kit that's available as an add on (ie plug and play)
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  12. Gray added a post in a topic MOTORHOME   

     
    Hmm not bad 
    Very similar to ours

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  13. Gray added a post in a topic MOTORHOME   

    Aire's are dedicated Camping car areas they can either be 
    Parking - where you are NOT allowed to "camp" - that is get your tables chairs and awnings out - these are Free or a few euro's
    Camping - where you ARE allowed to do the normal camping actions these can vary from 10€ to 50€ in France and around 15-30€ in Germany depending on location 
    You are not allowed to park with a caravan as you must have a totally closed waste and water system
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  14. Gray added a post in a topic MOTORHOME   

    There are a few that are good BUT you don't always get what you pay for (apart from the badge to swank with) 
    As I said earlier sometimes the older ones are better as they weren't rushing to build so many 
     
    ALSO a problem in the UK is the number of councils who are so shortsighted as to say no to providing Aire style parking for them unlike the continent where motorhomes (Camping Cars) are encouraged due to the revenue they bring
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  15. Gray added a post in a topic MOTORHOME   

    Got to agree
    You can look at a 8-9m motorhome and depending on maker you can spend anything from 60K - 200K 
    and if you go totally nuts there are some OVER 500K 
     
    From what we have found talking to owners of newer motorhomes is that most of them have as many problems as new caravans  some worse recently heard of one where the cab came adrift from the rear chassis and they can take as long as caravans to repair even up to 9 months 
     
    Sometimes I'm glad ours is a 2008 model
     
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