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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Rental van to take to europe Reply with quote

Does anyone know a van hire company that lets you take a van to mainland Europe please?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run out of booze again eh ?

Or people smuggling Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Run out of booze again eh ?

Or people smuggling Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at this a while ago, Europcar or Enterprise did. One of them was actually quite reasonable, but you have to make sure you have unlimited mileage.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy an old cheap one. Makes it more of an adventure.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gus wrote:
As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gus wrote:
For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


And the new one which may be an April 1st joke about needing an emissions sticker for every vehicle.

http://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/law-change-for-uk-drivers-in-french-cities/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Gus wrote:
As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


breathalysers...


well - not quite.

officially they are still on the legal list of items that you are required to take with you when you drive in France but there is NO FINE for not having them. In January 2013, the French government officially said that the introduction of a fine for not having an unused breathalyzer with you (which was to be 11) has been postponed indefinitely. So according to the rules you are still supposed to take one but there is no fine imposed for non-compliance.

as for the emissions sticker - that is genuine (I already have one on my motorhome). at the moment the only cities where you need one are Paris, Grenoble and Lyon but many more are expected to sign up to limit diesel pollution (much like the London Emissions Zone) and any French city with a population of more than 50,000 can apply for the scheme. Germany has been running a similar scheme to this for a few years across a number of cities.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Gus wrote:
As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


breathalysers...


well - not quite.



so, when someone brings a triathlon box (chortle chortle) into transition, that's ok because although it is against the rules, there isn't a penalty?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
fat buddha wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Gus wrote:
As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


breathalysers...


well - not quite.



so, when someone brings a triathlon box (chortle chortle) into transition, that's ok because although it is against the rules, there isn't a penalty?


well - not quite

they can bring the triathlon box (ptooey!) into transition, but they can't leave it at their racking spot Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
fat buddha wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Gus wrote:
As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


breathalysers...


well - not quite.



so, when someone brings a triathlon box (chortle chortle) into transition, that's ok because although it is against the rules, there isn't a penalty?


well - not quite

they can bring the triathlon box (ptooey!) into transition, but they can't leave it at their racking spot Smile


and the penalty for leaving it there?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
fat buddha wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
fat buddha wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Gus wrote:
As above, I've used Europcar, but IIRC most of the 'majors' allow you to do this, as long as you declare it up front.

I've also used a local van supplier for international trips which turned out cheaper.

Main things are you let them know which country you're going to as there are insurance issues that must be covered. And also as above, check the mileage allowance (if you exceed their limit you will get absolutely mullered).

For France, there are all sorts of legal requirements that must be carried (warning triangle, spare bulbs, high-viz vest) so make sure they are either included or you have that covered in case you're stopped.


breathalysers...


well - not quite.



so, when someone brings a triathlon box (chortle chortle) into transition, that's ok because although it is against the rules, there isn't a penalty?


well - not quite

they can bring the triathlon box (ptooey!) into transition, but they can't leave it at their racking spot Smile


and the penalty for leaving it there?


discretionary based on circumstances. e.g. if proving a hazard to other competitors or race flow, then request that they remove it immediately. if ignored a DQ can be applied. however, if loads of space in transition and no baggage area supplied then probably allow.

most EOs now supply baggage storage areas in transition so there is no excuse to keep a box or large bag at a transition spot - only leave what you need to race with and remove excess back to the vehicle or to the baggage area (or best not bring it to start).

compliance has improved over the last couple of years and it was noticeable last season that more athletes are now using triathlon bags or similar sports bags rather than those goddam boxes!!
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