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  1. Of course, as soon as they have taxed motorhomes so much nobody can afford to run them, and forced us all onto passenger aircraft, they'll tax those out of all proportion as well... I'd better not mention that they are looking into a km tax here for all vehicles just in case it gives Westminster new ideas....Drat! I just mentioned it!😅
  2. Consider this. Currently, the greenies are moaning about the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. They say (petrol engined) cars are the major producer of it. Maybe they are, maybe thats true, maybe its not. All that is needed to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions of virtually any reasonable modern car is a hacksaw and length of pipe...Not that the ywill allow it. Green taxes are nothing more than a way of stealth taxing "Average Joe."
  3. I think this is the reason. If I understand things correctly, the way emissions were measured was according to the NEDC method. Thanks to the VW emissions scandal a while ago, it was realised that this method does not replicate real world emissions. So, the (the EU) changed the way things were measured. The new method is called WLTP. This gives higher values than the old. That being part of the reason taxes are raised. Somehow, they have managed to "bake in" EU Directive 715/2007. This only applies to Light Vehicles, that is to say, those under 3500kg's. It also answers the question of why it
  4. Not quite true bikerbri. From what I've seen of the antics of the UK government, they're based on another planet that speaks some unknown language! 🤣 Gordon: Your comment about the way governments raise revenue is very correct the world over.
  5. As I am living outside of the UK, I dont think that I am allowed to sign the petition. If I could I would. Tax on new Motorhomes was raised here last year. Very roughly, from about £600 pa to something in the region of £2500 pa. for the first three years. As bikerbri so rightly put it, it seems that the benefit of having a Euro 6 is reduced. The only benefit I can think of offhand is being able to enter certain cities in France, Germany etc. The thing I find interesting is that governments are totally ignoring a recent research study done in Norway that showed Motorhome
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    A little follow up to my earlier post, followed by a comment in regards to what I consider to be a good post by klyne. Back in the '70's, I used to race motorbikes. I stopped due to a bad accident, that amongst other things rendered me unconscious for 14 hours, and also damaged both my knees, my left one quite badly. So badly I was told that sooner or later I would end up either in a wheelchair, or on crutches. Thinking about "our Stan" that I mentioned earlier, I refused to even take pain killers. Something that I have always avoided. Leaving out a few things, and movi
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    A true story about knees and knee problems. During the interwar years "our Stan" fell on a knitting needle which went straight through his knee. The attending Doctor said that as it was so badly damaged, an amputation was needed. His father (my great grandfathers brother) replied saying that "he came into the world with two legs, and he is going out with two!" and the operation was never carried out. Some months later, Stan walked from Leigh, Lancashire (on the outskirts of Manchester) down to Oxford, picking up what work he could along the way. Upon arrival in Oxford, he asked a m
  8. I couldnt agree more with those comments. After a lifetime either in or connected with the automotive industry, I could tell you stories about accountants that would not believe!
  9. Thank you. I'd never even heard of those before. Slightly off topic, but does anyone know how long it is legal for a foreign registered Motorhome to be used in the UK before it has to be put onto UK plates?
  10. Well done Brian, and well said Gordon. You have brought up a good point in regards to a Motorhome Action Group. It would be a good idea. We have a mini version here that at this present time are pressurising the government to reduce road tax on Motorhomes after new rates were introduced a while ago.. Whether or not they will succeed is anyones guess, its not election year!
  11. A warm welcome from me also. I hope that you enjoy the forums.
  12. Thats how it was on the Knaus I had previously. It had a screw on cap that should have had a rubber seal in it to prevent leaks. As so often happens, the rubber seal had been removed. Presumably, the previous owner had just left the tap open to allow grey water to slowly drip out. The Adria I have now doesnt have anything over the end! A step backwards, perhaps?
  13. Thanks for posting the link. I read through it earlier, and thought it appropriate to write a few words regarding stellplatz. Standards do tend to vary a lot. As I mentioned in my opening post, this was the best one we have used. Like the one mentioned in the link, it had a gravel surface. The biggest difference was that the pitches were bigger. I would guess around the 65sq. metre mark for ours. So we werent "cheek to jowl" with our neighbours. Surfaces do vary from good to bad. The worst one I can think of offhand was grass that was poorly drained. Even after a light
  14. This years Easter break was spent at this stellplatz. Simply put, the best one we have ever used in Germany! As can be seen in the photo, it has been awarded a "top 10" place every year since 2005, so it appears that I am not the only one that has that opinion! All of the pitches are hard standing and level, even if some people did insist on using levellers! Its run by a german association called NGD, which may put some off as it is connected to the church. Its within walking/cycling distance of the town, so there are no problems to find something to do. Fo
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