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follygg
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Re: Towing caravans
Reply #15 - Dec 16th, 2007 at 6:05pm
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Hi

Thanks for the positive answers i knew they would arrive eventually.

I am aware of the rules and regs to a usable degree as for statics and also the size of lorry needed and also the escorts and permits required but as i understand it there are laws which are specific for tourers.

i was hoping for quick advice from someone who has had pracical experience of moving tourers in Spain,all my simple question did was open Pandoras box how sad is that.

Folly
  
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William of Orange
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Reply #16 - Dec 16th, 2007 at 6:50pm
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Dissapointly sad  Cry

But if we end up with a happier and more productive forum then  Smiley

I cant help much with tourers as Ive only used one in France.

If you have an English registered legal car and a UK Caravan maybe a vist to the two main UK Caravaning clubs may help. I know that trialers in Spain have to be registered and linked with a specific vehicle and large trailers over a certain weight limit carry a special licence requirement. If thats what is perplexing you ?

You might get a better response if you ask some specific questions . Like I have A and B and I require information in relation to ?

It would save time and stop the generic replies Ive given. as I have no practical tourer expeirence for Spain. Happy Xmas to all ! 
  
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Pondgirl
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Reply #17 - Dec 16th, 2007 at 7:00pm
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William, as you say tis apsley dissapointly sad.
Fgg, have you asked these questions from the peeps from whom you make the purchase?
  
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follygg
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Reply #18 - Dec 16th, 2007 at 8:32pm
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Hi William

Sorry ithought i had been pretty specific.

It is the legality of buying a second hand caravan in Sain. Weight limits ,any license requirements  etc.

Then the legalities required for moving them.

As for finding all info on sites such as Google.Yes thy are great i think we all know that,but as far as i know

they dont list much in the way of actual experiences, and it is these  that offer the  bits of info  that are  so

useful. Hence the need for  forums such as this.

On the subject of the forum : Its only as good as the users and posters make it,we all have a choice

and a subjective view on whether our contributions help to construct or destruct.


Thanks for your post on paraffin heaters ,i looked for your ad but couldnt find it. Back in Uk for Christmas will

try and get hold of you in jan for info on the same.

Folly
  
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jools
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Re: Towing caravans
Reply #19 - Dec 16th, 2007 at 9:18pm
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Yes, Pondgirl, I am aware about the reputation the Brits have already got, there are postings on here dating back to 2005 about illegal building etc.

I also fully understand that Catalan is taught as the first language here in Catalunya, I have a nine year old Son who has been in the state school system now for more than 3 and a half years. They are also taught Castellano, because even the Government of Catalunya realise that Catalan renders itself useless once you travel across the border, as nobody in the rest of Spain can understand it.

Catalan people are virtually all bi-lingual and speak both languages, although they are very proud of their autonomous language, the majority of them also realise the importance of speaking Castellano, unless they want to limit themselves or their children to permanently live and work in Catalunya.
  
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nicson
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Re: Towing caravans
Reply #20 - Dec 18th, 2007 at 12:09am
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Hi Folly. Are you wanting to tow with an British registered car or a Spanish registered car?
If British. Find the weight of the caravan ( on the manufacturers plate, usually on the drawbar)
then check that your vehicle is legal to pull that weight.(if ness send me the weight and vehicle details, I'll check it for you)
I presume your vehicle would be British taxed mot'd and insured (Check ins covers for towing)
Check Caravan club site for hints and tips on touring in Spain.
You should then for all intents and purpose comply as British touring in Spain.

If Spanish. All trailers over a very small weight and with it's own brakes (and all caravans are over this weight and have their own brakes) have to be registered separately. Sadly I dont know the way forward
on that score.
Will the people selling it deliver it for you for a small price?
Hope you get it sorted.

Nicson.
  
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follygg
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Re: Towing caravans
Reply #21 - Dec 18th, 2007 at 11:08am
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Hi Nicson

Thanks for your reply.

It will be a brit reg motor.

I am in two minds , nothing new for me:

Do i bring one over from the uk in which case as you say go with caravan club recs,or

Buy one over here and move it or ask someone else to do it. There lies the rub.

I would prefer to deal private as opposed to dealer as it will be cheaper. To err on the side of safety i have to

assume the seller knows little more than myself and as ignorance holds no water in the eyes of the law---

i guess you know where im going with this.

I would like to find a caravan over 20ft or lets say 6mts. Can this size be moved onroad in Spain?

What about paperwork?Trying to find out from the uk is like trying to get blood out of a stone. Extracting teeth

without an anaesthetic is less painful.

I will plod on as normal and get there eventually.

Again thanks for your help and have a happy Christmas.

Folly
  
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