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post #311 of 411 (permalink) Old 22-02-2021, 09:41
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I decided not to bother renewing my French HGV license medical last year due to covid and possible crowded waiting rooms. Plus at our situation in life and apartments rental being so easy. If I can't have another big RV I won't be doing it.

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Geoff, with a French licence the overall validity is for 5 years but C1 entitlement requires medicals at 2 yearly intervals if for non commercial and 1 yearly for commercial use.

I thought licence conditions were harmonised across EU, (other than some grandfather rights).


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Quick update on that.
My wifes licence was due to expire next month, so went to the government web site ANTS and applied for a renewal, the new replacement arrived today, expires 2036????

Previous licence was valid for 5 years the same as Geoff suggests.

But does still require the medicals at one or two years for C1 entitlement.


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I have had a little study this afternoon and think I have found my first stop down the the Erzgiberger.
At the pace I will want to drive probably 1h.45m to get there which is all I would want to do.
It looks nice and has good write ups.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...!14m1!1BCgIgAQ

On checking the link I remembered having had a holiday there with my parents (I was about 7 or . Might be worth a drive by when they let us back in. Erzgebirge it is then Have fun..... and post pics please?
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I may change my mind about the spring trip and go across to the West stopping off in Warmeloh for a couple of nights to say Hi to my friends, then continue over a bit and down to Saarland,
I remember climbing up onto a lookout tower somewhere in Saarland 35 odd years ago and Hans said I turned green when I looked out from the top and my knuckles were white holding so fast onto the rail , going down I hated it "Just keep your eye on that button on my collar, dont look around just follow me" He never asked me to climb a tower again.

I can travel around Saarland a bit then across to the east visit Heike, across to Zittau and visit Andy & Eileen (Andy was the friend we made when Hans put petrol in the tank instead of diesel). I can still visit the Erzgebirge on the way up, and go up on the ski-lift car park at Klingenthal where they make Sydel Harmonicas, we visited the factory 3 times, interesting place and very welcoming.

I can do whatever I like, nothing is booked like ferries or a tunnel, I just climb into the van and go once Im packed and Mots in there.
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I can do whatever I like, nothing is booked like ferries or a tunnel, I just climb into the van and go once Im packed and Mots in there.
You're so lucky Jan - I've at least 1, 2 if I want to visit Scottish family en route.

I reckon you've a decade of trips on this thread so far!
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You're so lucky Jan - I've at least 1, 2 if I want to visit Scottish family en route.

I reckon you've a decade of trips on this thread so far!
Lets hope I live long enough to do it all

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This was my dream trip back in the 90s.

https://www.alcan5000.com/pdf/Autowe...1985_Satch.pdf

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This was my dream trip back in the 90s.

https://www.alcan5000.com/pdf/Autowe...1985_Satch.pdf

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Did you go then because youre not in with that lot (unless youre Nippon and changed slightly changed the name
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No Jan but I always looked at Rockwood RV in a different light. My Eagles were more sedate and comfortable.
Several friends did the Alaska Highway and all came back with broken windscreens and headlights plus tons of sandy dust in every compartment..

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I can still visit the Erzgebirge on the way up, and go up on the ski-lift car park at Klingenthal where they make Sydel Harmonicas, we visited the factory 3 times, interesting place and very welcoming.

I can do whatever I like, nothing is booked like ferries or a tunnel, I just climb into the van and go once Im packed and Mots in there.
Can't comment on this as I've never been , except to wish you a happy trouble free trip : however if you plan on visiting that harmonica factory wondering if you would pick up a small blues one in G for me if I send you some money.

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