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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-10-2021, 17:25 Thread Starter
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Just had Controle Technique (MoT)

Had our [/U]CT this morning and passed without any advisories but now neeed some advice….

1. Headlights a little cloudy

He recommends cleaning to restore finish and prevent cloudiness returning, but could not recommend a product. Has anyone got any suggestions for our 2003 Kontiki ?

2.Headlight load adjuster (left only)

Our left hand load adjuster needs sorting as not brilliant, where is it (answers suggesting by headlight not welcomed 😂 ), I have no clue whether this is something I can sort, but how easy is it to access and if needed, replace ?

3. Angle Mort stickers

Definitive answer at last !

ALL MH withe a mass greater than 3,500 kg (3.5t) REGISTERED IN FRANCE are required to display three stickers; on doors below wing mirror and on rear right hand side.

This ONLY applies to French registered vehicles, so we will have to get them, he suggests two magnetic (for driver and passenger doors) and a self-adhesive sticker for the rear surface.

The fine for NOT displaying them is 135€ per sticker.

BUT the “good” news is that they are not required on motorways 😀 , perhaps because there are not likely to be (m)any pedestrians or cyclists….. (also perhaps because they are reported as peeling off…..)

Any typo that I make means the errorists win.

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I bought ours from a truck servicing depot on a large industrial estate near here Dave. Stick on but good.

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Is that to go on your car Ray??! Or have they had the requirement in France for some time?

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No Jean it was a requirement for the MOT on the camper as it was over 3.5 ton. Had to have the weights stuck on the r/h front area. Plus speed limits on the back like trucks. Must have been brought in about 8 years ago.

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Had our [/U]CT this morning and passed without any advisories but now neeed some advice….

1. Headlights a little cloudy

He recommends cleaning to restore finish and prevent cloudiness returning, but could not recommend a product. Has anyone got any suggestions for our 2003 Kontiki ?
See Kev's thread here Dave
Good bit of kit just arrived https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/sh...d.php?t=242657

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3. Angle Mort stickers

Definitive answer at last !

ALL MH withe a mass greater than 3,500 kg (3.5t) REGISTERED IN FRANCE are required to display three stickers; on doors below wing mirror and on rear right hand side.

This ONLY applies to French registered vehicles, so we will have to get them...
So are you saying us 'foreigners' don't need them?

Reading from a French Gov website...

https://www.securite-routiere.gouv.f...-la-visibilite

...it doesn't seem clear to me that only French registered vehicles but says "Since January 1, 2021, all heavy vehicles (goods transport vehicles and passenger transport vehicles) must affix a signaling device on their vehicle so that it is visible on the sides and rear of the vehicle. vehicle. "

Edited to add...

the Germans seem to think that all of us over 3500kg need them as well...

https://motorzeitung.de/news.php?newsid=693676

The first main paragraph translates as...

"The expert organization KÜS points out that, as of this year, all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes in France must be equipped with warning signs of "blind spots" ("Attention! Angles Morts"). This regulation also applies to vehicles not registered in France. Anyone who drives without these stickers and is caught must expect a fine of 135 euros."

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1. Headlights a little cloudy

He recommends cleaning to restore finish and prevent cloudiness returning, but could not recommend a product. Has anyone got any suggestions for our 2003 Kontiki ?
Kev started a thread here

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/20...ml#post3186689

Is this any good Pete?

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That is a polishing machine, but does not mention what they used with it. I am wary of using sandpaper on the surface - the thought of what I could do with uneven pressure and no knowledge or guidance scares the p***s off me (not a pretty sight 😜 ).

I have read web pages using toothpaste, various things like T Cut, and even WD40 which I might try on a small area as at least it is not abrasive with a soft cloth…..

I may well be a wimp and should use a slow buffer type device, but knowledge is a wonderful thing, and I don’t have any !

As regards “foreign” vehicles, the CT operator was very clear it is only French registered, but he is unlikely to encounter others of course. If the Germans are convinced then they are likely to either be correct, or conservative with a “just in case” attitude. I suspect the French are not really clear.

AFAIK if a vehicle in one EU country complies with the regs in THAT country then they are deemed to comply with regs in other countries. The speed stickers are ONLY required for French registered vehicles. The ONLY lorries we see with them here are French registered, none of the Lithuanian, Spanish, Italian or Swiss vehicles have them.

Just for GMK it’s Dave not Pete ! 😝

Any typo that I make means the errorists win.

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I am wary too Pete. I asked Kev if he could walk us through the process.

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1. Headlights a little cloudy

He recommends cleaning to restore finish and prevent cloudiness returning, but could not recommend a product. Has anyone got any suggestions for our 2003 Kontiki ?

2.Headlight load adjuster (left only)

Our left hand load adjuster needs sorting as not brilliant, where is it (answers suggesting by headlight not welcomed 😂 ), I have no clue whether this is something I can sort, but how easy is it to access and if needed, replace ?
Have a look at this Dave, https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/20...t-arrived.html

Headlight adjuster might be a wheel lower dash near the steering wheel, should be mentioned in your handbook, I have an old handbook if you don't, not sure if it's air or motor powered if air then you may have a leak.
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