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02-02-2015 14:03
ob1 My apologies to Phil who had already covered some of Geoff's points. I must read on.

Ron
02-02-2015 13:55
ob1
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Originally Posted by nicholsong
Ron

Surely your '6-months on a campsite scenario' would be caught by the fact that your date of entry would be in the system and you would be unlikely to get out of the country without the journey being recorded on day of exit 6 months later.

Can anyon please advise whether the one year validity for the 10-Day pass is an calendar year or 365 days from date of entry.

As far as filling in the days, I seem to remember on a similar thread that others have used the 10-day pass to transit Sitzerland to Italy southbound and then at a later date northbound but without knowing their return date in advance and I seem to have read that one only has to fill in any day that one is in still in Switzerland. If that is not correct it seems that they do not like the idea of free-will touring - quite possibly so in Swiss mentality.

I also feel that the charges for say one month, for parking up for 3 weeks in a mountain resort, excessive if the MH is only 200kg over 3500kg.

It is all rather a deterent to visiting Switzerland.

Geoff
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Geoff

In answer to your first point. Until Dick mentioned it I wasn't aware that the Swiss use a camera based system and I still have my doubts. If this was the case then I wonder why they still bother to go through the labour intensive business of still writing up forms in duplicate (I've been in the long queues) as proof that you have paid if stopped - a camera system would already know this. Also I know several people who travel to Switzerland every year with over 3500kg vans and for years have just purchased an ordinary CHF40 vignette, knowing it to be wrong but willing to take a chance on being stopped. I would have thought that any camera based system would have caught them out by now. I think that Dick might have been given the wrong information but I am willing to be proved wrong.

With regard to your other point about not knowing your return date in advance. You do not have to - all that is required is that you enter the date/s the vehicle will be in Switzerland before crossing the border each time. This could be the next day or in six months time, whenever you decide.

Ron
02-02-2015 13:42
nicholsong Phil

I am sure you are right, because my friends live SW from Basel in a rural area where the FR/CH borde meanders across a country road and there are several crossings(very rarely manned) and it would be possible to claim that one had been parked on the FR bit a few hundred metres from their house. I am sure there are no cameras since no lorries would use the road except for local deliveries.

I have jogged from their house down lanes which I am sure took me into FR but there was no indication.

Geoff
02-02-2015 13:10
philoaks
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Phil

Thanks. I thought it was probably 12 months but good to get confirmation.

Did you fill in the return 3 days for June when you bought it or when you used it? [See Ron's post above]

Geoff
No, you use the form literally on a day by day basis so you don't need to plan it at all (other than leaving Switzerland on day 10 or renewing it to stay longer). It means you can hop in and out of Switzerland as you please. Unfortunately, as you said in an earlier post, you are supposed to fill in the form for every day you are in Switzerland even if you are parked on a campsite for days on end. Having said that, if you were close to the Italian/German/French borders I'm not sure if they would be able to prove that you had been in Switzerland if you hadn't filled in the form for those stationary days if you get my drift
02-02-2015 12:55
nicholsong
Quote:
Originally Posted by philoaks
Geoff,

The heavy vehicle system works for 12 months from the day of purchase. We bought one in September 2013 and used 7 of the 10 days that we had purchased. The remaining 3 days was used in June 2014 when we passed through Switzerand on the way to the Italian lakes.

Phil
Phil

Thanks. I thought it was probably 12 months but good to get confirmation.

Did you fill in the return 3 days for June when you bought it or when you used it? [See Ron's post above]

Geoff
02-02-2015 11:58
philoaks Geoff,

The heavy vehicle system works for 12 months from the day of purchase. We bought one in September 2013 and used 7 of the 10 days that we had purchased. The remaining 3 days was used in June 2014 when we passed through Switzerand on the way to the Italian lakes.

Phil
02-02-2015 11:32
nicholsong
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grath
Geoff, the one year vignette, runs January to December

or so I thought
It is Start of December to end of January

http://www.tolltickets.com/country/s...spx?lang=en-GB
Graham

Thanks but that link is for the Vignette, i.e. <3500kg. I was asking about the 10-day pass for >3500kg.

The answer may not be the same. Just as the 1 month pass may not be a calendar month or a foreign lorry arriving on 31st Jan and leaving on 1st Feb might have to pay for 2 months.

Geoff
02-02-2015 11:15
113016 Geoff, the one year vignette, runs January to December

or so I thought
It is Start of December to end of January

http://www.tolltickets.com/country/s...spx?lang=en-GB
02-02-2015 10:52
nicholsong Ron

Surely your '6-months on a campsite scenario' would be caught by the fact that your date of entry would be in the system and you would be unlikely to get out of the country without the journey being recorded on day of exit 6 months later.

Can anyon please advise whether the one year validity for the 10-Day pass is an calendar year or 365 days from date of entry.

As far as filling in the days, I seem to remember on a similar thread that others have used the 10-day pass to transit Sitzerland to Italy southbound and then at a later date northbound but without knowing their return date in advance and I seem to have read that one only has to fill in any day that one is in still in Switzerland. If that is not correct it seems that they do not like the idea of free-will touring - quite possibly so in Swiss mentality.

I also feel that the charges for say one month, for parking up for 3 weeks in a mountain resort, excessive if the MH is only 200kg over 3500kg.

It is all rather a deterent to visiting Switzerland.

Geoff
02-02-2015 10:44
philoaks
Quote:
Perfect - cheers

I have a form which I'll fill out before going

Graham
I did the same thing 2 years ago but when I presented the form it got thrown in the bin and the nice lady then completed her own 2 part carbonated form one copy of which she gave to me and the other she kept!
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