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Forum: Continental Touring Info   14-01-2021, 11:56
Replies: 43
Views: 1,780
Posted By salomon
8 borders are closed from today, all in the...

8 borders are closed from today, all in the Basque country. Increased terrorist risk rather than Covid. Thats from Sud Ouest journal.
Forum: France Touring   21-03-2019, 20:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By salomon
You could say that . For the last 17 years we...

You could say that .
For the last 17 years we have been slowly updating our folly . All for love and pleasure of owning such a piece of history.
Forum: France Touring   21-03-2019, 16:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By salomon
Thanks Ray. When the hoards arrive for their...

Thanks Ray. When the hoards arrive for their fully catered Chateau Christmas I will know what to charge them.

Oddly, the last thing I want to watch on TV is DIY at a Chateau !
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   18-03-2019, 20:33
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By salomon
My neighbour has a Moncayo which he trying to...

My neighbour has a Moncayo which he trying to sell (in southern France).
Its about 10 years old and tbh it is a poor quality van. I have no idea how that compares to other makes ( apart from our...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   06-03-2019, 11:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By salomon
I have a friend ( french) who drives a coach here...

I have a friend ( french) who drives a coach here in France and often abroad. He has been to the UK many times with his bus full of kids and usually has to wait around in very inconvenient places in...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   10-02-2019, 10:31
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By salomon
Correct. We were in Slovenia, Czechia and...

Correct.
We were in Slovenia, Czechia and Austria in December. We avoided toll roads and encountered no problems.
Forum: Off Topic   07-01-2019, 20:05
Replies: 46
Views: 1,897
Posted By salomon
Its been going on for a while with French...

Its been going on for a while with French registered vehicles. We have many friends here ( SW France) who have portuguese heritage and still have family homes there. They spend a lot of time in...
Forum: Off Topic   07-01-2019, 08:24
Replies: 46
Views: 1,897
Posted By salomon
It depends where you are resident. As an...

It depends where you are resident. As an Andorran resident, I will always leave Schengen from a non Andorran country. I have a British passport. As an Andorran resident I have Schengen residency...
Forum: France Touring   28-12-2018, 18:02
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By salomon
A camping car under 3.5t generally has the same...

A camping car under 3.5t generally has the same rules as a car.
A child under 10 is not allowed to travel in the front seat of a car in France.
Forum: Continental Touring Info   22-12-2018, 12:48
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By salomon
If you stay longer than 90 days in any one...

If you stay longer than 90 days in any one country you should certainly consider your tax status.
If you " have a home " in the UK for more than 90 days and spend over 30 days in that home...its one...
Forum: Off Topic   09-08-2018, 08:42
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By salomon
Our windows are only open if the outside temp is...

Our windows are only open if the outside temp is lower than the inside temp.
The highs here have been between 36 and 38 for the last 2 weeks. The inside temperature is 24.

Shutters always closed...
Forum: France Touring   08-07-2018, 22:59
Replies: 105
Views: 16,787
Posted By salomon
yes its been driven by Philippe, but he has no...

yes its been driven by Philippe, but he has no way of over ruling Macron. Macron appointed him and he campaigned for en Marche. En Marche have the majority ( except the senate ) . Philippe is still...
Forum: France Touring   08-07-2018, 20:07
Replies: 105
Views: 16,787
Posted By salomon
I think the sans permis exist in Germany too. We...

I think the sans permis exist in Germany too. We have certainly seen them ( no plates on the back and an unknown manufacturer is usually the giveaway ).
I keep an envelope with Ä90 in it ...just in...
Forum: France Touring   08-07-2018, 08:52
Replies: 105
Views: 16,787
Posted By salomon
Sans permis ( wrong spelling originally ) ...

Sans permis ( wrong spelling originally )

Limited to 45km. You can drive it on any road except express or autoroute ( thanks god for that !).
If you were born before 1988 then absolutely no...
Forum: France Touring   07-07-2018, 22:40
Replies: 105
Views: 16,787
Posted By salomon
After 7 days of the 80km limit , I havnt seen...

After 7 days of the 80km limit , I havnt seen anyone who hasnt touched 100km. Except when there is a known speed camera.
The speed limit for trucks is still 80km...and hence overtaking is...
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   16-06-2018, 17:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By salomon
Houses usually have names and are just inanimate...

Houses usually have names and are just inanimate objects. Ships and boats always have names too.
We name all our vehicles. It avoids any confusion when you have more that one of the same make. ...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   01-05-2018, 18:58
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By salomon
I started with my great grandmas hand operated...

I started with my great grandmas hand operated singer ...
Then I got a Toyota ( still have it ). They made sewing machines before they made cars .
Husqvarna Viking is now my tool of choice . I have...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   01-05-2018, 12:49
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By salomon
The right needle is important as already stated ....

The right needle is important as already stated .
If you want to sew thicker fabrics then it helps to have the following
- adjustable height presser foot
- a walking foot ( feeds fabric from the...
Forum: General Sport related   27-02-2018, 15:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,575
Posted By salomon
I think the Norwegians spent about 38million ? ...

I think the Norwegians spent about 38million ? They refuse to back non grass roots sports hence no bobsleigh. And the GB bobsleigh was a farce with the funding and mismanagement. There are some...
Forum: France Touring   06-02-2018, 18:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,897
Posted By salomon
There are some crafty gendarmes round here. ...

There are some crafty gendarmes round here.
Many people, when wanting to sell a car put an AV sign with a phone number in the window.
If the Gendarmes spot it whilst on the road they will happily...
Forum: Furnishings   26-01-2018, 22:55
Replies: 13
Views: 3,323
Posted By salomon
Sorry but thats rubbish. We have 2 dogs ,...

Sorry but thats rubbish.
We have 2 dogs , 20kg+. Their " claw marks " ??? Are non existant.
We live in sunny climes ( Southern France ) . If you leave anything in direct sunlight it will get...
Forum: Website Help   06-01-2018, 15:44
Replies: 30
Views: 2,443
Posted By salomon
Oi ! You thieving gnome !

Oi !
You thieving gnome !
Forum: Bodywork & Trim   10-12-2017, 18:38
Replies: 20
Views: 3,662
Posted By salomon
The biggest issue is if it melts, runs down into...

The biggest issue is if it melts, runs down into the engine then refreezes.
Seen it so many times when skiing...

Clean your roof after snow if you are in your motorhome . If you are parked up...
Forum: Off Topic   28-07-2017, 19:30
Replies: 211
Views: 9,451
Posted By salomon
It was filmed in the village where we lived in...

It was filmed in the village where we lived in England. The Ashridge Estate and Aldbury. As was Brave Heart and a load of others..
My latest favourite is La Vache . I have no idea if it works...
Forum: France Touring   24-07-2017, 23:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By salomon
I think here in the south ( autoroutes operated...

I think here in the south ( autoroutes operated by Vinci ) thay set the height at 3.1 metres. We are 3.2 and 5.5 tonnes.
We have a telepeage for the car as we move between France and Andorra...
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