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Old 16-05-08, 06:55 AM   #11
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It was at 36,000 when I last saw it, that was before Wayne got there. :)
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Old 03-02-09, 08:42 PM   #12
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Have been over there many times, you should not carry any fuel or even containers that have had fuel in them. I always empty the tanks on my engines, saves being pulled for them at the docks. If you have one, take a tom tom, really does help you if its your first time round the Antwerp Ring, usually mega busy and someones nearly always in your way when you want to exit, so plan ahead.
From P&O website:-

v) Lock your car and leave in gear with the handbrake on. All car alarms must be switched off and disabled when parked on the vehicle deck. Cars powered by LPG should have tanks switched off when on vehicle decks. Do not carry fuel cans on board - full or empty. Do not overfill your tank.

(viii) Gas with a weight of up to 47kg (excluding the weight of the gas receptacle) may be carried. All cylinders must be adequately secured against movement of the ship with the supply shut off at the cylinders during the voyage. Leaking and inadequately secured or connected cylinders will be refused shipment. Any gas cylinders to be carried must be declared at the time of booking. Partially full or empty cylinders will be treated as if they are full. A maximum of 6 cylinders of medical oxygen for personal use may be carried, provided a letter from the user's doctor is provided stating that they require medical oxygen.


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Old 06-06-09, 07:16 PM   #13
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Update for 2009:

Much as last year, no special searches for fuel or whatever, there are posted details on the Stena website about carrying fuel, but we had no problems.

The new site is further from the town centre, but as you would obviously have your car/van with you, it shouldn't be a problem. Our son took his bike this year and cycled into town a few times.

Each exhibitor gets four vouchers for drinks, one per drink, beer tea or coffee. A very nice plaque is awarded to all registered exhibitors.

The chip/burger stall charges 5 euros for a burger in a bun and chips, good quality and size for the money. We took our own food and a barbie this year.

There is a Sunday evening meal at the bar, costs 13 euros per person, we haven't done that yet but probably will one of the years.

There was also a 10 euro contribution requested towards the electricity/toilets/showers this year, entirely reasonable and nobody kicked up about it.

Camping space filled up pretty quickly, we were glad we got there on Friday, it was full up to overflowing on Saturday. We may go a day earlier next year, depending on when the toilets/showers are installed.

The nice thing about the show if the complete lack of commercialism, there are no 'tat' stalls, only good engine related stuff, and that's about it.

Looking forward to next year already!

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Old 28-02-10, 10:34 AM   #14
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Were there any restrictions on carrying fuel (ie Petrol) in either the engine tank or a Jerry Can on the ferry? I have seen writen many years ago that there was but don't know if this still applies.

For Eurotunnel info on fuel

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Also interesting information on LPG

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Old 28-02-10, 11:39 AM   #15
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I have emailed Stena Line to see what restrictions apply for our Discovery, if any. They don't mention LPG-fuelled vehicles that I could see, only in the FAQ section under 'Dangerous Goods'.

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http://www.stenaline.nl/en/ferry/que...parations/lpg/

No problems.
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Old 28-02-10, 01:06 PM   #16
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Many years of travelling on ferries as a HGV Hazardous goods tanker driver taught me one thing and that is to declare everything that you may be concerned about, the items I had to carry with me such as breathing apparatus, spare air cylinders, large CO2 fire extinguishers as well as the cargo all had to be declared, the penalties under the IMMO (Marine rules) very severe, if at the port anything that should not be there is found that does not comply then you will not be shipped and escorted from the port usually into the hands of the police to see if what you have could breach road traffic or dangerous goods regulations
Something as simple having a LPG cylinder in your vehicle without a LPG warning diamond is enough to cause problems, this may sound a bit dramatic but it is fact.
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Old 28-02-10, 03:00 PM   #17
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I can't see any requirement/legislation that requires privately registered LPG-fuelled vehicles or leisure vehicles with LPG inside, to carry a Hazchem warning triangle.

It does apply to commercial vehicles as we all can see from trucks on the road.

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Old 28-02-10, 03:15 PM   #18
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Peter,

We have to carry Cylinders of CO2 in the Vans for use with test equipment and we have been issued with green diamond stickers.

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As my van is a commercial vehicle by design and classed as freight because of it's length I will put magnetic diamond stickers on it, the fact that private use vehicles are exempt I can see no problem in letting the emergency services know that there are LPG cylinders on board and that is what the stickers are for. Is your knowledge of the language of countries good enough to argue the toss when the policeman wants to issue an on the spot fine and detain you until he is happy to let you continue, this does happen believe me I know this for a fact, Flogas have a good guide to carriage of LPG and it is worth taking look at their website
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I am one of those people who cannot understand the difference between a business vehicle and a private vehicle when it comes to these regulations regarding LPG, is private gas less dangerous the business gas, I don't think so.
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Mr FF,

Its the same logic regarding what you can take on an aircraft, you can place a can of Deoderant in your luggage and put it in the Aircraft hold but you cant place a can of blow torch gas in your luggage, the only difference is one smells pleasant.

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