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Georgiegirl

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Just a thought, winter tyres/snow flake tyres will be required if you are going on the 1st April visit. You'll be driving through areas that need them fitted by law prior to you arriving.
Is that just for the first visit or the May one too?
 
Bobbybus

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As far as I understand it, German law states that winter tyres are needed up until 31st March, which means getting to Hannover requires you having the appropriate tyre. 1st April onward, summer tyres are ok. But you need to clarify that; somebody else on the forum will know for sure.
 
Bobajob

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Not much discussion on here about this. Anyone else looking forward to going on this at the end of the week?
We originally booked without giving any thought to the br exit date. When we realised, we did consider cancelling, but in the end thought we’d just organise a br exit delay instead.
It’s our first trip to the mainland in the Cali. Really looking forward to crossing through France, Belgium, Netherlands and into Germany.
 
liaoyang

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Not much discussion on here about this. Anyone else looking forward to going on this at the end of the week?
We originally booked without giving any thought to the br exit date. When we realised, we did consider cancelling, but in the end thought we’d just organise a br exit delay instead.
It’s our first trip to the mainland in the Cali. Really looking forward to crossing through France, Belgium, Netherlands and into Germany.
Yes we leave Weds night from Portsmouth and look forward to seeing you and everyone there. Have a safe trip everyone.
 
Kmann

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Not much discussion on here about this. Anyone else looking forward to going on this at the end of the week?
We originally booked without giving any thought to the br exit date. When we realised, we did consider cancelling, but in the end thought we’d just organise a br exit delay instead.
It’s our first trip to the mainland in the Cali. Really looking forward to crossing through France, Belgium, Netherlands and into Germany.
True … the original tread is her. But you are right not soo much activity. But from what I hear do people look foreward to this trip :)

https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/the-booking-for-the-2019-factory-meet-is-open.28033/page-4#post-330552
 
Bobajob

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Great! We are taking the eurotunnel early on Thursday, overnighting in the Netherlands and hopefully arriving mid-afternoon on Friday.
From the itinerary, it looks like being a really fun trip. Lots of people (and cool vans) to see.
Liaoyang - I think we may have seen you before. Were you at the Devon meet on that beautiful autumn weekend last year?
 
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Anyone planning a stopover in Belgium ?
 
106Rallye

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Hi everyone. We’re looking forward to the trip also. Unfortunately I can’t travel until Friday evening due to work, so won’t be there till Saturday later on. What’s the plan for the Sunday - we were thinking of seeing a bit of Hanover.

Barney
 
liaoyang

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Great! We are taking the eurotunnel early on Thursday, overnighting in the Netherlands and hopefully arriving mid-afternoon on Friday.
From the itinerary, it looks like being a really fun trip. Lots of people (and cool vans) to see.
Liaoyang - I think we may have seen you before. Were you at the Devon meet on that beautiful autumn weekend last year?
Indeed we were! I can’t fit usernames to faces but I’m sure I’ll recognise you. We are hoping to get from Le Havre to Roermond in NL on Thursday and stay here:

https://park4night.com/lieu/50231//roermond-1a-de-ster/netherlands/roermond/Paying-car-park-for-campers-(with-ameneties)#.XJmz9KSnyEc

Then it’s 5 hours on Friday to Wolfsburg. No plans for Sunday except switch sites but we’re up for anything if anyone has any bright ideas. I don’t recall being inspired by Hannover city centre when I visited in the 80s. Unfortunately I think Herrenhäuser brewery is closed on Sunday but we might go to Marienburg Castle and find a Lidl.

Hoping to push on via Berlin to Poland and CZ after, returning the day after the current Breixt date which will be fun at the port.
 
Gavinskii

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Myself and SHMBO will be going over on the Eurotunnel early Friday morning and look forward to catching up with our European brothers and sisters late afternoon (my profile picture is an old one, we will be in a silver Beach).
Safe journey to one and all
:cheers
 
Gavinskii

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Myself and SHMBO will be going over on the Eurotunnel early Friday morning and look forward to catching up with our European brothers and sisters late afternoon (my profile picture is an old one, we will be in a silver Beach).
Safe journey to one and all
:cheers
Any views on the nicer / more scenic route? Via Utrecht or via Duisburg?

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@Gavinskii , Duisburg -Essen -Dortmunt = very busy , i don't like driving there !
I say Utrecht and stop in Amersfoort at Camper Centrum Nederland :thumb
Antwerp = also almost a constant traffic jam during the daytime .

And a warning :
On the European mainland we switch the clock to summer hour the last weekend of march .
Officialy it means the night from saturday to sunday at 2am the clock turns further to 3am it will be one hour less sleep....
Best to turn the clock when going to sleep saturday and waking up at the correct timezone , if you wish you can set a alarm at 2am to turn to 3am and go back to sleep :D
 
liaoyang

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And a warning :
On the European mainland we switch the clock to summer hour the last weekend of march .
Officialy it means the night from saturday to sunday at 2am the clock turns further to 3am it will be one hour less sleep....
Best to turn the clock when going to sleep saturday and waking up at the correct timezone , if you wish you can set a alarm at 2am to turn to 3am and go back to sleep :D
Same in the UK but I think it's your last time changing the clocks as the EU is going to permanent summer time. God knows what's happening here. :headbang
 
Bellcrew

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Same in the UK but I think it's your last time changing the clocks as the EU is going to permanent summer time. God knows what's happening here. :headbang
If I knew that change was compulsory across the EU I would have voted remain!
 

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