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Old 03 March 2010, 04:54   #21
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We run both L200s and Navaras for boat towing and general response, both are immensely capable vehicles. The L200s are old shape, the main one having done 100k in about 3 years with (touching wood) nothing going wrong at all, just the usual consumables. A fair bit of that mileage is towing a 6.5m rib running on blues and twos, so the vehicle is worked pretty hard.
We looked at the Toyotas but their payload is low and operating costs pretty high by comparison.
Both the L200 and Nissan will do the job for you, but personal preference puts the Mitsi ahead.
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Old 03 March 2010, 15:13   #22
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Havener what is the purpose of your blue light journeys?
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We respond on behalf of a number of agencies for various "interesting" jobs - heavily involved in flood response and also handle support taskings for an EOD unit to areas which have no police boat capability.
http://www.maritime-response.co.uk will tell you a bit more...
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Navara (unless it's cheepity cheap!)
Why's that then ?
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Old 06 March 2010, 12:05   #26
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We respond on behalf of a number of agencies for various "interesting" jobs - heavily involved in flood response and also handle support taskings for an EOD unit to areas which have no police boat capability.
http://www.maritime-response.co.uk will tell you a bit more...
Havener is it ex or serving fire service personnel you use for the swift waterstuff? With regard to blue light journeys i know the coast guard can run blue lights but have to proceed at normal road speeds! does the same apply to you?
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Havener: Don't volunteer any information and remember that you get one phone call. I know several good, I mean, efficient solicitors.
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Havener: Don't volunteer any information and remember that you get one phone call. I know several good, I mean, efficient solicitors.
I think he means is gets screwed from cold and turned off with out letting the engine idle for a bit after a hard run.
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If I would take own vehicle to continent Europe by ferry or Eurotunnel what documentations would I need and what insurance do I need to have from the insurance company ?

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If I would take own vehicle to continent Europe by ferry or Eurotunnel what documentations would I need and what insurance do I need to have from the insurance company ?

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err off top of head, insurance doc that covers you abroad, drivers license.

then if you are planning on leaving it there, there's I think a whole set of other rules,but not sure on those. From this website (the DVLA is the UK licensing authority):-
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...le/DG_10014623

"Visitors to the UK can usually use a vehicle displaying foreign numberplates for six months provided all motoring taxes are paid in the originating country. This can consist of one single or several shorter visits in any 12 month period.
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The important word in that quote is "usually" - check the website for more details.

I think they assume you have insurance from your own country. You'd need to check you can get that to cover you 6 months abroad, but someone should do it.

It's looking like this could be a cheaper option for me in future, I'd get a car over there for summer months when I need it for the boat, and one here for the winter and mountains.

Good luck with it Bogi
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