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HadEnough

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The pollution stickers are yet another mess. For Germany, yes, everyone "needs" one if they want to drive within the environmental zones around the big cities. So if you come from France, the Netherlands, or Norway, you are supposed to know about this and get the sticker - if your vehicle is eligible.

I believe it is the same for the french zones.

I have no idea how they even want to determine for which sticker your truck is eligible.

Your truck is a Diesel?


Yes, it's a diesel. I would imagine it's next to impossible to figure this part out.

So it doesn’t work like a boat? With a boat, everything is as it should be in the country the boat is flagged with. Then come or you are just a visitor. Temporarily. Only on changing flags do the requirements change.

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see edited post above


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Older Diesels only get the lowest class and may no longer be driven in these zones.
I will not talk about the usefulness of these laws.

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HadEnough wrote:

Does a foreign car come under these regulations? It confuses me a little because I come from the boating world.

https://www.drive-france.com/checklist/

For example, I don’t think it is feasible for us to get a pollution sticker. Not that I know of anyway.


I'm not sure about the special pollution areas but you are allowed to drive your US licensed vehicle...the only catch is your US insurance likely doesn't cover you in Europe and European insurance carriers will typically want a European address.

Not insurmountable by any means just a bit of a hassle finding someone who knows what to do.


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I too will suggest getting a 230 volt (Give or take 10) converter Progressive Dynamics 9200 series includes one.. At least 2 pair GC-2 feeding a 2000 watt inverter will keep most of your on board stuff happy (Forget any 120 volt A/C's)

Televisions Won't. Most everything else should

If you want to use electric heat (Water or space) you will need to make changes. OR buy a BIG Heavy Transformer (Expensive) or .. Well for heaters there is another way to do it but I'd rather not go there


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I too will suggest getting a 230 volt (Give or take 10) converter Progressive Dynamics 9200 series includes one.. At least 2 pair GC-2 feeding a 2000 watt inverter will keep most of your on board stuff happy (Forget any 120 volt A/C's)

Televisions Won't. Most everything else should

If you want to use electric heat (Water or space) you will need to make changes. OR buy a BIG Heavy Transformer (Expensive) or .. Well for heaters there is another way to do it but I'd rather not go there


I don’t need any of that. None of that runs on electricity. That’s all propane. And 12 V from the sun. I am completely self-sufficient. I have not plugged this RV in in a year and have used it almost full-time.

And then includes the heat, the air conditioning, and everything. Heat runs off propane.

Air conditioning runs off electricity, but that’s with the generator is for. It is rarely used. Only when it is very uncomfortable out.

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Have you made preparations on how to plug in your RV?


Propane tank fillup fittings are different also.


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I think the pollution sticker is what will kill this. All the places you try to go seem to exclude my RV.

Seems no major or secondary cities will allow a larger diesel truck to visit.

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HadEnough wrote:

I think the pollution sticker is what will kill this. All the places you try to go seem to exclude my RV.

Seems no major or secondary cities will allow a larger diesel truck to visit.


You can always consider buying a used one in Germany or Holland. They will keep it in their name so you can insure it and it can travel anywhere with all the proper paperwork. Done commonly. If you need help finding the website let me know. I speak German. I seem to recall though their website has like 6 languages you can choose from. They’ll Pick you up at the Airport (Berlin or Amsterdam) and get it all done. They have service support setup thru all of Europe and Morocco.

Just a thought.

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Ah... I see. I'm 3.9 metric tonnes on the GVWR. (8800 lbs) It's a 2500 model RAM, not a dually.

Curb weight plus truck camper dry weight is 7858 lbs without water in it. Or ... 3.56 metic tonnes.



I find it hard to believe a Diesel truck with a Arctic Fox camper that has a slide out and generator only weighs 7858 lbs.

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