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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #1
Hi Folks,

Has anybody driven through the port tunnel in a motorhome and not have to pay the toll?

Discussion over a pint (well a good few pints actually😉) with a few fellow motorhomers and one didnt get charged and the other was charged for using the tunnel,

I looked on the website and it says over goods vehicles 3500kg is not charged


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #2
In realty every motorhome should be charged.


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #3
I have been through and paid and through and not paid. The time I didnt pay i went into the lorry lane by mistake. I emailed them to say what I had done and didn't get a reply or a fine. I had previously talked to them on another occasion by telephone as it says vehicles over 3500 dont pay. They said it was in some bye law that I had to pay


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #4
Thanks for that Tommy, 👍🏽


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #5
My van was uk registered and taxed as private heavy goods. I went through without paying by mistake and several years later I have heard nothing.


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #6
So I’m plated at 3800 phgv so does this mean I don’t have to pay?


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #7
That's a bit of having your cake and eating it, 🤔🍰.
Your Taxed and Insured, claim tolls,and want to be treated in carparks, the same as a car,
Then want also to be treated as A HGV when it suits you. 😱


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #8
Nothing to do with that. No point in paying a bill that doesn’t exist 😜


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #9
So its possible to get through without paying the toll,

Thanks for that everybody,


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That's a bit of having your cake and eating it, 🤔🍰.
Your Taxed and Insured, claim tolls,and want to be treated in carparks, the same as a car,
Then want also to be treated as A HGV when it suits you. 😱

Actually private heavy goods road tax is cheaper than car insurance for the same vehicle under 3500kg in the UK.
Martin please pass me another slice…..

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Nothing to do with that. No point in paying a bill that doesn’t exist 😜


Ulez


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That's a bit of having your cake and eating it, 🤔🍰.
Your Taxed and Insured, claim tolls,and want to be treated in carparks, the same as a car,
Then want also to be treated as A HGV when it suits you. 😱

Actually private heavy goods road tax is cheaper than car insurance for the same vehicle under 3500kg in the UK.
Martin please pass me another slice…..


Jami, let's keep the cake on the in the same soil. 😊


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That's a bit of having your cake and eating it, 🤔🍰.
Your Taxed and Insured, claim tolls,and want to be treated in carparks, the same as a car,
Then want also to be treated as A HGV when it suits you. 😱


Come on now sprinter, once you buy a Motorhome everything else should be free.😂🤣

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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #14
A few years back, I did ask the guy in the booth. Think I may have had the first year of angles montes stickers on the side. Anyway I told him I was 3850kg private heavy goods, but he wouldn’t play ball. Had to pay, and pay 2 outward and 2 returns each year en route to France, spring trip and autumn trip. I just accept that the cheap wine and free Aires help balance things out.

Davy


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Posted: 05.08.2023  ·  #15
So some get caught to pay and others get through without paying,

I wasnt sure how it was,

Thanks for the feed back lads


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That's a bit of having your cake and eating it, 🤔🍰.
Your Taxed and Insured, claim tolls,and want to be treated in carparks, the same as a car,
Then want also to be treated as A HGV when it suits you. 😱


Come on now sprinter, once you buy a Motorhome everything else should be free.😂🤣


Beside the fact that I contributed, to it being in operation. (even if only, in a small part) ,
The port tunnel was built with my tax money, and I'm dam sure I want to see a return on it before I hang up my keys. And I don't appreciate it being abused, by people in big plastics box's. 😡


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Posted: 06.08.2023  ·  #18
I have an Eflow tag on the Motorhome. I used the tunnel in April and June this year and was not charged.


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Posted: 06.08.2023  ·  #19
Is it not free between midnight & 6am or something & you pay during the day?
I seem to remember something like that when I went through a few years ago.


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Posted: 06.08.2023  ·  #20
The toll charge applies to all permitted vehicles with gross
vehicle weight of 3500 kg or less, including:
Cars
Taxis
Motorcycles
Vans
Light Commercial Vehicles
Motor Homes
Peak Time Toll €10​
Southbound - towards the Dublin city
Monday to Friday 06:00 — 10:00
Northbound - towards Dublin Airport
Monday to Friday 16:00 — 19:00
Off-peak Time €3
Monday to Friday - all times outside peak time
Weekends - all day
Public Holidays - all day.

​(Toll Free
Goods vehicles with a design gross weight
exceeding 3500 kg.)

Goods Vehicles - a vehicle must be constructed or adapted for use and used for the conveyance of goods or burden of any other description in the course of trade or business (including agriculture and the performance by a local or public authority of its functions). Weights..

No, Mention of a motorhome over 3500kg being exempted.

So you all know who you are, please get in touch and send the details of the toll fee, you have not submitted, including your card or direct payment details, to me and I'll indevour to relieve you of your guilty consequences. 😇👍


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Posted: 07.08.2023  ·  #21
Just been through, €3 for us, over 3.5 but didn't follow the 'big boys' through the commercial side, happy enough to pay it tbh...

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Just been through, €3 for us, over 3.5 but didn't follow the 'big boys' through the commercial side, happy enough to pay it tbh...


Have a good trip and bring us back a bottle of wine 😀

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Posted: 07.08.2023  ·  #23
Have a good one Paul, say Hi, to the gang in WBS from all of us, we'll see them at the end of the month. 👍

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