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Height barriers

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by Pampasgrass, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Pampasgrass


    Jan 23, 2010
    North Norfolk Coast
    Recently visited Oxford Park and ride and met with barriers with an height barrier of 2.4 metres.

    Very embarrasing if you still use feet and inches!

    Why no conversion to feet and inches, also has any member found that any description of their RV regularly doesn't give the specifications of their vehicle particular to height , width and length.

    If you check any of the sites for RV sales this important factor is seldom shown.

    Well worth checking this out and keeping such info in your driver's cab.

    Has anyone else met this problem?

    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster

    Aug 26, 2007
    scarborough, nth yorks
    'cos we're all one big, happy, mixed up euro familiy now...

    fuel in ltrs..distance in miles.

    wine in ltrs...beer in pints.

    milk in ltrs....steak in lbs

    we're only playing at being europeans :RollEyes:

    over 3 mtrs (i think) height and its a legal requirment :Eeek:
    and your vans handbook will give the measurements....probably in mtrs and ft
  3. froghopper

    froghopper Funster

    Nov 29, 2009

    just an add on re oxford park and ride, pull over, walk to office and the man will open barrier for you, and same going out, they also keep an eye on your van, its free parking, and you can use your free bus pass, well us old gits can,,:Rofl1::Rofl1:
  4. Kon tiki

    Kon tiki

    Oct 11, 2007
    North Wales
    I made a few cards & laminated them, I have one stuck on the inside of both sunvisors with the dimensions for height & width (also for width inc. mirrors) in both metric & feet/inches. If any doubt just pull down the visor for the size, I looked at the dimensions in the handbook but I also checked myself what they were & used the largest readings.
  5. MicknPat

    MicknPat Funster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Touring UK
    This is great to read.

    However at the moment I believe there are several 'Height Barrier' petitions winging there way to No.10 but surely before we tear down the barriers THINK.

    What do you replace the barrier with otherwise this could happen.

    Car Park with Barrier: Allows Cars :Smile: But NOT Motor Homes :Sad:

    Car Park with Barrier Removed: Allows Itinerants,:Eeek: pikies :Doh: and those of us brave enough to park their pride and joy still on there.

    :restmycase: Mick
  6. keith

    keith Funster

    Aug 25, 2007
    SW Scotland
    They don't want you to know it's too big for UK roads, :Eek!:
    or frighten you into thinking it won't fit on your drive. :Rofl1:

    I still use feet and inches & as stated make yourself a card for the cab with all dimensions of your vehicle in both metric & imperial measurements.

    My memory it no longer to be trusted. :Blush:
  7. joggerman


    Jul 21, 2009
  8. JohnM

    JohnM Funster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Central Scotland
  9. 6pm Cowboy

    6pm Cowboy

    Jun 26, 2009
    South Oxfordshire
    Some dealers give the hieght of the vehicles they sell. I seem to remember one dealer on here ( dont worry Peter, I wont say who ) who gave the hieght of a MH on his site as 9 ft 12 inches.:Rofl1:
  10. imprint


    Jul 14, 2009
    Nice one, cowboy!!!

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