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Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by knokinonabit, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    If you are of the travelling community and happen to have a tv in your caravan/MH etc, but are "no fixed abode", do they/should they have tv licences? Or for that matter, a radio licence.

    Just another debatable point :Blush:
  2. Terry

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    How will they enforce it if you don't have one ?:Smile:
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  3. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    Good question.

    Some time ago, when TVs became popular in trucks, it was proposed that a second licence would have to be buoght to cover the mobile one. This was dropped as unenforceable and as long as you had a licence at home that was ok.

    So back to travellers. Do they or don't they ?
  4. Jaws

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    None of the ones I know have one
  5. Snowbird

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    Motorhomes, caravans and boats come under the same requirements as a house when it comes to TV licenses.
  6. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster

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    As to whether travellers have a TV license, the best way to find out is stop one and ask them :Smile:
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  7. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    No chance. They might try and sell me some pegs :Eeek:
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  8. Snowbird

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    How long is it since you saw a traveller selling pegs. Jeeez that scam went out with the ark Mush. You have to sell a lot of pegs to run a Range Rover :Wink:
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  9. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    No need to bother, I am pretty sure what the answer will be :BigGrin:
    How about asking full timers ?:Smile:
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  11. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    It's easy to run a Range Rover when you are selling pegs.

    "like to buy some pegs ? They'll bring you good luck you know".

    "I don't believe that rubbish"

    "It'll stop your motorhome catching fire tonight sir"

    "Oh, why didn't you say. How much are they"?

    "£50 a dozen, and cheap at twice the price"

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
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  12. joner8888

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    I remember being a kid in a small somerset village and my mother would say -
    "I have to buy a sprig of heather of that old gypsie woman comming up the drive ,if i don`t she will pass years of bad luck on us " :Eeek:
    I used to hide behind the hedge as she went past--she seen me once and pointed at me- i was terrified :BigGrin:
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  13. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    I wouldn't want them to compromise themselves :BigGrin:
  14. Gromett

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    No TV no License. I only watch Formula one and never live. I am only required to have a TV license if I watch the BBC iPlayer live/streamed.

    No compromise necessary:thumb:
  15. Jaws

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    This might sound awful but it is why I do not buy anything from folk knocking on the door offering luck
    My mum always bought a bit of heather 'for luck' from the gypsy lady who came round.. Didn't do her a lot of good.. She died when I was 13 :Sad:
  16. Theonlysue

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    Range Rover - that went out with the ark - Bentleys now:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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  17. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    I thought that you had to have a licence if you owned a reciever, ie a television or radio, regardless of which channels you watch, live or not.
    Do you mean that you watch on your computer/laptop ?
  18. Snowbird

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    Sorry Sue, having not been on "The Hill" for a few years am a bit out of touch with the latest fashion accessory :Wink:
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  19. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster - Life Member

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    Only live a couple of miles from dale farm, so can keep up with the latest gypsy
    Fashions :Rofl1::RollEyes::Rofl1:
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  20. chockswahay

    chockswahay Funster

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    If you watch TV via Iplayer or similar you do NOT need a licence as long as you ONLY watch programs that are not live.

    I have not had a TV licence for 6 years. I (we) find most TV to be a load of rubbish so we only watch the good stuff on Iplayer. We occasionally watch something on 4OD or ITVplayer but find the adverts really annoying. :Angry:

    Sometimes I think I am a bit of a TV snob:Blush: We also now are trying out Netflix. We have used Lovefilm over the years for DVD rental.

    The money we have saved (not spent) has more than paid for my home cinema projector :BigGrin:

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