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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:59 pm

Just crossed on M4 on a trip to Pembury CC Site. I am very new to motorhomes and in my Gloucester (3880 kg) I had expected the crossing to cost £19.80 for >3500kg vehicle  all confused . Pleasently surprised to only be asked for £6.40 allthumbz . Anybody know why?  confused3
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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by Paulmold on Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:08 pm

Not a goods vehicle?
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Post by Jaytee on Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:49 pm

A good result whatever smile! I have noticed over the years when crossing with the caravan the toll has varied depending on the mood of the booth person allthumbz

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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by rogerblack on Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:27 pm

Motorhomes are treated as cars.

The Astra estate I drove for a several years paid car rate; the Astra van I drove for a few months -  same footprint, lower weight than the estate, had to pay as van = double the car rate!

If I had fitted side windows at the rear, it would have become a car, even with no seats in the back.

Caravans incur no additional charge.

Note the M6 toll road is a completely different kettle of fish . . .
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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by Celticbiker on Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:30 pm

It's an odd thing that there toll bridge. 
I had a Mitsubishi L 200 with a demountable.
Sometimes it was charged as a car /motorhome other times it was charged as a commercial vehicle.
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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by nuevoboy on Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:35 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Just crossed on M4 on a trip to Pembury CC Site. I am very new to motorhomes and in my Gloucester (3880 kg) I had expected the crossing to cost £19.80 for >3500kg vehicle  all confused . Pleasently surprised to only be asked for £6.40 allthumbz . Anybody know why?  confused3

They'd seen the weather forecast for all this rain and took pity on you.

Hope it brightens up a bit for you.

We stayed in Pembrey a couple of weeks back.
It's a shame the local chippy closed when the old chap retired.
We cycled into Burry Port each night and had really great meals in the Cornish Arms.
Doesn't look up to much but the food is great.
Slightly expensive, but take note that the lunchtime menu is still served in the evenings.
The steak & ale pie for around £6 is amazing.

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Seven toll charge.

Post by gonromin on Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:36 pm

Perhaps as a car & motorhome are classed as mot class 4,( & price) they have put a motorhome in the car category on the toll charge?

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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:19 pm

nuevoboy wrote:
They'd seen the weather forecast for all this rain and took pity on you.

Hope it brightens up a bit for you.


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Been here two days now, no rain so far, cloudy at times but hot when the sun comes out, (most of the time). allthumbz

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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by nuevoboy on Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:29 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:
nuevoboy wrote:
They'd seen the weather forecast for all this rain and took pity on you.

Hope it brightens up a bit for you.


nuevoboy

Been here two days now, no rain so far, cloudy at times but hot when the sun comes out, (most of the time). allthumbz


It's on its way, don't worry. hugegrins
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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by Sue68 on Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:19 pm

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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by Swansea Jac on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:14 pm

Vehicles with side windows are charged as cars.  Even when we had a big A class and towed a car behind, we still only paid the lowest fee on the Severn Bridge.  It always seemed unfair, (though, happily, in our favour) especially when one day we followed a little combi van over, and he was pulled to one side, and arrested because he refused to pay the rate for a commercial vehicle..... The even better news, Ploughlin, is the you can go back to England for nothing!  bow They only charge the toll fee to incoming traffic.  

In France a few years ago, though, the outfit described above was charge as BOTH a lorry and a car! so_sad
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Re: SEVERN BRIDGE TOLLS

Post by Swansea Jac on Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:58 pm

Reported today in the South Wales Evening Post:

"The toll to cross the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing into Wales will increase again next year.
From 1 January, cars will have to pay £6.50 - up from the current £6.40 - while small goods vehicles and small buses face a 30p rise to £13.10, and heavy goods vehicles and buses will have to pay £19.60, up from £19.20."

Motor-homes count as cars
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