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gaz1234

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3,347 posts

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Will try to avoid the above, but if not is it worth getting one of these just in case?
http://www.tolltickets.com/country/france/libert.a...

SonicShadow

508 posts

34 months

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It depends on how often you use them I guess. If you are only going to be using them every so often, and you know when you are going to have to use them, just carry some spare Euro's.

Bushi

190 posts

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No not really, I have one but I go a fair bit, not sure what company you have linked but the genuine company is here: https://www.saneftolling.co.uk/

If you are only planning on the odd trip and are looking to miss the paeges any way just pay as you go, very easy and doesn't take much time, rarely any major queues, certainly nothing like the Dartford crossing.

I do however enjoy leapfrogging the French they don't expect a UK car to be going through the fast lane.

GTIR

23,037 posts

146 months

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I dislike any trolls and I hope the mods do something about them soon. yes

marshalla

9,488 posts

81 months

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Worth having - I managed to get one directly from SANEF in France before the rules changed, and they keep letting me renew it.

It costs nothing for the months when you don't use it, but there is a premium (monthly charge of a few euro) when you do use it - however, it means you can use the "t" only gates at the toll plazas and avoid some horrible queues at busy times. It's also fun to see the locals waiting for you to reverse because "ze stupid rosbif 'as gone into ze wrong lane", only to see your magic powers make the barrier levitate.

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swiveleyedgit

1,135 posts

149 months

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I've had one for nearly ten years now and it's still working ok. There will of course come a time when the battery will pack up and I will be lynched by a violent bunch of French motorists.

Magic919

8,715 posts

81 months

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I have one from Sanef. https://www.saneftolling.co.uk/

Alucidnation

2,395 posts

50 months

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We had one for a few years.

Went down to the South of France in late July last year, and on our return journey the batteries were dead, non replaceable (in ours), and therefore would not work.

The credit card lanes/machines are quite quick now. You barely put the card in the machine and it just spits it straight back out--- no pin required.

Not much point in replacing our telepeage unit now, as its unlikely we will be going again for a long time.

If you prefer motorway driving, and just want to get on with minimum fuss, its certainly worth it IMO.



Edited by Alucidnation on Sunday 5th May 14:33

Z4monster

1,278 posts

140 months

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I got one from Sanef tolling last year and found it very helpful. As we travel down to the spanish border we use the tolls a lot. Just made the journey easier as my co=driver can't reach the card machines easily. Also the LHS lanes are always clear of traffic and always tag only.

Great watching the Frenchies think you've screwed up and then you sail through! Lovely!

br d

3,182 posts

106 months

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I've just bought one from Sanef, going on a little French tour in a few weeks but will be on my own and don't fancy jumping out and running round to the machine at every toll!

marshalla

9,488 posts

81 months

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br d said:
I've just bought one from Sanef, going on a little French tour in a few weeks but will be on my own and don't fancy jumping out and running round to the machine at every toll!
What's wrong with grabbing the handbrake, spinning through 180 degrees and reversing through the tolls ?

zip929

637 posts

57 months

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Bushi said:
No not really, I have one but I go a fair bit, not sure what company you have linked but the genuine company is here: https://www.saneftolling.co.uk/

If you are only planning on the odd trip and are looking to miss the paeges any way just pay as you go, very easy and doesn't take much time, rarely any major queues, certainly nothing like the Dartford crossing.

I do however enjoy leapfrogging the French they don't expect a UK car to be going through the fast lane.
nothing like the Dartford crossing

What the one that was paid for years ago (and should now be free) but it is too much of a money cow to let go. rolleyes

br d

3,182 posts

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marshalla said:
br d said:
I've just bought one from Sanef, going on a little French tour in a few weeks but will be on my own and don't fancy jumping out and running round to the machine at every toll!
What's wrong with grabbing the handbrake, spinning through 180 degrees and reversing through the tolls ?
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A much better solution! I'll start practicing them in the High Street.

gaz1234

Original Poster:

3,347 posts

99 months

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Bushi said:
No not really, I have one but I go a fair bit, not sure what company you have linked but the genuine company is here: https://www.saneftolling.co.uk/

If you are only planning on the odd trip and are looking to miss the paeges any way just pay as you go, very easy and doesn't take much time, rarely any major queues, certainly nothing like the Dartford crossing.

I do however enjoy leapfrogging the French they don't expect a UK car to be going through the fast lane.
the link i have out on here is for the vignettes, i hope (as i have bought one for Switzerland)..

gaz1234

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and for 40 euros i dont think ill bother. thanks.

Bushi

190 posts

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gaz1234 said:
the link i have out on here is for the vignettes, i hope (as i have bought one for Switzerland)..
Not sure I understand, there is no "vignette" for France as per Austria and Switzerland, In France you pay per trip on the motorways, not for a year or month etc...

The link you placed was for the hire of an electronic tag to raise the barrier and charge your account back in the UK, they seem to be very expensive, as well as the machine hire charges you pay the tolls +9%.

The link I placed is direct with Sanef, and is a lot cheaper.

gaz1234

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Bushi said:
Not sure I understand, there is no "vignette" for France as per Austria and Switzerland, In France you pay per trip on the motorways, not for a year or month etc...

The link you placed was for the hire of an electronic tag to raise the barrier and charge your account back in the UK, they seem to be very expensive, as well as the machine hire charges you pay the tolls +9%.

The link I placed is direct with Sanef, and is a lot cheaper.
sorry, yes, i should be more clear. i have bought the vignette from swiss. Guess i dont need the ticket for france really, especially as it cost 40 euros.

The link i put on here is for the vignette right?

Bushi

190 posts

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gaz1234 said:
sorry, yes, i should be more clear. i have bought the vignette from swiss. Guess i dont need the ticket for france really, especially as it cost 40 euros.

The link i put on here is for the vignette right?
No,there is NO vignette for France! all as I posted above.

gaz1234

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[quote=Bushi]not sure what company you have linked but the genuine company is

I hope the site i ordered the vignette from is genuine?
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