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PostSubject: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi, has anyone manage to take their Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel with duel fuel tanks?
To my knowledge Daisy has only had petrol in her.
Euro tunnel has her down as duel fuel and suggests we take a tank out!
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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:05 pm

I suspect it's because they have assumed she is running petrol and LPG rather than petrol and/or ethanol and they don't like LPG in their tunnel.....

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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:34 pm

Tallulah is correct and if i'm not wrong most of our V5's show us as running on biofuel which is where Eurotunnel get their info from. I believe @sundialsoft use the tunnel so would be interested to know if it's just a case of making a written declaration confirming you have petrol in both tanks.


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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:41 pm

I've just spoken to a friend who works on the tunnel and he has said if you are listed as running on Biofuel on your V5 they won't be able to accept you.

Somebody did raise this before so will try and find the thread.



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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:36 pm

@sundialsoft is Aircooled so no separate tank to cause confusion.


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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 pm

My V5 form just states petrol and have been on shuttle several times. However they did charge me a supplement of 11 pounds per trip as it was classed as a motor caravan but identical sized vehicles are not charged this. Seems a bit of a con. I had no idea that E85 was not allowed and I always came back with a tank full of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:01 pm

We took our watercooled through a couple of months ago. No problems at all. Never mentioned v5's or dual tanks. Just said our burner gas tank couldn't be full (they never checked this though)

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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm

@bobbo12 wrote:
My V5 form just states petrol and have been on shuttle several times. However they did charge me a supplement of 11 pounds per trip as it was classed as a motor caravan but identical sized vehicles are not charged this. Seems a bit of a con. I had no idea that E85 was not allowed and I always came back with a tank full of it.

I don't think they have an issue with E85, but I might be wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Eurotunnel take their information from the V5 which is the cause of the problem. My V5 states Gas Bi Fuel and I'd guess Wendy's says the same whereas bobbo12 and T2D2 I'm sure yours will say petrol. I'm sure speaking to DVLA we could get them changed. Jo's Dad had the same problem trying to book a Porsche DVLA had that registered as Petrol/Gas so but after a number of arguments and a letter from a local garage saying his only ran on petrol they accepted his booking.


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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Hi,
Many thanks for all this information.
Yes, my V5 does state gas bi-fuel.
Am off to the garage on Monday to see a man about a rather lovely van Smile and have a word with Euro tunnel again!
Thanks again,
Wendy
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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:55 pm

Hi,
just an update on Daisy v Euro tunnel!

We took Daisy to our garage who confirmed in writing no LPG gas workings/tank, that she runs on petrol or ethanol.
We phoned the DVLA explained all and have sent off the V5, letter from the garage and a covering letter to them. They are issuing a new log book stating the fuel type as petrol.

We will be riding the train Very Happy

Thanks again Wendy
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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:21 pm

@Wendy Smith wrote:
Hi,
just an update on Daisy v Euro tunnel!

We took Daisy to our garage who confirmed in writing no LPG gas workings/tank, that she runs on petrol or ethanol.
We phoned the DVLA explained all and have sent off the V5, letter from the garage and a covering letter to them. They are issuing a new log book stating the fuel type as petrol.

We will be riding the train Very Happy

Thanks again Wendy

Well done Wendy , that's great news. I know I should do the same really, especially as Eurotunnel is 12miles from me and in the six years we've had our van we're still to cross the channel via the tunnel.

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PostSubject: Re: Brazi bay on the Euro tunnel    Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:35 pm

The Tunnel is so '90s .... Very Happy

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