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25 May 2020 17:53 #222819 by BGBrit
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Hi all,
I've a problem, just as many here will have their own problems due to this wretched virus. I drove over to England from my home in Bulgaria, entered the country 20th January 2020. The Jimny has Bulgarian plates and has a full Bulgarian mot, road tax, and insurance with a green card allowing my car to stay in England for six months, tops. I hoped to be driving back home with a UK caravan last month, but that was out of the question. If this lockdown continues beyond July 20th my Bulgarian insurance will be void and I will need (according to UK Authorities) to register the car in England, have a UK mot certificate - tax and insurance. Then when the lock down is over - drive back to Bulgaria and re-register the car in Bulgaria. An added cost I did not foresee. Anyone else in a similar predicament?
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25 May 2020 18:04 #222820 by Lambert
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I'm not sure that you have a problem as such things as testing is currently able to be postponed. I would suggest you talk about it with whatever authority granted you the initial documentation and get there perspective, it could even be that you are at liberty to return, but without asking the authorities directly it will only be hearsay.

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27 May 2020 14:38 #222880 by Keithy
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Collect all the illegal immigrants dingies and lash em together and nip across the channel?
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27 May 2020 14:49 #222883 by Jim Jim
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Hope you get though without much issues. I know it might be costly but look at shipping your Jimny back to Bulgaria and then take the train or possible means to get back home afterwards.
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27 May 2020 16:27 #222894 by BGBrit
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Best buy a long rope then...

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27 May 2020 16:30 #222895 by BGBrit
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Came over to buy a UK caravan which I did three months ago to take back, looks like I'll be selling both caravan and Jimny here now and fly back home.
Cheers Jim Jim

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27 May 2020 17:40 #222898 by Lambert
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Did you manage to get any sense out of the authorities?

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28 May 2020 12:34 - 28 May 2020 12:35 #222922 by Max Headroom
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Surely there must be some concessions for this predicament - there must be many other people in the same situation!
How about contacting the local member of Parliament in the area you are staying in order to get some kind of clarification or even a letter - if he has the guts to write something for you


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28 May 2020 13:40 #222928 by Keithy
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BGBrit wrote: Came over to buy a UK caravan which I did three months ago to take back, looks like I'll be selling both caravan and Jimny here now and fly back home.
Cheers Jim Jim

How were you due to get back...ferry tunnel?

All should be open by the end of June at the latest.

If you're not a rapist or a murderer of hosts come stay in Leeds for a month.....then get a ferry from Hull.....keep your stuff.
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28 May 2020 22:46 #222952 by cailean
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I'm confused, the borders should be open by then, and you plan to tow a caravan with a Jimny?
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29 May 2020 06:35 #222965 by Lambert
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A Jimny is a capable tow car as long as you stay within the 1300kg limit and accept that you are not going to break any speed records. I frequently tow a twin axle sheep trailer without any issues and that is a live load which moves about, a caravan is pleasant in comparison.

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29 May 2020 07:28 #222967 by BGBrit
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Hi all,
Trapped no longer it appears. From 15th June, it looks like all shall be open. The caravan is an Abbey Iona, 855 kgs, with my internal junk and stuff, perhaps a full load on the Jimny will be 1000 kgs and with only myself in the Jimny, I gauge it will be fine, ''an adventure''... At 66 I'm still up for a little excitement and perhaps driving on the edge. There's no checked flag as to how long it will take me to travel the 2,200 miles, if fact, I'm looking forward to the challenge, just me, the Jimny, the tool kit, oh! and not forgetting the Iona.
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