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When driving abroad and you come to a toll booth you find mostly they are on the nearside and your partner has to either lean out or open the door to pay or operate the toll machine. I have found that if you put insulation tape or similar to the edge and bottom of the door you dont have to worry about banging the door on the concrete kerb which are usually high to protect the booth from damage, the tape can be removed when you get home.

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A good precaution, but why would you open the door? Surely opening the window should suffice; after all, it's what you would do in a LHD vehicle. Isn't it?

I can understand it if you were driving alone, and therefore had to alight and walk around the vehicle to pay.

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Or buy a Sanef Toll Tag ! You don't need to open the door at all then, just breeze through while everyone else is bashing their doors against the machines. ..... ! :lol:

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Or buy a Sanef Toll Tag ! You don't need to open the door at all then, just breeze through while everyone else is bashing their doors against the machines. ..... ! :lol:

Not 'arf! It is such fun watching all the horrified French convinced you are about to block the lane.

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This is my tip, we find it useful precaution, the wife finds it easier that way, end of comments.

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Oooh ! So sorry ! :rolleyes:

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With the van on it is difficult to get close enough to lean out of the window. I always end up opening the door. Good tip Halohodge

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Oooh ! So sorry ! :rolleyes:

Ooh, think you hit a nerve there.

Can't see myself putting any sort of tape on my car, if you feel the need to open the door then why not just move over a bit more to the right, plenty of room even with the caravan on. We've just done what seemed like a million french toll booths and only had one problem, I'd left my wallet in the caravan and my wife didn't have enough money so paid by card, wife dropped card and it blew under the car, yes bang in the middle, will be getting a Tag next time.

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Well, in response to the OP's actual suggestion, I wonder if insulation tape is thick enough to prevent damage. I would have thought not, and something with some foam attached such as draught excluder may be more successful.

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Another door opener here if no operator in the toll booth. You can't get the car and caravan in close enough to put your card/money in the automated machines.

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I've a lefthand drive car and the only time I've opened the door was when the toll booth operator dropped half the money, yes there have been times I've had to lean out a bit, and that was my fault for not driving closer to the curb.

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Another door opener here if no operator in the toll booth. You can't get the car and caravan in close enough to put your card/money in the automated machines.

Well its nice to know somebody agrees with me, yes you have to watch the van hitting the kerbs when entering the toll so I give them some clearance, thats why we open the door. The electrical tape I find is quite satisfactory to protect from minor knocks and is pealed off afterwards with no damage to paintwork, this is my tip, its not set in stone, people can adapt how they wish.

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We are looking forward (a week to go ) on using our Sanef tag, my wife always has in the past open the door and lean out to either take a ticket or pay the toll, she is on holiday as well, that's why we have gone for the sanef.

 

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I did`nt know you can still get these,used them many years ago and looked in Halfords without any success, give them a whirl next time.

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