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What have you done to your Elgrand today?

Nathane69

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Dropped her off at Brian's for front wheel bearings/pads. Noticed most of the others there have far darker rear tints than mine does. Thought mine were pretty dark too!
I have really dark tinted Windows on my vehicle.

When I went over to France last month , they caused problems at the security / passport control centres on both sides of the channel.
My vehicle got pulled for security checks, a staggering four times !

Once in Portsmouth going out .
Once in cherbourg on arrival and exactly the same on the return journey .

On asking the very polite inspectors / security team at portmouth , why my van was targeted, he said it is because of the heavy window tints . All occupants were checked with their relevant passport pictures etc.
All holdals / luggage was unloaded and x- rayed and complete vehicle checked fully over going out from Portsmouth.

I have to say , i am not complaining about this . All staff were very professional and courteous indeed . I had a right laugh with some of them too ! Especially with the size of my first aid medical response bag I had with me . (They have never seen so many scissors of different sizes and seat belt cutters etc in one bag before !)

The passport control and security teams do a great job indeed .
After all , i could of had anyone in the back .

So , to conclude, if you have heavy tinted Windows and due to be using a port to travel abroad , prepare to be stopped .
😎👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
 

Phil

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I have really dark tinted Windows on my vehicle.

When I went over to France last month , they caused problems at the security / passport control centres on both sides of the channel.
My vehicle got pulled for security checks, a staggering four times !

Once in Portsmouth going out .
Once in cherbourg on arrival and exactly the same on the return journey .

On asking the very polite inspectors / security team at portmouth , why my van was targeted, he said it is because of the heavy window tints . All occupants were checked with their relevant passport pictures etc.
All holdals / luggage was unloaded and x- rayed and complete vehicle checked fully over going out from Portsmouth.

I have to say , i am not complaining about this . All staff were very professional and courteous indeed . I had a right laugh with some of them too ! Especially with the size of my first aid medical response bag I had with me . (They have never seen so many scissors of different sizes and seat belt cutters etc in one bag before !)

The passport control and security teams do a great job indeed .
After all , i could of had anyone in the back .

So , to conclude, if you have heavy tinted Windows and due to be using a port to travel abroad , prepare to be stopped .
😎👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
I have really dark tinted Windows on my vehicle.

When I went over to France last month , they caused problems at the security / passport control centres on both sides of the channel.
My vehicle got pulled for security checks, a staggering four times !

Once in Portsmouth going out .
Once in cherbourg on arrival and exactly the same on the return journey .

On asking the very polite inspectors / security team at portmouth , why my van was targeted, he said it is because of the heavy window tints . All occupants were checked with their relevant passport pictures etc.
All holdals / luggage was unloaded and x- rayed and complete vehicle checked fully over going out from Portsmouth.

I have to say , i am not complaining about this . All staff were very professional and courteous indeed . I had a right laugh with some of them too ! Especially with the size of my first aid medical response bag I had with me . (They have never seen so many scissors of different sizes and seat belt cutters etc in one bag before !)

The passport control and security teams do a great job indeed .
After all , i could of had anyone in the back .

So , to conclude, if you have heavy tinted Windows and due to be using a port to travel abroad , prepare to be stopped .
😎👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
did they find the hidden porn stash? :D
 

MrChops

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My god those two are off again! 😝

No stops at the Eurotunnel for me and mine are extremely tinted!!! Maybe my wifes neck collar and oxygen tanks stopped them pulling us in!
I'll see how we get on Friday when we use the tunnel.

Thanks all for the advanced warnings.
 

chris56

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Gave mine a good hoovering out and cleaned the carpets this morning.Whilst thumbing through the Japanese manuals in the glove
Box I found a small red bag with two little Rider stickers in it.Wondering what they may be for?
 

Nathane69

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Nathan
Elgrand
E50
Gave mine a good hoovering out and cleaned the carpets this morning.Whilst thumbing through the Japanese manuals in the glove
Box I found a small red bag with two little Rider stickers in it.Wondering what they may be for?
i think the red bag denotes , that somewhere in your van is a hidden Japanese porn stash 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍
 
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