veiculo longo

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ericonabike
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veiculo longo

Postby ericonabike » 31 Mar 2016, 6:24pm

I'm touring Spain in June and towing a trailer. By way of a conversation piece [and possibly to improve visibility] I'm looking to get a 'veiculo longo' sign for the trailer, as found on LGVs. Tried a local signmaker, but they wanted £40 on thin plastic, whereas the real thing https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=veiculo+longo&espv=2&biw=1600&bih=790&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDv4uguOvLAhXHSBQKHQfmC9gQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=G7NIuuDYo3wRrM%3A [over a metre long so too big] can be bought for £20.

Bit off the wall, but has anyone been down this route?
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alicat
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Re: veiculo longo

Postby alicat » 31 Mar 2016, 6:58pm

'Veiculo longo' is Portuguese.

If you are in Spain, the correct phrase is 'Vehiculo longo'.

Arfur
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Re: veiculo longo

Postby Arfur » 31 Mar 2016, 8:34pm

Get a stick-on number plate (eBay) and the stick-on letters to make your own. A bit of plastic backing and the whole thing should be about a fiver. You could even make it double-sided and have Spanish on one side and e.g. Portuguese on the other!

ericonabike
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Re: veiculo longo

Postby ericonabike » 1 Apr 2016, 8:26am

True re it being Portuguese, but for some reason that seems to be the EU standard for LGVs. Have sat behind them whilst driving often enough! Will investigate diy route.
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steady eddy
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Re: veiculo longo

Postby steady eddy » 1 Apr 2016, 8:35am

Print it from your computer on a sheet of A4 and laminate it. Or if you want it bigger go to a print shop and get it done on A3 and laminated.