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Removing back seat from car - Red Tape?

Setting off soon and have just thought of it to create more space.

Travelling through europe to turkey syria and Jordan. Am I likely to get hassle doing this without ammending Reg doc?

It won't be particularly noticeable, as the back seat space will be full of gear anyhow , the seat backs fold down, it's only the base that I want to leave at home.
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I'd be very suprised if anyone counted your seats, even on the Syria borders, and even if they are numbered on a carnet. I'd take the seat backs out too! The V5 is not usually scrutinised further than registration number, and engine number/chassis number if you've got a real bored jobsworth!
Beautiful part of the world I spent much time in in the 90s and a return is long overdue.
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Yes, I'll go for it!
It'll reduce weight as well.

I wouldn't wait too long..................

The Turkish coast will soon be completely gobbled up.
I've just found out that they have given the go-ahead to build a nuclear plant on Akkuyu bay about 30-40 miles west of Silifke. The knock-on from that will llikely mean that the road to Anamur will all become dual carriageway - they've already built sections of it - eventually Anamur will join up with alanya to the East, and we can say goodbye to one of the last undeveloped coastlines.
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Removing the seats was a great move. The folding backs in particular weighed a ton. Car handles much better under load now.
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"I wouldn't wait too long..................

The Turkish coast will soon be completely gobbled up."

Was thinking more of Syria and Jordan. Lovely desert, lovely mountains, lovely people (particularly Syria) and plenty of "civilisation" when you want it!
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