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Motor home help

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Carole, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Henstent fits that criteria and has plenty of nice walks/cycling around the village as well as being a good base for visiting Snowdonia, seaside, Pistyll Rhaeadr and Rhiwagar waterfalls, lake Vyrnwy and Bala lake, etc.

    If you go at any time let me know and I'll send you details of what's in the area.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    And a small vase for the lucky heather.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    A shakedown visit is like a practice run of doing everything you would do when setting of and parking up somewhere. Basically just to getting into the habit of what to do and how to do it all and if you cock it up your not far from home and only there for a night anyway to save embarrassment. You'll be amazed what you didn't realise you need until you do it for the first time.

    If you're going to be touring all those countries I hope you've got a decent climate control system that works on the hookup.
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Simply spending a couple of nights in it on the drive - without going into the house - will reveal a few things.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Not about the process of arrival, reversing onto your pitch with an audience and setting up in a real world situation.
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    True, but it's no good getting away with that and eating cold beans out of the tin...


    ...with your fingers...
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    That's what campers and caravaners do, not motorhomers.
     
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  8. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Dolly, its predecessor was Loretta.
     
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  9. c0tt0nt0p

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    My parents usual spend a few months each winter in Spain and Portugal. They get the ferry to Santander but on the way home meander back through France...
     
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  10. Carole

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    Yes that’s the plan, although husband not retiring for a few years yet so I’m getting ahead of myself.
    Go September/October or April/May time then really make the journey part of the holiday.
    Stop off at little towns and villages, stay a few nights and move on.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    That's something we really ought to try in ours sometime but it's primarily for business use and motorsports spectating use.
     
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    My dad was a school teacher, so each summer we used to spend a week camping through France doing about 200 miles a day , 4 weeks in a spanish campsite, then a week travelling back. (That was in/on a motor bike and side car though with frame tent, all the camping gear and 4 of us crammed in )....great adventure stopping off at different little towns and villages en-route and meeting the local folk. (Even camped in a farmers barn and treated to breakfast in the farmhouse when the bike broke down one night ). Going off the beaten track most of the locals didn't speak english at the time, so it was down to me to put my schoolgirl french into practice to get us by. Great fun and a great experience!
    Looks like you have some great adventures to come @Carole :)
     
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    Wish I could 'like' that twice.
     
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    You could.

    ...it just wouldn't count :P
     
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    <--- retreats to nuclear hardened bunker to see if it requires shielding against armour piercing clothes pegs. :eek::P
     
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    .......... and that's assuming you remembered a tin opener. :P
     
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    And the gin opener.
     
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    Move over , I'm coming with you :P
     
  19. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    A tip for motorhomers garnered from experience:

    In the 1970's four of us went north to Scotland in a converted Ford Transit caravette. We spent some time doing the Black Cuillins on Skye and on the way south decided to drop off at Aviemore to have a crack at the Cairngorms. We parked up in the old Aviemore Centre (all long gone now .. ) and spent a night in the bar there. We overdid it a bit, and upon arriving back in the carpark collapsed into the van.
    Early next morning we noticed the van was surrounded by .. shall we say the 'spoor of the intoxicated' :barf: .. that had accumulated during the night, so we moved the van to the other side of the car park to escape the scene of the crime. Alas what we hadn't envisaged was that the move caused the tyres to move through the mush, and left tracks from the scene of the crime to where we were now parked.

    The lesson to be learned ?

    Don't leave tracks, it doesn't take Taggart, Rebus or Hamish Macbeth to figure it out. :eek::heyhey::teef:
     
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  20. c0tt0nt0p

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    Continental Europe have it right with motorhomes allowing people to park to overnight in areas that the UK would either ban or charge an arm and leg for...
     

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