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    Surely a car towing system or any form of...

    Surely a car towing system or any form of motorhome towing places the same severe limitations on general on the fly touring and stopping of a car/caravan combination?

    Fine for getting from A to B...
  2. Newswatch@bbc.co.uk How should the complaint...

    Newswatch@bbc.co.uk

    How should the complaint read?
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    To clarify the EU have stated that regardless of...

    To clarify the EU have stated that regardless of how the UK leaves the EU, UK citizens will not be required to obtain a 90 day Schengen tourist Visa to enter the EU. A valid UK passport is the only...
  4. BBC political correct reporting - very unhappy!

    It is extremely sad news about the policeman who lost his life on duty and I am confident that all members of this community would wish to send their condolences to his family, friends and...
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    The economie ferry is a longer crossing and a...

    The economie ferry is a longer crossing and a smaller ship. Normally Bilbao for the med and Santander for Portugal or western Spain. We feel that the the larger cruise ferry is more stable in winter...
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    Hybrid motorhomes

    With the shift to electric and hybrid powered vehicles taking place I would have thought motorhomes are a perfect vehicle for hybrid power as they are large enough to have decent sized batteries...
  7. I’m also in favour of this as it means foreign...

    I’m also in favour of this as it means foreign drivers visiting the UK contribute more for using UK toll free roads.

    But with the shift to electric and hybrid vehicles unlikely to happen.
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    If you do at the start 30 uk +60 overseas +60 uk...

    If you do at the start 30 uk +60 overseas +60 uk +30 overseas then new 180 period 30 overseas then 60 uk then 60 overseas then 30 uk and then new 180 period repeating first cycle then it may work.
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    Generally In Portugal motorways running east-west...

    Generally In Portugal motorways running east-west are electronic toll and those running north south are ticket toll. This was as of early 2019 our last visit.

    One electronic registration tip....
  10. The best wildcamping spot in Brittany we have...

    The best wildcamping spot in Brittany we have found right next to a naturist beach is here (47.7232987, -3.4816136). There is a decent €12 a night ACSI site 3km to the west.

    On the western French...
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    Lisbon is worth a visit but the only real place...

    Lisbon is worth a visit but the only real place to stop is the campsite on the outskirts of the city. There is a bus stop just outside and a Jumbo hyper market 20 minutes walk away. 10% discount if...
  12. The first post states “anti clockwise” not...

    The first post states “anti clockwise” not clockwise. For a first trip a very long journey is planned and probably a lot further than readers of this topic might have originally envisaged (certainly...
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    Motorhomes have less space in the living area....

    Motorhomes have less space in the living area. Whether you can swing the cat or not depends on how big the cat is. More day to day planning required with MH as car not available. MH are infinitely...
  14. Thing is starting at Dover and doing...

    Thing is starting at Dover and doing anti-clockwise and getting Rosskopf ferry back so slightly confused! ;)
  15. You need to park up near beaches (obviously) but...

    You need to park up near beaches (obviously) but what you don’t say is how far you are planning to travel or what your likely route is?

    Are you planning a UK exclusive trip or venturing across to...
  16. Thread: Folding Bikes

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    I struggled on hills and in headwinds with a...

    I struggled on hills and in headwinds with a standard 3 speed Brompton that I hired as the gearing seemed too high. Also noted that the 16” wheels offer little momentum when cruising along so you are...
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    A diesel motorhome averaging around 30mpg is very...

    A diesel motorhome averaging around 30mpg is very likely near or above the highest co2 category for the car VED banding so in the event of car VED rates being applied in future it is very likely the...
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    I looked into this as our MH is in a storage...

    I looked into this as our MH is in a storage facility and hook up is not available. We do have a solar panel but it charges the leisure battery only. The panel fitter quoted an extra £400 to fit an...
  19. Thread: Ducato query

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    You should check with the motorhome manufacturer....

    You should check with the motorhome manufacturer. Our 3500kg Swift on a Ducatto 130hp chassis has a towing limit of 2000kg.

    For me the major consideration would be the maximum gradient limit when...
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    Have a look at the Quest Screen House 4. You will...

    Have a look at the Quest Screen House 4. You will require a full width MH garage in which to store it.

    It pops up in under 1 minute, you then insert 2 door support poles, 4 pegs in each of the...
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    Hi and welcome. We have stopped at wild...

    Hi and welcome.

    We have stopped at wild camping spots in north wales and there are plenty of them as shown on the POI map. As others have said the solar panel is a must have accessory. We have...
  22. Thread: Mild Camping

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    If it’s an area we like and plan on stopping for...

    If it’s an area we like and plan on stopping for a few days we always head for €12 ACSI sites if available even when local wild camping spots are nearby. Maybe even €14 depending. €16 only if local...
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    Charges apply 24/7

    Charges apply 24/7
  24. Thread: Swift Escape 685

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    Run foam draught strip tape around cupboard door...

    Run foam draught strip tape around cupboard door openings, washroom door, and drawers to stop these rattling. This tightens things up. Use bubble wrap in storage areas for plates, pans and cutlery.
  25. Thread: New Motorhome

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    On the “something bigger for months at a time “...

    On the “something bigger for months at a time “ trade up bear in mind that a no deal Brexit could limit overseas travel in Europe to 90 days every 180. We are holding off on any future lifestyle...
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