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Cost of petrol and diesel.

Alan Morris
 

I see that my local ASDA filling station is now selling diesel at
108.7 p/ltr and petrol at 102.7 p/ltr. [On-line as in
self-isolation.]

Pity that our Hymer is now SORN with a tank full and our car has a
tank full of petrol and a full battery (hybrid).

Alan.


Re: motorroamers

timsinc Sinclair
 

Yes, Martin. Camper UK owner's brother runs the campsite there and is
taking in full timers - and today said to be plenty of spaces. Water,
elec and waste dumping £16 a night. No other facilities.

As for the Carthago posters, no chance staying around Reading (my home
turf) unless someone's private drive. Of Chichester I have no
knowledge.

Campervan Tim

On 29/03/2020, Bennett Family <martin@hymer.demon.co.uk> wrote:
These people are in Lincoln

“ We have picked up our brand new Iveco chassis Liner for Two from Camper UK
and were intending on a long European holiday. Well that's not happening
now. Because we are fully self contained for the long haul we have been
kindly allowed to remain at the Leisure Centre and we will be spending at
least the next three weeks walking and cycling around here keeping up the
isolation schedule. We have no other home to go to as our home in NZ is now
rented out and our home here is our motorhome and very comfortable it is. We
would be grateful to know where else might be available for self contained
camping down near Reading or Chichester. There does need to be some
consideration given to this life style by the government.
It is a most beautiful vehicle. I am very very impressed with the quality of
workmanship and the finish and thought that has gone into every aspect. We
have Satellite and WiFi on board so we are well equipped for the long haul.
The shower is gorgeous. The bed super comfortable and the sofa etc just so
comfortable. I'm really glad we spend all this money to get the best.”

This was on the Carthago Owners NZ FaceBook page.

Martin
On 29 Mar 2020, at 17:53, timsinc Sinclair via Groups.Io
<timsinc=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Carol - successfully followed your links - and to all who gave
suggestions.

Saw SearchforSites owner Ian Curtis posted on Motoroamers Chat that a
campsite near Lincoln open for full-timers.

What a harrowing time for everyone.

Campervan Tim, on bro-in-law's drive, keeping distant and and not
touching bare-handed 'common' things like dustbin lids. Outside loo
exclusive my space. Tap and power point behind me. Drain under my
waste outlet.


On 29/03/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ll send you a link on Feb Tim

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com>
wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



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Re: motorroamers

Carol Weaver
 

That was one the other is different 

Perhaps stump can send links I sent him earlier

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 14:52, phipps_paul via Groups.Io <phipps_paul=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry for butting in. The site is called Motorhomefun. Under the forum list is a sub-forum dedicated for full-timers. It’s a good site. Lots of info for all. Hope that helps. Take care and stay safe.
Kind regards
Paul
> On 29 Mar 2020, at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
>
> Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
> full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.
>
> Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
> incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
> and for future reference.
>
> Tim
>
>
>




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Re: motorroamers

Bennett Family
 

These people are in Lincoln

“ We have picked up our brand new Iveco chassis Liner for Two from Camper UK and were intending on a long European holiday. Well that's not happening now. Because we are fully self contained for the long haul we have been kindly allowed to remain at the Leisure Centre and we will be spending at least the next three weeks walking and cycling around here keeping up the isolation schedule. We have no other home to go to as our home in NZ is now rented out and our home here is our motorhome and very comfortable it is. We would be grateful to know where else might be available for self contained camping down near Reading or Chichester. There does need to be some consideration given to this life style by the government.
It is a most beautiful vehicle. I am very very impressed with the quality of workmanship and the finish and thought that has gone into every aspect. We have Satellite and WiFi on board so we are well equipped for the long haul. The shower is gorgeous. The bed super comfortable and the sofa etc just so comfortable. I'm really glad we spend all this money to get the best.”

This was on the Carthago Owners NZ FaceBook page.

Martin

On 29 Mar 2020, at 17:53, timsinc Sinclair via Groups.Io <timsinc=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Carol - successfully followed your links - and to all who gave
suggestions.

Saw SearchforSites owner Ian Curtis posted on Motoroamers Chat that a
campsite near Lincoln open for full-timers.

What a harrowing time for everyone.

Campervan Tim, on bro-in-law's drive, keeping distant and and not
touching bare-handed 'common' things like dustbin lids. Outside loo
exclusive my space. Tap and power point behind me. Drain under my
waste outlet.


On 29/03/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ll send you a link on Feb Tim

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



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Re: motorroamers

timsinc Sinclair
 

Thanks Carol - successfully followed your links - and to all who gave
suggestions.

Saw SearchforSites owner Ian Curtis posted on Motoroamers Chat that a
campsite near Lincoln open for full-timers.

What a harrowing time for everyone.

Campervan Tim, on bro-in-law's drive, keeping distant and and not
touching bare-handed 'common' things like dustbin lids. Outside loo
exclusive my space. Tap and power point behind me. Drain under my
waste outlet.

On 29/03/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ll send you a link on Feb Tim

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



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Re: motorroamers

Bennett Family
 


There’s this one

On 29 Mar 2020, at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair via Groups.Io <timsinc@...> wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim




Re: motorroamers

phipps_paul
 

Sorry for butting in. The site is called Motorhomefun. Under the forum list is a sub-forum dedicated for full-timers. It’s a good site. Lots of info for all. Hope that helps. Take care and stay safe.
Kind regards
Paul

On 29 Mar 2020, at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



Re: motorroamers

Carol Weaver
 

I’ll send you a link on Feb Tim

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



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Re: motorroamers

Keith Smith
 

Tim - try searching FB for Motoroaming instead

Keith

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim




motorroamers

timsinc Sinclair
 

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim


Re: Ferry policy

Carol Weaver
 

I’ll bear that in mind. Should we ever get to use it this year ☹️ 

Cheers

C

On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 at 20:17, Brent <brentiow.c@...> wrote:
Carol

I know exactly what you mean about the bus service - or lack of it

In the 50 odd years of living here I've only used buses about 3 times!!

And yes I've had bus pass for last 7 years!!

The only good thing is the bus stops are right outside the THS site and it doesn't take long to get anywhere!!

Very best wishes

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Re: Ferry policy

Brent
 

Carol

I know exactly what you mean about the bus service - or lack of it

In the 50 odd years of living here I've only used buses about 3 times!!

And yes I've had bus pass for last 7 years!!

The only good thing is the bus stops are right outside the THS site and it doesn't take long to get anywhere!!

Very best wishes


Re: Ferry policy

Carol Weaver
 

As I read on the phone I don’t see email addresses easily and rarely check. I’ve been here for about 30 years from its early day’s but not too many of originals left 😃

Never taken mh to either island. Have been nonetheless. Several times considered the IOW Summer THS but was put off the fact that the bus service over that side wasn’t great. Maybe one day

Carol

On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 at 10:33, Brent <brentiow.c@...> wrote:
Hi Carol

And you too my dear

I usually just lurk as everyone so more experienced than us - you can't go far on an Island (sorry Trevor Isle of Wight - got me at it now LOL)

We usually try to "get away" couple of times a year but usually only to Leicester as (wife) Kim's dad is in a dementia home up there - yes he remarried a Leicester lass!!

Keep safe and best wishes ALL

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Re: Ferry policy

Brent
 

Hi Carol

And you too my dear

I usually just lurk as everyone so more experienced than us - you can't go far on an Island (sorry Trevor Isle of Wight - got me at it now LOL)

We usually try to "get away" couple of times a year but usually only to Leicester as (wife) Kim's dad is in a dementia home up there - yes he remarried a Leicester lass!!

Keep safe and best wishes ALL


Re: Ferry policy

Carol Weaver
 

Nice to meet you both 😄. 

Carol 

On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 21:15, Trevor Mace <trevor@...> wrote:

Brent

Born in Norfolk - so I'm used to people with 12 toes.

Worked and taught in West London, Coventry, Hinkley, Amersham, Chorleywood.

Now retired in East Devon

Safe Travel, Trevor

On 25/03/2020 17:55, Brent wrote:
Trevor

Yes they are a "strange breed" over here :-) but I love her dearly

Ex: born in Bath (Somerset!!) then Bournemouth (well Christchurch actually, when it was Hampshire!!) and moved here on 19th birthday with parents

Some will give me my "passport" others say never!!

Where are you now - can PM me if you don't want public ;-)

Best wishes and stay safe

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Re: Ferry policy

Trevor Mace
 

Brent

Born in Norfolk - so I'm used to people with 12 toes.

Worked and taught in West London, Coventry, Hinkley, Amersham, Chorleywood.

Now retired in East Devon

Safe Travel, Trevor

On 25/03/2020 17:55, Brent wrote:
Trevor

Yes they are a "strange breed" over here :-) but I love her dearly

Ex: born in Bath (Somerset!!) then Bournemouth (well Christchurch actually, when it was Hampshire!!) and moved here on 19th birthday with parents

Some will give me my "passport" others say never!!

Where are you now - can PM me if you don't want public ;-)

Best wishes and stay safe


Re: Site closures

Peter S
 

If you use mobile banking then with a lot of banks you can pay in by taking a photograph of the cheque on your mobile phone - I have done that. You may also be able to pay in at a post office which are open.

You can have a home delivery but the problem is that demand has far outstripped supply of delivery drivers, vans, pickers  etc. We did a more or less normal shop at Waitrose yesterday - they have an 8-9 am slot for oldies and vulnerable people. I know that some supermarkets have been out of stuff but somebody on another blog said they went instead to Aldi, which was virtually empty of people, and did their shopping there.

Peter S

On 25/03/2020 18:16:55, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:

On Tue, 24 Mar 2020 at 09:45, Carol Weaver wrote:

> The 20,000 deaths was a comment by Boris in one of his first addresses. It was if we do as we are told we hope to get LESS THAN ....

I think society now has a new problem.

Different sections/branches/departments of many organisations
(government, supermarkets & camping clubs etc.) are giving conflicting
information.

Some information changes are due to the passing of time and other
changes due to different interpretations of the original information
from that organisation.

What I find annoying about self-isolation is that I can't follow
government advice about purchasing food as the supermarkets send out
e-mails about how they are helping the elderly and at risk, but stop
us from having home deliveries.

I live in Lincolnshire and like Carol's county, many have flocked to
holiday areas. They were following government recommendations.
Fortunately, I don't live in a holiday area, but did a few years ago
move to an area with a local 24 hour A&E, which is now closed. So
have empathy with Carol and others in her situation.

I've just had to tax our old car for 19 days before collecting the new
one. I paid the tax on-line by credit card. Normally, refunds for
on-line spending is sent back to the purchasing method. But the
government has today sent me it's version of a paper cheque for 11
months over paid. But I can't pay it in as I would break government
rules by visiting a bank.

No doubt others recognise similar situations.

Alan.




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Re: Site closures

Alan Morris
 

On Tue, 24 Mar 2020 at 09:45, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:

The 20,000 deaths was a comment by Boris in one of his first addresses. It was if we do as we are told we hope to get LESS THAN ....
I think society now has a new problem.

Different sections/branches/departments of many organisations
(government, supermarkets & camping clubs etc.) are giving conflicting
information.

Some information changes are due to the passing of time and other
changes due to different interpretations of the original information
from that organisation.

What I find annoying about self-isolation is that I can't follow
government advice about purchasing food as the supermarkets send out
e-mails about how they are helping the elderly and at risk, but stop
us from having home deliveries.

I live in Lincolnshire and like Carol's county, many have flocked to
holiday areas. They were following government recommendations.
Fortunately, I don't live in a holiday area, but did a few years ago
move to an area with a local 24 hour A&E, which is now closed. So
have empathy with Carol and others in her situation.

I've just had to tax our old car for 19 days before collecting the new
one. I paid the tax on-line by credit card. Normally, refunds for
on-line spending is sent back to the purchasing method. But the
government has today sent me it's version of a paper cheque for 11
months over paid. But I can't pay it in as I would break government
rules by visiting a bank.

No doubt others recognise similar situations.

Alan.


Re: Ferry policy

Brent
 

Trevor

Yes they are a "strange breed" over here :-) but I love her dearly

Ex: born in Bath (Somerset!!) then Bournemouth (well Christchurch actually, when it was Hampshire!!) and moved here on 19th birthday with parents

Some will give me my "passport" others say never!!

Where are you now - can PM me if you don't want public ;-)

Best wishes and stay safe


Re: Ferry policy

Trevor Mace
 

Brent,

Should have realised you would be 'Island Centric'. I married a 'Caulk Head' and she always refers to it as The Island - never the Isle of Wight!

Trevor

On 25/03/2020 16:06, Brent wrote:
Quite correct Trevor

Dog too old to go prancing around those foreign places!!!

She wants to see more of UK when travelling allowed :-)

Best wishes

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