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Re: Trailers in Stelplatz and French equivalents

Carol Weaver
 

It is not really done thing as spaces are for Motorhomes. Stellplatz seem to be smaller too but like Aires some are just large spaces

We don’t tow and there is nothing more galling to arrive at an aire to find the only space has a trailer in it. We have asked them to move it in the past. 

7.5m seems max on most Stellplatz except on Moselle where many are in fields. 

I suggest google earth might be your friend

Carol

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 at 10:08, andyowl2004 via groups.io <andyowler=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
We usually tow a small car on a trailer behind our Dethleff (7.6m) and wondered about the acceptability of parking such outfits on Stelplatz and the French equivalents (I cannot remember what the French call them!)

Clearly we would be taking up another pitch and presumably will have to pay for it (no problem with that either).

Have you seen it done and are there any "Do's and Don'ts"? 

Do the locals object and would we be seen as "greedy" especially if the site was busy?

Hoping you can help

Andy Owler







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Re: Travel to Germany This Year

Bennett Family
 

Carol,

With your MH out of Cornwall it should make room for mine to enter next Saturday. 

Enjoy your tour. 

Martin

On 31 Aug 2020, at 09:52, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:


Will do. Overnight at a Britstops tonight to halve journey and on to tunnel tomorrow 

Carol

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 at 08:49, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:
Carol, 

That's how I understand things. Please let us know how you get on. 

Gute Reise! 

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Trailers in Stelplatz and French equivalents

andyowl2004
 

We usually tow a small car on a trailer behind our Dethleff (7.6m) and wondered about the acceptability of parking such outfits on Stelplatz and the French equivalents (I cannot remember what the French call them!)

Clearly we would be taking up another pitch and presumably will have to pay for it (no problem with that either).

Have you seen it done and are there any "Do's and Don'ts"? 

Do the locals object and would we be seen as "greedy" especially if the site was busy?

Hoping you can help

Andy Owler


Re: Have you seen "Visitor Facilities on the Road to the Isles"?

timsinc Sinclair
 

Donation done.

Tim

On 31/08/2020, Bennett Family via groups.io
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Hello

I've just made a donation to this GoFundMe,
https://www.gofundme.com/f/visitor-facilities-on-the-road-to-the-isles?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet.
Would you be interested in supporting it too?

Even a small donation would help Jacqueline Mcdonell reach their fundraising
target. And if you can't make a donation, it would be great if you could
share the fundraiser to help spread the word.

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Re: Travel to Germany This Year

Carol Weaver
 

Will do. Overnight at a Britstops tonight to halve journey and on to tunnel tomorrow 

Carol

On Mon, 31 Aug 2020 at 08:49, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:
Carol, 

That's how I understand things. Please let us know how you get on. 

Gute Reise! 

Mick 









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Re: Travel to Germany This Year

Mick Potter
 

Carol, 

That's how I understand things. Please let us know how you get on. 

Gute Reise! 

Mick 


Screenshot if FCO advice

Carol Weaver
 

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Re: Travel to Germany This Year

Carol Weaver
 

Morning John

Did you come by ferry?  You don’t say

If so then you do have to isolate as you have to leave your vehicle and go onboard    

As I read on a government page if you didn’t get out of your vehicle (you can use diesel as long as pay at pump and no interaction with anyone) and no one joins your vehicle and you use the tunnel you do not need to isolate 

These are our plans. We leave today 

Carol

On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 at 21:39, John Young via groups.io <john2younguk=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I had to isolate though I had not stopped off inFrance or Belgium when I came back from Germany.
Wild camping is not usual in Germany I don’t think. You can usually find a Stelplatz to park up on. I might be wrong about this and am sure that more experienced members will comment if so.
Have a nice and safe time whatever.


On 30 Aug 2020, at 18:43, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:


We have got itchy feet after having had two trips this year cancelled, and are thinking of going to Europe for a couple of months.


 


The plan is to take the tunnel, drive straight to Aachen without stopping (425 km from Ashford, about 3-4 hours from Calais, via Belgium) - I think that Carol is thinking of something similar.  Then stay in Germany, moving south if we need to follow the weather, maybe crossing Austria (without stopping) to Italy.  Returning the same way.  Our travel insurance should be OK, except for the short periods in France, Belgium and Austria.  As things stand, we should be able to return to the UK without self-isolating.




 


If quarantine arrangements change while we're away, we'll just have to self-isolate for a fortnight when we get back - a gamble we'll take.




 


From what I've read, this should all be possible, but if anyone can see any snags, I'd be grateful to have them pointed out.


 


Also, does anyone have any knowledge of the German attitude to wild camping?  We don't really like campsites.


 


Any comments welcomed.


 


TIA


 


Mick















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Have you seen "Visitor Facilities on the Road to the Isles"?

Bennett Family
 

Hello

I've just made a donation to this GoFundMe, https://www.gofundme.com/f/visitor-facilities-on-the-road-to-the-isles?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet. Would you be interested in supporting it too?

Even a small donation would help Jacqueline Mcdonell reach their fundraising target. And if you can't make a donation, it would be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.

Thanks for having a look!

Martin


Re: Travel to Germany This Year

John Young
 

I had to isolate though I had not stopped off inFrance or Belgium when I came back from Germany.
Wild camping is not usual in Germany I don’t think. You can usually find a Stelplatz to park up on. I might be wrong about this and am sure that more experienced members will comment if so.
Have a nice and safe time whatever.


On 30 Aug 2020, at 18:43, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:


We have got itchy feet after having had two trips this year cancelled, and are thinking of going to Europe for a couple of months.
 
The plan is to take the tunnel, drive straight to Aachen without stopping (425 km from Ashford, about 3-4 hours from Calais, via Belgium) - I think that Carol is thinking of something similar.  Then stay in Germany, moving south if we need to follow the weather, maybe crossing Austria (without stopping) to Italy.  Returning the same way.  Our travel insurance should be OK, except for the short periods in France, Belgium and Austria.  As things stand, we should be able to return to the UK without self-isolating.
 
If quarantine arrangements change while we're away, we'll just have to self-isolate for a fortnight when we get back - a gamble we'll take.
 
From what I've read, this should all be possible, but if anyone can see any snags, I'd be grateful to have them pointed out.
 
Also, does anyone have any knowledge of the German attitude to wild camping?  We don't really like campsites.
 
Any comments welcomed.
 
TIA
 
Mick


Travel to Germany This Year

Mick Potter
 

We have got itchy feet after having had two trips this year cancelled, and are thinking of going to Europe for a couple of months.
 
The plan is to take the tunnel, drive straight to Aachen without stopping (425 km from Ashford, about 3-4 hours from Calais, via Belgium) - I think that Carol is thinking of something similar.  Then stay in Germany, moving south if we need to follow the weather, maybe crossing Austria (without stopping) to Italy.  Returning the same way.  Our travel insurance should be OK, except for the short periods in France, Belgium and Austria.  As things stand, we should be able to return to the UK without self-isolating.
 
If quarantine arrangements change while we're away, we'll just have to self-isolate for a fortnight when we get back - a gamble we'll take.
 
From what I've read, this should all be possible, but if anyone can see any snags, I'd be grateful to have them pointed out.
 
Also, does anyone have any knowledge of the German attitude to wild camping?  We don't really like campsites.
 
Any comments welcomed.
 
TIA
 
Mick


Re: Length of awning

Nick
 

Are you sure that's not a beer tent from a music festival? :-) :-)

Nick


Re: Length of awning

charlie.green@...
 

So that's the new drive in Awning is it?


Re: Length of awning

Carol Weaver
 

I would think that might be OTT but maybe on a meet 😊

On Fri, 28 Aug 2020 at 09:00, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


I was wondering if the CMC have any restrictions on length of awnings ;-)



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Re: Length of awning

Derek Sims
 

If it's the CMC they've probably even got a restriction on the length of your private parts - and a socially-distanced go-no go gauge!
Hope you enjoyed entertaining anyone named Bennett😊
Or is it a spare Nightingale?
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Re: Length of awning

timsinc Sinclair
 

Looks perfectly acceptable to me. Bit of a faff setting up at each move, though.

Tim

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I was wondering if the CMC have any restrictions on length of awnings ;-)

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Length of awning

Bennett Family
 

I was wondering if the CMC have any restrictions on length of awnings ;-)

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Re: ADAC - UPDATE

David Scholes
 

I mentioned that I had been required for my insurance by CCC. As part of the haggling to try to get a bit more for some of the vast increase in premium I got them to include recovery in any country in Europe (£85 ish) but not sure if I got home start in it but that isn’t a priority for me whereas getting me on my way in a foreign land most certainly is.

BTW my wife had a doctors visit for annual check up and conversation turned to Covid and possibility of second burst over winter and the medics very apprehensive.

David


On 26 Aug 2020, at 12:01, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:



I think we will all miss it’s demise tbh. But not a lot we can do. 

There must surely be an equivalent in UK that allows husband and wife just travelling in any car to be covered in UK and EU with Home Start

Does anyone know?

Carol

On Wed, 26 Aug 2020 at 11:06, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
That's interesting, Carol. A few years back I was stuck in the grass

at a desrted French campsite. No one around to pull me out (one of

those auto pay at barrier places).



Rang Adac where English speaker asked if I had broken down. No, just

stuck in mud. Sorry, we're a brakedown/recovery service. But she took

pity and did arrange for a truck. Hour later a big recovery lorry

arrived and got me back onto tarmac.



I guess in you case Carol your Honda had broken down and their service

is (well was) assistance in any of the countries then covered

wherever, so including your home. Probably the wording "home-start"

isn't even in their german conditions.



Tim



On 25/08/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

> UPDATE

>

> THE UK no didn’t work. I phoned German one and got to an English Speaker.

> They took the details and said someone e will be with you shortly. I then

> got sent an app online to check in live time

>

> First indication said by 2115 but the. Updated to 2020 and dead on time he

> just arrived

>

> Duncan our in garage with him now

>

> Thank you it is covered. First time in all these years we have needed them

> for the car!!!  Shame it’s finishing

>

> It’s an AA guy

>

> Carol

>

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> On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 at 20:20, David Scholes <scholesd@...> wrote:

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>> I’m pretty sure that home start IS covered

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>> David

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>> On 25 Aug 2020, at 19:05, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

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>> I know it’s finishing but we are covered until February

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>> Question

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>> Our Honda for first time ever wouldn’t start at all. It’s a Feb 2012

>> model

>> we’ve had from new. Never let us down or been a problem starting

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>> Does anyone know if ADAC covers a Home Start?  We’re in a bit difficult

>> place and we’re off on Monday in Motorhome so lots to sort out. I’ve

>> appointments on Friday and Saturday too!!

>>

>> Anyone know?

>>

>> Carol

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Re: ADAC - UPDATE

Carol Weaver
 


I think we will all miss it’s demise tbh. But not a lot we can do. 

There must surely be an equivalent in UK that allows husband and wife just travelling in any car to be covered in UK and EU with Home Start

Does anyone know?

Carol


On Wed, 26 Aug 2020 at 11:06, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
That's interesting, Carol. A few years back I was stuck in the grass

at a desrted French campsite. No one around to pull me out (one of

those auto pay at barrier places).



Rang Adac where English speaker asked if I had broken down. No, just

stuck in mud. Sorry, we're a brakedown/recovery service. But she took

pity and did arrange for a truck. Hour later a big recovery lorry

arrived and got me back onto tarmac.



I guess in you case Carol your Honda had broken down and their service

is (well was) assistance in any of the countries then covered

wherever, so including your home. Probably the wording "home-start"

isn't even in their german conditions.



Tim



On 25/08/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

> UPDATE

>

> THE UK no didn’t work. I phoned German one and got to an English Speaker.

> They took the details and said someone e will be with you shortly. I then

> got sent an app online to check in live time

>

> First indication said by 2115 but the. Updated to 2020 and dead on time he

> just arrived

>

> Duncan our in garage with him now

>

> Thank you it is covered. First time in all these years we have needed them

> for the car!!!  Shame it’s finishing

>

> It’s an AA guy

>

> Carol

>

>

>

> On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 at 20:20, David Scholes <scholesd@...> wrote:

>

>> I’m pretty sure that home start IS covered

>>

>> David

>>

>>

>> On 25 Aug 2020, at 19:05, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

>>

>> 

>> Hi

>>

>> I know it’s finishing but we are covered until February

>>

>> Question

>>

>> Our Honda for first time ever wouldn’t start at all. It’s a Feb 2012

>> model

>> we’ve had from new. Never let us down or been a problem starting

>>

>> Does anyone know if ADAC covers a Home Start?  We’re in a bit difficult

>> place and we’re off on Monday in Motorhome so lots to sort out. I’ve

>> appointments on Friday and Saturday too!!

>>

>> Anyone know?

>>

>> Carol

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Re: ADAC - UPDATE

timsinc Sinclair
 

That's interesting, Carol. A few years back I was stuck in the grass
at a desrted French campsite. No one around to pull me out (one of
those auto pay at barrier places).

Rang Adac where English speaker asked if I had broken down. No, just
stuck in mud. Sorry, we're a brakedown/recovery service. But she took
pity and did arrange for a truck. Hour later a big recovery lorry
arrived and got me back onto tarmac.

I guess in you case Carol your Honda had broken down and their service
is (well was) assistance in any of the countries then covered
wherever, so including your home. Probably the wording "home-start"
isn't even in their german conditions.

Tim

On 25/08/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:
UPDATE

THE UK no didn’t work. I phoned German one and got to an English Speaker.
They took the details and said someone e will be with you shortly. I then
got sent an app online to check in live time

First indication said by 2115 but the. Updated to 2020 and dead on time he
just arrived

Duncan our in garage with him now

Thank you it is covered. First time in all these years we have needed them
for the car!!! Shame it’s finishing

It’s an AA guy

Carol



On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 at 20:20, David Scholes <scholesd@gmx.co.uk> wrote:

I’m pretty sure that home start IS covered

David


On 25 Aug 2020, at 19:05, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi

I know it’s finishing but we are covered until February

Question

Our Honda for first time ever wouldn’t start at all. It’s a Feb 2012
model
we’ve had from new. Never let us down or been a problem starting

Does anyone know if ADAC covers a Home Start? We’re in a bit difficult
place and we’re off on Monday in Motorhome so lots to sort out. I’ve
appointments on Friday and Saturday too!!

Anyone know?

Carol
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