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Re. Campsite books

Richard Evans <richard@...>
 

We will be going touring to Europe
France/Benelux/Germany/Italy/Spain)
later this year and seek the groups recommendation on which site
books/directories would be best.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Those from the national camping organisations always seem the best to me,
viz. FFCC, FECC, TCI etc.

The route directions in the Spanish book are appalling, those in the French
book minimal but I find them OK when partnered with a good Michelin Local
map at 1:150000, the Italian book is reasonably good.

In France avoid sites which are more than 50% 'Loisirs', which means mostly
statics, though some are welcoming and have a few touring pitches.

However if you want 'full-facility sites' Alan Rogers and the green Michelin
Campsite book will suffice.

Camping Cheques are worth a look if you are going after the end of August,
but IMO dyor before booking a full package with them.

HTH
regards
Richard Evans


Re: [MH-list] Ferry Crossings

Andy T <andy@...>
 

On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 15:41:07 -0000, you wrote:



I have just booked through the Motorhome Ticket Club and was very
pleased with their helpfulness and, of course, price. Out July
Saturday, back August Saturday three weeks later, up to 6.5m,
£162.00. This is only £1 more than the same crossing last year
through the Motorcaravanners Club, who seem to be charging about
£186 this year.
I think the Channel Ferry Pirates initiative has been very helpful in
at least keeping prices static. Next...to get them reduced!
Chris Martinson

Mmm I am told the early booking price for the channel Tunnel goes up
on the 8th of Jan and we cant comit yet as we do NOT know the
confirmed date we need to be there.

How do these prices compare with the tunnel.

I dont use ferries as I suffer badly with sea sickness but the last 4
trips in seacat have been fine however we did wish to try the tunnel
but, Unless I can provisionaly book at that price I am stumped! any
advice appreciated!


Regards Andy T



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Re: [MH-list] Overnight and Ikea in Bristol

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Tim said...."I did not suggest the place for the nocturnal goings on but a convienient place to park, half the public parking places with toilets in then have the same sort of goings on it dosnt mean I condone it as I said on the other posting better there than Eastville surrounded by druggies and dead bodies found in the lake last week ok"

Apologies Tim - just my poor and obviously failed attempt to introduce a little humour to the thread!

Paul


Re: [MH-list] solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Thanks for taking the time to reply Dave, Andy and "dodgers"

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: dodgers148
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] solar panels


> > Hymer UK quoting £800 for a 60w panel
>
> Paul,
>
Not exactly Scotland, but North of England, Leisure Power are
reputed to be very good on installations they advertise in MMM etc
and attend shows


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Re: [MH-list] Overnight and Ikea in Bristol

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

........."However as we drove in we realised that this area is also used for other
purposes as there were about 15 cars already in the car park (10:00 PM) each
one only had single men in!! "

Although it brings a whole new concept to the term "wild camping" does it not?
Which list member suggested this site again? We should be told!

Paul


solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Apologies for posting twice - gremlins (solar flares?) in Outlook Express!

Paul (re-inforcing his hatred of computers!)


solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Hi Group

Was considering having a solar panel fitted to the van in the near future. Hymer UK are quoting £850 for a 60w unit but were vague about which maufacturers unit they proposed to fit - important as I read or heard somewhere that Siemanns were the only unit worth fitting. Is this true? I would be grateful to read any comments or experiences with and about solar panels in general, or if anyone can recommend a dealer/fitter in Scotland or the north of England.

TIA

Paul


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solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Hi Group

Was thinking of getting a solar panel fitted to the van in the near future. Hymer UK quoting £800 for a 60w panel though were vague about the manufacturer of the unit. Read or heard somewhere that the Siemanns panels were the only ones worth having. Is this true? Further, can anyone recommend a dealer/fitter in Scotland or the north of England who would do the job? Would be grateful for any info, advice, or your experiences with these.

TIA

Paul


Re: [MH-list] Fiat fuel filler

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Ralph said....."I'd say it was essential yes. Once the wheelarch was removed I was looking
up at the inside of the van, so it's necessary to keep it dry."

Just as I thought - on the phone come Tuesday! Thanks for the info.

Regards

Paul


Q!!Re: [MH-list] going wild in Scotland + possible ferry strike

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Someone said......"Kinlochbervie .... although , watch out for this last one .. it's a seriously commercial fishing port & can be full of wild & crazy Russians of an evening ...don't send your women in there alone !!!"

Your havering and blethering man! KLB is the main north west coast port for the smaller inshore pelagic fishing fleet and as such is fairly quiet due to the difficult and narrow entrance to the harbour and the fact that the UK fishing fleet has been decimated to comply with EEC agreements. Lochinver is now hosting our friends of the European fishing fleets who are busy hoovering up all the fish off the Atlantic shelf. Ullapool used to (in the dim and distant past) play host to the Eastern European klondyker factory ships which bought and purchased large quantities of mackerel - quantities which could not be sustained, so they too, like the mackerel, have long since disappeared.
You are right though, in that there are at the moment many places to wild camp up here in the North. Make the most of it!
The CalMac ferry strike is still a possibility although just a threat at the moment - all parties are still talking!

Paul - who lives up here!


Re: [MH-list] Re: Fiat or Ford

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

David said ......"The problem was a faulty potentiometer"

Thanks David - noted for future reference!


Re: [MH-list] Fiat fuel filler

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Ralph said......"I wrote recently about the trouble I've had with the fuel filler on my Fiat
based Hymer B564. Just to follow up, I found that the rubber hose between the body filler
"hole" and the tank pipe was crushed and perished .
Getting to it was no easy job as it entails removing the plastic wheel arch
which is heavily sealed with some sort of mastic but once there it was
relatively easy to repair. Just been down and filled the tank and it didn't
hiccup once."

That was the same with mine Ralph. Was the mastic sealing utterly essential in your opinion? The reason I'm asking is that the repair on mine was effected by the Fiat agent and not Hymer and I suspect that the Fiat man would not be too bothered to replace the mastic! Why have I suddenly got that sinking feeling again?

Paul


Re: [MH-list] Re: Fiat or Ford

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

David said......."The problem with the intermittent power loss took 9 visits over a
period of 5 months before it was finally put to rest."

and what did the problem turn out to be David?


Re: [MH-list] Holiday Info

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Clive said ........"Has anybody been to the area bounded by Dumfries/Stranraer/Kilmarnock ?"


Hi Clive

The Ayrshire coast is very nice and the CCC camping site and the NT country park at Culzean Castle is a favourite. Worth a trip!
Midges are at their worst in July and August but are not so bad down on the coast. Good luck

Paul

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