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Wild camping in France now illegal?

Alan Cocks <aec@...>
 

I see in C&C magazine May 2003 issue that a recent French law has made
wild camping illegal in France. Is this taking people by surprise, or
has it been expected?
--
Alan Cocks Berkshire UK


space! off topic.

dave harrison <chippard@...>
 

Hi All,
I know its not topic, but I need space for the Motorhome, I have
what used to be the top tow car for sale, its a Triumph 2000 Estate in
decent order, six speed, PAS,good tyres spots and many more extras! Anyone
interested contact me off list at chippard@tiscali.co.uk
Regards,
Dave C.


Re: [MH-list] September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Wed, 28 May 2003 15:25:00 +0100, Jenny Wilson wrote:

Andy your link to meet page is generating "Temp. unavailable" message on
screen

At 15:13 28/05/03 +0100, you wrote:

It's on 5/6/7th September


See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm

It must have been a very temporary problem - I checked it just before I
posted the message, and I've just checked it again, it's working OK from
here ATM.

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Re: [MH-list] invisable

bob clewley
 

Be careful with the insurance. I can remember some years ago I was
going to fit some to my VW type II and was told by my insurers that they
would no longer cover me if I did. I think it is because of the extra
damage it can do to people on foot.

Worth checking.

bob

-----Original Message-----
From: dave harrison [mailto:chippard@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: 28 May 2003 17:50
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] invisable


Hi All,
If you remember last year I asked if anyone had any Bull-Bars
for
Express/Ducato 1989, well I am still looking for some! But the main
reason
for wanting them is being carved up! it is almost continuos when out
with
the M/H,they seem hell bent on beating me to a junction/roundabout I try
to
keep near the speed limit but it makes no difference. The damage that
could
be done to the front would be expensive and being a pensioner.with a
limited
income I don't it. I know it started a controversy last year, but a guy
needs something to protect him when on the road!
Regards,
Dave C.





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Re: Barbeques

David McMillan
 

Hi

I use a Beauclaire and can recommend it without reservation. The
steaks that come off it are as good as any cooked on charcoal or gas
BBQs.

IMO it is also more versatile than a BBQ.

HTH

David



--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Ruth" <geoff@g...> wrote:
Advice please! For many years we used a small gas barbeque about
the
size of a toolbox,with volcanic coals, originally bought in Canada.
It was compact and efficient, but after it's death the replacement
we
bought in this country (which looks very similar) and admittedly
was
cheap (£19.99)is very disappointing, cooking very slowly therefore
massacering all but very fatty foods. We want to invest in a good
one. What do you all use? We have looked at Beauclaire, Cadac etc
but
it seems to me that these are not really BBQ's at all, as they do
not
have coals. They seem to be outdoor cooking systems as such I
presume
they appeal if you want to spend a lot of time cooking
conventionally
whilst outside, perhaps if you spend long periods in hot climes or
your van kitchen is small or poorly equipped. We are lucky enough
to
have excellent conventional facilities in our van and it is a BBQ
we
need, at home we have a gas BBQ which cooks superbly. Can anyone
recommend a small one which is really good? Or any thoughts on
Beauclaire etc.?


Re: [MH-list] Which Site Books (Europe)

Peter <brelades@...>
 

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.

Nigel, having just returned from a two month wander, herewith a couple of
tips I wish I had known....First, in France, the departments (counties) are
very good at giving you information at the Tourist Offices, one in any
medium sized town, but only for their Department...we frequently found we
had virtually passed through an area when we got the information we could
have made use of, and, even though there may be something spectacular just
up the road, if it is in a different Department, they don't mention it....a
bit like Torquay,now ignored by the Devon tourist board since it became a
unitary authority. And go to a big Supermarket as soon as you get over the
expensive ditch and look for a magazine called "Vacances en Camping Car" by
Le Monde, costs 6 euros 40, and has forty itineries in France for
interesting tours plus 15 mini 3/4 day tours and a 12 page section with all
the Aires and maps thereof.....We found it a few days beforw we came home,
but it is coming with us next year. In French,obviously, but even with my
less than adequate knowledge I can make sense of most of it....For each
suggested tour, a list is given including addresses of Offices de Tourisme,
Restaurants, maps and guides,some sites and Aires de Service.Lots of colour
photos to whet ones' appetite. Look for it, and I am sure you will be
pleased. Safe travelling. Peter.



invisable

dave harrison <chippard@...>
 

Hi All,
If you remember last year I asked if anyone had any Bull-Bars for
Express/Ducato 1989, well I am still looking for some! But the main reason
for wanting them is being carved up! it is almost continuos when out with
the M/H,they seem hell bent on beating me to a junction/roundabout I try to
keep near the speed limit but it makes no difference. The damage that could
be done to the front would be expensive and being a pensioner.with a limited
income I don't it. I know it started a controversy last year, but a guy
needs something to protect him when on the road!
Regards,
Dave C.


EURO VALUE

BobbiLeFylde@...
 

I'm planning to purchase M/H in September. Cash to spare? £12/14000. Until
the hike in the Euro (from 60p to 72p in 12 months) Germany was looking good.
I'm beginning to rethink. Serious sale offers put my way will receive serious
consideration.


Re: Barbeques

alan <alanjbassett@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Ruth" <geoff@g...> wrote:
Advice please! For many years we used a small gas barbeque about
the
size of a toolbox,with volcanic coals, originally bought in Canada.
It was compact and efficient, but after it's death the replacement
we
bought in this country (which looks very similar) and admittedly
was
cheap (£19.99)is very disappointing, cooking very slowly therefore
massacering all but very fatty foods. We want to invest in a good
one. What do you all use? We have looked at Beauclaire, Cadac etc
but
it seems to me that these are not really BBQ's at all, as they do
not
have coals. They seem to be outdoor cooking systems as such I
presume
they appeal if you want to spend a lot of time cooking
conventionally
whilst outside, perhaps if you spend long periods in hot climes or
your van kitchen is small or poorly equipped. We are lucky enough
to
have excellent conventional facilities in our van and it is a BBQ
we
need, at home we have a gas BBQ which cooks superbly. Can anyone
recommend a small one which is really good? Or any thoughts on
Beauclaire etc.?
never seen the point in having a barbie & me standing outside doing
the cooking when the other half wanted a m/home with full cooker

bertie


Re: [MH-list] September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Jenny Wilson <j.wilson@...>
 

Andy your link to meet page is generating "Temp. unavailable" message on
screen

At 15:13 28/05/03 +0100, you wrote:

It's on 5/6/7th September


See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm


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September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Tue, 27 May 2003 23:37:26 +0100, Barrie Wilcox wrote:

"We will see you again in September then."


Hi Elizabeth & George.

I hope so but I've forgotten the date and my diary is a bit hectic. I had hoped to squeeze in a week or so in France, too.

Barrie
It's on 5/6/7th September


See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm


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FOR SALE

EWARTROBERT@...
 

Omnistor 3.5m pullout awning in grey (Still boxed, never fitted)

£295 inc delivery anywhere UK

Bob


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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

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