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Re: Over Seventy Driving Licence Renewal

John Clemence
 


Hi,
I had almost completed my licence renewal on line when the last page informed me that my permission to drive a mini-bus and medium sized vehicles, (3.5 - 7 ton), would not be renewed, just car licence.
I expect this is something other members on the list will have come across so my questions are;_ 
Am I allowed to drive my 3.5 ton Autosleepers Broadway on a normal car licence?
Is it worth retaining the mini-bus and medium vehicle / trailer options as I think a medical is needed?
If so, how convoluted is the application. 
In common with those complaining about insurance health issues I expect my medication for high blood pressure could be a problem. I really find this illogical, If one has high BP diagnosed and is treated effectively one must be a far safer risk than the thousands of folk who have high BP and not had it diagnosed, and yet we get penalised for it! Rant over but any advice on members experience with the licence will be most welcome.
John.


Re: Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

Peter S
 

Hadn’t seen yours Derek when I posted.

 

Peter S

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Derek Sims
Sent: 21 March 2019 10:27
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

 

If you're still interested in Dungeness, there is a large Fish & Chip Restaurant (The Pilot Inn in 2012). They have a large car park opposite, literally on the beach. They were quite happy for us to stay the night there (6.7m A-Class at the time) after eating at the restaurant. Go to sleep and wake up to the sound of lapping waves, (not round your wheelarches though). You need to be there early - it's very popular, even in the winter.

 

HTH

 

Derek

 

Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:19 AM
From: "Tim Atkinson" <tim@...>
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

I'd looked at my POIs from camper contact but they are obviously out of
date as I didn't know about Reculver and it's very tempting - I grew up
in Herne Bay (but left a long long time ago :) )

Thanks Jim

Cheers

--Tim A

On 18/03/2019 13:50, James Cheney wrote:
> If you do not fancy Canterbury city centre, the council car parks have also now allowed overnight stays by motorhomes at Reculver, on the coast East of Herne Bay. There is a pub and café plus good walks to either Herne Bay (a couple of nice micropubs) or the other way to Birchington.
>
> You could also overnight free at Seasalter, just to the west of Whitstable, by the sea wall.
>
> Both locations are on Campercontact.
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Atkinson
> Sent: 18 March 2019 13:39
> To: motorhome-list@groups.io
> Subject: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent
>
> * we can just got to the park and ride in canterbury but we've done that spot to death in the last year so was hoping for somewhere new
>
>
>
>


 

 

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Re: Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

Andy Clarke
 

Canterbury have also authorised overnight stays for motorhomes at the Neptune car park in Herne Bay. 6 dedicated spaces,  £1.10/Hr daytime, free overnight. https://goo.gl/maps/bHGWU6adHa62

Andy Clarke


On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 13:50, James Cheney <jim@...> wrote:
If you do not fancy Canterbury city centre, the council car parks have also now allowed overnight stays by motorhomes at Reculver, on the coast East of Herne Bay. There is a pub and café plus good walks to either Herne Bay (a couple of nice micropubs) or the other way to Birchington.

You could also overnight free at Seasalter, just to the west of Whitstable, by the sea wall.


Re: Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

Peter S
 

I have just remembered you can park here if you are eating. See:-

https://thepilotdungeness.co.uk/contact

I can vouch for the fish and chips.

Peter S

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On
Behalf Of Tim Atkinson
Sent: 21 March 2019 08:20
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

I'd looked at my POIs from camper contact but they are obviously out of
date as I didn't know about Reculver and it's very tempting - I grew up
in Herne Bay (but left a long long time ago :) )

Thanks Jim

Cheers

--Tim A

On 18/03/2019 13:50, James Cheney wrote:
If you do not fancy Canterbury city centre, the council car parks have
also now allowed overnight stays by motorhomes at Reculver, on the coast
East of Herne Bay. There is a pub and café plus good walks to either
Herne Bay (a couple of nice micropubs) or the other way to Birchington.

You could also overnight free at Seasalter, just to the west of
Whitstable, by the sea wall.

Both locations are on Campercontact.

Jim

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From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Tim Atkinson
Sent: 18 March 2019 13:39
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

* we can just got to the park and ride in canterbury but we've done
that spot to death in the last year so was hoping for somewhere new






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Re: Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

Derek Sims
 

If you're still interested in Dungeness, there is a large Fish & Chip Restaurant (The Pilot Inn in 2012). They have a large car park opposite, literally on the beach. They were quite happy for us to stay the night there (6.7m A-Class at the time) after eating at the restaurant. Go to sleep and wake up to the sound of lapping waves, (not round your wheelarches though). You need to be there early - it's very popular, even in the winter.
 
HTH
 
Derek

 
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:19 AM
From: "Tim Atkinson" <tim@...>
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent
I'd looked at my POIs from camper contact but they are obviously out of
date as I didn't know about Reculver and it's very tempting - I grew up
in Herne Bay (but left a long long time ago :) )

Thanks Jim

Cheers

--Tim A

On 18/03/2019 13:50, James Cheney wrote:
> If you do not fancy Canterbury city centre, the council car parks have also now allowed overnight stays by motorhomes at Reculver, on the coast East of Herne Bay. There is a pub and café plus good walks to either Herne Bay (a couple of nice micropubs) or the other way to Birchington.
>
> You could also overnight free at Seasalter, just to the west of Whitstable, by the sea wall.
>
> Both locations are on Campercontact.
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Atkinson
> Sent: 18 March 2019 13:39
> To: motorhome-list@groups.io
> Subject: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent
>
> * we can just got to the park and ride in canterbury but we've done that spot to death in the last year so was hoping for somewhere new
>
>
>
>


 


Re: Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

Tim Atkinson
 

I'd looked at my POIs from camper contact but they are obviously out of date as I didn't know about Reculver and it's very tempting - I grew up in Herne Bay (but left a long long time ago :) )

Thanks Jim

Cheers

--Tim A

On 18/03/2019 13:50, James Cheney wrote:
If you do not fancy Canterbury city centre, the council car parks have also now allowed overnight stays by motorhomes at Reculver, on the coast East of Herne Bay. There is a pub and café plus good walks to either Herne Bay (a couple of nice micropubs) or the other way to Birchington.

You could also overnight free at Seasalter, just to the west of Whitstable, by the sea wall.

Both locations are on Campercontact.

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Atkinson
Sent: 18 March 2019 13:39
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

* we can just got to the park and ride in canterbury but we've done that spot to death in the last year so was hoping for somewhere new



Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Carol Weaver
 

Cheers Nigel. I’ll have a look. 

Found with Duncan going to be 76 is yet another problem to add. 

Carol

On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 09:11, Nigel Owen <nigel@...> wrote:
Carol:

May also be worthwhile getting a quote from

https://www.travelinsurance4medical.co.uk/

We switched to them from Staysure a couple of years ago as they were cheaper.

Nigel.

On 18/03/2019 09:08, Carol Weaver wrote:
Thanks David

Staysure were no good due to length of trips allowed

We left Nationwide but at that time their extra cost for medical plus extra length of trip to 60 days was more than CCC. 

However I’ve just tried LV - thank you , one I had overlooked. And although more expensive it is at least a more sensible price

What really annoys me Duncan had his stent 20 years ago and never had a problem since. It was only done as a belt and braces (Consultant’s words) and we had BUPA!!  So paid.  It was only done because at that time Duncan worked down in the Delta in Nigeria and there were no medical facilities anywhere near except by boat or helicopter !  

Medical screening is a stupid way to do it. It never asks how long ago just EVER!!

Rant over !!😄😄

Carol

On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 04:37, David <david.saltydawg@...> wrote:
MSE is a good shout below. For info, we seem to circulate around Nationwide + additional premiums, Staysure and LV. For the past 3 years, LV have been the "winners" in terms of cost v cover
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Re: Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

James Cheney
 

If you do not fancy Canterbury city centre, the council car parks have also now allowed overnight stays by motorhomes at Reculver, on the coast East of Herne Bay. There is a pub and café plus good walks to either Herne Bay (a couple of nice micropubs) or the other way to Birchington.

You could also overnight free at Seasalter, just to the west of Whitstable, by the sea wall.

Both locations are on Campercontact.

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Atkinson
Sent: 18 March 2019 13:39
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: [motorhome-list] Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

* we can just got to the park and ride in canterbury but we've done that spot to death in the last year so was hoping for somewhere new


Overnight spot near Dungeness in Kent

Tim Atkinson
 

Hi Everyone

Looking for a quiet spot for a post winter shakedown trip* for the van in a couple of weeks that's not too far from home (South East London)....

I seem to remember from a while back there's a spot to overnight in Dungeness in Kent where you have to pick up a key to a gate from somewhere - can anyone remember what the procedure is specifically and has anyone used it recently?

* we can just got to the park and ride in canterbury but we've done that spot to death in the last year so was hoping for somewhere new


Thanks for any thoughts

Cheers


--Tim A


Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Nigel Owen
 

Carol:

May also be worthwhile getting a quote from

https://www.travelinsurance4medical.co.uk/

We switched to them from Staysure a couple of years ago as they were cheaper.

Nigel.

On 18/03/2019 09:08, Carol Weaver wrote:
Thanks David

Staysure were no good due to length of trips allowed

We left Nationwide but at that time their extra cost for medical plus extra length of trip to 60 days was more than CCC. 

However I’ve just tried LV - thank you , one I had overlooked. And although more expensive it is at least a more sensible price

What really annoys me Duncan had his stent 20 years ago and never had a problem since. It was only done as a belt and braces (Consultant’s words) and we had BUPA!!  So paid.  It was only done because at that time Duncan worked down in the Delta in Nigeria and there were no medical facilities anywhere near except by boat or helicopter !  

Medical screening is a stupid way to do it. It never asks how long ago just EVER!!

Rant over !!😄😄

Carol

On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 04:37, David <david.saltydawg@...> wrote:
MSE is a good shout below. For info, we seem to circulate around Nationwide + additional premiums, Staysure and LV. For the past 3 years, LV have been the "winners" in terms of cost v cover
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Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Carol Weaver
 

Thanks David

Staysure were no good due to length of trips allowed

We left Nationwide but at that time their extra cost for medical plus extra length of trip to 60 days was more than CCC. 

However I’ve just tried LV - thank you , one I had overlooked. And although more expensive it is at least a more sensible price

What really annoys me Duncan had his stent 20 years ago and never had a problem since. It was only done as a belt and braces (Consultant’s words) and we had BUPA!!  So paid.  It was only done because at that time Duncan worked down in the Delta in Nigeria and there were no medical facilities anywhere near except by boat or helicopter !  

Medical screening is a stupid way to do it. It never asks how long ago just EVER!!

Rant over !!😄😄

Carol

On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 04:37, David <david.saltydawg@...> wrote:
MSE is a good shout below. For info, we seem to circulate around Nationwide + additional premiums, Staysure and LV. For the past 3 years, LV have been the "winners" in terms of cost v cover

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Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

David
 

MSE is a good shout below. For info, we seem to circulate around Nationwide + additional premiums, Staysure and LV. For the past 3 years, LV have been the "winners" in terms of cost v cover


Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Phil
 

Unfortunately you are healthy and doing a good job of being responsible and trying to stay that way.

You need to

1 Drink excessively

2 Smoke 50 a day

3 Be chronically obese

And most important - NEVER visit a doctor

Then you get cheap travel insurance !

But the rest of us pay increased premiums.

And don’t get me into motor insurance after being hit by an uninsured driver who was never prosecuted !


So I will cancel the vehicle insurance, go on an eating and drinking binge with all the money I have saved and travel cheap.



Phil


Re: A very wide reaching view of where we are

Carol Weaver
 

Sorry wrong list

On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 at 11:05, Phil Morand <philipmorand@...> wrote:

Carol – not only do I not see the relevance of this to the motorhome list, I’d be looking for a more reliable, less biased commentary on Brexit than this if I needed one.

 

Cordialement

Philip MORAND

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Carol Weaver
Sent: 15 March 2019 11:26
To: motorhome-list@groups.io Group Moderators <motorhome-list@groups.io>
Subject: [motorhome-list] A very wide reaching view of where we are

 

Well very interesting 

 

Far too far reaching for me tbh.  But perhaps you may like to read

 

 

Carol

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Re: A very wide reaching view of where we are

Phil Morand <philipmorand@...>
 

Carol – not only do I not see the relevance of this to the motorhome list, I’d be looking for a more reliable, less biased commentary on Brexit than this if I needed one.

 

Cordialement

Philip MORAND

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Carol Weaver
Sent: 15 March 2019 11:26
To: motorhome-list@groups.io Group Moderators <motorhome-list@groups.io>
Subject: [motorhome-list] A very wide reaching view of where we are

 

Well very interesting 

 

Far too far reaching for me tbh.  But perhaps you may like to read

 

 

Carol

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A very wide reaching view of where we are

Carol Weaver
 

Well very interesting 

Far too far reaching for me tbh.  But perhaps you may like to read


Carol
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Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Carol Weaver
 

Thanks Alan. We too have ADAC but whether EHIC is any use soon will be debatable

We decided to go to Scotland via Chester, Liverpool , Bamburgh York and NORWICH!!  The latter was the one bit oh the UK we didn’t finish as Duncan got called back to Nigeria urgently.  So it’s a good time to do it. We did Scotland two years ago but his ex boss is 87 and now has start of altzhemiers.  So thought we should go again. Their only daughter had died at 38 and we’ve always kept in touch and seen them often

We’re booked end August for 8 weeks as usual

Carol

On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 22:33, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:
On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 21:47, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

> Trying to sort out travel insurance
>
> Have bought CCC travel insurance for last three years. Cost £102 pp travel plus medical for me £9.70 and Duncan £11.92
>
> Now nothing’s changed at all no pills nothing. No visits to hospitals

I would suggest looking here Carol for a few quotes:-
<https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel-insurance/>

For many years I stayed with NFU for all house/home and car/motorhome
insurance.  Just over 3 years ago, I started to look elsewhere and
have saved many hundreds of pounds since by changing insurer at most
renewals, unless the increase was minimal.  i.e. the extra effort was
not worth a small saving.

Our France Passion arrived yesterday and our European travel plans are
on hold until the brexit mess is resolved for the next few months.

Apart from the ADAC insurance and the European Health Insurance Card,
we don't use health travel insurance.

Alan.



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Re: INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Alan Morris
 

On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 21:47, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

Trying to sort out travel insurance

Have bought CCC travel insurance for last three years. Cost £102 pp travel plus medical for me £9.70 and Duncan £11.92

Now nothing’s changed at all no pills nothing. No visits to hospitals
I would suggest looking here Carol for a few quotes:-
<https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel-insurance/>

For many years I stayed with NFU for all house/home and car/motorhome
insurance. Just over 3 years ago, I started to look elsewhere and
have saved many hundreds of pounds since by changing insurer at most
renewals, unless the increase was minimal. i.e. the extra effort was
not worth a small saving.

Our France Passion arrived yesterday and our European travel plans are
on hold until the brexit mess is resolved for the next few months.

Apart from the ADAC insurance and the European Health Insurance Card,
we don't use health travel insurance.

Alan.


INSURANCE for over 70’s for 60 days

Carol Weaver
 

Trying to sort out travel insurance 

Have bought CCC travel insurance for last three years. Cost £102 pp travel plus medical for me £9.70 and Duncan £11.92

Now nothing’s changed at all no pills nothing. No visits to hospitals 

I am diabetic with insulin and high blood pressure 

Duncan had a stent privately in May 99 as he was due to return to Nigeria in the Delta with no medical facilities close except by boat or helicopter. He had just one angina attack but no other problems. This was on advice of Consultant as he didn’t want to be responsible sending him there.  Since then Duncan has never used a puffer and walks at least a mile on our treadmill for 5 days a week   He only takes an aspirin and a simvastin suggested at that time as precautionary 

Now none of the rest changed except today his medical cost came out as £211.92!!!

Why?  I asked her to check it out. She said it was all ok

I’m just lost for words

Who else do you use 

I realise we all gave different medical problems 

But 20 years without ANY change should drop not increase!!

Carol
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Re: Rowntree Park, York

Peter S
 

I have never seen it so deserted on the few times I have been able to get a pitch.

 

Peter S

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bennett Family
Sent: 14 March 2019 14:35
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: [motorhome-list] Rowntree Park, York

 

 

Amazing how much space there is here once they issue a flood warning!

 

MHs outnumber caravans about 5:1 - can see why CC changed to CMC. 

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Martin aka Noah

 

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