Website vs Book
Each have their own advantages and of course disadvantages.
Having displayed lists of motorhome stopovers for some years now the main disadvantage to Club Motorhome users was that the very useful information we display was only ever usable when online.
Not any more!
With a lot of thought, and at least as much work, I have now produced downloadable eBooks that contain all the necessary information that can be used OFFLINE.
This applies to ALL our stopovers! - Pubs, Aires, Wildcamping, Sites etc.
You simply download the ones that you want direct from the Club Motorhome website straight onto whatever mobile device that you use.
Download them as often as you like to ensure that your copy is as up to date as the website itself.
The law on winter tyres...
I was recently asked the question: Is it a legal requirement for foreign visitors to have winter tyres on the continent? Having done a lot winter touring in France, Germany and Switzerland, my immediate reaction was: “not to my knowledge, the roads are generally cleared quickly, we just use chains when indicated on mountain passes and getting into snowbound campsites”
Millie judging by last winter,a set of snow chains might be very useful in N.Spain.there was heavy snowfalls as far south and the Spainish,like us Brits were not prepared,lot of vehicles stranded.As for winter tyres it is obligatory to fit them from October to March in Germany and several other E.eu......
I will be going spain for xmas will i need chains never been over pond that time year...
Great posting. I have recently had to replace my tires on the MH and have been trying to decide which tires I should go for. I had Conti Vanco camper which I have been well satisfied with as a summer tire. I have now gone for the Michelin's camper tires as they are rated M&S . It appears people eith......
When you want to use a 230V appliance and you only have 12V or 24V available, you need an inverter. When connected to a 12V or 24V D.C. power source, such as a battery, the inverter simply converts the power into 230V A.C. which can then be used to operate any domestic or light industrial equipment.
There are two main kinds of inverter and they have significant differences:
I always had a pure Sine Wave inverter on my boats in the past, they are safe on sensitive electronic equipment. I still have one but have not fitted it to the motor home. The boats had a bank of half a dozen heavy duty batteries on the domestic side. The inverter would happily run a washing machine......
A few extra points:True Sine Wave are not only more expensive, they tend to be larger and heavier as well - which can be more of a consideration than the price!We have a good quality "Moore Power" 600W modified sine wave inverter and have never experienced any problems running an electric dr......
A recent back page article in MMM appeared to contend that it wasn't possible to "wild camp", i.e. "in perfect isolation and with a view to die for" responsibly because we would inevitably be:
A] Despoiling the place we had come to enjoy.
B] Breaking the law.
Hence we should all use ever more expensive campsites as that is the only way to be a responsible motorhomer!
Hi ianandsueAgree with you entirely, we too can go a week without a fill up or need to dump waste, (two cassettes) and also have a Nature Pure filter. Responsible wild camping is definitely possible, with no 240 volt hook up has far less impact on the planet than a package holiday in a hotel. Althou......
Lol. I raced at Buckmore many times too 20 years ago...
Motorhomes vary radically in size, design and the manner in which they are used, so it's seldom possible to provide a black-or-white answer as the gas arrangements that may be great for UK touring may be hopeless if your motorcaravanning is primarily in Europe or vice versa. (For convenience, I shall use the words "Europe" and "European" to relate to European countries outside the UK.) The first (and perhaps most important) thing to bear in mind is that UK 'exchange-only' gas-bottles (such as Calor containers) are not exchangeable outside this country. So what can UK motorcaravanners do about gas during extended trips in Europe? There are several options.
We had one 11kg Alugas cylinder installed to replace the two 6kg calor cylinders. It's almost paid for it'self in 3 months, and the weight we are carrying round has been very much reduced....
We Changed to Autogas before our last trip through France and Spain....and definately think it is a good way Available everywhere in France and enough places in Spain...
I've bought local exchange cylinders in France & Portugal. From Intermarche in France their own brand Engergaz bottle ! euro deposit on the bottle a connector hose also from a intermarche store. In Portugal a Repsol bottle from a main dealer with adapter to french hose 20 euro + 18 euro for the gas.......