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  •   parpot53 reacted to this post about 9 months ago
    Anyone else waiting with baited breath for president Macron's statement tomorrow evening on lifting of travel restrictions on French borders?Part of me is hoping that uk will be included but a nagging little voice in my brain says we will be...
    Anyone else waiting with baited breath for president Macron's statement tomorrow evening on lifting of travel restrictions on French borders?Part of me is hoping that uk will be included but a nagging little voice in my brain says we will be proclued due to the quarantine imposed here when as I understand there was a tacit agreement not to do so with France.Ifear. We will suffer again like this for some time to come
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    • Macron has said that it is a gesture more than anything because Spain and the UK are restricting the French freedoms when they enter their countries.
      Macron has said that it is a gesture more than anything because Spain and the UK are restricting the French freedoms when they enter their countries.
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    • Macron is addressing the nation this evening (he does that sort of thing as if he thinks we all huddle around a radio with bated breath). So perhapsMacron is addressing the nation this evening (he does that sort of thing as if he thinks we all huddle around a radio with bated breath). So perhaps France's policies will be clearer after that.  More ...
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    • It must be something similar to when you make an announcement on CM Neilmac.
      I know I'm always waiting with bated breath to hear from you
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    • Looks like we can enter France with appropriate paperwork,download form on French gov.website via links on Eurotunnel site,I'm checking with familyLooks like we can enter France with appropriate paperwork,download form on French gov.website via links on Eurotunnel site,I'm checking with family and friends in several European countries about local restrictions and planning trip next week  More ...
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    • Be prepared at Folkestone for the French Passport control. The two guys manning it when we came through were very quick and fair with the paperworkBe prepared at Folkestone for the French Passport control. The two guys manning it when we came through were very quick and fair with the paperwork we had.
      I think you get respect from officials if you make their job easier, so bear that in mind.
      If you are just transiting France to another country try to print out some evidences of site bookings or accomodation booking if your mates have an address in Spain if thats where you are heading.
      If you are on route to Germany I can confirm that down here on the River Mosel its an invasion by motorhomes mostly German nationals and is busier than a normal June.
      The good news here is you do not need to book in, there are literally hundreds of stopovers and they are never more than a few kilometers from each other.
      Weather has been a bit showery last few days but the sun always comes out for a couple of hours at sunset even on the wettest days.
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    • Thanks,I know Mosel and Rhine areas well,some great places to stop and decent food and wine,I'm looking to get to Sardinia via Swiss/Italy orThanks,I know Mosel and Rhine areas well,some great places to stop and decent food and wine,I'm looking to get to Sardinia via Swiss/Italy or France/Barcelona so have to research which will the least hassle free route,usually come back through Rhine-Mosel in late summer in time for winefest  More ...
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    • Traveler,did you drive to Mosel valley across French tolls or Belguim-Luxembourg?
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    • Sorry for late reply eurosprinter but onlyjust spotted your question.
      Yes we did our normal route through France, Belgium, Luxembourg. The FrenchSorry for late reply eurosprinter but onlyjust spotted your question.
      Yes we did our normal route through France, Belgium, Luxembourg. The French bj2rder control at the tunnel in Folkestone was straightforward as we wereheading home to germany( the residency papers from our house in Germany and the French form that was needed at the time got us waved through).
      On the Belgium border all trafffic was directed off at the service area and we followedthe signs to a Police Porta Cabin that was closed and borded up.
      Carried on followed the signs straight back onto the motorway. At Luxembourg we did not visit the first service station as you enter prefering to do the last one to fill up with fuel as we were leaving Luxembourg. So really straightforward.
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  •   eurosprinter commented on this post about 11 months ago
    Getting on well with lockdown van revamp,but a couple of weeks I began to ponder how van life wil be during and post this pandemic.I came to conclusion that things in the future will have to change,so decided to build a totally off grid set...
    Getting on well with lockdown van revamp,but a couple of weeks I began to ponder how van life wil be during and post this pandemic.I came to conclusion that things in the future will have to change,so decided to build a totally off grid set up,I'm not much of one for campsite,preferring Aires and out of the way stopovers,so now I've added extra water tanks bringing capacity up to260 litres,upped the solar to 300 watts with enhanced controls and battery capacity,and bigger pantry!Along with a few other tweaks I reckon I can stay off grid for many weeks at a time,adding an occasional fuel and food shop.As soon as we are able to travel I will be putting my theories to the test,and find out if totally Mad!
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    • Well on the way,Paul,I've been setting up the pump system between the tanks today and thank theLord,no leaks!I reckon about another week to finishWell on the way,Paul,I've been setting up the pump system between the tanks today and thank theLord,no leaks!I reckon about another week to finish rest of electrics and test everything,hopefully we may be able to get back on the road soon  More ...
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    • Sounds like a good idea. Time to lift the stupid lockdown and get on with normal life - what ever that is!
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    • Personally,I believe that the lockdown measures were imposed too late,but apparently "that's a question for later" but it's rather affected my plansPersonally,I believe that the lockdown measures were imposed too late,but apparently "that's a question for later" but it's rather affected my plans for the future,I had an offer accepted for a property in Pas de Calais,but the vendor withdrew as he wanted to move his family out of Paris to what his parents home.Once the borders open I can visit my family in Italy and Spain and get my plans back on track,I'd intended to sell this van but now the rebuild has worked out ok I'll use it for now,with the capacity to isolate myself wherever I go  More ...
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  •   Millie commented on this post about 12 months ago
    How's everyone doing? in week 6 of lockdown.I was thinking today this is the longest period I've spent at home in Devon since I closed my haulage business and retired 6 years ago.Luckily I'm busy refiguring my van,so plenty to keep me...
    How's everyone doing? in week 6 of lockdown.I was thinking today this is the longest period I've spent at home in Devon since I closed my haulage business and retired 6 years ago.Luckily I'm busy refiguring my van,so plenty to keep me occupied,but I haven't even been to the coast 7 miles away,takes me back to my days driving in the middle-east,where you had to fill in a form to travel.Having traveled since my teens 60 years ago,my freedom of movement is precious to me,any loosing it even for a short? time makes me uncomfortable
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    • We are doing fine, it's difficult with the kids being at home and not wanting to do school work, but other than that and the obvious issues with myWe are doing fine, it's difficult with the kids being at home and not wanting to do school work, but other than that and the obvious issues with my father in law it's fine.
      I'm still working part time, spending one day a week preparing orders and one day each week delivering them locally, I tiled a kitchen in an empty flat today too, so for me I'm busy for part of each week.
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    • The weather is good and I have lots of things to do in the garden , so for me pretty good ?
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    • Im really fed up hate being in house but havent stopped worked every day either on van or my bikes or fitting trackers with my mate or odd job inIm really fed up hate being in house but havent stopped worked every day either on van or my bikes or fitting trackers with my mate or odd job in freinds garages when they been stuck  More ...
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  •   Millie reacted to this post about 1 year ago
    I don't think there is a motorhome on the market that will suit everyone's needs.I've numerous vans over the years,ranging from split screen VW surf bus to tag axle A class and they have all needed "modifying" to make life on the road more...
    I don't think there is a motorhome on the market that will suit everyone's needs.I've numerous vans over the years,ranging from split screen VW surf bus to tag axle A class and they have all needed "modifying" to make life on the road more comfortable.I bought my present van new 3 years ago after dragging around countless dealers.After a few days away I discoved that I disliked sleeping in the fixed bed as there was no roof vent above,so out came the jig saw and mastic et voila I could see the stars,3 years and quite a few miles later,I've fitted larger tanks,pumps cameras and much more.Being at home for the first time in many months,I've had to fight the urge to reconfigurethe seating,but I have the plans in my head upon my return from Spain next year.
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  •   Traveller_HA5_3DOM commented on this post about 1 year ago
    Just seen on another forum that the aire at Calais beach has had problems with clandestines over the past few days following the closure of City Europe,from past experience we can expect problems all along the Channel coast with people desperate...
    Just seen on another forum that the aire at Calais beach has had problems with clandestines over the past few days following the closure of City Europe,from past experience we can expect problems all along the Channel coast with people desperate to get across,probably more so now that Brexit seems a certainty.Ive 'no problem as my van is pretty well secure,but the morning walk around check is going to be a bit more stringant
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  •   katmax reacted to this post about 1 year ago
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