A salutary experience for Motorhomers...

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  1. frankhanna

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    Hi Funsters,

    We just had a horrible experience and I have written it up on my blog.

    If you are touring in Europe or contemplating please have a read.

    Thanks to the many followers who are in contact with us.

    Today we are moving into unknown territory...We are crossing from Italy into Slovenia. More later.

    Http://www.frankhanna.com/blog/

    Frank
     
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  2. Mel

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    I am sorry to hear your bad news.

    But without the bad and good news.
    We would not get to read a very entertaining, and informative blog.

    I thank you for the blog

    Keep on writing

    Be safe

    Mel
     
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  3. billkce

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    Interesting point of view.

    We've been & if you think 10 minutes is a long time to check in in Europe, then try Spain or Germany or France.......

    We found the site staff helpful & friendly. Ok, the internet back then , in 2010 was limited to a small hut, but available all day. Yes, the pitches were a bit muddy, but what do you expect in rainy weather?

    The receptionist was right, you didn't have to stay there as there are dozens of sites within 20 kms.

    As with most things in life, its all personal experience.
     
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  4. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Thank you forewarned is forearmed and I for one would rather go to a site with pleasant staff with a helpful attitude and there are plenty of those in Europe, so this one we will give a miss.

    Thank you we are enjoying reading your blog.
     
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  5. spitfire

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    But you were in Italy !! There are many lovely people in Italy but they tend to have appalling customer care .

    I have just come back from visiting my son in Plymouth and as usual had a meal at Positano ( do go if you are there superb food good price) the owner is Italian and he relayed a story of his last visit to his home country . It was a visit to the bank and although 4 people working and no customers except him he had to ask to be served and she said after my coffee !! So no different for Italians !! We had a similar experience in a post office in Agrigento on Sicily .

    All European countries are similar and the further south you go the worse it gets but the lovely people you also meet make up for it !! I have has rude and crap service in the UK too. One girl served me without stopping her conversation with her friend on her mobile !!
     
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  6. frankhanna

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    Thank you all so much for your interest...Just a small point.

    My main objective in the motorhome experience is to limit the bad experiences to a minimum. I try to do that by painstaking research. No amount of research will tell you of stupid wi fi "rules" or unhelpful and uncooperative staff.

    I think I was careful to say that the bad weather was not their fault...The size of the pitches is and the extortionate charges for wi fi that doesn't work most certainly was.

    My experience is reasonably substantial and I have never seen a worse reception. If you look at reviews of campsites invariably a good one will make reference to "friendly staff". It is hugely important.

    I think the problem here is that by virtue of their location people will come no matter what. That is a sad symptom of "taking advantage".

    Good travels.

    Frank
     
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  7. JJ

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    Just wondering...

    Is it ok to start a thread/post on Fun... give a "teaser"... but then redirect the reader to a different site to finish the post?

    Seems like an attempt to get more traffic to that other site/blog to me.

    Couldn't the post have been copy pasted here with an address of the blog address at the bottom?

    JJ. :Cool:
     
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  8. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    From the thread title I feared you had been gassed.:BigGrin:
     
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  9. frankhanna

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    Thank you JJ

    I am a professional journalist and my blog is there for a purpose. I see no point in re writing everything for a MHF post.

    I would like to think my experiences in the blog are helpfull hence I offer the opportunity to read to Funsters. I am sure enough will tell me to stop if they so feel that way.

    Thanks for taking the time to write.

    Frank
     
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  10. micky drip

    micky drip Read Only Funster

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    Not so horrible

    I am astonished that one night without internet is described as a horrible experience. Why didn`t you just move on?
     
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  11. JJ

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    Sorry Frank...

    Professional journalist or not

    I feel you are using the popularity of Motorhome Fun built up by years of work by Jim and loyal Funsters as a quick way to boost the readers of your blog.

    Surely if you were interested in contributing to this forum itself you could easily copy/paste your story to Fun as well rather than just try to redirect them...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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  12. cbrookson

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    I guess a lot of the trouble with the WiFi is the Italian Law that you have to be properly registered before using it with ID etc.

    Cheers
     
  13. jonandshell

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    Was that it then?

    I read this thinking you had been done over by a gang of Romanian gypsies armed with sleeping gas and A-frames!
     
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  14. wivvy's dad

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    Much ado about nothing
     
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  15. JJ

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    I can't comment on the "post" as I have an inbuilt reluctance to being manipulated...

    Funsters normally share their warnings here on the forum.

    (It wasn't even a Motorhome Fun hosted blog)

    JJ :Cool:

     
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  16. Taran_Las

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    I ignore the blog for that very reason.:Angry:
     
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  17. frankhanna

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    Hi JJ,

    I respect your opinion.

    In this case it is not correct.

    Isn't the option always with the reader to ignore someone like me if thy feel as you do?

    Anyway, I am off to Slovenia. Enjoy your day.

    Frank
     
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  18. wivvy's dad

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    I think you will find that JJ's opinion is correct - it's just your interpretation of it that is incorrect.
     
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  19. JJ

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    I am sorry if I am wrong...

    Could you just humour me and copy paste your warning/post into this thread for us?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm My dear Frank ByBy :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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