Advice - Burton Dassett

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  1. LittleRiaHen

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    Morning Everyone (y)

    Abit of ridiculous total newbie advice. It's our first time out in the new MH so be gentle - been packing for two days and at the moment we're so tense, making and checking lists, we seem to have had a fun bypass! (n):wasntme:

    Booked Barnstones Campsite tonight at Great Bourton near Banbury. So we thought we'd go mad and do something on the way. We thought a little walk for the dogs might be nice. I thought I'd found just the thing - a village trail round Cropredy, next village on to Great Bourton. Then I looked into the parking which was at the local sports ground, the height barrier was 2.2m and we're 2.85m. The leaflet tells me NOT to park anywhere else in the village so that's cancelled.

    Then I think - Burton Dassett Country Park - now I've only visited in a car many years ago. I've read on their website that minibuses can park there so I'm thinking that'll be ok. Does anyone know if there's a special part they park in or a special entrance that's best for Motorhomes?

    I know at this stage you're all going - fer godsake woman! But I want our first trip to be magical - hubby's already close to apoplexy :oops2::tmi:

    If anybody has any other ideas of anything to do with three excited pugs and a purple frothing husband - maybe I shouldn't ask :roflmto::Grin:

    Thank you in advance :*
     
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    The best person for this advice is @GJH if he's available am sure he can and will help
    Good luck with your first trip, getting stressed for no reason everything will be fine(y)
     
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    Just chill out and enjoy the trip if you can't park there you'll find somewhere else,the last. Thing you need is stress!
    Motorhomeing is about relaxing and enjoying.(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    God help you when he's confronted with a full black tank.
     
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    @hilldweller Now that sounds like definite "Man's Territory"! :giggler:
     
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    According to the information I was given (see first entry Here) you should be OK size wise. They may expect you to pay the Minibus rate for parking though, see Here.
     
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    Normally, but there a numerous solo female MHers in here. They cope.

    It's a sport watching this. Some just grab the tank and dump it. Some put on the rubber apron, elbow length rubber gloves, grab cans of disinfectant and finally the tank then spend the next hour fighting their excrement.

    So have you got your hook up cable, reverse polarity adaptor and check plug ?
     
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    Just looked it up on Google Maps (looks a lovely place to walk your dog) and it's a Pay & Display car park but doesn't have a height barrier.
    Here's the Sat Nav co-ordinates: -
    52°09'57.8"N 1°25'26.8"W

    Hope you have a wonderful first trip.
     
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    @rb62 Oh my goodness yes! I hadn't noticed that! :whatthe::smiley:(y)
     
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    @GJH Thank you so much for that (y)
     
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    @hilldweller Ok I've checked with hubby - he has hook up cable and check plug. But no reverse polarity adaptor - so looks like we need one of those! (y)
     
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    Don't panic over that.

    Just make sure your corkscrew is in full working order.
     
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