Aires ?

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  1. Dereckerick

    Dereckerick

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    Ive just managed to download alot of Aires to my Garmin, however they are categorized into the following.

    AA
    AC
    AG
    AS+PG
    AS+PN
    AS
    PG
    PN

    I am presuming that they are different types of Aires but what are they?
    I got them from the following site Camping Car occasion, les POI GPS camping car :

    2400 of them loaded so most of them..

    Cheers guys and gals

    Nick
     
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    Hi

    Educated guess.. not sure about PN

    AA = Aires Autoroute
    AC = Aires Campings
    AG = Aires Free
    AS + PG = Aires Sanitation + Free Parking
    AS + PN = Aires Sanitation + ?
    AS = Aires Sanitation (dumping)
    PG= Free Parking
    PN = ?


    I use these ..
    http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm
     
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    its possible to buy an aires book in most supermarkets in france cost about 4-5 euro. is it worth messing with sat nav. its not too difficult to translate .
     
  4. Dereckerick

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    I did have a look at that but instantly became confused, wasn't too difficult!

    I can search for the nearest, either as categories or all. Im just made up ive finally got them in my SatNav, at least i don't have to rely upon the misus at 04:00. Going to be mostly night driving due to the 8 month old, let him sleep whilst I drive.

    Thanks for the reply
     
  5. Dereckerick

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    Ive got the books, just a bit easier at night not having to refer to the map,

    I wont be using many, i will drive at night and search for the nearest when I get tired, should only need the one stop to the South, we are staying at a site for most of the duration, then use one on the way back home.

    I would like to use them more but the holiday we are after this time is more for us to relax in the sun, well as much as we can with a baby!
     
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    AS = Aire de Service (i.e. with a borne for water / toilet disposal / electricity and a waste water dumping grate - some or all of these).
    AG = Aire Gratuit (i.e. free to stop) but may not have a service point
    PG = Parking Gratuit (i.e. free to park - probably free in the daytime too)
    PN = Parking Nuit (i.e. you can stop overnight)

    Some Aires de Service provide only service, there is no facility to park or stop overnight, hence the additional information regarding parking. Not all Aires Guides are so specific.

    I believe this is correct, any one else comment?

    Philip
     
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