Been to the NEC, come home poor, very very poor!

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  1. Cliffdale

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    OK, now you can call me 'funster in waiting'! March 2017!

    Firstly thanks for your input, re island beds and rear lounge and everything else to help a first timer!

    i now have a few more questions and this one is called -'BOOKS TO BUY' I have many other questions but this is for books only!

    We really would like some information to help us find places to stay but not on camping sites. i've heard 'Britstops' is good. Things like staying in pub car parks, having a meal for the evening and moving on. This sounds great to us!

    Where do we start looking for pub carparks and wilding camping uk. We like the thought of not planning but 'lets try this' tonight.

    Please please give me a list of suggestions of what to buy and web sites to bookmark to help us find those perfect spots!

    Wow, i'm so looking forward to March and join in the fun!

    Many many thanks for your previous input, as my mrs says, we are buying an adventure and not a motorhome
    xx
     
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    If you have a tablet campercontact is very good
     
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  3. Cliffdale

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    Thanks, downloading the app for my iphone now!

    I will have a good look at it later and see what it is about.

    xx
     
  4. Spud

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    For starters.
    Book... Britstops, plenty of pub car park and more.
    App... Campercontact, buy the full app once you have your new MH.
    There will be plenty more recomendations I'm sure.
    Enjoy.
    Spud
     
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  6. Spud

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    And you bought?
    Spud
     
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    Congratulations. We've found that by joining the Caravan and camping club it has improved our weekends away hugely. We don't stay on their sites but use their District Associations. These hold meets most weekends and you can choose to stay local or go further afield.
     
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  8. Cliffdale

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    Spud, its secrets for now until family get to know, but its a monster for first timer 7.5m!

    Cant wait to upload photos when I can.

    its a new way of life for me!
     
  9. Cliffdale

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    Oh bollocks to family secrets,

    Apache 700
     
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  10. Spud

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    Ah, I see, you've spent some of their inheritance!
    You now need to change your profile, your no longer 'looking'.
    Spud
     
  11. Cliffdale

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    Good idea, I'm on it now
     
  12. Cliffdale

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    Also, i would love to meet up if anyone is around St Austell Cornwall to chat about what to do next!
     
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    Our First Van too..... We loved it... You will enjoy, and many many congrats... Look forward to new beginnings...
     
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    That's 5 months, for goodness sake, are they growing it.
     
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  16. Cliffdale

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    It is a new beginning to us, we have sailed as a hobby for most of our leisure time and now its something completely different. for me, it's quite scary what we have just done, its a great leap into the dark not knowing if we will like it or not, hence the pleas for help. BUT we are giving it our best shot and looking forward to meeting face up where we can!
     
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    Ah well, 12 weeks but we are waiting for the next reg before commissioning it.
     
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    Congratulations ! Ask away as you will get lots of help on here. Look forward to seeing photos !
     
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    Hi CL,
    The living on board is similar to afloat, calling at different ports of call is similar, the voyage will not be so bumpy and only one person does all the work whilst travelling, however, when you see yachts in harbours you will still have the memories of those days and maybe still want to charter at some time. Bon voyage.
    Etap
     
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    Bit risky if you haven't experienced motorhome/caravan before, mind you better than sea sickness :ROFLMAO: Good luck though!
     
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