Campercontact Argghhhh!!

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  1. wingman

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    Is there a definitive manual/destructions/video (not Dutch) that will guide me through Campercontact. Nearly threw it out of the window today!

    Not used it before, even though I've had it for ages. Have always relied on All the Aires books and a bog-standard Navman sat nag.

    I'm fed up with looking at a suitable Aire, then clicking on 'Map' then zooming out to see where it is in relation to where I want to go. I remember a post on here saying it was 'clunky'. Clunky? It's prehistoric! Ok, so I appreciate the Dutch volunteers for making all available AND for the really cheap price (for the full version) but at this rate, I won't turn a wheel!

    Today, I had a PC running Via Michelin, an iPad, iPad mini, a Navman sat nag and my phone all running to retrieve info.

    Haven't even started on downloading POI's - which I probably can't anyway coz I'm using CoPilot Live. Arghhhhh!

    Anyone got tips or shortcuts. AND PLEASE, no comments like "Works for me" or "its a breeze to use" because I will lose the will to live (n)
     
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  2. Flamenca

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    I download from campingcar-infos.com before venturing across the channel and have all the information I need about aires offline :D
     
  3. Robert Clark

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    I love campercontact
    The app is great for choosing sites using the map function
    The website is a bit clunky but is great for reading all the reviews in English
     
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  4. chaser

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    Don't know why everyone on here keeps pushing camper contact, tried the free part of it and thought it was rubbish so just can't bring myself to pay for it, park4night knocks it into cocked hats for me
     
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    And the full version is free(y)
     
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    Has loads of useful info, have used it for couple of years
     
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    I know I should not say this BUT "works for me".

    Wake it up and click all sites and it uses GPS to give you the closest to your present location, if you want to plan ahead with it just put a destination in the "search by name/site code or location and use filters to give only ACSI or camping cheques etc, find the site you fancy and then click route and if you have TomTom on the same device it puts the route straight into TomTom, strangely it does not do the same for Co-Pilot. If you have downloaded the Maps or have data it will show the location on its own map if you click MAP.

    If you dont have it on a device without GPS I have not got a clue.

    Martin
     
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  8. John Laidler

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    The PC version is not perfect but the mobile version is excellent. I have found it very easy to use and the, for me, recently discovered filter is a powerful feature.
     
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    I paid for the full " app " never got it to work .........
     
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    Agreed the mobile version is much easier to use than the desktop version. The CC could learn a lot from campercontact
     
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    Happy to talk you to talk you through it if you want ?
     
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    It kept locking up my tablet , so i uninstalled it completely ,same with my phone . I gave up the will to live
     
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    For me , although it only does France , if you have an android device , there is an app called imaginatively , France Aires , if you go to the store it is the one with the green camping car sign , and beats them all although it costs something like £1.49 , it has them all and all you have to do is click on it and it tells you all the aires that are around you and you don't have to have a Internet connection . The it directs you right to the gate.
     
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    That's a shame because it's a great tool one you get to grips with it
     
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    L O V E .......IT! (y)
     
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    I find it very good and easy, more especially when you download the maps so that you can use it offline. Which I found I nearly always was. Having said that I keep finding bits that enhance it.

    What is it not doing that is giving you grief ?

    If you are planning ahead I would start with Maps selecting the area you want to be then selecting an Aire/site/stellplatz/service area from the map. Having chosen a likely oasis I then selected "contact", from the details I then inputted the address or co-ords into my cheapy chinky satnav then "Katie" chaperoned us to the door/gate in her subtle yet quasi Gestapo manner no lahddy dah "please" from her like my mates Cheapy Pakki Range Rover does. Never let us down, she is a £45 gem ! (y)(y)
     
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    We also paid for the full version, NKC ..i did initially have problems as it couldnt "find that I had paid " or something like that, got in touch with them and immediately they sorted it, been working great since and have used it more than the aires book

    Kath
     
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    I found that the version I downloaded only worked in the portrait mode, despite autorotate being turned on. It was a right pain in the ar#e. :(

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    Hi Jock, ours is the same in that respect.

    Martin
     
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    We need everything including Campercontact as well as the usual suspects like All the Aires and Acsi Cc when touring . I find the free "Searchforsites "very good when online . Is seems that no one site or publication has every Aire and campsite but Searchforsites comes pretty close .
     
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