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  1. dewaltman

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    hi using the channel tunnel next year was wondering if anybody has used the stop 24 services junction11 on m20 for overnighting was recommended by eurotunnel I wont be arriving to maybe 11/12pm and will be leaving by 7am so seems convenient , parking costs £5
     
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    It's mainly commercials I believe? if that's the place you can see from the M20.
     
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    Hi We have parked at Stop 24 overnight with motorhome. Payment is made via phone and debit/credit card. Hope this helps
     
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    Hi ...

    Hi, stopped there a few weeks ago but it was impossible to get through to the call center.

    The guys at the Petrol Station said they now are sending out £50 fines to anyone caught on the video link. Nice welcome home letter.

    We find its better to stop over on the Calais side.

    Have a good trip,

    Richard
     
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    We have used Maidstone services several times.. cost £8 .. but

    looking at their site the parking charges are now first two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £24,

    http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Maidstone
     
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    Have a look HERE and see an up to date info regarding this stop over. It's part way down the page.

    We have stopped but never over nighted.
     
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    We stay at Bow Bridge Marina - it's a CC CL in Wateringbury near Maidstone - lovely place £5 a night - very handy for the tunnel!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    If it's a close CL you want, Ninn Lodge Farm at Great Chart near Ashford, is only 15 mins. from Cheriton terminal.

    Stayed there many times. :thumb:

    EDIT: Got the name wrong, it is Ninn Lodge farm
     
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    over night

    i stayed at the services just outside Dover cant remember what its called or if it is one of the ones mentioned above, I didnt pay anything, arrived about 12pm and there was about 7 vans there.
    all seemed fine until 1.30am when the loacal youth drive around pressing their horns and causing havoc i wont be doing that again.
    the CL mentioned above sound like a good idea.
     
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    A20 Sainsbury's car park

    Just off the M20 at Ashford is a Sainsbury's petrol station 24 hour.. we fill up there and the car park is nearly always empty... in fact a few vans are in part of it changing loads from one delivery to another.. have used that OK and it is free. Just off the motorway up to the next roundabout on duel carrageway first exit and down 1/4 mile turn left in.. petrol station to the right and massive car park. But we tend to only stop to kill time and fuel then on tot he tunnel and drive out and head down towards Rouen and stop off on the way.

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    This maybe on the wrong forum and already posted long ago but I was told that the Chairman/CEO of Tesco's is a motorhomer and has let it be known that we are allowed to overnight on their carparks.
     
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    that would be good?


    That would be good, where did you hear that?

    By the way there is a Tesco's just off the M20 just before the exit tot he tunnel... it is a pig for petrol but has again a large car park..within 300 yards of the motorway left at the roundabout over the motorway and then get over to right hand lane and the next part of the interchange and you can see the store.. but as I say real pig for petrol.

    Bob:RollEyes:
     
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    There is an entry about Tesco's parking on Graham's site http://www.motorhomeparking.co.uk/stores.htm
     
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    That one is Tesco's at Cheriton, & yes it is awkward for fuel especially with a large MH.

    There is also a Tesco's at J10 (Ashford) right on the junction, used it many times to fill up.

    I would also like to hear where Rolfarris saw this?
     
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    I've over-nighted there on several occasions, both in the 'trucks only' place and in the motorhome bays. I've never spotted any signs about charging and, so far, I haven't received any demands for payment, maybe I'm lucky :Wink:
     
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    yes thank you it is Cheriton


    Thanks for the name of the Tesco site.. Had a real problem with the fuel on this site as the roof is also very low.. but the car park is fine.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    What about ShiftZZ though? :Wink:

    JJ
     
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    plenty of parking and facilities at the tunnel itself, why not park there, they will even offer you an earlier transit.
     
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    thanks wildman they told me i wouldnt be allowed to overnight as they had no room for parking ,not crossing that night because unsure what time i will arrive at tunnel due to wifes work and would prefer to find somewhere in the uk to sleep rather than france at that time of night so if you know where at the tunnel people park up i would be grateful
     
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