Drivers, only a complete idiot...

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    ...would attempt to take his motorhome through the High Street in Mevagissy.

    "I just want to check out some of these Wild Camping spots on the GPS darling, don't worry, were not that big" :cool:.

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    Looking at this photo now I have no idea how we got through unscathed!

    Ten minutes before my 'co-driver' had pointed out the 'NO CARAVANS' sign we had just passed...I confidently responded with "were not a caravan dear, no worries" o_O.

    Ten minutes later we found ourselves with no option but to try to get through here without taking out any tourists or the side of the van :eek:. I sent Ginny out (like you do) so that I could blame her if I hit anything (y)...

    Well we did get through...drew quite a crowd I have to say, all admiring my driving skills :rolleyes: ?

    I could hear the cries in my head of "where does that idiot think he's going???:mad::mad::mad: for the following two days :cry::cry::cry:.

    Ignore 'NO CARAVAN' signs in Cornwall at your peril :LOL::LOL::LOL:.

    Only a complete idiot ? Well if the cap fits...:):):)
     
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  2. Mikey RV

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    Plenty of room, only trouble no passing places if something comes the other way.
     
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    Haha, you did well getting through without any damage. Well apart from mental damage. :whistle: :LOL:
     
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    Hi
    If in doubt,take a ........... RUN at it....... LOL
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    Don't try Totnes - I got wedged there in a 5.4m PVC!
     
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    we had a driver do that in a bread van, he hit 6 cars and damaged both sides of the truck
     
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  9. Dave and Ginny

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    After 5 years with the same motorhome I should have learnt by now! But that is positively and absolutely the last misdemeanor we shall get into :rolleyes::cautious::)
     
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    Like the hangover from hell "I'm never going to drink again" - til the next time!!!
     
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    I will snigger :sneaky: but have been in similar positions with RV before now, its the wife's fault :rolleyes:
     
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    Hats off to you for owning up to it (y)(y)

    Met a bus on a similar country road last year, towing a 20 foot boat behind the van. The bus driver was very gracious and reversed back even though he had right of way. Apologised profusely when I eventually crawled past her.
     
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    Is that a large raincoat?
     
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    I think we have all 'been there' .. :lipssealed: :whistle:
    do we learn... ?

    maybe.. until the next time.. ::bigsmile:
     
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    I have just wondered at your gung ho attitude then shared in your embarrassment

    Now marvelling at your honesty in telling us all :):)

    Most of us have been there and done that, (haven't we?) I am still recalling the ear bending from Bev from years ago when caravanning, did something very similar but did not involve 'ignoring' signs in my defence (y)
     
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    We parked at the side of the road in Mousehole, just before the no caravans sign, and watched a very large French motorhome drive straight past the sign. I saw him coming, but didn't realize in time that he was foreign and probably would not be able to read the sign which of course is in English only. I didn't hang around to see what happened but having seen how narrow the roads are, I should imagine he had great problems. Mind you, the bus seems to go into the town.
     
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    the bit you cant get round is if you actually follow the road into meva . the way in for large vehicles is turn left at the top of the hill coming from pentewan.
    i used to have to get tankers down onto the pier on the right hand side of meva . there is a pump station down there . in summer it was a regular job .
    also used to take all sorts of big delivery trucks through . coming back through is easier as the left turn by kelly,s ice parlour is ok . getting in by the main route for cars you turn left after the carparks but cant make the right turn into the main street.
    its not that difficult if you come in from the other way, almost a straight run.
    if you look at the pic ,where that no entry sign is on the right is where trucks and big vehicles come into the main street .
    if coming from portmellon its just keep fingers crossed nothings coming the other way . ha ha .
     
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    bet the paintwork got a bit hot in places!!
     
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  20. Dave and Ginny

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    The bit I didn't share with you all is that we came down from this direction...

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    ....and where I took this picture from the following day, (after taking the bus in from Pentewan Sands), is a side street that leads to some flats. Well I dived in there at this point to recover my wits and give myself a good telling off whilst Ginny just kept giving me 'those looks' :mad:. I then went and did a recy of the way out of this fix which looked impossible. I then managed a 10 point turn to get out of the side street and then tackle the remainder of the High Street.

    We spent a couple of days at Pentewen Sands where I never once mentioned this whilst chatting to fellow campers!

    It's only now, some 6 weeks later that my therapist tells me it's ok to share the trauma!
     
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