Gassed on a Motorway Aire

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  1. Jim

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    I awoke this morning with a tongue doing a great impression of Gandhi's left flipflop. I sat up and shivered, it was cold like there was a window open, a strange smell permeated the air. My head was heavy, I was tired and groggy. A quick scan of the Motorhome and something was wrong, where was I? I'd woken in a tiny Motorhome.

    My senses caught up with me, I was in my Motorhome, but the first nights sleep with the slide in for months and the pictures were wrong. I was used to much more space. . Then I remembered yesterday's 6 hour drive, the chicken curry Sian had cooked last night and the wine, that I supposed accounted for the smells and the tongue.

    Morning all....We've survived another night on a motorway aire. :)
     
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  2. eddievanbitz

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    Lucky you didn't leave £2000 in cash, you laptop, iPads and passports on the dashboard then lol

    It tickles me that when I tell people I always have, and always will use Aires, people queue up to tell me that I shouldn't

    Probably the same people that want me to sign a petition every five minutes for UK Aires lol
     
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  3. Zepp

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    Morning Jim

    We have just come from Spain 2 nights on Spanish Services and 1 night on a French rest area and not a bit of gas anywhere now in Belgium on a aire .

    It was blowing a gale in Spain thought the motorhome was going over

    Paul
     
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    Did you contact the :dm:
     
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    Daily Mail will be frothing at the mouth about Brexit this week, no time to report on imaginary iPads and cash stashes stolen by anaesthesiologists :)
     
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    Don't forget the missing suitcases, there are always missing suitcases........
     
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  7. Eeyore

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    Beware of the tyre slasher too. We had our new tyre totally written off when someone hammered a screwdriver into it at a motorway service station outside Bilbao as we stopped for coffee in December. Expensive start to a winter away.

    Very common said the police and recovery garage. No idea why as the tyre was flat on the rim within minutes and no way could we have got back on the motorway for them to flag us down and rob us.
     
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    As long as they never stole your sence of humour Jim, you got no worries. Have a good trip back. (y)
     
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    Probably the tyre replace garage drumming up business!
     
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    Surely they could report that you were NOT gassed because all those thieving Eastern European gangs have now moved to the UK and are living comfortably on benefits in six-bedroomed council houses........

    :)
     
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    A lucky escape there, Jim.
    Next time maybe!:)
     
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    You seem very confused Jim, you'll see things more clearly when the effects of the gas wear off :LOL:
     
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    Even Gaston le Gasseurfou needs the occasional day off Jim - he'll be back to terrorise us all, you'll see.
     
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    a strange smell permeated the air.

    Probably the remnants of that Jamon Hock you bought Jim.
     
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    A good meaty word if ever there was one.
    Thanks for the smiley sticker Jim.
    Sorry you had to leave it "slid in" all night, must have been exhausting for you !!
    Mitch. :LOL:
     
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    You lightweight Jim!

    We stopped in Calais last night!:)
     
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    Yes but your used to it , you work in Wisbech ! Haha
     
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    That sounds like the same motorway aire where I was abused by two pole dancers, Ghandi's right flip flop a bottle of Gin and a pair of leaderhosen Jim, best warn people mate
     
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    I almost bought a fanchise to put a stuff into tyres called superseal , at the demo,the guy put several screwdriver holes into the tyre and it lost no pressure ,they also showed a film of a i inch bolt being fired into a tractor tyre and then removed ,the tyre did not deflate , i plan to put the stuff
    into my MH tyres
     
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    It's no defence against a shredded tyre though, so a bit useless for blowouts!
     
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