Going to the Algarve

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  1. Dave Alford

    Dave Alford

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    Hi... I've just my first Motorhome and will travel down to the Algarve in November 2016... Is there any advice anybody can offer? I'm sure there's plenty of experienced Motorhomers that have learnt by making mistakes eh? Any contributions gratefully received!!!!!
     
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    Don't forget the bottle opener and corkscrew !
     
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    Roads not very good take care but enjoy it
     
  4. Dave Alford

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    Thanks... How about internet connections and TV signals? Is there any kit that I should know about?
     
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    Check current motorway vignette requirements in Portugal. Not sure if they are now chasing up UK drivers who do not have one.
    Get ACSI camping card for discounted site fees.
     
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    Thanks for that... I'd had to look up what a 'motorway vignette requirement' was but by that I take it you're talking about the A22... I always used the N125 route in my car... No charges there!
     
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    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/forums/portugal.279/

    Have a read in the Portugal section.. I am sure you will find most info already there...
    If you join as a full member, £15 a year, you will have access to more of the forum and any questions you need to ask either before you go or while you are down there can be done..
    I've not been as yet..

    Safe trip.. and enjoy
     
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    Hi Dave and welcome

    A very broad question, and best to take a good look at the Portugal section first.

    Worth researching the toll road system, which is "interesting" in terms of payment.

    Also you will need to check out gas cylinder compatibility.

    Take brolly and ponchos. Hopefully not needed, but better to have and not use than to need and not have.

    As it sounds like you have driven out there already, then you'll know about the Portuguese driving standards. Generally I've found them quite accommodating to M/H drivers, but they're generally pretty suicidal

    If you're planning on any wild camping, best check the area beforehand, you'll miss "Festa" season, but when the Portuguese party then they usually do so at full volume and extremely late.

    Safe travels and good luck with the new M/H
     
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    Hi and Welcome.......(y)
     
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    Welcome.

    It makes me laugh reading on Fun that it often rains here in Portugal...

    Last year we had a drought and had no serious rain for month after month after month.

    The water in the lakes at Pego, Malcata and Arade was really low.

    I am now sitting in my small orchard, in Central Portugal, with both its wells bone dry.

    Jeeez how I would love some rain.

    Am thinking of getting out my old cricket whites... sticking three sticks into the ground and taking guard... in the old days that often brought rain.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Been dry over here near Caldas, plenty of fires, but it was a wet start to the summer around here and no mistake

    No cricket for the next couple of weeks, please, we're off exploring around your way
     
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    Nar stay at home your pounds worth nothing, sites and aires will be full of Foreigners. Bottle of beer will cost you 85cents upwards weather can be crap why any one would want to go I just dont know,
    see ya all in jan.
     
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