Hi new member in Normandy

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  1. Normandie60

    Normandie60 Read Only Funster

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    Hi, I have just joined the site as it looks informative and friendly. Following taking early retirement, we (my wife, 2 dogs and a cat) have recently emigrated to Lower Normandy, France and have just bought our first 'camping car' as they call them over here (motor home to you and me) - its a 2002 Hymer Swing 625 which we pick up on Friday from Sud Loire Caravannes near Le Mans.
    Any advice or experience anyone has with this model would be much appreciated - it has done around 65k miles and cost around £12k (equiv), so we're hoping its a good buy (excellent exchange rate at the moment), fingers crossed!
    Also, if anyone has any recommendations for inexpensive sites/aires in the Orne/Manche/Mayenne areas, we'd love to know - planning a few days away somewhere to get to know the Hymer while the weather is still half decent. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, the best Motorhome forum on the net. (y)
     
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    Welcome, lots of nice Aires near you, I'll try and remember a few for you, but there are many books about that list all the Aires, you are going to need one to get the most out of your camping car. You are also starting at the best time of year, all the holidaymakers have gone back to work and there will be plenty of space in the Aires
    Have fun
     
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    Welcome, we are a bit further south than you in department 56500.Cannot help you with the Hymer but get the Aires book, also we look at the area we want to go and then google "campsites near .............."and always comes up trumps . Enjoy the great weather we have currently.
     
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    welcome to the fun a few members around you. There are so many aires you can generally just see one when you need to stop. Inland tend to be free, coastal ones charged for with exceptions both ways. All the aires books though not complete are a good start as is "Camperstop" all available from "vicarious books" don't forget to ask for your funsters discount.
     
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    Hi and Welcome to Fun from an ex ex-pat (Depts 31 and 24)
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    Hi Mr & Mrs Normandie and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Thanks everyone for your wonderful welcomes - much appreciated.
    Picking up the Hymer for the first time tomorrow, cant wait!
     
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    hi and welcome from the top of Scotland UK xxx
     
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    Hi from an ex maison secondaire owner near Falaise.
     
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    your about 30km south of me. have a great time in your new van!
     
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    Bonjour and welcome from us in Mayenne
     
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