Ikea, Overnight Parking Allowed

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  1. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Hi, was in their store at lakeside, West Thurrock in Essex, just by the Dartford bridge.
    Spoke to security and they allow you park overnight In their car park, at your own risk of course.
    May be helpful to someone :)
     
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  2. Chockswahay

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    Yeah, to the guy who wants to break in...... haha :rolleyes:

    (sorry, could not resist;))
     
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    Do you have to build your own parking bay?
     
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    I wouldn't park our van anywhere near that area to be honest. Even during the day.
    Nice of Ikea though.
     
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    We went up there in the MH, got there early and parked well away from the store, out of the way. Went in and did our shopping and when we came out there were 4 other MHs parked around us, looked like a rally :LOL:
     
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    Ikea are probably working on a flat pack interior to convert a Volvo estate to a camper van as we speak!
     
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    Oh nooo..this is bad news......my other half will have us camping there day after day....lol
     
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    When I asked if I was okay parked where I was over two spaces they were more than happy and suggested I left it there (Edinburgh) whilst I did all my other shopping. They also said I was welcome to leave it overnight, at my own risk, if I had something to eat or drink in store. As I have a family card I get free drinks anyway :) Result.
     
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    I wonder who will be the first to organise an Ikea Fun Meet .. :eek:

    could be worse I suppose and be at a Lidl store.. :LOL:
     
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    Wonder if there is a Lidl or Aldi next door to IKEA anywhere? Now that WOULD be a plan!
     
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    According to IKEA's website they'll soon be adding MH service points to their car parks, labelled as follows:

    GLUGG = water
    KLAGG = grey water
    KRAPP = chemical WC disposal

    That's on the direct orders of IKEA's Motorhoming CEO Billy Bukshelf.
     
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    Surely the service point will be called 'BJORN' (de service).
     
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    At least lidl do really nice coussants......meat balls for breakfast? No thanks:)
     
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    Already did the Lidl one recently with a couple of other funsters........;)
     
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    We have a friend who lives in Grays closeby. He tells me the crime rate around there is horrendous, so best of luck.
    Phil
     
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    @BreweryDave would probably confirm that. Our old offices were in Purfleet close by the garrison estate. Got burgled about once every three weeks on average. Only once was a professional job
     
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