Long well longish drive to Devon

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  1. durhamahoy

    durhamahoy Funster

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    Hi,
    Have booked into a site in Devon for a weeks stay and was looking at doing it with a few pit stops from Durham.
    Has anyone ' snoozed' in their motorhomes at service stations during long journey's? Well heeding the advice tiredness kills..take a break. Without specifying the length of the break :)

    Thanks for any assistance, as it's a weekend most sites I have tried have stipulated a minimum of 2 nights stay.

    Steve
     
  2. Tkly

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    Most service stations on the motorways have a 2 hour time limit before charging high prices. So beware of where and how long you stay.
     
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    I use maps (remember them!) to find a couple of "escape routes" in advance for if I'm tired - just look for parallel A roads that will enable you to leave at one junction, find a layby for a snooze, and then rejoin the motorway further on.

    Phil
     
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  4. chaser

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    Not always too dear , and you get breakfast included but lay-bys where the lorrys park is my choice
     
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    Use Britstops.

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  6. John Laidler

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    Don't chance it on the motorway stops. They use cameras to record number plates arriving and leaving.

    But I would recommend taking the journey there as part of the trip, not something to be be got over with as quickly as possible. I returned from the north east of Scotland to Devon the other week and we took 3 nights over it, staying near Oban, Kendal and Ludlow, doing "only" 200 miles or so each day.

    We stayed at campsites but on refection CLs might have been better.
     
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  7. jockaneezer

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    We did this a couple of times whilst tugging, just hope you don't get a refrigerated wagon parking next to you, you WILL NOT sleep ! Find a nice CL instead.
     
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    travelling cross country from East to west there is a very large layby next to the river in Snake pass that we use.
     
  9. joner8888

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    Here`s one in Somerset , cheap and chearful!

    http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/Ca...West/Somerset/Bridgwater/ManorFarm.p6036.html
     
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