M20 J11 The most expensive stop over.

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  1. keith

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    Just seen this on another forum.

    For the wealthy amongst you ... a press release just received ...

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    We work on behalf of Stop24 Folkestone Services and have become aware that
    many caravan and motor homes owners have problems parking at motorway
    services. At Stop24 Folkestone services we have listened to these problems
    and changed our policy to reflect this.

    We provide parking for caravans and motor homes in designated areas. The
    first two hours are free and overnight parking from 18.00 – 09.30 costs £20
    or 30 Euros, :Eeek:
    we also offer a combined parking and food voucher for £28 or 35:Eeek:
    Euros. Overnight parking includes free use of our shower facilities.

    More details are available on our website www.stop24.co.uk. Please could
    you pass this information on to your members who may find this useful
    particularly as they set off for their summer holidays.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. Kind
    regards Angela

    Angela Coleman Director Ivista Ltd


    So that's the end of that one.
     
  2. philw111

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    What a rip-off this place is. If you want to park your car for more than two hours, you pay £5 PLUS a booking fee of 20p - but you don't pre-book, just pay for the parking at the time:Eeek:.

    It's unlikely we will be down that way in the near future but this is one service station I would definitely avoid.:thumbdown:
     
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    Maidstone services operated by Road Chef M20 J8 are more expensive

    note the spelling error :RollEyes:
     
  4. Diabalo

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    It's simple, Don't use it:thumb: Personally I pay more than that to stay at Black Horse farm for an ovenight and I only live 40 mins from the Chunnel . We all have choices:thumb:
     
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  5. GJH

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    It seems that the high charges for parking longer than two hours are based on two factors:
    1) some commercial drivers have no option but to stop so they can be charged what a MSA company can get away with
    2) MSA companies don't really want private vehicle drivers clogging up their car parks for longer than the two free hours which they are required to provide by their contracts, so levy a fee which puts people off.
     
  6. hilldweller

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    We've all been wondering "how much" for a long time, now we know.

    If you're tired, fed up, then it's only money.

    Plan B - Marine Parade.
     
  7. keith

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    Or closer to the Chunnel, The Black Horse, you will get a meal and stop overnight for around the same cost.
    A little more welcoming than Marine Parade, especially if a westerly gale is blowing.
     
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    Canterbyry park & ride.
    Used it in June.
    Clean, grey / black dump and fresh water.
    Designated area for Mhs.
    CCTV after PR closes.
    Pub with meals 2 mins walk.
    Quiet.
    £2.50 per night.
     
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  9. UKMotorhomes

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    The Stop24 website now quotes the same fees.

    I'm querying this with the owners of Stop24. They told me about 6 months ago that the fee for motorhomes and caravans was £5/night and confirmed in March this year that there had been no change.

    Andy
     
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    I've now had confirmation, from Henry Boot who own it, that Stop24 have indeed increased the overnight fee for caravans and motorhomes by 400% to £20

    Won't be stopping there then...

    Andy
     
  11. Terry

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    Nothing to do with services but I have just been on the phone to book a stay at Whitley bay CC site was full for the dates required :Doh: so our friend told us the Park resorts site has just converted some of the static bits for tourers :thumb:Rang them up and they have the required dates :thumb: £38 per night plus £3 for the dog total £41 :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
    Ann said it was rude of me to tell him to F------f :thumb::Angry::Rofl1:
    terry
     
  12. ShiftZZ

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    The most expensive, could be Norton Canes on the M6 Toll
    First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £18, or £20 to include a £10 food voucher.

    Remember you have to pay the toll fee to get to it..£10.60
     
  13. blamehofman

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    Handy stopover I'm using on the way down to Devon this weekend , charges 6 quid to park up in the big secure beer garden .... Nice pint too :thumb:

    http://www.thenewinnhotel.co.uk/
     
  14. Jaws

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    Damned shame about jnct 11..

    We used to stop there regularly and spent a fair bit in the shop(s) and fast food places..

    Still I am sure they will be able to live without the lolly of motorhomers !

    ( What is really daft is that we ( as in the few vans that were normally plotted up ) were always stuck right out the way at the end on the coach park..

    All in all greedy folk lose out yet again !
     
  15. darklord

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    Its true that they dont give a toss whether MH's park there or not. I was at Reading serviced last night and only just got in (HGV), many others are the same. On average, i pay £21.50 (just gone up) and get a £9 food voucher and a shower this is at MOTO sites, Clacket Lane charge £30 and we are told not to use them:Eeek:, unfortunatly, if our tachos say stop, we stop and the services owners know this.
    In our MH, we paid £16 going down to Devon, bu tits never wise to try to avoid it...EVERY vehcile parking is on camera, and if you dont pay, the registered keeper will get the bill...so they say:Blush:, I would,nt use an Mway service area again...ive got "hgv break laybys" as a POI onthe tomtom, so would use them instead,...or anywhere cheaper than services.
     
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