Motorhome service points

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  1. timdownieuk

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    Just back from a weekend away "wild camping" at Glenelg, and jolly lovely it was too. Anyway, after too much eating, drinking and um, elimination, the loo was filing fast and we got to wondering if there's a good list/website/app of motorhome service points in the country.

    It would be nice if membership of one of the camping clubs would entitle one to free waste disposal at any of their sites but alas, that doesn't seem to be the case.

    Is there an up to date list anywhere?

    Tim
     
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    we have found that all the Calmac ferry terminals we have used have an option to dump there, even if not travelling

    out of interest what did you do with yours?
     
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    Chucked it down my mum's loo when we got back to Glasgow. :Laughing:

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    loo

    We use to have the same problem ,but we got a spear cassette toilet just in case the cassette in use got full and we change it for the spear one till a place were could empty it properly .:BigGrin:
     
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    Good idea but a bit pricy! Where did you get your spare cassette?

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    We got from a company from EBAY for £89 and it came with a toilet seat and lid and two cleaning fluids bran new in a box sealed (sorry can,t remember the company name
     
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    Ah yes, seen those kits. The Aberdonian in me is looking for a cheaper option. :BigGrin: May start visiting breakers yards.
     
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    I didn't know that. I knew there was one at the Leverburgh terminal on Harris but thought it was a one off. Great info - thanks.
     
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    Should have thanked you for this tip. Could be very handy. Cheers!

    Tim
     
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    nothing is free Tim.. not even disposing of waste.. someone has to pay ..

    why not join one of the clubs .. ?

    basic CLs are reasonably cheap.. around £7 .. maybe less. You can also fill up with fresh water and dump both grey & black waste..

    with a second cassette wou could last almost a week.. one night in six wouldn't break the bank.. and also help the local economy ..
     
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    You can also use the ones at C&CC (£7.10) - that includes using showers etc for 3 hours, don't think the CC do this yet, no doubt someone will correct me!

    Cheers
     
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    I saw this. £7 to empty your loo is, um, taking the p*ss if you ask me! :Laughing:

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    We are already members of the Caravan Club and I'm happy to pay a reasonable fee but the CC don't offer waste disposal as a service to passing members.

    Charging as much for emptying as a full night's stay seems daft to me. Bound to encourage unscrupulous types to illegally dump their cassette contents.

    Oh I'm not averse to helping the local economy but given that we all already pay our water companies for water and sewage (for facilities that we're not using at home whilst we're on our travels), it would seem not unreasonable for water companies/councils to provide facilities for tourers at a reasonable fee. Depends on what you consider "reasonable" I suppose.

    I think we'll probably go down the "second cassette" route.
     
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    I would rather pay the £7 than carry an extra cassette full of shit around:BigGrin:
     
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    I meant you could stay the night .. not just drive in and dump..

    so which statement is true .. ?

    a) I don't want to pay for dumping ...
    b) I'm not averse to helping local economy .. (ie using a CL for one night. )

    Also , it's not just water and sewage rates to pay for.. Service points cost money to build and maintain.. who do you want to pay for the building and upkeep,.. local councils? ie local people .. how would they benefit.. ?

    £7 to use services is on a par with many French aires, €12 - €15 is more common .. free ones are disappearing..
     
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    I don't know many French aires that charge you for dumping waste, be it grey or [STRIKE]brown[/STRIKE]black. The ones that do only charge €2 or so and for that you get 100+ litres of water to top up your fresh water tanks too. You don't need to stay overnight, many aires are still totally free to use, those that charge are rarely more than €5 a night unless you are using a busy coastal aire.
    Sad that the UK is in the minority when it comes to providing services for anybody not wishing to go shopping in their free time!
    Allan
     
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    you are absolutely correct.. scrub everything I said..

    all councils should provide service points free .. and sites shouldn't charge either
     
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    Someone has to pay for providing the facilities, if you don`t, who do you think should pay,? sorry think that is a poor attitude, no wonder motor homers have a bad name in this country, if you can afford ££££££ for a motor home you have to accept all that goes with it.
     
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    It certainly does have shades of "unexploded bomb" about it. :Laughing:
     
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    I don't mind paying a small fee but my point is that in the absence of facilities, a number of campers and caravanners WILL dump their waste in hedgerows & ditches. Of course no responsible camper would but the reality is that there are plenty of irresponsible ones too (as spotted at Glenelg at the weekend).

    Tim
     
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