Motorhomes in the majority ?

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  1. Geordies

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    Had to travel into the North Lakes area today for work. It was surprising how many more Motorhomes were on the roads compared to people pulling caravans. I'd say something like 4 MHs for every caravan. I always assumed there were less MHs about then caravans ?

    Could it be that MHers are more likely to be retired and hence are out and about more and caravaner's have to wait till the end of the working week ?
     
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    Probably right about retired owners. There are far more caravans than motorhomes in the UK.
     
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    I think because its bank holiday weekend those that are retired will be travelling in comfort today rather than with the hordes tomorrow who need to wait until the kids finish school or after work.
     
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    Another possible explanation is that motorhomes tend to move around more than caravans. When we've stayed on sites for any length of time, it's clear that there are many more caravans than motorhomes there, but the motorhomes are coming and going much more frequently.

    Steve
     
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    More MHs on the road because there's nowhere to park them in the unfriendly UK!
     
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    Plenty of camping sites so what's the issue ...
     
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    Apart from the 2250+ places in my POI set, supermarkets, on street &c &c :D
     
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    We use the savings of not paying ferry charges to fund stays at THSs at less than a tenner a night :D
     
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    Is QMJ on your POI list Mr Graham?

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    Can this be downloaded to an iPad? If so what suggestions as alternative to peazip?
     
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    I think that the caravaners are waiting for rush hour and then plan to start moving ... slowly ;)
     
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    UK only I'm afraid :D
     
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    I don't see why not, because it's a standard .zip file, but I don't know anything about iPad so can't comment on an unzipping program. It may have something built in like Android does - if I download the file to my phone the system asks if I wish to extract the contents automatically and puts the individual files in a folder when I say yes.
    You would also, of course, need to be using sat nav software which accepts one of the formats provided.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try on my phone instead as I have a sat nav software on this. I read your comment on large RVs but ours is on,y a small one at 29ft so am hoping we'll be OK on a number of your recommends
     
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    You may well struggle in most places at over 25 feet and (perhaps more so) over 3.5 tonnes. Even if you are OK lengthwise it might pay to check weight limits before parking as many car parks have an upper limit of 3.5 tonnes.
     
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    But how many of those have a service point with water and grey and black waste disposal like the aires I've used in France for the past fortnight and also tonight's Italian sosta?

    An old argument I know but the UK simply doesn't compare.
     
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    We see more MH earlier in the day especially abroad if like us they wish to arrive at the next destination early afternoon .
     
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    I know it doesn't but the statement was "nowhere to park in motorhome unfriendly UK" which is totally incorrect..Roy
     
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    Hardly any of them. They are car parks not caravan sites :)
    The clue is in the web site name, Motorhome Parking (y):)
     
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