NEC Exhibition getting fresh water

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  1. CUJIMI

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    Hi,

    we've just returned from our first trip with our new motorhome and loved it. I have booked up for the NEC exhibition on Thursday night, but would like to stay overnight somewhere near on the Wednesday night. I was thinking about a service station as the camp sites have a minimum of two nights. My motorhome is on a secure site with no fresh water facilities. I just wondered what the best way would be of loading up with water before we go. Also do you have to contact the service station to get agreement to park up overnight or can you just park up?

    Thanks.
     
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    Have you thought about the CC campsite at the NEC, they have fresh water facilities and EHU.
     
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    when at the service station you phone the carpark company and pay via a credit card, cheaper to park in a layby and fill with water at a garage, lots cheaper also
     
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    Why not do a pub stopover... many will let you stay and better for everyone if you buy a meal in the pub and park for free.. Motorway services are not the best place to stay and you have to pay there are well...

    Here is one i found.. Just off the A42 north of Brum, so on route to the NEC..
    Storey Arms
    41 Main Street
    Osgathorpe Leics
    Loughborough
    Leicestershire
    LE12 9TA

    There is a nice pub close to me but it's not on your route.. More handy for anyone coming south on the M6.

    Wheatsheaf inn
    Wolverhampton Road
    Laney Green
    Cannock / Wolverhampton
    Staffordshire
    WV10 7LU
     
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    Thanks for all your suggestions, I like the one about the pub I never thought about that. It just shows me how much versatility the motorhome allows. I'll definitely be using one of those.

    Thanks to everyone again, I also love the camaraderie amongst motorhome owners it's great.
     
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    hi and welcome try the bowling green inn in bromsgrove the landlords name is paul hes a great guy free parking for 1 or 2 nights just buy a pint or a meal [lovely food as well ] he has an apple and pear orchard so grab as many as u like he dont mind as long as you ask.
     
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    Yes.... THANKS... MINE'S A PINT :thumb:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Wait till you have been on a few rallies....:Doh:
     
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    Bit out the way as he's coming from Gateshead, Newcastle.. !!

    BUT.... Useful for anyone coming up M5 route :thumb:
     
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    Thanks again for replies, I phoned the Storey Inn and will be parking there. Very nice lady on the 'phone. No food though but plenty of beer.:thumb:
     
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