Park4night question

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    I use this app a lot - it seems to have more free places to park than camper contact.
    However I can't understand why I can't add comments or corrections. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to join up.
    Sorry to be thick . Can anyone help?
    I want to add a correction where we were misled so someone else won't be.
     
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    You can do it via the website at www.park4night.com. Find the location you want and it's pretty self explanatory from there.

    As far as I can tell I can do it via the app as well although I haven't. Find a place on the map, tap on the pin so the description pops up, tap on the description to get to the main page for the location, scroll down a bit and you find "Leave a Comment" That's on the IOS app.

    On the website as soon as you click the options to correct or comment it asks you to log in or register. Not sure what happens on the app.
     
  3. Lenny HB

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    Think the guy that runs it is a Funster certainly posted on here.
    Found him @Frederic_park4night
     
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    I've not used Park4night but, having looked at the map for our local area, I'm not surprised that people might be misled. The 3 sites listed at Redcar/Marske are, as mentioned in this post regarding Camper Contact and Search for Sites, questionable and, at best, tolerated.
     
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    I find it hit & miss. Campercontact are a bit more discerning I think.
     
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    All web sites which rely on user input suffer (as I found myself) a common problem of verification. People send in details with the best intentions but they are sometimes based on out of date or incomplete knowledge.
    Having created an entry the site owner then has the responsibility to continually check that the information is still valid because changes happen all the time. That can take an enormous amount of time & effort and is the reason why I changed my own web site to link to the web sites of car park owners who (one hopes anyway) would keep their own information up to date.
     
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    I've found it shows more places than CamperContact but the additions are generally without services, literally just car parks - which we rarely use with our incontinent van.

    I think all these sites are useful in the planning stage but once on the road I use CamperContact almost exclusively now, plus the ACSI books when a campsite is needed.
     
  8. Jac Sprat

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    Thanks guys that's useful.
    Yes we use them for free spots and yes they are hit and miss. I'll try and post a comment then
     
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    I tried again and it says in French I have to have an account!
     
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  10. Frederic_park4night

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    Hi Jac and otthers,

    1) To use social actions like
    - add commentaries
    - add a places
    - propose modifications
    You need to have an account validated (it's free)

    2) Our database is veryfied by a moderator team and user's themselves.
    We have hundreds of modifications each days.
    However we can't be 100% accurate (like wikipedia indeed).

    3) In park4night you can find places for motorhome with services and designed to stay the night (campings, motorhome area...)
    You can also find places for the day with or without services (picnic area, daylight parking...).
    Indeed you have a large choice of places, thoses places are indicated by differents icons.
    Why ? because in motorhomes or vans we don't need all the time services or a place to stay also the night.

    More often when I use my van traveling in Europe, I park more often 2 times a day (to visit city's or museum, to eat in more wild area or use a nice picnic wood table, or take a walk)
    Launching the app seeing icons you can make your own choice.
    You can also filter places in settings (if you never go to picnic area for example).

    I hope those precision could be helpfull.

    If you have others questions, don't hesitate ;)

    Regards,

    Frédéric
     
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    Thank you, is it ever proposed to make maps/poi available off line?
     
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    Thank you Frederic
    Where exactly in the app does it allow you to open an acount?
     
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    There is different way, this one is simple (pictures from an Android Phone)
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    After Login click "Create My username" and folow steps.


    Regards,

    Frédéric
     
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    May I suggest that you check Scarborough/Sandsend/Robin Hoods Bay as camping overnight isn't allowed even though daytime parking is.
     
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    loaded the app onto my I-pad. looked on the map? Nothing? its just a map. dont matter where you look no indication of anything other than what is on (say) google earth.?

    What am I missing?

    Pete
     
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    Frederic what are you pressing to get from pic one to pic two? I am also on android
     
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    Pete you have to click the arrows refresh sign at the bottom and it will show the parking stops .
     
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    May I suggest that you check Scarborough/Sandsend/Robin Hoods Bay as camping overnight isn't allowed even though daytime parking is.
    I just did, they were an error for Sandsend with green motorhome icon.
    On our app "[P]" icons means camping comportements are not allowed (You can't use table outside etc...).

    Frederic what are you pressing to get from pic one to pic two? I am also on android

    There is icon with 3 strips on the top and left corner.

    If you don't have maybe you are running an old version of the app.
    In this case go to this link
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.tramb.park4night&hl=en
    If there is green button "[Update]" click to it, instead of there will be a green button "[Installed]"

    What am I missing?

    Jac gave the solution


    Regards,

    Frédéric
     
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    That may suit other countries, Frederic, but in the UK habitation of a vehicle (even without anything outside) is camping, not parking, and that is banned in all of those locations. Even parking a motorhome is banned between 11pm and 7am. You will find all the details on the North Yorkshire and Scarborough council web sites.

    By the way, I also noticed another location (Waggon Road, Ashton under Lyne) whilst browsing where Google Street View actually shows No Camping signs.
     
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