Pet hates on aires. (or grumpy old man time)

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    It's grumpy old man time, so here goes.. the things that annoy me most on French aires ( could apply to any site)

    1. People who wash toilets, dishes, pots, BBQs, dogs, shoes etc etc at the water tap

    2. Park right next to you when the aire is almost empty

    3. Panel van's with slamming side doors..

    4. Arrive late at night and drive around looking for the best spot.

    5. Smelly SOG toilets.

    6. Dogs running loose and or fouling next to your van, peeing up the wheel is the worst.. :Angry:


    Well, I guess that will do for the moment, I'm sure there are more..

    What are your's ???
     
  2. vicdicdoc

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    Exactly the same . . [except I've got a SOG :Blush:
     
  3. scotjimland

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    Hi Vic
    As I recall yours is a home built SOG and I'm sure it's not smelly :Wink:
     
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    I think that we are pretty laid back, you know" live and let live" and all that, BUT we do like our own space.
    We came back to the 5th wheel one day (it is parked in a big field , a cl site) and a folding trailer thing was LESS THAN 4ft away from our front door!!!! with acres of room to choose from.
    We got fed up with people parking in "our space" so we moved, guess what, they followed us!!!!
    Moan over for now!!!
    Nigel
     
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    I agree with your moans but if you compare them to what we get in England them I ain't got any moans.
     
  6. yodeli

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    hello scotjimland!....i'm french....:Confused:....lol !!but i do feel just the same! I'm not a motorhome user but i decide to join this forum to propose to people travelling to Toulouse (south west) a parking place to have a quiet and secure night. I will tell you more about my proposition if anyone wants to. Sorry for my poor english, hope to read you soon.
     
  7. staging lady

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    Hello Yodeli salut Yodeli,
    We are going to visit friends in Auch and Mielan, so we would be interested in your parking place. A bientot.
    Lucille
     
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    How about a Lithuanian refrigerated truck pulling up along side at 4am and the fridge unit roaring away less than 6 feet away and level with our bedroom when there was acres of room on the Aires! :Angry: :Angry:

    This happened to us last year after catching the 1 am Sea France Ferry from Dover to Calais:Angry:

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    Regards Pat
     
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    Well sorry but you better hope that I don't park next to you then.

    I always park close by it helps keep the van warmer.

    Im never on time and always arrive late and take at least 4 tours around the aire to ensure that the best parking spot is acceptable.

    I do have a smelly sog toilet and it might smell outside but I can assure that it's done a fantastic job in getting rid of the smells from inside.

    Don't have Dogs, but hey who needs dogs to pee up the side of your van when you have KIDS.

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    In all seriousness though, other than the dogs I dont have aproblem with the rest but would add this.

    You arrive at an aire where space is a premium. You then find either a) Inconsiderately parked vans
    b) someone who thinks they are on a campsite, with BBQ, HEaters, Awning, Deckchairs, and anything else that can take a couple of spaces out. :Angry:
     
  10. Kon tiki

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    Hi Yodeli,
    Would also be interested in somewhere close to Toulouse, up to now we have used the aire at Vernerque & Auterive. The 2 last times we went through there we had problems which meant we had to find somewhere to stop for a couple of nights so we didn't get much time to visit the city. When I was working I had to go to Toulouse a few times but I never saw anything except the airport or the Airbus factory.:cry:
     
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    Hi Yodeli,
    Would also be interested in somewhere close to Toulouse, up to now we have used the aire at Vernerque & Auterive. The 2 last times we went through there we had problems which meant we had to find somewhere to stop for a couple of nights so we didn't get much time to visit the city. When I was working I had to go to Toulouse a few times but I never saw anything except the airport or the Airbus factory.:cry:
     
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    Vans with marine toilets that dump them along with the grey water and don't wash down after themselves,
    in August we stayed on the aire at Honflur, there was human solids everywhere, and when you have kids who don't do as they are told and stay in the van, end result an hour spent washing van floor with disinfectant (glad we didn't have the carpets down) and shoes
    after this some parking to close is pure heaven
     
  13. Mitch

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    Grumpy Old Man Stuff

    Any site....................
    Leaving litter :Angry:
    Running a generator late into the night...........:Angry:
    "Washing up" left overs under the water taps..............mingin' :Angry:
    Loose dogs don't bother me, owners not cleaning up after them does...........:Angry:


    That said, the list of things I enjoy is waaaaayyy bigger :BigGrin:
     
  14. JockandRita

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    Hi all,

    One of my gripes is......ARV owners who run their genny at 23.00 hours to power their microwave because they are hungry.

    Sorry, but that's not quite cricket, old bean. :Wink:

    Jock.
     
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    There is one way of stopping people from parking next to you, and I know you have used it Jim..... have a gennie running! Even when invited to pitch up there they often decline.... As for dog's peeing up the wheels I am sure there is a way to get ones own back, could even work for the fouling. No SOG required! Jane and Bob:Rofl1:
     
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    Just American RV owners that bug you then :Angry:

    Guess the Eurovan owner running a generator at 11.00 pm will be ok :thumb:

    Seems a bit one sided wouldnt you say??:Blush::Blush:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  18. yodeli

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    Hello everybody,:Smile:
    Hello Ed and Lucille!
    Do you want me to answer to you in private or do you think i can do it in this forum? I don't understand all the words and rules but i thought i could open a new topic (= thread ?)to explain to most, how to get to my place and some other details, but down the page is written:"you may not post new threads,nor replies etc..." . So i didn't dare to. Everything might seem obvious for you all but it is not for me :Blush:!Is there a person on english forums who is suppossed to check the posts before being read by the members?If so, what do you call that person and is there a way to post her in private my very basic questions? Thank you for helping
     
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    If you want to contact someone from the site admin you can do it by clicking on HOME (at the top left) then on the left hand side under NAVIGATION there is a link to Contact Us, this will go to the site admin if you are having problems or have a query about the site.
    Don't know why you can't start a new thread, but regarding the information you are offering if it is something that you are happy to share with anybody who might read the site then you would post on the forum. If however you are giving information such as your address which you might be happy to give to people as long as you know who you are giving it to.
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  20. JJ

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    solution for problem (2)

    When I spot anyone planning to park right next to me on an nearly empty Aire I make use of my 200 watt per channel sound system playing through those BRILLIANT Bose speakers (plus woofer) and my fondness for heavy metal music. Currently recommend Metallica's Death Magnetic album! They always choose somewhere else on the place...

    JJ

    PS. sorry about my noisy sliding door on my self build Iveco.
     
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