Phillips navigator camping and caravan atlas

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  1. poppys

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    Saw this in the Camping and Caravanning mag and wondered if anyone had any reviews of this?
     
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    Phillips Navigator Atlas are the best there is I use the truck version,there is an updated truck version coming out in the next month or so.
    They are rarely heavily discounted,they don't need to they are so good!
     
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    Cheapest I have seen is Here on eBay (cheaper than the C&CC member offer when postage is taken into account).

    We have the 2013 Truckers Atlas. May buy a copy of the new one after we get back from Peterborough. Good price on eBay Here.
     
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    I ordered one this week from the Ebay seller and it came within 2 days. It is huge by comparison to the usual road atlas (probably three times as thick as the usual AA one. With a scale of 1.5 miles to the inch, (3.5 for parts of Scotland) it is like having a full set of OS maps in book form. As it's produced for the C&CC, it only includes C&CC sites and CS's and Listed sites (over 3000 in total)- no CC sites or CL's. There are also over 100 town centre plans, 5000 camera locations and 8000 restricted bridges locations. It's a ring-binder atlas for ease of opening but pages seem rather thin but any thicker and the whole thing would weigh a ton.
     
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    Thanks for the replies,I will go ahead and order one now,I do like a good map.
     
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    Mine came today, very quick delivery from e-Bay seller, very pleased with it.


    Margaret
     
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    Many thanks mine came today well pleased good info again
     
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    I bought one of these recently. I not sure if i am being a bit thick, but apart from bridge heights it looks the same as any other map. It has a lot of detail, but i was dissappointed not to see more info on narrow lanes etc. There is meant to be a measure, but i looked at some routes that i knew were unsuitable for towing or a large vehicle and there was nothing on the map to indicate that. I had hoped to see an indication of single track roads. Is it a case of not straying onto any of minor roads just in case? I maybe reading it wrong, if so please tell me what i am doing wrong :Blush:
     
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    Any of the roads with a black check pattern is denoted as narrow, I am just back from Scotland and used a narrow road in Galloway with no problems, single track with passing places but perfectly doable, with a large A class,
    Page 246 B729 from knowehead to craigdarroch FYI:thumb:
     
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    Thought I would upload a picture to show narrow road as on the Philips atlas,

    Bugger it's wrong way up but I'm sure you will get the idea
     

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    Oh Bugger! Shame this didn't come up on here a few days ago, could have saved myself a few bob!

    I ordered from the C&CC but they apparently flew off the shelves and are now out of stock. They have another batch coming in soon with the option of pre-ordering. I've pre-ordered and expect delivery 3rd week in May. :cry:
     
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    thanks that makes it better. If there was a number say 8 1/2 by the road would that indicate steepness?
     
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    Why not cancel and order via the ebay link or I got mine from foyles for £14 ish.
     
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    Just ordered my 2014 edition from eBay. Good spot, gents!:thumb:
     
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    Me too :cry:
     
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    The black chevrons denote steepest and direction on the atlas
    The picture of kirkstone pass shows it quite clearly,
    But the road from the pass to Ambleside is unsuitable as it's only 6'6" wide but the main A592 is fine
     

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    Ordered mine via the Android at Peterborough on Saturday, thing is the keypad's so small I think I ordered 10 so there may be a few for sale on here soon. :RollEyes:
     
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    Just got back from Peterborough, had a look and the cheap ones on eBay are all sold out - I should never have told you lot about it :Laughing:
     
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    Blimey, I reckon I did order 10. :Eek!:
     
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