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  1. Neville

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    We are traveling to Budens in Portugal mid February. we are travelling from France through Spain.

    Can anyone recommend any stop over sites.

    Neville and Denise
     
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    Do you want sites/aires or free spots?

    Where are you crossing into Spain?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
    We are cross at San Sebastian following the E-80 onto the E-803 to Badajoz, E802 Portugal, E1.
    Some sites/aires

    Neville
     
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    If you haven't heard of it have a look at the CamperContact app. You can download it for Android and iOS and costs a few pounds.

    For example this is the map for southern Portugal, the black flags are aires, blue are campsites (which doesn't have many listed as it is really an aires resource).

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    It covers the whole of Europe. There are other apps but for me and quite a few others it is by far the easiest to use. You can also filter the results so it only shows, for example, those with high ratings.

    To find it search in the play store for "NKC" although the app is called All Motorhome Parkings.

    A typical entry looks like this:

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    Clicking on the buttons opens up specific pages describing facilities and the reviews etc. Not many of the reviews are in English but you can see the scores folk have given and from that get an idea of what it is like. It is very easy to upload your own reviews - and you should!
     
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    Thanks for the information will study it and plan my route. Motorhome Fun best ever.

    Neville
     
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    @DBK been looking for a suitable camping app for my Samsung Galaxy so downloaded the NKC one a couple of minutes ago. How do I know whether it's the paid version or not and what info do I need to log in and what are all the different 'campergids' that are available to download ?
    I'm a real numpty when it comes to this kind of technology and cos it's on my phone, I cant make the pictures any bigger to read the info on the 'campergids'
    TIA.
     
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    No idea what camper grids are I'm afraid.

    You should be able to register but I did it so long ago I've forgotten how it was done. However, if you have access to a PC try logging on to www.campercontact.com and registering there.

    From memory the free app only has about 10% of the sites. You could have a look at the map for southern Portugal and see if it looks like the one above.
     
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    The full version says "Full version" across the right hand top corner in a green box, if you press the info icon in the bottom right corner it takes you to the settings page where the second option down is "Buy full version" hope that helps.
     
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    Do you have to pay each year for this? If so will it last for one year from when I pay?
     
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    No, it's a one off as far as I know and it costs the equivalent of €5 I think.
     
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    it is per year ....
     
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    The reason I asked was that I paid about 2 years ago, but now seem not to have the full version any more! And does your year start when you pay, or a set date each year?
     
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    Are you referring to Camper Contact, as I downloaded it about 3 years ago when I tried to use it last year it wanted me to pay again.

    A very good free app is Promobil from the German magazine also lists dealers, it is very quick and easy to use, but you do need to be online.

    We are going down through France to Portugal mid Feb cross to Dieppe on 14th, we don't worry about stops in advance as we never know where we will end up on any one day, take it as it comes as long as we can find somewhere safe to park for the night which is very easy in France.
     
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    Just checked app and it says I can buy the complete version 2015 for £4.60. Does anybody know when the 2016 version comes out and if I buy it now I have access to the later version?
     
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    Lenny, yes I am referring to campercontact. Want to use something that does not need to be online. We are off South in a month or so's time, just not sure where South yet!
     
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    you can buy any time and it will last a full year. When new info is available you simply update free of charge :)

    Also as @Robert Clark said, if you note the camperstop ref no and go to the 'web' version you can enter the ref no there and then read the reviews in English :) :)
     
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    I'll show you my version on Thursday
    It's pretty much the only reference tool I use
     
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    Don't know if the latest version is any better, but the version I have is so slow off-line it is unusable, for off-line I rely on a 130,000 push pin set in Autoroute.
     
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    Go on, be a devil and splash out your £4.60! You can then give it a try yourself. :)
     
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    What do I know! How hum, another mortgage needed.
     
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