[Req] Motorhome Parking Experiences at European Airports

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  1. FrCrilly

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    [Query In Short: If you have experience of successfully parking and leaving unattended a motorhome at a Ryanair Airport on the continent, I would appreciate details]

    Hi All,

    I’m presently researching to buy a motorhome, with a particular emphasis on using it on the Continent. Being based in Ireland, I see the ferry and drive both back and forth to be quite a burden on a short holiday timeframe. (eg 4 days travelling for a 2 week holiday).

    To minimise this burden, I am researching the prospect of buying the motorhome with a partner with the intention that we swap the motorhome at an airport on the Continent. For example, I could take the motorhome and ferry out, tour towards a distant airport, my partner will fly to that airport, my partner will take over the motorhome, I will fly home (on same plane after a turnaround), my partner will then tour heading back towards the ferry and then ferry home.

    To effectively pull this off, I need to be confident that I can park a motorhome at a lot of airports on the Continent. For maximum cost efficiency, I have decided that this approach will be based around cheap Ryanair (back end of nowhere) airports.

    I have taken the liberty of emailing all Ryanair Airports from Dublin to the UK/Continent asking if it is possible to park a motorhome (3 Mtrs High, 2.3 Mtrs Wide and 6 to 7 Mtrs Long) within their short term parking facilities for a period of approx 2 hrs. As expected, a lot have not responded. See below results.

    I now wish to ask the motorhome forum community if anyone out there has had experience of successfully (or unsuccessfully) parking a motorhome and leaving it unattended at any of the below airports. If yes, I would like to know details (eg where you had to go, what you had to do, who you had to ask).

    All pieces of information in relation to this matter will be greatly appreciated, no matter how small. (Also, if you request parking info on any of the below responses, feel free to ask)

    Thanks In Advance for all Responses.


    Belgium
    Brussels-Charleroi, Yes

    Croatia
    Zadar, "No Response"

    Czech Rep
    Prague , "No Response"

    Denmark
    Billund, "No Response"

    Finland
    Tampere , Yes

    France
    Biarritz, Yes
    Brest, Yes
    Carcassonne, Maybe
    Grenoble, "No Response"
    La Rochelle, "No Response"
    Marseille, Yes
    Nantes , "No Response"
    Nice , No
    Paris-Beauvais , Yes
    Rodez , "No Response"
    Tours , "No Response"

    Germany
    Berlin-Schönefeld , "No Response"
    Hahn , Yes
    Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden , Yes
    Lübeck , Yes
    Memmingen, Yes
    Weeze , Yes

    Hungary
    Budapest, "No Response"

    Italy
    Bologna, Yes
    Milan-Bergamo , "No Response"
    Pisa , "No Response"
    Rome-Ciampino , No
    Trapani , "No Response"
    Treviso , Yes

    Latvia
    Riga , "No Response"

    Lithuania
    Kaunas , Yes

    Netherlands
    Eindhoven , Yes

    Norway
    Oslo-Torp , Yes

    Poland
    Bydgoszcz, "No Response"
    Gdańsk , Maybe
    Katowice , "No Response"
    Kraków , "No Response"
    Łódź, "No Response"
    Poznań , "No Response"
    Rzeszow , "No Response"
    Szczecin , "No Response"
    Wroclaw , "No Response"

    Portugal
    Faro , "No Response"

    Slovakia
    Bratislava, "No Response"

    Spain
    Alicante, Yes
    Almeria , Yes
    Girona , No
    Madrid , "No Response"
    Malaga , "No Response"
    Murcia , Yes
    Reus , "No Response"
    Santander , "No Response"
    Seville , Yes
    Valencia , Maybe

    Sweden
    Stockholm-Skavsta , "No Response"

    UK
    Aberdeen, "No Response"
    Birmingham, Maybe
    Bournemouth , "No Response"
    Bristol, "No Response"
    East Midlands, Maybe
    Edinburgh, "No Response"
    Glasgow-Prestwick , "No Response"
    Leeds/Bradford , Yes
    Liverpool , "No Response"
    London-Gatwick , Yes
    London-Luton , Yes
    London-Stansted , "No Response"
    Manchester , "No Response"
    Newcastle , Yes
     
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  2. mondo

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    I think you may need to speak to your insurance company because as you say parking at the back of nowhere, some companies only allow so many days "abroad",in there cover if your motorhome is parked up in say Nantes and it's gone adrift when you get there ...how can you explain that to the insurance company when they ask when did it get stolen and you say I dunno I parked it up 5 weeks ago!!..don't think the assesor will be really happy
    They are gonna ask how are you going to secure it other than fitted items!etc............You may need a rethink on that mate!!
     
  3. Geo

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    I read aprox 2 Hrs
    where'd you get 5 weeks:Eeek:
     
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    My screen read 2 hours too...............Maybe Mondo is a plumber and 2 hours really means 5 weeks :thumb:

    Frcrilly, I parked mine at Faro airport in Portugal for 5 hours (not weeks) with no probs and usual parking fee.


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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: best all day
     
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    Sorry missed the 2 hours bit thought he meant to leave it in the airport just re-read it SOZ:Blush: still I don't think the insurance would be happy about it!!
    And no I'm not a plumber ...I actually WORKED for a living I am now a retired EX SOLDIER retired cos of me age the new boys couldn't keep up wiv me !!:Rofl1:
     
  7. FrCrilly

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    Thanks for all responses.

    Please see below updated list, based on a second round of emails and information from Motorhome forum users (marked with an *). Please note new information is always welcome, no matter how small or how far into the future.

    Thanks in advance for all future responses.

    Belgium
    Brussels-Charleroi, Yes

    Croatia
    Zadar, "No Response"

    Czech Rep
    Prague , Yes

    Denmark
    Billund, Yes

    Finland
    Tampere , Yes

    France
    Biarritz, Yes
    Brest, Yes
    Carcassonne, Maybe
    Grenoble, "No Response"
    La Rochelle, "No Response"
    Marseille, Yes
    Nantes , "No Response"
    Nice , No
    Paris-Beauvais , Yes
    Rodez , "No Response"
    Tours , "No Response"

    Germany
    Berlin-Schönefeld , Maybe*
    Hahn , Yes
    Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden , Yes
    Lübeck , Yes
    Memmingen, Yes
    Weeze , Yes

    Hungary
    Budapest, Yes

    Italy
    Bologna, Yes
    Milan-Bergamo , "No Response"
    Pisa , "No Response"
    Rome-Ciampino , No
    Trapani , "No Response"
    Treviso , Yes

    Latvia
    Riga , Yes

    Lithuania
    Kaunas , Yes

    Netherlands
    Eindhoven , Yes

    Norway
    Oslo-Torp , Yes

    Poland
    Bydgoszcz, "No Response"
    Gdańsk , Maybe
    Katowice , Yes
    Kraków , "No Response"
    Łódź, "No Response"
    Poznań , "No Response"
    Rzeszow , "No Response"
    Szczecin , "No Response"
    Wroclaw , Yes

    Portugal
    Faro , Yes*

    Slovakia
    Bratislava, "No Response"

    Spain
    Alicante, Yes
    Almeria , Yes
    Girona , No
    Madrid , "No Response"
    Malaga , "No Response"
    Murcia , Yes
    Reus , "No Response"
    Santander , Maybe
    Seville , Yes
    Valencia , Maybe

    Sweden
    Stockholm-Skavsta , "No Response"

    UK
    Aberdeen, Yes
    Birmingham, Maybe
    Bournemouth , "No Response"
    Bristol, Yes
    East Midlands, Maybe
    Edinburgh, Maybe
    Glasgow-Prestwick , "No Response"
    Leeds/Bradford , Yes
    Liverpool , "No Response"
    London-Gatwick , Yes*
    London-Luton , Yes
    London-Stansted , "No Response"
    Manchester , "No Response"
    Newcastle , Yes
     
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