Solo Motorhoming in Spain this winter

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  1. Alshymer

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    Hi
    I find myself Motorhoming solo in Spain this winter, so if anyone would like to meet up for a beer, please let me know.
    I am currently just north of the Somport Tunnel, entering Spain in a few hours.
    I look forward to some responses.
    Have fun.
    Alshymer
     
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    Enjoy your travels.
     
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    Where are you staying ? Happy travels Rod
     
  4. Mikey RV

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    Happy travels, we are in Portugal at the moment for six weeks then we will be in Spain. You can buy me a beer if our paths cross no problem. Have a good trip.
     
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    Lots of the funsters down in Benidorm area on various campsites. Some singles.
    See the "benidorm snowbirds" in the groups section. They have a few meets and get togethers planned.
    Failing that, walk the sites and find the FUN stickers.. (y)

    Safe journey and enjoy your trip.
     
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  6. Alshymer

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    Hi
    Thanks for your responses.
    I generally wildcamp, having little need for sites.
    I do normally have a few days on Vilasol though to get a few days fix of Benidorm!!
    Happy travelling.
     
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  7. ianthebuilder

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    Hi alsh,,if all goes well im buying a mh next week,then by the end of week expect to be sorted,from mond 14th hopefully on ferry then france then spain for some sun,,it will be my first time abroad driving a mh so i will buy you a beer and then you can teach me the tricks of the trade as far as wild camping goes ! deal??? ian..
     
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    Ian my darling, you will really need to draw breath in between buying your van and setting off across Europe.

    I admire and understand your enthusiasm, (we are just the same) but as your trip in a long one you would be better off living in the van in the UK for a week or two to make sure everything is working as it should, e.g pumps, solar, batteries. Where as you can get just about everything repaired or replaced as you travel it will be harder to find suppliers, fitters etc and know where to go. The Funster network will help with as much as possible but generally it will be easier in the UK.

    I hope I haven't offended by saying this?
     
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    hahah you have cut me to the quick !! lol but there is something you should know about me,,,,im a f...g idiot and i dont care,,if i have to spend a day longer in this god forsaken place i will go criminally insane !! Look at it this way,,as is my way of thinking,,,i have no home..no dependants,,no xmas plans,,,no work,,,no pets,,,no life and finally no solicitors to chase... I am barely alive,,the only thing that gets me up in the morning is the thought of some sun and a new adventure... If i break down i will walk,,if the heating goes bang i will put a jumper on,, if the water packs up i will drink my wee,,,if i run out of diesel i will push,,,, and if the ferry sinks i will swim...so im coming ,,PUT THE KETTLE ON i will be there in 3 weeks !!!! OH and i will have WD40 and a roll of ductape !! what could possibly go wrong !!!1
     
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    Cracking attitude
     
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    Brilliant ... you're the man!!!
     
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    Anything could go wrong, but thats how you learn
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  14. jenny and mitch

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    Look forward to meeting you one day fella !!!
    I haven't heard "attitude" like that since I left the Forces..
    Let us know what type of van you get so we can spot you (( or don't, if you want to keep a low profile !!! ))
    Have a ball.. We will catch you up in January..
    We also do a fair bit of "of grid" camping..
    Are you getting some solar panels on top of your new van ?? That fairly desirable and helps keep the leasure batteries in a sensible state..
    Mitch.
     
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    hi mitch,,,and theres nothing low profile about me but my tyres !! I am looking next week at lots but the ones i like at the moment are 1 hymer s650 a class auto..solar satellite lots of bits,,,but on a 99 plate,,88,000 miles.3ltre diesel merc,,auto 2 pilote p6 pacific.. no sat,no solar but 04 plate 40,000 but 2.3 engine..3 burstner solano t605 no awning,no solar,no sat or ariel 03 plate 50,000 approx again smaller engine,, Now the hymer has no fixed bed but the weight it will take is amazing,,tools golf clubs etc,,, and the most important (to a degree) hymer bang on budget,,other 2 £2,000 more than i wanted to spend !! im undecided,,but at the moment the hymer has the edge !!
     
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    @Eve..another lovely solo funster in Spain now
     
  17. Alshymer

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    Hi Ian
    You never said you played golf as well!!! I think I may come out!!!
    Hope to see you. PM me if you find out how- I can't!!!
    Regards Alshymer
     
  18. ianthebuilder

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    pmd you alshymer did you not get it ?
     
  19. Eve

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    I am in the Andalucia region at the moment, lots of airs,advice you get a book from vicarious books in Folkstone,it does help !!!

    I am finding some beautiful stops, wild camping is something you learn as you go along.

    Depending on which way you are travelling down,and what you intend to do,it's worth,reading some of the blogs on here.
    This is taken from my pitch ,it's in a tennis academy ,
    Beer,€ 1.20. But have some cans as well,but think I might just drink them before you get here. Lol
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  20. ianthebuilder

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    good for you eve,, how much tennis are you managing to get in?? dont those cans get in the way when your tying to serve !!!
     
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