Touring at Home vs Travelling in Abroad

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  1. BillyS

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    I wonder what percentage of M/hmers travel accross the Pond, or prefer Europe, instead of touring at home. I know there are many reasons why some people don't travel abroad, worried about driving on the other side of the road, afraid of the language barrier, Euro currency, Medical reasons, not used to the Continental style of Aires, Stellplätze, having relatives nearby, afraid of leaving the home unattended, etc. My wife and I do both, although we prefer the Continent, for several reasons, i.e. more freedom of choice, cost of Sites, Aires , Wine and Fuel Prices, less regulations, not being stuck on a Campsite some 20 miles from anywhere interesting, not having to pay Hotel Prices, to be parked up in a field, in the middle of nowhere, being able to park up when and where you want, ( within reason ) and not being told, " Oi, you can't park here, or the dreaded " No Motorhomes", or "No overnight Parking"
    I don't have a problem for paying at Aires or Camsites, it's just that I feel more at ease while travelling abroad. What are your preferences, and why ?
     
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  2. Chockswahay

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    Abroad! for all the reasons you have said (y)

    Oh, plus the wine, food, climate. blah blah blah (y)(y)(y)
     
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  3. Glandwr

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    Abroad, looked for and bought a LHD for exactly that.

    Dick
     
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  4. elamessa

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    Abroad cos we live here. :LOL:
     
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  5. Bacchus

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    Funny you should say that, when I bought my first MoHo, RHD was a "must", now "LHD" is a must.

    It's complicated - easier to drive an unfamiliar vehicle on familiar roads than the other way around - but I definitely feel "away" when I need a phrase book...
     
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  6. Bacchus

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    Surely it isn't "abroad" if it's home? (n)
     
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  7. jollyrodger

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    Definatly abroad for all the reasons you mentioned and have a LHD for that reason .
     
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  8. Chockswahay

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    You're all girls! ain't nuthin wrong with RHD :reel:
     
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  9. elamessa

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    Your right of course. But we still rather be travelling abroad than in the UK.
     
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  10. Keith777

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    Definitely abroad,did my first trip to France a month ago and can't wait for the next time !
     
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  11. vwalan

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    when you live in cornwall almost every where is abroad. mind its ok in wales and brittany and northern spain etc we all use a very similar language . its not english. ha ha .
    mind in cornwall and wales we do drive on the right side .
    the other side is the wrong side .
     
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  12. Wildman

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    err you mean at home don't you, unless you come to the UK or Africa for your hols, hee hee
     
  13. Keith777

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying touring UK but France is so much more motorhome friendly.
     
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  14. GeriatricWanderer

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    NO stopping here, NO overnight parking, NO camping, 2.2m height limit, NO motorhomes, Use 2 parking bays - buy 2 tickets, Pitches £28 per night - electric extra, NO overnight parking - again!

    NO CONTEST.
     
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  15. vwalan

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    then you know the answer move.
    its all about choices .
    if you dont like where you are etc move .
    doesnt matter if you fulltime or have a house .
    take control . make decisions / then either put up with your choice or move ,make another one .
    too many moan about where thety are their job etc but choose to stay in them .
    we live in a country that allows you to make choices .
    by the way might not be you in a personal way .
    you might be the few that make the right choice.
    but most dont.
     
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    We enjoyed and preferred being abroad so much we moved here.
    I suppose then from our point of view going abroad to some extent means going to the UK . . . . Hate it! (oh, apart from seeing our girls and the grandchildren)
     
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    Abroad for us, for all the reasons above.
     
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  18. DanielFord

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    We do both, we have a month long holiday in summer, sadly that's just gone and we are back home to the lovely UK weather. We tour around Europe in that one. The rest of the year we troll around the UK using britstops mainly, but also CL's etc.
     
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  19. Langtoftlad

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    New to the lifestyle, and the reason I got a MH was to explore this beautiful country (notwithstanding all the apparent hurdles we face)
    I've just spent 5days in Yorkshire, 400 miles, BritStopping all the way - and it was awesome.

    (No doubt I'll venture into Europe when I get bored of what the UK has to offer)
     
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  20. JJ

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    I prefer where it is warmer, more affordable and easier to park.

    JJ :cool:
     
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