Traveling alone

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  1. paulharrison

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    After the shepton mallet show I am having two months off and traveling around europe by myself, my wife as to work and is joining me when she can:Rofl1: as anybody got any tips or if you are a lone traveller are there any pit falls I need to be aware of I dont wild camp and enjoy motorsports
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    I often rally on my own.

    Only one downside is sometimes parking up singlehanded can be awkward.

    Go for it Paul:thumb:
     
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    Hi Paul

    Wife working, you travelling alone .......

    Top tip ...ENJOY :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Blimey....most married men only get to dream of doing this!

    Pit falls???? None worth while worrying about.

    I've been a single caravan/campervan owner the past eight years and to be honest the only 'problem' which used to bug me when driving abroad pre-satnav days, was navigation which had to be done by yourself. But then i hear lots of married guys grumbling that their wives can't read a map anyway! I used to prepare my route in large print (easy to read at a glance) and stick it on the dashboard.

    Now of course with SatNav you have a woman (or man if you choose) in a little box telling you which way to turn etc. All 'she' cost me was £90.....cheapest 'woman' i've ever had and at the end of the day you can even switch 'her' off!:Rofl1:
    Heavenly bliss!!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Travelling alone

    Hi

    In March and April, I found the German and Dutch motorhomers "looked after me". Often, if someone was cooking sausages etc on a BBQ for breakfast, I would hear a knock at the door etc.

    Also, when pitching, it was a very tight squeeze, but the nationnalities mentioned above were there in force to assist.

    I do not consider it a drawback having people being so friendly, but it might not be everyone's cup of tea.

    I like travelling on my tod - my choice of music etcm stop when I want, but equally, I am off to the Alsace Cristmas markets with my friend, and I am really looking forward to that.

    Do be very security aware though. You might be in the habit of leaving the motor unlocked whilst refuelling - as the motor is normally occupied. Lock it - whilst you are at the pumps, some scroat could be in there etc.

    I did find tolls tricky in the RHD Swift, but as you are LHD, even that is not a problem.

    Russell
     
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    I could cope easily as did it in the states and done rallies here.

    My only issue is being lonely to be honest over an extended time, maybe not?
     
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    You wouldn't be lonely knowing you you would get chatting to everyone on site !:BigGrin:
     
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    Well thats answered a lot of questions my first port of call will be the octoberfast in munich, and I will buy a good tom tom whats the best for campsites ?, as the one I have is a bit limited, paper plates and cups seem a good option I am very security minded being a locksmith and the tip about locking the RV at the pumps is a good one.
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    Paul,
    We were in Bavaria last year and met up with a couple who hadn't realised that the Oktoberfest had started on September 22nd, so they missed it. :Doh:

    This year it starts even earlier, on September 20th. Be sure you don't miss it like they did.:Eek!:

    And always remember that too much beer makes you drunk - and fat. :Rofl1:

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    John

    Thats right its always in sept, I think they do it to keep the brits away :Rofl1:I have been before and camp up near the airport and get the underground in

    Paul
     
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