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  1. AdgeRas

    AdgeRas Read Only Funster

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    We collect our new MH (Compass Avantgarde 200) on the 19th Oct. We are getting very excited, and having lots of things to still sort out. One question relates to 'sleeping':

    The MH we are getting has got the U shaped seating at the back and no permenant bed.
    "Do most MH'ers tend to use sleeping bags, or do you tend to make abed up every night with under sheets and a duvet?"

    The second question relates to parking when 'travelling through' towns.
    "When wishing to stop and simply 'see the sights', where do most MH'ers park?" I do have a Disabilty Blue Badge, so I know thats usable in Europe, but have only ever driven a car round Europe so far.

    Happy Travels

    Adge
     
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    hi Adge,

    we mostly use sleeping bags and use the two couches seperately....as singles....unless, well, ya know!!!!!:Wink:

    you will nearly always find somewhere to park in towns.

    barrierless carparks, park and rides and even on street parking but check any signs for weight/size restrictions.

    just ensure you fit within any marked bays or the chances are you'll get a ticket.

    around the edge is usually best as you can reverse the overhang over the verge/grass.
     
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    if travelling long term i find most leave the bed down and use sheets duvet.
    as for parking just park like you would a car. depends what time of year but i always find a place /carpark .could be 3or 4 of us it gets abit harder then. push bike small m,bike usefull to sight see. cheers alan.
     
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    We have a U shaped lounge, but the bench part is long enough for it to be used as singles. I bought sleeping bags and managed to use them once. Hated them. So bought some very light goose down ones from Tesco. Use a fleecy type blanket underneath. The sleeping bags weighed double the duvets.

    Parking can sometimes be a problem due to the size. But we tend to find some where. My main concern when ours was new was whether it would be there when I got back:Doh:. Needless to say it was.

    Park in a place that is easy to get out of, particularly in busy, tight spots be aware of your turning circle.

    regards

    Karen
     
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    hi, the date is getting closer and closer - good innit.

    sleeping - we use sleeping bags and also tempur foam type roll mattress topping - the beds are getting a little too hard at our age
    some people seem to go for duvets etc, and when we had an A class we did use a mattress topper and duvet and left the bed made up
    we have 'proper' mummy 4 season bags for emergency but just use light 2-3 season bags which will also zip up to form double if required. Quite often just sleep under rather than in them in summer
    everybody seems to have a slightly different solution and sleeping properly and comfortably in bags can take some getting used to

    parking - depends on the size of van, we also have blue badge, can usually find somewhere much easier in mainland europe than in the uk - often tend to go for P+R here

    don't forget to flash the badge at Peages on the French Autoroutes, it knocks you down at least one Class on most of them

    where are you off to first?????????????

    :Cool:


    PS - if 'making up a bed, strongly recommend you do so before you go to the pub
     
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    our u-shaped lounge is permanently made up as a bed using sheets and a duvet (also have a normal spring interior mattress over the cushions, can't be too comfortable can you), we lounge on it to watch TV or sit on it to eat; even though we also have a central dinette, making the bed up is a pain in the back. We park anyplace there is space, not fussy, and use the blue badge occasionally. Happy travels
     
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    We went down the sleeping bag route, but couldn't really get on with them.:Sad:
    We now use Raskelf mattress toppers with sheets and a duvet.:BigGrin:
     
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    We use king size sleeping bags:thumb: Memory foam topper takes out all the gaps and beading on the cushions, well comfy:Rofl1:
     
  9. AdgeRas

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    Well, we will have 3 or 4 nights away soon after getting the MH so as to get use to it, and thats probably Cornwall. But come December 18th, we are off to Europe, to France, through Belgium, Holland, Germany, into Denmark, and then come back again 2 weeks later.

    No doubt the bed making hint will be needed on the journey home as we will be hitting the beer and wine stores so as to bring our 'booty' back home with us. :Cool:

    Just to add, "We love MHF, everyone is so friendly and full of willingness to offer help and advice, and no one seems to judge when a daft question is asked"

    Keep smiling folks.

    Adge
     
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    We use a sleeping bag unzipped as a sheet and then a goose down dovuet in the winter or a sheet or lightweight dovuet in the summer if its hot. Takes seconds to make up.

    Dont worry about parking especially if you have a blue badge. One thing to consider is your exit. If you park in a super market car park for example make sure you have enough room to leave should you become surrounded by cars.
     
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    Sleeping?

    We have bunks and the over-cab double. So our beds are always ready for occupation.

    We sleep apart (I like having the space 'up top')

    I bought 2 single duvet covers per bed, sewed them together down one side. We lie on one and the other goes over the top. With a 4.5tog in one cover and a 10tog in the other we can swap them over depending on the temperature.

    AND they are so easy to shove in the washer. Even the quilts

    Paid about £20 per bed..... and a bit of work in the sewing.:thumb:
     
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    WE LEAVE OUR BENCH SEATS AND USE THEM AS SINGLES WITH A MATTRESS
    TOPPER, SHEETS ,AND QUILTS THEY ARE NOT AS RESTRICTIVE AS SLEEPING BAGS :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb: everbody is different thank goodness try it and make up your own mind
     
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    as i said in my other post we use doss bags.

    the advantage, unless you use those stupid triangular cacoon type, is the fact you dont have to zip them up.

    leave it open and sleep on one half while covering up with the other.....

    that way it doesnt end up on the floor during the night.

    could do the same with a double duvet but a doss bag rolls up much smaller for storage.
     
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