Water Northern France in Feb

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    We will be coming out of the Tunnel about 15:30 France local time next Tuesday. Just going to find an Aire for the night before early start next morning. Not intending to go too far, just get a bit down the road, but won't have much water on board. Any Aire recommendations that will have water turned on between Calais and Rouen?
     
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    Calais beach Aire (free) and some great frites alongside.
     
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    Frankly,we travel full-and especially this time of year (y)
     
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  4. Dave and Ginny

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    It tips me over the max laden...unless the diet works a bit better between now and next week ;)
     
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    Calais aire. The man will come around and collect the money at about 9am so if you're away before that you won't be charged. I think the water is free anyway.
     
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    Some of the motorway stops (those with toilets) and fuel garages often have a tap if you get stuck. Aires can be hard to predict as I guess it could all depend on the weather.
    We always travel full so no issues for several days.
     
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    We've often traveled full, but I know it puts us over MGL even though I can't detect the slightest difference in performance with the additional 120kg's . I'm just extra cautious now as I'm sure our Wild Camping around Scotland with a full tank and too many cans brought about an early demise of my back tyres last year.
     
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    If you are struggling to find water most cemetery's will have a tap near the entrance gate either inside or out.
     
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    Does me too, but I won't travel without a full tank, also have a couple of 20Lt containers in the garage that I fill if I know we are going off grid.
    Fuel usage helps get the weight back down about 15kg per 100 miles.
     
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    Looks good Lenny, nice distance to end the day's travelling, large enough to have spaces, water and electric also. Thanks
     
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    I think you two (or at least one you) needs to stop worrying and get over here while the sun is still shining. We didn't stop untill Marboue after Rouen and didn't try the water but can't see why it would not be on as it was quite warm, certainly on at Nersac when we stopped there but that's South of Angouleme. Just stick a bit onboard and you will be fine. Where are you heading for other than around Oliva at Easter.
     
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    I think you are spot on! It's a week to go and I've run out of anything that needs doing and have too much time on my hands! My next post was going to be "should I get a second warning triangle as I only have the one!" o_O On the other hand, Ginny is quite chilled, as always :coolest: and want's to know why I keep going back and forward to the van :giggler:.

    Nothing planned after Easter...we want to go to Camping Javea again because we liked the site and the area last time. After that no idea but further south would be nice and maybe even on to Portugal. :smiley: That could all change though if my son and girlfriend decide to come out and join us for a few days!
     
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    So
    would never do that
     
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    We've been in Northern France in December quite frequently and have never had a problem with water being turned off on aires. Can't see February being any different.

    Have to say the aire at Neufchatel-en-Bray is great but quite expensive I think @ €12 - it's exactly the same price as the campsite it's attached to.

    Denise
     
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    We have two!!.
     
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    Cemetery's?:LOL:
     
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    No just not that respectful in my opinion .
     
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