Which books??

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  1. K8inspain

    K8inspain Read Only Funster

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    Hi
    As total beginners to this lark, I have been looking on Vicarious Books website as I would like to buy a comprehensive "how to" guide. As there appears to be various options, and keeping in mind weight and storage issues if we take said guide with us, can anyone recommend which books are invaluable?? We are also considering a trip thro France into Spain, maybe Portugal too if we can. Are the Aires books and good maps/ sat nav enough or are others recommended? We have already joined the CCC if that makes any difference!
    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Jim

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    This is the best handbook by far and I don't think you'll find it cheaper

    The Motorcaravan Handbook | Motorhome Books

    As for the English language Aires books they are OK but when a French address is translated into English it exactly the same:BigGrin: French satnav coordinates are the same too:Smile: The official Aires books are not only cheaper they are much more comprehensive, most of the facilities are picture icons so you really don't need an inferior translation.

    You can buy the official guides almost everywhere, including Vicarious
     
  3. madbluemad

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    Its not always a book that will give you the answers to the questions you want/need to know.

    Its all about getting out and experiencing things first hand, make mistakes and learn from them. The best ways are normally the ways that you have learned through your own experiences.

    For travel abroad a map and a campsite guide is fundemental. Research the country that you are travelling to and at least know the law and your fist destination. After that follow your nose.

    Read all of the posts on this forum. The info on here comes from experienced people who have been and done it.

    Dont worry about it

    Happy Days

    Jim
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    The pair of European CC club guides are very good. Like small telephone directories. Priced to make you join them.

    ACSI good - get off peak discounts worth having. The DVD planner is good value for the money if you take a laptop.
     
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    hi, i say decide where you want to go .get an atlas of europe and go. books of aires are available in any good book shop ,newsagent or supermarket in france. for a few euro,s. local maps can be purchased as necc. tourist offices give town maps sometimes area maps. practice makes perfect. the more you do it the better easier it becomes. i never use campsites in europe if i can help it. or any where else if i dont have to. honestly pack your van hit the road ,it falls into place as you go. read as much as you can on old threads on this site it covers just about every thing .ask as many questions as you want answers to. every body does it different . have fun life is too short. cheers alan.
     
  6. johnsandywhite

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    :Cool: Let me see now? Books for Motorhomers? In NO particular order:-

    Wilbur Smith
    Alistair Maclean
    Dean Koontz
    David Morrel
    Douglas Reeman
    Jeffrey Archer
    John Le Carre
    Stephen King
    Tess Gerritsen
    Ian Rankin
    Chris Ryan
    Sven Hassel
    John Connolly
    Michael Connelly
    John Higgins
    James Patterson
    Peter Stroud
    Stephen White
    etc, etc, etc.
    Too many to list. BUT ALL essentail reading to while away the hours while sunbathing and awaiting other distractions. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. geoff1947

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    don't forget the Rough Guides for the countries you are visiting
     
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