Wild Camping NOT

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  1. weejocky

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    What is it with some people? I've noticed the same couple camping (dossing) in a West Sussex car park for the last four days. There are load of empty sites in the area that charge really cheap rates at this time of year, there are even more CLs that need the patronage or they might disappear. But rather than pay these people park up in a car park, nicking parking slots for days on end, giving us all a bad name. They call themselves "Wild Campers" :Rofl1: Why Wild campers when they could use more fitting names like "Tight Wads" "Skin Flints" "Free Loaders" I'm alright jacks" "Tossers":Smile:
     
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    im a tosser:thumb:
     
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    Im all right Jocky :thumb:
     
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    I muxt be one also :Rofl1::Rofl1: but i rarely use carparks and never stay for 4 days in same spot apart from that i dont see anything wrong with wildcamping if done with respect for others and the surronding area.

    Gerry
     
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    a West Sussex car park.
    where is that?,i could add to my huge list of places to free camp:thumb:
     
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    Free Parking

    Another Tosser Here:cry:

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    hello tosser:Rofl1:
     
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    on a differant site from this one member always said

    take nothing but photos

    leave nothing but footprints


    and i rather agree with that statement i see many trucks overnighting kerb side
    if your willing to take the chance then i see nothing wrong

    just myself and mrs tofo prefer a campsite

    but hay ho each to their own​
     
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    Even wild campers should be sensible.

    Must be some place where they wanna stay 4 days.

    I have wild camped but not stayed 4 days anywhere yet but who knows.
     
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    It could be a simple matter of them visiting friends or distant relatives.
    If it was a car it would possibly be there a month and nobody would notice it.
    If it was a caravan,people would lock there sheds thinking it was travelers.
    Becouse its a motorhome...its freeloaders???:Doh:
     
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    No objection to wild camping in principle, but do object to people who park up with no consideration for others, those who leave mess everywhere, those who park up on sea fronts in front of peoples houses en mass, for up to 2weeks.

    These people then wonder why people complain, and council restrictions become enforced and stop others being able to just stop for a while.

    If only people would think before parking then a lot of the problems and complaints would not come about.

    As far as some wild campers are concerned they are their own worst enemies.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    A sensible post Dave .. :thumb:

    it's the same problem as dog poo.. no dog owner ever admits to not clearing it up .. but parks and public places say otherwise..

    and the result ? = Dogs banned
     
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    Not exactly 'wild' if you are in a nice, level, surfaced car park, is it. Maybe the term should be renamed Owtfornowt Camping? That would then be an accurate description for staying anywhere that costs nowt - rural or urban.
     
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    FreeParrking Benicassim/ Daimus/ Montroig Bahia/Clevelleys .Some pretty spots some not so pretty but all by the sea where we can walk the dogs easily.

    We usually have a month travelling down to southern spain France on the aires and a few places that we think are safe free parking then 4 months on sites and then a month travelling back, fhis year we're not so sure with the economic climate in Spain but we'l see in 2 weeks.:thumb:
     
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    Those pictures must have been taken in Tosser del Mar.........












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    Wow!

    I wonder what problems were caused by one couple parking a motorhome in a carpark for four days. I suspect that had there been any problems then they would have been asked to leave.

    I am an "off site" motorhomer and have been for well over twenty years. Never been asked to move ever.

    Also I have never heard any "ordinary" people having any views about us camper van folk at all. It seems to me that the only people complaining about "off site" parking are other motorhomers who choose to use sites.

    ...but then, I too get upset by things that really don't matter that much in the grand scheme of things...

    JJ the freeloading, skinflint tosser.
     
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    There were many people who would not fork out £12 because of "principals" ditto wild campers.

    Are they wrong ? Or is it just a narrow minded UK view ???
     
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    Nothing against wildcamping myself but I prefer sites especially the CL/CS's. Park up, have a drink no worries about maybe being moved on, or done for drunk in charge, or yobs. Well worth a fiver a night in my opinion. :thumb:
     
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    Nicking a parking slot for a whole for days eh,nealy as bad as living full time on a CL and working:RollEyes:
     
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