We were due to arrive on the Thursday night after Mick finished work - I had already taken the day off to get everything loaded up and ready to rock and roll.
I phoned Manston before we left to find out what pitch we would be having (we would arrive after they had finished for the day). No problem this time of the year we were given the choice of several pitches.
We arrived safely and there were no problems with the journey - she towed beautifully and we cruised along quite happily at about 60 mpg.
Arriving at the site we chose a pitch that was well away from any other campers as we were 'test driving' the 5er. Point to remember in future - don't park quite so far away from water tap! We just about managed to stretch the two hoses but if it had been a busy summer site then there's no doubt we wouldn't have managed it.
Another point to remember is that it's not so easy to empty the waste as a cassette loo - so when in doubt of having anywhere to empty the waste then don't use it, use the site facilities instead....
Katie loved it until she locked herself in the bathroom! There has to be an easier way of opening the door from the outside... Must check that out.
The interior worked brilliantly except we found that the twin sink is better if you use a wooden chopping board to cover one of them as it gives you more working areas when you are cooking.
The awning was great, but must remember to park wherever possible on the side of the site where you are not in the shade.
I have to admit we did cause a bit of a stir and even the site manager & manageress came to have a better look. They were brilliant and we will return again. They did recommend that when we left we went out the entry one way section as the exit had rather a tight bend and we probably would not have got the 5er round it.
Must add that the fish & chips cooked freshly for us on the site in the little take away was lovely and very cheap.
Next stop will be France at Easter for a week - mind you it will be via the ferry and not Eurostar (which we used with the motorhome) as Eurostar certainly don't welcome 5er and their price seems crazy.
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