Aires in Europe - a question

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Elaine, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Elaine

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    I was thinking of buying the Camperstop booklet - guide to Aires etc. It seems a reasonable price. link here: http://www.camperstop.co.uk/

    One of the comments I noted in the "Rules" about staying at Aires is this:

    "Across all of Europe the local laws only permit 'Self Contained' motor caravans or campers to be parked responsibly and their users are permitted to cook and sleep inside. A self contained motorhome or camper needs to have a toilet, onboard water containers for both fresh and waste water, and you must be able to cook and sleep inside the vehicle".


    We have a Peugeot Boxer - the only thing that might be a problem for us is that we have separate fresh and waste water containers - apart from that, our campervan ticks all the boxes.

    For those of you who have used Aires in France, Germany, Austria and Italy, are there any problems using separate water containers?

    Thanks :Smile: Elaine
     
  2. Gunner29

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    In one word

    No
    I have used Aires all over Europe and always have a black container outside under the grey water discharge tap. As long as you don't put chairs and tables out and hang washing etc.:Eeek: respect the rules and you will not have any problems:thumb:
     
  3. Spacerunner

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    Aires are fairly relaxed places.

    You wont find jobworths running round trying to catch you out.
    Just watch what the locals do and follow suit.
    Nearly all the aires that I have visited you would be able to put your chairs out and have a BBQ. However common sense rules :thumb:
     
  4. Roryboys Dad

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    Why not spead out and enjoy the space of an Aire?

    This French MH owner did.

    All you can see - bikes, tent, BBQ, bottles, tables and chairs - and more stuff under the MH and round the other side.

    The Local Police saw him, he wouldn't clear up the mess - so they chucked him off the Aire.

    Common sense rules!
     

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    The only time I've seen Aire rules applied is in SW France when a vanload of crusties turn up. They get the stopover limit applied rigorously by the Police Municipale while everybody else stays as long as they like ;-)
     
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