Greetings from North Wales

Joe White

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Feb 15, 2018
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Hello all,

Motorhome newbie here and - therefore - new to the site. Greetings from what is currently a very windy North Wales and thanks very much indeed in advance for any advice offered.

Just finished a short three day MH hire which we (my wife and I) loved. We have put down a deposit on a new Elddis which we are looking forward to picking up at the end of April / start of May.

We had a towing caravan for few years and I also drove a school mini bus for a good while. I was pretty nervous at first with the hire MH but soon seemed to get more comfortable and relaxed with the driving.

I guess the one piece of advice folks might be able to help me with is about how you plan to visit a town / city and where you will park the MH up. We used a Park and Ride and a layby for the two places we visited - just don't know if that's always straightforward.

Also - how do you avoid getting "penned in" when you park up in a regular car park eg Tesco? It did occur to me when we got back to the Park and Ride that if others had parked next to us - we might have been a bit stuck (ie have to drive straight out before turning - not enough space to manage that manoeuvre.)

Cheers for now!

Joe
 

lorger

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Jul 11, 2008
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Hi Joe, and welcome to fun. How long is your new MH our current one is 6.4M and we manage fine, if you can get a car park with a grass verge you can normally reverse into the space with your overhang over the grass. If you do get penned which has never happened to us in 11 years if it does just stick the kettle on until their back.
 
Feb 21, 2016
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Hi Joe White,welcome to the Funsters forum.
I haven’t had the problem.........yet. I guess you just pick your space more carefully than with a car. As lorger suggests and on the end of a row may be good.

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Jun 13, 2017
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You do have to think a little defensivly when you park, ie...what's my escape route when this place is full etc
 

Janine

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Hello and welcome to the Fun!

I've only once misjudged my escape route and, as previously said, I put my feet up until the car in the next space moved. :)

Park in a space in front of the junction on a car park and you'll be fine - oh, and look out for those pesky height barriers
 
Feb 8, 2014
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Welcome to FUN and if possible I always try to reverse into a space and as others have said an end spot is favourite:D2 we are fortunate at only being 6 metres and not as wide as some.
 

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