hello everyone. another newbie!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 2 dogs and me, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. 2 dogs and me

    2 dogs and me

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    devon
    Ratings:
    +0
    i love my van and the freedom it gives me and the canines. after a few trips to france i am trying to pluck up the courage to go to spain or portugal this winter. any advise?
     
  2. MrMotorhome

    MrMotorhome

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    640
    Ratings:
    +1,129
    Hello and welcome!

    Portsmouth (with dogs) - Bilboa - Salamanca (1 night) - Benidorm / Alicante area many sites allow dogs. Go for it!
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  3. Wildman

    Wildman

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Ratings:
    +8,647
    My advice if I were to advise you would be to join one of the proposed meets of other funsters, Don't use an A frame in Spain, and beware of gassing. Watch out for the new portuguese toll roads. Have a great trip and stay safe.
     
  4. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,860
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Ratings:
    +1,213
    welcome

    Welcome aboard:winky:
     
  5. Loujess

    Loujess

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,261
    Location:
    Leeds UK
    Ratings:
    +3,168
    fantastic. I'd definitely say join up with the funsters in Spain or Portugal. Just head south and go for it. The A75 south from Clermont Ferrand (wrongly spelt I'm sure) is a lovely road, toll free, and takes you down towards Spain. ::bigsmile:

    Ivy
     
  6. Hollyberry

    Hollyberry Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    4,238
    Location:
    Paignton, Devon.
    Ratings:
    +22,873
    Welcome to Fun :welcome:
    I'm also motorhoming with 2 dogs (and 2 cats) and so far they all seem to be having a great time!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. capinpugwash

    capinpugwash Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    516
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Ratings:
    +632
    You will naturally feel apprehensive about going further in your motorhome, as the fear of the unknown is very strong.

    You say you have been to France, so Spain and Portugal are only one "small" drive away. You also have the option to return if you feel uncomfortable. There are a lot of threads on the forums about going to Spain/Portugal, so a bit of research should address most of your concerns.

    Roads in Spain are very good and driving is easy once you get used to the local ways. If you do go somewhere that other funsters are you can be sure of a warm welcome. Do not worry about being a solo traveller amongst the funsters, and plenty of them have dogs with them so loads of advice is available.

    I feel sure that after a short time you will get into the way of life on a longer term site and wonder why you ever worried.
     
  8. dylan

    dylan

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,162
    Location:
    sw wales
    Ratings:
    +569
    :welcome: Go for it and have FUN :thumb:
     
Loading...

Share This Page