Overnight parking and sleeping in Spain

Discussion in 'Spain' started by Jake Royd, Jan 11, 2019 at 10:51 AM.

  1. Jake Royd

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    I was reading another post on here , which i'm sorry I can't find again about the above.

    In it a funster was saying that in Spain it's legal to sleep in your motorhome anywhere as long as you are parked legally.
    Obviously the definition of legally or properly parked is open to interpretation.
    The post also explained that 'camping' ie. chairs out, side windows open etc. is not allowed and is policed in many areas.

    Would any funsters confirm this, please.

    I don't intend to do this and of course will be mainly heading for Aires and campsites but I wan't to know if we find ourselves in extremis etc.
     
  2. TeeMyob

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    A Spanish copper I know told me you are allowed 24 hours overnight anywhere.
     
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  6. Jake Royd

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    @vwalan. Yes that is very clear , thank you.
    @tonka , thank you for the link, very useful.
     
  7. TrebleH

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    We have been doing it over recent years without any problems, parked on beach, road's, car parks etc. I think the word camping is the key, don't expect to get your table and chairs out and set up as if you are on a site, don't park outside someones front door, show a little consideration for the locals and they are usually ok.
     
  8. nicholsong

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    What I am not sure about is whether one is breaching the rules if one carries chairs, or even wind breaks, from a MH from the road/CP to the beach, like many car owners do.

    I also do not understand why having one's side windows open on the first 'notch' and protruding less than the wing mirrors should be an offence.

    Geoff
     
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    It could be because wing mirrors do not count in vehicle measurements & why they have to fold in to within the widest part of the vehicle bodywork.
     
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    On an 'A' Class, which has same width all along its length, even with mirrors folded in they are wider than the bodywork, unlike 'C' Class.
     
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    Couldn’t fold our mirrors as suggested we have A class with coach type mirrors.(y)
     

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