RV'ing Abroad

gertiepurple

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Mar 2, 2008
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Hi,

We are thinking of going abroad next year with our RV - 33ft Fleetwood Coronado and would like to do southern france/northern spain. Can anyone advise as to how much it would cost on the ferry - any crossings but preferably portsmouth-bilbao and any campsite that takes RV.

Thanks
 

superk

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Aug 22, 2007
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Availability of campsites will depend on the time of year you will be going - many close mid September or end of September.

With an RV that size you will be limited as to which sites will accomodate you - although we managed France and Spain four years on the run spending around two months (Sept-mid Nov) in France and a further four in Spain overwintering. Doing it when we did mean't that many sites were near to empty and we could find a suitable pitch if they had been busy it would have been more difficult.

Northern coastal Spain is even more tricky (although I think Jim is there at the moment). We did find one site at Comillas that we got on. The weather can be much wetter in Northern Spain and when I saw a 4x4 struggling on the grass/mud pitch I decided 9-tonnes might be a sinking proposition but got off OK.

Going to inland Spain there are many attractive places.

If I may raise an indelicate subject - think about how you will empty your waste - French and Spanish campsites for the most part will not provide dump stations for black waste - more likely they have 'WC Chimiques' or large toilets. Often these are at the back of the toilet block and inaccessible for your RV. Hence, you will need some means of emptying the black tank - either a roll-a-long waste container (don't get one that's too big as they can be difficult to control when emptying) or a macerator and plenty of hose (we had 120-feet).

My book will give you an idea what to expect.

:Smile:
Keith
 
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You should have very few problems in the south of France but as Superk says,

the north coast of Spain is not good for RVs. He managed to find one more

site than we did. Elsewhere in Spain you shouldn't have too many problems

( although you will find some ! )

We always use the Caravan Club Europe book which has very rarely let us down

As for ferry prices.......ask a ferry company
 

Parcverger

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Aug 13, 2007
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We see your comment about a ferry to Spain, but if you are travelling to or from France we can give you a discount code for Brittany Ferries - PM us for this if you want it. And just a quick plug - we are open all year, with RV-size pitches, and all services on your pitch::bigsmile:::bigsmile:! See Welcome to Parcverger Limousin for details.

Wherever you go - enjoy your travelling - France is a beautiful country:thumb:.

Bob and Di
 

moandick

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You might not like the idea but if you go <here> you culd be pointed toward at least 80 French Sites and 20 or more Spanish Sites - all proven RV friendly!
 

Gonewiththewind

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Sep 13, 2007
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Hi,

We are thinking of going abroad next year with our RV - 33ft Fleetwood Coronado and would like to do southern france/northern spain. Can anyone advise as to how much it would cost on the ferry - any crossings but preferably portsmouth-bilbao and any campsite that takes RV.

Thanks
P & O quoted me £584 to Bilbao but with my trailer, i am only 28 ft. or £540 without the trailer.

Go forth and enjoy.

Don:thumb:
 
Oct 24, 2007
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Mo and Dick

Do you know that the site shown on your example page in the European Guide

shut down permanently 18 months ago !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

moandick

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That's why we use it as an example page. :thumb:

However, if you read the ARV magazine you would have seen that we published Jacinto's new site many months ago.
 
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Sorry Mo and Dick........ I was wrong.

I just get a bit miffed reading on here with ALL the links to

Buy my book

Join our club

Come to our campsite

Buy this

Buy that

Buy the other..................................................................

There are 3 posts above my second post on here with such links.

OK I know you all pay to advertise on here but it gets a bit much at times
 

moandick

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I hear what you say, Billy which is why I wrote it thus....

You might not like the idea but if you go <here>

We all have to make a living, one way or another, and as you say we all pay, in one way or another, to be on this forum.

But what the heck - just watched a boring episode of Emmerdale and have run out of red wine - now who else can we sort out............. :boxing:
 

Parcverger

Funster - Campsite Owner
Aug 13, 2007
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Yes, sorry if it upset you, Billy, but all we sought to do was to answer the question that started the thread.:Doh: And we didn't even mentiontion the discount.....:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Bob and Di
 
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Sorry to have hijacked the thread Gertie !

Here are a few sites we have visited in Northern Spain in a 35 foot rv with

no problems. Note that they are not on the coast.

Camping Navarette near Logrono La Rioja

Camping de Haro at Haro La Rioja

Camp Municipal Fuentes Blancas at Burgos



As for France................. you should really ask..............................

" WHICH CAMPSITES ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR A 33 FOOT RV............ "

as there are far more suitable ones than not. France is EASY in

an RV.

The only downside is that very many sites shut down for spring/autumn/winter

The sites above are in the Caravan Club book 1

Hope this helps
 
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