As it was just for one night then the fill and empty of tanks wasn't a problem for us. We were home the day we left and emptied the tanks as normal at home. If we had needed to fill and empty we would have used a watering can for filling and a bucket for emptying at a place where this was possible. If desperate for drinking water you can always buy a 5 litre bottle at Tesco.Hi Steve
I was wondering, how do users manage with emptying and filling tanks?
I understand that hosts don't provide this?
Also is it possible to pay the host for elec ?
Only stopped at the one and the "pressure" consisted of "Sorry but if you were wanting a meal there isn't a free table tonight, we get very booked up." when we phoned to ask if there was space for the van. We had a drink in the bar and were made very welcome, the food smelled so good we did have a bar meal but there was no pressure. Some stops do have water and some have toilets (we used the bar loos before retiring) but as the van is self-contained it doesn't matter to us.I agree, but is it not a bit like France Passion? You end up either feeling obliged to buy something or maybe get slightly pressurisd to buy something.
The theory is good but let's face it, there's 'owt fer nowt' and commerce is the driving force behind the scheme.
So after spending a few quid you still have to solve the problem of water and toilet etc.
As with nearly every other question on here, the correct answer is 'It all depends....'I have not used Britstops but would it not be cheaper and more convenient to use CL's ?
They all have water and waste and are surely cheaper than a meal and a few drinks.
Don't shoot me
Could I please ask that before anyone uses a public loo for cassette emptying they ensure that it will not cause any problems. There have been various forum posts in the past highlighting how chemicals might upset some systems. Also, for the parking web site I have written to all water companies asking about daytime parking for motorhomes at their leisure sites. I recently received a reply from one containing the following:Only stopped at the one and the "pressure" consisted of "Sorry but if you were wanting a meal there isn't a free table tonight, we get very booked up." when we phoned to ask if there was space for the van. We had a drink in the bar and were made very welcome, the food smelled so good we did have a bar meal but there was no pressure. Some stops do have water and some have toilets (we used the bar loos before retiring) but as the van is self-contained it doesn't matter to us.
Generally you can empty a cassette in a public loo if you are discrete and make sure you leave it at least as clean as you found it. There is also nearly always water available but you might have to search for it (under the sinks for example) as the cleaners need to fill a bucket. If worst comes to worst you can always....... ask! Most people will let you fill a watering can and / or kettle if you ask very nicely.
It's sort of wild camping with permission!
Like it or not, if people upset owners of loos available for public use by emptying cassettes then the likely outcome is the banning of motorhome parking anywhere near them.Our teams tell me that sadly we have experienced issues with larger vans using toilet blocks on car parks to empty sanitary tanks as well as problems with litter. If we advertised our car parks more clearly, this activity could possibly increase. There would be an associated cost with managing this activity too. Ultimately, whilst we do what we can to encourage recreational use of our site, this isn’t our prime aim and we are not set up for it.