Oh dear, dear, dear...Very well written Jim. We love wild camping but aren't too tight to use a proper site or CL. I hope that your guide tempts a few more motorhomers to give it a go.
lovely looking spot john ,my idea of a peacefull corner with a view to die forGood article but curiously, when I click on the link, it says "Howdy Champers" in the top right. Weird.
This is my best wild spot to date, it's a listed aire so the purists might not accept it as true "wilding" but it has no facilities, just a rough space on the cliff top. Cabo Finisterre, Galicia.
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Please, please, please don't mind me.Seemed to me that I was giving a rousing endorsement of both wild camping & using sites?
No problem mate, tis forgotten already.Please, please, please don't mind me.
I am in a very strange mood these last few days...
Much, much too sensitive about things!
I constantly allow myself to get all hot and bothered when I think folk are claiming "off-site" motorhomers only do it because they don't want to spend money... and that the only place you can get rid of your black and grey water is at campsites...
Please forgive me...
Of course there is more than one valid use; a hammer can be used as a screwdriver too.. Being self sufficient, and carrying everything you need with you; not being dependent on a site makes the motorhome ideal for wild camping, of course not exclusively. There are some vans, thankfully few, that rely entirely on a site in as much as they have no gas and need an electric hook up. Most vans are made in a way to enable you to park up with anywhere and enjoy all aspects of the van without a site.An interesting article Jim but I'm sorry but I don't agree with your statement " Wildcamping it’s what motorhomes are for". That is one valid use but many people, and for a variety of reasons, never "Wildcamp" but enjoy the use of their motorhomes just as much.
Might I suggest you have a read of the guide... it might have answers to your concerns.OK I'm a complete newbie, but I'm thinking....what if some nutters turn up at the door? Has anyone WC had any grief of sorts, other than "you shouldn't be parked here" and do I need a big bat?? I'm thinking I would always be worried who was out there!! Or am I thinking of problems that don't really exist? Thanks
Apart from being gassed in your van. Have a search on Google for reports of people attacked in a motorhome. I never ever seen any reported events.Yes JJ you're right, I should have read the article first (I am that guy who reads the instructions AFTER I try assembling anything)!! Very informative, Thanks for the push!!
Do I still need a big bat?? lol
Stop flashing your headlights at them and they'll ignore youThe biggest problem I have encountered, that seems to be increasing, is that 'doggers' are taking over a lot of the safe places ... and they don't give a damn how uncomfortable they make you feel as they peer into your mh.