Commercial Benefits of Motorhome Towns - Campaign

JohnKeane replied on 14/08/2019 12:35

Posted on 14/08/2019 12:35

Throughout the continent towns and villages go out of their way to attract and provide facilities for Motorhome visitors, I'm sure they see the benefit of say 10 motorhomes staying overnight, typically 20 people, if only 50% eat out each night that is still 10 covers at £25 per head etc. soon mounts up over the year, not to mention use of local supermarkets, shops and museums etc.

In the UK we are seeing ever more restrictions imposed, height barriers, no over night parking etc. with only a few towns providing facilities. Negative publicity such as accused of littering the area, emptying waste tanks at the side of the road. I'm sure much of which is unjustfied and possibly down none motorhome visitors.

Having said that I agree with some residents concerns, if I lived on the coast at Lythm would I want to see a line of motorhomes blocking my view - almost certainly not.

My question is what is being done to counter this negative view and to encourage local authorities to provide parking and waste facilities.

Not the sort of campaign an individual can run but I would expect the Caravan & Motorhome club to take the lead on this - does it have a publicity officer working on this ?

What are other peoples views ?

Rufs replied on 18/08/2019 08:49

Posted on 18/08/2019 08:29 by cyberyacht

I thought the club did run MH courses.

6'6"? Is that MH's or Tesco delivery vans? You do seem very possessive of your patch at Hillhead.

Posted on 18/08/2019 08:49

well as i have stated previously, we have a beach house that backs onto the Tichfield road after the Nature reserve and this is where the width restriction is, and a couple of years ago a MH trying to reverse out of what was a tricky situation tried to reverse into our community, gateway, fortunately for us but unfortunate for the MH the gate is very sturdy and made a bit of a mess of the MH, but MH's still chance their arm, not as many now as the LC has clamped down on overnight parking in all our areas. But rear end protrusion is a problem and as you know the road in places is very narrow 

derekcyril replied on 18/08/2019 16:00

Posted on 17/08/2019 23:58 by Navigateur

The real purpose of the side step, or running board as it was originally called, was so that one's riding mechanic could get out and work on the engine while the vehicle was travelling.

Must dig out my pair of leather driving gauntlets - they reach up to my elbows.

Posted on 18/08/2019 16:00

yes  correct . my mistake ..were you the mechanic or driver ?

rayjsj replied on 18/08/2019 16:53

Posted on 18/08/2019 16:53

OP, I think trying to get British LA's to follow the Continents lead as regards Aires and Stellplatz is flogging a long dead horse....it isnt going to happen. They are cash strapped and cant even keep open public toilets where they are desperately needed...let alone Aire type facilities.

Day time parking is a different kettle of fish, increasing the size of SOME parking places only takes a pot of paint and the available space.

Motorhomes pay their road tax the same as a car (3500kg and under) so in ALL respects should be treated the same as a car, in terms of onstreet parking, causing an obstruction aside, the laws should be no different.Commercial vans and Motorhomes if the same size should be treated no differently when parking.

 

 

BoleroBoy replied on 18/08/2019 17:30

Posted on 18/08/2019 16:53 by rayjsj

OP, I think trying to get British LA's to follow the Continents lead as regards Aires and Stellplatz is flogging a long dead horse....it isnt going to happen. They are cash strapped and cant even keep open public toilets where they are desperately needed...let alone Aire type facilities.

Day time parking is a different kettle of fish, increasing the size of SOME parking places only takes a pot of paint and the available space.

Motorhomes pay their road tax the same as a car (3500kg and under) so in ALL respects should be treated the same as a car, in terms of onstreet parking, causing an obstruction aside, the laws should be no different.Commercial vans and Motorhomes if the same size should be treated no differently when parking.

 

 

Posted on 18/08/2019 17:30

Ray, agree that if the govt are to strat taxing vans (under 3500) as cars then the playing field has to be level...

equal provision based on equal (or significantly more) contribution.