You are logged in as a guest. 
  Home Forums Home  Search our Forums Search our Forums    Log in to the Forums Log in to the Forums  register Register on the Forums  

 Forums ->  Motorhomes -> Motorhome Matters
Jump to page : First 1 Last
Format:  Go
New restrictions for motorhomes
AuthorMessage
userDeffheads
Posted: 12 February 2019 2:54 PM
Subject: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Keeps coming back for more

Posts: 129
10025
Location: Storrington West Sussex and Europe- Dethleffs 7870


Just to let all you ' wild campers' know that the town of Calpe has introduced a ban on motorhomes parking in the street after 20.30. I fully respect this decision as most of you pay good money to own a motorhome but want to live like travellers, I know all you old timers are used to stopping anywhere, but Spain has had enough of all nationalities parking outside or in their towns lifting manhole covers and not contributing to the local economy.
userDon636
Posted: 12 February 2019 3:15 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
A posting machine

Posts: 383
100100100252525
Location: Darlington, 2014 Vantage Neo - 150 Comfortmatic


I would agree with this in any town anywhere. Motorhomers should not be allowed to camp out in streets and should go to a recognised motor home stop, be it an aire or a campsite. Just gives us all a bad name.
usersshortcircuit
Posted: 12 February 2019 4:02 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Epic contributor

Posts: 1996
1000500100100100100252525
Location: Kingdom of Fife Kontiki 660


I agree with your sentiments but "not contributing to the local economy.", what do they eat?
userflyboyprowler
Posted: 12 February 2019 4:10 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Has lots to offer

Posts: 469
1001001001002525
Location: West Sussex and Spain Niesmann Bischoff Flair 2018


Yes fully agree, we are just back from a trip to Estapona, and staying in sites. There were several motorhomes parked up, outside and coming in to use the facilities, via the on site restaurant!
userDeffheads
Posted: 12 February 2019 4:20 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Keeps coming back for more

Posts: 129
10025
Location: Storrington West Sussex and Europe- Dethleffs 7870


sshortcircuit - 2019-02-12 5:02 PM

I agree with your sentiments but "not contributing to the local economy.", what do they eat?


We have come across many street parkers who boast how little they have spent in Spain by filling their vans with UK products. Why? Everything is better value in Spain. Live like the locals not like Brits!!
userMuswell
Posted: 12 February 2019 7:15 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Epic contributor

Posts: 1023
1000
Location: North London


sshortcircuit - 2019-02-12 4:02 PM

I agree with your sentiments but "not contributing to the local economy.", what do they eat?


They would contribute more if they stayed in a campsite because they would help provide employment.
usergoldi
Posted: 12 February 2019 8:12 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
A posting machine

Posts: 366
1001001002525
Location: west yorkshire globecar family scout l


Good evening,

Mrs Goldi and I always stay on campsites or aires type places because it is so much better.
userDJP
Posted: 12 February 2019 8:29 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Gets involved

Posts: 209
100100


I feel sorry for the couple who travel down to Calpe in their motorhome and stay in a hotel for their holiday and have for the last 10 years parked the van outside the hotel on the road. They are no longer permitted to do that, even though they do not live or sleep in it. It is the end of their annual stay in Calpe. Obviously they will not pay site fees and hotel fees to comply with this new law. Some you win, some you lose.Sadly for this couple they are heavy losers
userMatrix Meanderer
Posted: 12 February 2019 8:29 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Has lots to offer

Posts: 438
10010010010025
Location: Adria Coral Plus 670 SLT, Bury St Edmunds


Good for Calpe.

I will never understand the cheapskate culture of wild campers, its definitely not for us. Aires yes - wild camping no.

Lets hope that more Spanish and Portuguese resort areas bring in similar regulations and bring an end to the insanitary, unsightly freeloading.
userDeffheads
Posted: 13 February 2019 8:09 AM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Keeps coming back for more

Posts: 129
10025
Location: Storrington West Sussex and Europe- Dethleffs 7870


DJP - 2019-02-12 9:29 PM

I feel sorry for the couple who travel down to Calpe in their motorhome and stay in a hotel for their holiday and have for the last 10 years parked the van outside the hotel on the road. They are no longer permitted to do that, even though they do not live or sleep in it. It is the end of their annual stay in Calpe. Obviously they will not pay site fees and hotel fees to comply with this new law. Some you win, some you lose.Sadly for this couple they are heavy losers


Motorhome storage in Spain is good value at 50 euros a month, I for one do not feel sorry for this couple as they may decide to park outside a residential property and upset the locals even more.
userMatrix Meanderer
Posted: 13 February 2019 11:07 AM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Has lots to offer

Posts: 438
10010010010025
Location: Adria Coral Plus 670 SLT, Bury St Edmunds


Deffheads - 2019-02-13 8:09 AM

DJP - 2019-02-12 9:29 PM

I feel sorry for the couple who travel down to Calpe in their motorhome and stay in a hotel for their holiday and have for the last 10 years parked the van outside the hotel on the road. They are no longer permitted to do that, even though they do not live or sleep in it. It is the end of their annual stay in Calpe. Obviously they will not pay site fees and hotel fees to comply with this new law. Some you win, some you lose.Sadly for this couple they are heavy losers


Motorhome storage in Spain is good value at 50 euros a month, I for one do not feel sorry for this couple as they may decide to park outside a residential property and upset the locals even more.


I agree and if they want to continue holidaying in Calpe (which we like very much) then they should be able to find cheap winter flights at not much more than the cost of driving a MH from the UK.
userdavid lloyd
Posted: 13 February 2019 12:05 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 


Epic contributor

Posts: 1852
10005001001001002525
Location: Guisborough Cleveland - 2013 Autosleeper Worcester


I think it's a very good thing (have witnessed it first hand a couple of years ago when it was really bad) but is only possible now that the new sites have been completed. Pitch availability is getting worse in popular areas (even in UK) and so far authorities have been slow to react to the increase in demand.

I certainly hope this helps to get other areas more involved in seeking out solutions.

David
usermalc d
Posted: 13 February 2019 1:08 PM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 
Legendary contributor

Posts: 7507
50002000500


DJP - 2019-02-12 8:29 PM

I feel sorry for the couple who travel down to Calpe in their motorhome and stay in a hotel for their holiday and have for the last 10 years parked the van outside the hotel on the road. They are no longer permitted to do that, even though they do not live or sleep in it. It is the end of their annual stay in Calpe. Obviously they will not pay site fees and hotel fees to comply with this new law. Some you win, some you lose.Sadly for this couple they are heavy losers



Their obvious solution is to go there by car - they could park that in the hotel carpark.

userGeeco
Posted: 14 February 2019 4:11 AM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 


Lives on the forums

Posts: 533
50025
Location: Sydney Australia. 2015 AT Tracker FB


The issue of wild camping ( called free camping in this part of the world) is also a hot topic locally. The well used east coast tourist route has over the years become more difficult to find somewhere to free camp due to the authorities banning the activity. Away from the coast there are many locations to free camp legally and is many cases the local councils encourage it by offering toilets, BBQ's and water for a small donation. This then encourages the traveller to spend money in the town on food, fuel etc. There is also growing support for the "leave no trace" concept as promoted by the campervan & motorhome club ( CMCA). It is a great idea to ensure you leave the area as you found it. Maybe that would work in Spain. Cheers,
userpelmetman
Posted: 14 February 2019 9:21 AM
Subject: RE: New restrictions for motorhomes
 


Walks with the gods

Posts: 26515
500050005000500050001000500
Location: 1990 Ford Travelhome.Currently of no fixed abode..


DJP - 2019-02-12 8:29 PM

I feel sorry for the couple who travel down to Calpe in their motorhome and stay in a hotel for their holiday and have for the last 10 years parked the van outside the hotel on the road. They are no longer permitted to do that, even though they do not live or sleep in it. It is the end of their annual stay in Calpe. Obviously they will not pay site fees and hotel fees to comply with this new law. Some you win, some you lose.Sadly for this couple they are heavy losers


I'm not convinced that's correct ...........As the idea is to stop people sleeping in their vans ......Not stop them parking ..........
Jump to page : First 1 Last
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread
Jump to forum :


(Delete all cookies set by this site)(Return to Homepage)

Any problems? Contact the administrator