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Yes - UK only 112 Votes - [50.91%]
Yes - abroad 38 Votes - [17.27%]
Yes - UK and abroad 52 Votes - [23.64%]
No 9 Votes - [4.09%]
Not yet decided 9 Votes - [4.09%]

Winter touring
userOAL Moderator
Posted: 16 September 2009 2:39 PM
Subject: Winter touring

Only Human

Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire

Are you planning on using your motorhome for winter touring over the colder months?
userMel B
Posted: 16 September 2009 6:51 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

The special one

Posts: 12469
Location: E Yorks, Carthago C-Compactline i-138

Oooooo ... I certainly hope so!!!
Posted: 16 September 2009 7:02 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Legendary contributor

Posts: 8671
Location: Bedfordshire, Globecar 636SB

Our van is used daily all year (when it's not broke), but we normaly only tour easter to september, the type of sites we use are open then. Winter it's used also for daytrips, our longer holidays at this time being NT cottages in Cornwall or Canaries and beyond.
Posted: 17 September 2009 6:30 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Just joined

Posts: 18

Location: South west Scotland 1998 Swift Royale 590

Will probably use the "mother ship" up till end of October then hand in the road rent for a refund, but if the weather looks slightly promising we'll hang on another month.
We used to just tax her for 6 months, but found out thats not long enough a season, 8 months is about right.
userBig Momma
Posted: 17 September 2009 9:17 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring
Epic contributor

Posts: 1401
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Have already booked first weekend in December at Bath Marina campsite for the Bath Christmas Market. Park & Ride bus stop within 5 minutes walk of campsite, not far to stagger back after all that hot mulled wine Hopefully get a few weekend trips in during October and November as well.
Posted: 20 September 2009 4:59 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring
Pillar of the forums

Posts: 670
Location: Exeter, Devon

Yes, France, Spain and Portugal while we still can.

Roy Fuller
userNed Swift
Posted: 20 September 2009 7:33 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Keeps coming back for more

Posts: 151

Absolutely, just get more Calor to keep it toasty!!

All over the winter period, fantastic !!

Posted: 23 September 2009 7:45 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Keeps coming back for more

Posts: 153
Location: Durham 2009 Bessecarr E769

Yes Yes Yes,

As new as we are to motorhoming, and although our first trip away is still 2 weeks away, both my wife and I have just booked the period between Xmas and beyond New Year off from work.

We have enjoyed many past trips to the west coast of Scotland in the caravan and are looking to head back to North Ledaig or Bunree for a week.

Can't wait
userGuernsey Donkey
Posted: 28 September 2009 5:24 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Just joined

Posts: 2

Location: Western Isles

We use our van all year round - in summer we tour all the time this year we did a nine week tour from the Western Isles to Ullapool, Abernethy to view the Ospreys down to Leighton Moss on down to the midlands area (Clent Hills), then the New Forest, up to London, across to Devizes over to St Davids in Wales round the coast to the Lakes then on to Ayr over to Scoon then Aberdeenshire, Banff then finaly to Dingwall and Ullapool for ferry back to Western Isles.
In winter we tour the Western Isles where the scenary is different every day and ideal for photography remembering to wrap up with layers of clothes.

You can see pics of the Wester Isles at:

If link not working - copy and paste:

Edited by Guernsey Donkey 2009-09-28 5:39 PM
Posted: 13 October 2009 12:09 AM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Lives on the forums

Posts: 526
Location: Swindon

We didn't spend all that money to have it as a drive ornament for half the year. Winter is probably the best time to own a motorhome in the UK as you can access places that would be impossible to get too during the summer either due to parking restrctions or volume of traffic. Wildcamping is tolerated more as most of the campsites are shut and locals seem to be less bothered. We have also enjoyed winter outings in France and Germany, for example visiting the Xmas markets at Koln (-17degrees C) and seeing in the new year at the aire at Le Treport. Most modern vans have some winterisation so there is no reason not to motorhome during the colder months
Posted: 18 October 2009 2:42 PM
Subject: RE: Winter touring
Forum master

Posts: 2924
Location: Beddgelert, North Wales

May have a few days in November and December then its skiing for five weeks In Jan/Feb back home then skiing again for about four weeks in March. As M/H,s are pretty useless for skiing, unless you have a really large rv type van, ours will have its yearly service and be packed away until April.
userOAL Moderator
Posted: 19 October 2009 8:51 AM
Subject: RE: Winter touring

Only Human

Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire

This poll has now closed, thanks to everyone who took part.
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