Poll New season
Yes 54 Votes - [93.1%]
No 1 Votes - [1.72%]
Not yet 3 Votes - [5.17%]

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Posted: 10 February 2011 9:53 AM
Subject: New season

Only Human

Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire

It's the start of the new motorhome season so have you planned your first trip yet?

For discussion: If so, where do you plan to go - whether on a short break or a long holiday?
Posted: 10 February 2011 10:09 AM
Subject: RE: New season

Several trips are planned - we just don't know where too yet!

I suspect they will all be somewhere between the Nordkapp and Gibraltar but we won't decide until a few weeks before we go - and even then minds have been known to be changed en route!

It's called 'freedom', I think, and it comes free with every motorhome but you do have to work out how to best use it to suit your own style!!
Posted: 10 February 2011 12:17 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Posts: 6201
Location: Birmingham. 2004 Auto-Trail Cheyenne Mercedes 313.

First trip of the year is this weekend, can't wait

Then we've got several more weekends and our main summer trip booked already as well.
And I mustn't forget, we've also booked to go on the ATOC Factory rally again this year!

Posted: 10 February 2011 5:16 PM
Subject: RE: New season
Location: Rossendale, Lancashire.

Will probably have a few days at the end of this month, will decide in a couple of days where.

Booked in for a week at Highlands End @ Bridport mid April.

3 week down  to Pompeii in May.

Looking at Co. Mayo late August for 2 to 3  weeks.

plus all the usual stuff, days/weekends here and there.

Lifes a bitch eh!!


Posted: 11 February 2011 6:31 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Posts: 391
Location: West Wales; Pilote G600LA

Week in the midlands in early March taking in Crufts and visiting family and friends; calling en-route to get the annual habitation check done.  Of course if we get a bit of decent weather in the meantime then we'll go down to Saundersfoot area or Pembrey I expect.  Then it's all systems go on the garden to get tidied up and plant a few veggies before we go off to France and/or Spain for May.  Hopefully the slugs will have left us a few bits to get a decent meal together when we get back!  Then the usual long weekends and show visits as and when the fancy takes us up until September when we will hope to get to the continent again.
Posted: 11 February 2011 9:19 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Location: E. Yorks. '07 Autocruise Starspirit Boxer 2.2HDi

Been away several times during the winter months, when not snowing, we use the Motorhome all year round. Our first 'big one' of 2011 is to The Algarve via France and Spain. Hoping to set off before the end of Feb. for 2/3 months.

userJohn J Thompson
Posted: 13 February 2011 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: New season

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Location: Hymer S700 (1992) - On the road fulltime - g0fgg/m

Our first trip will be back to the UK after having spent a reasonably warm winter in southern Spain.

We leave here at the end of April. MOT time and medical checkups during May, then hit the road until it is time to return to Spain for another winter.

Our home is where we park it.

John & Joan
Posted: 14 February 2011 1:31 PM
Subject: RE: New season
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All major trips booked up over the last few weeks - can't wait to get back out in the van..... I have seen quite a few of the bigger vans out and about just recently which is a sure sign the season is getting geared up.

Roll on Spring !
Posted: 14 February 2011 11:29 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Posts: 285
Location: Pembrokeshire

Already had 9 nights away in January, in warm sunny England

I'm hoping there isn't a season for motorhoming; well maybe a 12 month long one.
Posted: 15 February 2011 8:52 AM
Subject: RE: New season
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Location: South Lincs

Having been doing a casual lorry driving job since October and amassed nearly £5k in the holiday fund we are rearing  to go. A friend of mine since childhood has just retired and has never been to France or through the tunnel so I am taking him over there in April for a long weekend , then we will open another account as a frequent traveller with Eurotunnel and hopefully spend most of the time between May and October touring Europe as we have the last 4years  using the 5 passages as a frequent Eurotunnel traveller. 
Posted: 19 February 2011 8:43 AM
Subject: RE: New season

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Posts: 153
Location: Durham 2009 Bessecarr E769

Booked 3 main breaks so far.

1 week at Easter - Keswick C&CC
1 week at Whit - Keswick C&CC
3 weeks Summer - Vendee, Fr.

All the shorter and weekend stuff usually gets left until the last minute.

Posted: 19 February 2011 6:01 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Location: Northants

Easter 8th to 25th Rhone Alps
Summer 2 weeks Bordeaux and beyond
Dec - Christmas Markets again.

Many rallies around the country the rest of the time.

Posted: 19 February 2011 8:32 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Location: Forest of Dean ----Gone tugging

First trip was Jan next was due to start Monday but already packed so going in the morning, Sunday, always get itchy feet and leave early costs me on the ferry every time, but whats the point if you can't spend it why have it.

Two other trips in UK booked and 6 weeks in Spain from last week in May. That's 13 weeks but I'm not counting, honest
Posted: 22 February 2011 7:43 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Location: Destination Unknown, 1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34J

In Spain until end of June and then its northwards to Scotland. Visiting friends and family enroute. We use THS (C&CC rallies) and hope to do some in Cumbria till the end of the summer and then its back to Spain.

Its a great life if you don't weaken.
Posted: 25 February 2011 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: New season
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Location: Surrey. Knaus/Renault

Just back from first week away, Costa Del Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea with a walk to the bright lights and flesh pots of Lymington - well OK the chippy restuarant in the high street with the winter 2 main courses for the price of one deal... and the lights were bright.....probably 'cos the rain clouds were so dark.

Stuck to the coast as The New Forest was flooded everywhere we looked on the way down. Wonderful walks 'though, especially round Hurst castle with views to IOW, Needles and Yarmouth. Incredible variety of birdlife was resident at the nature reserve along the coast between Milford and Lymington.

Currently looking through past threads for ideas for the next trip.

Posted: 25 February 2011 12:00 PM
Subject: RE: New season

We've had 3 weeks so far this year in Spain and France.

Just booked France again for a couple of weeks in summer.

Also booked up for a Ukelele Festival in Suffolk which we go to each year with friends then carrying onto Norfolk making up the fortnight.

Always pop down to Dorset several times throughout the year. Quite sure there will be more trips away but haven't decided where yet often its just a matter of watching the weather and going off here and there for long weekends.

One advantage of running our own business we can have lots of time away

userBig Momma
Posted: 1 March 2011 10:10 PM
Subject: RE: New season
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Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Spent last weekend at a private campsite just outside of Wells, Somerset. Walking distance to the city (small but it does have a Cathedral), it is also within walking distance of 'Wookey Hole'.

Will probably spend a few more 'short notice' weekend trips away between now and end of May when we are booked on CC Site at St Davids (Wales). We are away at Easter but not in the Motorhome.

I have just made the final arrangments with campsites in Bavaria for our usual 4 week summer trip.

Probably a lot more 'In-between' trips as well, it's simply a case of 'Use it or Polish it' and I don't like polishing it that often
Posted: 3 March 2011 4:49 PM
Subject: RE: New season
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Am I allowed to vote as we have a caravan?

However, we are booked to leave the end of April, heading for the south of Spain for 3 months. After thta it will probably be 'pot luck' around parts of the UK, which if the summer is anything like the last few, will probably be cut short and a cheapie to the Costa's will be requested from the travel agent. But you never know, it could be a scorcher we must be due one sometime.
Posted: 3 March 2011 8:24 PM
Subject: RE: New season

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Location: E. Yorks. '07 Autocruise Starspirit Boxer 2.2HDi

No date yet but hopefully, before the end of March we will be on our way to Portugal via France & Spain. Went for 10 weeks the last time, about the same this time. After that would like to go back to tour Scotland and anywhere else we fancy. Already had 2 long weekends this year our season is......2011