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    Height barriers

    On a recent trip to South Wales we wanted to go out for the day in the Dimension to Newport but in the past we have followed car park signs only to find that there is a height barrier when we get there.

    So I had the bright idea of phoning the local Tourist Information office and asking about parking for motorhomes and I have to say they were VERY helpful, they didn't have the information to hand but phoned back within a few minutes and gave me a choice of three car parks and even told me where to go for some free parking. So it's worth trying next time you are out and about.
    Graham
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    Originally posted by Graham View Post
    On a recent trip to South Wales we wanted to go out for the day in the Dimension to Newport but in the past we have followed car park signs only to find that there is a height barrier when we get there.

    So I had the bright idea of phoning the local Tourist Information office and asking about parking for motorhomes and I have to say they were VERY helpful, they didn't have the information to hand but phoned back within a few minutes and gave me a choice of three car parks and even told me where to go for some free parking. So it's worth trying next time you are out and about.
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    That must have been frustrating to realise, yet again, there could be a problem getting in and out of the carpark - but good that the tourist info office staff were so helpful.

    The height restrictions were the key factor determining our selection of the HILO R20, though I am envious of the extra space in the other model.
    Carpe diem! :)

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      #3
      Thanks for that tip Graham. I never thought of doing that before. It will be more important for us now as we have changed our van to a Nu Venture Nu Surf which is a lot higher than our old R20.
      Moya :)

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        #4
        Maybe, if enough enquiries of this nature are made, the message just might get through to the councils.

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          #5
          We always blame the Lawmakers, Councils or whatever. But in truth if everyone behaved the rules of common sense, decency and courtesy we would need no Laws or rules.
          Blame the people who are the reasons for things like height barriers etc. (and all other restrictions) and who would ignore simple signs outlining acceptable usage.
          In the pertinent words of Jonathan Ross about signs ( and who really rubs me up the wrong way). "Does that mean us?"
          "Please keep off the grass" never works!
          Jim.
          Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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            #6
            This is a worthwhile site and you can access it while you are out and about so no need to make expensive phone calls to Councils or be unable to contact them at weekends.
            http://www.motorhomeparking.co.uk/
            Colin

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              #7
              I looked at that site Colin but some of the information is years out of date, I wouldn't trust it. I have 100 free minutes on my mobile which I never manage to use so not really expensive to phone for me.

              Incidentally my mobile is with Virgin and the sim costs me £5.50 a month and I get 100 free minutes and unlimited free texts. Quite good value eh?
              Graham
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                #8
                Height barriers in France

                Anyone thinking of touring in France, avoid the centre of Rouen (Seine Maritime) as there is an underpass in the motorway there which has a roof which is too low for some motorhomes, and motorhomes and lorries are frequently getting stuck. The last one was a French motorhome.
                I found this out to my cost last year when I approached the underpass and I could see that the roof was too low for my R30, but what I did not see was a steel girder hanging over the road as a warning! That hit the heki on my van and smashed it, I should tell you that I panicked just a bit as there was a thunderstorm brewing, and I had visions of my motorhome being flooded.
                Fortunately I stopped at a cafe in a little town and an English speaking person directed me to a workshop where I had a solid transparent sheet fitted.
                When I arrived home Ant obtained a replacement Heki at enormous cost and fitted it at a minimum price.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by eugene View Post
                  Anyone thinking of touring in France, avoid the centre of Rouen (Seine Maritime) as there is an underpass in the motorway there which has a roof which is too low for some motorhomes, and motorhomes and lorries are frequently getting stuck. The last one was a French motorhome.
                  I found this out to my cost last year when I approached the underpass and I could see that the roof was too low for my R30, but what I did not see was a steel girder hanging over the road as a warning! That hit the heki on my van and smashed it, I should tell you that I panicked just a bit as there was a thunderstorm brewing, and I had visions of my motorhome being flooded.
                  Fortunately I stopped at a cafe in a little town and an English speaking person directed me to a workshop where I had a solid transparent sheet fitted.
                  When I arrived home Ant obtained a replacement Heki at enormous cost and fitted it at a minimum price.
                  Thanks for the warning Eugene, that sounds a nasty experience but glad good old Ant managed to sort you out.
                  Graham
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                    #10
                    In Italy near Florence, my sister ended up driving backwards away from an underpass, reversing up and on to a fast moving motorway! Not an experience she wishes to repeat
                    Mary

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Vanderella View Post
                      In Italy near Florence, my sister ended up driving backwards away from an underpass, reversing up and on to a fast moving motorway! Not an experience she wishes to repeat



                      I bet that was a bit frightening.
                      Graham
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                        #12
                        Is this the one you are talking about Eugene?

                        http://www.paris-normandie.fr/actu/r...ous-une-tremie

                        Was lady in picture the driver?

                        Quelle embarrassment!!!!

                        Tony Anchorman
                        Last edited by anchorman; 18-04-2012, 17:16.

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                          #13
                          Hi Tony,
                          Yes I think that is the one, typical French thinking the height warning is on the low roof, so it cannot be seen until you have crashed!.
                          I think the low roof is called the Hopper.
                          The 'Camping Car' shown in the photograph is French!!

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