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post #51 of 64 (permalink) Old 17-05-2020, 14:16
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I wouldn't worry about it, some rag head will have built a decent size bomb by then.
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Well, I have pre booked a CL near my daughter just in case! In fact I have negotiated a discount for storing our van there on a monthly basis so that we can come and go over the rest of the summer, and, possibly, next winter (!). We don't usually use it because it is a bit more expensive than our usual one. Our usual one has been sold for development and others that we have tried all have negative points. One has no phone signal whatsoever while another is very wet if it rains.
This will mean that we can treat the fifth wheel as a holiday cottage in Kent. We can nip home in the truck if we want to or go off for explores when we are not cuddling Quinn
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Yes John. I can't remember ever using any public facilities when touring. Whats the point of paying for and lugging about a full bathroom and using Jo Public ones?

Motorhoming could be the saviour of tourism when self contained.

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Self-contained tourism maybe, but it will not please those tourist establishments based on property: hotels, B&B, self- catering lets and the restaurants/cafes reliant on their occupants.


But for self-contained motorhomers it could be a bonus.


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Self-contained tourism maybe, but it will not please those tourist establishments based on property: hotels, B&B, self- catering lets and the restaurants/cafes reliant on their occupants.


But for self-contained motorhomers it could be a bonus.


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I live in Dorset and feel fairly sure that if the lockdown was removed entirely tomorrow that hotel bookings for next weekend bank holiday would take off. It is a paradox that there seems reservations in parents sending children back to school but they appear happy to take them to the beaches and parks.
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I suppose that could be because some parents think they have more control over their children as a family going to (say) the beach than they would have if their children went to school. Maybe?


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I live in Dorset and feel fairly sure that if the lockdown was removed entirely tomorrow that hotel bookings for next weekend bank holiday would take off. It is a paradox that there seems reservations in parents sending children back to school but they appear happy to take them to the beaches and parks.

Not really since school is out of their control and their child would have to be close to others who MIGHT be carrying the bug, not their child but others....

They know that only they will be going to the beach or park so there is no problem with lots of others, and each family holds the same view. You have only to see the film today of the steps to access Lulworth Cove to see how many families each hold the view of their uniqueness. Estimated number of people is 2,500 at ONE place and it was far from unique....

They will never catch the bug because they are too important. / well off / clean / following the rules and so on. Each person of the many hundreds thinks they will be by themself at their chosen destination.

Even though they are perhaps one person in two thousand, five hundred on the beach, using the access steps etc. remember the Government estimate that 1 in 400 is carrying the bug....

So passing close to another person on the steps carries a risk - I hope no-one was coughing, or sneezing (hay fever ?) or wheezing or spraying droplets as they talk.....

But they won't catch the bug.....

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Still around here Mike, thanks.
Obviously not as active on here (or anywhere else) as I used to be but still enjoying our Motorhome.

Still look in here every now and again, do miss it tbh but cutting down on computer time.
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I fully agree, my generation must be the lucky one. No wars ( in western countries) good education, plenty off jobs, good healthcare and prosperity. I doubt that future generations will be that lucky.
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Surely the end of motorhoming is as unlikely as Jeremy Charkson buying a caravan!
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Surely the end of motorhoming is as unlikely as Jeremy Charkson buying a caravan!
That is worrying as he has just bought a mobile home so who knows whether a tourer is his next purchase?

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