Hi Dave.....nice discussion,
German is so easy....all types of of motorhomes, motor caravans, RVs are simply called "Wohnmobil", and all what is doing camping is a "Camper"..the person or the car regardless of type and sex....oh my God, is this politically correct?
And i guess the german sentence on the sign is not really matching with the english and spanish sentences.
The german word "Campingwagen" is an older expression for the "camping trailer towed by a car". Nowadays everybody in Germany uses the word "Wohnwagen" or "Caravan" for the "trailer thing".
E.g. look at the famous exhibition in Düsseldorf, the "Caravan Salon". By the way this has nothing to do with "Karawane". Only the visitors build up a long "Karawane" to visit the exhibition, traffic jam all around, hihi.
And so reading the aire sign as a German it is absolutely clear for me, i would go in with car and trailer-caravan (and with motorhome too). Hope not only Germans will be allowed to drive in with trailers on french aires nowadays....
And the word "mobile home" in Germany is used for transportable mobile houses on weels....american way of life on "Campingplatz".
Anyway, it does not really matter cause the question was "if caravans can stop overnight in aires".
And i still think....i.a.w. my "Bordatlas" (hope this is not a bad trick by the author)....that several aires in F, B, Ger etc. can be used with caravans as well. And the number is not too small so with a good planning it can be used for overnight stops easily.
Not many people with caravans do use the aires, I aggree, and in Germany often there is a big discussion about that...motorhomers versus caravaners. However, when the owner allows, all discussion is useless.
So i think Europe needs more stadardization concerning translations on "aire signs", haha.
Kind regards and "Freedom for motorhomers and caravaners"