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Forum: Continental Touring Info   22-08-2020, 14:09
Replies: 11
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Posted By thesimmokid
Thanks for that. That makes good sense to me,...

Thanks for that. That makes good sense to me, not least as the savings could well pay for a fair bit of smelly cheese, etc!
Forum: Continental Touring Info   21-08-2020, 17:38
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By thesimmokid
Thank you for the quick replies. All seems well....

Thank you for the quick replies. All seems well. French red wine, smelly cheese and pain aux raisins here we come!

I am not sure, however, what Bilbaoman means by 'the UK form'. I guess that...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   21-08-2020, 11:21
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By thesimmokid
Crossing a Land Border into France

I am a Brit who is resident in Spain. I am planning to travel to France in my motorhome in two weeks' time to visit family who live there. I will most likely cross the border near San Sebastian. ...
Forum: Burstner Motorhomes   11-06-2020, 23:12
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By thesimmokid
I gave up trying to change the battery on my...

I gave up trying to change the battery on my Elegance a few years ago and called in the cavalry. The mobile mechanic did manage it in the end. However, when I asked him how he actually did it he...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   02-03-2017, 23:02
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By thesimmokid
The mayor of Javea is quite happy for motorhomers...

The mayor of Javea is quite happy for motorhomers to come to the town, but would simply prefer them to use one of the two campsites here. I have talked about establishing an aire, paid for or free,...
Forum: Pets   26-10-2016, 22:48
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By thesimmokid
I agree that I have never been anywhere where...

I agree that I have never been anywhere where dogs were not welcome in Spain. What I have found a problem though is finding somewhere that is simply nice (as in litter/broken glass/chicken bones...
Forum: Pets   26-10-2016, 18:30
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By thesimmokid
You might struggle on finding somewhere suitable...

You might struggle on finding somewhere suitable for dogs on this route. Indeed, I will be watching for other replies out of interest for myself! That said, there is a decent aire in Carinena,...
Forum: France Touring   14-08-2016, 11:55
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By thesimmokid
Many thanks for that post. We are off to that...

Many thanks for that post. We are off to that (sort of) area soon and I am just wondering where exactly those low bridges are. My Tomtom has a nasty habit of not letting me know about such things...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   09-03-2016, 22:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By thesimmokid
There's plenty of good and correct advice here,...

There's plenty of good and correct advice here, the main thing being 'keep it legal'. I have a friend here in Spain who is a policeman. His view is that he and his colleagues will do their utmost...
Forum: Off Topic   05-12-2015, 20:00
Replies: 97
Views: 4,441
Posted By thesimmokid
"God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen" by Boston... oh,...

"God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen" by Boston... oh, and Greg Lake. Slade's thingy is up there with Bohemian Rhapsody as one of my least-liked records ever (except for anything by Boney M that is).
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   02-03-2015, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By thesimmokid
There is an aire in Merida right by the Roman...

There is an aire in Merida right by the Roman ruins. Essentially, it is a car park for cars recovered by the police and has (or had when we were there ) permanent security. It cost us something...
Forum: Off Topic   25-01-2015, 19:03
Replies: 58
Views: 4,004
Posted By thesimmokid
Barry D is right about Ultravox. A great shame. ...

Barry D is right about Ultravox. A great shame. Mind you, Little Jimmy Osmond with Long-haired Lover from Liverpool kept David Bowie's Jean Genie off the No 1 spot, although perhaps that's not...
Forum: Off Topic   25-01-2015, 17:06
Replies: 58
Views: 4,004
Posted By thesimmokid
Yep - even more than Shaddup Your Face, The Frog...

Yep - even more than Shaddup Your Face, The Frog Song, Mary's Boy Child and all others of that ilk.
Forum: Off Topic   25-01-2015, 16:58
Replies: 61
Views: 3,838
Posted By thesimmokid
Abbey Road - The Beatles (my first LP at 15, and...

Abbey Road - The Beatles (my first LP at 15, and have since owned it in a variety of formats..and yes, the old Side 2 is imho the best song sequence ever)
Forever Changes - Love (recognised by a...
Forum: Off Topic   25-01-2015, 16:36
Replies: 58
Views: 4,004
Posted By thesimmokid
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. Thunderbolt and...

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening. Crikey, ooh err missus, etc! (Love most of their other stuff, though.)
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   22-11-2014, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 2,300
Posted By thesimmokid
Javea Aire

Yes, the area for wild camping in Javea by Scallops Restaurant has been fenced off this year, but a number of vehicles are now parked up on the car park opposite, in the area used by the fairground. ...
Forum: Burstner Motorhomes   29-08-2014, 16:14
Replies: 16
Views: 5,755
Posted By thesimmokid
Water Ingress

I have the same problem with my Burstner. I, too, assumed it was water getting in through the two drain holes in the floor, both of which have ordinary bath plugs in them. The question that has...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   26-08-2014, 16:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By thesimmokid
Breakdown Cover for Spanish Registered Vehicle

After a bit of phoning around from office to office and being transferred from here to there, it seems ADAC are quite happy to sign me up for breakdown cover. Problem solved. Many thanks to...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   25-08-2014, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By thesimmokid
Breakdown Cover for Spanish Registered Vehicle

Gaspode

Your reply came in as I was busy typing a response to the other kind contributors! Many thanks for your response. I will definitely give ADAC a try tomorrow.
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   25-08-2014, 22:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By thesimmokid
Breakdown Cover for Spanish Registered Vehicle

Cabby:

Another lead. Thank you.

Erneboy/Alan:

Thank you for the reply. You are right. My cars are insured by Spanish companies and breakdown insurance is automatically included within the...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   25-08-2014, 20:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By thesimmokid
Breakdown Insurance for Spanish Registered Vehicle

Cabby

Thank you for the quick response. You are right about the home base, and I should have mentioned that I am resident in Spain. I should also perhaps have said that I am interested in...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   25-08-2014, 19:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By thesimmokid
Breakdown Cover for Spanish Registered Vehicle

I am having problems finding breakdown cover for my Spanish registered motorhome. I used to be with RACE (the Spanish RAC-equivalent) but come renewal time this year they were unwilling to provide...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   18-12-2013, 14:20
Replies: 26
Views: 6,594
Posted By thesimmokid
SPAIN TOURING

Driving in Spain is normally more pleasurable than driving in most other places (the UK with its crowded roads springs to mind). My advice is to sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery.

Be...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   15-11-2013, 08:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By thesimmokid
Have just ordered my 2014 book/card from...

Have just ordered my 2014 book/card from Vicarious Books for delivery to my home address in Spain. My package arrived without problems last year and so I do not expect any this year. Maybe your...
Forum: Music   23-06-2013, 22:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,822
Posted By thesimmokid
WHAT TO PLAY?

When I was taking lessons a few years ago my tutor came up with a song called "Love You More" by the Dutch group Racoon (and nope, I'd never heard of them up until then). Anyway, I sort of learned...
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