This is the latest info I have found on this subject that has been brought up on several Caravan Forums on the Web in the last few days saying it was illegal to have a Dash Cam in Austria. This is not true if using for personal purposes taking video's of your trip etc., If you had an accident you would not be able to use it for info for Police or Insurance purposes in Austria. If putting on You tube etc you must make sure number plates etc of other vehicles are blotted out.
Conclusion: Dash-Cams / Action-Cams are not in principle / in itself forbidden. It depends on the use of this unit. If you use the camera only, for example, to make a private recording of an interesting journey, almost like a short vacation video, does not object (because this is not a systematic and continuous / permanent monitoring). Please note, however, that no personality rights are violated. If you provide / display such a video to others, all persons and markings have to be made unrecognisable. In addition to the aspects of data protection and the protection of privacy, copyright infringement may still come into play in the case of the non-authorised distribution of such a video. "
If anyone is interested in visiting Croatia this is a fellow Caravaners website which has interesting advice on it for Route and Camp sites. Hope you enjoy. Link here.
If you are interested in joining a nice new, friendly Caravan Forum go Here to http://www.caravanchat.org.uk/community/ This Forum only went on line 21st February 2015 and already has quite a few Members
If you have booked a Ferry Crossing you do not need to supply the Passport information Form as the Tunnel. The information will be collected at the Port when you check-in.
This will obviously lead to long queues so you would be advised to arrive in plenty of time for your crossing.
We have made the decision, not to sell the caravan, and visit Europe once more. Details of this will be under 11th Trip Europe 2014.
It has been brought to my notice that a British Couple have set up a CL Type Campsite in Hungary just a few miles, 30 minutes, South or Lake Balaton. Here is a link to their Wesbsite. This Couple have recently moved from the UK and understand they are the first English people to open a Campsite in Western Hungary.
I would be very much obliged if and when anyone visits this Campsite they could send me a review that I can post on this Website.
Thank you Dianne
Today 25th July 2013 after 7 months , a long wait, the caravan was picked up and taken to have its new front axle fitted. The loading took 1. 3/4 hours and as you see by the picture there was a lot of overhang. Had the caravan been 2" wider it would have been too wide for the ramp of the transporter.
I can now understand more why UK Breakdown Organizations will not insure the wider longer vans. So unsuitable sized low loaders in the UK. Pleased we are with ADAC when travelling in Europe where the transporters are able to move a caravan such as ours when it cannot be towed. Below is a photo.
Cause of this replacement of front axle was due to last year hitting something on the Motorway which caused a blowout thus putting the tracking out causing wear of tyres which we did not notice till putting the van to bed in December. So all Spring and Summer without a Caravan.
Well it is time to plan next years 2014 European Tour and the good news is it will be WITH the CARAVAN unlike last year. The Caravan is looking good with its new axle all fitted and even though it has not been used since August 2012. At the moment all under its winter coat.
It has officially been verified by OAMTC the Austrian equivalent of AA or ADAC. that the route over the Fernpass is now passable by Cars with Caravans due to vast improvements.
18th February. Archie has published on line up to date 2015 POI's for more than 30,00 camp site's in Britain and Europe. Free downloads are available.
I have the chance of buying a number of these "Stick On" Maps of Europe. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these the price will be considerably cheaper than buying from Europe, but as yet, till I get some interest, I cannot go further and give a price on these.
October 8th .2011.
Even though this area will mourn the loss of M&M Leisure we have one new business's opened in the immediate area to cover all our caravan maintenance. This business is owned by previous experienced employee of M&M.
Paul Darkin, who has serviced and repaired caravans at M&M Leisure for the past 28 years and worked for CI Caravans of Newmarket for 12 years before that, has set up a Mobile Caravan Service. We have always had our caravans serviced and repaired by him at M&M and found the work to be well and expertly done. We will have no qualms in employing him to do any neccessary work on our caravan in the future.
7th September 2011. It is with great sadness that I have to announce the closure of our local Caravan Dealers M&M Leisure (Mildenhall) Ltd. July 2011 on 16th September due to Dean's health. We wish Dean and Suzanne a happy retirement and to say a big thank you for all you have done for us in the past. We will miss you.
Have added more info on the ADAC site of phone number and email address where you can get information, join and pay subscriptions with English speaking staff.
For useful info on price of Fuel in Europe go to http://www.energy.eu/