Links to Motorhome Related Web Sites

Government Documents and Surveys by Professional Bodies

SURVEY AND STATISTICS ON MOTORCARAVANNING HABITS

http://conozca.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/survey-and-statistics-on-motorcaravanning-habits-english-version.pdf

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Le Département de la Manche - For The Best Reception of The Motorhome Customer

http://planete.manche.fr/planeteManche/iso_album/cc_equipements_1.pdf

The above link is unfortunately in French, however artwork is self explanitory and its contents can be 'cut & pasted' into a translation tool. The document, prepared by Le Département de la Manche, contains a comparative analysis between 'borne artisanale' (self built or craft terminals) and 'borne industrielle' (factory built or industrial terminals). The document also contains analysis of the economics of building an 'Aire' and the benifits to its local economy, plus other associated information and data.

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The General Bases of Interventions by Local Authorities for Parking of Any Vehicle on Public Roads. - French Government Document

http://xavier.larquet.free.fr/cc/index.php?rubrique=CC&page=CIRCULAIRE#ccAireServ

The above link is to the French Government document issued in June 1985 and co-signed by:-

The Minister of the Interior and Decentralization, Pierre JOXE

The Minister of Planning, Housing and Transport, Paul QUILES

The Minister of Commerce, Handicrafts and Tourism, Michel CREPEAU

The document was the genisis for the creation of officially approved overnight parking areas and service areas for motorhomes, which during the past twenty eight years have spread Europe wide.

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This website is a Collaboration with The Motorcaravanning Commission, FICC, in Europe

 http://www.autocaravaning.eu

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A Spanish Government Official Publication on The Futire of Motorcaravanning

www.dgt.es/was6/portal/contenidos/documentos/seguridad_vial/estudios_informes/Motorcaravanning_in_Spain.pdf 

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Motorhome Related Websites

http://www.motorhomecraic.com/forum/

Ireland website for motorcaravanners with an active forum where varied subjects relating to motorcaravanning are discussed. The site also contains among its reources a database of all types of places to overnight in a motorhome.

http://www.motorhomefacts.com/

The largest English language website for motorhome enthusuaists in Europe. The site has over, 80,000 members, 117,000 topics discussed, 1,160,000 posts and 294,800,000 views. The site has a section dedicated to 'Ireland Touring' with over 2,100 posts and 790,000 views.

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http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm 

One of the most widely used French langusge websites with over 3.2 million visits in 2011 (the most recent year for which staristics are published) The site currently lists over 17,000 motorhome parking areas throughout Europe, over 7,500 of which are in France alone.

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http://www.motorhomeplanet.co.uk/motorhome-service-areas-europe/

Website for UK enthusiasts

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http://www.lapaca.org/

Website of Spanish umbrella organisation

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http://accueil-camping-car.com/conseils-collectivites/fr/28/qui-sommes-nous-.html

Website of French umbrella organisation

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