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Taking a LH Drive Van to the UK for touring

Posted by Farthing - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by Foxie-986308 - 4 years ago

The worst thing about driving a LHD van in the UK is some of the roundabouts, especially when you come off motorways, The angles can be so oblique that you can't see what's coming round the roundabout. You have to spot the problem in good time and get your road positioning right, even if it means sitting right across two lanes. Otherwise if you get up to the give way and find you can't see, you're stuffed.

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Posted by dabbityduck-384379 - 4 years ago

I would consider joining the Caravan Club; we went on a world tour of the UK for 3 weeks before coming to France, and the membership fee was more than covered by the discounts we got on camping sites' fees.

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Posted by NellP-986196 - 4 years ago

Regarding car insurance, your existing French insurance policy should cover you, if you have fully comp it should cover you in all EU member states.  Not sure about breakdown cover though.

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Posted by Dianamary - 4 years ago

We have recently moved back to Uk, chose to sell our LHD Hymer before we came, now have a RHD Eldis. There are lots more motorhomes on the roads in UK than 10 years ago, and the sites are starting to respond to that, lots more available but of course we don't have the aires and as the OP says wild camping is  more difficult. There is Brit Stop (google it) which offers free overnight stops usually in pub carparks/farms etc, a little like France Passion. We don't find much difference in site prices, especially out of season.

As for driving LHD in UK, of course that's more painful than RHD in France due to the volume of traffic and we find the drivers here faster and a bit less patient, but we don't get as much tailgating! and in a small vehicle like yours it shouldn't be too difficult. On the whole we are pleasantly suprised and are off tomorrow for the first trip of the year.