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When on a long journey to a holiday destination, that requires an over night stop, would members ever consider dropping the corner steadies, but leaving the caravan hooked up to the car, in order to facilitate an early morning departure without any undue delays. John.

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Done that many a time in France but usually disconnect the electrics from the car as power use in the caravan sets off the car alarm.

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I've only overnighted in France. I stay on aires and, indeed, leave the van attached to the car with the steadies down.

 

Travelling in the U. K. I've only stopped for an hour or 2, but then I put the rear steadies down for stability whilst moving around in the van.

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We always put the steadies down -- even if just stopping for a P&T stop -- most certainly overnight -- leave hooked up to the car -- remove car electrics so that you are running on Caravan Battery. .

 

Maurice

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Where in the UK is it permissible to stop overnight, other than on a registered site? But if on a site, surely you'd be on a pitch which wouldn't be the right size to leave hitched up!

Cruzer, aka Colin

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Screenman. ...agree I have stayed on Grantham services for the cost of £7. ..............didn't want to but safer than laybyes and NEVER on an aire or filling station in France or Spain, and now Germany. ......used to 20 years ago but it was 'safe' then!

 

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geoff

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Yes I have done that a few times BUT NEVER on an aire. Heard many bad reports and would'nt stay in a layby either in the UK.

I take the weight off the tow bar with the jockey wheel the down with the legs.

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