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Hi all,

 

Off to Cornwall at the weekend to Dolbeare Caravan Park near Saltash. Will be driving down early Saturday morning.

 

I need suggestions of suitable services to stop off at. Driving from Milton Keynes We will be getting on the M4 at junction 15 so will need a stop shortly after that. Then will need another on the M5.

 

Any suggestions much appreciated.

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M4 Leigh Delamere is quite acceptable, just after J17. The only SS on the M5 worth using is the big one by Exeter at Jn 28, Cullompton.

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Thanks, just been looking at the Cullumpton one on google maps and it looks a bit tight.

 

Is there one near that might be easier to get in and out of?

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It's 228 miles via A38 and M5

 

According to Google maps that should take 4. 5 to 5 hours. (avg 45 mph?)

 

Have a safe tow.

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I'm not quite sure what to say to that - the image shows several artics in the parking area. Our rig is just under 40 feet in total, and I wouldn't have any qualms about using that service station. I guess it's your call according to your towing expertise.

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Thanks Blue, It will be the first long trip we have done and want it to go as easily as possible :) Im always wary of this kind of thing.

 

Will see how we do on the day and may give it a go :)

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You'll be fine - I tow a large caravan-sized trailer for a job and have never found a services I couldn't get into. Just aim for the truck parking area unless there is a clearly marked caravan one or the entrance to the car area is wide and car park fairly clear. Personally I almsot always just go to trucks area. (Don't trust signs on Welcome Break services - they lull you into a false sense of security with a 'caravans this way' sign as you enter, then almost never give you any other guidance after that!).

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