Campsite recommendation for Spain

Moonraker 2

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I am off to Spain on the 8th of March, going into Santander. I have about half a day to head south but as I don't drive fast it won't be far.
As the weather is so changeable can anyone reccomend a campsite or aire with hook up so I can get electric for heating in my tiny basic van.
NOT Burgos, I stayed there last year, and as the campsite is by a river it was constantly shrouded in fog and freezing!!
Thanks in advance.
 

5andy

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If you want to go as far as Salamanca, we spent a couple of nights at Camping Ruta de la Plata. It’s an ACSI sight, Pretty basic but perfectly fine, close to a village and on an excellent bus route to Salamanca.
 

Mr and Mrs Tupcox

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Don't think You will need heating in March.
Been in Spain 2 months and not used it once .even when storm gloria hit.
 

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If you want to go as far as Salamanca, we spent a couple of nights at Camping Ruta de la Plata. It’s an ACSI sight, Pretty basic but perfectly fine, close to a village and on an excellent bus route to Salamanca.
Thanks for that, looks about 20 eu for a single. It is a bit further than I would have liked but have found the website just in case.
 

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6 and 7 degrees at night is pretty darn cold in my van as I have no heating. I am hoping 3 weeks will make a difference, however looking out of the window at the moment does not encourage me.
 

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I think you will be fine if you get a good blanket
Sorry I won't. I have double sleeping bag. But it's not the sleeping that's the problem its sitting in a freezing van from 5 or 6 o clock until bedtime, even with fleece pants and jacket. I could sit in my sleeping bag but it's not much fun. Mornings are freezing too.
I realise my old van doesn't have sufficient insulation which is why I don't use it in the winter. My first trip will be in March and for any unusually cold weather I am happy to pay for hookup.
 

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Ok sorry , you seam to have tried hard. For us its the darkness that is not good for winter travel. Having said that , we have a spanish casa with no insulation or central heating . It is cold so we use the blankets to get through until the clocks go back and its time to travel.
 

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Hello Moonraker2 what van have you got and what sort of age is it please
it looks like a Trafic and is it petrol or diesel
sorry this is nothing to do with your question but i have just purchased an older
trafic and would like to know your thoughts on them
thanks Rich
 

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Is it worth thinking about getting diesel heating fitted to extend van use?
 

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As you need the electric you need to allow for ferry being delayed why not look for some where in Santander with EHU then you could start travelling south with a full day ahead of you. I've stayed here https://tinyurl.com/srprgob
 

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