ALL that from this.I'm ashamed and embarrassed. I can not approve your sense of superiority. First over those who choose to park legally (at the time) and now to those who either choose not, or can not afford, the luxury of larger, more expensive, vans. And, obliquely, you criticise a locally produced newspaper which it seems to me has always been on the side of motorhomers - and its own home town's economy, of course.. I think the photograph is rather lovely. Who chose it? Barge? Or the newspaper? Either way, it's lovely.
Are you suggesting that, if this proosal comes off, then we should ask the council to only admit those meeting a certain standard? I do see the logic and it's a logic applied elsewhere. But I don't like it. The council might as well choose only smaller vans; some already do - with height barriers.
All motorhomers good - some better than others? That attitude always leaves me feeling some will have me on the wrong side of the line.
EDIT to add: and it's an invisible line. I'll not know what and where it is.
"A pity about the heading photo as a representation of a modern motor home that is supposed to be fully self contained. Yes I know a few are are but far more are not."
Please do not read things into my posts things that are not there
You have chosen to take my post out of context unfortunately. The only reason for the post was the fact Barge mentioned in his letter.
"The modern motorhome offers a self contained environment complete with on-board water, sanitation, and waste storage, and even solar power."
A VW bus is neither of these generally speaking.
Having worked many bug fests and bus stopovers i also know the facilities many have onboard and that many have a value way above the value my own van. So have no sense of superiority whatsoever over anyone.
There was no criticism of the newspaper intended.
Yes the picture is a lovely pic. The romantic view of campervaning. But to me not the picture painted by Barges letter.
I am making no suggestions at all other than it was what i thought a poor choice of pic.