France RV Vacation
For American drivers (USA), a handy rule of thumb to quickly convert kilometers to miles is to take the overall distance, 90 kilometers for example, divide by three and add two of the thirds. This will give you 60 miles in this case, 90 divided by 3 =30 x2= 60, approximately converting 90 km to 60 miles. Although inaccurate for long distances, this can be quickly done in your head and will be near enough for short distances or for mph.
Highway driving is just like highway travel in the stops all being very similar. Keep small change handy in coins for the automatic toll gates.
Learn the words for a few of the important highway signs, the word for right, Droit, left, Gouche, paid parking, Payant, and a few others can help but a command of the language is not needed for a successful road trip in France or Italy.
Paid parking could be an automated system that accepts coin or bills.
Familiarity with the road symbols would help. A map legend will have explanations of the circle with the line through it, the word interdit, and various other symbols and road sign logos.
Wide Open RV Park on the Camargue
Ferry over the Rhone, Port Saint Louis, Rhone River Delta
France Toll Road highway driving is very similar to travel in the US or Canada with high speed toll roads, and rest areas/gas stops. Rest stops on the highway could have dump stations.
Aires de Service stations in towns will offer low cost waste disposal.a
In France the Traffic Laws, International Traffic Symbols, and Renting of an RV varies little from the US or Canada
Driving Vacation in France
A popular camping destination is the Camargue of Southern Provence where the Rhone River Delta flattens to a huge area of hard-packed sand and attracts campers who set up for extended vacations. Fifteen campgrounds in the Camargue welcome caravans and tenters.
Right Of Way
Some large stations on the toll highway have dump stations for RV vacationers
RV rental could be standard shift diesel
RV rental will be stick shift diesel
A mile east of the town of Eygaleires there is a campground
The RV in France will be small compared to US Models because of the country roads
A France RV Vacation area popular with RV Campers is the Camargue of Southern Provence.
RV Vacationers find the tip of Rhone River Delta where the land flattens to a huge area of hard-packed sand where campers set up for extended vacations.
The Web offers selection, price, and ease of booking. Shop online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel or gas, luggage space, standard or automatic, two door, four door and other options. Reserve extras such as baby seats, strollers, telephones.
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in France and Italy
A France RV vacation is possible with a rented caravan or camping vehicle
Aires de Service dump stations are available throughout France. They proved waste water dump, electricity, water, and low cost overnight parking.