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is it okay to use the warmshowers resources even though I will only be doing day rides and will have my van to sleep in?

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is it okay to use the warmshowers resources even though I will only be doing day rides and will have my van to sleep in?

Hi I am shipping my van and my bike to Europe next year for a year of traveling Europe. I will be doing the same thing I did in New Zealand which is finding a place to park the van for the day and doing a 4 to 5 hour circular ride and then finding a place to camp for the night. Even though I have my van to sleep in I am wondering if it is okay to tap into the warmshowers resources? I am thinking it will be very helpful to contact the hosts and then have to ability to get more info on good day rides etc. So will be touring on my bike a lot just not having to use peoples homes to sleep in. Hope this is okay and looking for some feedback. Dianne

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Not many hosts appreciate that

I would say that not many hosts appreciate *hosting* somebody that has a van, since it's not what warmshowers.org is about.

However, if you're just contacting them to get info about the area, I don't see how there's anything wrong with it.

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Thanks that is what I was

Thanks that is what I was thinking though sometimes it can get lonely on the road and nice to meet up with people that are bikers.

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couchsurfing

Hello
you can also use couchsurfing or bewelcome.but i think it is also ok to use warmshowers for me it is doesnt matter if there is a biker or other travler
greetings

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Somebody after my own heart...

Hi Dianne,
If I wasn't disabled, i'd say go for it!
Bigears
(P.S. If you wanted a hand over any leg of your journey, i'd be game...)

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to Diane

I have learned this from my experience in couchsurfing: it depends on the people/person:)

I am new to warm showers though.

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Hi! I would say it is ok for

Hi!

I would say it is ok for me, everybody travels with cars and airplanes. As long your intention is to ride bike, I would say this is what warm-showers is about... helping others!
Maybe you should just tell your host in advance..
Should you intend to visit northern Germany, you are welcome to park!
Jelle

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re travel by bike and van

Thanks for the comments and feel very comfortable now since my intentions are to be biking on a daily basis. I am so looking forward to some incredible rides in Europe. I loved doing this in New Zealand. See you all next year.

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Hi Dianne I see no problem as

Hi Dianne

I see no problem as you are cycle touring. In fact , your arrangement of the van is good as we then dont have to wash bedding etc. If you are in NW England, contact us. We had a brill time in Victoria BC in 2007 , so are happy to host you

Brian