In my opinion, this page is needed, to define the caravan_site tag. But it is surely necessary to expand it. I will try to do some work on this page (and the German translation). --marmai 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I think the page is better now. Is there more information for this tag needed? --marmai 06 April 2010 (UTC)
How should I tag a "caravan service"?
Is a place, like a parking, where you can flush the dirt water, and fill up the tank with clean water...
Here a couple of pictures of what the place is like.
In Italy is common to find places like that, you can find even street signals to reach them:
merge with camp_site
Hi, I don't see a big difference between camp_site(with caravan=yes) and this tag. In Germany the most camps offer both tents and caravan places. --!i! 08:12, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I think there is a big difference. In Germany there are parking spaces only for caravans, where no 'classic' camping (e.g. tents and other stuff) is allowed (see []). --marmai 20 February 2010 (UTC)
- I think tourism=caravan_site should be used exclusively for sites that allow only caravans, and no tents. If a site offers space for both it should be tourism=camp_site; caravans=yes; tents=yes. Ideally, though, caravan_site should be merged into camp_site to avoid confusion, i.e. caravan_site should be obsoleted by tourism=camp_site; caravans=yes; tents=no. --F00bar (talk) 01:12, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
I am new to OSM and have a strong interest in motorhome travel (NL: kampeerauto, camper, DE: Wohnmobil, FR: Camping-car US: RV = Recreationa Vehicle). As discussed above in many countries there are facilities (often exclusively) for motorhome users to stay overnight or for a couple of nights. Sometimes as part of a parking area, part of harbour facility or restaurant. Sometimes dedicated sites. I am at a bit of a loss how to tag these places. Tourism = caravan site seems to come closest, but in my opinion seems to be used incorrectly by many people. They seem to mean a camp-site. On the other hand Camp_Site is also ambiguous because in the explanation it says it is primarily aimed at tents? I feel there is a need for a separate tag. The Wikipedia term Motorhome Stopover seems to be closest. (NL: camprplaats DE: Wohnmobilstellplatz FR: Aire de Camping Car) Coen Smit, May 22, 2016
Camping facilities for overlanders
Camping requirements for overlanders (people who travel for a longer period (at least a few months) usually with their own vehicles (mainly 4WD's, trucks and motorcycles) and cover a long distance, often in developing countries) differ from the needs of regular campers. See camping facilities for overlanders for an overview. --Jan van Bekkum (talk) 15:41, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Static caravan (mobile/holiday home) sites
How do I tag a 'static caravan' site? This would be different from a 'trailer park' as it is of recreational, rather than residential, use, but different from the caravan site here in that it is not for temporary layovers as the sites are rented and the 'mobile' homes fixed for some time. Often, there will be a (touring) caravan site as described here and permanent mobile home pitches in the same place, but it is important to differentiate. --Jmk (talk) 09:20, 19 September 2016 (UTC)