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via mobile 10/9/2023 at 9:31pm
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How do campsites set rates? We have a small camper , no EHU needed £25. Large car and tent no EHU £10. Tent/car takes up more space than our wee van. Just curious…,,


via mobile 11/9/2023 at 5:35am
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All sites vary…massively in some cases!
Your example MAY be because they have set pitches for campervans that automatically include electric, whether the customer requires/uses it or not?
More often than not, tent pitches with electric are priced similarly to campervans/caravans etc, but take away the need for electric, and those tents can be placed pretty much anywhere, often in a corner of a field, and often reducing the pitch price.
Shop around to compare prices to suit your own needs/budget, and don’t concern yourself overly so to what others with a different set up are paying.

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2024: Late start... bear with us!
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From July 2012: 23 nights


via mobile 11/9/2023 at 5:40am
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Apologies for the unkempt appearance of the above post. It appears to be a common theme when editing a post on mobile, on this website? 🤷‍♂️

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From July 2012: 23 nights


via mobile 11/9/2023 at 9:53am
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Might also be the tent is on a grass pitch, the campervan is on a hardcore pitch (though £15 is a big difference).
And there have been many threads about whether the site fees are per person or per unit.
In short, many variables.

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Rates are set based on running costs and local market.

It costs far far more to provide a serviced pitch for a motorhome (whether facilities used or not) than it does for a tent.


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11/9/2023 at 8:01pm
 Location: Milton Keynes
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Some sites do differentiate between sizes of tents by insisting the larger ones can only go on larger, more expensive, pitches. I think campervans are seen as being the same as a motorhome or a caravan, which is fair as some caravans and motorhomes are not much bigger than a campervan(VW style)

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via mobile 19/11/2023 at 9:40pm
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This is a bug bear of mine. I have a Berlingo based Romahome. So not as big as some cars.
One site in North Devon which I use regularly only has unmarked grass pitches and no EHU. But they charge extra for an Drive Away Awning which is no bigger than a tent.
Car and tent priced £11 per person. Camper van same price per person but £5 extra for Awning. But is no different than a car and tent.
I'm not knocking the site, just don't understand the logic.


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19/11/2023 at 10:37pm
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I agree.
One of our fave non-ACSI sites in France was modestly priced for a tent without EHU. When we changed to campervan, we were charged a 'forfeit' (package) rate which was quite a lot dearer. On closer investigation, I saw that as well as EHU it included waste disposal plus water intake, both legitimate charges, but as we had no toilet, we were paying about 7 euro a night for nothing. One time I persuaded the receptionist to charge us as a tent with EHU, but not since. We do still go there but only for 1 night now.

A small campervan probably has the least impact on the campsite grounds.
Certainly it can take up much less space than any other unit.



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