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Subject Topic: Static at ROOKLEY PARK Isle of Wight Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by lyn090 on 01/10/2017 at 2:27pm
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Hi everybody need help i have old static at Rookley Park on the island, the site has been sold we all have to leave between Dec 17 and Dec 18. The newer vans can be re-sited at other sites but im stuck only bought it 1 year ago as there were no restrictions and spent a lot modernising it absolutely gutted i have a 1999 bluebird savannah which i have rented all summer and had good reviews. Would be glad of any advice or help in what to do also site is still selling vans and not telling new owners is this illegal or can they do that.


Message posted by Colin21 on 01/10/2017 at 8:16pm
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Hi Lyn, you have highlighted some of the many reasons why I would never buy a static, even if I could afford it, which I can't. It appears to me that the owners of static sites can do whatever they want, whenever they want, and there's little anyone can do about it.

Very few, if any, sites will take a static unit they haven't sold, even those less than 10 years old, so you have my sympathy for your situation. Sadly there are very few buyers for older vans because of this, the only real market is firms wanting a "site hut", or people wanting to put a static in their garden to live in while they build or renovate a house.

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Colin D.

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Message posted by Grampian91 on 01/10/2017 at 9:39pm
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Sadly as above it happens quite often and it's legal.

The landowner can choose what they do and do not want, its their land. Unless you have a contract that extends past December then you have little choice but to move it.

Some landowners do it knowing that the owner will struggle to get it moved, it wont be cheap and possibly even more so with your location. The owner may offer to take it off your hands for 50 or for free.

Guess what they are likely to do with it? And scrapping it is probably not the answer.

Guessing the new owners will have contracts that extends for at least a year, maybe they will have the same problem next year? Or the vans they are being sold are younger than yours?

Lots of sites have age limits on statics.

Post 1997 licence holder?

Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by MisterB1959 on 05/10/2017 at 5:55pm
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can you afford to have it resited somewhere? it would cost a few grand just to move it.

you could even move it somewhere and possibly sell it if its not a location suitable for you? have you considered france for instance?

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