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Subject Topic: Are they taking the Mick?
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29/9/2016 at 11:38pm
 Location: Bucks
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Sorry guys but it doesn't matter when you bought the field. You wouldn't sell your house on the cheap because you bought it before house prices stared to rise stupidly. You would sell it for current market value. Camp site owners are renting their land at the same current market value. They don't do it to give you a cheap holiday, they do it to maintain the site, pay their rates, feed their kids etc. But I see it's a lot of CC members moaning too. Why not go on rallies? My parents go on these a lot and do their caravan ing very cheaply.


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30/9/2016 at 7:34am
 Location: Luton (no jokes plea
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Not everyone likes rallies, we don't, plus we need ehu which is not generally supplied on rallies. We use CL or CS sites, on a CS now, £14 with facilities.


30/9/2016 at 8:03am
 Location: East Herts
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Quote: Originally posted by Grandad Kenny on 29/9/2016
Colin, it is Brecklands Meadow, great little gem.



Thanks, I'll look it up.


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30/9/2016 at 9:42am
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##RANT MODE ON##

Quote: But I see it's a lot of CC members moaning too. Why not go on rallies? My parents go on these a lot and do their caravan ing very cheaply.




because you have to be a member to go on these rallies, and i would rather pull my eyes out than join.

why?


reading reviews on a camp site. across 4 websites it had 10/10 (or equivalent). on the CC website it had been marked down. because it didnt have a big metal pole across the gate and "just anyone could have drove in" well yes, you did.

are you that important that you have to have your own private entry barrier?

i go camping to get away from the city, not to take it with me.

##RANT MODE OFF##


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30/9/2016 at 10:03am
 Location: Bucks
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Rallies are of course a personal choice and not everyone's cup of tea I agree.

Mrs Bonce - well done, you've got a good deal and that is great. But here's the rub and you make an important point - you said 'we need EHU'. Nothing wrong with that but site owners make huge investments to have this installed. It wasn't there in the halcyon days (and prices) that some posters here are harking back to.

Anyway, I'm out of here, I made my point and I think it's a fair one, but if people still disagree with me and you think that site fees are too extortionate, then the challenge to you is put your money where your mouth is. Go and buy the land you need at a desirable location that people will want to visit, make the huge capital investments needed for the whole infrastructure, pay the fees for regular health and safety and fire inspections, pay the huge business rates, the waste disposal fees, the machinery, actually make some money and pay for some winter sun because you've spent your summer running around after people, chasing plumbers to fix a broken shower because people are complaining, mowing the grass etc etc. Now if you can do all of that on the cheap, then either it's a rubbish site or hopefully, it's a good one that you can invite me along to upon where, I will eat a selection of large hats of your choosing - and that my friends, is the end of that particular rant!


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30/9/2016 at 11:12am
 Location: Llanidloes Powys
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Well said CC!!


30/9/2016 at 11:47am
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Quote: Originally posted by Claydoncamper on 30/9/2016
Rallies are of course a personal choice and not everyone's cup of tea I agree.

Mrs Bonce - well done, you've got a good deal and that is great. But here's the rub and you make an important point - you said 'we need EHU'. Nothing wrong with that but site owners make huge investments to have this installed. It wasn't there in the halcyon days (and prices) that some posters here are harking back to.

Anyway, I'm out of here, I made my point and I think it's a fair one, but if people still disagree with me and you think that site fees are too extortionate, then the challenge to you is put your money where your mouth is. Go and buy the land you need at a desirable location that people will want to visit, make the huge capital investments needed for the whole infrastructure, pay the fees for regular health and safety and fire inspections, pay the huge business rates, the waste disposal fees, the machinery, actually make some money and pay for some winter sun because you've spent your summer running around after people, chasing plumbers to fix a broken shower because people are complaining, mowing the grass etc etc. Now if you can do all of that on the cheap, then either it's a rubbish site or hopefully, it's a good one that you can invite me along to upon where, I will eat a selection of large hats of your choosing - and that my friends, is the end of that particular rant!






Spit it out man... what's yer point?


Good points, to be fair... and good post, in theory (Although I sensed steam coming from ears, and a wagging finger!)


I for one, don't see it (owning a camp site) as an easy life, or a way to print money. Much rather be there as a paying guest, than an owner!

The only decision I have to make, is how much I'm prepared to pay, to become that paying customer... and that's quite easy for all of us, to be fair!

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30/9/2016 at 12:52pm
 Location: N. Ireland
 Outfit: Elddis Xplore 304
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30/9/2016 at 12:59pm
 Location: N. Ireland
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30/9/2016 at 1:05pm
 Location: Lincs
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We are running a rally £22 per weekend with EHU and hardstanding. Many rallies have EHUs its no different to going on a site arrival from 2pm leaving time 4pm Sunday.

You arrive get your pitch do as you like all weekend and leave Sunday what's the difference between that and a site.

Sorry main difference is you can stay till 4pm no extra charge.
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03/10/2016 at 10:47am
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Just had a scan read at this post, and it would appear we a definitely being taken for fools looking at the OPs original post.

OK, we live near Plymouth, so a holiday to France is easier than trudging up the dreaded M6 to the Lake District for instance.

We have just stayed on 5 sites in France and our average, inc EHU, was £15.50 a night for two people and caravan. We treated ourselves to a huge comfort pitch, 10 amp EHU, water and waste on a nice site near Biarritz, 21€ a night. You would pay double that here for that kind of pitch.

Friends of ours went to book a static van in Cornwall for a week for the end of July, I do not know where. The cost was more than our return ferry, pitches for three and a half weeks AND fuel to the Spanish border and back via the Dordogne. We only paid to park twice in that time. Plus the weather was far better!

Rip off Britain at its best. The taxes levied on our businesses is outrageous, and we pay the price.

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