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Message posted by gailbonney via mobile 14/9/2020 at 6:50pm
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Weíve been members of the C&CC for 12yrs and recently joined CAMC. In all that time, We have never done a rally, meet or THS. Up to this yr, we have not really used our on board facilities, but due to Covid, weíve had to. No problems as we now have a lovely end bathroom and good sized shower. So that wouldnít be a problem. The problem is where they say they have limited EHU , thatís avail on a first come basis. Due to work and school, we can not really even get to a local ish site before 5.30, by which time, the EHUís will have all gone.
Need EHU as OH regularly has to work via laptop and phone at weekends, plus we need to use motor mover to get out of and into storage. It looks like we will never be able to access this type of camping.
How do others get on?

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Lottie 15.08.99 - 07.12.13 RIP dottie Lottie
Millie ? - 03.05.14 RIP beautiful mad Mills

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Message posted by marg614/9/2020 at 6:56pm
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buy a second 110 amp leisure battery, and a solar panel

Message posted by Grandad Kenny14/9/2020 at 7:47pm
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When you book your pitch at a THS or a pop up site you book the EHU if itís available, when you turn up itís there for you

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Message posted by gailbonney via mobile 14/9/2020 at 7:49pm
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The last 2 I tried to book, it was first come only. Tried to book one this afternoon - same problem.

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Lottie 15.08.99 - 07.12.13 RIP dottie Lottie
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Message posted by marg614/9/2020 at 9:09pm
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you wont gt an ehu at a rallie, unless your one of the favoured few who attend at 1 min after opening time or on the elite list!

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Message posted by romany15/9/2020 at 12:01pm
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with a 110 amp battery and a 120 watt solar panel you should be able to keep your phones and lap tops charged using 12 v sockets if concerned do a trial run close to home and see how long you can go, then you can relax and enjoy being away   

Message posted by gailbonney via mobile 15/9/2020 at 4:05pm
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Worry is the mover really

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Izzy 15.11.02 -25.12.12 RIP my beautiful girl
Lottie 15.08.99 - 07.12.13 RIP dottie Lottie
Millie ? - 03.05.14 RIP beautiful mad Mills

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May ... Anglesey
July ...
Aug ... Was Normandy and Vendee , who knows now!











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Message posted by romany15/9/2020 at 4:24pm
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Quote: Originally posted by gailbonney on 15/9/2020
Worry is the mover really



don't forget you will be putting charge back into your battery on the journey home ready for your motor mover at home

Message posted by birder9915/9/2020 at 5:18pm
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I have used THS for 28 days with just a 80w panel and a 110 battery. If you get a 12V adaptor for the laptop and use USB for phones, tablets etc you should not have a problem unless you want to run a 40"+ TV as well!

Its surprising how quickly you get charge back into even a lead acid battery. In very warm weather the biggest problem that I find is the gas consumption of the fridge and then I make sure that I turn it down a few notches and keep an eye on the contents. I would guess that many of the older people on here will remember the days of gas lights and no fridges and certainly no battery or ehu and we still managed to have fantastic holidays.

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Message posted by romany15/9/2020 at 8:07pm
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Quote: Originally posted by birder99 on 15/9/2020
I have used THS for 28 days with just a 80w panel and a 110 battery. If you get a 12V adaptor for the laptop and use USB for phones, tablets etc you should not have a problem unless you want to run a 40"+ TV as well!

Its surprising how quickly you get charge back into even a lead acid battery. In very warm weather the biggest problem that I find is the gas consumption of the fridge and then I make sure that I turn it down a few notches and keep an eye on the contents. I would guess that many of the older people on here will remember the days of gas lights and no fridges and certainly no battery or ehu and we still managed to have fantastic holidays.



Yep I'm one of them the old hissing gas lamps that had to have the mantle replace frequently no telly the old paloma type water heaters

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Message posted by iank0116/9/2020 at 4:14pm
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We only do rallies with EHU and it seems that the C&CC do not favour rallies with EHU which is why we are with CMC.
However to resolve your problem during the summer I would suggest a solar panel of at least 100w.

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Message posted by gailbonney via mobile 16/9/2020 at 6:56pm
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Iíve just joined CAMC but didnít realise they did rallies. How do you find out about them?

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Izzy 15.11.02 -25.12.12 RIP my beautiful girl
Lottie 15.08.99 - 07.12.13 RIP dottie Lottie
Millie ? - 03.05.14 RIP beautiful mad Mills

2021
April ... ??
May ... Anglesey
July ...
Aug ... Was Normandy and Vendee , who knows now!











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Quote: Originally posted by gailbonney on 16/9/2020
Iíve just joined CAMC but didnít realise they did rallies. How do you find out about them?



Easiest way is to join your local centre.
Go into your profile and under your membership you will find a section to register with them. It's free.

You don't have to join your local one, you can join any.
Every centre should have it's own website which can be found using an internet search engine.

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Quote: Originally posted by gailbonney on 16/9/2020
Iíve just joined CAMC but didnít realise they did rallies. How do you find out about them?



Hi Gail, we have just returned from a two week CMC rally on a beachside site paying less than £14 a night with EHU.
Rallies can be difficult to find on the club site, live chat may help you locate them, in the Whatís On section.

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C&CC has a separate free app for rallies & THSs called ďout & aboutĒ, itís very useful. Iíd assumed CAMC had something similar.
But I was cross when we booked onto a rally in another area & the organisers didnít see fit to tell us it was cancelled. We turned up to locked gates, had to find another site that night. My fault - I hadnít thought to keep checking the app on the 5 hour drive down.

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2021 - 1 site, 2 nights.
2020 - 4 sites, 20 nights / 2019 - 13 sites, 35 nights / 2018 - 20 sites, 33 nights
2017 - 10 sites, 22 nights / 2016 - 19 sites, 33 nights / 2015 - 15 sites, 27 nights.


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