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Message posted by Ronnie Ainsdale on 01/9/2009 at 1:34pm
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Dont know if it's been mentioned (I've only skip read the posts) but, generally with the CC you choose your own pitch. With the C&CC, they chose it for you.

This may or may not be a big deal for you, it was for me. Because of this I wont renew my C&CC membership. So I stay with the club that's run by the retired for the retired. The Caravan Club. Or should that be The Caravan and Dog Club

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Quote: Originally posted by Ronnie Ainsdale on 01/9/2009
 . So I stay with the club that's run by the retired for the retired. The Caravan Club. Or should that be The Caravan and Dog Club

I would not agree with that description I see lots of people of all ages and sizes on the club sites. It strikes me that the description Caravan Club describes it perfectly as a club run by professionals for caravanners to get the best out of their outfits and which welcomes everyone.

 



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The Caravan Club has been described as elitist ... as if being a member of an elite is in some way a bad thing! 17

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Quote: Originally posted by Ronnie Ainsdale on 01/9/2009
Dont know if it's been mentioned (I've only skip read the posts) but, generally with the CC you choose your own pitch. With the C&CC, they chose it for you.

This may or may not be a big deal for you, it was for me. Because of this I wont renew my C&CC membership.

I've read that on another forum aswell (so understand it happens), but each time I've turned up at a c & cc site they have asked me where we would like to be on the site - or its the first thing we have asked. We have young children so we ask to be near the play area - and have always (bar one time*) been accomodated. The warden has guided us to the area we've asked for and then let us choose a pitch. Before the warden bobs off he/she has always offered to help postioning the caravan and then points out where nearest water/waste/ toilets etc are. I find this quite helpful if its a site we are visiting for the first time.

*The one time we were allocated a pitch was at Windemere last August. It was full with people turning up off spec trying to book in, but as we had requested 'near the play area' when (internet) booking they got us as close as they could. (Not easy there as the play area is almost hidden away!). I thought this was fair enough given the circumstances.

 


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If you join the C&CC, and you want to do one night Saturday stays, then make sure you have a big battery as you cannot pre book an electric pitch for a 1 night stay.

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Quote: Originally posted by Zafiral on 02/9/2009
If you join the C&CC, and you want to do one night Saturday stays, then make sure you have a big battery as you cannot pre book an electric pitch for a 1 night stay.
Crikey I did not know that, have to say that is a big minus in my book.

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Quote: Originally posted by janus on 01/9/2009
Quote: Originally posted by Ronnie Ainsdale on 01/9/2009
 . So I stay with the club that's run by the retired for the retired. The Caravan Club. Or should that be The Caravan and Dog Club

I would not agree with that description I see lots of people of all ages and sizes on the club sites. It strikes me that the description Caravan Club describes it perfectly as a club run by professionals for caravanners to get the best out of their outfits and which welcomes everyone.

 


I agree with you Janus, Its definitely not just for the retired what rubbish

We're in our mid twenties and have both been members of the caravan club since we we're 19, Its got something for everyone we find, (Including our 2 dogs 17 and 20 month old son) We are members of both clubs as it gives us the biggest selection if sites and CLs/ CSs that way. And for the 30 odd quid a year each its worth every penny,



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Quote: Originally posted by Zafiral on 02/9/2009
If you join the C&CC, and you want to do one night Saturday stays, then make sure you have a big battery as you cannot pre book an electric pitch for a 1 night stay.

As I understood it you can not prebook a single night at weekends no matter what sort of pitch you ask for. But it is a couple of years since my last try out with the CCC.

 



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Quote: Originally posted by janus on 02/9/2009
Quote: Originally posted by Zafiral on 02/9/2009
If you join the C&CC, and you want to do one night Saturday stays, then make sure you have a big battery as you cannot pre book an electric pitch for a 1 night stay.

As I understood it you can not prebook a single night at weekends no matter what sort of pitch you ask for. But it is a couple of years since my last try out with the CCC.

 


To my knowledge you can book a non electric pitch, but now you have cast a doubt, I'll ask and if you can't then I'll cancel my membership as that is rediculous.

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I have just checked on the online booker and yes, a 1 night Saturday stay on a standard (non electric) is possible, but not on a service (electric) pitch

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It seems to me these days that an electric pitch should be standard for a caravan and any without electric should be quite a bit cheaper. If I want to run off the gas and 12 volt I'll go to a CL, a rally or a cheap commercial site.

I'd certainly not want to pay CC or CCC prices and not at least get electric.



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Quote: Originally posted by Zafiral on 02/9/2009
I have just checked on the online booker and yes, a 1 night Saturday stay on a standard (non electric) is possible, but not on a service (electric) pitch

Thanks you learn something every day.

 



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Quote: Originally posted by Le Phantom on 02/9/2009

It seems to me these days that an electric pitch should be standard for a caravan and any without electric should be quite a bit cheaper. If I want to run off the gas and 12 volt I'll go to a CL, a rally or a cheap commercial site.

I'd certainly not want to pay CC or CCC prices and not at least get electric.


If you go to a CC site and get a non electric pitch ( quite rare thigs these days ) then you pay for it as an economy pitch which is a lot less than a standard pitch. If you go to a CCC and they do not have an electric pitch available you do not pay the serviced pitch supplement.

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