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Subject Topic: Urgent advice needed... please!
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20/1/2012 at 10:08pm
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Watch out with the static idea.    Only residential sites are open all year round and even on holiday sites, the ground rent you have to pay to the site owners can be very high (with all sorts of other conditions thrown in for good measure).  If you did opt for a residential site, I think you have to pay council tax as well but I'm sure someone will be along in a minute to confirm or deny


20/1/2012 at 10:33pm
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Quote: Originally posted by york54 on 20/1/2012

Think the blog/website of the permanent caravanners is

www.ourlifeinacaravan.blogspot.com

If no good  then google  "Our life in a caravan"


Yes, that is the correct web address, I follow his blog every day. He and his partner have been living full time in their caravan for well over twelve months now - get in touch with him, I'm sure he'll be happy to help with any advice and suggestions. I think the only bugbear about that is having to move sites every twenty eight days but if you can find two or three in close proximity to each other you shouldn't have too much problem.

Sorry to hear of your situation (been there and got the t-shirt, as maybe others on here have) so I really do sympathise and I hope you manage to sort things out



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20/1/2012 at 10:34pm
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my advice do not buy a static unless you can afford the stupid rates each year 1500-3500 i have been quoted in past.

look on here for your own layout and caravan choice,good luck been there done that.

www.caravanfinder.co.uk



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20/1/2012 at 10:37pm
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Thanks guys that's the blog I was thinking of. Just couldn't remember the link.


20/1/2012 at 11:22pm
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Whatever you buy you will be at times at the mercy of the cold British weather, and a 'Winterised' caravan will be a must during these times.

Also before buying, check the caravan out properly for any signs of dampness (using a test meter) and for any springy areas in the floor, that can be a sign of delamination between the wooden ply and the insulation layers.

Winterised caravans will have better levels of insulation, along with features such as inboard water tanks (less problems of freezing if inside a heated caravan), and more substantial heating, although the latter can be overcome by the addition of extra plug in convector type heaters as long as you are connected to a 16amp electric hook up supply.

Good luck with setting up your new lifestyle,

Julia

 



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21/1/2012 at 8:03am
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A couple of sites I have stayed on have what they called 28 day pitches. This seemed to be where the caravans stayed permanently on the pitch but you have to leave the site for 2 days a month.Might be worth actually asking at any site you are interested in as I don't think they advertise this practice.



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21/1/2012 at 8:57am
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Briarfields motel and camping park just off junction 11 of M5 do the 28 day thingy. They told me this when I asked if they did seasonal pitches. It's something to do with the licence.

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22/1/2012 at 6:28pm
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Sorry to hear of the situation your in.  Best you find out now though as further down the line would only have been worse.  Just throwing this into the mix - if you are thinking of touring and seeing lots of our beautiful country why not sell your car and buy a motor home / campervan instead.  You'd save on site fees as there are lots of places you can stay free.  I've been away with my Dad for the last 3 years for a week at a time and we just fill up with water at a petrol station when we need it - you could always book into a site for a day or so here and there to use facilities eg batteries etc. Best of luck whatever you do.

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22/1/2012 at 6:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by mikeygasbag on 20/1/2012

Okay guys, thanks for that.

I'll keep looking and keep you updated on how things pan out.

I don't mind shifting site every 3 weeks or so if I have to, maybe it will seem like more of an adventure.

Mike.




I met one lady at Conkers C&CC site last year. She had sold her home and bought (I thinbk it was) a small/medium sized motorhome. She stayed at Conkers for the maximum time she was allowed, then moved down the road to Kingsbury, then came back to Conkers. If you have the opportunity and nothing to hold you back, you could have a great time going from one site to another. I'm so sorry to hear things haven't worked for you, but I'm sure there will be great times ahead IMHO. How exciting for you.

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22/1/2012 at 7:39pm
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You will of course need a perminent address for official mail to go to, some things like passports and driving licences, car insurance and bank details need a fixed abode for them to be legal. 

Julia



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