advice on living cheaply

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  1. wizzer59

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    Right, now don't know if this is the right place to put this but here goes anyway.

    I live in Wales and love it here but I have been working four days a week down on the south coast, Worthing, Brighton area, been working on the books for a nice guy who let me stay in his works yard in an old caravan for the four nights I'm down there and its been a nice cheap way of doing it, but Ive now gone self employed and need to move out of his yard.

    Now I already have my house in wales to run so can't afford to rent down south.

    Soooo I'm looking for somewhere to park my old caravan as cheap as possible..

    So my question is this, is it possible to stay long term on a camp site and how much is it likly to cost per week
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    Or has any of you guys got a better idea:thumb:
     
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    caravan? are you really asking on the right forum, hee hee.
    Try a CL, 28 days at a time.
     
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    There are caravan club CL's who overlook the 28 day rules and generally seem to charge around a tenner a night including electric.


    It's wrong but its done:Wink:
     
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    Hi wildman
    I know I know but its only for cheap living and we are working towards a motorhome and can't wait but will get there one day.

    Anyway thanks for answering what are cls likly to cost and do you think they would do a deal?
     
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    Mmmm I notice there have been a couple of RVs been parked at Charmill cottage in Findon for the last couple of months so that one must be cheap.

    I wonder if they are members on here?:Smile:
     
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    We used a CL this year, that had another field adjacent where a caravan had taken up permanent residence. The CL was a tenner a night for squalid facilities - tho we learned after the stay that it had recently been kicked out of the CC for 'rules breaches'.:Laughing: The buggers didnt let on theyd been back-heeled when i booked though! :Angry:
     
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    You can buy seasonal pitches on most sites, some will have a maximum stay period. An all yewar site, may accept residential on a 8 month maximum - therefore you will need to switch between two sites over the year.

    Expect to pay somewhere in the region of £200/£300 per month site fees. If you look for the little rustic sites, with basic amenities - then these will be cheaper.
     
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    Crazy Lanes camp site might do a deal, http://www.crazylane.co.uk/ tell Paul I sent you

    Seasonal pitches from £1100

    Peter
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys, some useful info that I didn't know about.
    Just one daft question, how long is a season?:Blush:
     
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    Generally, this is between 1 april - 31 October. Different areas/campsites have different licences. Not many all year sites will turn away a long term during winter!

    Some seasonal pitches are just a normal pitch, others are seperate from touring pitches, in quieter areas, others, like some down here, you have your own toilet/shower block behind each pitch.
     
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    Thanks for that, looks like Ive got some ringing around to do:Smile:
     
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    camp

    you can get a lovely flat in the gorbals Glasgow 200 a month free electric. neighbours will show you how to fiddle it.better than a camp site.
     
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    Jock.
     
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    Cheers guys thats good stuff:thumb:, is there a website that lists all campsites? oh don't worry Ill google it.:Doh:

    Tim
     
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    Mmm thanks for that, bit of a trek to work though eh:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Terry
    Thanks for that.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Some pubs will let you park free if you buy a meal or a drink.:Wink:
     
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    Ralphs a builder. When hes been building substations up in Northumberland he just phones round a couple of sites in the local area and asks. The substations are normaly on opencast mines , and theres usually something nearby. Morpeth , Alnwick , Widdrington.
    He usually only pays about £40 a week. That includes hook up , and use of the shower blocks.:Wink:
    Its realy good when he gets them in the summer as I drive up on a weekend to join him with the kids too:Smile:
    If you say your working in the area for a month or so , he says the price drops considerably . It may be different down South though.
    Bev
     
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