Another 2 silly questions

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  1. ILOVEBOWLS

    ILOVEBOWLS

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    This will be my first season staying on sites, help appreciated.
    (1) when leaving the site and returning the same evening what is the best method of informing others "this pitch is mine", or is this allowed and/or managed when booking the site?
    (2) views please on awnings, fixed or free standing for a Devon Tempest

    Thank you. David
     
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  2. John Laidler

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    You can get signs to stick in the ground. Look in the back of any motorhome magazine or do a bit of Googling. Or persuade Jim to sell a MHF one!

    Awnings not that popular, other than the wind-out ones. You can get pneumatic ones now, no poles, but they are not cheap. Vango make them, amongst others. Have a look on their website but expect to pay around £500. Or use a £25 Lidl gazebo!
     
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    usually put up a sign to advice the spot is taken and inform the site warden that you are leaving temporarily.
    Signs can be purchased similar to the below:
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  5. GeriatricWanderer

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    Make your own sign. Simple wording in a plastic sleeve with a piece of hardboard.

    Pitch already being used.
    ABC 123 DEF

    On the Continent be prepared for your pitch, and your sign, to be taken upon your return.
     
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  6. Tootles

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    You will find that most Caravan Club wardens sell green signs with white letters saying 'Reserved for Motorhome', or something like, for a few quid.
     
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    Leaving the site? There's loads of cunning tricks to 'reserve' your pitch. The real old sweats leave a tatty table and camping chairs plonked right in the middle of the emplacement.

    Popular with foreigners (but not recommended on H&S rules) is to leave their connected EHU lead trailed across the pitch!!! This also prevents anyone using their socket.

    A simple sign as outlined on other posts will suffice in UK because of British fair play. Doesn't always work in Europe!
     
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    or leave the wife there in a deck chair
     
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    Now that did cross my mind then I could go bowling, may I tell her "CRUISER SAID";);)?
     
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    We agonised over all this a few yrs ago-we bought a 'drive away' awning,and found it more trouble than it was worth.We now have a kampa air awning which we only put up if we are staying for more than a week.
    We had a sign saying 'emplacement occupee par camping car 123xx' but never used it.Now we just leave EHU cable and our ramps-never had a problem,praps we just been lucky (y) I can't help observing that it's easy to 'over think' these things :)
     
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    Yeah kind of agree with you but still think that I like Cruisers reply.
    :wine:
    Good news is I owe him a drink, Bad news is the wife said make it arsenic!!!!

    :wine:
     
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    On a planet...far, ....far away.
    If I come back and " My pitch" is taken......I just park on another one.
    No big deal for us.
     
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    Unlike a bowling man to live so dangerously-mind she doesn't sabotage your woods !!
     
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    If you're abroad expect your sign to be in the nearest rubbish bin and a Johnny Foreigner's MH to be very settled on 'your' pitch.

    Camping 1.jpg
     
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    Find the angriest scrap yard Alsatian, fight it, then take it and peg it in the middle of your pitch.
     
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    I hope I don't meet a certain persons wife, when she is in a bad mood.:mask::mask::clap:
     
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    WHAT????? And ruin a perfectly good chair if it rains? :Eeek:
     
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    We had this many years ago, when we had an old Commer Highwayman, in Devon. Went out for a meal with the kids, and left a towel over the peg. On our return, the towel was over a hedge, and a BMW with German plates was parked in our spot, with a tent draped over the car..........Despite some (heavy) remonstrations, they wouldn't move, so I hitched the Commer up to the Beamers front end with my tow rope, and dragged him out. Only then did he start up and bugger off, tent still flapping over his roof.
    I was much younger in those days.........:(:(:(
     
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    A sign similar to this usually works for me
     
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    Leave Motorhome on the pitch and use feet or bikes, always seems to work.:)
     
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