Caravan Club rant - update

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  1. lufcdave7

    lufcdave7 Read Only Funster

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    Just reading the November issue of the Caravan Club magazine, in particular an item on 2010 site bookings. It looks like they are taking the problem of block bookings/last minute cancellations very seriously, it reads and I quote, "Please be considerate of other members when making your bookings and only reserve dates you are confident you will use" unquote.
    No more problems there then!
     
  2. pappajohn

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    that should read.....

    "Please be considerate of other members when making your bookings and only reserve dates you are prepared to place a non-refundable deposit on"

    but it aint gonna happen....is it !!!!
     
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    I canceled my membership by email, with a response from the TEAM, however after other posts with respect to automatic payments I checked if I could still log on even though my membership was expired.

    Yes !

    I could still log on :Eeek:

    I telephoned the TEAM and she confirmed my membership was canceled. So all OK :thumb:

    On neither occasion, was an enquiry made to why I had canceled !

    When this occurs whether a CLUB or a company, that I have had a long term relationship with, always leaves me feeling that they couldn't care less. :Angry:
     
  4. Jim

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    Too big to care, almost 400,000 members. Caravans and Motorhomes still grow in popularity at an amazing rate; much faster than new sites are built, in fact sites may well be in decline. If the whole of motorhomeFun didnt renew there membership this year they probably wouldn't notice:BigGrin:
     
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    You know why don't you they couldn't, shame but it just shows what they think.:Doh:


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Is the C&C club any different?
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    dont know about that Jim

    9'100 members at £37 is a lot of dosh.....£337,000 in fact.:Eeek:
    i'm sure they'd wonder who was fiddling the books at least.:BigGrin:
     
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    I have always found the office staff helpful and friendly.

    My last trip through the tunnel was booked through them, due to my mothers illness I had to change the booking three times, considering they have to phone the tunnel while dealing with you at the same time, which must be a pain. They couldn't have been more helpful. :thumb:

    Roy
     
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    That will do it then..........problem solved...........not.........:BigGrin:
     
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    CC websites been down all day. 1st they said up and running by 12 then it was 3 now its 5. Maybe its all the forum members logging on to cancel thats crashed it. :BigGrin:
     
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    I joined this year waste of money every time you tried to book somewhere full up do you think i will be continuing my membership?:thumbdown:
     
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    in our experience they are not as obsessed with Caravans, although on the rare occasions we've booked in advance they don't like taking short term bookings - ie 1 or 2 nights, creates more work I suppose.
    Fell out with CC several years ago over their dismissive attitude to Motorhomes and total lack of interest in our comments on problems with the CC
    Seriously thinking of dropping C&CC membership as well, only really use the Big Site Book - which is excellent - spend very little time camping in UK now and can get perfectly acceptable deals on insurance etc without them
     
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    May be worth giving them a try on a crossing, we only use the tunnel and up to now we have saved about 15% by booking through them as opposed to direct. So for us even without using the sites we have more than covered the membership fee.
     
  14. twooks

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    we use Hull, and the only really great deals came from Tesco Vouchers - unfortunately now long gone,

    it seems difficult to get anyone interested enough to quote for North Sea Ferry crossings unfortunately, and by the time third parties get around to pulling a deal together I've lost interest. :Sad: or the cold dark nights are threatening and I need to book something / anything just to keep me going :Smile::Wink:
     
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    I agree then, probably no point in being a member. Even a lot of uk club sites you don't have to be a member to use them.
     
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    As the author of a Guide on Big Pitches, I can actually quote chapter and verse on whether you need to be a member to visit some Caravan Sites.

    Of all the Caravan Club sites quoted in their handbook, there are actually 74 that will take (Warden permitting :shout:) camping vehicles of 30 foot or longer.

    Of those 74 you have to be a member to go to 22 of them - which means you do not have to be a member to go to the other 52 - although you might have to pay at least £1 extra per outfit per night.
     
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