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  1. onion

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    Hi all thinking of joyning a club, can u tell me what is best for motorhome, caravan club or caravan&camping club, thanks all .
     
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    Personally I find the C&CC the more accomodating club.

    Have been a member for some years now...although recently I have been thinking about cancelling as I find most of their pitches are prebooked months in advance ...therefore wrecking any chance odf a spontaneous weekend away.

    Some have chanced it and turned up to find there is space.....

    I am findige the "advantages" of belonging to a club are dwindling.

    There are plenty of meets going on, on this site.

    Steve.
     
  3. dellwood33

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    We are members of the Caravan Club and have used their CL network extensively
    Don't like the rigid structure of their main sites, or their booking process.
    We get a £30 discount on our MH insurance for being members :BigGrin:
     
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    We are members of both mainly for C&CC recovery with RAC and for access to the CL & CS sites of both - we find if we want to go to a specific area that is seems to be dominated by one club or the other on the CL front otherwise would stick with C&CC
     
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    Both have massive disadvantages for motorhomes, after all caravans are still there favourite. So many pub sites are available the top clubs are becoming a burden to our freedom. We like to tour and having to book a site upto a year in advance is stupid. They are are now rule snobs without consideration to the needs of motorhome owners.
    Wiljoy:thumb:
     
  6. Jaws

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    Was a member of the CC for a couple of years as i wanted to use the sites but in the end gave up with em because all I ever had was rudeness and constantly being reminded they have no interest in motorhomes at all.
    The C & CC on the other hand have always been most pleasent and where needbe helpful.

    Oh and yes, I too used the discount available to CC members for insurance and for ferry travel.
    When I discontinued membership it made me look around and I saved over £100 on the insurance, and I found ferry quotes cheaper elsewhere too !! :Smile:
     
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    I am not insured through the CC - it's just that my insurer gives me a £30 discount for being a member. That means that my actual membership only costs £8 in reality :Smile:
     
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    We are members of the CC and were also members of the C&CC for a bit.

    We have only ever had one problem with attitude from one warden, but a few well chosen words resolved the issue:Rofl1:

    However I take the point that pre planning holidays months in advance is a major pain, as some of the best sites are booked so far in advance. For instance, Ill be planning all our hols and booking up in the next couple of weeks. This takes the pleasure out of spontanious holidaying / touring, and I wish there was a simple answer. Theres nothing worse than being turned away from a site after a long journey and then having to find an alternative at the last minute - often an unsatisfactory alternative at that!
    However, we remain members of the CC and overall find it suits.
    Im certainly against the large commercially run sites that charge you an arm and a leg for your pitch (up to £34 a night in one case), then £5 for a dog, then £5 to put up an awning etc. I works out cheaper to stay in a hotel:Rofl1:
     
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    Blimey ! Thats handy ! I will give that a try when I next renew..If my lot will do the same I may well join for the heck of it !
     
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    Hi,

    While I have no doubt that the insurer in question does give a discount, however you should always ring around as the discount does not mean you are being offered the most competitive price available in the market.

    As for clubs we have been members of both but gave up the CC a few years ago in favour of the C&CC which seem a lot more relaxed.

    The C&CC also offer a very competitive house insurance with 180 days per year away from home albeit you do have to have someone look in every 30 days I believe, we will be moving from Nationwide to them at renewal if they are still offering the same rates as they quoted 2 weeks ago as it was around £120 cheaper than Nationwide.

    However their motorhome insurance was £90 dearer than SAGA so it doesn't pay to put all of your eggs in one basket, always ring around.

    Hope that helps
     
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    We belong to CC&C also known as the " Friendly Club " which they are also they have Motorhome Sections to their list of local groups so always a good choice for weekend meets and a good selection of temporary holiday sites throughout the UK.:thumb:
     
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    Sorry,I would look at web pages for sites.All that happens is members go on at the start of the year and book all sites even if they might not make the then cancle at the last minute. I am stll a member but unless they make changes I will leave.
    I didn't stay a any cc sites last year. found cheaper better on the web sites.
    Rod
     
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    Been in both CC and C & CC but I think that this is the best club I've joined, 10% discount with Sureterm Insurance,been told about some of the best sites and Aires,and paces to wild camp,met some lovely people definately the best club around for motorhome owners.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We started out as members of the Camping and Caravan Club and they were fine as far as Insurance etc for touring abroad, but when we used their sites for a GB tour, the wardens were the most miserable bunch you could imagine.
    They were rude and inhospitable. The people running the Kendal site were the worst: when I arrived at reception, the woman ignored me completely for ten minutes while she was on the phone, and when I later asked the male warden what the weather was going to do, this is the reply I got:
    "Don't ask me. I've been up since six this morning and haven't got time to sit around watching day-time TV for the weather forecast!"
    Nice welcome eh? :Angry:
    After that we joined the CC at the Edinburgh site - a far friendlier bunch even though they don't claim to be 'the friendly club'.
     
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    We have used the CC for several years now and have never had a problem with wardens.

    I use it to book ferries as it always gives me the cheapest deal.
     
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    I`ve been a member of the CC for about 12 years and have always found their sites to be clean, well kept and other members a quiet well behaved pleasant bunch of people. Like all organisations that become so popular they don`t have to worry too much about "customer care", although I have`nt personally had any problems nor actually observed any.
    The current booking system is another matter and will not improve unless the CC revert to taking a deposit for bookings.
     
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    Which is another thumbs up for the C&CC £25 deposit on internet booking. I thought about joining the CC tried to check availability at the Rowntree site in York, any weekend this month and all fully booked along with February. If they had space I would of joined and booked, needless to say I didn't. It would be advantagous to be in both clubs as there is always one or the other in the area you are travelling in.
     
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    I am a member of C & CC to, but also a local club. The main attraction is the Tempory holiday site & Weekend meets, so don't need to book. I am a great beleiver in spontanaity, if its nice, I will jsut throw things in & head off ( a major advantage in having a Mh now is I can keep a basic set up allways in), so could check the weather & decide to head off in a few mins without all the faff.
     
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    We are members of both CC and CC&C clubs, we have only been members for 6 months and in that time just made use of the CC&C District association weekend meets and plan to use some of the temporary holiday sites next year.
     
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