CC or C&CC or neither?

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  1. Weinsbergaman

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    Hi All,

    I'm sure you've all discussed this many times before but I've been out of the touring scene for over 15 years and maybe some things have changed.
    When we used to tour we had a wonderful double axle Fleetwood. We were members of the Caravan Club. I found most of their sites to be well cared for, clean & tidy. Never really had a bad experience. The pitches were usually a good size and they were rarely full even at peak times. The only negative experience was on one of their recommended sites in France were we had some pup tents virtually under our caravan.
    Anyway, my question, is there a preference amongst Funsters to which club is best or is it just as easy not to join any and book individual sites direct?

    Thanks Antony
     
  2. Puddleduck

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    I think it depends what you are looking for.

    We were in the C&CC as we were campers and then got our first van..... re-joined when we bought the current van - I like the smaller club sites when we have the Grandson with us as they often have a play area (he is only two) and a dedicated room where we can bath him / clean him up. He is a muck magnet.

    When it is just the two of us we like the hideaway CS locations. We've had mixed experiences with independent sites.
     
  3. GJH

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    We're in both, and the MCC. My notes on our experience Here.
     
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  4. f6c

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    joined both so lots of CL CS small sites;)
     
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  5. scotjimland

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    Just re-joined the Caravan club ..
    mainly for the CLs and sites which are first class
     
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  6. Brisey

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    We are with the C&CC, mainly for the use of their Temporary Holiday Sites. We are also members of the MCC.
    Brisey.
     
  7. scousebird

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    We're in both & rally locally with both, use the club sites and CL/CS sites. We also have our annual multi-trip travel insurance through the CC.
     
  8. Techno

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    I would look at your plans for the year before joining either. No point paying a years membership if your plans don't make use of it.
     
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  9. New Dawn

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    In both. They both offer some benefit. It's all down to personal preference.
     
  10. TUCANO

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    Have been in both but now in neither, I am happier in France (y)
     
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    We kicked the C&CC into touch this year and stayed with the CC.
    We thought the C&CC were taking the wee wee with some of their prices, and also perhaps the main reason their web site was a nightmare
     
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  12. Old Soldier

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    We belong to both, find it handy to have more choice sometimes.
    Not looked into it yet but the last edition of the C&CC magazine said they had "listened to the members" and had reverted back to the old pricing policy. One site I stayed in near Oban last year said their bookings had been down by half because of the ridiculous changes to the pricing.
     
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  13. John Laidler

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    Both, but if I had to chose one it would be the CC, and given where you are based if you plan to tour Scotland they have more sites there. Lots of other options in Scotland and elsewhere of course but sites are comfy! The only downside, and it is common to both of them, is many of their sites are, to put it kindly, in the middle of nowhere. Fine if you have a caravan and therefore have a car to get about but if you are looking for sites within walking distances of pubs and shops you need to look at the locations of each site closely.
     
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  14. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    Join both.
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  15. Cal54

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    I am a member of both but if I had to choose just the one it would be the C & CC. Primarily because I am a solo traveller, benefit from the age concession discount for the over 60's and can choose to have a pitch without electric hook up on a lot f sites, which obviously are cheaper.
     
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    We are in the C&CC and the Motor caravan club, we like them both for the weekend and holiday meets.
     
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    And don't forget BritStops if you are rarely in one place for more than a night :)
     
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  18. Ethle the wondervan

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    Neither, we prefer to do our own t'ing and go where the fancy takes us. If you rely on others to book 'club' sites for you your options become drastically reduced.
    Anyroad, that's wot I t'ink.

    Also, clubs are best for like-minded people and I would hate to find someone with a mind like mine! :lips::moon2:
     
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  19. Khizzie

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    Same for me as a solo motorhomer..
     
  20. Reallyretired

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    We only very rarely tour in the UK so have little use for membership of either. We are members of the C&CC as we do like the New Forest, but as the Member discount and the Age concession are similar and you can't have both on the Forestry Commission sites we don't really save anything.
    We did join CC for one year as we wanted to visit Roslyn chapel, and there is a nice CL almost next to the chapel.
     
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