Extra Charges for Awnings!!??

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  1. OddSocks

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    We decided that a week in Lynton would be nice! :BigGrin:

    I have booked us in at what looks to be a lovely site, and it appeared quite cheap. £8.50 per night. Wifi throughout and free hot showers! (Wifi is via a pre paid card) Elecrical hookup too (No mention of limits on how much power we can use but I'll bet there is!!) TV Hookups! (How does this work btw?)

    So - due to the length of our motor home we have ha to book the bigger hard standing. We are 19 foot 6 inches long. The max for the smaller plots was 18 foot. Now this is described as "Standing with grass suitable for Awnings and Trailer Tents"! How exciting, thinks me, a hard standing with grassy patch for an awning. All for £8.50 per night.

    Newbie error, right! lol! :RollEyes:

    That's £8.50 per person per night, cos that extra person in the van takes up so much more room! lol

    Oh, and if you want to put your awning up, that'll be an extra £16! Are you serious!!???? A grassy unused space by the van but if I want to extend my awning over it I have to pay an extra £16? Ridiculous!! :Eek!: Have you ever heard of such a thing?

    So I have not paid that fee. Might put the awning out any way and see what happens. Yes, ladies and gents! I am the hippy anarchist! :Rofl1:

    Any way - I just can't wait to get there now. We are booked from Monday to Friday. Lynton is a most beautiful place, we have had some happy holidays in a hotel there, but this is our first time in a camper. Very excited! :)

    Free tarot card readings for anyone who would like to join us! :Smile:
     
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    So what happens if you have an awning that when extended, the feet fix to the side of the van rather than on the grassy floor...:shout:
     
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    no such thing as "free facilities" try not paying for the pitch or extra person fees and they aren't available. all in the cost I'm afraid but an awning is a walled canvas structure a canopy is just a roof offering shelter from sun or rain.

    btw dont forget to wind the canopy in if the wind picks up:thumb:
     
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    Awning charge.

    the awning charge generally applies to room type awnings....caravan variety.
    A windout CANOPY should be free of charge....unless you start attaching wall panels.


    Tv hookup.

    Simply an extension cable from a booster/splitter in the site office.
    Usually only found where normal reception is rubbish and your own aerial wont pull in a signal.
    You may need your own extension from the hookup point if its a fixed tv socket, others are 'free standing' and are long enough to put through a window and direct to your tv.

    Electric.

    There will be no limit to the amount you consume but the hookup post breaker will determine how much you can use at a given time.
    A 16amp breaker will allow more appliances together before tripping than a 10amp breaker.

    Enjoy !
     
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    vote with my feet with a site like that.... sites that charge for dogs bug me ...:Angry:
     
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    Oi you left without paying your awning fee hee hee and you never read my tarot cards. I feel right depraved, or is it deprived Mmmmmmmmmmmm:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Might put the awning out any way and see what happens.

    Free tarot card readings

    you mean the tarot cards cant tell you. :Doh::Laughing:
     
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    Lynton Site is a way away from the town, but there is a large car park that is M/H friendly in town . Just a walk up the hill to Lynton from the park, and the Tram to Lynmouth,
    there's a good seafood place down there (Lynmouth) with the river on your left, it's on your right.
    Just watch that narrow track into the site, some of the locals treat it like a M/Way:Doh:
    Coombe Martin too is worth a visit, longest main street in Devon(?) Pub right at the end just as you start to go up the hill, decent grub there at the right price:thumb:

    When you come back come back towards Minehead, through Porlock for the ride of 2014:Rofl1: be ready to engage 1st gear:Rofl1:
     
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    £10 per dog. I saw it on the list of extras. I also thought this was a complete rip off.

    But it is the closest to Lynton, and we don't have a dog! lol

    Thanks for your replies friends! :Smile:

    Have not decided if we will take a TV or not. Might be nice to just have some quiet time. Will see how we feel.
     
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    as David (dshague) said, i would walk with charges like that.

    They get away with it and it Wont be long before theres an extra charge for the toilets and grey/black disposal, then a charge for using the sites access road etc.
     
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    Indeed, I don't like extra charges, but this place in within walking distance of town, so very handy, just what we wanted. Plus the wifi, and free hot showers! We didn't actually pay any extras at all yet, but will buy a wifi card on arrival, hope it won't be too expensive. This is only our second trip out in the van any way, so still learning the ropes. First time with electrical hookup too. I have no idea what the grey/black water arrangements will be. But we have a cassette toilet, some hose, 2 10 ltr jerry cans and a bucket! That should do it lol :Laughing: Such a steep learning curve being a newbie!
     
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    Thanks. Just got back from Germany and France and saw a fair few awnings out, but we didn't dare as didn't think they were allowed! However that said, stayed on one german city campsite over Easter where we were like sardines and didn't have room for the awning to go out (stell platz full also)
     
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    Come on now, you must be really tight!
    £10 for a dog is very cheap, I paid nearly £300 for mine :Wink:
     
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    You must remember what they say in China.

    A dog is not just for Christmas.

    With any luck there will be some left over for New Year! lol :Rofl1:
     
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    i have seen several dogs with excellent pedigrees sell for a few thousand pounds. only a few years ago "blue" colour staffy puppies (actually a washed out brindle colour gene making them grey) were selling for £1600 a time. ridiculous money.
     
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    Aire run by Irish Airline company..Tryitonaire?

    Is the site run by an Irish airline company?
    It could be called Tryitonaire!
    Regards B.

     
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