family turned away from campsite

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  1. ginge61

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    Errr........Its not a Hobby caravan:Doh:
     
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    to try and filter out travellers by banning certain types of vehicles is ridiculous. Should be done for discrimination.
     
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    Let someone find the website of this park so we can bombard them with e-mails !!..:thumb:
     
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    The family were told by the park’s manager, Nicola McCormack, that their vehicle was banned because a large number were owned by travelling people.

    and an even bigger number arent :Angry:


    They say they were told privacy was also an issue because the Hobby’s door is on the opposite side from other popular models.

    arent 99% of continental van doors on the "wrong" side :Angry:


    the park did not allow Quest or Talbot vans on site either.

    I'm sure the majority of these vans are pik.....travellers prefered caravans


    Red Lion Holiday Park refused to make any further comment yesterday.

    I bet they refused......blinkered jobsworths.:Angry:

    wrong attitude and one site i wont be visiting anytime soon:Angry:

     
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    here you are steve.....fill yer boots mate. :thumb:

    Red lion caravan park

    and this is the parent companies website......

    Perthshire Caravan Company
     
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    and an awful lot of travellers are using single axle vans these days because they are nearly as long as a twin, but i didnt know they had moved their attention into motorhomes- i havent seen any with one, and a lot of sites will not allow comercial vehicles towing vans for the same reason and i know quite a few of the dog-show folk that use transit or similar for transporting their dogs around so they can be safely caged during travel.
     
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    I don't think that many travellers have motor caravans anyway, mainly the standard style as they need the towing vehicle to carry out their private work such as tarmacing etc.

    I think this is disgusting, to treat a family in this manner.
     
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    I've seen storage places with more space between vans :Eek!:
     
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    they sure have.....and not always their own:Eeek:
     
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    Hi
    We visited tewksbury CC site about 2 years ago when we were tuggers
    I was towing with my very smart Renult Traffic company van

    The warden say,s ' Is that your van out there, with all those signs stuck all over it !
    We wont be having them in here much longer, why can,t you tow with a car like other people !

    Without giving him a reply, I immediatly rang the caravan club from the site office on my mobile and in front of him asked for the CC rules on towing with a sign written van.
    I then offered my phone to the warden to listen to the reply
    He refused to take it and stormed off in a huff

    A very nice lady warden then dealt with my booking, muttering 'He gets like this sometimes'

    Fawlty Towers or what !
    If you want to see my van go to www.superkey.co.uk

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    Seems a bit daft to me. Maybe the site owner has no interest and enjoys losing money?

    Just a thought here....does a road run past this site? If so, there is nothing in law to stop a disgruntled motorhome owner plastering his van with approropriate signs indicating the unwelcoming nature of the site.

    I saw this done by a guy who had bought a top model Range Rover from a Garage and had nothing but trouble with it and the Garage dealer. So he covered it in decals detailing all the faults and parked it right outside the Dealer. They couldn't move it as it was legally parked up on the road. I think they quickly settled the dispute with him!
     
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    Many UK sites do not allow commercial vehicles. It is quite normal.

    Very many " travellers " throughout the UK and Europe are now using motorhomes instead

    of caravans.

    It is quite normal ( although illegal ) for site owners to discourage patronage by " travellers"

    and I expect most posters on here are quite happy with that !
     
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    I was refused a stay on a Camp Site in Holland because my van is a tag axle,it stated in the camping book that twin axle caravans weren't allowed, but it also applied to Motorhomes. the receptionist told me of a nearby site which turned out to be better and cheaper, some you win some you loose.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    We all should remember this site & avoid it. Someone should keep a list of such sites. :Wink:

    I can understand some people not wanting certain types of travellers or commercial vehicles but not by banning a make of MH, that's daft. :Doh:

    We spent a few days on a site in Cornwall that had a few tuggers that worked from the site as tree cutters with commercial vans. Apart from noisy kids they weren't too much problem but the vans did make the site look untidy.
     
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    Can they ban travellers from the site??????? Surely thats discrimination :RollEyes:

    Can understand why these sites don't want them, we took a cheap break at a Haven site(£3 a night with hook up) last year. A couple of motorhomes who from there behaviour soon made it obvious they were travellers (rubbish chucked out of the door, kids going to the toilet on the grass, the older ones coming back to the van with stuff they must have nicked as they just threw some of it away after they got bored) parked nex to us. We went & told the reception that we were moving to another pitch & why. She was sympathetic but said unless they could catch them doing something wrong they wouldn't get thrown off.
    Also had problems with some of these families in Germany using the stelplatz areas & again in Spain.
     
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    well as they say......



    The management reserve the right to refuse admission !

    unfortunately we can only boycott this site :Sad:
     
  19. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    No wonder we are often taken for "travellers"

    Its the motorhome type obviously.


    I think its totally disgraceful

    I hope they sue
     
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    I noticed in the article that one of the stated items for refusal was that their door was on the wrong side? but if you look in their Motorhomes for sale section they are selling vans with the door on the wrong side ??????????????

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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