Full time pitch fees

Discussion in 'Full Timers' started by Mikey RV, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Mikey RV

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    What sort of money do fulltimers pay if on a campsite longterm. And what sevices do you get, electric extra etc.
     
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    £10 to £12 but dont speak about it much as break club rules.
     
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    Have been on sites at £100 per calendar month and on others at £35 per week and that's not club sites so no restriction on time spent there.
    The only downside is they close for 3 or 4 months in the winter so you have to go to Spain:BigGrin:
    At this price no electric but water and dump,so you need an off grid camper.
     
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    Long term pitches on some big sites can go for around £1800 a year including electric. Lots of fulltimers base themselves on CLs and pay between £5 and £12, some of those with electric:thumb:
     
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    £60 a week with electric & basic shower toilet:thumb:
     
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    One thing to watch for as an RV'er CL have it in there head that us RVers chew up electric, no more than caravanner's who use a fan heater in there awning.

    Good idea to say you only use a little as possible.
     
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    hmmm .. it's not in their head John ...

    Not many caravans with domestic washer/dryers, giant fridge freezers, twin air cons , 42in plasma TVs , they also use a lot to heat them... ... should I go on or lets just say an RV CAN use a lot more leccy than a caravan..

    It was after we went on pay meter we realised just how much we did use.. :Blush:

    As for prices... budget on £10 - £12 per night .. or about £4k per year
     
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    Most RV's & 5th wheel I have seen don't have washing machines or dryer. Most don't have plasma 42 inch TV either.

    I rarely seen air con being used far less twins being used:Doh:

    My heating is blown LPG by the 12 volt system

    You have made this view well known and done the RV community and CL owners a fair amount of damage IMHO.

    Sorry my views don't agree with yours Jim on this occasion.
     
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    I am glad to see Paul has fitted the meters Jim, it was something I suggested to him a few years ago. He was concerned at the amount of electricity and I wondered if he thought it was us. It turned out to be a caravanner who had an old, high usage and almost empty chest freezer in his awning!

    As for full timing Mikey don't abuse the sites and you will be okay. Don't call them and say you are a fulltimer but get to know them first. £10 a night + my electricity usage is what I would plan for.

    I actually boycott site owners who charge more than that!
     
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    I said CAN ... not must have or use... :Doh:

    They have a potential to use it ... what YOU use is academic .. many use the EHU for heating .. after all its been paid for ... so goes the logic, and they do.

    I am not expressing a view I am stating facts .. how have I damaged the RV community or CL owners ... ? by saying the truth ??

    do you thing site owners are just daft farmers with straw in their mouths .. :RollEyes:
    many own vans and RVs .. and just as knowledgeable about motorhomes as anyone on here.


    leccy meters are they way to go.. it is fair to all, especially those who have no need for it ..

    One CL we were on charged £2 per night more for RVs .. I didn't quibble... I know I could use more than a panel van conversion or a caravan..
     
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    Can is a big word (my car can do 130mph but I don't do it) many eurovans have AC now as well.

    Most farmers with straw in there mouth's have basic CLs with no electric but a water point and bin:Wink:

    But you plant the seed with your constant negative replies about RV's.:helptitanic: why I don't know?:Doh::RollEyes:

    You talk as though most RV'er are stupid and leave everything on:RollEyes:

    You don't help the community whatsoever:Wink:
     
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    Hi Wizzer, where in mid wales can you get a pitch for £60 A week with elec & shower/toilet.??????????? very interesed if you can. :thumb:
     
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    Glad you see the logic that site owners with leccy are not just daft farmers..

    NOT negative .. the truth .. why are you in denial .. the bigger a van the more it takes to heat.. everyone knows that... the bigger a fridge/freezer the more it uses.. these are just facts .. and site owners know this full well without me telling them.. they are not stupid, THEY pay the leccy bill

    disagree with my post, but don't get personal and accuse me of being negative or damaging anyone .. stick to the facts !
     
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    Have you ever seen a caravan grow over twice in size buy hooking a full awning,:Eeek::Eek!: most like em warm:Wink::RollEyes::Doh: the awning can be as long as the van and wider than it by being 3 meters wide:Wink: this is a fact:Wink:

    I BTW as you know have both RV and caravan so can see both sides.:Wink:

    I feel you are negative to the RV community just by reading this thread:Wink::Doh:
     
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    Yes, I've seen vans with fan heaters in awnings... this is why I am in favour of metered leccy.. I don't want to pay for anyone else's waste or usage, as is the case on most sites.. and why pitch fees have risen sharply with the rising cost of leccy ..

    Of course if you are a big user it will cost you more .. and that's fair.. why should a PVC owner pay for the leccy an RV or caravan awning heating man uses..

    I repeat I am NOT negative or against RVs .. .. just telling it as it is ..
     
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    Hi
    I have never seen an RV like Jim describes on a C/L type site---a lot of campsites have 6 or 10 amp EHU------there is no-way all that gear would run on that power supply--------- you would see those massive RVs in the 'states where they have 50amp EHU--------although there is the odd site in England that accomodate these monsters-- -----With our 5th wheel, and many RVs that we have travelled with, we manage VERY well drawing very little power---we have an 'owl' meter and watch the power consumption very closely-----obviously during the winter months we use more---BUT during the summer months we use very little---------so a campsite should WIN on the electric cost for half the year and would not expect to make a profit on the proportion of site fee which covers the electricity during the winter (as we know, making a profit on electric is ILLEGAL)
    We manage well on our 900watt genny for just a couple of hours a day when not on EHU for weeks at a time (we have no solar power)

    If you are assuming that RVs use more power than new caravans, take a look at their Electric heating, Electric cooking, Electric kettle, Electric water heater all built in as standard fittings and not forgetting the electric heater running 24/7 in the awning (which we have seen too many times)-------PLEASE don't tar us all with the same brush:Sad:

    Perhaps it would be fairer to reduce the summer rate and increase the winter rate----then we would all be happy:thumb:--------the problem with meters, as we see it, is that they, and the cards all make electric MORE expensive, because THEY have to be paid for:Sad:

    Going back on topic---------we never stay long-term in campsites--our RV was built with wheels --we keep them turning as much as possible:thumb:
    We aim for £10 limit per night with EHU
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    By telling it as it is in your eyes makes an assumption that RV'er use more power than caravans or even tenters now who sometimes run a leccy lead to them.

    I disagree as most fulltiming RV'er try to be as gentle on power as they can to abolish the Chinese whispers about them running washing machine, dryer, 42inch TV's and twin air cons because they own a vehicle that can use it (although most don't have all the listed gadgets:Wink:)

    S'pose must agree to disagree.
     
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    I keep a spreadsheet recording our fuel and camping costs, I have it for the last 4 years.

    Last year (May 2010 to May 2011) overall we averaged £7.26 a night. This included 6 months on one site in Spain ( €250 a month) and a total of 58 nights either house sitting or staying on people's drives or French Aires.
    We have sometimes stayed on expensive sites if they are in the place we want to be - the most expensive last year was the C&CC site at Dingwall in August - £24.10 a night :Eeek: but as I said it was where we wanted to be at that time.:Smile:
     
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    That's about average for us!
    This week we were quoted £25 a night for a CL with no facilities in Glastonbury.

    When did hippies become such bread-heads?
     
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    We are in the Isle of avalon campsite in glastonbury paid £17.50 a night, we were at the old oaks a bit further from town at a cheaper £13,50 a night but no bus and taxi was £6 each way so £4 a night more but with only a 10 minute walk to town suits us very well, even better on our bikes just 3 or so minutes away:thumb:
    Sometimes we pay cheap sometime we pay dear but it all evens itself out over the year and we use mirror couchers and get campsites for 0.95p a night, works out pretty good over the year.:thumb:
     
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