Fulltiming Barming Kent

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by Mayurua, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Mayurua

    Mayurua Deleted User

    My Wife and I are going to be fulltiming in Barming near Maidstone Kent anyone got any suggestions of friendly Campsites, Farmers or people with property that needs looking after ect dont want to keep moving every 28 days if you know what i mean

    Many Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi Dave, there are plenty of places that won't make you move on after 28 days, but because these forums are seen by well over 2500 people every day you can understand the reluctance to publicly name those that flout planning regulations. Privately when you meet other full timers this information might be exchanged. We have a private area here, where full timers can chat about things in private but you need to be vouched for by another bonefide fulltimer to be able to gain access.

    Meanwhile, best of luck with your fulltiming plans, you are not alone and you might be surprised to find how many fulltimers you meet on your travels:Smile:
     
  3. Diabalo

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    Hi Dave,

    I am not too far from Barming, this is the only site I know of, it may be worth a ring.

    Address Riverside Caravan Park


    Farleigh Bridge East Farleigh Maidstone Kent PostcodeME16 9ND Telephone01474 852 520
     
  4. scotjimland

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    Hi Dave, I posted this on the RVF site but I've copy pasted ..

    Cls, Fulltiming and the 28 day rule..

    CLs are probably the best value for money sites available when fulltiming, but moving every 28days can be a problem or at best inconvenient .. but some CLs, especially the quieter ones will 'bend' the rule .. but how do you know if they will or not, calling them and asking is definitely a 'no no' ..you could be an undercover CC inspector for all they know.. and when you book, saying you are full time is also not advised.. traveller, gypsy will spring into their mind..
    When you call, book in for two weeks but mention you may want to extend this period, this gives you a chance to see the site and gauge the owners. Once on site get to know them, offer to help with chores around the site, be a considerate camper, be as unobtrusive as possible.. in other words.. make them want you to stay ..
    There is no hard and fast method or way of doing it but once friendly enough tell them about your lifestyle and how difficult it is to find long term sites.. they may at this point say it's ok to stay longer..
    If you are successful ,don't talk to other site guests about it or how long you have been on site.. they may report the owner.. and I don't think it's a good idea to advertise to all and sundry, keep it to yourself .. !

    One other tip, pay your site fees up front even if they say it's ok to pay before you leave..

    Good luck, and safe travels

    Jim
     
  5. Boo

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    Best thing I found to say to others who enquire about staying on site full time is to say " Sorry, I don't know, I am just here for the season.......you would be better asking the owner".
    It usually shuts them up about it......................I have even had people driving onto the site and coming to me directly and ringing my doorbell to ask if they take full timers (must be cos I have orniments in my window)......... I tell them the same thing :Wink:

    Boo

    PS. So where is this private room for full timers Jim?
     
  6. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    nah.. it's the window box, hanging baskets and herb garden that give the game away :Laughing::Laughing:
     
  7. Mayurua

    Mayurua Deleted User

    Cheers that is leterally round the corner from my wifes new office ill give them a try next time i am down there dont want to spook them on the phone

    more suggestions from anyone very welcome

    Dave
     
  8. Mayurua

    Mayurua Deleted User

    any more suggestions people
     
  9. Mayurua

    Mayurua Deleted User

    ?
     
  10. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    We used to stay at a lovely and very clean campsite called Two Chimneys not far from Margate.

    We dont go their anymore purely because they have stopped taking dogs and we wouldnt leave our pet behind.

    Dont know what the maximum length of time for staying on site is though
     

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