Hosepipe ban at caravan clubsite.

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  1. Movin' on

    Movin' on Read Only Funster

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    Has anyone encountered a ban on filling your van with water with a hosepipe? We attended the Caravan Club site at Morn Hill, Winchester and were confronted by what I consider to be the rudest site warden that I have ever met. The confrontation started when I secured my car trailer via a plastic covered hauser around a tree adjacent to my pitch. He proudly announced that "this is the Caravan Club and we don't do that kind of thing here"! He then suggested that I put the trailer in a place that wasn't secure, at which point I reminded him that my trailer has a value of £1800 and I would prefer to attach it to my vehicle for security. A short while later I was starting to fill my water tank via my hose when our friendly campsite warden reappeared to tell me that a hosepipe is a trip hazard and If I wished to fill my water tank. I would have to take my motorhome to the Motorhome service point. I reminded him that my trailer was now attached to the wheel of the motorhome and this would at the very least inconvenient. He then rather sarcastically suggested I use a watering can.
    At this point I asked if it was possible to get a full refund at which he replied "Oh yes" and walked away.
    I spoke to my wife and told her we were leaving but she made an attempt to smooth things over and even offered to stand by the hose pipe and make sure that nobody tripped over it.....this offer was met with abuse with totally unprovoked verbal aggression. My conclusion to all of this is that Motorhomes/campervans are not welcome at caravan club sites.
    Am I the only one that has found thiis or has anyone else had similar problems.
    Adrian.
     
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    hi i feel this goes on all too often although never had a problem (yet)
    you give someone who is basically a parking attendant a little more responsibility and the power goes to their heads and they seem to turn into little hitlers with no logical reasoning and the way they expect things to be done is the only way to do it without even thinking about what they are suggesting.
    the caravan club seems to employ caravanners who either could never afford a motorhome or just have the mind set that a caravan is the be all and end all of mobile holidaying

    needless to say it is the CARAVAN CLUB not a motorhome club and some members refuse to accept that a motorhome is basically a caravan and a tow vehicle in one
     
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    Thanks for your comments, I spent ten years in the Army and served in units with less diiscipline than this guy dishes out
    Adrian
     
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    Then complain and keep complaining until you get an apology and preferably a refund.
     
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    I've not had any problems at CC sites any stayed on plenty this year. Slightly worried now though as I'm heading to Morn Hill next week on my way to Cornwall :cry:
     
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    No worries Brian, the complaint went in and our money was refunded in full.
    Adrian.
     
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    We have stayed on many C C sites and have always felt welcome, we are always asked if we need water and they point out on their map where the MSP is and suggesting if we need to to fill before we park, we do use these points as we find it much easier for emptying waste as well as refilling. We are also usually shown which pitches will be the most suitable ie hard standing, or well drained.
     
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    Who did you complain to? Just getting the details so I'm armed for when I go :Eeek: Have just reduced my stay by 2 days. Thought it seemed odd that this was one of the only sites not booked up :Sad:
     
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    We complained directly to the Caravan Club via email, that was two days ago but as yet we havn't had a response. Incidentally, when we asked for the wardens name, they refused to give it and we had to look for it on their signs.
     
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    I get it so the site refunded you. Must say I had a wee whinge via email about one of their sites in the Lakes and it took several reminders for them to get back to me and then they gave me some lame ass excuse.
    Only site I'd heard neagtive comments about regarding motorhomes was Blackpool and it was the Wardens at Warwick RC who passed that info on.
     
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    We had a problem with this site last year when they tried to make us take up a carpet in the awning. I explained that it was sold to us at a motorhome show as a breathable carpet and the warden reluctanly let us keep it down but he wasn't happy.
     
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    I'm reeeally looking forward to my holiday now....not :cry:
     
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    :cry: sorry to be negative,,, you wont get a reply / responce from the cc,, if im right this is the same warden / hittler that was at longleat cc site and he did the same thing about the hose there,only he told one m/h er the hose was too long and ether cut it shorter or roll it up and use it,,quite comicall as it was a food layflat type :Rofl1: what a berk ?? he got the boot from there too and he and wife were at tintagell when i was there,, rude is not the word for the pair of them ,,the gsm would learn some new words from them ??? the only saving face for the guy at longleat was 3 of us heard his rendission to the m/h owner and backed him up by email as i dont think the cc belived him,,so the cc,s policy must be just to move the arround if they get complaints about them ,or they have friends at the top ??? it took the cc 4 months to email us the m/h only took 2 days ??
     
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    Absolutely no point Brian..
    I can tell you what will happen.

    Adrian will end up getting banned from the CC same as me ( Yes, I do still have the letter somewhere. Apparently 'my type' is not wanted in the CC as I complained 'too vociferously'

    The nasty jumped up oiks who run CC and their hilter youth rejects who run a good many of their sites really do need to br made aware that without members they are nothing.. and members are dwindling do to repeated attacks on site users by warders ( not a spelling mistake ) such as the one you had the misfortune to encounter Adrian
     
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    This all very interesting as i live within a few miles of morn hill, and have friends who use it for short breaks, have always heard good stuff about this site.

    However why would anybody go back if the service is bad talk with your feet and stay away or ( Sorry ) keep. "movin on".:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    We have been members of the CC for years, and prefer to use CLs as the owners have a more vested interest in keeping the customers happy as they would soon be out of buisness.

    If you come to this area again can i recomend this site, its 20 mins ish further on down the m27 but well worth the trip especially if you like a bit of fishing, there is a bit of a track up to the site but plenty of room once there and the owners wont ban anything, go out of their way if they can to help.

    http://www.woodingtonfishery.co.uk/ :thumb:
    We live in a great part of the UK please dont let one person spoil your travels.
     
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    It's a shame that people are like that.

    I am sure that when he started the job he was very friendly.

    I am no psychologist but something seems to afflict people once they have been in a job for a while.

    In my experience the worse affected are Caravan Club wardens, GP receptionists and Court ushers.
     
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    Our experience as well, though we have not used a lot. No apparent anti-MH attitude on any, in fact quite a large percentage of pitches have been occupied by MH's.
     
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    I always use Caravan Club sites and have never come across a stroppy warden - just the opposite, in fact.

    They have always gone out of their way to help if I've had any problems, wanted to change pitch because of bothersome neighbours etc.

    At Longleat a couple of years ago, they went out of their way to let me know they'd had a cancellation when I asked to stay a couple of extra days.

    Must be the way I smile at them :Wink:
     
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    my last motorhome was a bit of a dog,but i loved it,i could park it anywere and not worry about it getting nicked,i went down to brighton for a weekend fishing trip and decided to park my motorhome for the duration in the caravan club site by brighton pier.
    when i got there the warden was helpfull,and just said find a pitch and come back to the office,so driveing around the site i could see the tuggers looking at my dog kennel and thinking please dont park next to me.
    and i spot a pitch right between 2 brand new caravans and thats where i parked, the owners never said a word,but i see that they were not happy,as i left to go fishing, i said to one of them keep an eye on it for me, the look on his face was priceless:Rofl1:
     
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    You have to use diversery tactics with these people.

    Something like start breathing heavily and ask them to repeat themselves as you are here on holiday to recover from a triple heart bypass operation and you did not hear what they said.

    Then ask if they can pass you a chair so you can get your breath back. This gives them a few minutes whilst getting the chair to contemplate their future :Doh::Wink::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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