How much will you pay or have paid for a campsite

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  1. barryd

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    Ive been enjoying the thread about the daftest things a warden has said to you and having put my two peneth in about what I think of clubs sites I started wondering how much people would be prepared to pay or have paid for a nights camping.

    People probably think im just being tight but I dont like paying more than a tenner (if I have to pay anything at all that is).

    Whats the most you have paid, where and why?

    Whats the most you would be prepared to pay?

    I have heard some horror stories about some campsites in Europe costing over £40 and I know of some friends who paid nearly this much in Italy. Surely this isnt the norm though.

    Thanks
    Barry
     
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    wow, Barry. You need to get out more mate:BigGrin: we have paid in excess of £60 per night for a site, and friends of ours have paid nearer £70. WHY?
    Holiday hotspots in the summer holidays. kids and all the other excesses. We rarely do pay that much but if the sites worth it, helps keeps the kids entertained, has what we want we will pay it.
    We balance this up by using aires or wild camping for many other nights. so it lessens the cost of a holiday.
    Normally £20 in this country would be our limit but even then we rarely stay on sites over here.:thumb:
     
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    Here in Spain if you have a Spanish reg its less i have found when I go with my Spanish friends I let them do all the talking and booking in that way we pay about 15 euros a night sometimes with elc but they dont like to pay so we do a lot of free parks they know all the places to go and even in the summer we have not been moved on:Cool:
     
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    Paid £33 pn last year at holgates near arnside lancs cos of pool bar etc only stayed two nights just to try it. Good site and would go again but not more than two nights at that price usually happy to pay around £17 for decent site. But only if they sell tea bags :)
     
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    :Eeek: £70!!!!! Clearly I have no idea! I would expect my own pool, hot tub and Swiss masseur for that!

    I can see your point about summer holidays and kids to entertain but that would break my heart!

    Right bring on the tight Yorkshire man comments.

    Can anyone top that (£70)
     
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    Hi Barry

    As Haganap has said sites abroad can be really expensive, especially in the height of the season. When camping in the UK we try to balance the costs out. We have been looking for a site in Bath for when we visit for a couple of nights in April. We have been quoted £29 per night at one and £24 per night at another. This is balanced out by spending the previous 4 nights at the Three Magpies near Devizes at £9.50 per night inc EHU. When we leave Bath we are moving on to an MCC Rally at only £3.50 per night with no facilities. When abroad we use the Aires and Municipal sites as much as possible to keep costs down.

    Brisey
     
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    and they say that NHS Staff are underpaid :RollEyes: :Laughing: :Rofl1:

    I have never nor would ever pay that of a site.. but like Barry we seldom use sites in any country.

    The exception was a three month winter stay at Roquetas camping in Spain 06/07 which worked out about £10 per night including EHU

    In the UK , CLs,, up to a tenner and very very occasionally a club site if there is no CL near where we want to be.

    France we only use Aires, free or a few euro and the occasional municipal site, up to about 14 euro Never used a commercial site in France or Germany


    EDIT

    I forgot we have stayed at Parc Verger .. an exceptionally good site which isn't run by Dick Turpin or Robin Hood
     
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    I'm from the cissy south so don't have anything to say But for the life of me I cannot understand why anyone would pay a fortune for a motorhome and then pay to park it on a campsite. May as well go in a travellodge
     
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    we've paid in excess of £40 in France but that was only once. I prefer to pay as little as possiable if anything.
     
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    Nice one Jim

    A Scot and a Yorkshire man who dont like paying loads for camping! A trend starting here perhaps.

    I have to agree. You pay a fortune for a van thats pretty much self sufficient. Why pay a fortune to park it.

    The French have the right attitude. They will avoid paying anything for camping at all costs.
     
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    Last year when we first got our a van, we had some tompson vouchers so booked a haven site with alll facilities which cost us £20 a night in July. Which considering it had evening entertainment and stuff for the kids to do I didnt think was bad.

    On the other hand we have stayed at Colchester Camping before which has nice pitches and a shop but little else, when we enquired a few weeks ago they wanted
    something like £28 a night, which we refuse to pay as there is so little there.
     
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    In France and Germany we never stay on a site only use aire or stellplatz.Max paid in UK was 15 pounds.
    Coming to UK for June / July booked in for 2 months 50 pounds a week.
     
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    People probably think im just being tight but I dont like paying more than a £1
    Thanks
    Barry[/QUOTE]

    How muuuuch!!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    The French have the right attitude. They will avoid paying anything for camping at all costs.[/QUOTE]


    You've got to love the French.
    We pulled into an aire last summer. It was free overnight with a 7 euro charge for ehu and 2 euros for water. Kath wanted to use her hair dryer, so I hooked up.
    I noticed, as I did, that the other vans (all French plus one dutch) were not hooked up. At 7pm a French lady turned up in a car to collect the money, she got my 7 euros and went home.
    Immediately all the French van owners got their cables out and hooked up, for free.
    The Dutch guy and me just looked at one another in amazement and laughed, although deep down inside I was distraught beyond reason, it took a while to get over the needless loss of that 7 euros.
     
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    paid nothing last year ,and hope to carry on the trend this year,keep wilding :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    Des and Donna got snaffled a couple of times on the French riviera for £60 a night

    Most we have paid is £24.00 but that was in the UK, peak season with a fabulous club house and a show thrown in
     
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    I think the most we have paid was about €25 per night incl. EHU at Sovicile near Siena. Would use it again as we like the site and a bus calls to take you into Siena.

    Otherwise, free aires whenever possible (but most sostas require a fee in Italy - typically up to €10) and in the UK, up to £10 for a CS. Don't want EHU generally and resent paying for it on an inclusive basis without the option.

    Philip
     
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    They do hate paying, that's for sure.

    We used watch the French leave the aire before 8am then return later on after the Municipal Police had round for the money .. Not just one day, but maybe for a week or more .. One had the brass neck to leave levelling blocks to reserve his place :Laughing:

    Another trick they use is to pay for just one ehu and the rest piggy back onto it ..

    A French motorhomer put me wise to this one. ..

    On Pre Pay ticket machines, time it correctly , just before the Police come round you buy a ticket .. it's still valid when he comes round the following day , so pay only every second day ..

    and they call Jocks tight ... :Laughing: we are but amateurs compared to the French:RollEyes:
     
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    On Pre Pay ticket machines, time it correctly , just before the Police come round buy a ticket .. it's still valid when he comes round the following day , so pay only every second day ..

    Noted and tucked away for next time.......
     
  20. barryd

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    A French couple came onto the CL in Devon at Christmas late afternoon, borrowed my hose and clearly made no attempt to go up to the farm and pay. They stayed one night and left early in the morning. I think its funny that they beleive its there god given right to park their MH wherever they like for free (im all for that by the way). I remember a few places in Brittany with no camping signs up and full of French MH. We just joined in of course.

    So it looks like the £70 campsite must be a record. I have to say Im gobsmacked. It looks like we are divided into two camps. Freeloaders like me and people who want all singing all dancing sites and are prepared to part with wods of cash for the right site.

    Am I missing something on these 5 star sites? Do you all do swinging or what, free beer?. It cant be a better view than some of the free spots I could mention.
     
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