How The Other Half Live Or Don't Take Your Hymer Here!

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  1. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/t...tine-25-foot-Class-motorcoach-stay-there.html


    No caravans allowed! The campsites so exclusive you must own a pristine $1million 25-foot Class A motorcoach to stay there
    • Exclusive motorcoach resorts allow only 25 foot-plus Class A vehicles
    • Many resorts throughout the US won't allow RVs older than 10 years
    • Luxury RVs form the fastest growing market in the US car rental game

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/t...lass-motorcoach-stay-there.html#ixzz3c7NePcAL
     
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    gus-lopez Funster

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    Yes , saw that the other day. Can't really see the point myself.
     
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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    It's been like that for a long time. First time I was in the USA I considered renting an RV as a base but found that many sites would not allow vehicles over a certain age on at all and others reserved the right to refuse admittance after inspecting the condition of the vehicle. Yet others refused various makes or models!!!! Too much faff when I could hire a car and stay at motels for less money.
     
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    Bluemooner Funster Life Member

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    Wonder if they take ACSI cards :giggler::giggler:
     
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    Montana’s Bigfork Motorcoach RV Resort, which has 13 of its 29 privately owned sites up for rent, is among the more modestly priced with a daily peak-time rate of $65 ($390 weekly and $1,560 monthly). In the UK, a powered site on a Caravan Club-managed space would set a non-member back £10 per night before additional extras are added.

    Approximately £42 is equivalent to 65dollars so daily peak rate is how much different to a CC site? Where is a CC site £10 before extras at peak time for Non members then add other costs it is well over £42 isn't it?

    Or am I getting it wrong?
     
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  6. Jim

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    The social scene at that site will be awful, what a bunch of snobs. Thats said, there are clubs like that in the UK. If you turn up in an old rig you might find yourself parked out of the way so as not to embarras the club :rofl: Thankfully this club has always been about the people rather than what they're driving. (y)
     
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    We went to London for four days over the New Year back in 1989/90
    We were transferred to the Apatments at Grosvenor House Hotel ( due to a mix up). So posh. A real treat. Our car was an elderly Talbot Solara which we were allowed to park in the hotel car park much to the horror of the car park staff. They found it a dark corner, well hidden. Come New Years Eve we had a chuckle at all the Bentleys and Rollers parked on the roadside. Was a lovely holiday.
     
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    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    I left the motor Caravan club when they actually discussed at the AGM putting self build and motor caravans over 10 years old in a separate segregated area

    Unbelievable.

    That is why motorhome fun is the best club available!
     
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    this would be my vision of a site from hell ....

    nothing to do with 'camping' and all to do with elitism .. like these posh gated housing stalags
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    incredible.. and unbelievable.. and to think I was considering joining.. o_O

    In the past, the CC asked for details of your caravan.. and if you had a self-built motohome had to supply details.. and a photo .. no idea if they ever refused anyone.. but why ask otherwise..
     
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    I like the idea. I can see it catching on in the UK.

    Whilst the dubber in me would love to have a campsite where all and sundry are welcome - let's be honest, do you really want to rock up in your new Frankia Platinum and be pitched up next to Wayne and Waynetta in their 35 year old hand me down...?

    It's like an exclusive MH club.
     
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    where would they park my 25 old van.
     
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    My previous van was 38 years old! But the looks we got at C&C sites. Unfortunately that's people's perceptions.
     
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    I wouldn't want to stay on a site that puts up signs like that. I don't use campsites in France, only aires or wild camping, I would imagine there is plenty of remote places to park up all over the USA, after all, most RV's are totally huge, self contained with generators and air con built in. They really are houses on wheels. Why would you want to stay on a campsite?
    We have a friend in Wyoming who drives a fifth wheeler. She always wild camps and says she would never go to a proper site as she says they are full of posing weirdo's.......:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
    Allan
     
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    Next to mine - then you can sip the nectar of the laphroaig gods........
     
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    When working on site, I was showing a rather posh couple with a large tag axle motorhome, available pitches. Pointed out one to them and the man said " oh no not this one, not next to this person" which happened to be my small Sussex with awning attached. I replied " oh that's my van" to which a slightly embarrassed wife replied " I think this pitch will do nicely dear"
    Turned out to be quite nice couple who we got on quite well with!
     
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    I don`t give a monkeys who parks next to me, MoHo/Caravan/Tent/P.Van... (y)

    As long as they don`t have yappy dog`s or screaming kid`s... :whistle2: :imoutahere: :BigGrin:

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    Or smokers;)
     
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    Nice attitude you have there. Our bus was made in 1991; does that disqualify us from parking up next to you then? We're the same people whether we're driving an old Ducato or a Concorde.
     
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    Re the exclusive USA sites, be a laugh to get an old tatty van, but driven by Kate and Wills look-a-likes and roll up to the gates in that. See what the Yanks do then !!
     
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