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  1. Khizzie

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    Last Wednesday I stopped at Morn Hill Caravan Club site just out side Winchester.. There were only a few people camping and there was lots of space. I was the only motorhome there and parked up with lots of vacant spots either side....by Friday the site was almost full and what was most interesting was the perceived snobbery with motorhomeers all the newish ones congregated at one end of the site well away from us that had pre 2008 motorhomes ,is this normal,if so its time to go back to tugging as there was no apparent snobbery amongst that fraternity.:Eeek:
     
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    It can work the other way.. you are parked up on CL, in the corner of empty field.. someone pulls in and parks not 6 meters away..

    before you know it there are three or four all next to each other .. I call it 'clumping' .. or the herd instinct ...

    personally I always hope people park as far away as possible.. and never thought it was snobbishness when the do 'clump' away from me..
     
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    We tend to try and park away from others for our own space and so the dog can have more of an extended lead however if we are wild camping we move a bit closer to another MH . Makes mum feel safer.
     
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    I would say not, in my experience it does not matter what van you have Motorhomers in general are friendly folk, like all walks if life you get some obnoxious ones, but best they are parked away. Maybe they were a group of friends who wanted to be together and did not want to disturb you if they had a few drinks in their vans in the evening.
     
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    Never experienced that - in fact the opposite when I had my very old (but gorgeous) Swift Kon-Tiki 640/6 (y) people with new MoHo's would congregate around that, many would come over for a gander and most would say how roomy it was compared to their new ones, especially when we took the deck chairs up and relaxed on the roof.

    I have an 06 Apache now so not sure where it would fit in your example, but for sure I have never experienced the issue. Could it be the ones who came in were just a bunch of MoHoers who just knew each other and were running together???

    Regards,

    Trikeman.;)
     
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    The feeling of " snobbishness" came from the observation that all the pre2008 motorhomes of which there were five of us that were there together when the post 2008 motorhomes arrived the following day all parked at the farthest point away from us ...would point out though didn't see any funster stickers on any of these...
     
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    We've not had enough trips in the mh yet but can't say that I've noticed.

    However, I felt that when we used cc sites with the caravan that there was a certain amount of snobbery......one of the reasons we started using cl's/cs's(y)
     
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    Well in my thought 2008 is quite a new van our much loved van is 15 years old and I've never felt that, though it's possible they were just snobs and snobs are snobs no matter what their hobby I certainly would not change my hobby for them.
     
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    As I live on a narrowboat , we have snobbery from people who have new posh boats who never take them out of the marina and put the wife on point in front!
    But I always think its the same muck they have to clean up:)
     
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    Never noticed it myself. I talk to anybody regardless of age, make or style of van and I certainly don't have a problem with newer vans parking nearby, good thing as the majority are newer than our "Elle" !! :happy:
     
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    I always try to park near to a new van - they are obviously considerably richer than me, and more likely to have plenty of quality booze on board. I hope they take pity on me and feel the need to share. I like to have rich friends and associates, and will always let them get to the bar ahead of me - just out of courtesy you understand:p
     
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    Like it! Not much point in us parking up together then!! :clap:
     
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    All in the mind..........
    After over 40 years Caravaning/MoHo`ing/Rv`ing...

    Never come across it... :shake: :shake: :shake: :smiley:
     
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    I think life is too short to either be snobbish yourself, or be overly concerned about others who may be small minded enough to be snobbish. Just do your thing and enjoy it. As long as our 9 year old jalopy works for us, that's all that matters.
     
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    It's a bit like the bible, you can read into it anything you want.
    Choose to see snobbery and you will. Choose not to, and you'll see all sorts of other possible reasons, like even - just maybe - coincidence.
    I think you've answered yourself really:
    When we roll up on site we're too busy arguing (about which side we want the door on, where the sun comes up, how close do we want to be to the loos, shall we go in nose-first or arse-first), to bother about checking number-plates to see how old the other mohos are.
    Did you go over & chat?
     
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    I couldn`t give a monkeys my van is wot I can afford it suits me an I can get all me tarmacking gear in the garage lolol:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Yes
    And carpets
    And Generators

    Do you have red hair?
     
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    Now that's got that thread up and running I will pop out to ldls and get some fresh rolls to share with my neighbours in their brand new hymer..
     
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    It's snobby just being on Caravan Club site!:)
     
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    Is that why you decided not to buy an expensive new van :whistle:
     
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