Mystery?

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  1. billkce

    billkce Funster

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    Can anyone tell me why one can be charged for a motorhome and trailer as two separate items, when a caravan and car are taken as one.
    I can understand if you were taking up more than one pitch, but if all three items - motorhome, trailer and car - were parked on the alloted pitch then surely there shouldn't be any extra charge.
    Can anyone explain?

    Carole
     
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    it comes from the logic of charge as much as we can get away with

    it used to be charge for pitch,
    now its charge for pitch, per person,per dog,awning,pup tent,sunshade, extra vehicle etc etc. with regard to caravans they only have the towcar with an engine where as motorhome and toad is two vehicles with engines, so you probably fall into catogary of motorhome with extra vehicle
     
  3. dylan

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    Please don't tar us all with the same brush ! We charge per pitch per night with NO EXTRAS don't care what you put on it :Smile:
     
  4. TheTwoOfUs

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    But once parked up, you only have the use of one vehicle as per car/caravan.
    It's just a money making game and it's one I won't play. If I've been to a site and they've charged me extra, then I won't go back.
     
  5. Road Runner

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    Yup ridiculous been charge £5 for a dog, £3 if I roll my awning out.

    2 pitches for a RV on some sites but i used to have a twin axle caravan and 4 x 4 equally as big.

    Below and wished I never sold it now

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  6. American Dream

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    Cheers Eileen....

    Here's mine..:Rofl1: AND That's only the TOAD....:RollEyes:

    It is getting crazy though...All these extras on some sites...

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    well bruno is 2 or 3 times the size of the usual size of dog that travels with people, still love him though but you are right a rep at one site i rang gave me the charges for the dog and it was more than the pitch was per night so asked why - his reply well we are still cheaper than putting the dog in kennels while you are on holiday, and ive had the pay for two pitches thing as well
     
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    Remember "Carry on Camping" where Mrs Grasper the site owner replied to any request. "That'll be a pound."

    I was charged for a Camping Car and a Car at the 360 degree cinema car park at Aromanches even though the car was on the trailer. No charge for the trailer?. NO charge to stay all night though.

    John
     
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    We wouldnt do that :thumb:, there are a lot of sites that dont make charges for everything they can, but there are those that do - they dont seem to realise that word of their charges will get around and it will probably cost them more in the big picture as people will use them as a last resort when wishing to visit their area
     
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    Mystery

    Some time back (25 years ago) as a family of two adults, two young teens + Naini we stayed at a camp-site to visit Phantasialand near Cologne.
    Confusion reigned as we had turned up in an Autohomes Travelhome S towing a small CI Panache caravan (what a palaver) two camping units you must have two pitches, no need says Don, we only take the space of a Volvo estate and caravan. We were fleeced also, even though we only took up one pitch we had to pay for two (good job the Germans didn't understand the Dragon when I spat out in Welsh). :Angry::shout::shout::shout::Mad:
     
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    Steve, if you bring that you get a free pitch if you let Mark have a go !
     
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    Well it's got the "A" frame fixings on the front....

    Can you give me a tow?:RollEyes:
     
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    Does your lovely looking site allow black, window-less motorhomes that look like they are from the Eastern Block (and that have been banned from the New Forest sites and the Bath Marina and Campsite) on it?

    JJ ;-)
     
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    Yep :BigGrin:
     
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    These are the very reasons we seldom use big sites - we are fully self contained - leccy is usefull - need a point to dump and collect water - ideally in hose pipe distance to avoid hitching up again so always prefer CL - always made welcome always sensible prices some really lovely locations
     
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    Very good news... only been here a few days but I am growing quite fond of this part of Wales and it's people... I see myself returning...

    JJ :BigGrin:
     
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    When we parked at the 360 cinema this summer, he took the 4 euro fee & then later came along to tell us that there were to be no awnings, no "peekneeking" and no longer any overnighting :Eeek:
     
  18. billkce

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    Same thing for the Swiss Motorway Vignette. Why do they charge separately for a trailer? Its not as if its going anywhere without the wag or has an engine to pollute their lovely fresh air. Suppose the tyres wear out their precious roads though!:Sad:
     

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