Pitch marker

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  1. crimbo

    crimbo Read Only Funster

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    Hello folks,
    When leaving my chosen or allocated pitch to go sight seeing or shopping etc, should I place a pitch marker and if so what do people use :Confused:
     
  2. Goldenoldies

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    I have seen made up boards with m/h reg number, but most people seem leave their ehu cable.
     
  3. FIDGET

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    Hi I personally have a square number plate on a post , I also usually leave my electric lead if on a proper site or cl/ cs.
    Terry:sin:
     
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    I had a sign I'd made meself It was on a piece of ply 500mm x 100mm, it gave me rego and "occupies this pitch"

    Conversation!

    "Eeerrrmmm! 'scuse me mate, would you mind if I crawled under yer Van to get me sign?"

    "What sign?"

    "The sign you drove over that said this pitch was occupied by "rego # " yah blind Bast**D!!!:Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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  5. enery8

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    I picked up a pitch marker at the local car boot for a couple of quid. :thumb:
     
  6. Phill D

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    bought one when we had our first motorhome... used it twice :Doh:
     
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  7. pappajohn

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    whatever you leave make sure it is no value.....

    a bucket, with the bottom missing, pegged to the ground would be ideal

    some folks will steal the teeth from your comb given chance.
     
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  8. TheBig1

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    I had an A3 sized sign printed on plastic correx board for under £10 from EBay. I've screwed that to a triangular traffic cone and leave it in the middle of the pitch when we go offsite. Not had an issue since using it but used to get the occasional problem when we just left the electric cable and a chair
     
  9. Carol

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    If you are having a pitch marker made up I would have one with your names on it and not the registration number so that you can use it if you change your motor home, we leave a sign and the electric cable.
     
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    ..... I usually get the dog to leave one!! :Wink:
     
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  11. Armytwowheels

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    We use a cheap and cheerful plastic bucket with 'Pitch in use by (reg no.), fill it with water so it doesn't blow away, you could use your grey waste then nobody would pinch it! :Rofl1:
     
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  12. knokinonabit

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    Using your black waste would be even better. :BigGrin:
    You would be as popular as a fart in a spacesuit :Blush:
     
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  13. Armytwowheels

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    What would be funny is to get a couple of joke plastic poos and float them in the water!! :Rofl1::Rofl1: a bit of loo paper too!
     
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    We have used all sorts. Bucket with two litre bottle of water on it. Home made pitch marker, hey lead, pop up cone. Best one though is the screw in thing with two dog leads on it and a bowl. If someone takes the pitch I'll take the dogs and put them on their leads.........
     
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  15. TheBig1

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    a few flies would help too:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  16. MHVirgins

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    We use the pitch marker that we bought at a CC site.........it says on it "MOTOR CARAVAN USING THIS PITCH" however, it doesn't stop some dozy tuggers from setting their caravans up on your pitch. Then he'll say he didn't notice it!!:Doh:

    The annoying thing is, that should this happen we were told that it's the motorhome that has to shift to another pitch:Angry:

    Bill
     
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  17. TheBig1

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    a generic sign like that without personalisation is likely to grow legs as well. its no use to you in somebody else s locker and they all look the same so no proof it was yours:Doh:
     
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    Yep, agree, it could walk, but it's hardly of great value really and we tend to go on the assumption that the majority of people on sites are still honest. Touch wood, we haven't had anything nicked yet:thumb:

    Bill
     
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  19. themogs

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    :Smile:Bought a sign from The Caravan Club, Just £6.50, attached it to a small pole.
    Nicked, oops sorry, aquired:thumb: a roadside cone, took top off and rammed small pole inside.
    We've used this on numerous sites, and it does a really good job.:thumb:
     
  20. Ridgeway

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    We now tend to leave some of our bikes chained up to the table and chairs, awning carpet plus the EHU, its very obvious tha the pitch is occupied and not had an issue to any trying to take our pitch. More common though is that someone has come and parked very close to you and made it difficult to get back in hence the awning carpet is an indicator to them of your required space.
     
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