Pitching up with foreign van

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  1. Doddy

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    Hi, sorry if this is a really dumb question, but we are newbies!! Can anyone please advise me if there is a correct etiquette for pitching up on site with a foreign van with the door on the offside? Would hate to upset the neighbours! Thanks for any help :(
     
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    Do what you fancy, especially if you want a nice view/quiet sleeping area/away from children's play area or CPD!

    That's what we do and EVEN THE CARAVAN CLUB allow you to pitch anyway you want (so long as you obey the "peg rule" :LOL:).

    Enjoy your van - Gordon
     
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    We have our door on the off side and would always choose to have our door facing away from the one next to us, but sometimes you can't. I then just choose the best way for us. In sites in europe no one worries about it and just does what they like.
     
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    If you're in a foreign van, it is essential that you park as close to the van next to you as possible, particularly if thre is loads of room, leave enough room so you can open the door half way.......
     
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    whichever way you park someone will moan o_O

    park on the end where possible with door to view or hedge, I would rather not overlook my neighbours from choice
     
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    Alternatively, park so that the vehicle straddles two spaces and prevents others from parking.
     
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  7. Doddy

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    Thanks for that Rapido925M, but whats the peg rule?!!!!
     
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    We haven't used many, what I call, posher campsites but when we have it depended on the grass to gravel dimensions. Putting the awning out needs grass for the pegs so we have to park up with the door obviously facing that side. Never had a problem with it on any site.
     
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    Quite a few sites now want you to peg out your awning on gravel to protect the grass so dont forget to take good pegs if needed. Presently on a hardstndin gon grass at a C&C site pitched so we can get awning out and car next to us. Have found at most sites if you ask nicely they will do their best to accommodate you, best to get there early though, while wardens are still fresh.
     
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    The two big UK "clubs" have their pitches marked out with pegs.

    You will be forced to look at a demonstration in the office with a little model showing how you WILL park in relation to the peg on your pitch.

    If you deviate from these orders by as much as 1cm there will be armed response by the SAS, you and your offspring and all their friends will be banned from the "club" for life and the four horsemen will ride.***












    *** The sentence above may contain some slight exaggerations. But you will receive a severe bollocking from the warder. He will almost certainly be called Norman (y):D
     
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    I park whatever way suits me, not anyone else. I then erect my full length 4ft high windbreak to mark my territory then erect my awning at the other side, job done ;). It's your space, obey the rules but park how you like (y)
     
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    Last time we were on a CC site (a couple of years ago) we were asked to park whichever way round we liked so long as the appropriate corner was against the peg.

    The one time we used a C&CC site (last month) we were shown our pitche and told we could reverse in or drive in forwards, whichever suited us best.

    We don't often use sites but rallies/THSs vary quite a bit. Some stewards aren't bothered but others prefer habitation doors to not face each other (often away from the prevailing wind so not for a pedantic reason). We tend to pitch with the hab door not facing that of our neighbour but at Peterborough this year we were all pitched facing downhill because of ground conditions That meant that our door was facing our neighbours' door but it wasn't a problem for either of us.
    We have deliberately pitched with hab doors facing at a couple of Fun meets but that was when we were on @ShiftZZ control duties and it was a service to other Funsters :D
     
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    We have a German Hobby Van and the habitation door is on the drivers side we park near the peg as requested but some are very near a hedge so can't open the door if backing in.we then drive in so have more space on door side.
     
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    You pitch for best view or sunshine.

    But never pitch facing down hill if you have a FWD MH.
     
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    Works OK if the exit is downhill Brian :)
     
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    Think Brian means don't park downhill from an access road......
    Always park so you exit downhill whether in reverse or forward gear.
     
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    Just go across the channel then you don't need to worry about it.
     
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    I know John - but could I pass up a change to wind up @hilldweller Prince of Bruges? Of course not :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Welcome to the mad house Doddy ... ;)
    We always park to suit the mrs. If she's happy I don't care about site wardens and etiquette.
    Just use your common sense and like others have mentioned there will always be someone moaning whatever you do. :D
     
  20. Doddy

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    Thank
    you for your advice stooo. I thought keeping the Mrs happy sounded like a good idea but when I mentioned it to Garry he didnt seem keen on bringing her along too!!!!! :whew: Deb
     
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