Season long `vans on touring sites

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  1. womblevra

    womblevra Read Only Funster

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    Hate not being able to get on sites cos they are fully booked of campers who have booked for the whole season,
    Or if you do get on all the good pitches have long term pitchers.

    If you run a site
    don`t advertise it as a touring site if you intend to fill it with season long campers
    or
    If they want to book for the season direct them to your Static `van sales team and keep touring pitches for tourers

    AND
    finally if you must have season long campers give them the grotty pitch that is muddy/shady/unlevel rather than all the prime pitches
     
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    Just curious. The people who own these sites are in it for a business.
    What is the upside to them turning away long term campers for people who are only coming for the weekend?
     
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    Don`t know but it annoys me that they advertise themselves as touring sites
    and when you try to tour you can`t get on quite a few sites for long termers
    or if you do you get the pitch that nobody wants
    IF
    they are full most of the time with long termers
    then DON`T adverise in the touring campsites books we all use
     
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    I think I can understand your grievance however it doesn't seem very likely that your desire will happen.

    If I was an all season long pitch occupier then I would point out that if I am to be the biggest payer on that site then I want this particular pitch.

    I wish you well in your endeavour however........Griff :thumb:
     
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    They ain`t really the biggest payer as they get discounted price for booking longer
    It is easier money but if your gonna go that route
    DON`T advertise yourself as a TOURING site


    I get fed up with turning up at a "campsite" that has long been given over to statics or chalets or with every single pitch occupied by obviously permanent caravanners.

    That ain't a "campsite" in my book
     
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    I think it's a no win situation, if the site has empty pitches they want to fill them whether seasonal or touring. Good luck with your plight.
     
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    its not all sites just some:Wink:
    So its not really a plight :Smile:
    just one of those things that irk me.:Angry::Angry:

    thought it might make a decent topic
    And who knows one or two of those sites may actually take a bit of notice of us
     
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    We often book sites for a month at a time and I'm sure the site owners would prefer our £650 to the £60 someone might spend just visiting for the weekend.

    Much of the time we are the only people there midweek, out of season.

    :Smile:
     
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    Its not so much about the fact that sites do it
    I understand Money is money and maybe is maybe
    especially in this economic climate
    its about advertising yourself as a touring site and then being full to overflowing with SEASON long mostly caravans that are empty alot of the time,killing the grass with the permanancy of their awning and other paraphanalia.
    By all means fill your site with seasonal vans just don`t advertise yourself as a touring site, so that people don`t turn up looking for a night or two only to be wasting their time and yours

    Its a bit like advertising yourself as a walk in centre then telling people that walk in that your fully booked for the next 5 months
     
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    We always make a quick phone call to see if a site has space :Smile:
     
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    Not always possible when your touring out and about
    especially if your in the the countryside out of phone signal range
     
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    Must be me but I have never had a problem. I did want to go away on a August bank holiday and could only find the expensive sites with available pitches.
     
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    Andy you know where we are and only one price all year round:thumb::thumb:
    never been fully booked yet.
     
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    Trouble is as our hobby or way of life has got very popular so it is this that's the problem, always best to phone first to make sure pitches are available.
     
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    I bought my motorhome to be spontaneous.Having to phone up and book in all the time defeats the object
    staying on one site from March to November is not my hobby if it was I would have bought a STATIC van
     
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    But then from December to the end of February you're knackered :Smile:

    There are many different ways to enjoy motorhoming.
     
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    But if your not moving why bother with the "Motor" part of it :Wink:
     
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    I assume?

    I assume you are talking about sites in UK. Never had a problem as touring we are only there for a few nights and are happy to take any pitch avail as long as not muddy, under trees etc, try CL;s theyre good value and rarely full.
    Don't come to Spain or you will have a nervous breakdown!!!
     
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    "But if your not moving why bother with the "Motor" part of it "



    Because sometimes it moves and sometimes it doesn't.

    Easier with a motorhome than with a static caravan :BigGrin:

    We have stayed on sites for a couple of months at a time and we have moved from place to place every few days.

    It's being able to choose that is the joy of motorhoming. :Smile:
     
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