Shall we sell up ???

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  1. RS SPIKE

    RS SPIKE Funster

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    We have been motor homing for around 18 months now and i must say when we go out we enjoy it.

    However i'm undecided weather to see up !!!!!

    I'm just a bit disillusioned by it all at the minute,every time we decide to go away for the week/weekend the site is fully booked or nobody can return your email to confirm your booking,or when you go some where the local authorities are anti motorhome.

    I did a calculation last night,adding everything up tax insurance,fuel etc and it works out at £62.00 per night to stay in the van not sure if that's reasonable or not ?????
    So at the moment the motorhome is sat in the departure lounge :(
     
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    Go to France, they almost meet and greet you !!
     
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  3. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Surely the longer you own it and the more you use it the nightly rate will come down. We very rarely use campsites and have no problem finding great stopovers here in Scotland.
     
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    I suppose it all depends how many nights you spend in it and how you value that time .We use ours quite a bit but not as much as some ,everyone is different , I cannot afford to run a Rolls-Royce so I do'nt have one lol.
     
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    In Calais..........(y)(y)(y)(y)

    Your never alone in the jungle. :)
     
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  6. RS SPIKE

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    i'm not saying i can't afford it,just asking if its value for money ?
     
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    Including tax and insurance fuel site fees 91 nights cost £2,563 =£28.17 per night plus wine and beer:)
     
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  8. Sas r us

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    How much is it costing a night sitting on the drive...?
     
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    Pick up the phone and ring the site where you want to go .nearly always room . Email is a waste of time ..Roy
     
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    This is the best advice , if you want to bring your nightly cost down, and get value out of your van, trying to get any sense out of British camp sites is just like knocking your head against a wall, similar is emailing anyone.
    But cost per night isn't really what it's all about is it, it's doing your own thing where you want , when you want, if that isn't what appeals to you , you probably would be far better off with b&b somewhere or package tour.
    But that's not motorhoming is it:(
     
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  11. jockaneezer

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    Bit late in the year now but join the Camping and Caravanning Club and use their Temporary Holiday Sites (THS) These usually cost around a tenner a night, facilities can be limited, but you've got everything you need on board and they're often within walking distance of towns and attractions and you don't usually need to book. We went to Cartmel racecourse on the spur of the moment and couldn't get on but there was another THS about 20 miles away that we went to, it's the only time in 7 years we've not got on a site. That should bring your nightly average cost down. (y)
     
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    I'm in the CC and I've never booked, just turn up and take pot luck, if it is full there is always a sneaky lil wildcamp somewhere till they have room, never ever been moved on so have a go(y)
     
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  13. Armytwowheels

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    I think it all depends on how much you enjoy it when you are in it. What price is happiness?
     
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    That seems expensive to me. We have had a week away in North Norfolk and all it cost was the diesel.
    A night in the carpark at Whitby is £6.00, at night in Scarborough sea life centre is £6.00 or even cheaper - you just need to look around and be flexible.
    Wild camping rules.
     
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  15. Tootles

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    Never a problem booking in Skeggy, (y)
     
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    Our best trips are usually Fun rallies, MMC rallies, overnight stops at places like Southport etc..
    Over £10 a night and I start coughing... :Eeek: That's for 2 adults and often 2 kids in the van..
    Campsites ?? I would really struggle to tell you when i last used a UK campsite...


    Everyone's lifestyle and what they want is different.

    ps.. What van you got.. ;) (just kidding)...(y)
     
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    Bugger that for a game of soldiers, if I sat down and worked out how much it's costing I would be in A&E
     
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  18. Armytwowheels

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    Same here. Although I guess as full timers we must get good value for money, but if I added up all the extras Colin has added, I think I would faint!! :Eeek:
     
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    "Use it or lose it" comes to mind.

    Most, probably, in here would lose it if we had to stay in UK.

    Your costing is meaningless if it is underutilised.
     
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    At the end of the day, money is made round to go round. (y) I have just checked with the local undertakers, and no, there are nil pockets in a shroud. :)
     
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