Trailer Charges.

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  1. Movin' on

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    We recently stayed at a Forrestry/Caravan and Camping Club site in the New Forest, (Setthorns). I was amazed to find that they charge you an extra £5 per night for a trailer with a car on it. As we were only staying for one night, 5.30pm 'til 9am I tried to get an exemption as the car would not be coming off of the trailer. NO EXCEPTIONS ------ YOUR TRAILER TAKES UP MORE ROOM!!!! Needless to say we shall not be using them again, it becomes too expensive . Has anyone else had similar experiences with Rip Off British sites.
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    Not just in the UK do they charge for trailers. Many sites in Spain now charge for 2 pitches. One of the downsides of not being able to Aframe am afraid. Aframes with a toad were tolerated on most Spanish campsites but since everyone is now using a trailer they have to PAY.
     
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    I think you will find they charge £2.00 per dog per night as well. I think a dog might only use 1 bowl of water a day. These sites are not cheap and some are very basic.

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    Stopped at Black Horse CC site, Folkestone on Monday 16th July (excellent site by the way) on one of the 'ferry pitches' £17.50. Stayed again last Monday (23rd) on our way back from France £21.00.
    I asked 'why the increase in just one week' - reply - school holidays.
    It's a good site, well placed for ferries and tunnel if a bit noisy from the busy Canterbury Road - but it was almost empty.
    Supply and demand is used to increase prices at busy times - it just wasn't busy.
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    We don't all keep adding on extras our all singing all dancing site is only £700 per night and no extras for trailer, electric, showers, hot tub, pole dancers or awnings, or dogs tis all included. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hi wildman .i bet the pole dancers used to work at st merryn meats or north devon meats .ha ha .
    have you got portugese and latvian dancers as well now.
    think alot of the poles have gone home now .
    here in cornwall we are thinking of bringing back the highway man .you know stop the tourists on the border take all their money and gold then send them off back . saves cluttering up the streets etc with big motorhomes and toads .
    we dont mind trailers we can weigh them in for scrap. hee hee.
     
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    We came across an interesting thing concerning ACSI sites last year in Austria and Germany

    Went to office..

    Got any spaces ?

    Yes, plenty..

    I have a motorcycle on a trailer, is that ok ?
    How much ?

    yes, not problem at all, its €XX per night .. Go to pitch so and so.......

    Thank you

    THEN.........
    Present ACSI card

    Ahhh.. there is an extra €XX per night for the trailer

    Twice it happened, twice we bailed and moved on.
     
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    I've asked them what is the difference between a car and caravan and a motor home and trailer, but as yet I've only got the shrugged shoulders and "that is the rules".

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    should have told them your car was pushing your caravan, simple.
     
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    it is rip off Britannia here they are all doing it
    even some caravan club Cls are chargin for a car trailer had one asking for £2.00 when i rolled out my side awning that is only atached to the side of my van no legs on the ground I did argue but the customer is ripped off every time
    I left the site and wild camped about 100 yards from their entrance for three days PMSL :Eeek:
     
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    By heck Roger is the site gold plated and diamond studded as well
     
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    £700 a night, I don't think I can afford to stay there :Rofl1:
     
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    Well done John, we had a similar experience last year on the way to the Newbury show. We wanted to overnight near to the show so that we could be early for the Show ground. The campsite was an expensive one anyway but when they asked for £4 per night for the dog, I thought that was a liberty. I asked if that price included taking it for a walk, picking up its' poops and a general groom, the answer of course was "No". The attendant then informed me that the owner was trying to discourage dogs from the site. I asked her to congradulate the owner as he had succeeded in his plan as I would be spending the night in a nearby C.L. If only more would come away from rip-off sites, it may make them think.
     
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    would be nice if we could Name and shame the sites that do the rip offs
    Jim can we have a page set for listing sites to avoid ??
    would be interesting to see one LOL:Eeek:

    hope that not a naughty step remark :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We need to complain more. On the site where i am till the morning, the owners showed a couple to their pitch. It was on a slope that a fly would have had trouble sticking to. The owner pizzed off, and left the couple (german) looking at the pitch, and then at other units that were using 1ft high tree offcuts as levelling aids:Eeek:and probably wondering how their sink would drain, how their fridge would work etc.......and they promptly got the owner again, remonstrated, and left the site.

    I know Devon aint flat, but there is such a think as terracing, which alleviates the problem,.......more complaining might get it done.
     
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    Rip off site league

    Im still a bit new to all this but have been looking around and cant believe the difference in prices.Why not get together and form some sort of league table,name and shame the basta--s.That way sites who gave good value could gain recognition .Heres to fun times at reaiiistic prices
    :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I have phoned ahead and asked why they charge for a car when caravanners have 2 vehicles on the pitch and they said its down to insurance, I say well I won't be using your site then and found another that doesn't charge for a car as well as a NH, we also. Places that charge for a dog.
     
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    I forgot to mention...

    I did report the trailer extra after presenting an ACSI card fiasco to ACSI

    They simply said it was up to the individual sites and they had no control over such things

    I further mailed pointing out it makes their guide out to be wrong and indeed pointless

    We did renew again this year but if it happens again we shall not be renewing next.
     
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    Same happened to us after one site charged us for a dog and we said that a dog was included in the ACSI sheme and they said the same thing, that its up to the individual sites, we had already booked and paid so we couldn't get out of that one, £3 a night for the dog, what a rip off, what facilities does a small yorkie use?
     
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    I don't think ACSI states trailers are inclusive, dogs are though so should not charge for dogs even though we did get charged once. We didn't notice till after we left and as we had only been there one night it didn't seem worth going back to complain.

    Participating camp sites offer the following in the CampingCard ACSI rate on touring pitches:

    • A camping pitch.*
    • Overnight stay for 2 adults.
    • Car & caravan & awning, or car & folding caravan, or car & tent, or motor home & awning.
    • Electricity. Your CampingCard includes a 6A connection with a maximum of 4KWh per day included in the price. If you require higher amperage or use more than 4 kWh, the camp site has the right to surcharge you the rates which normally apply on the site.
    • Hot showers. In camp sites where showers are operated by tokens, CampingCard holders are entitled to one token per adult per day.**
    • Maximum 1 dog staying on camp sites which accept dogs. For a second (or additional) dog you might have to pay extra.
    • VAT

    Don't see a trailer there :Sad:
     
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