Which club to join?

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  1. ploplo

    ploplo Read Only Funster

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    Hello! We just bought a motorhome, coachbuilt and would like to join a club; but not sure which one to join: Could anyone advice please. We have 3 children between 7 and 11. Many thanks:BigGrin:
     
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    Punch "Club" into the "Search" Box and you will likely find that this topic has been discussed many times.
    Last time was last week IIRC.....:thumb:
     
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    The best place to go in a motorhome is France. Being a member of Caravan Club or Caravan and Camping club won't be any use at all. Just get ACSI.
    If you must go places in the UK then best places are the CLs/CSs and the Caravan club have the largest number of these.
     
  5. Rapido925M

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    ACSI is an "out of season" discount scheme. With 3 children of school age, I doubt that it will be much use to you.

    Caravan Club (CC) and Camping & Caravanning Club (CCC) hold weekly meetings on school fields/village halls/farmers fields etc, at very low prices (£6 pn ish), but with limited facilities. Children often make friends with other campers and have great fun. However, CC MAY expect you to book 2-3 weeks in advance, whereas CCC are usually happy for you to just turn up. Both clubs allow you to "rally" with any group, not just your local one.

    CCC also hold Temporary Holiday Sites in lots of locations, sometimes on commercial sites with use of the facilities but at reduced rates. CC hold an even greater number of holiday rallies, but, again, you may be expected to book in advance.

    We are members of both clubs but would say CCC is probably your best bet if you appreciate flexibility - Gordon
     
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    Probably obvious to most but can you translate cl's & cs
    Thanks
     
  7. chaser

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    All you need is France passion , and all the aires books, and as above some go for the acsi , personally we havnt got this as it is camp sites and we don't do them, if you need campsites in uk just go to ukcampsites web page.
    Really no need to join either club in my opinion. If there's anything you want to know about where you are going just ask on here , someone will know.:thumb:
     
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    They are small informal sites, which can normally only accept 5 caravans or motorcaravans. Will always have fresh water and somewhere to empty toilets. Beyond that, the facilities vary - some have quite a few extras, others none. Usually farmers' fields.

    CL = Certificated Locations, which are available to members of the Caravan Club

    CS = Certificated Sites, which are available to members of the Camping and Caravanning Club

    Although they are small sites, each club has a very large network across the country running to one or two thousand - the Caravan Club has a few more than the Camping and Caravanning Club.

    Mike
     
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    Hi Ploplo, welcome to Motorhome Fun, I would say you have already joined the best motorhome site there is, look under Forums and check out rallies & meets lots going on in different parts of the country is there anything you fancy there , always a good Welcome.

    There is often debate on the pros and cons of the different clubs, we prefer the Camping & Caravan Club (CCC) we find it more user friendly, the holiday meets are good value and you do not need to book you can Just turn up, where with the Caravan Club everything needs booking .

    I am sure you will have a lot more questions to ask along the way, that is what it is all about :flyingwelcome:
     
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    Both the same thing but cls are Caravan Club and cs's are Caravan + Camping Club. They are small (5 unit max) sites often on farms etc. Limited facilities but v. popular and cheaper that caravan sites. Stands for Certified Locations/Certified Sites.

    Wyn
     
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    CL's and CS's tend to be small 5 van sites often on farms, pubs or someone who has a small piece of land and has registered with one of the clubs. Facilities vary from just a tap in a field to decent showers etc.

    Edit, you must have posted while I was still typing Wyn !
     
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    With three children I would go down the route of CC as their sites are bigger and many tend to have play areas etc. They also have "regions" which you can affiliate yourselves to. These organise rallies and get togethers, usually biased towards families. Whatever you decide, just enjoy yourselves.
     
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    Not an easy answer to your question. We have been in a Club for the makers of a van we had.... just not our scene, but it could have been yours.Then we joined Dethleffs Owners Club as we have a Dethleffs van. Silence... going nowhere doing nothing.
    Motorhome Facts, loads of information but problems upstairs
    Motorhome Owners Club very new and perhaps a bit sensitive.
    Motorhome Fun, well just look at the variety of opinions and threads here or check out their Rally attendance.
    Motor Caravan Club?
    Camping and Caravan Club ?
    Camping Club... too expensive and tends to be more Caravan orientated
    You, of course may have special interests that only a specialist club can help you with like the build your own clubs or the Wild Camping Club
    Whichever you favour the ACSI is worth paying for if you ever go overseas outside the few peak weeks.
    Hope this helps

    Alan
     
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