Which Club?

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  1. Vanman

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    Planning ahead for next year and thinking about UK based sites and which club membership would be best for cheap / good camp site access.

    The type of sites that we’ll be looking for are –

    UK, Seaside/Lakes/Cornwall/Snowdonia/Scotland/Wales, Good 3G reception, PVC friendly with EHU and toilet disposal point. They should also have a pub with good beer and food within ½ mile and be reasonably quiet. Wi-fi would be a bonus.

    We don’t mind being lined up and having a few rules and regs … so long as there isn’t piped music and an exercise hour!

    Thanks (y)

    PS Having spent a fortune on pre-van magazines and no doubt another fortune on pre-trip furniture and fittings, I was hoping to limit us to ONE club in the first year!
     
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    We are members of the CC and have been since we bought our first MH in 2009. Our intention was to swap the following year to try the CCC for a year but never have. We like the facilities especially as we use it all winter so site showers are preferable to own .
    Many on here don't like the formality of the CC sites but it works for us! We had 30odd years of tripping over guy ropes to know that we wanted a bit more hard standing.
    But we do like the Funster rallies we have been on that are much more relaxed!!
    Not much help sorry @Vanman !! Love the globecar video!!
     
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    It's Camping and Caravanning Club for us. Tried CC but didn't like the fact you couldn't just turn up at rallies which you can with CCC.

    Don't generally use Club sites but the smaller 5 van sites called CS (Certificated Sites) and rallies, many of which are on hard standing in the winter.

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    The CC has more sites of both types in Scotland than the C&CC.
     
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    Suggest you try one of the big 2 for a year, but try and use the smaller 5 van sites - CL/CS. As above the Caravan Club has more CLs so you get a better choice although prices are now going up and up, mainly because people are asking for more and more facilities. We just use the basic sites - water, waste disposal no electric - 'cos we don't need anything else. We'll use a main site if it's close to somewhere we want to be or need the extras.

    Then do some research into all the others available to see what suits you. Loads of info on here.
     
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    Too many reasons to list in any order, but you really don't need to be a member of either
     
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    Thanks for the replies so far. I'm a bit confused about Club sites - CC/CL/CS, are some or all members only or do they just get discounts?
     
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    They are supposed to be only for the members of whichever club you are in but many you can stay on without being a member but a bit dearer, but there are loads of sites without being a member of either.
     
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    If you find any let me know (y)
     
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    Sorry can't help as you're asking the same question that I'm looking to find the answer for.
     
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    CC = Caravan Club. CL = Certified Location (CC 5-van site)
    CCC = Camping and Caravan Club. CS = Certified Site (CCC 5-van site)

    We sometimes forget when abbreviating that not everybody knows what they stand for!
     
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  14. Vanman

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    Thanks for that @TerryL . Can you also tell me which of the four are 'members only' and which accept non-members?
     
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    I think terry only mentioned 2
     
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    For the 'new to all this' it looked like -

    1 - CC = Caravan Club
    2 - CL = Certified Location (CC 5-van site)
    3 - CCC = Camping and Caravan Club
    4 - CS = Certified Site (CCC 5-van site)

    I realise that's only two clubs, but for the non-members we'd like to know at which we'd be welcomed with open arms and at which we'd be turned away. It's not about grace and favour at this point it's trying to understand the rules and etiquette ;)
     
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    I long term in my van and joined the ccc . My fave cs asks for membership it closes for winter but has said if i want to stay on no probs.
    The cc seems to have a lot more of the small cheaper sites in the area i want . I might join them next year when i have wintered somewhere warmer .
     
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    You would be ok at some turned away from others. Dont know what else to say , join both maybe ?
     
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    And what about the MCC, motorcaravanners club? Any opinions on this club? I follow them on Facebook
     
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    We've never been asked for confirmation of membership at any CL or CS, and I don't remember even being asked about membership.
     
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