Camp site size regulations..

Jaquesy

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Hi All, Just wondering do camp sites around the uk have a size limit what MH's they will accept, I've had a look at some and the max length is 8m.

We pick up our Frankia 840 good in 2 weeks time and its 8.4m long..will this still be acceptable or be turned away?

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scotjimland

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we used to own a 36ft RV .. 11mts.. and it could be a problem finding suitable sites.

but 8.5 mt shouldn't be a problem..

some sites do have a 28ft rule / 8.5 mt rule .. this is generally due to available pitch size..

phoning ahead and asking if they have a suitable pitch would be prudent..
 
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I agree with the above just phone ahead and you will be fine we never had a problem in the UK
 
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Some campsite operators may be aware that the access road weight bearing capacity may not be suitable for very heavy outfits such as larger RVs because the access roads were originally specified with caravan weights in mind. Motorhomes are only subject to pitch size limitations.

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Grant has a big Burstner, the only difference he faces is that he can’t book over the phone. You have to go to the site,, but he hasn’t had a problem yet!! He’s nearly 9 Mtrs long!!
 
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We have seen large RV’s and motorhomes on both the main club sites in the UK where there was room to manoeuvre on to a suitable pitch. They don’t have a lot of longer pitches on any individual site, and some sites have none. Not all wardens are unhelpful, you only find out by giving the site a ring.

One of the things you have to be aware of yourself is overhanging tree branches on internal roads and overhanging pitches. Not too much of a problem if they are young new thin flexible growth. Be aware that where heavy and continuous pruning takes place you can get some very thick and inflexible branches hidden by the thinner stuff, and they will damage your unit.
 
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Jaquesy

Jaquesy

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I think you need to remeasure your motorhome.
I think you'll find it's 7.9 metres :sneaky: :whistle:

I would love to measure it but i aint even got it yet :( I've been searching the net for a manual for it but to no avail :cry:, I've found similar models and i was assuming 840 meaning 8.4 meter as some models quote.

Theres so many variations tbh bd good ed qd etc etc

Think ill ring the dealer asking a few questions.

Thanks for all your replies & help

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If a site has an 8 metre limit and you are 8.4 but tell them you are only 7.9 then you are asking for trouble, unless of course you know someone who has visited the site and knows the access roads, lanes leading to it, pitch sizes. We risked it a few times when we had our 8.4 metre 6.4 tonner and wish we hadn't.
Just ring ahead and find sites that can accept you, of which there are plenty.
 
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When we had our RV we only stayed at a few UK sites but always looked at them on Google maps and rang ahead to ensure we could get in.
Only a couple of sites thought we might have trouble getting into the driveways but none were bothered about the length of the van ( 10 metres)
 
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I've found similar models and i was assuming 840 meaning 8.4 meter as some models quote.

It could mean 8m and 4 birth and the 8m could be rounded up from 7.9m so your all set (y)

Phoning ahead generally gives a good response. Just phone with a fake name in case you want to chance turning a no into a yes lol

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A few years ago when we had are Big van moterhome, we towed a trailer with a Discovery1 on bord down to Plyamouth, Van was 22 feet trailer was 24 feet + 6 feet of the trailer a frame appro 52 feet, we found just turning up and asking they 6 always found us a pitch.
 
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Geo

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My Autotrail Cheyenne 840 is 8.55 Mtrs or 28.05118 foot give or take a coat of polish
No problems anywhere
 
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My Autotrail Cheyenne 840 is 8.55 Mtrs or 28.05118 foot give or take a coat of polish
No problems anywhere

Doubt you would get in my place @Geo ... :giggler:

Only got a 10ft wide gate... :tounge:

Had a visit from a mate from down souf today on his way back down from Lancashire and he got the same as this through the gate and once through no problems.. reversed in and had to take two bites at it.. but he is just over 36ft with hell of an overhang .. :Eeek:

And parked where the two RV spots are.. (y)

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With practice you will be able to get through the gate... :moon2::wink::rofl:



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Geo

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10 foot:Eeek: Could do a handbrake turn in 10 foot:doh:
and have 10ft gates here at home

Got my 36ft RV through many a 10ft Gate Mo
The Autotrail is like a Motor Bike in comparison:rofl:
 
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My van is 8.7m. Quite often when booking online it gets rejected on size. In those cases I ring the site directly, never been turned away yet. (y)

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Just tell them it’s not the size of the thing that matters.......it’s how you use it ;)
 
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