Campervans & tents.

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  1. Manxcat

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    Does anyone know of any campsite wher it is permitted to have a campervan and a tent side by side ? The only place we've found so far is at Machrihannish near Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula which is a long way away from anywhere !!
    We live on the Isle of Man and do occasionally venture to the Mainland and would like to take our 3 grandchildren camping. There's not enough elbow room in our campervan to sleep all 3 and us for more than a few hours so we are looking for suggestions please.
     
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    The Caravan and Camping club allow this !:thumb:

    Good discounts as well if you are "Of a certain age !"
     
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    I'd have thought it commonplace.

    The usual term is "pup tent".

    Doesn't mean they won't charge extra of course.
     
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    Agree with Brian..

    can't recall a site where they didn't allow a pup tent..
     
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    It depends on what the warden considers a "Pup" tent. At cambridge 3c site, a tent just big enough to take a double blow up mattress and a single mattress was not considered a "Pup" tent, and we had to pay for an extra pitch.

    Ian
     
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    that's a pup plus two dogs tent :Laughing:
     
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    Caravan Club sites prohibit tents !!:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Should read camping and caravannng club :thumb:
     
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    Some sites do with negotiation.
     
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    I stand corrected !!! Shameful really, as I am a member !:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    have you not got an awning????
    them drive away ones are basically a glorified dome tent.
    ok so they may charge you but thats a way around it.
     
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    We use our drive away awning with a pup tent inside for extra warmth & protection and have never had a problem.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. I should have pointed out that we don't have an awning and have no intention of getting one as we then wouldn't be able to see the sky from our big open door...we're still tent campers at heart, and that awnings take up a tremendous amount of room inside the van when packed. We have a family pot-up tent from Decathlon which folds into a large flattish circle and we store it on the drop-down bed.......It's too big to qualify as a pup tent though so I think we're in a "no win" situation. I've sent a request for clarification to the Camping & Caravanning Club as I'm a member, but so far,no response.
    We're willing to pay extra just as long as we can have the tent next to the camper.
     
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    As a campsite owner I would say ask, most people are happy to help out
     
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    We have a 7m motorhome and more often than not have a tent next to it to use for a kitchen never had a problem on any site. UK or Europe.:Smile:


    At the moment we have 3 tents on our pitch (as well as the motorhome!):Eeek::Eeek:

    Some refer to our pitch as Sangatte!! :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    maybe as a get around fit a small canopy off the gutter rail on the opposite side to your door with 2 poles just to cover where the tent could be pitched.
    this would take up virtually no storage space and not block you view from the door and as it is attached to the motorhome it then becomes part of the structure.
     
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    Sites with tents

    If you are members of the C&CC use their CS sites or their THS (temporay holiday sites) tents will be no problem. Depends if you need site facilities.

    I'm sure that your tent is no bigger then an awning and with a windbreak round it you shouldn't have any problems at any sites either ccc or cc. As long as you don't go out of your pitch area.

    Regards Chris and Brian
     
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    I quite often camp alongsides friends who camp in tents. I use the UK Campsite website www.ukcampsite.co.uk/ to find sites, and have never had a problem.
     
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