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Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by rikfos, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. rikfos

    rikfos Funster

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    Just booked direct with camping Koningshof in the Netherlands for 5 days in April-£85.
    Caravan club wanted £131.
     
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  2. rainbow chasers

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    Goes to prove their holiday insurance etc isn't that 'free' after all eh?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I hope you told them.

    I did once, got a "looking into it" back. That's all.
     
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  4. rainbow chasers

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    That Brian, Is the CC's polite way of telling you to p*** off:winky: That said, I have used the CC membership for the second time in 5 years this month!

    Mainly due to their pricing policy which means a hotel room is cheaper by the time you put all the extras on, and I never use a site that charges for dogs!
     
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  5. meanders

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    We have been to Koningshof, nice site but we found some of the pitches are small, we couldn't get on our allocated pitch and after explaining our problem we were upgraded free to a service pitch!! so was worth complaining. Very easy cycling to various places, also the local public transport system very convenient.
     
  6. wiljoy

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    It appears the CC are in a lot of bad books nearly every month on the forums. I have posted my disgust at the robbing tactics they enjoy just running there sites. They have some uses but I can only think of some good CL's but Practical Motorhome are building a very attractive band of pub sites and hopefully they will increase as time goes on. Last month I tried them for a return ferry next April. They quoted £415 and the C&CC came in at £245, no contest.
     
  7. rikfos

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    to be fair, booking a ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland for a motorhome was only £62
     
  8. oldtimer

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    I also find CC sites very expensive and not much cheaper than hotels but apart from C & CC are there many alternatives to using campsites?
    I was expecting to be able to stopover in lay byes etc if touring around UK. Do many users do this? and what about during the winter months when a lot of sites are closed.:Smile:
     
  9. ukbill

    ukbill Funster Life Member

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    i joined the cc due to the fact the campsite i wanted was cc members only but since then i have got my membership back on some camps with the discount also got a good deal with the tunnel from them but i will not renew it
     
  10. kaybee

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    I have stayed at Crystal Palace and Abbey Wood CC sites several times throughout the year. For 2 of us for 4 nights it cost £74. Where else can you stay in London for that sort of money. Excellent value. I had the cost of my membership back after my first visit :Smile:
     
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  11. maxsdad

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    Caravan Club magazine arrived yesterday included report and pictures of the AGM looked like the AGM of a major industrial conglomerate.
    President, Vise President, Charman, Vise Charman, commitee etc etc.
    It's not a club anymore it's a major profit making business.
     
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  12. MicknPat

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    Rikfos, Hit them where it may hurt and go and post this onto the Caravan Club's forum Club Together http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/community That will have more effect than mentioning it on here, then again if you hadn't I couldn't tell you about their forum :thumb:
     
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    I got a quote from c&cc for health cover only for 4 month in Spain, £1,015 joint policy, c&cc £265 health & motor joint policy. Same health probs used C&cc twice now and will be booking again next week. Pete
     
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    Camdoon Funster Life Member

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    Cost savings from a night at Bunree and a cut in the cost of using the m6 toll got half my membership fee back in a week.
     
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    I tend only to use CLs, cos if I am workin away I take the camper cos it`s cheaper than digs, the thing is tho nobody ever asks for your membership card!!!!
     
  16. JohnM

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    been a member of cc now for 30yrs not to happy with the way things are going no discounts or mid week savings in scotland.i tend to use c&cc sites more.use cc of peak except for xmas &new year going to melrose cc this year,if any funsters are in the area call in just look for my hobby you will be made welcome.
     
  17. BritStops

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    If you do a search for "wildcamping" you'll find lots of info both on here and elsewhere on teh interwebs.

    I do, of course, know of a positively spiffing alternative to using campsites... :winky:

    Steve :Smile:
     
  18. darklord

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    People NOT using them, and forumeers discussing better options, SHOULD be the best way of waking up this once usefull club, but I doubt it.
    Most of us have enough brain cells to book our own way around, so without big discounts, joining "tha nazi party" has little benefit.
     
  19. Jaws

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    If you wish to remain a member of the CC I would urge you NOT to complain.

    I did and got blackballed for my trouble ( and I only complained about the constant flow of spam mails I was getting, upwards of 10 a day and even they agreed I should not be getting so many !! )

    I was told the CC did not want people like me as I ( quote) complained too vociferously !
    This after 4 months of mails and fone calls :Doh:

    The C&CC are a totally different animal.. Laid back, and yet LISTEN if there is a problem ( admittedly I have only had a minor one but they got straight back to me and resolved the issue within 48 hours )
     
  20. teddybard

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    You might try Britstops
    free O/nights in many places some with electric Book Costs £10.00
    and has saved me a bomb

    Roger & Sheila :Smile:::bigsmile:
     
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