Temporarily leaving a pitch ......

Badknee

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When your parked up for a couple of days on a site and you need to leave for whatever reason do you mark your pitch? In a former life as a camper owner a mate of mine had four pegs and some rope with a number plate. He pegged out the shape and roped it off with the number plate attached to the rope.

Any other ideas?

Yes, yes, yes, I know. Don't leave :whistle:
 
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Badknee

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Left site today for a few hours, taped off the leccy point and hung an out of order sign on it.

Hymie.
Haha, nice one. Sometimes you get a great pitch and want to go back to it, other times it doesn't matter.
 
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Like the pitch saver sign, thanks for the info wizzer59; just ordered one.
 

scotjimland

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since you have already ordered.. not much help..

Caravan club have one that I bought ....... fix it to a piece of 2 x 2 and knock in ..



or just make your own
 
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When your parked up for a couple of days on a site and you need to leave for whatever reason do you mark your pitch? In a former life as a camper owner a mate of mine had four pegs and some rope with a number plate. He pegged out the shape and roped it off with the number plate attached to the rope.

Any other ideas?

Yes, yes, yes, I know. Don't leave :whistle:
Only if you want to return to it
 

trekkin

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Must be missing out, most of the sites I have used are allocated numbered pitches, so you are given a number when booking in and that is where you return to if you leave

Should I be going to these free for all rabble sites instead ?
 

scotjimland

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Must be missing out, most of the sites I have used are allocated numbered pitches, so you are given a number when booking in and that is where you return to if you leave

Should I be going to these free for all rabble sites instead ?
You don't get pitch numbers when you are freeloading.. free parking.. such as Marine parade.. ;):LOL:
 
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Should I be going to these free for all rabble sites instead ?
What, like the Caravan Club sites, you mean? :eek:

You get to chose your own pitch from those available on club sites. You usually get a little map showing which ones are free, but some folks' map reading skills are a bit suspect. I imagine they had people setting up on apparently vacant pitches, then going back to the office to say which one they had chosen, only to be told they had to move. So it's in the club's interest to make sure pitches are marked when you go out for the day. So a nice little sign in the club colours so it blends in with all the other signage they have! :sneaky:

I bought one some years ago, but never used it yet on a club site! Used it in a few other places though - it's useful on CS & CL sites.
 

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Any sign you use has to be unique to you, otherwise anyone could use it so it would disappear! Also, don't do what some do and leave buckets, electric leads, steps etc to 'mark' your pitch as they will almost certainly get nicked!!!!!
 
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Any sign you use has to be unique to you, otherwise anyone could use it so it would disappear! Also, don't do what some do and leave buckets, electric leads, steps etc to 'mark' your pitch as they will almost certainly get nicked!!!!!
TRUE.I LEFT A BUCKET & GROUND SHEET & A PAIR OF FLIP FLOPS:) ON A BOOKED PITCH IN FRANCE.CAME BACK AFTER DAY OUT.NO GROUND SHEET OR BUCKET:(.BUT FLIP FLOPS STILL THERE:LOL:.
 

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nowt wrong with crocs. Anyway why temporarily leave a pitch do you intend taking it with you when you leave, hee hee
 
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We laminated a sign ..... but have never used it!

THIS PITCH IS
RESERVED FOR
(Van Reg. No.)
ROB & VAL WILL BE BACK SOON
Thank you for your consideration
 

iceni

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Must be missing out, most of the sites I have used are allocated numbered pitches, so you are given a number when booking in and that is where you return to if you leave

Should I be going to these free for all rabble sites instead ?
If you go on a caravan club site they tell you to ride round and choose a pitch and then go back to the office (which can be some distance away) and tell them what number you have.
You could arrive and they say sorry that pitch is taken if no one had left a marker on it
 
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Go to savaspace.co.uk they do personalised signs shaped in different mohome categories. We bought an A-class shaped one at Peterborough last year.
 

Bailey58

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If you go on a caravan club site they tell you to ride round and choose a pitch and then go back to the office (which can be some distance away) and tell them what number you have.
You could arrive and they say sorry that pitch is taken if no one had left a marker on it
Shouldn't happen. As The Caller said in an earlier post the Site office mark your name up on their register so you'll be given a plan of the site with available pitches to choose from so no excuse for taking an otherwise occupied pitch. On most club sites you're only given loo keys and barrier codes when you go back with the number of your chosen pitch.
 

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Use to have a reserved sign with my reg on but changed my van that often it got to be expensive - now I just have my surname: sorted.
 

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Sticky back number plate on a piece of wood attached to a pointy stake and hammered into the ground.

With an anti-tank mine buried 3 feet in front of it.
 
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I made a spare number plate using self adhesive numbers - you can still get them at Halfords and other motor accessory shops and although they are illegal for use on a vehicle, they serve this purpose well. I have screwed said number plate onto a 2 foot stake with a sharpened end which I drive into the ground. Never had anyone want to pinch my number plate yet but I guess there is always a first time although I can probably afford the 3 or 4 pound costs to replace it.
 

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We got the dealer to give us a spare number-plate when we bought the MH, we just fasten it down in front of the electricity bollard with a couple of cheap tentpegs. It's no use to anybody except us. Also, when we go to a site where we aren't allocated a pitch, we leave the MH and walk around with the numberplate (or one of us fills up with water while the other one chooses the pitch), fix it on the pitch we want, then fetch the MH. Saves a lot of angst at busy check-in times!
 
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