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Jim

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How many Yurts are turning up on CAMC sites? Is this a trend we members should worry about?
 
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It seems to me that much of the investment in sites does not benefit motorhomers.

They can earn quite a few quid more per night. But you'd hope they are never installed on popular sites that are often fully booked.

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We stayed at Barnard Castle on a CACC site last weekend it was great and choca with caravans and even more motorhomes. We walked past the CAMC site that's down the road a couple of times it was barely half full and I didn't see any yurts! Come to think of it a few yurt's might of cheered the site up it looked very sterile!
 
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They can earn quite a few quid more per night. But you'd hope they are never installed on popular sites that are often fully booked.
Any plans for Jasmin Jim, we are booked in for later this month so will we be surrounded by Yurts.😄
 
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CAMC sites are thankfully free of tents though.
You can pitch your tent at Brecon Beacons CAMC site if you fancy a trip to Wales Jim 👍🏻


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I assumed that they (C&MC) decided to try them as they are cheaper to construct than the ‘Shepherd Hut’ or ‘pod’ things they have…..and are easier to dismantle if they’re not popular.……? :unsure:
 
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A friend of mine owns a small site. He was telling me that the Yurts, on decking bases make more in a week than a big rally in the other field does. He would be mad not to have as many as possible, and they are fully booked this year and into next season already
 
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Still cashing in on the post Covid boom I reckon.

I drove to the South of France last year and met Lucy and the kids at Toulouse airport. Flights were £29 for 3 of them, the weather was warm and the croissants buttery. Cost me circa £600 to get the motorhome down the same place.

As soon as people realise abroad is cheaper and warmer, I think the yurts will go.
 
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Theyve always made big money even pre covid .
They'll quite often have a mouldy canvas by the end of the season but thats a drop in the ocean spend a grand on a new one bish bosh ready for next year .
 
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Chester Fairoaks and seacroft CMC sites allow tents
On the moreton in marsh CMC site the posh camping, safari tent I think🤔, is right next to the kids play area 🤷‍♂️....the camping pods are next to the dog walking
the whole point of posh camping, I thought, was to be in secluded countryside so that paying £150 a night feels justified
 
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We stayed at Barnard Castle on a CACC site last weekend it was great and choca with caravans and even more motorhomes. We walked past the CAMC site that's down the road a couple of times it was barely half full and I didn't see any yurts! Come to think of it a few yurt's might of cheered the site up it looked very sterile!
We were there! Nice site but not very full as you say. It was a break in the journey back from Hawick

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forgot to put, that each yurt brings in more than the entire rally in a week. But the people that rent the yurts expect it fully furnished and leave the insides like a tip. My mate's wife and daughter have to clean them up and get them all presentable for the next family/group in a couple of hours. They really are not the same sort of campers that we are used to. Many come down from London and other cities to "rough it" for a few days
 
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We were there! Nice site but not very full as you say. It was a break in the journey back from Hawick
I was impressed with the CACC site for a change, we went with some friends who pull a caravan. The walk from the site to Barnie was brilliant and my boy loved it. We had a good mouch around the old castle and town. We will definitely go back soon and more often, it's a lovely part of Durham. I hope you enjoyed it.
 
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forgot to put, that each yurt brings in more than the entire rally in a week.
This is the big problem that any tugger/motorhomer faces now...the pitch we want is £35 a night which seems steep but the site could put a yurt/pod/static on it and earn much more
I grew up near a big site, knew the owner..it has changed hands a few times since then but the static homes have encroached on the touring pitches relentlessly for all that time
We used to hold a big car show onsite but that was not allowed due to space just before covid, yes it makes financial sense but still sad

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I had a mate that ran one site with stargazers , he said he was out at 11pm on his hands and knees hoovering ants out of it for one customer . :ROFLMAO:
£35 a night isnt ridiculous even at this time of year , all costs have gone up so pitch prices have also .
Wait until we get into peak season! :X3:

A few sites we've spoken to over the last nearly 10 years are squeezing out touring all together and turning into residential lodge parks which is where the real money is.
 
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What does it matter if people decide to use Yurts? It means that people realise that camping is fun.
What THEN happens is that they look out of the Yurt door every morning for the week that they are on site and think, "I wish the view would change." Then they look into caravans and motorhomes. Yurts and Glamping are just stepping stones on the path to proper camping.
 
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What does it matter if people decide to use Yurts?

It matters not at all. But if they start putting yurts on busy sites instead of extra pitches, then it's a bit rich given that they are being built with cash from tourers.

Even though I'm a member I don't follow their meetings or read their minutes, so no idea what the plan is. From the outside looking in, it appears to be an odd decison. However, maybe it's part of a plan to benefit tourers where they will use the extra cash generated from Yurts to build other sites or extra pitches elswhere.
 
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