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    Any Caravan Club members/users?

    We're thinking of trying out the CC for a year (we've already got C&CC membership).

    Can anyone tell us if their sites have dishwashing areas?

    Showers, toilets, EHUs etc. are all listed, even veg preparation, but no mention of dishwashing.

    Thanks

    Geoff & Sue
    Geoff

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    Originally posted by Artoo0 View Post
    We're thinking of trying out the CC for a year (we've already got C&CC membership).

    Can anyone tell us if their sites have dishwashing areas?

    Showers, toilets, EHUs etc. are all listed, even veg preparation, but no mention of dishwashing.

    Thanks

    Geoff & Sue
    Yes they do, we always use the dishwashing facilities-big sinks, plenty of hot water and a good way to socialise with fellow campers!
    derek b and Babs

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      #3
      Thanks Derek, with that info I think we'll give them a try.

      Not that we're unhappy with C&CC (though their online booking system has been haywire for far too long!), but the CC seems to have a more extensive network of sites, particularly coastal ones.

      We have an R20 (hence Artoo-0) and that little sink would be a bit restrictive for heavy washing-up duty.

      Geoff
      Geoff

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        #4
        Originally posted by Artoo0 View Post
        We're thinking of trying out the CC for a year (we've already got C&CC membership).

        Can anyone tell us if their sites have dishwashing areas?

        Showers, toilets, EHUs etc. are all listed, even veg preparation, but no mention of dishwashing.

        Thanks

        Geoff & Sue
        As Derek says always plenty of dish washing facilities on site. When you are looking for sites, remember to look at the Late Availability section, a lot of the more popular sites do have cancellations. You have to keep on checking, they change at a rapid pace!

        We have been very happy with all the CC sites we have used
        Mary

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          #5
          How about using the recommend a friend scheme to get someone a £5 voucher, I'll happily recommend you!!

          http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/promotions/mgm
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            #6
            Thanks for the offer GlenW, though I suppose we'd better give first refusal to the person who lent us the handbook!

            Otherwise we'll get back to you.
            Geoff

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              #7
              I seem to remember one of the CC smaller sites that we stayed at on Angelsey DIIDN'T have dish-washing facilities. We always take a small bowl that we can use, just in case.
              Carpe diem! :)

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                #8
                I bought a neat folding sink as a Christmas Present for someone .....link

                Its good because you can use it as a storage box as well

                Just noticed a DOUBLE folding washing up bowl - awesome! Good for the seriously obsessed washerupper
                Last edited by Vanderella; 15-03-2012, 15:59.
                Mary

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                  #9
                  Like about 50% of the SMH family I am in both clubs,this gives me about 400 main sites to choose from and about 3000 cs/cl`s.
                  The facilities on CC main sites are posher that most C&CC main sites,I always wonder at this because caravans are supposed to be self sufficient,but no-one seems to use their own stuff.
                  the small sites are much the same but C&CC small sites cs/cl are often a bit bigger than CC , and although the 5 van limit seems to apply ( sometimes ) there seems to be no limit on tents.
                  A good example is Fossway Farm,Morton in Marsh. Supposedly a cs, has upto 10 vans on its cs,and 200 on its rally field. I like the place very much,but Ive given up trying to understand the rules.
                  Young men sow wild oats.Old men grow sage.

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                    #10
                    We have been in the CC for about 5 years, this year we are also trying the CCC.

                    As has already been said CC sites do have washing up areas (some of them are VERY posh and others are more basic), but just be aware that some CC sites have NO facilities block, and hence no washing up area, at all. The handbook does state this in the entries for the relevant site, but you need to be awake when reading it.

                    Barry

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                      #11
                      We are members of the C.C. They are a bit expensive, even as a member, but their online booking system is really good, and we have found the sites excellent, just make sure you check the facilities, if they have a toilet block they have washing facilities.
                      Alan

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                        #12
                        I drove into Bristol City CC site 10 min too early and was told to leave and not return till midday. When I drove back in at 11:59 I was then spoken down too as I was a minute too early. I'll probably go back again and hold no malice to the CC.

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                          #13
                          I feel really cross with the CC - I have been looking to book one of their sites for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. On checking through at least 50 CC sites I found they are all fully booked for that period. I know they will have cancellations nearer the time, but for a busy weekend I thought it best to get something booked now.

                          The C & CC have plenty sites available so have gone with one of theirs.

                          I know it is only because of their different booking systems, C&CC take a deposit whereas CC dont.

                          Rant over.
                          Mary

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                            #14
                            I've found a lengthy (and at times, quite heated!) discussion on the Caravan Club's website concerning the issue of bookings/deposits.

                            There seems to be a quite widespread belief that, in the absence of any deposit requirement, a number of members make numerous bookings early on, especially weekends, without any real intention of using them all. They then don't even bother to cancel when they decide not to turn up.

                            Actually, I have heard a CC member (in a C&CC wash-up area) bemoaning this practice. At the same he ruefully admitted he'd started to do so himself on a small scale, as it was the only way he could get a pitch at weekends. Vicious circle! Although this particular chap maintained he always cancelled where appropriate.

                            Allegedly, some would even book multiple sites for the same dates and then choose which to fulfil depending on the weather forecast. The new computerised booking system means that particular wheeze has been stopped.

                            It appears that CC are now introducing a requirement to cancel at least 72 hours before the booking, with sanctions for "no-show"ers. Though I can't see how that will stop "just-in-case" bookers filling up the slots. They'll just have to make up their minds a couple of days sooner and remember to cancel!

                            To be honest, this particular issue is making me re-think. As an experiment, I chose three of their sites in a variety of locations and looked at their availability for a one week stay in April (not Easter). Wouldn't have been possible at any of the three, and one had no weekend availability at all for the rest of this year!

                            For myself, I can't see what valid objection there can be against making some commitment yourself (i.e. a deposit), while expecting your club to commit to reserving a pitch for you.

                            Geoff
                            Geoff

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Artoo0 View Post
                              As an experiment, I chose three of their sites in a variety of locations and looked at their availability for a one week stay in April (not Easter). Wouldn't have been possible at any of the three, and one had no weekend availability at all for the rest of this year!

                              Geoff
                              My point exactly. Site availability is just a sea of yellow (fully booked) for most of the year. Will just have to wait for the cancellations to start rolling in.
                              Mary

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