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    #31
    Isn't it interesting how this thread resurrects itself every spring?

    If a site charges for two people and also has a charge for dogs, I usually request that the dog be counted as the 2nd person - this has only been refused at one site but it was only £10 + £1 for the dog inc EHU, which isn't too bad anyway, so I let it go. In fact a couple of sites have said they would do that before I even asked.

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      #32
      Originally posted by Caz View Post
      Isn't it interesting how this thread resurrects itself every spring?

      If a site charges for two people and also has a charge for dogs, I usually request that the dog be counted as the 2nd person - this has only been refused at one site but it was only £10 + £1 for the dog inc EHU, which isn't too bad anyway, so I let it go. In fact a couple of sites have said they would do that before I even asked.
      Over many years camping with a dog before 2000 we were never charged for our dog on any site.
      These days nobody ever misses a trick. Do they?
      Though I had never even thought about dog charges.
      Jim.
      Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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        #33
        Originally posted by jayjay View Post
        The C&CC club charge per person, that's why I joined.
        So do some Caravan Club sites, I've noticed. I was thinking of going back to them from the C&CC, but I now like the sound of Britstops. There's a comp. on here to win a year's membership or it's only £25 a year with every overnight stop free.

        WE used a similar scheme to Britstops when we toured New Zealand for 2 months. Trouble is we ended up buying lots of stuff from the places we stayed at. One was a vineyard with a restaurant; we had a meal and two lovely bottles of wine - cost us a fortune!
        :jump for joy:Jimish

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          #34
          I am a single person as well and yes you are disadvantaged. It is difficult because I can see both sides of the argument because people have to make a living, but yes you do pay a huge charge for being single and that is the reality. Do negotiate.

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            #35
            solo camper

            Originally posted by jan View Post
            Apologies if this has been discussed before but am doing some planning for my first trip away this year - I have next Sunday off from work next week so want to get away for a few days. I've just noticed how many sites base their prices on two people plus van, whereas there's just one of me and don't see why I should have to pay for Mr (or Ms) No-one. I'm going to see if I can negotiate a reduction but just wondered if anyone else has done this and if it worked.

            I've always just paid the fee for a campervan without thinking in the past but see now that many sites assume there will be two of you.

            Be interested in others' views. No idea where I'm going yet - any ideas for somewhere scenic and peaceful about 50 miles radius of Leek/Buxton?

            Thanks

            Jan
            yes i have same problem ,i do try to get them to reduce price but not had any luck so far, going up Scotland as soon as the weather is going to be not too bad for few days,used to wild camp when my husband was alive, but darent do that on my own,

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              #36
              Members on C&CC sites pay per person. I've just had 2 nights alone and paid £20.40 (without ehu as didn't want it) Not sure if this is the same with Caravan Club You can also get 30% discount on fees if you are 55 or over, this is changing to 60 or over if you dont apply before 31st July!

              Sorry, just noticed Jayjay has already posted the same comment earlier............sorry Jayjay
              Last edited by maddy; 31-05-2014, 18:49.

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                #37
                Originally posted by maddy View Post
                Members on C&CC sites pay per person. I've just had 2 nights alone and paid £20.40 (without ehu as didn't want it) Not sure if this is the same with Caravan Club You can also get 30% discount on fees if you are 55 or over, this is changing to 60 or over if you dont apply before 31st July!

                Sorry, just noticed Jayjay has already posted the same comment earlier............sorry Jayjay
                s'ok Maddy!

                Just sent of proof of birthdate for me and mate to head office, so they can stamp our cards with the age related discount (now 25%?) before the sell by date, which is the end of this month.

                If you don't have the age related discount stamped on your membership card and you are under 60 but over 55, you will lose it if you don't apply. I could have had mine stamped at Wolverley earlier this year... but I had no photo id on me. And my friend wasn't with me either...

                I emailed them and they said to send proof of DOB through the post to head office. Duly done, so we'll see.

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                  #38
                  I had two nights on sites during my Scotland trip. The Durness site charges per person but the second charges per pitch. I explained I was a solo camper and the charge was automatically reduced. Also, because I was only recharging my netbook and other light-duty gadgets, I was given free leccy. (You wouldn't get that on a C&CC site but private site owners can make their own rules and offer a more flexible and usually cheaper deal for more.)

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
                    The C&CC club charge per person, that's why I joined.
                    The very pleasant C&CC CS we're currently sitting on in Newton Stewart charges by the pitch, but it is only £9 per night without EHU. If you want EHU that's a remarkably reasonable £2 extra!

                    I don't think there's any seasonal variation.
                    Last edited by Artoo0; 31-05-2014, 21:07.
                    Geoff

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Artoo0 View Post
                      The very pleasant C&CC CS we're currently sitting on in Newton Stewart charges by the pitch, but it is only £9 per night without EHU. If you want EHU that's a remarkably reasonable £2 extra!

                      I don't think there's any seasonal variation.
                      I thought all the C&CC sites charged in excess of £3-odd per night for EHU as standard, which makes me choke as I'm also a light user. Oh maybe that's for Club sites, I see you're on a CS!

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                        #41
                        sorry, didn't read the post properly..........so deleted my reply ......
                        Last edited by maddy; 02-06-2014, 10:57.

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                          #42
                          Share a pitch?

                          On our recent tour of France and Spain, CompassRose and I were travelling in convoy. We arrived at a municipal site in Wimereux where they were advertising 14 euros per night. CR got a bill for 18 euros and I didn't get a bill???? When we looked at it in detail, the very nice lady had put us as Mr and Mrs (!) with one campervan and one extra car - result!!!

                          On a serious note, we could easily have fitted on one pitch with our 2 small vans (they were so quiet we didn't need to) and I wonder how other sites would view this suggestion.

                          Chris

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                            #43
                            single rate

                            hi jan as this is an old thread did you join either the c+c club or c/club
                            i joined the caravan club when i got my romahome end of march ,
                            the site fees are pitch price + 1 adult nite rate so works out great for me
                            their website keeps my details in when i book on like so its easy to book,
                            i not join the c+c club as they pitch you ,whereas c/club you choose your spot
                            hope you sorted something xx

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by groovycleaner View Post
                              ..................
                              i not join the c+c club as they pitch you ,whereas c/club you choose your spot
                              .................
                              Must admit I have only stayed once on a Caravan Club site but my experience then was different. They told me exactly which pitch I had to go on and how I had to line up with a peg, gave me a map of the site and left me to find it.

                              On the other hand, C & C C always escort me to the pitch - usually offering me a choice of available pitches - and then help me to pitch if needed (it was when I had a caravan as my reversing skills were sadly lacking.)

                              Much prefer their approach.

                              I shan't be renewing my Caravan Club membership, 2 years to find out it was a waste of money. Can never get a pitch on any site I've wanted and I find their CLs are overpriced.

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Caz View Post
                                Must admit I have only stayed once on a Caravan Club site but my experience then was different. They told me exactly which pitch I had to go on and how I had to line up with a peg, gave me a map of the site and left me to find it.

                                On the other hand, C & C C always escort me to the pitch - usually offering me a choice of available pitches - and then help me to pitch if needed (it was when I had a caravan as my reversing skills were sadly lacking.)

                                Much prefer their approach.

                                I shan't be renewing my Caravan Club membership, 2 years to find out it was a waste of money. Can never get a pitch on any site I've wanted and I find their CLs are overpriced.
                                We have used many CC sites and always been left to choose our own pitch.
                                derek b and Babs

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