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Post by geoff brooke on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:12 pm

Picked up this brochure from the NEC show....astonished at the prices they quote for nightly site fees; i kid you not...up to £53.00 per night.
most sites charge extra for a dog (why...does the dog use showers   entertainment etc...by the way im not a dog owner ) prices arouind 4 euros per dog per night !!.
Im not poor and Im not mean...but....come on...are there really people paying these prices ?
I will continue to (safely ) wild camp......after spending upwards of £50k for an AS motorhome; I would like to get something like value from it.
at £53 per night its cheaper to stay in a mid category hotel.
I, along with many others i have spoken to,have discontinued my membership of the caravan club...sky high pitch fees...wardens who insist on the van facing a particular direction when commonsense says otherwise...cheaper ferry fares when booked direct....pretty poor magazine with little factual content   etc   etc.
Plus the 45 £ saved will pay for a nice weekend away
NB Since cancelling my renewal Ive had 3 seperate phone calls from their membership dept hectoring me to renew.......they aregetting as bad as the PPP lawyers !!
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Post by Spospe on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:40 pm

The high fees are aimed mainly at family sites in high season which offer a whole range of 'entertainment' facilities. i.e. you turn up at the site and never need to leave it until you depart for home. These sites cater mainly for caravans.

There are many sites in the CC European site guides which offer much lower rates, for example the €12 per night site at Ypres, which has showers, toilets, 10 amp electric and wi-fi all in.

I have been on sites where there are dog showers, so nothing unusual there and I would like to see your "mid category" hotel for £53 per night for two people at the height of the season.
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Post by geoff brooke on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:58 pm

i will continue to use acsi listed sites...great sites and great value....... stuff the dog wash costing 100 plus euros for a rwo week stay !!
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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:08 pm

We are rallying at L'Escale in Le Grand Bornand next June. We are paying the camps rate for the season that anyone will pay if they book direct with the site. The site is in the CC book at 10€ per night more!!!!

This has been noted before and its nothing to do with site facilities, I've never booked a continental site through CC - do they provide so added value??

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Post by geoff brooke on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:23 pm

on sites we have stayed on previously...notably in italy and spain; the pitches allocated to cc club members are not the best on site...e.g Marjal at Guadamar in spain.
rally sounds good...any more details peter ?
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:24 pm

Irrespective of the CC, you can pay silly prices on sites in the UK at peak times, for example Sandy Balls in the New Forest charge £55 per night Sun-Thurs and £60 per night Fri-Sat. As said all-singing, all-dancing sites charge these prices and as long as people pay they will continue. In low season these prices drop to £10 and £15. It's called supply and demand.

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Post by geoff brooke on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:26 pm

understand supply and demand calculation...still find it astonishing that people will pay these amounts; luckily we are not all the same
"viva la difference "
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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:12 pm

geoff brooke wrote:on sites we have stayed on previously...notably in italy and spain; the pitches allocated to cc club members are not the best on site...e.g Marjal at Guadamar in spain.
rally sounds good...any more details peter ?

Its an ASOC rally. Within 48hrs of it being advertised it was fully booked and has a waiting list.

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Post by Dutto on Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:29 am

Hi there,

Unlike Geoff, I am poor and I am mean .... wave

.... what puzzles me is why would someone pay mega-bucks for a motorhome that carries everything required for rather luxurious living .... up!

.... and then spend mega-bucks to stay at a site that provides exactly the same facilities? think_smiley_46

We regard ACSI sites as "luxury sites" on the basis that they have EHU, water and waste disposal. allthumbz

Best regards,
drinksallround

PS  Camping Marjal Costa Blanca is a special case though!  With a gymnasium, pool, spa, steam room and sauna at an all-in price that didn't come anywhere near the £55 being quoted on this Thread I can recommend it to anyone! allthumbz allthumbz

This is their "Pet Washroom"

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Post by Pete Taylor on Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:35 pm

ACSI gets my vote too, yet to find a duff one

Why is this in the Van Conversions forum? Do the Moderators ever move wrong-slotted posts?  Just asking. scratch head

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Post by roli on Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:02 am

Yes Pete around 2 or 3 threads a week get moved due to members posting errors

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Post by Pete Taylor on Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:58 pm

roli wrote:Yes Pete around 2 or 3 threads a week get moved due to members posting errors
Excellent! big thumbs up

I've just received an e-mail from ACSI saying that they have added 201 more sites in Europe this year, bringing the total to 2940. It's worth noting that all of these sites are inspected each year, I've yet to come across one which is badly described. The books and maps arrived a few days ago- it's time to start planning!

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