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Post by shetland 33 on Mon May 21, 2012 9:11 pm

Recently picked up our new van and tried it out this weekend for one night on a CL overlooking the Wye near Ross. All OK, so next weekend we're off for a week for a longer trial around north Devon. If we stay more than one night on a site and we take the van out during the day, is there an acceptable method of reserving our space, particularly on a CL where the pitches often aren't marked out.
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Post by BobK on Mon May 21, 2012 10:00 pm

Hi shetland 33 ..... I usually leave the hook up cable coiled over a spare folding chair or table, tree branch, whatever, and prop up one of the signs available (or make up your own) "Pitch in use" or words to that effect. If the hook up is plugged in, some of the modern terminals allow you to flick the trip switch, meaning it would not be "live" while you are away from the pitch.

Should be pretty safe on CL's though you do hear of the odd cheeky censored! nicking it. !!

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Re: Reserving camp site space

Post by hillwalker on Tue May 22, 2012 8:55 pm

Hi Shetland33,

I use an old number plate screwed to a stake and peg it into the ground when away. (doesn't have to be your current plate as the result is the same)

Enjoy your trip to Devon

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Post by Dutto on Tue May 22, 2012 9:57 pm

shetland 33 wrote:.......... If we stay more than one night on a site and we take the van out during the day, is there an acceptable method of reserving our space, particularly on a CL where the pitches often aren't marked out.

Hi there,

Great question! up!

We nearly always leave the EHU cable, step and "chocks" as near to in-place as possible. allthumbz

"Touch wood!", we haven't had anything nicked so far. wave

Best regards,

drinksallround

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Post by Campievanner on Tue May 22, 2012 10:06 pm

I made a sign with a picture of our van and a message. Laminated it and use 2 small canes to secure to pitch. Often leave the water container too. First time we were away we didn't know this and didn't mark pitch.
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Re: Reserving camp site space

Post by CC on Tue May 22, 2012 10:10 pm

As with others we usually leave behind a hook up lead, no excuse then if anyone claims they didn't know the pitch was taken... or you could pop into reception at the caravan club sites and purchase a pitch marker as shown here

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or make a sign of your own... if you don't mark your pitch in some way then I guess you only have yourself to blame if someone moves in hugegrins

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Post by boxerman on Wed May 23, 2012 8:18 am

I leave our black waste water container with "WE'LL BE BACK" and our reg No. written on it and the hook-up lead coiled around it a couple of times.

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Post by shetland 33 on Thu May 24, 2012 9:52 pm

Thanks everyone, great ideas.
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