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C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by Rossi on Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:48 pm

the Caravan & Camping Club or the Caravan Club which to pick ?
Hello everyone, I'm not a member of any club so far but
Would like brit park for UK but think I need proper club facilities
As backup which would u pick.
Plus was thinking of French Passion for France with no
Backup?
Regards Martin
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:56 pm

As regards proper club site facilities I don't think there is any difference. We are members of both purely to give a wider choice of site locations. If you prefer the CL/CS type of site then I would go for the CC because they don't get overrun with tents (for which there is no limit on numbers) and I think they have to provide electric hook-ups but more C&CC CS's have toilet facilities to cater for the tenters. So you pays your money and takes your choice.
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by Peter Brown on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:18 pm

I'm with Paul.

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by JDS on Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Agree we use both equally.

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by roli on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:40 pm

We are also members of both but dont rally with the CC, this booking business is too regimental and if the C&CC and the MCC can run rallies without the need to book I am sure the CC could particularly as one of their DAs can run 2 or even 3 separate rallies in a week end.

(nb: before I upset anybody - clubs and organisations who are nationally based do need have booked rallies)

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Re c & cv or cc which to pick.

Post by Rossi on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:39 pm

Thank you for your thoughts on which club you seem in
Agreement to use both for the UK.
But what about Europe mainly France is there an organization
For camp sites there?
Regards Martin.
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by roli on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:33 am

If you are travelling in France or anywhere on mainland Europe for that matter, maybe the best option would be to look at the ACSI site. You buy a directory and membership card (and if bought from Vicarious Books and not the CC or C&CC) you also get an international camping card with it. The sites listed are one of three discounted rates have a look at the ACSI web site

There are two other options where you buy prepaid vouchers Travel Cheques and Camping Cheques and pay your site fees with the voucher. With each you get
a sites directory.

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by Tonyt on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:50 am

Over 55 and touring UK off season? The C&CC Club Sites often work out cheaper than many CSs.

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by deckie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Martin,

Totally agree with all that has been said up!

We are also members of both Clubs.

As lovers of touring in France, can I also point out a few extra WebPages ....

https://www.vicarious-shop.com/All-the-Aires-France-4th-edition-9780956678133.html?gclid=CIqI0869l7YCFcrHtAod_mgAXg

http://www.camping-municipal.org/

http://france-for-visitors.com/index.html

http://about-france.com/

Happy travelling allthumbz

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by Paulmold on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:21 am

Tonyt wrote:Over 55 and touring UK off season? The C&CC Club Sites often work out cheaper than many CSs.

And the CC offer midweek discounts on some of their sites. Going to Uttoxeter Racecourse CC site for 6 nights beginning May, costing £71 for 6 nights, not many CL's or CS's can match that.
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by roli on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:40 pm

Yes worth remembering that Paul, last year we had a few days mid weel at the CC Site at Newport (Full Facility) for peanuts and no pitch fee

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Re c & cv or cc which to pick.

Post by Rossi on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks once again to you all for your help.
I rang c & cc today asked how many sites they had
In UK they said 108.
Thought there would have been more, they also said
Could use their services for 2hrs @ small site 3hrs @ large
site @ a cost of £7.00 but only if you are a member.
Regards Martin think_smiley_46
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by roli on Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:46 am

Dont forget on top of their sites (no they have told you) there is the CS network and there are hundreds of them all over the country

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Post by purdyhorse on Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:23 pm

We've always found the continental ACSI sites to be reliable and accurately described. A further benefit of ACSI membership is that, for a nominal charge, they will provide you with an identity card which you can lodge with them on their sites as an alternative to handing over your passport.
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Post by Rossi on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:01 pm

Thanku for that information are they better than Aires
Or are Aires different.
Regards Martin
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by purdyhorse on Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:23 pm

I think the short answer is that they are simply different.
ACSI sites are typically well serviced, disciplined, well maintained commercial sites that are inspected and reported on regularly by ACSI appointees. The services provided differ from site to site and are clearly described in the ACSI site handbooks that are provided as part of the ACSI subscription package. Suggest you Google ACSI and visit their website.
Best wishes,
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RE C & CV OR CC WHICH TO PICK.

Post by Rossi on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanku with ur help over clubs I'am joining
Camping & caravan club first may join caravan club
Later will see.
As for France I'am joining ACSI with card + getting Aires
Campsite book 4th Edition.
Regards Martin. up!
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by rogerblack on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:08 pm

If you take a laptop or notebook with you when you travel abroad, it's well worth also getting the ACSI DVD. It's much, much easier to select suitable sites than using the book, you can input criteria such as geographical area, facilities, price range, opening dates, etc, etc to narrow down the search. Over and above the ACSI discount sites, it also includes lots of ACSI inspected sites, some of which are in the same sort of price range out of the main season. For example, in France there are 1020 campsites in the discount scheme, plus an additional 1347 others. Your selected sites are shown on a zoomable map which makes comparing much easier, also the software includes a full route planner function.

http://webshop.acsi.eu/en/camp-site-guide-dvd/acsi-campinggids-dvd-europa-2013.html

We have found it well worth the extra €12.95 up!


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Post by purdyhorse on Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:04 pm

That's really helpful. Thank you.
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Re c & cv or cc which to pick.

Post by Rossi on Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:21 pm

Thanku for information on DVD, Would DVD work in laptop with out
Internet connection.
Regards Martin.
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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by rogerblack on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Rossi wrote:Thanku for information on DVD, Would DVD work in laptop with out
Internet connection.
Regards Martin.

Yes, the DVD has all the campsite information included - this can also be loaded onto your laptop so you don't even need to have the DVD inserted. I load ours onto a notebook which has no internal DVD reader.

Many of the entries do include the campsites' web addresses and obviously you would need internet access to use those links, however these are unnecessary since the DVD has all the information you're likely to require - full campsite and facilities description, prices, address, phone, GPS coordinates, colour pictures, etc. Our favourite is that you can select your desired water leisure facilities, down to whether the pool/s is/are indoor, outdoor, outdoor covered, heated, unheated, etc. Distances to beach, town centre, public transport, etc is also given where relevant and the zoom in map confirms proximity.
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RE C & CV OR CC WHICH TO PICK.

Post by Rossi on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:17 pm

Thanku sounds really useful must get one.
Regards Martin. up!

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by Peter Brown on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:03 am

This has gone off topic but:-

ASCI, Camping cheque, etc schemes are excellent in both price and the quality of sites they offer and are to be recommended when starting in Europe.

After a time you will find that any of the schemes is 'driving' the location of your trip!! Its then time to start using aires to save money whilst travelling and then choose the site that best suits you for a longer stay where you want to be!

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Re: C&C Club or Caravan Club which to pick ?

Post by raymondo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:26 pm

Rossi, I notice that you are a "senior citizen" the C&CC gives you the wrinkly discount at club sites (except high season) this will bring the price of a full facility club site down to about the same as a basic certificated site.

The CC does not offer this but on the other hand the CC do seem to have a bigger range of sites
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Post by Rossi on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:53 pm

Thanku I know there's a compromise, I'll give it a try like this.
The thing about c & cc is the facilities they offer at most sites
Even if ur only passing by. Thanku for thoughts.
Regards Martin.
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