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Post by rogerblack Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:15 pm

malc45 wrote:The total cost for the pitch a car and caravan was the same as for the motorhome but with the 
trailer I take made it that much more.
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So the total footprint occupied by your units would still be considerably less!  
I get really annoyed with most sites here in the UK. tap_fingers

When we go to France, we pay for a pitch and are then free to use it however we wish.  We can position and orient our van to take advantage of sun, shade, shelter from wind, or whatever - none of this dictatorial "pitch to a peg" nonsense.

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Post by Slow-Lane Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:16 pm

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groundhog wrote:Pitch reserved sign for us cost about eight of your finest British pounds if I remember, everything else we take although we do have a piece of gash orange rope which we use as a pitch marker in undesignated places. If it gets stolen really nothing lost!
I have heard that the pitch reserved signs sometimes go missing! I intend to get one though.
We have a pitch reservation sign with our van's registration number on; I'm hoping this will make it unattractive to potential thieves. 

We used to leave our EHU cable behind when we went out in the van (circuit breaker flicked to OFF on the bollard), but they're expensive items and it would be an enormous inconvenience to come back to find it gone, so now we take it with us. We have a fairly knackered set of yellow levelling ramps and these are sometimes left as pitch occupation markers.
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Post by Bigplumbs Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:47 am

Amazon just delivered the yellow pitch marker. There might also be times when I take our Eurde trailer so locking that up should do the job

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Post by Slow-Lane Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:22 am

As an aside, use of pitch occupied signs doesn't always work. We returned to a site in Derbyshire to find another van neatly parked up on our pitch, despite leaving our large 'pitch occupied' sign.  Fortunately, the site owners were in the process of moving the newcomer off to another pitch. I think they were tired and frazzled after a long day's drive and had taken our pitch without looking!  No harm done, but we were amazed that they hadn't seen our sign.
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Post by Wonkey donkey Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:46 am

Just bought a different motorhome a awning came with it. that I will not be using when the weather changes will try put it up  and take photos being disabled would have to take my son to put it up dont think he would like that hugegrins
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Post by Caraman Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:37 am

A problem I have found with the tall yellow signs that fold out is that they blow over in the wind and then aren't as visible.
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Post by Paulmold Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:44 am

Caraman wrote:A problem I have found with the tall yellow signs that fold out is that they blow over in the wind and then aren't as visible.

Treat yourself to one that sticks in the ground...

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Post by Slow-Lane Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:48 am

Caraman wrote:A problem I have found with the tall yellow signs that fold out is that they blow over in the wind and then aren't as visible.
Take an empty plastic milk bottle with you: fill it with water and hang it inside the sign. Solves that problem!
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Post by Caraman Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:50 am

Paulmold wrote:
Caraman wrote:A problem I have found with the tall yellow signs that fold out is that they blow over in the wind and then aren't as visible.

Treat yourself to one that sticks in the ground...

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If I had chosen it myself I would have got one of those or one like it but my yellow one was a Christmas present so I am stuck with it a bit.  

Just seen Slowlane's comment - I'll give it a try.  Thanks.
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Post by Paulmold Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:55 am

Paulmold wrote:
Caraman wrote:A problem I have found with the tall yellow signs that fold out is that they blow over in the wind and then aren't as visible.

Treat yourself to one that sticks in the ground...

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Cheaper option (similar to what I use).

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Post by RogerThat Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:02 am

RogerThat wrote:
Weegie wrote:Mostly, if it's outside already, it gets left on the pitch. So, table, chairs, ramps, EHU cable, etc. 

I do this too.

I also leave the waste master and aqua roll there too, as you say, it's an outdoor item.

I used to have Silverscreens on my old van.  I always left those on the pitch too.

Having read all the reports here of random things going walkabout I'm now considering myself quite lucky!

A question for those who have items stolen, were you on a large club site? Small CL? Private site? confused3
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Post by groundhog Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:12 am

Drill a hole through the bottom foldy bits and then you can just whack a peg in if on grass or as suggested put something heavy on the base if on concrete. up!
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Post by Bigplumbs Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:22 pm

groundhog wrote:Drill a hole through the bottom foldy bits and then you can just whack a peg in if on grass or as suggested put something heavy on the base if on concrete. up!

Now that is a simple and very good idea
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