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Easy T

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  1. 16 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

    The “current” set up involves the isolator/switch being fitted externally and yes I do know that some dealers are now fitting them inside a locker but I reckon that’s just down to idleness and them not wanting to go to effort (and cost?) of fitting a proper external switch box.  

    I prefer mine in the battery locker. Every time that I pitch I need to open that anyway as that is were the EHU connects.   

  2. 9 minutes ago, Grandpa-Steve said:

    If the pitch is muddy and wet then I think you will find that the wardens will have closed it off to give it time to recover!


    Not been my experience. They seem to be allowed to get damaged before being closed off. An example that I do recall that made me laugh out loud was at Shawsmead site near Aberaeron. It had rained for many days. The warden asked me to use a grass area. I said that there was no way as I knew how bad that area would be. If the site was not suitable I would far rather be cancelled. I would find an alternative. The warden relented. Unusually, as it was raining heavily I used the car to pitch the caravan. It was a tight turn and the car's front wheel rolled 18'' into the grass area and left a 9'' deep trench. I reported the accident when giving in my pitch number. The warden tested the grass are with is heel at a number of points and then removed all pegs.


  3. 5 hours ago, Grandpa Steve said:

    I don't think that has changed, you mistake good management of pitches for the is  for benefit of all, with a jaded biased outlook of the CMC.


    Hardly for my benefit Steve! I have no desire to be compelled to use a muddy grass pitch in wet weather.

  4. 5 minutes ago, DeeTee said:

    I didn't think that joanie's post referred to a trial as it seemed to refer to a specific cc site.

    My experience when choosing a pitch at the Normansfield court Battle was almost surreal. I was told by the warden to park the outfit below the reception and walk round the to choose a pitch. Families who had checked in before me were individually standing guard on a selection of pitches to deter others from choosing one of their selected until the family came to a concensus choice. With several groups operating in this way it was a nightmare to choose a pitch for newcomers especially myself who was touring solo.

    I believe that they now hand people a length of drain pipe to pop over their selected pitch. Trewethett does that also. It would be nice to know that this was in operation before arrival though as on occasion my walking is poor after being sat in the car and driving for a couple of hours. 

  5. 18 minutes ago, DeeTee said:

    The operator then asked if I would like her to amend my booking? Although I had attempted to make a booking I hadn't completed the form and certainly had not sent it as it was was still on my monitor. The operator  told me the dates of my booking. How did she do that?

    As Staffordshire china said.

    1 minute ago, DeeTee said:

    I have just discovered that I booked the site ten days


    At least you are now aware that hard standings cannot be booked

  6. 12 minutes ago, DeeTee said:

    It now appears that I will only be able to request a hardstanding pitch when I arrive at the site as it depends on the whim of the warden.


    There has never been the ability to book a hard standing on any cc site during my nearly 40 years of membership except on 3 sites where they trialed giving the ability to book grass or hard for one year only. Whether hard standing is available is purely first come first served generally.  

  7. On 30/12/2019 at 15:07, Durbanite said:

    Many sites have a "no heaters in awning" rule and you will be asked to leave if you do not comply.  I agree with this policy and it should be applied on CMC and C&CC sites.

    I can't say that heatings in an awning bothers me usually - it depends on their usage smf whether the awnings are occupied at the time.  

  8. On 29/12/2019 at 15:59, bessacarr425 said:

    I agree that there should be an additional fee per dog.  The CMC will probably be the last to implement that though. They are still living in the 1970's.

    As far as charges are concerned, any single caravanners I've met, say they don't like the CMC pricing as it's biased against singles.  


    Example (rough)

    A couple pay  Pitch fee  £10.00  per person fee £ 10.00 each = total £30.00

    Singles pay  Pitch Fee £10.00 and one Person fee £10.00  so singles pay a total of £20.00 . 


    Whereas on Proper Sites which charge per person, if a couple are paying £15.00 each, total being £30.00 then a single would only pay £15.00 which is only fair and equitable.    The CMC have a big problem with their pricing.

    On many commercial sites the fee per night is the same for a solo as for a couple. I think that the CMC is fair

  9. 19 hours ago, hp100425ev said:


    Most of the CMC site plans that are available on line or generally given out when booking in usually show that a van can be pitched reversed in with the offside rear corner to the peg, or pitched front end in with the nearside front end to the peg.

    I suspect that on all CMC sites you can park nose in or nose out. Sandringham site used to be the exception but I believe that is no longer the case

  10. 1 minute ago, Ern said:

    I sincerely hope you are right. We have dumped their "Caravan Cover" and gone elsewhere for "Competitive Insurance". I hope Red Pennant doesn't get the club's "kiss of life" in the new year with the same justification logic. 

    I have also gone elsewhere but still rate the clubs product.

  11. 35 minutes ago, SamD said:


    Different issue is that.  If I pay a subscription to a club I can reasonably expect to avail myself of a goodly number of their facilities.  Their magazine has developed into an advertising & sight-seeing brochure, their design of and facilities in their sites are not keeping up with the times and, if others on here are correct, their insurance services are part-way down the pan.i  Despite all these 'losses' the price of them increases out of proportion but I value some of their CLs.  However to pay subs just for that means I'll probably be forced to give them up next year.  So in essence they are forcing me!

    I would not have thought that 'their insurance services are part-way down the pan'.

  12. On 02/09/2019 at 20:37, Jaydug said:

    I would expect your ply to be 6mm thick.   If you have DIY skills it should be a comparatively easy job to do.   If it were my van I would mark out a square or rectangle to cover each area of damage.   Then with a circular saw set to cut only to the depth of the ply, cut the area and remove it.   Then a piece of ply would be cut so as to fill the space left by the damaged wood.  The piece would be attached to the polystyrene with grab adhesive, then a second piece of ply fitted so as to over-lap onto the original floor by 25mm on all sides.

    Personally I would not consider using a circular saw in such a confined space to cut the ply. I would use a Stanley knife or similar and repeatedly score to cut through. More tedious but one kickback with a circular saw in a confined space could, in my view, be catastrophic. Just my thoughts

  13. 1 hour ago, bessacarr425 said:

    But anybody using the CMC sites network is paying Rolls Royce prices for downmarket sites.. Commercial sites have made remarkable progress in providing top a top quality environment offering added value services and well run administration

    In my case I use a mixture of sites but my first preference is for CMC sites as they offer what I want and at a standard that I like. I have absolutely no desire for 'added value services', whatever they might be.

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  14. 15 minutes ago, Wellys and Mac said:

    Are you all aware the CMC now when you join sign you up for 2 years.


    That is your choice.

    Join without direct debit and it is £52 subscription plus joining fee of £10

    Join by direct debit and it is £52 subscription. Nothing to stop you cancelling the direct debit as soon as first payment is taken


    As I said earlier W&M: 

    I am not sure what you wish from a site. The CMC concept of a basic site is one followed by many commercial sites and seems to be a popular concept for many.

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