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    Bailey Pegasus Palermo

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  1. First Begging Threatening letter came today., should have been paid on the 1/4/20 so there hot off the press. I'm a valued customer at first. then onto------- ---In the LAST FEW DAYS. Try 10 Days we have been subject to new rules lock-down. But we can still station our van on the touring park. funny how its storage in winter. Whilst they have let the staff and wardens go without pay...yes i'am in touch with the ex wardens They can still provide security & maintenance. Like they do in winter for 3 months, No water usage no El
  2. I had a static caravan 18 years ago, so i know how locked in people are, we switched to touring as the site wanted to buy our van back as it was redeveloping our little bit and putting on log-cabins, I had a corner plot and was given my money back + site fee's almost a compulsory purchase , the very same site is demanding as of March 31st £6.5K for a season, no empathy no understanding regarding this situation. The web sites have the same emotion message about the situation aimed at the holiday home owners basically a copy and paste but no mention of how to ease the financia
  3. Exactly, why would you want to spend time on a site that's insistent on demanding full site fee's in a time of national crises. The couple of months made me chuckle. How about sites to remain closed till the end of this season say November time, My guess they will be open next season possible, depending on what happens when they start to lift lockdown & transmission rates don't increase> Virus>>>infection>>>> lockdown>>>> peak>>>decline>>>>reintroduction>>>transmission rate>>>&g
  4. Life after COVID....couple of words>>>>>>> >>>>Transmission Rates<<<< to high back into lockdown, rinse repeat.
  5. People will be left with debilitating respiratory systems that need years of care as well, I understand your statement it's plainly oblivious whats happening to everyone, unfortunately the proportion looks like its weighted towards the caravan site. Holiday home ownership has worked perfectly well for years & years this is a once/twice in generation Pandemic cutting a little slack would not go unnoticed & everyone reaps rewards.
  6. Answer don't suffer from short memory syndrome. remember empathy sympathy & understanding, simply hiding behind or attempting to hide behind a piece of paper or contract at a time like this shows the metal. People will have a different opinion that's life
  7. Personally this event will show peoples real metal, all the Talk of empathy good will and understanding will be put to the test, if your caravan site refuses to refund you or insists on site full fee's being payed ( not reverting to a lesser storage fee or a goodwill refund) then vote with your feet. Every-bodies struggling Lock-down has no end date (as yet) recovery of the entire UK is the main problem getting infrastructure back up and running, leisure will be well down on the the list, no matter how many times you use your caravan seasonally pitched touring or static in the p
  8. We've decided to seasonally pitch ours, we had 41 nights away last year which we considered under used because of other commitments, so calculating Storage fee's. The intended 41 nights nights away. It was only £800. 0 between seasonal and touring (same place) so we know get a potential 286 days away.
  9. Not really bothered TBH, I like driving my car it's a nice place to be + for such a large barge it's sips diesel fuel and the tax is only £190 per year, the other car is a Aygo auto Nil tax and about £30 per 6 weeks for fuel. I remember the next door neighbor getting his knickers in a twist about a car tax + fuel increases years ago, so he went out and spent £12K + trading in his car on a Hybrid nil tax vehicle, he was as pleased as punch with his battery operated car, I remember saying "eh bert" Nil tax and 70MPG and it only cost you £22K, there not getting any of your money on
  10. Try reversing on at a slight angle, get one wheel on the curb then push round for the other still at a slight angle, then straighten up on the footpath if you have enough room.
  11. Do you have a motor mover ? it looks like the power has been isolated, this happened to a lady on site with 4 kids in tow, she had a new van (to her) and no electric, she asked me to look at it, after hours of head scratching it was the motor mover the key had been left turned on and it had isolated the system, did the van ever have one it could be the fuse for the motor mover that's gone thus causing the isolation. , did the van have a pre-installed wiring system fir a mover. Just a guess.
  12. Thanks all, I suppose I was overthinking it a bit, we are pitching on the site we use most It's lovely, we've just had out last holiday there and the deal was done, we had the intention of booking 47 nights on this site for next year if a deal could not be struck, but we moved up the list pretty quickly and had a choice of 4 pitches, so the 47 nights turned into 240 odd nights for not very much more than what we were going to pay for the hols + storage. It felt strange dragging the van back to storage for the last time it feels so comfortable towing, I could tow it al
  13. Morning all, Any tips for seasonal pitching ? like supporting the van do you use axle stands, or as well as the type used for static caravans with the screw height adjustment, best place to put them, 2 in the center 2 at each end near the steadies, do you lift the wheels off the ground? or am I overthinking it. After 17 years of vanning the wife has decided for a more sedate way to van.
  14. I mentioned Sub-Prime lending in my OP so no mixing, this attitude to car loans is going down the same path as the sub-prime mortgages, car loans of £60-70K on a new vehicle are now considered to be the norm multiply that by the number of cars sold on cliff edge finance deals and it all points towards a crash situation on the horizon , be it financed by the individual or by some car scheme from a company. People still lose jobs and personal circumstances change over night, 700 good jobs have been lost at BEA in the last week. the two probable causes are 1, False speculation in car market to
  15. I see you've narrowed it down to possibly all Prime lenders, but the scope of lending depending on your circumstances is vast, if we just stick to prime lenders then your theory stacks up but dealers have a vast array of resources at hand when shoving finance through. As I said in my OP It was the sub-prime that caused the last crash,
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