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  1. As so many others have explained the reasons why, the answer to your question is no, in fact a big N O. I have a static caravan on a holiday park and have extended stays there but have a proper home to go home to . I do NOT live in my ‘van. Nor would I appreciate anyone else on that park doing so and putting the sites licence to operate at risk as this potentially could cause me a great inconvenience and financial loss. In fact if I will go so far to say ( in all honesty ) that if I thought this was happening I’d probably protect my own interests by reporting the culprit.
  2. Totally agree Grandpa Steve. The sad reality is that as a Static Caravan Owner, as the law stands in England, you have little to no rights and are at the mercy of the site( land) owners as to what he wants to allow on his land. I experienced a site where it’s ownership changed hands and the new owner decreed that he didn’t like overlarge decking (even though this all complied with spacing regs) so everyone would be limited to 4 foot along the side and 5 foot at the front. His team would come and reduce the size of decks to comply and ‘van owners would be charged for the work carried out. He also didn’t like the green storage boxes everyone had purchased from his predecessor and that everyone would be required to purchase the white boxes ( a different size & shape ) from him that he preferred..
  3. Sorry Firki, but in England it comes down to a very simple concept. He who owns the land let’s you on under certain conditions ( his rules) providing these are in accordance with his licence to operate a holiday park granted by the local council. If you don’t comply he has the right to say “ Get off my land the deal is off”. If you don’t want to play your choice is to go find somewhere else to move your ‘van to. Not easy to do but it is the route we felt we had to do last year and we are ever so glad we did now.
  4. 2seaside describes the way it was done on our previous site. The site acted as Agents/ go -between for one insurance co. . You didn’t have to take their policy out but if you didn’t you had to provide proof you had insurance with someone else and they charged an admin fee for logging this on their records. We found it was easier to go with them and certainly competitively priced. Any problems, it was contact the warden and it was dealt with- Simples.
  5. Thanks for that confirmation Geoff. As I said that was what was told me by a member of their staff who explained to me how the existence of two separate Wandahomes came about. As I also said both have decent local reputations but it is a great disappointment when customers are left feeling let down by anyone over quality of product.
  6. Can you not check with the seller about the ‘van you are buying specifically rather than asking here as a general enquiry PS when I had a Pursuit it had the channels both sides and we towed it with a front cover on.
  7. Not so I do not think there is any confusion. The story I was told by someone who worked for them at the time is that the two brothers who jointly owned & ran Wandahome firstly at Ferrybridge ( Knottingly) and expanded to the South Cave site. However they got to the point where they could not agree on how to move the business forward and ended up splitting it, taking one site each. It was joked locally that the Twix advert was based on them although the others brothers that were in business together that fell out and went their separate ways might choose to argue.
  8. Agreed Leedslad . When the brothers( fell out? and )went their separate ways the two sites were split each brother taking one, neither wanted to give up the good name and goodwill that they had previously built up. Hence the two “Wandahome” entities. At least that’s the tale I’ve been told ever since the split. Both have reasonable reputations, and I’ve used both at times. Perhaps the OP got caught up (and done) by the more basic problem in the caravan industry as I suggested of who stands the bill when a sub standard product reaches the customer, and those that get taken when neither manufacturer or dealer will take the responsibility.
  9. Wandahome ( both companies being different from each other) at Ferrybridge and South Cave have both had a good reputation in Yorkshire. But without knowing the full details it would appear the South Cave Co. have dropped the ball on this one. It is perhaps time the industry got together and sorted out it’s structure for dealing with warranty issues. Between manufacturers factories that release ‘vans with issues and dealers that do not do PDI’s on ‘vans properly and just pass these issues on as well as any others that may have occurred whilst the ‘van was with them ( on show perhaps) perhaps too many imperfect ‘vans are sold. The process of dealers then having to get permission from manufacturers to do repairs under warranty rather than being trusted to get on with said repairs creates a system where ‘vans end up being off the road for far too long even when the repair is approved. However when dealer and manufacturer can not agree as to who should stand the cost with neither being prepared to pay it becomes a total nightmare for the customer. It has happened before, ( I’m guessing) it has happened in this case, and alas it will happen again in the future. And heaven help that next customer who gets stuck with a ‘van with “disputed” issues.
  10. DaveE1

    Cordless Drill

    It’s not the kneeling down or the bending down that got to me it was the straightening up again after. It became no pleasure tripping about with the tourer and it’s why I now have a static.
  11. Don’t worry about it until you get the letter. If everybody is getting one you should be too. See what it says and then react accordingly. Alas as someone already said the site owners make the rules and if they decide it has to go then I’m afraid go it must but wait to say what the letter says before you do anything.
  12. Have you got sorted yet. I am on a site at Burton Fleming, just inland from the Yorks Coast with Bridlington, Filey, & Scarborough close by. The site currently has pitches available for bring ons. The sites fees are ( for 2019 ) were £2058 incl. of rates & water..
  13. I agree totally about “forewarned is forearmed” . However Idon’t think the figures you quote for sale and resale of statics represent someone being “ripped off”. There will have been hidden extras in the original pricing which is always above “book price”. As to the buying back and reselling price differential , no dealer in any commodity trades without wanting to make a profit. Any research into static ‘vans would tell people these sort of figures are standard in the holiday park industry and as you said forewarned would have been forarmed. I’m sorry for anybody who feels they got taken for a ride but as grandad used to say “ you can’t get taken for a ride if you don’t get on the bus”. I bought my ‘van, knowing what I got into, and love the life style it enables me to have.
  14. As I understand it holiday parks cannot charge more per KWh than they are charged by their supplier. It would appear to me that the price you have been quoted isat the top of price range. I’ve seen people on here and FB groups quote from 12p/13p at the lower end now upto your 24p at the upper end. How are their prices on other things?
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