Jump to content

Why Have A Seasonal Pitch?


Pete

Recommended Posts

I have always wondered why people buy a touring caravan and then just put it on a seasonal pitch.

 

Why not just buy a static caravan and then you don't have to move it from your seasonal pitch into storage during winter. You also don't then need to worry about having a suitable car to tow with.

 

No doubt someone will enlighten me. :)

 

 

Pete.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ye good point. .......I know what your saying

 

The reason why we have gone for a season pitch this year (the first year we have done it) is because we have two young kids (8 months & 2 years) and it will make it easier (more for the wife) to go away and everything is there ready for us when we turn up.

 

But this is the first and the last year we will do it, we will miss the touring side of it. ...i. e. nights in the services etc etc.

 

I understand this post and I hope you understand why we have gone for a season pitch this year.

 

Cheers

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Reason I have my van sited is because i`m not a towing fan plus the car came before the van and the cars to low to hitch onto. We we`re fortunate enough to choose a site in an area that we love and won`t get bored of it (the area not the van :) ) Never spoke to anybody with a static but i`m sure static fee`s are double than tourer`s fee`s + don`t you have to remove a static after a certain amount of time. Chose to keep mine sited over winter reason being because of the towing issue, but if I needed to store it anywhere I could but it at the back the farm for free.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have a seasonal pitch. My husband does not want to tow and our car isn't big enough anyway. We love it. Everything is ready for us. We just throw a few things into the car and an hours drive and there we are, in our second home. We love the site we are on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

WE ARE JUST NEW TO CARAVANNING BUT WE WOULD LIKE A WINTER SEASONAL PITCH SOMEWHERE MAYBE JUST 1. 1/2 HOURS AT MOST DRIVE AWAY FROM OUR HOME. IF ANYONE CAN RECOMMEND SOMEWHERE THEY HAVE BEEN TO, I WOULD APPRECIATE HELP. WE HAVE BEEN TO SEE ONE IN BLAIRGOWRIE AND ANOTHER CLOSE BY IT, WE ARE ALSO GOING TO HAVE A LOOK AT LOMOND WOODS, THE DATE ON THESE AT FROM 1ST NOV -25TH MARCH . WHICH IS IDEAL FOR US. WE ARE IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have a seasonal pitch as my partner often has to work saturday morning. We therepore have it far enough away to get a weekend away but I can still whip her into work if necessary [takes about 45 minutes] This way we get 2 nights away every week. If we want to take it off and go somewhere else when she is not working we do and we take it off for longer holidays. Also if weather is very good in Summer we sometimes stop on it for part of the week and travel to work straight from the site. We just find it more convenient.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My personal preference would be to go some were different of a weekend and for holidays and not just go back to the same place as I like a bit of change and to see something new. Don't you get bored seeing the same thing year after year? ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I bought the van to go behind a pub (seasonal pitch) for a 'bolt hole' at weekends and brilliant is was for as long as it lasted?. We now have a pitch on a more traditional site and as Dave says tow it off for rallies and holidays. Point is the pitch costs £500 from March 1st till the end of October which if you offset against storage costs is nothing for the use of it every weekend. In general it takes a little under 2 hours to get there with a stop at the chippy on the way. ..love it

gary1s.gif

 

Arc Systems are specialist Carver caravan product repairers, committed to providing a comprehensive service as well as spare parts for these popular heaters.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest john1215

We had a static sited van about 7 years ago, it was sited on a very nice site at Skipsea. The yearly costs were very prohibitive in excess of £1400 per year, granted there was no need to tow the van there and back but I couldn't justify that size of expense. With a seasonal pitch I suppose you get the best of both worlds, less site fees but still somewhere to stay weekends. Someone quoted a price of £500 for the short season, I think that is expensive even if that includes storage for the rest of the year. It doesn't suit me to have a seasonal pitch but it does suit some.

 

john1215

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I also like different places Discotd5. However sometimes it is the difference between going to the same place in the van or not using it due to work commitments. We do take it off fairly regularly. We also have a very good deal on the cost. Overall we find it good value and in present circumstances it suits us. Once we are young enough to get this work thing out of the way we will be off to different places on a lengthy tour!!

Regards

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My personal preference would be to go some were different of a weekend and for holidays and not just go back to the same place as I like a bit of change and to see something new. Don't you get bored seeing the same thing year after year? ;)

10257[/snapback]

As you`ve just said its your personal preference but, at the end of the day a holiday is only as good as you make. Fair enough the view from the window doesn`t change but we don`t sit in our van all day so the scenery for us does change because we`re off somewhere in the car. Towing isn`t everybodies "cup o tea"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest john1215

I've posted in a similar fashion in another very similar post that really ought to be joined to this, if towing isn't your cup of tea, then why purchase a caravan that is clearly built to be towed rather than purchase a holiday home that is meant to be permanently sited, there is a cost difference but static vans are constructed differently, they are designed to be more solid structures. ..I'm. ..a littlew bewildered by it all.

 

john1215

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We had a static sited van about 7 years ago, it was sited on a very nice site at Skipsea. The yearly costs were very prohibitive in excess of £1400 per year, granted there was no need to tow the van there and back but I couldn't justify that size of expense. With a seasonal pitch I suppose you get the best of both worlds, less site fees but still somewhere to stay weekends. Someone quoted a price of £500 for the short season, I think that is expensive even if that includes storage for the rest of the year. It doesn't suit me to have a seasonal pitch but it does suit some.

 

john1215

10267[/snapback]

 

I've posted in a similar fashion in another very similar post that really ought to be joined to this, if towing isn't your cup of tea, then why purchase a caravan that is clearly built to be towed rather than purchase a holiday home that is meant to be permanently sited, there is a cost difference but static vans are constructed differently, they are designed to be more solid structures. ..I'm. ..a littlew bewildered by it all.

 

john1215

10402[/snapback]

 

Not quite sure what you are getting at John. ..seven years ago £1400 was very expensive for a static but £500 now for a tourer is cheap. .believe me £850 is quite normal and no it does not include storage. .add £50-£100

As for Static's being built different. .yes but not more solid, even if you could. ..they would not last two minutes on the road.

Tourers are the best of both worlds though. .how much room do you need and why pay for the extra? and then shut it up for a week with no chance of moving it without more considerable expense??

gary1s.gif

 

Arc Systems are specialist Carver caravan product repairers, committed to providing a comprehensive service as well as spare parts for these popular heaters.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've posted in a similar fashion in another very similar post that really ought to be joined to this, if towing isn't your cup of tea, then why purchase a caravan that is clearly built to be towed rather than purchase a holiday home that is meant to be permanently sited, there is a cost difference but static vans are constructed differently, they are designed to be more solid structures. ..I'm. ..a littlew bewildered by it all.

 

john1215

10402[/snapback]

"If towings not my cup o tea" then I might as well go back to tenting, infact everybody should follow suit and get rid of their caravans. 4x4`s are an off road vehicle but how many manage to do so. Never heard such a narrow minded reply as yours. I could adapt the same narrow mindedness as you and say "can`t see the point of towing a caravan, being stuck in traffic and when they finally arrive at their destination they`ve got the hassle of levelling, putting awning up etc".If it`s put that way thank god mines sited ATB teash

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At the end of the day it is what you find is best for you and not to go by other people's views of what you should do. All this is others options nothing more so there is no need for the way this is starting to go. ...........

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have always wondered why people buy a touring caravan and then just put it on a seasonal pitch.

 

 

Hi all

 

That is the good thing about life, everyone's idea of Caravanning is different.

My prefference is to Tour with our caravan, to see the world, UK anyway.

 

This year alone so far we are going to Dorset, the Lake District and Norfolk, also we have it stored at a site in Herts, so we will be using it there also.

We are hoping to sort out another week away, possibly to Cheddar.

To go to all these places would cost a fortune in B/B's, at least £25 per night PP.

 

But I don't have a problem with people that would want to be sited permanantly :rolleyes:

 

 

CamperChappie

 

Peter

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...