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It's 11. 45am at a site which clearly states don't arrive before noon because of congestion but three vans are waiting at the entrance. A fourth arrives but has nowhere to go so goes into an adjoining car park.

The site office opens up at noon, the first unit books in and moves onto site.

The people from the second in the queue, a motorhome, are in the site office checking in, leaving it unattended. So there is still no room for the fourth unit.

 

Why is it that it doesn't occur to some people to move up because they are blocking people behind them.

 

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I think they get frightened that someone might book in before them :rolleyes:

 

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Selfish idiots trying to get a pitch they like. They should be turned away until the correct booking in time. It makes my blood boil

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Selfish idiots trying to get a pitch they like. They should be turned away until the correct booking in time. It makes my blood boil

Then you should take a chill pill and calm down. If the sites allowed you to book a particular pitch, this wouldn't happen. Sometimes, especially if you're travelling a longish distance it's difficult to estimate arrival times and if it's a larger outfit can be difficult to find a place to wait.

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Then you should take a chill pill and calm down. If the sites allowed you to book a particular pitch, this wouldn't happen. Sometimes, especially if you're travelling a longish distance it's difficult to estimate arrival times and if it's a larger outfit can be difficult to find a place to wait.

 

So plan to arrive later rather than earlier, or perhaps if it is a longish journey, plan a stop en route and use the stop to re-evaluate your ETA. It isn't difficult it is simply selfish behaviour by those that seem to think these rules do not apply to them. Personally I would send those that arrive before the stated time to the back of the queue (if there is one). Strangely the ones that break the early arrival rule also seem to be the ones that moan to the warden about everyone else breaking the rules on site. , or noisy children playing etc. Needless to say we are not members of that particular club anymore, and prefer rallying.

 

On the occasion where we have gone to a site where there are access problems, I will plan ahead and if there is somewhere convenient to wait nearby then if we are early we can wait there, if there is no where then we aim to arrive at H hour +1.

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So plan to arrive later rather than earlier, or perhaps if it is a longish journey, plan a stop en route and use the stop to re-evaluate your ETA. It isn't difficult it is simply selfish behaviour by those that seem to think these rules do not apply to them. Personally I would send those that arrive before the stated time to the back of the queue (if there is one).

 

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. ..and if you arrive early at Chatsworth CC site that's exactly what they will do . .. direct you into the site, round the loop and back out again where you can't turn round until you get back to the main road and travel up to a roundabaout.

 

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During my recent three week caravan holiday using CC sites I gained the impression that Wardens are becoming more tolerant of outfits arriving before H hour.

 

At three of the sites at which I stayed outfits appeared to arrive sometimes an hour or more before the check in time and seemed to be made welcome. There could have been exceptional circumstances for the early arrivals but there seemed to be too many instances for that to be the case.

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H Hour?

 

F. A. B. Virgil. This CC Club Sites business all sounds a bit too much like the military, not at all relaxing!

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Looe CC site is the worse I've seen people arriving early. Some even arrive so early that the wardens haven't even opened reception.

They then have the cheek to bang on the door.

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I think that we mere mortals ought to acknowledge those more important members whose goal in life seems to maximise their own experience and enjoyment regardless of their effects on others. It happens in all walks of life and we should be more tolerant and appreciative of such peoples' requirements.

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All four arrived early. Why are the first and second any worse than the fourth?

Enjoy every minute of every day. It doesn't last nearly as long as you'd like, and there's no guarantee of coming this way again.

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I'm intrigued - what could be "exceptional circumstances" ?

- they left their brain at home

- they are grossly obese and it takes them an hour to get out of the car

- whatever

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I think that we mere mortals ought to acknowledge those more important members whose goal in life seems to maximise their own experience and enjoyment regardless of their effects on others. It happens in all walks of life and we should be more tolerant and appreciative of such peoples' requirements.

 

Sums it up nicely.

 

On a past visit to a hallowed CC site, having arrived after H hour and closely followed by another outfit, I've been beaten to the desk by the people behind. What's that all about then ? - they couldn't progress into the site until I had moved on so I took a long time to check in and return to the car, adjusted the towing mirrors for a final time, before moving off.

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All four arrived early. Why are the first and second any worse than the fourth?

Because my post wasn't really about people who arrive early but those who abandon their outfits to check in, fail to move up when the outfit in front moves, leaving no room at the end of the queue for the next arrival.

 

So let's forget the arrival before noon argument which has been done to death and think what can be done to persuade people not abandon their outfits in the queue.

 

My wife always moves up if I am in the office checking in.

 

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I really don't see the problem then. You were presumably rig 4. You are off road, in a car park. The rig is safe. Why does it matter?

Enjoy every minute of every day. It doesn't last nearly as long as you'd like, and there's no guarantee of coming this way again.

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Sums it up nicely.

 

On a past visit to a hallowed CC site, having arrived after H hour and closely followed by another outfit, I've been beaten to the desk by the people behind. What's that all about then ? - they couldn't progress into the site until I had moved on so I took a long time to check in and return to the car, adjusted the towing mirrors for a final time, before moving off.

Haha I do exactly as you do, I've even popped back into reception to buy eggs.

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those who abandon their outfits to check in, fail to move up when the outfit in front moves, leaving no room at the end of the queue for the next arrival.

think what can be done to persuade people not abandon their outfits in the queue.

 

My wife always moves up if I am in the office checking in.

 

 

 

What if the 'wife' is disabled and/or can't drive.

 

The reason no 2 in the queue can't move forward is because he/she is now in the office booking in as no 1 has now done so. Is it really worth no 2 getting half way through the booking in process and then going out again just to move forward 1 length and then going back to finish the payment. I agree that in an ideal situation, one would book in whilst the other remains in the car but this isn't always possible and does five minutes really make that much difference.

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Sometimes when I arrive at a site and pull up behind another unit we are both in reception at the same time. The first unit moves off when the warden is in the middle of taking my payment etc so I cannot rush out and move my rig to the front. This happens rarely as I am not one of those who feels the need to arrive bang on opening time and I'm usually the only one in the queue

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So plan to arrive later rather than earlier, or perhaps if it is a longish journey, plan a stop en route and use the stop to re-evaluate your ETA. It isn't difficult it is simply selfish behaviour by those that seem to think these rules do not apply to them. Personally I would send those that arrive before the stated time to the back of the queue (if there is one). Strangely the ones that break the early arrival rule also seem to be the ones that moan to the warden about everyone else breaking the rules on site. , or noisy children playing etc. Needless to say we are not members of that particular club anymore, and prefer rallying.

 

On the occasion where we have gone to a site where there are access problems, I will plan ahead and if there is somewhere convenient to wait nearby then if we are early we can wait there, if there is no where then we aim to arrive at H hour +1.

 

Crickey, I definately wouldn't want to stay on a site ruled like you suggest, it would be like colditz, send them to the back to punish them, bring back hanging if you like.

 

I have arrived a couple of times early, always phoned first, never been a problem.

 

Enjoy you rallying.

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Haha I do exactly as you do, I've even popped back into reception to buy eggs.

Your like a pair of children, grow up for heavens sake, is this behaviour any better than the behaviour you're criticising ? Do you think you taught them a lesson?

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Recently I went to Delamere CCC site on the weekend when there were concerts in the forest. I phoned the site earlier in the week to see if I could be pitched near our friends. The warden said that the site would be full with eighty arrivals on the Friday - the day I was arriving. He asked if I could arrive early to help them out - 10am - and told me to drive straight to my pitch and then come and check in so as not to block the entrance. What I good idea about just driving on site and then booking in.

 

By the way, I have just organised the bricklayer to come round today to build the wall. I can then be shot at dawn by some of the posters on this thread for arriving before noon!

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I think that we mere mortals ought to acknowledge those more important members whose goal in life seems to maximise their own experience and enjoyment regardless of their effects on others. It happens in all walks of life and we should be more tolerant and appreciative of such peoples' requirements.

 

I absolutely agree with this approach and would add that we should show our understanding of their "requirements" by creating specialised pitches reserved for just them.

Perhaps located where they will enjoy best exposure in places where every other site user must pass their outfit and acknowledge them. Say between the toilet block and the waste disposal bins.

Perhaps each site should have a "role -of -honour" board prominently displaying their details and requirements so that other (lesser mortals) could acknowledge them.

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I absolutely agree with this approach and would add that we should show our understanding of their "requirements" by creating specialised pitches reserved for just them.

Perhaps located where they will enjoy best exposure in places where every other site user must pass their outfit and acknowledge them. Say between the toilet block and the waste disposal bins.

Perhaps each site should have a "role -of -honour" board prominently displaying their details and requirements so that other (lesser mortals) could acknowledge them.

Maybe pitches close tone watchtowers and machine gun posts could be provided for certain quarters.

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We were at a site down Norfolk a fortnight ago and a couple with a tent arrived 1 hour early at 11 O clock, they went to see the site owner who showed them to their pitch, where the previous occupants who had a caravan where finishing packing the van, the couple asked how long they were going to be and went back to the car but looked very annoyed that they could not get onto the pitch, the van did not have to be off till 12 O clock.

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