Hybrid vehicle / hook up

Pop top caravan replied on 01/09/2020 14:31

Posted on 01/09/2020 14:31

Hello all caravan and campers.

We are regular caravaners and enjoy the outdoors equal to all you other campers.

However times are changing and unfair site fees are becoming an issue.

Electrical hook up. You will pay the same rate as your fellow neighbour, but as stated in 

this months , September issue of the caravan and motorhome club magazine,

if you own a plug in Hybrid you can re-charge and get 15-30 miles per charge free, so 

as well as paying the same hook up fee you can get free fuel.

This is about equivalant to £7.50 per day, Diesel or Petrol.

Not just fuel , the modern caravan can have underfloor heating, electrical cooking etc.

We still pay for our fuel and cook with gas.

Electrical useage should now be brought up to date so you pay for what you use.

So remember next time you book your electric hook up holiday, do ask for your £7.50 per day reduction, unless you run a plug in hybrid.

your standard electricl 3 pin charge cable is available on e-Bay for one off payment £180.00/£200.00.

While on holiday this year our  caravan neighbour had a plug in Hybrid, payed the same as everyone else, not fare at all, Photos added.

 

 Moved from Story Section

Whittakerr replied on 01/09/2020 21:06

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:06

if you own a plug in Hybrid you can re-charge and get 15-30 miles per charge free, so 

as well as paying the same hook up fee you can get free fuel.

This is about equivalent to £7.50 per day, Diesel or Petrol.

Are you saying it costs you £7.50 in petrol / diesel to drive 15 - 30 miles? What do you drive.

Anyway i'm too busy enjoying my holiday to worry about how much electricity other people are using, and no i haven't got a plug in hybrid.

DavidKlyne replied on 01/09/2020 21:11

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:11

Perhaps a point worth thinking about is that the electrical supply to a caravan/motorhome is not elastic it comes at a fix amount so whilst you are charging your car you can't be using the electricity in the van to the same extent. My understanding is that it is allowed under current policy. I think however the Club have started to install paid for charging points on some sites which will no doubt be extended. Perhaps when these dedicated charging points are more widely available the Club policy will change?

David

BTW I have moved your posting here as I don't think it really comes under the Story category.

JVB66 replied on 01/09/2020 21:24

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:24

I was under the impression that there are add charges if you want to charge a hybrid or ev via your own LV (not direct to the site hookup)

was it not advised by the club some months ago? not sure of the prices as not an owner of either

brue replied on 01/09/2020 21:25

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:25

The club are now charging hybrid and EV users, payment is expected if a charge is used. The details are out there on the CAMC web site...but I'm not going to trawl through it tonight! 

By all means have metered bollards, fair to all and consumption will certainly go down....along with site fees LOL. wink

EasyT replied on 01/09/2020 21:31

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:11 by DavidKlyne

Perhaps a point worth thinking about is that the electrical supply to a caravan/motorhome is not elastic it comes at a fix amount so whilst you are charging your car you can't be using the electricity in the van to the same extent. My understanding is that it is allowed under current policy. I think however the Club have started to install paid for charging points on some sites which will no doubt be extended. Perhaps when these dedicated charging points are more widely available the Club policy will change?

David

BTW I have moved your posting here as I don't think it really comes under the Story category.

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:31

Presently *Hybrid vehicles charged at £2 a day and electric vehicles charged at £8 a day.

https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/uk-holidays/uk-sites/club-sites/facilities-on-club-sites/electric-vehicle-charging/

Tinwheeler replied on 01/09/2020 21:32

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:32

Well, Pop Top, as you can see, you are wrong about free charging of hybrid or electric cars.

The cost of electricity is included in your site fee and you can use it anyway you like, other than charging EVs.

Have you studied the Govt regs about the resale of electricity? I suggest you do before thinking metering will be an easy answer.

brue replied on 01/09/2020 21:38

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:31 by EasyT

Presently *Hybrid vehicles charged at £2 a day and electric vehicles charged at £8 a day.

https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/uk-holidays/uk-sites/club-sites/facilities-on-club-sites/electric-vehicle-charging/

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:38

Thanks for that EasyT, I knew the details were around somewhere...so I think this concludes the argument....except for the OP's "photos added" obviously lost in a red mist. wink

Oscarmax replied on 01/09/2020 21:40

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:40

Modern caravans are more energy efficient better insulation and heating systems, solar panels and led lighting, introducing electric meters would penalise older caravan especially in winter plus the cost involved of installing meters. 

 

EmilysDad replied on 01/09/2020 21:41

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:06 by Whittakerr

if you own a plug in Hybrid you can re-charge and get 15-30 miles per charge free, so 

as well as paying the same hook up fee you can get free fuel.

This is about equivalent to £7.50 per day, Diesel or Petrol.

Are you saying it costs you £7.50 in petrol / diesel to drive 15 - 30 miles? What do you drive.

Anyway i'm too busy enjoying my holiday to worry about how much electricity other people are using, and no i haven't got a plug in hybrid.

Posted on 01/09/2020 21:41

 ..... Are you saying it costs you £7.50 in petrol / diesel to drive 15 - 30 miles? What do you drive.

£7.50 is only a gallon & a bit of either petrol or The Fuel of the Devil. Fuel consumption of my car is anything from low 20s to low 30s to the gallon, depending on how it's driven, so Pop top isn't that far off the mark. 😉