Ability to chose hardstanding pitches on all sites

AandJ replied on 08/09/2021 17:47

Posted on 08/09/2021 17:47

I want the club to look at giving members the option to chose hard standing or grass pitch on the sites where standard pitches can be either or. 
This season I have experienced problems on a few popular sites whereby I’ve booked a standard pitch with awning only to turn up (at a reasonable time 2-3pm) to find there are only grass pitches left. With a 4.5 tonne Motorhome this makes me Cringe. With all the rain we’ve had grass pitches have been really soft and twice we’ve had to get off using mud runners. 
I’ve also seen many other Motorhome sand larger caravans struggling to stop wheels sinking in or awning being like mud pools. There have been several reviews around on some of these sites were members have stated they’ve booked a std pitch with awning expecting hardstanding, as on sites that are all hardstanding, only to turn up to be told only grass left and these have been very wet and several not fit for purpose. 
The sites that I experienced problems with and heard from other members that have major issues are, Tewkesbury, Hurn Lane, Seacroft, Hill Head and Gowerton. There are probably others. 
I know some people like grass and that’s fine, but if that’s the case let them book them and let those of us who literally hate them cos they are not suitable for modern caravans or Motorhome chose hard standing. 
I don’t even mind paying a bit more for hard standing but I do object to paying the same for a poor quality, inferior, soggy under sized grass pitch ( lots of these at Tewkesbury and Hurn Lane ) . It should be personal choice so give us that choice and I think you might find there’s a drop in bookings at these sites, perhaps that’s why you don’t put in in the information options. 
Of course the best option would be to do away with soggy grass pitches and make them hard standing or at least increase the proportion of hard standing . So come on CAMC give us the option on all sites so that we’re all getting the same value for our money and not getting Stuck in the Mud which is we’re the club seems to be .

Cornersteady replied on 09/09/2021 08:57

Posted on 09/09/2021 08:43 by EmilysDad

The peg can always be adjusted if needed .... can't be said of hardstandings

Posted on 09/09/2021 08:57

Well not really all the time as it is there to keep the 6m spacing although there may be some play in the distances.

But why would the peg need adjusting/moving? Only if as Steve says the pitch has been affected by multiple outfits on the grass. 

With a hardstandings that wouldn't happen and so no need to be adjusted?

EasyT replied on 09/09/2021 09:00

Posted on 09/09/2021 08:47 by EmilysDad

Are X Trails not all wheel drive? Genuine question .... 

It amused me the amount of 'keep off the grass' signs that sprouted up over night around/near my pitch when I put a wheel on the grass finger at a club site ..... I think the warden was hinting!!! 

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:00

You can select the option from a switch on the dash. See my post above. Whilst not concerned about getting stuck I have no desire to pather around on a muddy pitch

Tinwheeler replied on 09/09/2021 09:01

Posted on 09/09/2021 08:48 by EmilysDad

so why the tape measure comment?

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:01

Why the need to question my first post as if doubting my word and/or my ability? You'd do well to consider how your constant spikiness appears to others.  

EmilysDad replied on 09/09/2021 09:05

Posted on 09/09/2021 08:57 by Cornersteady

Well not really all the time as it is there to keep the 6m spacing although there may be some play in the distances.

But why would the peg need adjusting/moving? Only if as Steve says the pitch has been affected by multiple outfits on the grass. 

With a hardstandings that wouldn't happen and so no need to be adjusted?

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:05

OK .... there is the possibility that the peg might be able to be moved. Maybe take a pitch out of use to enable the other pitches to be juggled about a bit. 

Why? Because as above, some people have no common sense & will sit spinning wheels when it's obvious the vehicle ain't going to move. see also some drivers of RWD cars in the snow

EmilysDad replied on 09/09/2021 09:06

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:01 by Tinwheeler

Why the need to question my first post as if doubting my word and/or my ability? You'd do well to consider how your constant spikiness appears to others.  

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:06

I was just asking! See my comment to Steve about most pitches on most sites are access directly from the road!

EmilysDad replied on 09/09/2021 09:08

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:00 by EasyT

You can select the option from a switch on the dash. See my post above. Whilst not concerned about getting stuck I have no desire to pather around on a muddy pitch

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:08

Ta. I didn't know it was manually selectable.

MikeyA replied on 09/09/2021 09:15

Posted on 09/09/2021 08:43 by EasyT

I'm with you on that Steve. Around the caravan I prefer to wear slippers outside. 

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:15

During the summer months I much prefer to be walking around in bare feet.

 

EasyT replied on 09/09/2021 09:19

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:08 by EmilysDad

Ta. I didn't know it was manually selectable.

Posted on 09/09/2021 09:19

Three options. Front wheel drive, automatic whereby the wheels at the rear come into play as needed and lock for muddy off road situations. In 16 years I have probably only used the lock option a handful of times. The auto option I've used when towing on ice and when one wee track is clear and on the other side its on ice, also on some iffy roads where the edge is breaking up or covered in loose gravel. 

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