Awning and non-awning pitches

Chris102 replied on 12/07/2019 09:12

Posted on 12/07/2019 09:12

When will the C&MC policy makers do something about the pricing structure for these types of pitches?

I am on a site at present on a non-awning pitch because I could not book an awning one. I wanted to erect a Outdoor Revolution Tech Canopy and was told by the warden that I could not because I of the pitch type that I was on, even though there was plenty of room to do so. On some other sites I have been told that providing there is no front enclosure on the canopy then I can erect it.

There are many units on this site, caravans and motorhome, occupying awning pitches that do not have an awning erected. They are occupying a awning pitch because they want the extra space for sitting out etc and who can blame them. Why pay the same price for a smaller pitch.

If the price of a non-awning pitch was £3 or £4 pounds per night less than an awning pitch then maybe those that do not intend to erect an awning or canopy will book a non-awning pitch.

 

brue replied on 12/07/2019 09:16

Posted on 12/07/2019 09:16

I agree with you about CAMC introducing a pricing structure. As far as awnings go on non awning pitches it's all about safe spacing so it's unfortunate if you can't use the awning on this occasion but that's the way it goes for all of us.

Chris102 replied on 12/07/2019 09:37

Posted on 12/07/2019 09:37

Those that say book earlier are missing the point of my discussion.

My discussion is about pricing policy and paying the same price for awning and non-awning pitches. In effect paying the same price for less space, and in effect less privacy and flexibility.

 

DavidKlyne replied on 12/07/2019 10:01

Posted on 12/07/2019 10:01

Chris

You currently only pay more if you book a service pitch. The Club would have to allow the booking of specific pitch type to do as you suggest. Personally I would like the Club to go down that route. I don't even mind a very modest difference in price between pitch types but nowhere near what you suggest. I think a £1 difference would be enough. It is always useful to have a look at the site plan before booking to get a feel for where the different types of pitches are. One site I looked at only had four non awning pitches and even if I didn't want to use an awning I would be reluctant to select a non awning pitch on a site with so little choice.

Non awning pitches are not necessarily smaller but as Brue pointed out what it is more likely is that the Club can't maintain the spacing between units on some pitches so designate them non-awning pitches. 

David

Tinwheeler replied on 12/07/2019 10:06

Posted on 12/07/2019 09:37 by Chris102

Those that say book earlier are missing the point of my discussion.

My discussion is about pricing policy and paying the same price for awning and non-awning pitches. In effect paying the same price for less space, and in effect less privacy and flexibility.

 

Posted on 12/07/2019 10:06

As has been pointed out, it’s not necessarily about pitch size but can be about the amount of space between pitches. 

Booking early is actually a very valid point and a price differential probably wouldn’t alter that. 

BoleroBoy replied on 12/07/2019 10:06

Posted on 12/07/2019 09:37 by Chris102

Those that say book earlier are missing the point of my discussion.

My discussion is about pricing policy and paying the same price for awning and non-awning pitches. In effect paying the same price for less space, and in effect less privacy and flexibility.

 

Posted on 12/07/2019 10:06

Chris, unless the non-awning pitches attract a better view (or other reason) many folk don't choose them as the perception (not always right) is that they feel they are getting a bit more for the same money with an awning pitch...

i agree there should be a small differential, just to focus the mind and make the decision not automatic...

im with some others, too, in that there should be a small difference in HS and grass, where applicable... 

Cornersteady replied on 12/07/2019 10:35

Posted on 12/07/2019 10:06 by BoleroBoy

Chris, unless the non-awning pitches attract a better view (or other reason) many folk don't choose them as the perception (not always right) is that they feel they are getting a bit more for the same money with an awning pitch...

i agree there should be a small differential, just to focus the mind and make the decision not automatic...

im with some others, too, in that there should be a small difference in HS and grass, where applicable... 

Posted on 12/07/2019 10:35

you mean because grass pitches cost (in money and effort) more to maintain  they should cost more? Yes I agree.