Caravan sites opening and safety measures feedback

charlie25 replied on 03/07/2020 19:12

Posted on 03/07/2020 19:12

It would be great to have feedback on the caravan sites and how the safety measures are working. We will be watching for the next two weeks to see how safe the sites are before we decide to start touring again.  Maybe a lot of people will put reviews on individual caravan sites.

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SteveL replied on 04/07/2020 08:38

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:38

Or it could also be possible that some just don't follow rules, break the law by setting off the night before and turning up on site to use LNA and toilets!

Whilst turning up at circa 6 am is just plain rude, particularly as they had a verbally agreed arrival time, of at least 9am. I dont see how they broken any laws. It has been perfectly legal to take your caravan anywhere in the country for the last month, as long as you haven't spent the night in it. I'm not sure how some folk would be able to arrive by 9am if they didn't set off the night before.🤔

allanandjean replied on 04/07/2020 08:40

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:40

Hi David, I think you are being very kind!

While the roads that people take when heading down to Cornwall are always very busy on Saturdays, Friday evening /nights are also busy with many planning their journey overnight due to a lack of traffic, allowing children to sleep, so avoiding the constant cries of 'are we there yet', and an arrival timed to get set up and settled.

When younger and travelling with babies/young children we often traveled overnight, as does our daughter now with her three adorable, but demanding children.

BBC news now showing reports from two Lake District campsites-The Quiet Site and Waterside Campsite- and the campers who arrived at 0600 and they are on the site!

AnotherDavid replied on 04/07/2020 08:42

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:38 by Rufs

Well did we really think that people would abide by the rules, my money is on it getting worse during the day, people arriving early and clashing with people who are on time, people arriving late and clashing with people who are either on time early or late, and if Jk lets them in they will be on social media bragging about how they got on site at 0700 hrs, so there will be some folk sat on the motorway with smoke coming out of every orifice, the joys, glad i am at home feet up newspaper & coffee at the ready.

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:42

Am I wrong in thinking early staggered arrival was the plan today  or is it still 12? 

JVB66 replied on 04/07/2020 08:45

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:25 by Cornersteady

While I agree (again) with you that it is impossible to calculate journey times to some degree of accuracy sometimes, especially as you do touring abroad, but this is the UK, and indeed England (have they come from Scotland?) with smaller distances and google maps/GPS and arriving after 6 am is really taking the 'biscuit'?

It means they left during the previous evening or very early morning implying a conscious decision to do that, and arriving at least six hours early really cannot be excused as miscalculating the journey times?

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:45

There have been some interviewed on tv this morning already set up on a site ar pooly bridge in the lakesundecided

The ones outside JKs site will have their arrival time slot so it will definitely be an "interesting" conversation if they are very earlycool

Hillhead is/was always quite "busy?" on the LNA /and arrivals area at about the times JK postedsurprised

After traveling overnight to "miss the traffic"frown

Rufs replied on 04/07/2020 08:46

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:38 by SteveL

Or it could also be possible that some just don't follow rules, break the law by setting off the night before and turning up on site to use LNA and toilets!

Whilst turning up at circa 6 am is just plain rude, particularly as they had a verbally agreed arrival time, of at least 9am. I dont see how they broken any laws. It has been perfectly legal to take your caravan anywhere in the country for the last month, as long as you haven't spent the night in it. I'm not sure how some folk would be able to arrive by 9am if they didn't set off the night before.🤔

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:46

agree, but not sure about the "rude", some folk just think that rules are made to be broken and will continue to do so whatever the circumstances if they see fit and it benefits their cause, you see it all the time and not that i use club sites much, from what i have seen this type of attitude is very prevalant, and my guess is, it is about to get a whole lot worse during the present circumstances. Maybe i will take my newspaper and coffee and sit in caravan, relax and pretend i am away.cool

JVB66 replied on 04/07/2020 08:47

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:42 by AnotherDavid

Am I wrong in thinking early staggered arrival was the plan today  or is it still 12? 

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:47

From 0900 according to the clubs info with a timed slot for arrival undecided

Ps i think it is just for the 4th july normall from Sun 5th i thinkcool

allanandjean replied on 04/07/2020 08:47

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:35 by AnotherDavid

2 points Peedee

1 any journey with Birmingham  involved defies acurate   timing

2  I have yet to to have sat nav predict anything like an accurate time until the last few miles.

However on journeys I have done before on the continent  I can tell to a few minutes even on a long trip.

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:47

Ah, Hilton Services, a place I have been able to study many times as I have crawled past, usually heading North but now, the hold ups can be any time any place on our motorways. 

And while this is relating to the UK can I also add any journey that involves the M25 and any routes toward the channel ports/tunnel.

I wonder if the arrival times have been changed due to the new site procedures?

EDIT-cross posted with JVB so now looking like its a possible 3 hours early.

Oneputt replied on 04/07/2020 08:48

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:48

We have to travel 120 miles West on mainly single carriageway roads before we turn North.  The calculation is fairly simple mileage to destination say 250 miles divided by what I believe my average speed is likely to be i.e. 40 miles per hour =  6.5 hrs, not rocket science.  If we stop for breakfast in the American diner on the A1 then add an hour.  As Mrs One tows we share the driving

Rufs replied on 04/07/2020 08:50

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:42 by AnotherDavid

Am I wrong in thinking early staggered arrival was the plan today  or is it still 12? 

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:50

No idea, not studied the rules as i will not be joining the masses, but thought everybody had been given an arrival time starting from 0900 hrs but could be wrong

Compo replied on 04/07/2020 08:52

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:48 by Oneputt

We have to travel 120 miles West on mainly single carriageway roads before we turn North.  The calculation is fairly simple mileage to destination say 250 miles divided by what I believe my average speed is likely to be i.e. 40 miles per hour =  6.5 hrs, not rocket science.  If we stop for breakfast in the American diner on the A1 then add an hour.  As Mrs One tows we share the driving

Posted on 04/07/2020 08:52

If only it were that simple.