Caravans and motorhomes with offside door

Magical Mystery Tour replied on 10/06/2021 16:02

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:02

Is it just me or anyone else find it unwelcoming when you have reversed onto site and then someone with an offside door also reversed on, you are now door to door with no privacy, so the grass in front becomes shared. Do you feel that the club should make it a rule that all nearside door vehicles reverse and offside door vehicles front on. Currently have people and others from site sitting in front of my awning.

Tinwheeler replied on 10/06/2021 16:10

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:10

"Do you feel that the club should make it a rule that all nearside door vehicles reverse and offside door vehicles front on."

No I don’t. Pitching is allowed either way. Would you condemn those with rear lounges to be back against a dark hedge?

Get your chairs out and join the other folk. Make friends, not enemies.

allanandjean replied on 10/06/2021 16:11

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:11

We had a Hobby for seven years and can only recall one site where we went 'nose in' and that was so we could enjoy the view of our fellow campers.

Camping is, for us, a sociable pastime and our preferred pitching is across the pitch so we have the widest view possible and can interact with others. 

As euror says you could turn your van but, so long as the 'people' are on the pitch, its probably best to grin and bear it.

SteveL replied on 10/06/2021 16:22

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:22

Do you feel that the club should make it a rule that all nearside door vehicles reverse and offside door vehicles front on.

No! the existing rule is just fine. Don’t visit Abbey Wood, once we get back to normal, if it bothers you. Lots of continental caravans without power movers.  Our MH is a Hymer and has its door on the offside. We tend to put it onto the pitch to suit the slope and avoid ramps. Currently we are nose in. However, opposite there is a UK spec’d van also nose in, so our doors face each other. Doesn’t bother us at all, we have had a few pleasant chats. This site is C&CC but has the same very reasonable rule that you can go front or rear in.

Cornersteady replied on 10/06/2021 16:22

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:22

Do I find it unwelcoming? Well not at all if it happened to me, and it has in the past.

No privacy? I don't understand that at all? What privacy can you expect on a caravan site outside your caravan/MH? It is a campsite after all.

So there are people sitting opposite your awning, so what? I would imagine they are just getting along with their business and not really interested in yours. There will still be a minimum of 3m meters between you and any part of your neighbour's outfit.

Also not every caravan has a motor mover so how would a caravan be got onto a pitch nose in? Pushed? Some are quite heavy.

So for me personally I feel the club shouldn't change its current rules on which way you pitch.

AnotherDavid replied on 10/06/2021 16:23

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:23

I have a Hobby and we go hitch first but  like A&J much prefer to pitch across  the pitch (Not CAMC sites of  coursewink)

AnotherDavid replied on 10/06/2021 16:26

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:07 by JVB66

I wonder if the same can be said about UK LVs who would have in the past toured abroadwink

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:26

Probably not because as you will well remember they do things differently,   no pegs and pitch as you likewink 

EasyT replied on 10/06/2021 16:32

Posted on 10/06/2021 16:32

In hot weather I often pitch my caravan to face North and avoid the sun heating up the caravan as there are no windows at the rear. If the weather is really hot we would probably return to site by 3pm and I would sit on the shady side - not the door side.