Camping & Caravan Club.

Discussion in 'Holidays, Trips Campsites' started by Bernard Fishtrousers, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Having a look at booking with these folks.

    7 nights X 2 adults @ £8.60 per person per night
    That's £120.40
    PLUS an additional £42 for not being a member
    It's £41 to join, but I have no intention of going to any other of their other sites this year.

    She then tells me that it's now, "variable pricing"
    where that is 'today's' price and it may vary
    it could go down as well as up.

    What a blinding con!

    Can anyone lend me their CCC membership number or book it for me?
    Does it work like that?
    Surely Fishtrousers is a common enough surname?
     
  2. Sites are good but expensive if you`re not a member...
    £34 for one night, 2 +van in November, i used it as i needed to be in the area but avoid CC sites if at all possible.

    Sorry, Can`t help you Fishfella as i also declined the offer of membership - as would anyone really ....:thumbsup:

    :hattip:
     
  3. 72wilma

    72wilma Moderator

    Another great C&C scam, is the 3 night minimum for lake district sites, that are always fully booked up with the retired, who are the only ones whocan really benefit from membership - 15% off and can stay more than 1 or 2 nights.

    If you want to stay for 2 nights you have to pay for 3 :(

    As a result we've not used any of their sites in years and we used to use them a lot.
     
  4. So, if you were forced to, which to join Camping & Caravanning Club or Caravan Club?
     
  5. Another issue with the sites is the fact they are booked well in advance by the geriatric who then dont turn up. It pees CCC off as well as those of us that are members who will turn up even if its "raining a bit"!
     
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  6. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    or the WCC (Wild Camping Club)
     
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  7. 72wilma

    72wilma Moderator

    You can reserve a pitch up to 8 mnths before you go, so a lot of people block book every weekend at their favourite spot and then as long as you cancel within 48hrs you dont pay! Great management of sites - not!
     
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  8. We use their sites because they're clean and tidy and always quiet. Didn't know about the cancellation thing that wilma has just mentioned though.

    Not sure if they're more expensive than others Mr Fish only you will know if a comparable site is better value
     
  9. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    You get reduced rate if you are over 55 :) You have to show your cards when arriving on site - and I do mean cards, bot of us have to show them. We are members because we have a couple of great CCC sites near us that we use regularly. I can understand why people find them irritating though - because they are :rolleyes:
     
  10. as old gits we get the benefits:oops: , i joined coz i got my rac and insurance cheaper its only £41 quid for us both and when we use a site it saves us money , get a mag every month and some deals , i just let it reknew and forget about it, ive always been happy with the sites weve ever used and had reasonable wardens , plus they have a site near my mums if we want to take camper down and stay . Horses for courses but like everything these days its a business and they are their to make money they do have local get togethers too if you like to swing :D , if you dont want to pay, use somewhere else simples init.:hattip:
     
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  11. Tuesday wildchild

    Tuesday wildchild I'm a circle!

    Sorry it ran out last July. We only used the cl's as a rule and not often enough to cover the membership to be honest.
     
  12. Caravan club tends to have nice sites were camping and caravaning.

    Can't help I'm afraid as you have to show cards
     
  13. This is a contentious issue within the membership...like any scheme I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time but didn't allow for a large number of basicly selfish people taking advantage. It isn't exactly unknown within the club for groups to spend the summer going from one site to another. Used to get the same sort of thing with car shows, lots of bookings at the start of the season then come the day not turn up.
     
  14. If ive ever just turned up ,i might have been lucky but they have always found a pitch and allowed to move if i wanted , trub with all membership things you get cliques and jobs worths .
     
  15. In the past, We have been members of both.

    I'd go for Camping & Caravan without a doubt.
    Both supply a 'book of lies'
    these are supposed to be descriptions of sites.

    The Caravan clubs descriptions are so blatantly untrue it just beggars belief when you get there.

    Anyway spoke to my source within the CCC.
    Apparently the best way to fiddle it a bit is as follows;
    Book as a non-member
    Turn up, buy membership at the site,
    The non-member supplement is deducted
    and your membership card will come through about a month or 6 weeks later.
    So you get a years membership which will cover two years
    of the same week.

    Not the bargain of the century, but better than a poke in the eye with a pointed stick.

    She said not to tell anyone though.
     
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