Nothing planned yet, even in the UK. Tend not to book until a week or two before we are due to arrive. Overseas travel will very much depend on health issues and we have given up on long term planning!!!
When we changed to a motorhome I was determined not to use the aquaroll and wastemaster but as we went on we felt that it was sensible to carry on with them particularly the Aquaroll. It does depend on how long you stay on site. The tanks should last for 2/3 days depending on whether you shower in the van. You can travel with the fresh water tank full but you do have to be mindful of your payload. A lot of motorhomes only allow about 10 litres of water within the included payload. I think after a few trips you will be able to see clearly what suits your style of touring so perhaps don't through them out yet!!!
If you have not already purchased a motorhome could you not buy a more compact one and not bother towing a car? If you could manage with a 5.5 metre van conversion that would take up as much space as a large 4X4.
Considering people seem to be crying out for information about CL's on the CMC Forum, especially those with hardstandings I would have thought there might have been some response to me posting the link. Eleven people have viewed the post but no comments or likes so I am not sure what to make of it.
Thanks for that, a useful report. We don't tend to use CL's but that one would be of interest to us as its next to a canal which was a previous passion of ours. Hope you don't mind but I posted the link on the CC forum in the CL section.
I am in the process of deleting all my photos on Photobucket as I noticed my profile icon went missing on one forum. They are all duplicates anyway. I now use my own website to host my photos, or at least the ones I need to use elsewhere. A very shabby way of treating people. I could understand it if they said that all future hosting would have to be paid for but not the way they have gone about it.
We have not long been back from the C&CC Wolverley site. Rather foolishly we decided to walk into Kidderminster on the hottest day of our stay!! All I can say thank goodness for the M&S Café almost right by the canal!!! We did get a taxi back which was not too expensive and he dropped us off at the Lock Inn for further refreshment!!! Site report here www.davidklyne.co.uk/wolverley_ccc_site.html
Thanks for that as Wolverley is on our to do list when Margaret is feeling a bit better. From the video Wolverley seems a fair distance (walking) from the site. Is it any nearer from the site short cut?
We have been on quite a few C&CC sites where the toilet blocks are in serious need of refurbishment. At Chipping Norton they re did the site roads and created more (proper) hardstanding but did nothing to the toilet block. Its not a major problem for us as we use our own facilities but I wouldn't be so keen if I was in a tent!!! I wonder if some of their sites are on very short leases so its not worth spending the money. The site manager at Norwich told me the Council only renew the lease on an annual basis.
Our motorhome came with the shower head as standard so we have nothing to compare. We generally get two showers per hot water tank but we don't have the shower running continuously. In the winter it is a bit touch and go for the second person using the shower so we tend to delay the second shower until the first person is completely ready so the water can heat up. We also in the winter run the heater on both gas and electrics whilst we have showers to maximise heating up of the water.
I do agree that it is expensive but we balance that against the convenience of where the site is. Being motorhomers we like to be as near to public transport as possible as we don't take the van off site once we are there. For convenience the site gets 10 out of 10. In 35 years we have not used many CL's as they are often too remote. Funnily enough we did try and get on a couple this year but they were full when we wanted to stay.
When we went to France for a month recently we used about 8/9 campsites and two of them were in the ACSI book and the others were mainly Municipals. I have purchased Camping Cheques from the French site in the past but tend not to bother with them now. I suppose if you have a few favourite campsites that accept them its worth while but less so if you prefer not to tie up money in cheques.
I think the points are remaining the same for Tesco shopping so if you fill up with fuel that will all help. If you have a credit card that incorporates the Club Card you will get points for using both although the quantity is earned is not the same.
I don't think the reduction in points is down to the new man in charge at Tesco. The EU has recently forced a change in the rules on transaction changes, reducing them to about .2/.3% of transaction where as in the past it has been as much as 3% Making that much money on each transaction allowed all sorts of reward schemes to flourish but I suspect many of them will be cutting back in the near future.