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  1. Surfer added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    David raise the subject of generic term and I corrected him.  I do not understand why I am being reprimanded for stating that the word "motorhome" is not in the Oxford dictionary?
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  2. GaryB added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    That's why my parents only use C&CC, it's quite a good deal.
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  3. rslsys added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    We have ended up members of both.
    CC (refuse to use new name!) because they give us the best deal on insurance - effectively making membership free.
    C&CC With senior discount, once again membership effectively free when compared against non-member fees.
     
    Cheers
    Keith
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  4. GaryB added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    We also belong to both and historically preferred the CC over the C&CC because the CC sites were always a lot "nicer" in our opinion.  However, of late we've started using more C&CC sites simply to have a change as we've done a lot of the CC sites many times.
    For adult-only sites have a look at the CL's offered by the CC as quite a few are adults only.
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  5. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

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  6. nor added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    We are also in both clubs . Unlike David we don't use our own facilities.  
    I do use both club sites . The cc clubs hard standing pitches do seem bigger and are better out of season when the weather is bad.  They do charge slightly more than the c&cc . Yet I have been looking at the new sites books and think the cs ( c&cc ) seem to charge a lot more than the cl ( cc ) . Sites.  You can look at these on their web sites. 
    The cc do have more sites than the c&cc . I have recently made a list of sites with in approx 70 miles of where we live . And there were 11 cc sites , 4 c&cc sites . And 1 cl . 
    I think as others have said join both for one year and decide. I like both clubs and use both.  Or if you have any of the sites near you visit them. Ask if you can look around . Our  caravan is insured with the c&cc site . Yet travel insurance for Europe is with the cc .
    good luck what ever you do .
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  7. markf added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    Surfer please keep on topic and respect others views and opinions, what terms are used for motorhomes etc or if people support one club over another has no bearing on why the Club have changed their name.
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  8. klyne added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    Being a member of both my assessment of the Clubs is that the Caravan and Motorhome Club have more consistent high standards of sites compared to the C&CC where site quality varies a lot. However we tend to decide on sites according to location and as we use our own facilities we are not too bothered by the generally more utilitarian  quality of the C&CC. The C&MC hardstanding pitches are always more generous in size but unlike the C&CC you can't book a hardstanding unless it also happens to be a serviced pitch.
    David
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  9. Kiaman added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    None of the Club sites in either the C&CC or CMC are adults only I'm afraid. There are a few of the CL's and CS's (private 5 van sites) that operate an adults only policy. For adults only sites go to the UKCS website for listings in that category.
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  10. Surfer added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    The CC does offer a lot in the way of travel insurance, regimented sites, etc.  A lot of people join the CC for the CL network.  Why not join both and then  at the end of the year decide which one is for you?
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  11. Surfer added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    Wrong David the generic term is motor caravan as it was a caravan fitted onto a motor chassis.  I agreed that that the word motorhome has now made the word motor caravan almost non existent because it seems that some, but not all,  motorhomers preferred to looked down on those with caravans as the poor relation and therefore these motorhomers needed to distinguish themselves from their poorer relations. 
    We are also aware that you are a great supporter for the CC and no matter what they do, you will always agree with whatever changes they make and that is your prerogative plus the fact you own a motorhome and probably look down on us plebs so the name change will be to your liking.
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  12. Disco2003 added a post in a topic 2017 nights away   

    Please add 6 nights for us please Sonja,
    2 at local CC CL in Cardiff

    4 for us at Broadway CC Site

    Thanks
    Total 7 nights
    Dave
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  13. MONTYSA added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    I suspect that many who have Motorhomes have had Caravans before changing and probably were in CC already. I myself have looked at buying a Motorhome but decided that they where not for me. But for many they are ideal.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  14. klyne added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    I suppose some of the comments here illustrate why many motorhomers are reluctant to join the Club. Firstly the generic term is motorhome not motorcaravan at least that is what the majority of motorhome manufacturers call what they make. The longest established dedicated magazine is called Motorhome Monthly. The new name more fairly represents the makeup of Club members.
    David
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  15. curly added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    As an ex Motorhomer I / we prefer the CCC simply because they seem to cater for MH ,s also there are a lot more CS in my area I guess its swings and roundabouts  that said there are more CMHC CL,s than the  CCC which ever you use enjoy
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  16. curly added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   


    """"( many happy nights shared at various campsites watching you drink too much, while I drank coffee :)
    well if you don,t share you.r coffee why should some one share their drinks with you
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  17. markf added a post in a topic Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club   

    I would look for what is available in your area, we have more Caravan Club CLs near us than Camping and Caravanning CS's so for us the caravan club makes more sense
    But I like the CCC and my van is insured through them so......
    Welcome back Doug, many happy nights shared at various campsites watching you drink too much, while I drank coffee :) hope to see you both soon
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  18. Predictable Bob added a post in a topic Possible rally for 2017   


    I had four of those glasses - two got broken on different occasions while being washed up (I swear it was down to thin glass rather than washing up while hammered !). The other two were broken in transit - a combination of poor packing and too many potholes :(
    These days I drink less anyway - although I do seem to have found a taste for whisky along with Paul, we seem to have about 20 or so different bottles at the moment :)


     
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  19. Darth added a topic in New to caravanning, camping or motorhoming   

    Caravan Club V Caravan and Camping Club
    Ok people......I know that the Caravan Club has a new name (Caravan and Motorhome Club) or something like that, but what I want to know is which of these two Clubs offer the best value for money for someone only interested in touring the UK for the time being.  The type of sites that I would be mainly interested in are adults only, quiet and within walking distance of a good olde world pub.  Over the coming years though France and beyond will be on the cards and therefore ferry discounts would come into the equation. 
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  20. Darth added a post in a topic Possible rally for 2017   

    Bob, hope you still got that small red wine glass if Kings Lynn gets the go ahead....
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  21. Predictable Bob added a post in a topic F1 fantasy game is back   


    I think it'll prove to be a complete Horlicks as usual - first away will stay in front until somebody 'overtakes' via a strategically timed pitstop.
    Same old, same old - I wish they'd get rid of half the wings and aero so the drivers could RACE !


     
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  22. curly added a post in a topic Welcome curly   

    Hello and thanks for the welcome, back to a caravan (still have my micro camper for escapes from HWMBO)  ex MH,s now returned to tugging looking forward to joining in with questions and hopefully  able to answer some
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  23. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome curly
    Hello curly,
    Welcome to Touring and Tenting. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    curly joined on the 02/26/2017.
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  24. Paulgkn added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    Today at Moreton in the Marsh C&MC site they were changing all the pitch numbers to new ones of the correct colour !    
    What a waste of money and time 
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  25. Paulgkn added a post in a topic 2017 nights away   

    Hi Sonja,
     
    First trip out of 2017, Moreton  in the Marsh C&MHC.
    7 nights to get us started!
     
    Paul.
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