Thanks Val. I will try and update ours before we go to Spain and France later this month. Going to Spain first and then back to Caen via Millau so will be on the look out for sites for over night stops.
With the pneumatic it is placed under a lot fo stress when the caravan is turning. The result is loss of pressure, punctures etc. We got round this by having an inner tube fitted. Unfortunately our current caravan has a noseweight limit of 150kg so cannot use a pneumatic tyre. The assembly is now gathering dust in the garage.
About time they did the roling booking system however they should insist on deposits of a minimum of 1 night if a short stay and if a longer stay of a week or more at least 3 nights paymnet upfront and the deposit should be non refundable, but can be transferred to another booking within a year.
Anyway glad we were warned about this site as obviously this site also has many other "hidden" rules to spoil your stay i.e. you can only have breakfast in your caravan between 8 & 9am and the toilets are only open for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. I wonder if they employ a security force to make sure all their rules are obeyed to the T? Glad we have no interest in visiting that part of the country.
It seems that they are not inetreste din customers as an additional charge if you have a full awning and then you need permission to erect it. Not a cheap site either. If you canot reverse onto a pitch surely that means you cannot use the motor mover tor evers onto the pitch? Anyway although it states motor mover is a requirement, ther is no obligation to use it. What if you have a teardrop type caravan? Generally I will see if I caa reverse onto a pitch before using the motor mover. If it looks as if I may churn up the grass then I will use the motor mover,
Many proper sites are charging just over £15 a night for all the facilities in some months including restaurant and a club while the CL is charging £15. If the site was charging £20 a night then it is still a better option than using a CL even if the CL is in a vey nice location. We still use Cls but are gradually going off them. At present we are on quite a nice CL charging £15 a night and prior to our arrival they mowed the grass, but did not pick up the cut grass. Consequently we have been tramping grss into the caravan no matter how careful we are when entering the caravan. However each pitch has a tap and there is a ditch where the waste water can go so in this case happy to pay the £15. If there is a proper site nearby to a CL that is offering a number of facilties for a few pounds more, then it is probably preferable to use the properm site rather than the CL resulting in the CL closing down. Also the CL owner has to become a member of the CMC and the cost of this could be several nights income. Maybe CL owners should not be obliged to pay a membership fee to join the club especially if they are not going to avail themselves of any of the facilities offered by the club. BTW I am aware that some CL have left the CMC but have become a site on their own reling on past customers and word of mouth.
If they call it a connection fee, they could be infringing the rules which is why they charge for the facility instead. Guess it is all in the wording and how they twist the English language to get around it.
They are not supplying a electric. You are paying for the use of the EHU hookup which is a way around the legislation. There is nothing stopping them charging anything between £0.01p and £100 or more for the EHU connection. What they cannot do is charge you more per kw unit than what they pay.