it is nice to know we don’t all go to the snobbery school of thinking when we get a new caravan.
You may be right in some cases regarding snobbery LL but not all the time. Some are just plain miserable gits and they come in all ages. When walking about the sites you will spot them, head down doing everything possible to avoid eye contact. Some will speak to them, hoping to make them speak, but I don't bother because I don't want anything to do with the grumpy buggers
I'm on another forum, mostly motorhomers, and some of these are total snobs. To give you an example a reply to one member who owns a caravan was "I'm told he doesn't even own a motorhome". I love it though because it gives me chance to lock horns with the jumped up gits
As long as you follow the rules, which are common sense really, you shouldn't have any problems. No rowdy behaviour, no balls or kites around the vans, no loose dogs or allowing them to foul the pitches etc. Although I mentioned common sense it's amazing to find how many lack it on sites They come into the selfish git category.
The worse category of all is the stuck up miserable selfish one ... heh! heh! heh! and yes, they are about
Last year we were going to the CC site at Blackpool and joined the M55 with timing to arrive at the site after the noon arrival time
As we joined M55 a caravan and car suddenly appeared in the mirror and overtook us at high speed
In the distance we could see a motor home and the caravan outfit overtook it soon to be overtaken again by the motorhome
When we arrived at the site at noon they were both there already and waiting to check in
The motorhome was towing a car incidently
They were parked near to each other later but not together
Talking to the very nice lady from the motorhome we remarked on the driving of the caravan outfit and she replied that they were overtaken and caravans don't overtake us so we passed him again
Couldn't help noticing that the new car towing the caravan had a drop plate used to raise the towball
It takes all sorts
hi LL or Dave,
it seems from your later post you have encountered what LB calls the miserable gits, and apparently more than one on the same site.
how unforunate . Despite my and others assurances yes they do exist but in a very small minority with time you learn to laugh at them or at least ignore them. I am sure thoughout your life you have come across these people there is probably one living in your street, my grandmother bless her sole used to call them "fur coats and no knickers" all for show best of everything and beans on toast for tea.
we all spot them from time to time huge brand new van, top of the range tow car settled in one corner of the site with half a mile of wind breaks aroung thier little bit of rented grass looking down on everyone else, "tenbob millionares" all.
the next time you come across one just look and smile because he is probably up to his eyes in debt everythings on HP and if he was was so rich and affluent why is he still camping and not laid on some far away beach in barbados.
and if it really does get up your nose and you are a member of the CC try using more CL's or small commercials chances are the miserable stuck up gits wont be there far too common for that sort.
just enjoy your time away in the van, meet new people and make more friends some will be for just a few weeks others will become lifelong, make a note of all the sites you visit the good ones and the bad, for reference, ask for recomendation on here if you like, carravanning is for all, its a way of life, and above all as john major one said "don't let the ********* get you down,
Why do people think they are so special that every one stares at them? If an old caravan comes on site, yes I will look at it to see if it is worth a comment of interest on its condition. I will also look at a new caravan coming on site for that matter.
Every few months we get this type fo post cropping up. Why do people concern themselves with what other people think as it hasa nothing to do with any one else how you want to enjoy your holiday?
Hopefully we will never end up on the same site otherwise we will probably be accused of staring and being snobbish! I think some people may need to get out more. LOL!
PS we had an old Lunar Clubman CK470-2 last year and a mile of windbreaks, however the big let down is our 1996 towing vehicle so we can't give the impression of being snobbish.
Graham Coulson Lunar Delta TI 2009 & a Nissan Elgrand Highway Star, 3.5 V6,,,, My forgetters getting better, but my rememberer is broke, to you it may seem funny, but to me its just no joke.
I am a member of the CC and I own a 2012 Caravan and a 11 reg car and they are both paid for. I have worked hard all my life and this is my reward. If I told my friends that because of this I was a snob they would die laughing.
I started off with an Abbey Warwick and an old Volvo 240. I joined the CC went to one of their sites for 7 nights on the South Coast. the wardens were excellent, the majority of the other members looked at us as though we had walked through a field of dog c***. We decided that they wouldn't spoil our holiday and made sure that they saw we were enjoying ourselves by laughing and being generally happy.
As far as I am concerned people take me as I am or ignore me.
Work is for people who don't know how to Fish. I live in Rugby, when I am not away in my Caravan.
hi, before this turns into an episode of "the three yorkshiremen", can I say that I have a new van, modern tow car, top of the range cadac and I even shop in M&S food hall on occaision. This is a quirk of fate, some good fortune and augmented by hard work. Snobbery is not automatic to those who are fortunate enough to "have", so please don't assume that a new van means that we are twitching our curtains in disgust at the folks in an older van. Being a good and decent person is not measured by the wealth of our possessions but by our actions toward each other. I have met a number of people that fall into LBs "miserable git" category; this was not related by the cost of their outfit.
BTW, I was civil and smiled at all of them. Bad behaviour on the part of one person is never ever justification for bad behaviour on the part of the second person. (not many people seem to know this).
Lady mel we wait for light.
Well said Mel!
No one who uses this forum has any need to justify their choice of caravan, tow vehicle or anything else for that matter.
It's immaterial whether a person paid for their caravan, brand new new or older pre-owned in cash, used a loan or finance agreement or bartered their chattels, who cares?
I have met a number of people that fall into LBs "miserable git" category; this was not related by the cost of their outfit.
Spot on Mel.
Thinking again about this post and the perceived snobbery, which I find hard to prove, I find ignorance a far more common trait but this permeates life in general, along with snobbishness, and doesn't just relate to caravan sites
Well it is clear to me we have a divide, the happy helpful campers and the grumpy miserable barstewards, I never said everybody with a new caravan and car is a snob, we did meet a lot of nice people on the different sites we went to, the snobbery only seem to come from the CC sites hence the reason for this thread I was just wondering ‘after being out of the camping seen for many years’ was this the normal behaviour on these caravan sites, I have been on sites that are privately owned and we don’t seem to get it there. Whether you have worked hard of just been fortunate to be able to afford all new is great and I hope you get what you deserve with is many years enjoyment.
I just couldn’t get my head around the attitude of some campers on these CC sites it was like it there exclusive club and unless you fit in you are not welcome. As for being stirred at, I quickly realised this was normal. Sorry if this sort of thing has been repeated many times before, that just tells me it is more common than I thought. I thank you all for your support and encouragement in sticking two fingers up (in a nice sort of way) to those who should know better.