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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 2 days ago #475794

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An email from the Club informs me of a small price increase per pitch for all the usual reasons. It doesn’t say hoŵ much. Anyway know the true extent of the increase?
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 2 days ago #475799

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They quote a 'small' increase, but 'small' is subjective. To someone living in the SE with a big car and a big van (for two and the dogs!) a couple of quid on a pitch and a pound per person would be laughed at - after all its only the price of a pint. Is it? In other parts of the country it is nearly the price of two pints and for someone using a caravan as a means of a relatively cheap holiday four quid plus a bit more for the kids can be expensive.

Oh, and where are the CMC located? The SE of course. As I said, its all relative.

I rest my case M'lud.
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 2 days ago #475800

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prompts some interesting thoughts -
When paying for electricity on a pitch what value of power do I actually use? Although I appreciate that some of the cost is recouping the cost of installation and maintenance. I note some sites now advertise metered usage.
Also you generally pay extra for hardstanding pitches that once installed maybe cost less to maintain over the season than grass?
Just in the process of replacing the car which of course is larger than general need so that I can tow with comfort and safety, add to this the cost of service, insurance and depreciation on the van, the new tyres and battery I installed last year.. etc.... maybe the expenditure on pitch fees becomes only a small percentage of the total package!
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 2 days ago #475801

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Hardly ever use them-Think they are vastly overpriced already without any further increases.
For us it's just convenience for somewhere, CLs & Red Pennant/Home insurance that makes it worth the Membership fee
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 2 days ago #475802

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Woodentop wrote:
They quote a 'small' increase, but 'small' is subjective. To someone living in the SE with a big car and a big van (for two and the dogs!) a couple of quid on a pitch and a pound per person would be laughed at - after all its only the price of a pint. Is it? In other parts of the country it is nearly the price of two pints and for someone using a caravan as a means of a relatively cheap holiday four quid plus a bit more for the kids can be expensive.

Oh, and where are the CMC located? The SE of course. As I said, its all relative.

I rest my case M'lud.

So when I’m in the northern counties sites all those big cars, big caravans and nice motorhomes have all travelled up the M1 or M6 from Surrey. The facts tend to be that cost of living in the north is less than the SE that’s why they can afford to enjoy their residual income. Please no more of the northern stereotypes. Clogs disappeared a few years ago. :whistle:
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 1 day ago #475804

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otherclive wrote:
Woodentop wrote:
They quote a 'small' increase, but 'small' is subjective. To someone living in the SE with a big car and a big van (for two and the dogs!) a couple of quid on a pitch and a pound per person would be laughed at - after all its only the price of a pint. Is it? In other parts of the country it is nearly the price of two pints and for someone using a caravan as a means of a relatively cheap holiday four quid plus a bit more for the kids can be expensive.

Oh, and where are the CMC located? The SE of course. As I said, its all relative.

I rest my case M'lud.

So when I’m in the northern counties sites all those big cars, big caravans and nice motorhomes have all travelled up the M1 or M6 from Surrey. The facts tend to be that cost of living in the north is less than the SE that’s why they can afford to enjoy their residual income. Please no more of the northern stereotypes. Clogs disappeared a few years ago. :whistle:

I think you have misunderstood. What I was alluding to is that generally speaking in the SE salaries are higher and people have more disposable income, ergo a 'small increase' has different meanings depending where you live.

Anyway it is looking like £1 or so per person and about 70p or so per pitch, or in some cases around 17% for the pitch and 19% for the person - it is not a fixed amount across the board it seems.

Given that inflation is well less than 5% how can they justify such increases?
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 1 day ago #475805

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Woodentop wrote:
otherclive wrote:
Woodentop wrote:
They quote a 'small' increase, but 'small' is subjective. To someone living in the SE with a big car and a big van (for two and the dogs!) a couple of quid on a pitch and a pound per person would be laughed at - after all its only the price of a pint. Is it? In other parts of the country it is nearly the price of two pints and for someone using a caravan as a means of a relatively cheap holiday four quid plus a bit more for the kids can be expensive.

Oh, and where are the CMC located? The SE of course. As I said, its all relative.

I rest my case M'lud.

So when I’m in the northern counties sites all those big cars, big caravans and nice motorhomes have all travelled up the M1 or M6 from Surrey. The facts tend to be that cost of living in the north is less than the SE that’s why they can afford to enjoy their residual income. Please no more of the northern stereotypes. Clogs disappeared a few years ago. :whistle:

I think you have misunderstood. What I was alluding to is that generally speaking in the SE salaries are higher and people have more disposable income, ergo a 'small increase' has different meanings depending where you live.

Anyway it is looking like £1 or so per person and about 70p or so per pitch, or in some cases around 17% for the pitch and 19% for the person - it is not a fixed amount across the board it seems.

Given that inflation is well less than 5% how can they justify such increases?

Inflation rate whether CPI or RPI consists of many inputs not just the price of caravan pitches and the services to them. It will be interesting to see how the CMHC present their case for the increases. But factors such as utilities, Working Week Directive, Minimum wage, Environmental disposal costs, maintenance support contracts etc will all affect the
running costs of a site. But also are all these new features such as glamping units actually making a return on investments? Did I not read somewhere that nights booked this last year had been down? Be nice to see the AGM report when its issued. Of course though unless you keep an eye on private sites you really dont know what price increases they may put on. I suspect that they may mirror to some extent the two Clubs but making sure that they can still attract the customers.
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 1 day ago #475806

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Maybe the inhouse CMC "Caravan Cover" which is not an insurance policy and is not regulated as an insurance company has had more claims than expected and they need to recoup the money from somewhere? :P
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 1 day ago #475808

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I think the increase is really to pay for another unnecessary rebranding!!
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CAMC price increases. 2 weeks 1 day ago #475810

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Clifford_374377114 wrote:
I think the increase is really to pay for another unnecessary rebranding!!
Cliff

I guess we all could come up with many such reasons where the CAMC has thrown away money i.e. Rogers etc. LOL! :lol:
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