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Re: CCC

Peter S
 

We have never done so much in the garden in such a short space of time. Fence on one side was blown down earlier this year and we got it repaired just in time. We had to move a lot of pots etc etc to enable the fencers to get at it and this has given us the incentive to get things sorted out and overgrown shrubs cut down to size. We bought seeds before the lockdown and now have them germinating in the greenhouse that was cleared of rubbish and is now usable. Veg plot is half dug and waiting for a cooler day to do the rest.

We are 1.5 miles from the nearest village and 4 miles from the town. Easy to go for walks and whilst we are seeing more people than normal on the footpaths there are still very few. Local supermarket in town seems to have recovered from the panic buying and wife was able to get more or less everything on her list when she went at the end of last week.

The only problem is that we can't visit my mother who is in a home. Sister goes and waves through the window but she lives locally to the home but a visit for us would take about 3 hours and there is not much point in just waving.

Best wishes.

Peter S

On 10/04/2020 19:27:18, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

Doing our best but it’s not so different to normal really except can’t pop in to neighbour for a cuppa or other way round. She is HAVING to isolate whereas we can go out but limit it to just shopping and sitting on the deck. No flowers just a deck looking up the fields to the town. 

Carol 

On Fri, 10 Apr 2020 at 15:46, Peter S <peter@...> wrote:
Thanks Carol.

Looks like a nice view.

Keep sane.

Peter S

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On 10 Apr 2020, at 14:33, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:
Just received an email they will extend all memberships by the amount the club is shut

Good news

Happy Easter from sunny Cornwall. Enjoy our prisons. 💖💕

Carol


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Re: CCC

Carol Weaver
 

Doing our best but it’s not so different to normal really except can’t pop in to neighbour for a cuppa or other way round. She is HAVING to isolate whereas we can go out but limit it to just shopping and sitting on the deck. No flowers just a deck looking up the fields to the town. 

Carol 

On Fri, 10 Apr 2020 at 15:46, Peter S <peter@...> wrote:
Thanks Carol.

Looks like a nice view.

Keep sane.

Peter S

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On 10 Apr 2020, at 14:33, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:
Just received an email they will extend all memberships by the amount the club is shut

Good news

Happy Easter from sunny Cornwall. Enjoy our prisons. 💖💕

Carol


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Re: CCC

Carol Weaver
 

Maybe I don’t think it so deep. 

My take

It closed it all on March 22. If it opens on June 22 we will get an extra 3 months added to our DDs.  No doubt we need to check it

Carol

On Fri, 10 Apr 2020 at 18:41, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:
On Fri, 10 Apr 2020 at 13:33, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

> Just received an email they will extend all memberships by the amount the club is shut
>
> Good news

Partly...

But what does, "This year, we’re extending your membership period for
as long as our sites are closed, to ensure you receive your full 12
months of membership no matter what happens." actually mean?  It's
very vague.

It depends on the attitude taken by different companies.  Some are
expecting their customers to finance them over an unknown period of
time.  Whereas others are returning monies to their customers with
extra payments to compensate their losses.  This being a good
marketing move to encourage their customers to spend with them again.
A friend and myself have been treated by the methods of a company that
have taken the opposite attitude to each other.  One of us has been
treated well and the other the opposite.

It's not yet public knowledge where the CCC and CMC companies sit.  As
an example, will they compensate their CS & CL owners during that
period?  Many here are 'members' to gain access to CL & CSs.  These
private site owners probably need as much support as the big
companies.

Will the CCC continue to take Direct Debits while closed or defer
collecting until their own sites are open again?

Alan.



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Re: CCC

Alan Morris
 

On Fri, 10 Apr 2020 at 13:33, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:

Just received an email they will extend all memberships by the amount the club is shut

Good news
Partly...

But what does, "This year, we’re extending your membership period for
as long as our sites are closed, to ensure you receive your full 12
months of membership no matter what happens." actually mean? It's
very vague.

It depends on the attitude taken by different companies. Some are
expecting their customers to finance them over an unknown period of
time. Whereas others are returning monies to their customers with
extra payments to compensate their losses. This being a good
marketing move to encourage their customers to spend with them again.
A friend and myself have been treated by the methods of a company that
have taken the opposite attitude to each other. One of us has been
treated well and the other the opposite.

It's not yet public knowledge where the CCC and CMC companies sit. As
an example, will they compensate their CS & CL owners during that
period? Many here are 'members' to gain access to CL & CSs. These
private site owners probably need as much support as the big
companies.

Will the CCC continue to take Direct Debits while closed or defer
collecting until their own sites are open again?

Alan.


Re: CCC

Peter S
 

Thanks Carol.

Looks like a nice view.

Keep sane.

Peter S

Sent from BlueMail

On 10 Apr 2020, at 14:33, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:
Just received an email they will extend all memberships by the amount the club is shut

Good news

Happy Easter from sunny Cornwall. Enjoy our prisons. 💖💕

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CCC

Carol Weaver
 

Just received an email they will extend all memberships by the amount the club is shut

Good news

Happy Easter from sunny Cornwall. Enjoy our prisons. 💖💕

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Re: Can anyone change this to a Motorhome?

Bennett Family
 

It’s a caravan singing “We’ll meet again” if you can’t access FaceBook. 



Martin


On 10 Apr 2020, at 10:56, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin@...> wrote:


https://www.facebook.com/1417279009/posts/10222801407529906/

Martin




Can anyone change this to a Motorhome?

Bennett Family
 


Easter egg hunt

Andy Clarke
 

Yes, I know it's a promotional tool but might entertain for a while. Prizes too!

No connection, I just had an email from Prima Leisure about it

Andy Clarke


Re: The current situation. (was: My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation)

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

Replies to assorted comments

Our local Tesco told my daughter that it takes 24 hours for the Privilege slots to go live on your account.

I qualify but cannot get any coordination between gov / clinician / gp / tesco et al!

Also this now struggling business does not as yet qualify for any government help whatsoever, is unlikely to be granted a bank loan, may get a modest local authority grant (on not) in many weeks time. We are definitely not all in the same boat and I suspect some CS & CLs are in the same boat as us.


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From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Morris
Sent: 08 April 2020 18:23
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] The current situation. (was: My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation)

On Wed, 8 Apr 2020 at 09:00, Derek Sims <derek.sims@gmx.com> wrote:

On a related subject, I wonder how many Listers are members of the C&MC and have had communications from the Director General. I replied to the first one saying I assumed that all our memberships would be put in suspension, so that renewal is delayed by however long they keep the sites closed for. From our point of view, we only joined for the CL network and to a very limited extent, the Club Sites. We're not interested in any of their other "services", which should run independently at a profit and not be funded by subsriptions. All the site staff should be laid off and be able to claim whatever is the appropriate benefit. I feel particularly aggrieved for our son, who joined the Club the day before they decided to close all the sites.
This virus situation has different effects on different sections of
society. I'm generally annoyed by those businesses that are making a
profit at the expense of others.

As I write this at home that I've not left for 20 days, I should be
enjoying a meal in an hotel near Dover. Tomorrow I should be on a
river cruise in the Netherlands, but the vessel, ms ARENA, has not
returned to the Dutch waterways after a long refurbishment. So the
accommodation is not available. But the travel company have refused
my request for a full refund within the legal 14 day period. Only
offering a credit note for use in 2021.

I've SORNed our motorhome, to save a few quid and had decided to
cancel all Direct Debits for annual subs. This to include English
Heritage, CCC and CMC. Our National Trust is a life membership.

Businesses have had many provisions put in place to assist them.
Those employed also have other measures to assist them. But elderly
pensioners have nothing to assist them. Today, my wife received an
e-mail from a supermarket, saying that she was now known to them as a
person at risk and now entitled to privileged delivery slots for home
delivery. Instructions were given as to hold to log-in and setup a
special account. Having done this (with much effort due to poor
website programming), she was told to log-in. The result, "We can't
identify you as entitled.....".

My biggest complaint is about companies stating that they are putting
in place facilities etc. But I am having to waste so much time
attempting to use those services.. Grand gestures that don't exist.

I think that the CMC & CCC should issue a statement as to how they are
managing their staff and then us members would know their attitude,
before cancelling DDs. I would guess that CL & CS owners are out on a
limb.

My British friend now living in Germany with his German wife, had lost
out due to cancellations caused but the recent sand storms. He was
very annoyed that his travel company just ignored him. But I've just
heard that he has received a full 100% refund PLUS an extra 50%
towards extra costs.

Alan.


Re: The current situation. (was: My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation)

Alan Morris
 

On Wed, 8 Apr 2020 at 09:00, Derek Sims <derek.sims@gmx.com> wrote:

On a related subject, I wonder how many Listers are members of the C&MC and have had communications from the Director General. I replied to the first one saying I assumed that all our memberships would be put in suspension, so that renewal is delayed by however long they keep the sites closed for. From our point of view, we only joined for the CL network and to a very limited extent, the Club Sites. We're not interested in any of their other "services", which should run independently at a profit and not be funded by subsriptions. All the site staff should be laid off and be able to claim whatever is the appropriate benefit. I feel particularly aggrieved for our son, who joined the Club the day before they decided to close all the sites.
This virus situation has different effects on different sections of
society. I'm generally annoyed by those businesses that are making a
profit at the expense of others.

As I write this at home that I've not left for 20 days, I should be
enjoying a meal in an hotel near Dover. Tomorrow I should be on a
river cruise in the Netherlands, but the vessel, ms ARENA, has not
returned to the Dutch waterways after a long refurbishment. So the
accommodation is not available. But the travel company have refused
my request for a full refund within the legal 14 day period. Only
offering a credit note for use in 2021.

I've SORNed our motorhome, to save a few quid and had decided to
cancel all Direct Debits for annual subs. This to include English
Heritage, CCC and CMC. Our National Trust is a life membership.

Businesses have had many provisions put in place to assist them.
Those employed also have other measures to assist them. But elderly
pensioners have nothing to assist them. Today, my wife received an
e-mail from a supermarket, saying that she was now known to them as a
person at risk and now entitled to privileged delivery slots for home
delivery. Instructions were given as to hold to log-in and setup a
special account. Having done this (with much effort due to poor
website programming), she was told to log-in. The result, "We can't
identify you as entitled.....".

My biggest complaint is about companies stating that they are putting
in place facilities etc. But I am having to waste so much time
attempting to use those services.. Grand gestures that don't exist.

I think that the CMC & CCC should issue a statement as to how they are
managing their staff and then us members would know their attitude,
before cancelling DDs. I would guess that CL & CS owners are out on a
limb.

My British friend now living in Germany with his German wife, had lost
out due to cancellations caused but the recent sand storms. He was
very annoyed that his travel company just ignored him. But I've just
heard that he has received a full 100% refund PLUS an extra 50%
towards extra costs.

Alan.


Re: My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation

Bennett Family
 

They were diesel but can’t remember which. I was a “driver” so left the engine to our “mechanics”. 

Martin

Martin Bennett 

On 8 Apr 2020, at 10:38, kenny.macdougall via groups.io <kenny.macdougall@...> wrote:



Fantastic  very interesting . What engines where in the coaches, 220, 300, 330 diesel. 214 or 300 petrel. Brings back memories. thanks for sharing  .    

 

Kenny

 

Skye

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Derek Sims
Sent: 08 April 2020 10:01
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation

 

Hi Martin

 

Thank you very much for giving us this information. I had saved the link for a "quiet time" between trips and, Hey Ho, it's arrived, so instead of being in Jersey seeing our new granddaughter and looking after two year old big sister for two weeks, followed a passage to St. Malo and on to Croatia, I've been enjoying the account of a very different trip 50 years ago.

 

Very entertaining reading and photos, good for those waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night sessions, rather than brooding on the stupdity of the current situation. I read that you were the hero of the hour for driving to the Pakistan border checkpoint in the dark. Could you still do that now? I find that glaucoma makes things more difficult than they used to be, particularly around twilight. I was also wondering if you did get in the Guinness Book of Records for numbers of bottles of coke consumed in a session and if you're still practising?

 

We were finally contacted by the CCC yesterday, two days after we were due to travel to Jersey, to confirm that all our bookings were cancelled and that, as they are an ABTA travel agent, we would be entitled to a full refund, although they couldn't say when. (It's supposed to be within 14 days, but ABTA is trying to get the government to relax that and also to let them issue vouchers, which we'll refuse to accept). Another good reason for booking through the CCC, apart from their excellent discounts (Over £100 cheaper than booking direct).

 

On a related subject, I wonder how many Listers are members of the C&MC and have had communications from the Director General. I replied to the first one saying I assumed that all our memberships would be put in suspension, so that renewal is delayed by however long they keep the sites closed for. From our point of view, we only joined for the CL network and to a very limited extent, the Club Sites. We're not interested in any of their other "services", which should run independently at a profit and not be funded by subsriptions. All the site staff should be laid off and be able to claim whatever is the appropriate benefit. I feel particularly aggrieved for our son, who joined the Club the day before they decided to close all the sites.

 

I will be replying to the Director General (Secretary I think we used to call them) along the same lines as before and it may help if others felt able to do the same. I won't tackle the CCC until we get our maney back!

 

Stay sane

 

Derek

 

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
From: "Bennett Family" <martin@...>
To: "motorhome-list@groups.io" <motorhome-list@groups.io>
Subject: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today!

50 years ago today I set off to India as a coach driver on Comex 3. Five hundred of us on 20 coaches travelling 13,000 miles and putting on cultural performances en route. The brain child of Lt  Colonel Lionel Gregory who motivated and inspired a disparate band of young individuals. An amazing experience. 

The link below tells the story of the journey. 

http://www.xor.org.uk/comex/comex3diarye.htm

The photo shows the 20 Bedford Duple buses looking remarkably similar to a number of the Hymermobiles I subsequently bought. Over the years I have wanted to undertake a similar journey with my family, but when I had a suitable vehicle, I didn’t have either the time or the money. Not to mention the odd war or two closing routes. We did manage to meander around a lot of Europe and part of the Asian section of Turkey including the Meander river!

 

 

Martin 

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kenny.macdougall
 

Fantastic  very interesting . What engines where in the coaches, 220, 300, 330 diesel. 214 or 300 petrel. Brings back memories. thanks for sharing  .    

 

Kenny

 

Skye

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Derek Sims
Sent: 08 April 2020 10:01
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation

 

Hi Martin

 

Thank you very much for giving us this information. I had saved the link for a "quiet time" between trips and, Hey Ho, it's arrived, so instead of being in Jersey seeing our new granddaughter and looking after two year old big sister for two weeks, followed a passage to St. Malo and on to Croatia, I've been enjoying the account of a very different trip 50 years ago.

 

Very entertaining reading and photos, good for those waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night sessions, rather than brooding on the stupdity of the current situation. I read that you were the hero of the hour for driving to the Pakistan border checkpoint in the dark. Could you still do that now? I find that glaucoma makes things more difficult than they used to be, particularly around twilight. I was also wondering if you did get in the Guinness Book of Records for numbers of bottles of coke consumed in a session and if you're still practising?

 

We were finally contacted by the CCC yesterday, two days after we were due to travel to Jersey, to confirm that all our bookings were cancelled and that, as they are an ABTA travel agent, we would be entitled to a full refund, although they couldn't say when. (It's supposed to be within 14 days, but ABTA is trying to get the government to relax that and also to let them issue vouchers, which we'll refuse to accept). Another good reason for booking through the CCC, apart from their excellent discounts (Over £100 cheaper than booking direct).

 

On a related subject, I wonder how many Listers are members of the C&MC and have had communications from the Director General. I replied to the first one saying I assumed that all our memberships would be put in suspension, so that renewal is delayed by however long they keep the sites closed for. From our point of view, we only joined for the CL network and to a very limited extent, the Club Sites. We're not interested in any of their other "services", which should run independently at a profit and not be funded by subsriptions. All the site staff should be laid off and be able to claim whatever is the appropriate benefit. I feel particularly aggrieved for our son, who joined the Club the day before they decided to close all the sites.

 

I will be replying to the Director General (Secretary I think we used to call them) along the same lines as before and it may help if others felt able to do the same. I won't tackle the CCC until we get our maney back!

 

Stay sane

 

Derek

 

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
From: "Bennett Family" <martin@...>
To: "motorhome-list@groups.io" <motorhome-list@groups.io>
Subject: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today!

50 years ago today I set off to India as a coach driver on Comex 3. Five hundred of us on 20 coaches travelling 13,000 miles and putting on cultural performances en route. The brain child of Lt  Colonel Lionel Gregory who motivated and inspired a disparate band of young individuals. An amazing experience. 

The link below tells the story of the journey. 

http://www.xor.org.uk/comex/comex3diarye.htm

The photo shows the 20 Bedford Duple buses looking remarkably similar to a number of the Hymermobiles I subsequently bought. Over the years I have wanted to undertake a similar journey with my family, but when I had a suitable vehicle, I didn’t have either the time or the money. Not to mention the odd war or two closing routes. We did manage to meander around a lot of Europe and part of the Asian section of Turkey including the Meander river!

 

 

Martin 

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Re: My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation

Bennett Family
 

Derek,

 

That came as a surprise from way back then.

 

If you are really interested the 30 minute film version is available!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QZJYeU_Xc8

 

 

As far as the CMC & CCC goes I’m quite happy not to have a refund on membership fees. They are going to struggle without the site fees over the coming months and if a few months worth of my membership fee helps to ensure survival then so be it. These are difficult times for everyone and I would like to see the network of sites that both clubs provide continue.

 

Martin

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Derek Sims via groups.io
Sent: 08 April 2020 10:00
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation

 

Hi Martin

 

Thank you very much for giving us this information. I had saved the link for a "quiet time" between trips and, Hey Ho, it's arrived, so instead of being in Jersey seeing our new granddaughter and looking after two year old big sister for two weeks, followed a passage to St. Malo and on to Croatia, I've been enjoying the account of a very different trip 50 years ago.

 

Very entertaining reading and photos, good for those waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night sessions, rather than brooding on the stupdity of the current situation. I read that you were the hero of the hour for driving to the Pakistan border checkpoint in the dark. Could you still do that now? I find that glaucoma makes things more difficult than they used to be, particularly around twilight. I was also wondering if you did get in the Guinness Book of Records for numbers of bottles of coke consumed in a session and if you're still practising?

 

We were finally contacted by the CCC yesterday, two days after we were due to travel to Jersey, to confirm that all our bookings were cancelled and that, as they are an ABTA travel agent, we would be entitled to a full refund, although they couldn't say when. (It's supposed to be within 14 days, but ABTA is trying to get the government to relax that and also to let them issue vouchers, which we'll refuse to accept). Another good reason for booking through the CCC, apart from their excellent discounts (Over £100 cheaper than booking direct).

 

On a related subject, I wonder how many Listers are members of the C&MC and have had communications from the Director General. I replied to the first one saying I assumed that all our memberships would be put in suspension, so that renewal is delayed by however long they keep the sites closed for. From our point of view, we only joined for the CL network and to a very limited extent, the Club Sites. We're not interested in any of their other "services", which should run independently at a profit and not be funded by subsriptions. All the site staff should be laid off and be able to claim whatever is the appropriate benefit. I feel particularly aggrieved for our son, who joined the Club the day before they decided to close all the sites.

 

I will be replying to the Director General (Secretary I think we used to call them) along the same lines as before and it may help if others felt able to do the same. I won't tackle the CCC until we get our maney back!

 

Stay sane

 

Derek

 

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
From: "Bennett Family" <martin@...>
To: "motorhome-list@groups.io" <motorhome-list@groups.io>
Subject: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today!

50 years ago today I set off to India as a coach driver on Comex 3. Five hundred of us on 20 coaches travelling 13,000 miles and putting on cultural performances en route. The brain child of Lt  Colonel Lionel Gregory who motivated and inspired a disparate band of young individuals. An amazing experience. 

The link below tells the story of the journey. 

http://www.xor.org.uk/comex/comex3diarye.htm

The photo shows the 20 Bedford Duple buses looking remarkably similar to a number of the Hymermobiles I subsequently bought. Over the years I have wanted to undertake a similar journey with my family, but when I had a suitable vehicle, I didn’t have either the time or the money. Not to mention the odd war or two closing routes. We did manage to meander around a lot of Europe and part of the Asian section of Turkey including the Meander river!

 

 

Martin 

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Re: My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today & current situation

Derek Sims
 

Hi Martin
 
Thank you very much for giving us this information. I had saved the link for a "quiet time" between trips and, Hey Ho, it's arrived, so instead of being in Jersey seeing our new granddaughter and looking after two year old big sister for two weeks, followed a passage to St. Malo and on to Croatia, I've been enjoying the account of a very different trip 50 years ago.
 
Very entertaining reading and photos, good for those waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night sessions, rather than brooding on the stupdity of the current situation. I read that you were the hero of the hour for driving to the Pakistan border checkpoint in the dark. Could you still do that now? I find that glaucoma makes things more difficult than they used to be, particularly around twilight. I was also wondering if you did get in the Guinness Book of Records for numbers of bottles of coke consumed in a session and if you're still practising?
 
We were finally contacted by the CCC yesterday, two days after we were due to travel to Jersey, to confirm that all our bookings were cancelled and that, as they are an ABTA travel agent, we would be entitled to a full refund, although they couldn't say when. (It's supposed to be within 14 days, but ABTA is trying to get the government to relax that and also to let them issue vouchers, which we'll refuse to accept). Another good reason for booking through the CCC, apart from their excellent discounts (Over £100 cheaper than booking direct).
 
On a related subject, I wonder how many Listers are members of the C&MC and have had communications from the Director General. I replied to the first one saying I assumed that all our memberships would be put in suspension, so that renewal is delayed by however long they keep the sites closed for. From our point of view, we only joined for the CL network and to a very limited extent, the Club Sites. We're not interested in any of their other "services", which should run independently at a profit and not be funded by subsriptions. All the site staff should be laid off and be able to claim whatever is the appropriate benefit. I feel particularly aggrieved for our son, who joined the Club the day before they decided to close all the sites.
 
I will be replying to the Director General (Secretary I think we used to call them) along the same lines as before and it may help if others felt able to do the same. I won't tackle the CCC until we get our maney back!
 
Stay sane
 
Derek
 
 

 
 
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
From: "Bennett Family" <martin@...>
To: "motorhome-list@groups.io" <motorhome-list@groups.io>
Subject: [motorhome-list] My Motorhome journey started 50 years ago today!

50 years ago today I set off to India as a coach driver on Comex 3. Five hundred of us on 20 coaches travelling 13,000 miles and putting on cultural performances en route. The brain child of Lt  Colonel Lionel Gregory who motivated and inspired a disparate band of young individuals. An amazing experience. 

The link below tells the story of the journey. 

http://www.xor.org.uk/comex/comex3diarye.htm

The photo shows the 20 Bedford Duple buses looking remarkably similar to a number of the Hymermobiles I subsequently bought. Over the years I have wanted to undertake a similar journey with my family, but when I had a suitable vehicle, I didn’t have either the time or the money. Not to mention the odd war or two closing routes. We did manage to meander around a lot of Europe and part of the Asian section of Turkey including the Meander river!

 
 
Martin 

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Re: Cost of petrol and diesel.

Bennett Family
 

I was told last week that there was problems with storage capacity for fuel as a lot less being used and the need to store all the unused aviation fuel somewhere.

Martin

On 30 Mar 2020, at 16:04, Alan Morris via Groups.Io <alan.g4ens=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

I see that my local ASDA filling station is now selling diesel at
108.7 p/ltr and petrol at 102.7 p/ltr. [On-line as in
self-isolation.]

Pity that our Hymer is now SORN with a tank full and our car has a
tank full of petrol and a full battery (hybrid).

Alan.



Cost of petrol and diesel.

Alan Morris
 

I see that my local ASDA filling station is now selling diesel at
108.7 p/ltr and petrol at 102.7 p/ltr. [On-line as in
self-isolation.]

Pity that our Hymer is now SORN with a tank full and our car has a
tank full of petrol and a full battery (hybrid).

Alan.


Re: motorroamers

timsinc Sinclair
 

Yes, Martin. Camper UK owner's brother runs the campsite there and is
taking in full timers - and today said to be plenty of spaces. Water,
elec and waste dumping £16 a night. No other facilities.

As for the Carthago posters, no chance staying around Reading (my home
turf) unless someone's private drive. Of Chichester I have no
knowledge.

Campervan Tim

On 29/03/2020, Bennett Family <martin@hymer.demon.co.uk> wrote:
These people are in Lincoln

“ We have picked up our brand new Iveco chassis Liner for Two from Camper UK
and were intending on a long European holiday. Well that's not happening
now. Because we are fully self contained for the long haul we have been
kindly allowed to remain at the Leisure Centre and we will be spending at
least the next three weeks walking and cycling around here keeping up the
isolation schedule. We have no other home to go to as our home in NZ is now
rented out and our home here is our motorhome and very comfortable it is. We
would be grateful to know where else might be available for self contained
camping down near Reading or Chichester. There does need to be some
consideration given to this life style by the government.
It is a most beautiful vehicle. I am very very impressed with the quality of
workmanship and the finish and thought that has gone into every aspect. We
have Satellite and WiFi on board so we are well equipped for the long haul.
The shower is gorgeous. The bed super comfortable and the sofa etc just so
comfortable. I'm really glad we spend all this money to get the best.”

This was on the Carthago Owners NZ FaceBook page.

Martin
On 29 Mar 2020, at 17:53, timsinc Sinclair via Groups.Io
<timsinc=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Carol - successfully followed your links - and to all who gave
suggestions.

Saw SearchforSites owner Ian Curtis posted on Motoroamers Chat that a
campsite near Lincoln open for full-timers.

What a harrowing time for everyone.

Campervan Tim, on bro-in-law's drive, keeping distant and and not
touching bare-handed 'common' things like dustbin lids. Outside loo
exclusive my space. Tap and power point behind me. Drain under my
waste outlet.


On 29/03/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ll send you a link on Feb Tim

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com>
wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



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Re: motorroamers

Carol Weaver
 

That was one the other is different 

Perhaps stump can send links I sent him earlier

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 14:52, phipps_paul via Groups.Io <phipps_paul=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry for butting in. The site is called Motorhomefun. Under the forum list is a sub-forum dedicated for full-timers. It’s a good site. Lots of info for all. Hope that helps. Take care and stay safe.
Kind regards
Paul
> On 29 Mar 2020, at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
>
> Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
> full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.
>
> Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
> incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
> and for future reference.
>
> Tim
>
>
>




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Re: motorroamers

Bennett Family
 

These people are in Lincoln

“ We have picked up our brand new Iveco chassis Liner for Two from Camper UK and were intending on a long European holiday. Well that's not happening now. Because we are fully self contained for the long haul we have been kindly allowed to remain at the Leisure Centre and we will be spending at least the next three weeks walking and cycling around here keeping up the isolation schedule. We have no other home to go to as our home in NZ is now rented out and our home here is our motorhome and very comfortable it is. We would be grateful to know where else might be available for self contained camping down near Reading or Chichester. There does need to be some consideration given to this life style by the government.
It is a most beautiful vehicle. I am very very impressed with the quality of workmanship and the finish and thought that has gone into every aspect. We have Satellite and WiFi on board so we are well equipped for the long haul. The shower is gorgeous. The bed super comfortable and the sofa etc just so comfortable. I'm really glad we spend all this money to get the best.”

This was on the Carthago Owners NZ FaceBook page.

Martin

On 29 Mar 2020, at 17:53, timsinc Sinclair via Groups.Io <timsinc=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Carol - successfully followed your links - and to all who gave
suggestions.

Saw SearchforSites owner Ian Curtis posted on Motoroamers Chat that a
campsite near Lincoln open for full-timers.

What a harrowing time for everyone.

Campervan Tim, on bro-in-law's drive, keeping distant and and not
touching bare-handed 'common' things like dustbin lids. Outside loo
exclusive my space. Tap and power point behind me. Drain under my
waste outlet.


On 29/03/2020, Carol Weaver <corconx@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ll send you a link on Feb Tim

Carol

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 13:54, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Carol, you mentioned in FB post about a group that discusses life for
full-timers called motorroamers. Important in lockdown days.

Did a search and couldn't find it. Not that I haven't found my own
incredibly lucky solution, but would like to see how others are coping
and for future reference.

Tim



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