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Old 16-08-2012, 13:52
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I have started the process of moving my static to another park.
My current park owner has advised me that the labour costs alone for the de-siting will be around the 950.00 mark.
I am also informed that should any parts be required these will be priced at the time.
Does anyone else have any sort of cost idea for this process.
Is this a reasonable cost for de-siting?

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De-siting? Is that disconnect and internal transport to a holding area. I would say it would depend on where and how your van is moved. Perhaps no competition on cost, them not receiving any more fees from you, not making any money from a new van from you- see where i'm going with this
On some parks they might have to use a crane and/or put boards down but I don't know if that comes under labour costs.

You could try and ask for a breakdown and try to be present when it happens to monitor what you get for your 950 British pounds.

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Old 16-08-2012, 14:43
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Hi All.

I have started the process of moving my static to another park.
My current park owner has advised me that the labour costs alone for the de-siting will be around the 950.00 mark.
I am also informed that should any parts be required these will be priced at the time.
Does anyone else have any sort of cost idea for this process.
Is this a reasonable cost for de-siting?

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Garry
Unless there is a crane involved the figure the park has quoted is total bollocks. Excuse my French but that is outrageous. We currently (and have for the last 10 years) have a standard charge of 300+VAT for non-craned vans. Indeed, if I have sold a new van onto the pitch they are vacating then the new customer will pay craneage and and the leaving customer will only pay the 300+VAT.
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Old 16-08-2012, 14:54
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but why does the current site have to de-site you?

cant the new people on the lovely park that you are moving to come along and do it for you?

i was thinking about the crane aspect too as surely that would cost a lot more than just boards...
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our site charged 500+vat to disconnect and drag van (which is what they do) to the pick up point for transporter to collect. even that price is way over the top. if you look at what's involved it takes less than an hour,2 blokes on say 7 hour =14, it takes about 5 mins to disconnect the electric which is done by the same 2 blokes, 5 mins to disconnect the waste/water supply under the van as the pipes just pull off,jack the van up and take packers out,wind legs up,put track sheets down,hook up to landrover and pull. JOB DONE. so apart from a little diesel in landrover and 2 blokes wages for the hour no other cost is involved so say 20 covers the cost but they charge 500+vat. total rip off.

also, never seen any need for a crane as they just bring lorry,slide runners off the back,put blocks under them,connect cable to front of van and press a button and the motor does the rest.
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our site charged 500+vat to disconnect and drag van (which is what they do) to the pick up point for transporter to collect. even that price is way over the top. if you look at what's involved it takes less than an hour,2 blokes on say 7 hour =14, it takes about 5 mins to disconnect the electric which is done by the same 2 blokes, 5 mins to disconnect the waste/water supply under the van as the pipes just pull off,jack the van up and take packers out,wind legs up,put track sheets down,hook up to landrover and pull. JOB DONE. so apart from a little diesel in landrover and 2 blokes wages for the hour no other cost is involved so say 20 covers the cost but they charge 500+vat. total rip off.

also, never seen any need for a crane as they just bring lorry,slide runners off the back,put blocks under them,connect cable to front of van and press a button and the motor does the rest.
Yes Vanman watched a couple of vans being moved at the weekend only difference they used a tractor and there were three of them All our vans sit on granite chips or tarmac so no need for boards or cranes although not sure what the cost would be on our site.
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They do the same on our site to move a van the guys on the park are paid 6 per hour but the park owners are running a business and charge accordingly.
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If they had to move my van they would defo need a crane as i am the third van back and there is no way that my van would get through the vans around me....
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If they had to move my van they would defo need a crane as i am the third van back and there is no way that my van would get through the vans around me....
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to the forum Garry, see?, you've caused a good topic of conversation there, lol. We'll be talking about it for a while yet.
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welcome to the forum Gary. we recently moved our van. The cost for disconnection was 100 + VAT. the actual move was 500 with the guys who transported our van. At the other end we paid 4000 for our pitch fee which included siting, gas check setting up van with gas electric etc & on top was the years site fees. Overall still cheaper than selling the van back to site. Also very happy with the site we chose.
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