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Old 23-07-2015, 17:56
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Question Viewing site etiquette

Hope this isn't too silly a question.

When actually wanting to drive around a site to get the feel of the place ... Is it correct to ring ahead and speak to owner/caretaker to arrange time or okay to arrive and then approach reception?

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Old 23-07-2015, 18:38
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Hi, not sure what the actual procedure is but I've looked at a few over the past few months. Just turned up on spec and either asked at reception or at the shop (assuming they have one of course). Never been turned away yet and all have been extremely helpful. Quite a pleasant experience all in all.

Ps. That does however exclude any owned by a certain large company, but not looking for a 'lively' park anyway
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Old 23-07-2015, 20:25
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I think it depends if it's a private site they may wish you to ring first so they can be available to show you round. I know on our site you would just go to reception and they would give you a list of vans for sale and allow you to walk round at your leisure.

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Just turn up, but let the park know who you are when you arrive.
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Perhaps I was not correct in doing so, but we drove onto the site, parked up and spent an hour or so walking around without prior arrangement. The site was not barriered, we let door security know in the entertainment area we were looking to own and we just wanted a look, so we had a good relaxed viewing.

We purchased 3 hours later.
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We purchased 3 hours later.[/QUOTE]

Well,at least you took your time deciding.....
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On our site you cannot drive in without a barrier pass or password, but anybody can walk through as we are on the Wales coastal path, so they can't restrict anybody. A lot of people will have a quick walk around and chat to the owners and then go to the sales office who will give them a list of plots and vans for sale and let them drive in using a password.
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Our private site seems to be open all hours no barrier or gates very rarely anyone on reception just seems to be open to all policy as friends and family can use the van and over 100 vans on site it would be impossible to log/check all cars on a daily basis i suppose anyone could brass neck a gander round the site at any time without arousing any suspicion probably not good for security i suppose
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We purchased 3 hours later.
Well,at least you took your time deciding.....[/QUOTE]

We also looked around 3 sites in 2015, we knew what we wanted and what we were prepared to pay and the pitch was great, so not an impulse sunny day purchase, old van off, our one in place in 14 days.
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