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Old 05-03-2015, 14:25
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Arrow Relocating your static caravan /Sites allowing 'Bring-ons' 2015

We've had members wishing to move from a site that they are unhappy on, or their circumstances have changed for whatever reason, and are asking for advice and help, this thread will help you to know how to move to another site. Our members will inform the forum on this thread if they see a site that is allowing you to bring your own caravan onto their site, or if they see one advertising this, as it seems they are rare to find.
We also have many guests who read this thread.

Neuadd Bridge Caravan Park (Mid Wales) http://www.nbcp.co.uk/ has a sign outside on the main road again this season saying 'Bring your caravan here' which originally gave me the idea...

It will be up to the individual who is looking to move to research the site etc, unless it is your own park you are telling us about, but as least it will be offering some alternative for members ...

Having a thread like this I am hoping will prove helpful to people who seem to be feeling pretty desperate in some cases...

For this thread to be a success, we're relying upon your 'eyes and ears' to help us to help people in this position

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please make sure you are fully aware of any additional costs that YOU can incur ie transportation (or contribution towards) disconnection fee, reconnection fees, siting, insurance, * any ongoing addition to your yearly site fees etc




TIPS ON PLANNING AND RELOCATING TO ANOTHER PARK By Bobsnobs

Firstly, search the internet for sites that allow Bring Ons. Ring round sites in your chosen area (as sending an email does not get you a reply in most cases). Drive to the sites and ask in reception you could have a walk or drive round the site before discussing pitches etc, this way, you get a feel for the site before wasting both you and the owners time. If you see other people at the site around their vans ask them about the site to get a general feel of their views.

Ask questions such as :
Do they allow decking?
Do they allow pets?
Is the park suitable for children (As some parks are only suitable for families with children over 16)
How long can you keep your van on site?
What are the siting fees
What are the Pitch fee’s for the year
Who has responsibility to mow round the van?
Can you put your own mark on the garden area
Is it piped gas or bottled gas
What facilities do the park have on site
What are the sites season.
Is it walking distance to shops etc ... If it is have a walk to the shops and see how you feel about the distance.
Are you in a flood area?
What mobile phone signals can you get and do they have internet / wifi access.
Check to see if the mobile phone companies have wifi coverage in the area.

Once you have found the right site the site usually recommend the static removal company they use or shop round for your own. Some members on here may be able to pass on details of who they used. There is a company listed on GoStatic that can also help (see advertise your services section).

Its now time to give notice to your park that you have to leave.

Check disconnection fee costs from your park.
Check to see if you get a refund for the months you did not use
Check the gas & electric reading before you leave
Contact Insurance company with the removal date so they could change the policy to the new park

Once you have your date to leave, empty your caravan and remove all pots, pans, glasses, ornaments, televisions, lamps. Empty fridge/freezer . Remove or make safe any glass shelving or mirrors/pictures etc. Empty under the bed and under the van. Normally you can leave bedding, towels and coffee tables. The patio furniture is put in the van and the removal guys should secure it in the static. The removal company should tape closed all cupboard/internal doors glass hob lids etc.

Once the van is empty, let the transport people know and they should liaise with your old caravan park for a date to pick the van up.
Check with new site to make sure the arrival date of the new van is ok with them.
If your insurance states you have to have the van anchored down let your new site know before hand.


Once caravan is sited you may find that the doors won't shut properly because they have dropped, that will probably be because the van has settled. You need to get the site to make sure that the van is re-leveled.

Each case will be different as it will of course depend upon what your requirements are as a family, and what your current site is lacking, or maybe it is not quite what you expected, or site rules have changed etc so the new site needs to fulfill those requirements.
In this Reference Hub there are many points raised to consider when choosing a site which may be helpful to read, as it would be a kind of refresher as to why you bought your caravan in the first place, but circumstances can also change, or site rules can change/change hands, so by drawing up a list of needs as Bobs did, that suited her circumstances, she was able to successfully find an alternative site.


In the following posts, you will find sites allowing you to bring your own caravan as posted by our members.
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Here's a link to the threads from the previous two years, there are many sites listed, but you'll need to contact them to see if they still accept bring-ons

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3107 (2013)

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7597 (2014)

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Default Skipsea Sands Nr Bridlington, Yorkshire

Stumbled across this advertisement this morning

http://www.freeads.co.uk/uk/buy__sel...view-site/view
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Default Island Meadow Parks

Situated in East Sussex, Hampshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and West Sussex.
Read the stipulations for relocating in their FAQ section



http://www.islandmeadow.co.uk/holidayparks.htm
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Default Parting tons Parks

This company is accepting Bring Ons.
*make sure you read the additional costs


http://www.partingtons.com/caravan-s...-your-caravan/
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Default Pale field Caravan Park Suffolk

Contacted this park today this was their reply

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We will very occasionally accept a caravan from another park subject to age,
size, location of park and the payment of the 'coming on fee.'
If you do require any specific details please call us on 01502 561136 and we
can answer any questions you may have.
Please note that we are a holiday Park and are open from the beginning of
March until the end of November but you cannot live on the Park and must
have an address in the UK where you are paying council tax etc.

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http://www.pakefieldpark.co.uk/?gcli...FTDKtAodzzgAGQ
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park farm near mold is advertising on heart radio saying they accept tow ons.

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Thanks mick, moved to new 2015 thread

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Does your site allow bring-ons? Do you know of any that do?
Please add to this new thread

let's help people to get moving!
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Our site Lower Lacon Caravan Park in Wem Shropshire allows bring ons. However they do request to see photo of your van & age you propose to bring on before they make the decision. The fees are reasonable.
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Default 2 pitches on our site for come on's.

Hello, seems age's since I have been on, I am on a site just outside of Alston, near to lakes, Cumbria. It is called the Horse and Wagon caravan park, only about 34 vans, some of us get together for a bit of a social some weekends while some others like to just relax so its a bit of both. It is dog friendly site, country pubs no more than half mile, Alston 5 minutes in car, Nenthead 5 minutes, Penrith about 18 mile, Very quiet site great for walkers (Pennines) or chilling out, children very safe, you can have decking, plant flowers generally make it look nice. Season is from 1st March to 15th November, Fees are 1200 and that is everything, only thing after that is your gas bottles and electric. We try and have some activities for the children through out the year, Easter egg hunts, Halloween, party's etc just now and again and they enjoy it. The owner has advertised 2 empty pitches and they both have lovely views. Anyone looking to move near to the lakes or Cumbria area might just find this is what they are looking for. The site is just starting to come into life with flowers coming through after the winter and getting the 2 empty spaces filled would make it look finished off and ready for the new season. any question's just ask. John (Not grandmamac daft name for me)
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Hello, seems age's since I have been on, I am on a site just outside of Alston, near to lakes, Cumbria. It is called the Horse and Wagon caravan park, only about 34 vans, some of us get together for a bit of a social some weekends while some others like to just relax so its a bit of both. It is dog friendly site, country pubs no more than half mile, Alston 5 minutes in car, Nenthead 5 minutes, Penrith about 18 mile, Very quiet site great for walkers (Pennines) or chilling out, children very safe, you can have decking, plant flowers generally make it look nice. Season is from 1st March to 15th November, Fees are 1200 and that is everything, only thing after that is your gas bottles and electric. We try and have some activities for the children through out the year, Easter egg hunts, Halloween, party's etc just now and again and they enjoy it. The owner has advertised 2 empty pitches and they both have lovely views. Anyone looking to move near to the lakes or Cumbria area might just find this is what they are looking for. The site is just starting to come into life with flowers coming through after the winter and getting the 2 empty spaces filled would make it look finished off and ready for the new season. any question's just ask. John (Not grandmamac daft name for me)
Hi there, is there an age restriction on bring ons? Ours is 16 years and we're looking to possibly relocate?
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