CAMC membership renewal

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Hi I have just received my Caravan and Motorhome Club renewal notice for 2021.

I do not think this is fair considering we have have not been able to benefit from membership in 2020, and will have limitations in the 2021 season. I would suggest they extend membership to cover 2021 to existing members.

I think their charges are way over the top anyway. Their charges should equate to private sites for non members and considerably less for members.

If you agree and are members complain like I did.
 
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I received my Caravan and Motorhome Club renewal on the 4th January 2021 and with this receive up to date information in magazines and money off sites when you stay at one. For me this is value for money and can expect some raise in membership like most things. each to your own.
 
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Hi I have just received my Caravan and Motorhome Club renewal notice for 2021.

I do not think this is fair considering we have have not been able to benefit from membership in 2020, and will have limitations in the 2021 season. I would suggest they extend membership to cover 2021 to existing members.

I think their charges are way over the top anyway. Their charges should equate to private sites for non members and considerably less for members.

If you agree and are members complain like I did.
I think that you have answered your own question. I’ve retained membership of both Clubs as it’s still nice to read the magazines and they have fixed costs to bear, and are still providing a service, with only a limited site income over part of 2020. If your not happy then cancel your subscription and just use the private site network. I fir one look forward to the day when we can once again visit Club sites and CL/CS. The CMHC are currently offering some good discounts even through the mainstream season. But whether we will be free to go is another matter. But at least you can book without paying a deposit and cancel without penalty too if you abide by the TandC
 
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I too have not really benefited from being a member. Rejoined in Feb 2020 and only got to use the caravan twice in 2020 (and only one of those trips was to a CC site). The only benefit I've actually used was to buy a set of winter fridge vent covers!

I've chosen to leave the membership in place however, not because i'll likely get to use many sites this year, but simply because they are no doubt struggling too and i wouldn't want to risk losing what they offer.

I do agree that their pitch prices are on the high side for members.
 
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We have renewed membership of both clubs, as we have for well over 40 years.
If "we" collectively don't, then they will not survive.

Selfishly, we want 5 van sites, rallies and holiday meets to be there if we ever get through this dreadful period. Others we are sure will want the club's main sites, as well, to survive.

We just feel to enable that, we personally have to pull our weight, despite in the interim things are poor value to us.

If coming out the other side without the two clubs, I can't see the private sector expanding enough to cover what we actually want, nor organising and enabling us volunteers to run the whole spectrum of our much needed social camping.

There is more than a financial way to consider "value".
 
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Looking at it in pure financial terms I’ve saved my membership of the two clubs many times over by not being able to go out and meet up with friends and family and having meals out. However I do so wish that hadn’t been the situation that we have had to deal with. So if my membership helps the clubs to remain viable then even if it doesn’t benefit me greatly in future years, it gives opportunities and services to the next generation and their families that a solely private network of sites never could.
 
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We hardly ever use CC sites preferring CLs etc. We also benefit from Mayday and insurance. We think that the membership fee is reasonable. After some people spend nearly as much on ONE meal and drinks at a restaurant!
 

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There are businesses and individuals who have taken massive and catastrophic financial hits during this pandemic. I am incredibly fortunate in not being one of them. I am therefore able to continue to support CAMC for the value it has given me in the past and is likely to give in the future.
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The club has said that it is likely to be about £17 million down on 2020 and we need to ask ourselves what do we want to do to help the club, assuming you want it to survive. The club did make vouchers available at a good discount to help it through but the problem, now is that it now is going to be faced with a lot of people using these when the sites reopen reducing income short term. This was a good offer for members but that was not taken up by all members and those who did not take it up possibly have only themselves to blame. It has been suggested that a free night voucher might be a good idea but I am doubtful it will be given.

The idea of extending the membership over the whole of this year would simply be economic suicide if you multiply out the number of members by the membership figure. The C&CC did give 3 months extra on the end of the membership period but the reality for many of us is that this will not help in that any that ran out in December will get to the same date in March and the sites will be closed for much if not all of this. Even mine hat runs out in February will get only until part way into May and may not get a lot if any benefit.

Both clubs were sound financially when Covid struck and were not living on borrowed money, which was the downfall of many firms, but given the likely take up of pitches once the sites open it does not look likely that they will need incentives to get people to renew. Possibly some may cancel and rejoin when the sites open though.
 
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I have been a member of ccc for a few years and I’ve broke even by just using a site or two and enjoying the magazine each month, I joined the caravan and motor home club last august and I’ve easily made my subscription fee already with the money I saved on insurance, money I’ve saved on purchases of various items discounted, the club magazine and a few days spent at a very reasonably priced site for a few days between lockdowns, I’m perfectly happy to continue with both clubs for the foreseeable future, if I were to buy a caravan magazine each month I don’t know prices but probably £2-3 monthly so a single magazine a month would be £24 to £36 a year. I look upon caravanning as being a pastime and a hobby and all hobbies cost money.


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I get PC as a Christmas present from my daughter. What you can buy for the man who has no idea what he wants each year.
 

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