Photos, Stories & More...

17 FEBRUARY 2017 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

We're looking for articles,input, stories and photos of anything static holiday caravan related! The spring edition of our member magazine - The Holiday Caravanner is in preparation and we'd love to be able to include some bits from our members. We want: Photographs - any format will do but bear in mind that they'll have to be high resolution ...

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Pitch Fee Increase 2017 Site Fees

12 SEPTEMBER 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

It's hard to believe that it's September already! One show down (Lawns) - one to go (Beaulieu). The kids are back to school and the nights are drawing in. Whilst we're still bathing in lovely Essex sunshine, it's clear that Autumn is just around the corner. Many people will be thinking about the end of the season, shut-down and winter weather...

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Pitch Fee Increase 2016: Questionnaire Results

12 AUGUST 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

Other than the initial purchase price, pitch fees are the most costly part of holiday caravan ownership. Our members tell us that despite an incredibly low rate of inflation, their pitch fee continues to climb. We recently compiled an online survey to see how people felt about their 2016 pitch fee increase. The results of the survey are printed below. If yo...

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Brazilian Beer Can Chicken!

12 AUGUST 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

‘Beer can’ or ‘beer butt’ chicken is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. If you haven’t heard of this cooking method you may be thinking beer? butt? – however, bear with me… The cooking method involves placing a half filled can of beer in an up-ended chicken, popping on a BBQ then waiting for the juicy...

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New Caravan Checklist

28 APRIL 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

You’ve taken the plunge and decided to opt for a brand new caravan! This is a big decision and the anticipation whilst waiting for your new arrival will probably be a heady mix of excitement and concern. A new static holiday home will (most likely) be the most expensive purchase you’ve made aside from your house. The feeling of buying new is a sp...

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LPG Resale at Static Caravan Parks

23 MARCH 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

LPG Resale at Static Caravan Parks This article offers advice to static caravan owners about LPG resale at caravan parks across the UK. We hope that it helps you with your situation. However, if you read through the information and would rather discuss your issues with member of our Advice Team, just give us a call. As a matter of course, we must inform yo...

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Water resale at static holiday caravan parks

17 MARCH 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

So, ‘open season’ is upon us and the sure signs of Spring are beginning to show. NACO members up and down the UK are opening their caravans for the year ahead. Recently, we’ve been taking about pitch fee increase and the mechanisms available and it’s proving to be a knotty topic. Alongside your pitch fee, water and rates are generally...

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It was 20 years ago today...

11 MARCH 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

For this particular article, it would seem timely to look back over the activities and achievements of our unique organisation. As you probably guessed, it was 1996 when the idea for NACO first became a reality and it’s great to find that we are still here 20 years on. Back then my thoughts were of the carefree 50s & 60s – a time when I had ...

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Pitch Fee Increase Survey

08 MARCH 2016 | POSTED BY JAN VAN HANEGEM

Don't forget to give us your views! Below is an anonymous poll about pitch fee increase...it takes a couple of minutes. No details required, no phone number, no nonsense - just a few simple questions. (function(e,t,s,n){var o,c,i;e.SMCX=e.SMCX||[],t.getElementById(n)||(o=t.getElementsByTagName(s),c=o[o.length-1],i=t.createElement(s),i.type="text/javas...

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How did your pitch fee increase make you feel?

29 FEBRUARY 2016 | POSTED BY DAN ELLACOTT

We recently wrote a Blog piece on pitch fee increase (it’s on our website if you’d like to read it) and the post received a lot of attention. Following on from this we assisted caravan owners at two parks local to our offices in Essex with regard to challenging the increase if they didn’t consider it to be fair. The first stage of this chal...

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