WHY IS TRAV­EL­LING SOLO MORE COSTLY?

Practical Caravan - - Caravan Chat | Letters -

In var­i­ous pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing yours, I have seen men­tion made of the costs as­so­ci­ated with tak­ing a dog on hol­i­day, and the value ver­sus costs (dogs, for ex­am­ple, do not use the show­ers, toi­lets, ex­tra elec­tric­ity and so on). How­ever, I have never seen any­thing about costs re­lat­ing to solo car­a­van­ners. I travel solo with one dog, and apart from the two clubs (which I favour be­cause of their pric­ing), I feel pe­nalised on pri­vate camp­sites. Some pri­vate sites charge the pitch fee (plus awning, but that is an­other mat­ter!) for two adults. If there is a third adult, an ex­tra charge can be made. There is, how­ever, never a re­duc­tion for just one adult. I use the show­ers 50% less and the toi­lets 50% less, but there

never seems to be con­sid­er­a­tion given to this in set­ting prices. It is def­i­nitely pro­hibit­ing my choos­ing an in­de­pen­dent site – so come on, guys, it’s time to give some­thing back to us sin­gle trav­ellers! C Ward

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