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Who actually likes concrete slabs at caravan parks

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30 Dec 2019 @ 18:56:58 pm
Paddyandpaul
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This is probably a pet hate of mine. Fortunately the parks i most like do not have the concrete slabs at sites. Happy Wanderers comes to mind for me and they totally spoil the appearance of the park with bare slabs showing every where.

Rocky Bay, Bazeley Beach Salt Rock do not find these neccessary and they are top resorts.

Mt Splendour has found a good alternative of raising the level of the platforms above surrounding ground using crushed stone. You can drive a peg in the ground not like with a concrete slab.

Give me a grass site any time, would rather find a high spot to pitch tent than camp on concrete.

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:04:55 pm
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When it comes to looks, the paving  or cement is not so great.  But to camp on it when the surround is just ground and dust like in the bush veld resorts then they are very handy.

So for me in away it depends on the resort and the surrounds.  That's why I take it as it comes but I do prefer grass.

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:11:45 pm
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This is the example of the crushed stone platform at Mt Splendour. The answere where no grass wil grow. Thats Brian Hibberd camping in his Skipper btw

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:12:25 pm
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As daar nie vol gras is nie, verkies ek paving bo sand/grond. Ek het egter nog nie op n concrete blad gestaan nie. Dit kan egter baie onnet raak en verwaarloos lyk as dit begin krake in kry en onkruid begin daar deur groei. Ek sien sommige oorde gooi gruis....ook nie vir my nie

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:16:52 pm
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As daar nie vol gras is nie, verkies ek paving bo sand/grond. Ek het egter nog nie op n concrete blad gestaan nie. Dit kan egter baie onnet raak en verwaarloos lyk as dit begin krake in kry en onkruid begin daar deur groei. Ek sien sommige oorde gooi gruis....ook nie vir my nie

Salt Rock het concrete blokke met artificial gras....hou daarvan

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:32:15 pm
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Staan tans op pragtige gras. Het bietjie reen gekry en modder trap orals deur. Salt rock se slabs is baie lekker maar dinge is te compact daar. 

Verkies concrete slabs. Makliker om skoon te hou.

 

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:37:54 pm
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Actually you are right about Salt Rock Geert. They never had the slabs when i camped ther last in 2003 but i have seen them since and the artificial grass looks better than concrete.

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30 Dec 2019 @ 19:41:43 pm
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Campers generally make the best of most situations, I think if we put it to the vote most would prefer a  good grass covering.  Brick or concrete pavers do have their advantages if they are raised slightly above the surrounding ground levels, but sometimes you do battle to get pegs in. gravel as shown in the photo above, it is raised above the surrounding area and does drain well.     Concrete!!! No thanks , have had it twice and on one occasion had to have much longer guy ropes so I could get the pegs in. On the other occasion the whole slab was tilted.

A battery powered hammer drill might help.

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30 Dec 2019 @ 21:49:41 pm
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Paving is my no 1 dan gras.

Veral as dir reën en die gras is ingelyk dam die water en later is dit modder.

Met paving is jy verseker van droë voete en skoon wa.

Maar gras rondom die paving is n bonus.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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30 Dec 2019 @ 22:01:32 pm
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Fortunately we have never camped at resorts that have concrete slabs. I can imagine it limits the way you position the set up on the stand to enable one to put pegs in for the side panels.

Raised stands, be it paving or gravel, can also be problematic if one erects extras such as an add-a-room.

The Happy Campers.
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30 Dec 2019 @ 22:40:27 pm
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Paving is my no 1 dan gras.

Veral as dir reën en die gras is ingelyk dam die water en later is dit modder.

Met paving is jy verseker van droë voete en skoon wa.

Maar gras rondom die paving is n bonus.

 

Ja nee,  Jin jy praat my taal

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31 Dec 2019 @ 06:11:25 am
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By sommige is daar "paving bricks" in stede van sementblokke. Dit vertoon netjies.

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31 Dec 2019 @ 10:54:45 am
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verkies die Paving Bricks.

 

beton is in my opinie onprakties. ek hou van vol tent en kante vas geslaan op die grond

Kom ons gaan kamp
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31 Dec 2019 @ 11:44:42 am
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Plaveisel om op te kamp? Dan's daar mos geen rede om nie eerder op my oprit te kamp nie :) Dog nog altyd kamp gaan eintlik daaroor om nader aan die natuur te wees? :) Lyk asof mens in party gevalle nou al 'n werkswinkel met hamerboor en beton boorpunte moet begin saamsleep!

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31 Dec 2019 @ 13:50:46 pm
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Nee magtie- plaveistene is al erg genoeg omdat jy sukkel om die penne in te slaan, 'n sementblad is vir my heeltemal uit.  Hoe maak jy die onderkant van die seile vas- met klippe of bakstene? Dis baie lekker om op grat te staan, maar gelyk grond is ook aanvaarbaar.  Jy het mos 'n grondseil.  Dis 'n probleem as dit erg reën, maar die situasie het ons maar nog enkele kere gehad, so daarme kan ons ook saamleef.

Die sementblad of plaveisel laat die kamp heel netjies lyk, dis seker waarom die eienaars dit doen, maar is 'n nagmerrie vir kampeerders soos ek.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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31 Dec 2019 @ 16:51:11 pm
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Die plaveisel is slegs op die deel waar jou tent moet staan, nie die hele oord vol nie. Daar is gewoonlik reeds gate tussen die stene waar ander kampers al hulle sukkel gesukkel het en wat jy met bietjie improvasie weer kan gebruik. Die plaveisel idee werk vir my. Ek kan egter dink dat jy gaan sukkel met 'n soliede sementblad.

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01 Jan 2020 @ 06:29:53 am
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Ek hou ook van gras of plaveisel maar slap sement nee dit sal ook nie vir my werk nie

Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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01 Jan 2020 @ 08:03:13 am
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Ek verkies ook plaveisel met gras rondom veral as mens lank staan en reen kry. 

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01 Jan 2020 @ 17:51:58 pm
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Sement lad moet 'n nee wees. Plaveisel kan mens tog jou penne inkry tussen die stene. Klippies is 'n groot nee. Ek loop baie kaalvoet en so ook die jonger geslag en dan pla die klippies erg. Hoe groter hoe slegter. 

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01 Jan 2020 @ 18:31:47 pm
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Wat beteken plaveisel in engels. Paving stones?

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01 Jan 2020 @ 21:25:40 pm
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Wat beteken plaveisel in engels. Paving stones?

Paving with  bricks

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02 Jan 2020 @ 09:29:47 am
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We camp on anything, anywhere, but,

I see that ground sheets used by long term campers, decimate the grass under the tents which is problematic for the next camper on the site.

Some Parks prefer long term campers to move around monthly, in the Park. Specifically, Green Fountain outside Port Alfred; and, Yellow Sands moved full timers down to the river sites before Xmas, so that they could give the better sites some recovery time.

I think that this will become a problem in future, for long term campers, so it will either become cement or paving to keep the sites looking neat and tidy. Something that we should all be looking at to keep the Status Quo. We cannot expect the best rates and not do anything about looking after the stands we are camped on. The same will apply to electricity use-age.

At Shametu Lodge Camp in the Caprivi, the owners have installed meters in each camp to measure the electrical use. I predict that in future, you will pay for you current use, as well as a bit extra for administration and maintenance of the equipment...

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02 Jan 2020 @ 16:01:42 pm
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We camp on anything, anywhere, but,

I see that ground sheets used by long term campers, decimate the grass under the tents which is problematic for the next camper on the site.

Some Parks prefer long term campers to move around monthly, in the Park. Specifically, Green Fountain outside Port Alfred; and, Yellow Sands moved full timers down to the river sites before Xmas, so that they could give the better sites some recovery time.

I think that this will become a problem in future, for long term campers, so it will either become cement or paving to keep the sites looking neat and tidy. Something that we should all be looking at to keep the Status Quo. We cannot expect the best rates and not do anything about looking after the stands we are camped on. The same will apply to electricity use-age.

At Shametu Lodge Camp in the Caprivi, the owners have installed meters in each camp to measure the electrical use. I predict that in future, you will pay for you current use, as well as a bit extra for administration and maintenance of the equipment...

In the old days of camping you had to tell the reception personnel if you wanted electricity, then you got a site where electric outlets were provided. They then charged you a fee for electricity, but that was pretty much before people had aircons in caravans. I think the electric usage is going to be much more for people using aircons and it is a bit sad that those of us without are probably subsidising those who do have, as the camping fees now are inclusive of electricity.

Think it will remain that way as it would be too expensive for the park owners to install individual meters and have to check the usage of electricity after each family was finished camping.

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02 Jan 2020 @ 16:29:32 pm
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Thanks Geert for tha translation.

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02 Jan 2020 @ 19:45:06 pm
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It seems to me people preferring concrete slabs are, with exceptions,  those with big caravans and therefore also bigger tents which I can understand.  They probable reach to the end of the slab which makes pegging easier.  With our small Oyster the tent is much smaller that the normal slab and therefore it would be difficult to properly attach the tent to the ground.  We haven't yet camped on a concrete slab with the Oyster but we did so several times with the former Sprite but then we only used a rally tent meaning we did not need to peg down canvas walls and that was quite OK.   Even on a paved stand, the openings between bricks are not where you need them making the very neat Oyster tent a bit lopsided and it is difficult to knock the pegs in between them anyway.  I know you can drill holes for your pegs but I prefer to set camp with the least bother so this does not appeal to me.  It will probably double to pitching time.  If we have a choice I would therefore prefer to rather camp on bare ground than on a slab or paving.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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03 Jan 2020 @ 11:20:30 am
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I don't use tents or groundsheets, so it makes no difference under normal circumstance, how I camp, but when it rains, I would prefer something which keeps me out of the mud...

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07 Jan 2020 @ 10:25:22 am
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Various perspectives from each camper. It basically boils down to what ever is best for the surrounds.

We campped at Merry pebbles on lovely grassed stands and it was great.  But the paving at Hartbees Hoek in the bushveld works just as well there.

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07 Jan 2020 @ 12:54:35 pm
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Slabs en paving bricks veroorsaak 'n probleem vir ons as dit nie groot genoeg is nie vir die Exclusive se tent en added room. Die added room hang oor en met die dat dit gelig is kan die added room nie reg opgeslaan word nie. Verkies eerder gras vir daardie rede.   

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