Apparently, Hobby caravans (although this was a motorhome) are widely associated with the travelling community and thus were unwelcome on this campsite. I have also heard of other UK campsites who choose to apply similar arbitrary and random restrictions on who can use their facilities.
The motorhome in question cost £58,000 and was a very high quality, smart vehicle – that would be a credit to any campsite. The campsite in question – the Red Lion Caravan Park in Arbroath – said that they did not allow Hobby caravans/motorhomes and that there was a privacy issue as the motorhome’s accomodation door was on the opposite side to that of most British motorhomes.
This leads me to wonder how they would behave if a European visitor – whose accomodation door would certainly be on the ‘wrong’ side – was unfortunate enough to try and stay at this campsite. Presumably they would be sent packing, especially if they had good enough fortune to have bought a Hobby motorhome.
It’s no wonder that so many British motorhomers go abroad – in mainland Europe, we’re actually welcomed, regardless of what make our motorhome is and which side its doors are on.