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Caravan - how is it?


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Written on: 17.12.2009 18:20
elGrand
Posts: 266
I guess the one and only gravel pit is responsible for that. Unfortunate, but imo the tent guest should get first priority of camping areas.
Written on: 17.12.2009 19:04
gixbit
Posts: 274
Yes, of course tentguests should get the best spots, I agree with that. But the wrong thing is to take charge for caravans.
Written on: 18.12.2009 10:14
MSFatCat
Posts: 84
gixbit skrev:

I got an confirmation from a roskilde official that it's gonna cost money to sleep at the caravan camping next year. The explanation was that each caravan takes more space than a tent so therefore a person who sleeps in a caravan is more expensive to the festival than a person who sleeps in a tent.

To me that's bullshit. Everyone should be treated equal, tent or caravan.

I guess the one good thing about this is that they probably work on having the caravan camp at walking distance to the festival area. It cannot cost money to use a caravan at the old caravan spot 7 km away. That would be hilarious.
Caravans take up more space than tents? I guess, but lots of the tents and pavillions are huge too. Hey, how about charging fat people an extra fee for taking up more space too banghead.gif
Written on: 03.03.2010 11:55
Brian
Posts: 3
Jan Bechmann skrev:

Caravan The area is usually free until Thursday as many of the guests who do not want the long celebration. It is not allowed to put other tents in the individual unit, but only an approved awning. In 2010, there will be charged a fee to live in this area, because this is an area where customers are using significantly more space than the usual tent fields. Awards will be announced in early January

Any news on this caravan fee?
I'd like to start planning/booking of caravan, but I don't like surprises.
Written on: 08.03.2010 09:06
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
Brian skrev:

Jan Bechmann skrev:

Caravan The area is usually free until Thursday as many of the guests who do not want the long celebration. It is not allowed to put other tents in the individual unit, but only an approved awning. In 2010, there will be charged a fee to live in this area, because this is an area where customers are using significantly more space than the usual tent fields. Awards will be announced in early January

Any news on this caravan fee?
I'd like to start planning/booking of caravan, but I don't like surprises.


I agree. How hard can it be to inform us about this. Hopefully you dropped the idea!
Written on: 08.03.2010 16:13
Brian
Posts: 3
Mr. Monster skrev:

Brian skrev:

Jan Bechmann skrev:

Caravan The area is usually free until Thursday as many of the guests who do not want the long celebration. It is not allowed to put other tents in the individual unit, but only an approved awning. In 2010, there will be charged a fee to live in this area, because this is an area where customers are using significantly more space than the usual tent fields. Awards will be announced in early January

Any news on this caravan fee?
I'd like to start planning/booking of caravan, but I don't like surprises.


I agree. How hard can it be to inform us about this. Hopefully you dropped the idea!


I just got a reply to an e-mail I wrote last week.
This e-mail I got skrev:

Gebyret er fastsat til kr. 350,- i forsalg og kr. 400,- ved ankomst. Det vil meget snart være muligt at købe på Billetlugen.

Roughly translated into:
350DKK presale and 400DKK on arrival. Will be available on billetlugen.dk very soon.

I've sent a reply asking if it's per person or per caravan.
Written on: 08.03.2010 20:21
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
Brian skrev:

Mr. Monster skrev:

Brian skrev:

Jan Bechmann skrev:

Caravan The area is usually free until Thursday as many of the guests who do not want the long celebration. It is not allowed to put other tents in the individual unit, but only an approved awning. In 2010, there will be charged a fee to live in this area, because this is an area where customers are using significantly more space than the usual tent fields. Awards will be announced in early January

Any news on this caravan fee?
I'd like to start planning/booking of caravan, but I don't like surprises.


I agree. How hard can it be to inform us about this. Hopefully you dropped the idea!


I just got a reply to an e-mail I wrote last week.
This e-mail I got skrev:

Gebyret er fastsat til kr. 350,- i forsalg og kr. 400,- ved ankomst. Det vil meget snart være muligt at købe på Billetlugen.

Roughly translated into:
350DKK presale and 400DKK on arrival. Will be available on billetlugen.dk very soon.

I've sent a reply asking if it's per person or per caravan.


I surely hope it's per caravan. Per person would be quite an increase in price.
Written on: 09.03.2010 09:31
Brian
Posts: 3
Mr. Monster skrev:

Brian skrev:

Mr. Monster skrev:

Brian skrev:

Jan Bechmann skrev:

Caravan The area is usually free until Thursday as many of the guests who do not want the long celebration. It is not allowed to put other tents in the individual unit, but only an approved awning. In 2010, there will be charged a fee to live in this area, because this is an area where customers are using significantly more space than the usual tent fields. Awards will be announced in early January

Any news on this caravan fee?
I'd like to start planning/booking of caravan, but I don't like surprises.


I agree. How hard can it be to inform us about this. Hopefully you dropped the idea!


I just got a reply to an e-mail I wrote last week.
This e-mail I got skrev:

Gebyret er fastsat til kr. 350,- i forsalg og kr. 400,- ved ankomst. Det vil meget snart være muligt at købe på Billetlugen.

Roughly translated into:
350DKK presale and 400DKK on arrival. Will be available on billetlugen.dk very soon.

I've sent a reply asking if it's per person or per caravan.


I surely hope it's per caravan. Per person would be quite an increase in price.

I had to make sure though and you're right. It's per caravan.
Written on: 09.03.2010 19:55
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
Brian skrev:

Mr. Monster skrev:

Brian skrev:

Mr. Monster skrev:

Brian skrev:

Jan Bechmann skrev:

Caravan The area is usually free until Thursday as many of the guests who do not want the long celebration. It is not allowed to put other tents in the individual unit, but only an approved awning. In 2010, there will be charged a fee to live in this area, because this is an area where customers are using significantly more space than the usual tent fields. Awards will be announced in early January

Any news on this caravan fee?
I'd like to start planning/booking of caravan, but I don't like surprises.


I agree. How hard can it be to inform us about this. Hopefully you dropped the idea!


I just got a reply to an e-mail I wrote last week.
This e-mail I got skrev:

Gebyret er fastsat til kr. 350,- i forsalg og kr. 400,- ved ankomst. Det vil meget snart være muligt at købe på Billetlugen.

Roughly translated into:
350DKK presale and 400DKK on arrival. Will be available on billetlugen.dk very soon.

I've sent a reply asking if it's per person or per caravan.


I surely hope it's per caravan. Per person would be quite an increase in price.

I had to make sure though and you're right. It's per caravan.


Thanks for investegating.
Written on: 25.03.2010 13:33
Trond
Posts: 1

How long time will it take to go from the caravan spot to consert area then?!

or from caravan to P"? (the new C?)

Is it big problem using an "kassevogn" with some beds in it here?!
Written on: 25.03.2010 15:20
Rammu
Posts: 334
Trond skrev:

How long time will it take to go from the caravan spot to consert area then?!


I looked at the map, and it's about an 800-900 m walk from Arena.
Written on: 25.03.2010 16:30
Jim Daggerthuggert
Posts: 637
Trond skrev:


How long time will it take to go from the caravan spot to consert area then?!

or from caravan to P"? (the new C?)

Is it big problem using an "kassevogn" with some beds in it here?!


You could look at the Roskilde homepage, but here, I've done it for you.

You have access to the caravan area:

If you arrive in a camper, a caravan, a mobile home or a camping trailer that is registered as such, you are permitted immediate access to the caravan area, since your vehicle abides by the laws for official camping vehicles
If you arrive in a van which has been fitted as a camper and is equipped with permanent fire extinguisher and permanent beds etc., you will gain access to the area.


You will not have access to the area:

If you arrive in a van in which nothing special has been done to meet the requirements of a camper (e.g. no permanent beds, fire extinguishers etc.) you will be denied access to the area.

[This article was edited 1 times, at last 25.03.2010 at 16:30.]
Written on: 12.04.2010 11:32
Desmond
Posts: 483
Jim Daggerthuggert wrote:

Trond wrote:


How long time will it take to go from the caravan spot to consert area then?!

or from caravan to P"? (the new C?)

Is it big problem using an "kassevogn" with some beds in it here?!


You could look at the Roskilde homepage, but here, I've done it for you.

You have access to the caravan area:

If you arrive in a camper, a caravan, a mobile home or a camping trailer that is registered as such, you are permitted immediate access to the caravan area, since your vehicle abides by the laws for official camping vehicles
If you arrive in a van which has been fitted as a camper and is equipped with permanent fire extinguisher and permanent beds etc., you will gain access to the area.


You will not have access to the area:

If you arrive in a van in which nothing special has been done to meet the requirements of a camper (e.g. no permanent beds, fire extinguishers etc.) you will be denied access to the area.


the erlier you arrive, the harder the rules for getting access to the area
Written on: 25.05.2010 14:37
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
Desmond wrote:

Mr. Monster wrote:

gixbit wrote:

There is no electricity at the caravan camp.

It seems very stupid to begin charging for caravans. Where have you heard that?
That is going against the festivals policies, isn't it. Camping are included in the ticket.

We have lived at the caravan camping for the last two years. It's been great. Of course it's all little bit quieter (but still a great party) and a little bit further away from the festival sight but I see no problem in that.

The absoluteley best thing is when you arrive. You don't have to struggle to find a tent spot for several hours.

But I'm a litte worried that the caravan camping will be removed next year if there isn't enough space for tents. That would be very sad. From what I understand the caravan camping was so far away a couple of years ago that you'd have to take the bus to the festival. That's extremely annoying. A walk for 20 minutes is ok, but to jump on bus every time you need to go back to the camp is no option to me. If that's the case it's back to the tents.




Jan Bechmann is a Roskilde official (you just can't see it here) so that's how he knows.

The reason for moving the caravan further away again, would be to use the area for regular camp, but I'm sure there's no way the festival want "regular" visitors to cross Køgevej all the time. That would imo simply be too dangerous.

Do you know if it's allowed to use gas installations in the caravan?


it is


I just had that confirmed by RF today. You can use the wagon installations but no other type of fire.

"Jeg har nu undersøgt spørgsmålet hos brandvæsnet, som svarer at gasinstallationer i selve campingvognen gerne må benyttes.
Brug af åben ild i fortelte og på det øvrige campingområde for campingvogne/autocampere er fortsat ikke tilladt.

Med venlig hilsen
Peter Graversen

Områdeansvarlig
MC-Camping og Caravan

Roskilde Festival
Havsteensvej 11
4000 Roskilde"



Written on: 27.05.2010 11:09
White Heart
Posts: 4
Hi all you happy Caravaners!

We've been camping at the Caravan site at Roskilde since 2005 so we're getting a bit seasoned there!

Pros:
Nice and quiet in the mornings ('Till around 10, where I start playing Metal!)
Cold beers from your gas-powered fridge all day
No drunk people pissing on your tent
Much much much nicer when the weather is shite!
A good vibe in the camp! (We're old, we're comfy and we know it!)
Good parking, fairly close
A nice, comfy bed
Privacy

Cons:
It seems odd, seeing that the caravaners are among the older visitors to the festival, that we're the ones who have to walk the furthest to get to the festival?!?
The big-tent, food-stalls, camp-fire and other "official" stuff is always MILES away! And there's only one spot. You can do better, Roskilde!
It's annoying when you have to wait in line to get in...!

Some observations:

First of all, this is to Roskilde festival:
IF the campsite is where it was last year and the year(s) before: We're old! That's why we're in a caravan! We are also the guests at the festival who has to walk the furthest. Is it at all possible that there is a bit more "service" along the way?! There is only one central Agora and the last couple of years it's been a bit out of the way - behind the fence / hedge - and it's just not placed in a very smart spot! When you have to walk for about half an hour to get to the festival, you need some service points along the way. Consider our old age...!

What was wrong with Snoldelev?! It was a great spot! A lot of people say: "We don't want to go on the bus", but the shuttles were running smoothly, it was easy and the walk wasn't as long as it was last year. Furthermore the camp-site had a great Vibe out there, eventhough - or maybe perhaps that's why? - it was far from the grounds. There's a great Grill-bar and a grocer in Snoldelev, so shopping was also nearer. Let's get back out there, please!!!!

I honestly think that charging a fee for caravans is fair, but ONLY if that means you're discriminating us positively: That means access to power and water. It means charging of batteries should be a whole lot faster and easier. I really can't see why we should pay more, simply because we take up more space?! It's a field...?! How expensive is it to rent a field for a week?! I think that the fee for Caravans is deeply unfair, against the basic idea of a festival and that it is taking advantage of us with a caravan! But of course, if you're providing us with power and water, we're happy to pay. Otherwise, get rid of that fee...!!!!

Also, considering the fee: The fascilities at the caravan site are really poor compared to the other Agoras: There's one tent (Eventhough we have to pay, because we take up more space...?!) and the food-stalls and charging booth isn't really that great. There aren't any activities at the Agora - again compared to the other Agoras in the tent areas. We've been at the caravan site since 2005 and we've seen 3 (!!!) pictures in the festival-papers. It seems that you'd rather forget us?! Could you PLEASE take the caravan site a bit more serious...!?

If you're considering a caravan, think about this:
Make sure you have a tent or pavillion, particularly if it's raining! It is really not very good having mucky wellingtons and wet clothes inside a caravan! (The smell just doesn't go away...!) And if it's sunny, it's nice to sit outside. So get a pavillion or tent for your caravan.
Renting is a possibility, but make sure you get it soon! It won't be long 'till the caravans are all rented out and be carefull: Some wont rent a caravan out if they know it's going to a festival.
Make sure you have gas and that your batteries are charged. (Charging is possible at the big tent, but if you don't bring your own charger, you might be in for a wait...!) If possible, go to a scrap-yard and get an extra battery or two, but be carefull when transporting them: They're full of acid.
Get there early! A couple of years we arrived in the afternoon thursday and we had to wait in line for ages. So get there early thursday or - if possible - Wednesday.
Make sure you have water and other supplies, it's not easy to re-stock!
DON'T use the toilet in the caravan unless you really have to! We're three people in our caravan and the first year we were indiscriminate with the use of the toilet. Boy, we regretted that come Saturday.....!!! Think before you go! If you CAN make it to the public toilets - which usually are in great nick! - do that, rather than using the one in the caravan. (It also makes emptying when you get back nicer and quicker!)
Be carefull around the gas!!! In 2005 I saw an autocamper getting it's bagage compartment get blown to smithereens and the camper itself got damaged inside because they had a leaking gas-bottle in the boot!!! Be WELL carefull around the gas!!!
Remember your odd pieces of wood to put behind the wheels and to put under the legs of the caravan. There are places of ground that are more even than other spots.
Make sure you have the odd piece of tool - screwdrivers, wrenches etc. - with you. If you don't need 'em, maybe your neighbour does...

I'm looking forward to seeing you all and hope that you'll be a part of the great little community we create in the those crazy days in July...!

Have a great festival!
Written on: 27.05.2010 11:54
Desmond
Posts: 483

What was wrong with Snoldelev?! It was a great spot! A lot of people say: "We don't want to go on the bus", but the shuttles were running smoothly, it was easy and the walk wasn't as long as it was last year. Furthermore the camp-site had a great Vibe out there, eventhough - or maybe perhaps that's why? - it was far from the grounds. There's a great Grill-bar and a grocer in Snoldelev, so shopping was also nearer. Let's get back out there, please!!!!



yeah, i liked it, too. the bus ride was funny. we didnt wait longer than 10 minutes and the walk was short.

it was a REAL silent camp in the night and i slept till 11 in the morning.
Written on: 27.05.2010 11:55
Desmond
Posts: 483

What was wrong with Snoldelev?! It was a great spot! A lot of people say: "We don't want to go on the bus", but the shuttles were running smoothly, it was easy and the walk wasn't as long as it was last year. Furthermore the camp-site had a great Vibe out there, eventhough - or maybe perhaps that's why? - it was far from the grounds. There's a great Grill-bar and a grocer in Snoldelev, so shopping was also nearer. Let's get back out there, please!!!!



yeah, i liked it, too. the bus ride was funny. we didnt wait longer than 10 minutes and the walk was short.

it was a REAL silent camp in the night and i slept till 11 in the morning.
Written on: 27.05.2010 14:39
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
White Heart wrote:

Cons:
It seems odd, seeing that the caravaners are among the older visitors to the festival, that we're the ones who have to walk the furthest to get to the festival?!?


The tunnel under Køgevej will shorten the walk a bit this year.

Looking forward to seeing you guys there. Look for the Ozzy flag! - and drop by for a beer.
Written on: 27.05.2010 16:25
Bongo Anders
Posts: 1154
But you caravan guys are coming closer to the festival site.

first offcourse is the new tunnel but the GAT area is also switched around with the caravan area so it is located closer to the festival site than last year.

[This article was edited 1 times, at last 27.05.2010 at 16:26.]
Written on: 27.05.2010 16:55
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
Bongo Anders wrote:

But you caravan guys are coming closer to the festival site.

first offcourse is the new tunnel but the GAT area is also switched around with the caravan area so it is located closer to the festival site than last year.


That's true... Didn't realize exactly where it was last year, as this will be the first caravan year for me.
Written on: 28.05.2010 13:06
White Heart
Posts: 4
Mr. Monster wrote:

White Heart wrote:

Cons:
It seems odd, seeing that the caravaners are among the older visitors to the festival, that we're the ones who have to walk the furthest to get to the festival?!?


The tunnel under Køgevej will shorten the walk a bit this year.

Looking forward to seeing you guys there. Look for the Ozzy flag! - and drop by for a beer.


I suppose we'll see you in Herning then some time in August? Got tickets for Ozzy! We're not sure yet if we're gonna have a flag, but elseways: Go for the loudest music!!! Furthermore we've got a bar and 3 bar-chairs + we listen to Ozzy / Black Sabbath every day. Swing by...!
Written on: 30.05.2010 09:27
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
White Heart wrote:

Mr. Monster wrote:

White Heart wrote:

Cons:
It seems odd, seeing that the caravaners are among the older visitors to the festival, that we're the ones who have to walk the furthest to get to the festival?!?


The tunnel under Køgevej will shorten the walk a bit this year.

Looking forward to seeing you guys there. Look for the Ozzy flag! - and drop by for a beer.


I suppose we'll see you in Herning then some time in August? Got tickets for Ozzy! We're not sure yet if we're gonna have a flag, but elseways: Go for the loudest music!!! Furthermore we've got a bar and 3 bar-chairs + we listen to Ozzy / Black Sabbath every day. Swing by...!


Not sure about Herning as I - unfortunately - was quite dissappointed with his show in Forum in 2008 (or was it 2007...) and Herning is freakin' far away...

Anyway will definately be seing you this summer!

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