Fantasy Island sites to introduce caravan age limit

Is your van young enough for these locations
Is your van young enough for these locations

Tuesday, 15, Sep 2020 02:39

By Emma Dodd

Caravan owners with vans at the Fantasy Island sites in Lincolnshire may be facing a dilemma in the next few years after they received a letter from the management.

In this missive it stated the site is planning to introduce a caravan age limit in 2022, which will not permit models that are more than 22 years old.

Owners of caravans dating to before the year 2000 are now faced with the prospect of needing to upgrade or switch sites.

One concerned owner told Lincolnshire Live: "I own caravans on the Fantasy Island Eastgate site in Ingoldmells and hundreds of owners have been told that the site will now introduce an age limit to the sites.

"It has left owners like me with two years left on the site, having to scrap a perfectly fine caravan, upgrade or walk away even though there has never been an age limit on the caravan parks at Fantasy Island before."

In response, Fantasy Island has explained that the rule change is in a bid to improve the overall quality of the parks and ensure they continue to thrive.

It added that making the cut-off point 22 years was designed to have minimum impact on its current licence holders.

The management also pointed out that letting owners know now when the policy is not set to be introduced until March 2022 gives them plenty of notice.

It is not the first caravan site operator in Lincolnshire to introduce such measures, as Kingfisher Caravan Park announced last year that models over 20 years old would be asked to leave.

What do you think about the new policy? Will it affect you or would a similar rule at your local site cause you problems? Get in touch to let us know.

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