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RE: RV Park Review deferred

For the record though, count me amongst those who DO want to know if a park has recently been purchased by a Medical Marijuana Support Group. If posts are deferred for that, please reconsider. It's probably better for everyone if posts discuss objective observations. Therefore, if ownership of a park by a particular group results in what you consider objectionable behaviors then those should be noted (for example, distributing free "product samples"). That way we don't get into a gray area by commenting on the kinds of people who own a park. I doubt you would consider it appropriate to comment if a particular church owned an RV park, unless that church's practices affected your enjoyment of it. The same thing is true of the marijuana folks. They might own it and you'd never know it if they simply ran it as a business. It's only when they cross the line and their "beliefs" affect customers that it is appropriate to comment on in a review. Joel
docj 04/20/14 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Review deferred

I have posted on RV park reviews and BLASTED a bad park and didn't have any issues, but that was in. 2010.... At least they haven't deleted it. I just checked.and it is still up there There are thousands of negative reviews among the more than >200k reviews on the site. There is a widely circulated "internet myth" that negative reviews won't be posted. There is no truth to it. We have many reviews of the form: "This is a terrible RV park and we will never stay here again. The restrooms are old and dirty. The sites are narrow and aren't level. The roads are gravel and have huge potholes. This place is a dump for the price they charge." We have absolutely no problems with such reviews. The only reviews that get returned to the writers with request for revision are those that take the entirety of the review to complain about a single issue such as the fact that the reviewer didn't get the site he had reserved. Such reviews aren't rejected; they are returned and the writer is asked to revise them by providing some information about the park that would be helpful to others who didn't encounter the reservation problems that person had had. The complaint can still be part of the review, but we ask that other information be provided, in addition. This, by no means, requires you to write a "nice" review about the park. You are welcome to write that in addition to having, for example, the problem with your site you found the park to be "old, dirty, with potholed roads and low water pressure." As long as what you write is truthful, you can add as many negative items as you wish.
docj 04/19/14 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Review deferred

This was in 2012 and as posted - you should seen my original! We still laugh though when he threatened my 107# wife (that he was 2 1/2 the size of)) and she just looked him right in the eye and said, "Just try it!" I think that got applause from those standing around. We were not breaking any rules or causing any kind of disturbance....we just left the gate open as a courtesy and, although not posted or told, he has a rule against that. About a year before that the company our son works for was asked to do some work there and, after meeting the guy, refused to enter into a contract. This was the part I guess I took out or something. Anyhow, here is what got in. " I strongly recommend you avoid this park. The owner is out of control with his attitude, his mouth and his rules. And you better listen up, know them (whether told or not) and obey them. He has a reputation is known amongst those staying there and in the area. The Wi-Fi consists of a modem / router in the office which is rarely functional and owner does not feel he owes its working properly to anyone. He said so. But the park is clean and kept up. Keep in mind, as the owner well knows, he is - by far - the "only show in town' (or at least the only FHU place) for many miles around. So he will tell you to go someplace else if you don't like it or if he wants people to leave. " This is still a pretty negative review and I'm sure that anyone reading it will try hard to find a different RV park. I think your message gets across quite clearly.
docj 04/19/14 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Review deferred

If you make any despairing remarks about the owners or management of a park, it will not be posted. We went through this a few months back with one of the rvparkreviews administrators/censors, person. You are only allowed to describe the park. But most of us seem to understand that the best park in existence can be ruined by bad management. Also keep in mind that the rvparkreviews is owned by a private company and they make their money by selling ads on the site. With all due respect there is absolutely no truth to your statement. Reviews can be negative and, believe me, there are plenty of them if you take the time to look. All we ask is that your review provide some information about the park in addition to recounting your bad experience. There is nothing wrong with saying that the manager is over his head or is simply a jerk. But since you did stay there for some number of days you might want to add something like "despite the fact that the management were all creeps, the place was pretty clean and the dog run was large." You might be surprised, but that would probably turn it into an acceptable review.
docj 04/19/14 04:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Review deferred

I posted one once about a park near St. Paul, MN and it was not approved. Of my over 100 posts this was the first one that ever was not. But I told the truth about the owner's behavior daily after about 3-4pm and the issues it cost us and others in the park. I guess they felt that was too personal or something. If your review was deferred you would have received an email telling you the reasons for the deferral and providing you the option of rewriting it. If you did not receive such an email it may be because it went to your SPAM folder or because you no longer use the email account under which you registered your membership on RVParkReviews.
docj 04/19/14 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Review deferred

"Personal Information" does not necessarily have to be about people in the park, but information that can be used to trace back who YOU are. For example, if you said you reserved site XXX and yadda, yadda, yadda, since you've giving the month/year of your stay, the park can track back who you are using those specifics. They don't want their site used for fingerpointing at anybody, just for reviews of the park. Like said previously, copy and paste the problem review for accurate replies. Are you certain this is correct? I generally do include site numbers in my reviews. There is absolutely nothing wrong with providing specific site information in reviews. People do it all the time in situations such as these: "Satellite TV access is good in sites 29-32" "Sites 40-50 are fairly level; the rest of the park is not"
docj 04/19/14 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: **** Albuquerque Parks *****

We thought High Desert was fine for the 4 days we spent there. The manager was very pleasant and the park was clean.
docj 04/16/14 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for new camping spots near the ocean/beach.

RV Park Reviews is a great website for finding possible sots to stay in just by listing a city where you want to stay. Thanks for the compliment. Watch for lots of new features on RVParkReviews when it moves soon to its new server and improved software. A phone app is even being developed.
docj 04/15/14 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Not given site reserved

Yes we paid for the first night and had a printed piece of paper saying that we had reserved that specific site, but upon arrival she gave me a piece of paper with a different number on it and I showed her the paper she had given me 2 weeks prior. Also said the site we were moved to was 40 foot and it barely fit our 30 foot on it. What a rip off. I'd be steaming. Please share your experience on RVPARKREVIEWS. I agree that you should submit this to RVParkReviews but I would like to point out that the site's policies require you to write about more than just this bad experience. Since you did stay at the park there are, no doubt, other observations you can make about it and share with others. We do this to ensure that all reviews have at least some information that is applicable to other RVers. Hopefully, few of them will experience the reservation problem you had, so having your review contain additional information will ensure that it will have relevance to them regardless of that. If you are a moderator at RVparkreviews and if it is as you say that there must be a positive portion of the review, even of a place that is a dump, ripoff or misrepresented. As of late I've noticed some my submitted reviews haven't been showing up. I guess I won't be wasting my time adding anymore honest reviews to my over 270 at your web site. I often check the reviews and have wondered on occasion why things seemed "off". Nowhere did I say that reviews had to have a positive portion. All I said was that reviews had to have something other than a rant about a particular bad experience. You could say that the sites were gravel and narrow; the restrooms were old and dirty and the one washing machine didn't work. All we're asking is that you provide information that would be useful to others in addition to your bad experience. As I said previously, it is likely that most other people won't have the same exact bad experience you did. If your review contains only a recount of it, then it is of little use to anyone else who doesn't share this experience. By adding additional information you have ensured that your review will be significant to others.
docj 04/12/14 03:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not given site reserved

Yes we paid for the first night and had a printed piece of paper saying that we had reserved that specific site, but upon arrival she gave me a piece of paper with a different number on it and I showed her the paper she had given me 2 weeks prior. Also said the site we were moved to was 40 foot and it barely fit our 30 foot on it. What a rip off. I'd be steaming. Please share your experience on RVPARKREVIEWS. I agree that you should submit this to RVParkReviews but I would like to point out that the site's policies require you to write about more than just this bad experience. Since you did stay at the park there are, no doubt, other observations you can make about it and share with others. We do this to ensure that all reviews have at least some information that is applicable to other RVers. Hopefully, few of them will experience the reservation problem you had, so having your review contain additional information will ensure that it will have relevance to them regardless of that.
docj 04/12/14 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite TV and internet connection

Not that I know of. That would be to easy No, it's not easy since satellite TV and satellite internet have virtually nothing in common other than the fact that they both use satellites. Satellite TV is a one-way communication system, from ground station to satellite to your TV. Satellite internet involves a two-way communication link which includes a transmitter in your antenna to talk back to the satellite. So there is no reason for the two services to be bundled; the providers are different and the equipment needed is very different.
docj 04/10/14 07:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Colter Bay Village RV - the only kid in town?

Note that any of the above full hookup parks are extremely expensive. Do you really need hookups? I don't know what you consider "extremely expensive" but 3 years ago Colter Bay gave us a ~$10/night discount using our Senior Pass and our full hookup site was ~$50/night including tax. We didn't think that was too bad considering that full hookup parks in many locations in the US are charging ~$35/night these days and they sure don't have the scenery that Colter Bay has. And as to why people need full-hookups, some of us like to use our washing machines and take long showers. We don't camp; we RV, and we get full hookups whenever possible. RVing is not "roughing it" (for us, anyway).:B
docj 04/10/14 07:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toad Advice

Given the vista 27 Specs, GVWR = 18k and GCWR = 23k. Hitch is 5k. GCWR - GVWR = 5k. SO at the very Maximum you can tow 5k, but that's dry off the shelf. You add fuel, water, people, gear, food etc and you lessen that number. NO! The GVWR is the maximum his MH should weigh loaded with everything (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The dry weight number is a lot less. The GCWR-GVWR=5,000 won't change. What he does have to concern himself with is the fully loaded weight of the toad which will be more than its dry weight but should still be less than its GVWR.
docj 04/09/14 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Music through an inverter on your television

This is because the DVR uses a mechanical hard disk drive to store the recordings... but it's not like a laptop drive that is designed to take some rough and tumble. It is a video drive, designed to run for 1000s of hours without complaint. Hard drives are all the same. There is no such thing as a video hard drive. In fact, the new line of DirecTV DVRs uses easy to replace hard drives that are exactly the same as those in laptops. We leave our DVR running all the time and, after >30,000 miles of full-timing we have had no problems whatsoever.
docj 04/09/14 07:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Music through an inverter on your television

If you have a DirecTV DVR you ought to be able to record the music channels, although I've never tried it. We stream Pandora on a smart phone while driving.
docj 04/08/14 08:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Digital television antenna - a simple solution

This is a situation in which a bare wire can work fine, but a properly sized antenna usually, but not always, will work better. Electromagnetic radiation (TV signals) have specific wavelengths (around half a meter for the signals in the TV band). An antenna the receiving elements of which are approximately this length or multiples of it will have higher gain (ability to receive) than will an arbitrarily sized wire. The OP's improvised antenna will work fine as long as the signal strength is reasonably high.
docj 04/06/14 07:58am Technology Corner
RE: RV Park Reviews

It's a great idea but it's 15 yr old design and poorly executed. Still somewhat useful but could be sooooo much better. I couldn't agree with you more, but the good news is that the new owner of the site, Social Knowledge, is in the process of migrating it to a larger, more powerful server and all new software. The reason the site looks so dated is that the existing server was pretty much maxed out. I've seen mockups of the new layout and it is a big improvement over the current implementation. There will be a number of new options, such as the ability to rate cellular phone service (by carrier). Even more importantly, the database will be fully searchable so that you should be able to look for things like family friendly RV parks with swimming pools, playgrounds and dog runs. In addition, a phone app is under development. I expect the platform to be changed in the next couple of months. Some features will be available at once and others will be phased in over time.
docj 04/05/14 07:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: what security for my win 8.1 laptop

Kaspersky is a good one but I pay for mine, it does everything, I get it at bestbuy, never seen it at walmart. I've been using Kaspersky for years; you can buy and download right from the Kaspersky website. I buy a 3-computer license which handles all of my needs.
docj 04/04/14 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Amazon Fire TV?

The Amazon Fire connects to your network via either WiFi or Ethernet just like any other network device. It should connect just fine to a phone's hotspot or to a router. It appears to have many of the same attributes as a Roku. Here's a good description: Amazon Fire
docj 04/04/14 11:14am Technology Corner
RE: Amazon Fire TV?

I have unlimited data on my cell phone and use the phone as a Hot Spot to send movies to my TV (Netflix, YouTube etc) via Chromecast, my Android tablet runs the actual Chromecast app and also attaches to the phone. This works really well although Google says it won't work !! Go figure. Now, I would like to do the same thing with Amazon Fire and of course they say it won't work through a cell phone Hot Spot also, it must go through a traditional stand alone router..for all intents and purposes a Hot Spot is really just a simple router so has anyone tried the Amazon Fire app like that? Your phone hotspot "is" a standalone router and should work fine with the Amazon Fire. We also have an unlimited Verizon plan and stream countless hours of video using our phone as a hotspot. We have it connect to our Roku to which the phone simply appears as another wifi access point. You can also use your phone to connect a laptop to a wireless printer just as you could with a standard router. Actually, Chromecast is an "atypical" use of the phone because, as I understand it, you are actually mirroring on the TV what is on the phone. With the Roku and, I assume, the Fire, the phone can do anything else you wish while serving as a hotspot. With most phones, you can even have a voice conversation while continuing to use the hotspot.
docj 04/04/14 06:41am Technology Corner
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