And im sure the amount of state parks and koas in Ohio account for a very small amount of parks in the US.
Just had a conversation not too long ago with the marketing person of a very, very large RV park. They have breed restrictions. Why? Because of insurance reasons. They've had issues where people on forums tell others that they brought their (insert aggressive breed here) and had no issues. So someone reading it calls up to make reservations and mentions that they have a certain breed of dog. The person on the phone said they could not bring that type of dog. The caller proceeds to harass and curse at the reservation specialist.
To suit you, I will take back the "nearly every" and restate it as a "most" or "many"...feel better? woof! woof!
Of course, us (insert aggressive breed here)owners are as aggressive as our dogs, and we would harass and curse at the reservation specialist! BTW: I also travel on the eastern side of the USA with our dogs. Somehow, we manage to find parks to take our dangerous powderkegs without a problem, but I'm sure you are the expert! Woof to you, also!
Hey, I'm all for not saying what breed it is...we had the most loving rott/shephard mix you could of ever met. But we could not of stayed in the apartment or homes we had rented back then if we told them what the dog was. We always said lab mix.
wbwood: I would have liked to meet you and your beloved dog. You are smart to have told people, "lab mix" and you are correct that certain breeds are discrimanated against. My point only was that you can still find campgrounds without restrictions. See you on the road!
Since the front page media blast of all this Banned Breed insanity has died down. You will find more and more CG's not making such a big hoopla about it.
Regarding the CG's insurance carriers that followed the media blitz like ignorant lambs to slaughter and put pressure and slapped big insurance policy hikes on these CG's? You will find it only affected the smaller, financially challenged CG's who were unable or unwilling to pay the additional costs. The financially sound CG's paid the increase and continued to do business as normal. The 'insurance' companies did not ban the dogs, they just wanted more money if you accepted them. That's big business insurance.
The home owners insurance company's took it upon themselves to drop some policy holders but ask around that was well over 4 years ago, you don't see it that often now. They did it to jump on the band wagon to look good to the lobbyists so they stuck with them for when they would need them for other issues, and like everything else after the storm comes the calm and if it ain' on the front page people forget. We just don't forget because it affected our RV'ing!
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The last KOA I stayed at in West Yellowstone left such a sour taste in my mouth, I don't think I will ever stay in one again. I had even posted about my experience with them on this forum. Too many other cg's to choose from to risk fire damage by a campfire that is waaaaay to close to our rig. To be fair, we had stayed at several other KOA's and the one in West Yellowstone was the only time we encountered that problem, but the way they handled it, including their headquarters which I did write too, just left me not wanting to give them my money again.
I just received and responded to a survey from KOA that asked me "important" questions about things like "what cover picture would I like on next year's KOA directory?" What really surprised me was learning that KOA is considering a "glossy" magazine that sounded a lot like the one Good Sam sends out. I responded that I wasn't looking for KOA to be another RV club or Good Sam; all I want is for it to provide good places to stay. I suggested that rather than waste money on this sort of useless stuff they could reduce the cost of their yearly membership.
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