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Posted: 04/10/20 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Idiots speeding through the CG or RV Park. If the posted limit is 10 then don’t drive 11 much less 25 or more. Lots of kids, dogs and grumpy old guys like me that do not have a death wish. Grrrrr!





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Posted: 04/10/20 10:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Parks? Campgrounds are so much different than "parks".

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DallasSteve wrote:

I stayed at a nice RV park last week and it was a very nice park. But what irked me greatly was their rules had a disparagement clause saying the campers could not say anything negative about the park. I don't think they could sue you for saying something negative, if it's true, but all the same I would rather stay somewhere else that does not have such an extreme rule. Negative and false = bad. Negative and true - we still have freedom of speech.


please identify the park.
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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

Sold my park. From the other side, our troubles WERE , in no order, with late arrivals that cant park, quieting the party, people driving on grass,...
This is good. Dealing with the public is a job I'm glad I never had.

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Too many people, too much asphalt, loud kids, dogs and music. Expensive. Not enough shade.

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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

Sold my park. From the other side, our troubles WERE , in no order, with late arrivals that cant park, quieting the party, people driving on grass, bringing unapproved firewood, noise ( voices, music, trucks) during quiet hours, forgetting time changes, so ringing officebell an hour early or late, babies without swim diapers and dogs in pool. Damage, abuse of free provided sports equipment, those who do not read the info for wifi log in, or CATV hookup, even when we bring a test tv set or ipad to their site and show them the wifi is good, CATV is good, so sorry, it must be something with your equipment. Cutting weiner sticks from camp trees and shrubs, trash in firerings, barking dogs left in the rig, theft of backflow preventers( pity that guy that thinks he scooped a regulator) Trash in recycling bins, sewage spills, leaking hoses, both types, A/C on with windows open, dog poop, even poor reviews about wildlife poo along hiking trails, , tree sap, pine cones falling on the roof, lawsuits and medical claims ( never won by them) for injury or illness for their own actions or tripping over a natural hazard while drunk.

My point is so many faults are attributed to the private camps that are beyond their control, yet are expected by many to maintain social order as it exists around their home. Some People go camping to get out of that regimen. My pity is for those who little time off work have to schedule late arrival, early departure, with no time between to just hang out.

People behave better in state and fed parks because the hosts wear official uniforms and have authority to enforce.
Few private camp owners last more than 5 years. The burnout from long hours, a demanding public, staffing, regulations, takes away all the romantic vision. Only someone who approaches this industry as a business with a thick skin lasts.

Oh Yeah, cut that tree limb under 14' We lasted 19years.
Looks like you picked a great time to sell. Hope you didn't owner finance the sale because it sure looks like this is going to be the leanest year ever, assuming parks are even allowed to open. The businesses in the Black Hills are going to suffer greatly if Mount Rushmore is closed and Sturgis is cut back or cancelled.
You left out my greatest pet peeve: people who think park owners are somehow omnipotent. Contrary to popular belief, we cannot change the weather, suddenly make a cell phone carrier provide service to the area, bring an Oceanfront Beach to Montana or make the fish bite. We cannot turn a Grizzly Bear into Yogi Bear and make them talk and play the banjo. We don't write the rules for the National Parks and can't waive things like prohibitions on ATVs or give you a pass to take your dogs on the trails. Walmart is not going to build a store next door because you want one close by. And no, we actually don't set the prices at the local market or the local restaurants. We only have control over our little piece of ground, not the entire state.

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I agree with westernrvparkowner. Why would we stay somewhere we are dissatisfied. Life is too short to tolerate unhappy conditions. The park owner should not have to listen to constant complaining about things beyond their control or something they feel is not a problem. Your RV has wheels. Some people look for things to complain about. That type is usually unhappy in life.

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bgum wrote:

I agree with westernrvparkowner.
Methinks he may be exaggerating just a bit, but I get the drift.

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Haven't really had any problems in a very long time. Night time noise would probably be the biggest complaint but it seems to be a rare occurance anymore.


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2oldman wrote:

bgum wrote:

I agree with westernrvparkowner.
Methinks he may be exaggerating just a bit, but I get the drift.

If you have ever dealt with the public on a long term basis you will understand he is not exaggerating.
The public believes the public is always right.
Unfortunately the manager,owner,or clerk. Has to inform the public when they are wrong. It doesn't always go well ....LOL
Working with the general public can be difficult at times...one bad apple can ruin a day


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