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MarkTwain

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valhalla360 wrote:

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Resverations!
You have everything to gain and nothing to loss by making reservations in advance. Making reservations and does not LOCK you into a set schedule because you can always change or cancel a reservation. Always ask what the cancellation policy is. Call in advance to make sure the RV park is open. I never understood what the advantage is to wait until the day of your expected arrival and then run the risk of not finding a RV park site.


Sure, you can always divert and lose your deposit...most places that take reservations want a non-refundable deposit. Some may let you change but frequently not...particularly govt parks where the rules are the rules.

Unless there is a holiday or a longer stay, we usually call the day before or even the morning of travel. Rare for it to be an issue.

That is why you need to call and ask their cancellation policy to avoid loosing your deposit!!!

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dedmiston wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Been my experience recently with all the new Covid campers that we need reservations. Better to have a reservation and not need it, than need one and not have it. And we have made lots of reservations and had to cancel with a minimum fee - if any - if outside of 24 hrs so it's not a huge deal. Things happen. But during the holidays with all these new campers, no way I would risk not having a reservation especially if I was pretty solid on my route and timing.


Of course you need to have no regard for others that really needed that site.


Troll.


I agree with Lynnmor. I guess that makes me a troll too.


Maybe. Frankly I don't follow the logic. If I make a reservation with the intent on staying somewhere to ensure I have a spot , and don't make it there for timing, weather any myriad of reasons, that makes me inconsiderate of someone else because I abide by the park's cancellation policy?

You've never cancelled a reservation?

* This post was edited 11/18/20 06:51am by way2roll *


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Posted: 11/18/20 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MarkTwain wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

Resverations!
You have everything to gain and nothing to loss by making reservations in advance. Making reservations and does not LOCK you into a set schedule because you can always change or cancel a reservation. Always ask what the cancellation policy is. Call in advance to make sure the RV park is open. I never understood what the advantage is to wait until the day of your expected arrival and then run the risk of not finding a RV park site.


Sure, you can always divert and lose your deposit...most places that take reservations want a non-refundable deposit. Some may let you change but frequently not...particularly govt parks where the rules are the rules.

Unless there is a holiday or a longer stay, we usually call the day before or even the morning of travel. Rare for it to be an issue.

That is why you need to call and ask their cancellation policy to avoid loosing your deposit!!!


Now the reservation process is a bigger hassle as a large percentage it's non-refundable, so you have to call more places and it largely rules out publicly owned campgrounds.

It's rare enough to have an issue (outside of peak periods/long stays) that it's easier to just call a day or two out to see if they have availability.


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I guess I am just a free spirit. On a five day trip especially in a class A,just find a wide spot in the road!
That's is why you spent 6 figures on a big ugly box correct?

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Maybe. Frankly I don't follow the logic. If I make a reservation with the intent on staying somewhere to ensure I have a spot , and don't make it there for timing, weather any myriad of reasons, that makes me inconsiderate of someone else because I abide by the park's cancellation policy?

You've never cancelled a reservation?


You denied others the use of that spot, after all that is the whole point of your making a reservation. There are many in recent years that think only of themselves and reserve just in case they might need it causing empty sites.

No, I never canceled a reservation.





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Lynnmor wrote:

way2roll wrote:



Maybe. Frankly I don't follow the logic. If I make a reservation with the intent on staying somewhere to ensure I have a spot , and don't make it there for timing, weather any myriad of reasons, that makes me inconsiderate of someone else because I abide by the park's cancellation policy?

You've never cancelled a reservation?


You denied others the use of that spot, after all that is the whole point of your making a reservation. There are many in recent years that think only of themselves and reserve just in case they might need it causing empty sites.

No, I never canceled a reservation.


Sorry, I am fresh out of troll food. This post is beyond ridiculous and obviously a straw grab just to say something. Go bother someone else.

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dedmiston wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Been my experience recently with all the new Covid campers that we need reservations. Better to have a reservation and not need it, than need one and not have it. And we have made lots of reservations and had to cancel with a minimum fee - if any - if outside of 24 hrs so it's not a huge deal. Things happen. But during the holidays with all these new campers, no way I would risk not having a reservation especially if I was pretty solid on my route and timing.


Of course you need to have no regard for others that really needed that site.


Troll.


I agree with Lynnmor. I guess that makes me a troll too.
I guess I am a troll too!


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Bird Freak wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Been my experience recently with all the new Covid campers that we need reservations. Better to have a reservation and not need it, than need one and not have it. And we have made lots of reservations and had to cancel with a minimum fee - if any - if outside of 24 hrs so it's not a huge deal. Things happen. But during the holidays with all these new campers, no way I would risk not having a reservation especially if I was pretty solid on my route and timing.


Of course you need to have no regard for others that really needed that site.


Troll.


I agree with Lynnmor. I guess that makes me a troll too.
I guess I am a troll too!


Seems the moral high counsel has spoken. To all on this forum: No one should ever cancel a reservation regardless of circumstances. We are to act like the post office - rain, sleet, snow, we will persevere to our destination while waving off any reasonable logic otherwise. Cancellation policies be damned. Your commitment to your site is your bond and be sealed in blood for the sake of those less fortunate who may not have planned accordingly. So sayeth the moral high counsel. By decree of those self proclaimed moral superiors on RV.NET forum, no one henceforth shall make a reservation without the faithful commitment of said reservation regardless of circumstances included but not limited to; health, weather, timing or death, lest ye be sentenced to written stoning on the aforementioned forum by those who hold the position of a self appointed higher moral ground. And further to hence be known as selfish and of despicable low moral character.

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way2roll wrote:

Seems the moral high counsel has spoken. To all on this forum: No one should ever cancel a reservation regardless of circumstances. We are to act like the post office - rain, sleet, snow, we will persevere to our destination while waving off any reasonable logic otherwise. Cancellation policies be damned. Your commitment to your site is your bond and be sealed in blood for the sake of those less fortunate who may not have planned accordingly. So sayeth the moral high counsel. By decree of those self proclaimed moral superiors on RV.NET forum, no one henceforth shall make a reservation without the faithful commitment of said reservation regardless of circumstances included but not limited to; health, weather, timing or death, lest ye be sentenced to written stoning on the aforementioned forum by those who hold the position of a self appointed higher moral ground. And further to hence be known as selfish and of despicable low moral character.


Lordy lord. People simply disagreed with you. If you took it as an attack, maybe that's Jiminy Cricket on your shoulder.

We're allowed to disagree with each other here as long as the disagreements don't become attacks.

I've seen you dish it out here before, so I assumed you could take it too. Perhaps not.

Keep doing what you do and just know that some folks don't agree with you. Simple as that.


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strongly agree with those who make reservations, particularly in light of today's reality. So many CGs are using "reservation only" policies. Most we have contacted have significantly reduced cancellation fees, or eliminated them alltogether as well. Safe travels.


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