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Posted: 01/04/23 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are 92 posts why RVers don’t like RV parks, so here is what some of us on the other side experience.
We are in business to make money. No need to tell us you never use more than two dollars of electricity so your rate should be three dollars a night.
We aren’t going to make someone pack up and leave so you can have their site.
Your kids aren’t cute enough that we must allow them to run wild into other people’s sites.
We know the difference between a service animal and an untrained pet.
Your guess is as good as ours as to why there is no pizza delivery in town.
We don’t allow campfires and the fact you believe it’s not camping without one doesn’t exclude you from the policy.
Yes, we do need to close the restrooms at noon for an hour so we can clean then thoroughly.
Us not having a pool does not turn the showers into a water park.
You are not exempt from quiet hours because you just got back from the day’s activities.
Check in and check out times are not suggestions, they are our policies.
It’s grass, not green asphalt, so don’t park on the lawns.
The wildlife is wild. Your children cannot pet the elk, ride the bison, or take a bear cub home, so don’t try.
We have years of experience running the business, if we need advice on how to operate we will hire professionals.
You ran over the rock, tree or utility pedestal, it didn’t jump out in front of you.
Speed limits aren’t minimums, they are maximums.
We can’t put you in a wooded, shaded site that doesn’t have any trees.
We didn’t pay the subscription fee for the weather, so we can’t change it.

That’s a few, no doubt other owners and employees have more.

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I have witnessed all of those and as a customer, I don't appreciate it either!

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Park owners are in the people pleasing business...if not pleasing the customer is a problem...they maybe in the wrong line of work...


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I can only imagine the number of Karens and idiots you deal with.
The older I get, the more I realize it seems the avg IQ is somewhere around a cool room temperature!
I've seen some/most of those things and we don't camp much...

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Oh Boy! As a campground host in a state park I can vouch for ALL and more of those items.


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Let's see now,

I too (in spite of the fact that camp grounds are a choice of last resort) that wapiticountry references.
I fully agree with Grit Dog that too many have a room temperature IQ.

Haste Maker seems to think that the park operator or owner should have the capability to make everybody happy. This is a wonderful point of view that tells me that this man has never in his life had to deal with real customers. When they come to you with contradictory demands and all believe that because they paid for a space, they should get everything they expected. That would be nice. I think that all those people should start being REAL Boondockers and then demand that the sun set sooner or the wind blow their campfire smoke away from their tent.

Matt - At this for lots of years and seen it all.


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Grit dog wrote:

I can only imagine the number of Karens and idiots you deal with.
The older I get, the more I realize it seems the avg IQ is somewhere around a cool room temperature!
I've noticed you post quite a bit about how stupid folks are, low IQ, etc . Every one of us who has been to school in the US in the past 50 or 60 years is aware of their IQ or at least a percentile. To me it sounds as you are for some reason defensive about intelligence. There is no reason to be, it's how we are born and we can't take credit or blame. FWIW, avg is still 100, with 68% of us falling between 85 and 115. Now knowledge and education are things we can control. Obviously some fields such as math and physics are beyond what many of us can absorb. This isn't a big deal in everyday life, so long as we recognize our limitations. Lecture done.[emoticon] Also. I've noticed your posts often pop up in the middle of threads, as if you've "reserved" a place but your post shows up hours later. How do you do that?[emoticon]

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wapiticountry wrote:

There are 92 posts why RVers don’t like RV parks....
Fun to read your response! Dealing with the public in any fashion is a challenge. FWIW, the recent "Peeves" thread seemed to mostly call out bad behavior by fellow campers, not so much complaints about the campgrounds.

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Where's Westernrvparkowner when we need him?


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shelby said: " I've noticed your posts often pop up in the middle of threads, as if you've "reserved" a place but your post shows up hours later. How do you do that?"

There is an obvious explanation for this! Many members falling between 85-115 are unaware of what is going on when this happens. Grit is not the only one utilizing this secret way of reserving his post spot.

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