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dodge guy
post Oct 28 2013, 06:37 AM
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QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 27 2013, 07:54 PM) *

OK, here are some for you. These reviews are exactly how we received them.

“dont know what your all talking about your probably mad about something but this was a great campground. family friendly and with great clean restrooms. don't listen to these people because the camping experience was fenominal best trip ever and there is shade in tent sites and there are pullthroughs i saw them when i talked to the owner. who was a very nice man”

“Side by side hook ups way to close together WiFI was tengo but was not working tree seemed to block the signal staff friendly and took you to the sites probably because there was no clear its just field with hookups"

“i red your rewiews about the resort and went anyway. me and my wife had a wonderful time there. the people were very friendly . it was paradise. its what your looking for. camped by the river and it was great! you and nature”
Then we also get reviews like the following that give no useful information for other travelers.

“A great little surprise on our trip north, stayed 2 nights, will come again when in the area.”

“Very good RV park”

“I enjoyed it very much”

“AVOID"
At the opposite end of the scale are these:

“I am sharing a letter below that we had to write to the campground's Manager. We also sent a copy to the corporate office. We found their address online, however, they never contact us. We were promised by the manger to get 1/2 our money back, but did not receive all of it (it was short $20). We finally gave up trying to contact the manager. Letter to the Manager: We stayed at the [name removed] Campground on the above-referenced dates and endured many problems during our stay. Minutes before we packed up to leave the campground, you advised that a follow up would be made with us regarding these matters. We have not heard from you to date. This letter is to summarize the problems we had so that we can come to a resolution. Attached are copies of the three confirmations we received after making our reservation (electric and water sites). Note: each confirmation has a different price on it. When we contacted your facility to question the prices, we were told that the campground closed in 10 minutes. When I notified the person from your office that my friend would be calling immediately to resolve this issue, he stated he would pick up the phone and said not to worry he will be by the phone. But when my friend called back, nobody answered the phone and we had to wait until the next day for a resolution. We arrived at your campground Friday afternoon. The line to get into the park was so disorganized. Some of the vehicles in our group received car tags, park information, garbage bags, etc. and others did not. That night started the long weekend of no electricity. We have never been to a campground that offered 1 electricity pole for 4 camping vehicles. We paid for the site with electricity (which we believed was expensive to begin with) and should have had our own pole. I understand that it was a holiday weekend, but even your workers stated that this issue happens constantly through the camping season and that the campground was overbooked. One of your maintenance workers attempted to resolve this issue by taking an extension cord and running one of the camping vehicles electricity to another pole. This only worked for a few hours and we continued to be without electricity until the last night of camping. The campsite next to us started having the same problems. So the same maintenance person on your staff decided to run their electricity to our pole knowing very well we were already having the same issue. We were just getting back from the pool when we noticed we were without power yet again and our dogs had been in our camper without air conditioning. It was at least 100 degrees in our camper. This disturbed me more than anything along with the fact that we could not use our fridge and spent an incredible amount of money to purchase ice in order to keep our food cold. This was all on top of the disgustingly dirty shower rooms, campers blowing off fireworks, golf carts that drove too fast, extremely loud neighbors till at least 2 a.m. and the fact that when we first talked to you you were a security guard then the next time we talked to you you were thee general manager. You admitted doing this and stated the reason was to control certain calls. It was very apparent that rules listed on our website are not enforced by your campground. We tried to contact you on multiple occasions and even left our cell phone numbers. On one visit to the office, we were told that you were not in the park then heard your voice over the radio speaking to a female campground worker. It is really disappointing that we are having to contact you for resolution to these matters. It is astonishing that you knew of all these problems but choose to ignore them. We will not be camping at your campground again and do not wish to receive a credit to do so. At this time, we would like a refund of at least 50%.”
“my first introduction to the park was coming around the blind corner of south [name removed] and finding a 12'3" railroad underpass. see, i was looking for any port in a storm; i had planned to stay overnight at any walmart i could find since i would be leaving early the next day and i wasn't going to stay overnight in the motorhome anyway--i was meeting my wife in one of the downtown hotels (long story). anyway, screech. had to stop the motorhome--pulling a toad, of course--in the middle of the street while i called the cops to block traffic so i could unhook the cr-v and extricate myself from the position i had put myself in. longer story short, they never showed up and i had to do it without any assistance--unhook the toad, drive it to a side street, back the motorhome around a blind corner hoping no one was going to hit me in the process. it all worked out. so i get to the park well after closing, find an empty site from the list they post for the after-hours arrivals like me, and navigate myself down airstream drive to the site--which was the only pull-through left. the first thing you notice is how tight all the turns are. that's also the second and third thing you notice, too. the site was ok--gravel but level, narrow but wide enough, trees not cut back very much but just enough to barely scrape the top of the coach, and water pressure way too high but manageable with a pressure reducer. i hooked up as quickly as i could and went to meet my wife in town. got back the next morning and began securing for the short ride home--we live only about 35 miles northwest of [name removed]. the site i had chosen looked pretty good on paper--but i wasn't parked on a paper site. the turn out of the site was tight. we have a 34' FRED--i'm not sure a 40' coach would be able to make the turn but would have to back out instead. interesting idea, backing ut of a pull-through site. for a brief moment i suspected i was going to have to unhook the cr-v again to back up. anyhow, just made the turn and headed for the office to pay up. they take passport america so i got half off. nice people in the office. i didn't use any of the facilities during my stay--including my own motorhome. i would probably stay there again if i had a reason to--but i can't for the life of me think what it would be. they key ideas here are that the sites are pretty close together and the streets are narrow with some very sharp curves; don't take [name removed] street unless you have a short rv--or really want one; and make sure you have your own water pressure reducer--because they charge $17 for the one you can buy at walmart for $5.”
Are any of these the type of reviews you want to see on this site? I’ll bet you didn’t even try to read all the way through those long ones, and neither will anyone else.

We are strict with our guidelines for a reason--it makes our reviews readable, and therefore, useful. I would like nothing better than to post reviews just like they come in. That would be less work for all of us, but if we posted reviews like the previous examples we would not be providing a very good service to our members.


There is a difference between the type of editing your talking about, and the type of editing that has gone on recently where someone has not excepted a negative post.
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post Oct 28 2013, 07:05 AM
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I doubt very seriously that the admins ever go in and change a review. How about showing us a review or two to support your claim that they have falsified someone's review?
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post Oct 28 2013, 07:57 AM
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In rereading all the posts here it seems only Dodge Guy with a whole 24 posts is the only one with a problem and all of us seem to be the problem.


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post Oct 28 2013, 08:29 AM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 28 2013, 08:37 AM) *

There is a difference between the type of editing your talking about, and the type of editing that has gone on recently where someone has not excepted a negative post.


If they have not "excepted" a negative review, then it would be posted. If they have not "accepted" a negative review, then it would not be posted.

Sound like Texasrvers's point has been accepted without exception.
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post Oct 28 2013, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 27 2013, 11:34 PM) *

Completely missing the point!

I`m done

I agree, the reviews should be posted exactly as they are submitted. Using the examples provided by texasrvers I would be able to avoid several parks where the customers are obviously illiterate idiots. Who wants a neighbor who couldn't pass a 3rd grade English class? biggrin.gif
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post Oct 28 2013, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE(kcmoedoe @ Oct 28 2013, 10:57 AM) *

I agree, the reviews should be posted exactly as they are submitted. Using the examples provided by texasrvers I would be able to avoid several parks where the customers are obviously illiterate idiots. Who wants a neighbor who couldn't pass a 3rd grade English class? biggrin.gif


Some of these "neighbors" could be at any park. It would be better to focus on the review of the park and not the reviewer. When I look for information on a park I want to know information on the facilities, amenities, and services provided. That can include complaints about conditions and services, but not to the exclusion of what else is at the park in the first place.
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post Oct 28 2013, 04:50 PM
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Real simple solution to this issue, you don't like that way this site runs, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! Did I make that clear enough? I for one think the way it is run and handled is exactly how I like it. Clear and pointed reviews written so I can understand, and if someone had a problem with a manager/owner or any employee at the campground, Oh well. State in your review you felt management was not friendly, or hard to deal with or whatever, but I don't care what the cause was, in your opinion. As with this forum I see some attitudes that would make me if I was a manager of a campground shake my head and wonder what is wrong with that guy. You have every right to vote with your feet, go somewhere else. Of course this is my opinion and I'm sticking with it. To the management of this site, Thank You for all the hard work you put in and your doing an outstanding job.
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post Oct 29 2013, 06:33 AM
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QUOTE(HappiestCamper @ Oct 28 2013, 09:29 AM) *

If they have not "excepted" a negative review, then it would be posted. If they have not "accepted" a negative review, then it would not be posted.

Sound like Texasrvers's point has been accepted without exception.


OH good, you were able to pick up on it. sometimes a word slips through which to me is no big deal! when the whole post is as posted above, I think we as members, reviewers and visitors are able to figure out which posts are a joke.

As far as giving examples, I can`t because they have been edited or not posted!
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post Oct 29 2013, 06:47 AM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 29 2013, 07:33 AM) *


As far as giving examples, I can`t because they have been edited or not posted!


You seem to be the only one that has a problem with that. I, for one, am very thankful that they don't post some of what they receive. Posts written by someone that never saw a spelling or grammar book, people that are obviously being vindictive, and people that rant over something that no one else has a problem with in all their postings.
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post Oct 30 2013, 09:36 AM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 29 2013, 08:33 AM) *

OH good, you were able to pick up on it. sometimes a word slips through which to me is no big deal! when the whole post is as posted above, I think we as members, reviewers and visitors are able to figure out which posts are a joke.

As far as giving examples, I can`t because they have been edited or not posted!


So why, on another forum, did you complain that they gave you a story that your spelling wasn't so good, and you said you considered yourself an excellent speller?
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post Oct 30 2013, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(HappiestCamper @ Oct 30 2013, 10:36 AM) *

So why, on another forum, did you complain that they gave you a story that your spelling wasn't so good, and you said you considered yourself an excellent speller?


Because I spell checked even after I proof read it. and they still gave me a story. I don`t know why it`s so hard to see. I have no real problem with it, but just tell me the truth instead of giving me a story about something I know better of!
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post Oct 30 2013, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 30 2013, 01:15 PM) *

Because I spell checked even after I proof read it. and they still gave me a story. I don`t know why it`s so hard to see. I have no real problem with it, but just tell me the truth instead of giving me a story about something I know better of!

Just to throw some gas onto the flames.......traditionally a new sentence starts with a capitalized letter on the first word and generally sentences don't start with "and" or "because". Proof reading and the use of a spell checker doesn't always appear to work either.

I for one, am pleased to see the Admins do their due diligence, checking submissions and making slight corrections where necessary or sending them back to the author for a re-write.


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post Oct 30 2013, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 26 2013, 08:35 PM) *

Yes, but something has changed in the past 6 months or so, and there are alot of us that have noticed! Yes the rules are always there, but sometimes they are followed and still no posted review shows up. I hope this isn't a sign of the future. I like to read unedited reviews even if they are a year old because it shows te background of a campground. There are campgrounds that continuously have the same complaint over a couple of years. If it is going to be a trend i want me to be the one to decide. Not someone who doesn't know what i am looking for.


Dodge guy, you seem to be one of the very few who have a problem with this site, so I will reiterate another post that there are many sites providing reviews, so chose another one. If you do, you will find websites that are lacking the amount of campgrounds of this site, and the number of reviews per site.

Do some checking: check the listings for national parks, do they list each campground in the park seperatly, or are they all lumped together? This site has taken the time to break them all out, and they will be working on the state parks some time in the future.
Does the website haves hidden agenda? I checked one large site, and most of the RV parks with reviews were Good Sam parks. Nothing against good Sam, but the reviews were skewed to them.
Check to see if they list small park as well as the more visited ones?

My point is, this is by far the best location to find campground and RV park information with the best search tool and the most comprehensive reviews you will find. If a few reviews get rejected due to certain issues, its just to keep the quality of this site high. The review can always be edited and re-submitted to meet the requirements.


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post Oct 31 2013, 06:18 AM
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QUOTE(dodge guy @ Oct 30 2013, 03:15 PM) *

Because I spell checked even after I proof read it. and they still gave me a story. I don`t know why it`s so hard to see. I have no real problem with it, but just tell me the truth instead of giving me a story about something I know better of!


Eye can sea, and eye here what ewe our saying. Eye put this threw spell Czech, and know errors.
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QUOTE(HappiestCamper @ Oct 31 2013, 07:18 AM) *

Eye can sea, and eye here what ewe our saying. Eye put this threw spell Czech, and know errors.

Aye can't stop laughing at this won laugh.gif
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