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post May 4 2010, 10:46 AM
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With Direct TV (and I assume others) satellite set up for motorhomes, one of the first questions I ask when reserving a spot is "can I get satellite reception from that space?" Just yesterday, I checked into a very nice campground (Lassen KOA, Northern Ca.) and the manager didn't really know. They were nice enough to let me walk around and pick my spot as they weren't crowded at all. I found a perfect spot that got me Direct TV HD.

It would be nice to see an area in the review for what space # one camped in and do they use satellite for TV. If they do, were they able to get reception. Just a thought. Regards, Steve
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post May 5 2010, 06:48 PM
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This brings up an issue that I, as a customer of the site, think is worthy of consideration by the administrators. That being an update of the Accommodation /Hook-Up feature of CG reviews.

The present list is good for a general overview of a campground, but I personally think it is outdated. Even if the written portion of the review was excellent, I might still question whether a Travel Trailer owner really paid much attention to the fact that the C/G was in fact… Big Rig Friendly. A Pull-Thru site doesn’t mean that the 40 foot MH with tow vehicle can fit into it.

I have some suggestions for expanding the campground data. Perhaps there are others who can add to these.
 Pull Thru Sites - How long and how wide??
 Big Rig Access - It’s not just size, but also maneuverability.
 Shade Trees – Needs to be clarified. None/Light/Heavy
 Family Friendly – What does that mean?
 Wireless Internet – Again it needs clarification. None/Weak/Strong
 Cable TV – How many channels??
 Satellite reception - None/Weak/Strong

Some things on the list are less valuable information. Telephone and Modem hook ups are two of those. Wi-Fi is 21st century. The other two are antiquated. I am wondering what campgrounds have a restriction on Pets. Perhaps that is useless info. Pet friendly would be more appropriate. If there is a pool, then there is access to it. Yes?

Perhaps it would be helpful to others who considering staying at a particular C/G if there was a fill in the blank for “other amenities.” Hot tubs, club house, suffle board, horseshoes, pet area, breakfast buffet, golf nearby, etc. etc would make me want to consider the RV park as a place to stay.

For the C/G owners who are reading this, I would respectfully suggest that a rare negative check box on cleaniness of your bathrooms isn't as important as what other amenities you provide. I would also suggest that what would be absolutely more important to your customers is a check box for rating customer service. I would pay more for good service that than anything else you have to offer.

Some of these suggested changes, and I absolutely am not trying to run the site, might be worth considering. If for no other reason than to reduce the length of a review or to moderate the complaints about bad reviews.
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switz   For Admins: Add Area In Review For Satellite Reception   May 4 2010, 10:46 AM
dalsgal   That would be a benefit to us managers also. Sinc...   May 4 2010, 03:04 PM
RLM   This brings up an issue that I, as a customer of t...   May 5 2010, 06:48 PM
Texasrvers   RLM, It's interesting that you bring this up ...   May 5 2010, 07:54 PM
Jerry S.   I have to side with most of what TX said. Not onl...   May 5 2010, 10:38 PM
John Blue   As TX said we have been work hard to review all it...   May 6 2010, 01:45 PM
pianotuna   Hi, Perhaps do a poll and see how many satellite ...   May 6 2010, 09:11 PM
RLM   I am also a Webmaster. If I had to spend time tryi...   May 7 2010, 08:38 PM
DXSMac   Above all else, the change I would most like to s...   May 7 2010, 09:33 PM
Texasrvers   RLM, You have made some good suggestions and your...   May 7 2010, 10:54 PM
Nolan   What about a place where a person has to add their...   May 9 2010, 12:06 PM
DXSMac   What about a place where a person has to add thei...   May 9 2010, 04:15 PM
Texasrvers   There have been discussions in the past about whet...   May 9 2010, 05:26 PM
TXBobcat   I like this thread. What frustrates me is someone ...   May 9 2010, 11:41 PM
Texasrvers   What frustrates me is someone reviewing a park an...   May 10 2010, 03:13 PM
Denali   ...I found out this was not useable in the comment...   May 10 2010, 05:33 PM
rgatijnet   My reviews all reflect MY OPINION of a campground,...   May 10 2010, 09:07 AM
DXSMac   I forgot who said it, but it still cracks me u...   May 10 2010, 03:37 PM

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