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post Dec 9 2012, 10:47 AM
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We have stayed at this campground at least 12 times. When we were thinking about buying an RV we rented one and went here. After 48 states, it is still one of our favorites. It is also a Passport America campground and that is a real plus. We both love the place. It is an hour away from our house. It was taken over by a national corporate campground company which made some changes and then went bust. The family now has taken it back and we love it again. It has 400 wooded sites. We know the employees and just call for a reservation. There was a line of long term campers in one of the side by side entrances. We had paid online and they waved us through. They opened the long bar (like at a train crossing, they have one for each lane). I drove through and as I did the bar from the other lane came down and hit my awning assembly at the top side of the coach and broke off. I drove through and stopped and went back to help. The employees said not to worry, he would get it fixed. We went to our site and set up the electrical and water and went back to go to lunch (only 10 minutes later). Somebody was reattaching the bar (14 feet long). It was bulky and I offered to help. He said, “Are you the stupid M****r F****r who broke this.” I explained I was in the other lane and it came down into my lane and hit my coach (it was about a foot too long). You could tell it had been knocked down many time before as it was all buggered up. He was fixing it with a leather man tool and messing up the threads. I told him I had wrenches in my truck and would help. He got abusive again. A short argument ensued until my wife told me to leave. I told the employee friend that you handyman has a foul mouth. He replied that he was the manager of the park.

My question is; What do? I am not going to let this one jerk spoil our good times in the future. Do I write it up and give them a low score or forget it?

Lindsay Richards
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post Dec 9 2012, 11:52 AM
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I am not saying the manager was right to treat you like he did, but sometimes it is hard to know what has led up to such an inappropriate outburst. If the arm had been broken off many times before, this could have been the “straw” that set him off. Or maybe it was brought on by an unrelated incident.

Whatever the reason I think a big factor is whether or not he acts like this all the time. If this was just an isolated incident where he just got fed up and lost his temper (who hasn’t done this), I can see that he might deserve a little leniency (especially if he apologizes later, which apparently he did not). The problem is you may not have the opportunity to see if this is his usual behavior or not, so if you really like the place, I would mention the incident in the review (but not give a detailed account), and maybe lower the rating a little. I would also report the incident to the owner so that if this is an on-going behavior, he will be aware of it.
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Lindsay Richards   Abusive Campground Employee   Dec 9 2012, 10:47 AM
Tom   I would like to say to give the park (and "ma...   Dec 9 2012, 11:03 AM
FosterImposters   I agree with Tom. Because of your long standing ...   Dec 9 2012, 11:47 AM
Denali   ...My question is; What do? I am not going to let ...   Dec 9 2012, 11:48 AM
Texasrvers   I am not saying the manager was right to treat you...   Dec 9 2012, 11:52 AM
mdcamping   Yeah I agree with everyone else, say something to ...   Dec 9 2012, 12:25 PM
Lindsay Richards   I told him at the time that he shouldn't talk ...   Dec 9 2012, 07:39 PM
Wink   I told him at the time that he shouldn't talk...   Dec 10 2012, 08:44 AM
campergal   I agree with all that is being said here - we have...   Dec 13 2012, 10:31 AM
Lindsay Richards   Campergal, I agree, but in my case, I was in the l...   Dec 13 2012, 11:09 AM
pianotuna   Hi, I wonder why gate bars are necessary? I have ...   Dec 13 2012, 01:16 PM
John Blue   Years ago I broke down the gate arm (wood) due to ...   Dec 13 2012, 04:31 PM
Tom   "Hi, I wonder why gate bars are necessary? I ...   Dec 13 2012, 04:37 PM
jan-n-john   Considering that it was the CG's fault for an ...   Dec 13 2012, 10:13 PM
dog bone   Gates are like locked doors. They are there to kee...   Dec 14 2012, 12:16 PM
Lindsay Richards   The two gates on the incoming lane are basically f...   Dec 15 2012, 04:19 PM
Fred and Adele   Ask the abusive employee if you get a discount if ...   Dec 21 2012, 01:45 AM

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