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Cdntravelmom
post Jun 23 2014, 10:00 PM
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I'm a new member to this site but I think it provides a tremendous benefit to RV'ers. I plan on trying to review many parks we stay at. A very unfortunate situation incensed me to sign up and start reviewing. My review was rejected as we never actually stayed at the park. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me as the reason was because the owner dumped our reservations. I booked 2 sites for 8 nights in Feb for late July, early August. I paid the deposits. Last week the owner said she couldn't take us any longer. She told me her daughter overbooked and she was now reviewing her bookings. She said it was better than turning us away upon arrival!
Although I never had the opportunity to view this park in person, I believe the treatment I received should be allowed to be viewed by others. If I had read a review where a park didn't honour a reservation made and paid for then I wouldn't count on them honouring mine either. I would book ours and another families vacation time somewhere else. Too risky IMO.
We are now left without reservations over a long weekend. I just think it should not have been rejected as it's helpful. My rejection email had no way to reply so I thought I'd try here.
As a side note I'm a top reviewer on a popular hotel review site and not here to blast one park. I have a camping trip planned this weekend and was planning on reviewing it also. Due to the 6 month time limit on reviews I haven't been able to post any other ones yet.


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post Jul 12 2014, 09:46 PM
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Cdntravelmom,
This reminded me of a Seinfeld episode. Jerry Seinfeld was at a car rental and they didn't have a car although he made a reservation. He continued to explain to the clerk he did not believe the clerk understood what the word 'reservation' meant- obviously if they did, there would be a car in the lot for him to fulfill their commitment and part of the contract per the 'reservation.
The Merriam- Webster site defines reservation as ": an arrangement to have something (such as a room, table, or seat) held for your use at a later time" (2014, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reservation). Any camper would have complete sympathy for you as this is not a proper way of doing business at all! I would never return and let others know not to bother making a reservation as that park doesn't abide by the commitment of fulfilling their end of a reservation. Thankfully this site does have this forum and you can post the issue and the park here to save us the hassle of supporting lame business owners from making money off us.
IMHO, once you made the reservation and deposit they should hold that site number for you regardless of any reason! There is no reason they should keep the deposit if you don't show up, but can call and cancel your reservation unless the owner sold the park or it burned down! Thanks for joining and thanks for the posting!



QUOTE(Cdntravelmom @ Jun 24 2014, 12:00 AM) *

I'm a new member to this site but I think it provides a tremendous benefit to RV'ers. I plan on trying to review many parks we stay at. A very unfortunate situation incensed me to sign up and start reviewing. My review was rejected as we never actually stayed at the park. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me as the reason was because the owner dumped our reservations. I booked 2 sites for 8 nights in Feb for late July, early August. I paid the deposits. Last week the owner said she couldn't take us any longer. She told me her daughter overbooked and she was now reviewing her bookings. She said it was better than turning us away upon arrival!
Although I never had the opportunity to view this park in person, I believe the treatment I received should be allowed to be viewed by others. If I had read a review where a park didn't honour a reservation made and paid for then I wouldn't count on them honouring mine either. I would book ours and another families vacation time somewhere else. Too risky IMO.
We are now left without reservations over a long weekend. I just think it should not have been rejected as it's helpful. My rejection email had no way to reply so I thought I'd try here.
As a side note I'm a top reviewer on a popular hotel review site and not here to blast one park. I have a camping trip planned this weekend and was planning on reviewing it also. Due to the 6 month time limit on reviews I haven't been able to post any other ones yet.

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Cdntravelmom   Review Not Posted As We Didn't Visit Park   Jun 23 2014, 10:00 PM
dalsgal   I think what the owner did was fair. She gave you...   Jun 24 2014, 05:54 AM
John S.   I had Ocean Waves over book and they did not have ...   Jun 24 2014, 12:13 PM
Cdntravelmom   Yes, I totally understand mistakes happen. I don...   Jun 24 2014, 11:00 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Due to the 6 month time limit on reviews I haven...   Jun 24 2014, 11:38 PM
Texasrvers   I think the only restriction on posting a review ...   Jun 24 2014, 11:49 PM
kcmoedoe   The problem with such reviews is the reviewer is s...   Jun 25 2014, 07:48 AM
Denali   Very well put, kcmoedoe.   Jun 25 2014, 08:29 AM
jamarynn1   Well, we don't know what cdntravelmom's re...   Jun 26 2014, 09:34 PM
Texasrvers   A true review is not a complaint about one particu...   Jun 26 2014, 10:22 PM
kassielynn   I have to agree with you, you should be allowed to...   Jun 27 2014, 08:52 AM
Fred and Adele   Posting that the CG lost your reservation does not...   Jun 27 2014, 05:06 PM
docj   Posting that the CG lost your reservation does no...   Jun 27 2014, 05:22 PM
Cdntravelmom   Thanks Docj as this is what has happened to us. U...   Jul 1 2014, 12:27 PM
tiffinman   Reading some of these unbelievable posts about c/g...   Jul 1 2014, 12:42 PM
jamarynn1   I often wonder how fast they would find you a ...   Jul 1 2014, 09:04 PM
dalsgal   tiff, I have never made that type of mistake befor...   Jul 1 2014, 03:34 PM
mdcamping   I've read a few horror stories on the camping ...   Jul 1 2014, 08:23 PM
GaryWT   It is funny but the first review I read tonight st...   Jul 1 2014, 08:39 PM
Texasrvers   It is funny but the first review I read tonight s...   Jul 1 2014, 09:21 PM
Jerry S.   There was a "did not stay" review for th...   Jul 1 2014, 10:03 PM
Texasrvers   Doesn't this fall under describing "the ...   Jul 1 2014, 11:12 PM
tiffinman   tiff, I have never made that type of mistake befo...   Jul 2 2014, 02:35 AM
tiffinman   Doesn't this fall under describing "the...   Jul 2 2014, 03:20 AM
docj   Am I understanding this correctly....... someone ...   Jul 2 2014, 06:41 AM
tiffinman   docj.......I understand what your saying.... but ....   Jul 2 2014, 07:49 AM
wprigge   tiffinman, I have submitted a "did not stay t...   Jul 2 2014, 08:05 AM
tiffinman   wprigge..... I appreciate your good service to fel...   Jul 2 2014, 08:21 AM
Camping Mer   Cdntravelmom, This reminded me of a Seinfeld...   Jul 12 2014, 09:46 PM


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