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GaryWT
post Jul 20 2014, 10:51 PM
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So thankful that we all like different things in a campground. Stopped at a campground 2 years ago and loved it, great little KOA while we were traveling. Every time we talk about the trip which was a great trip, everyone talks about the KOA. I keep reading negative reviews about the place. Wifi not good, cable not good, site not good, road not good or whatever. Gives me hope that when we can make it back to the area, we will not have an issue getting in.
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MT woodworker
post Jul 26 2014, 02:04 PM
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We do almost all of our camping in Montana (home of the very first KOA) about 1/2 privately owned and 1/2 state or federal. Most of Eastern Montana in the summer is dry and hot, Western Montana has a lot more paved roads and trees. Each has it benefits and draw backs. What I don't get about the reviews is blaming something on the campground in the actual score given when it is not something they can change or fix, ie weather, other campers not following the rules, trains a mile away, gravel roads that they do not own, cable tv (a good portion of Montana does not even have cable tv available to them).

I would love to ask some reviewers if they ever leave the comfort of their RV or if they just sit in it and find negative things to write about. When did it become okay to break campground rules then write a bad review because you were told to quit breaking the rules or leave and admit to breaking those rules in your review? When did it become okay to claim to go "camping" but essentially never leave "home" with its comforts of recliners, tv's, wireless internet, and gripe and complain that they chose a campground that does not have all the things they need to have their comforts work? I do like to have a decent cell or wi-fi signal so I can check weather reports and I'll mention it in a post but it is not a part of my score for the campground unless they are charging me for it.

We have literally had a mid 60's couple get parked across the road from us at one campground as an early check in and ask to be moved to another site because they don't like kids while we were in the process of packing up to go back home for the week. They never even saw our kids, just their bikes getting loaded into our camper. I wonder what they would have wrote for a review if the campground would have told them no we won't move you as these people will be gone in the next 1/2 hour? I felt horrible for the extra work we created for the work camper by just being there. When did we become so overly sensitive that we can't tolerate anything outside of our own comfort zone for any length of time?

If I were to rate a park poorly, they would have to not clean the bathrooms or office, have unsafe water, electric or sewer hookups, have very rough pot holed roads and extremely un-level pads (more than 4" side to side), do no repairs or updates to facilities, have extremely poor customer service or have horribly high rates or lots of add on charges (I believe most KOA's in MT are verging on being over priced). Or if an emergency or problem arises no one representing the campground offers any type of assistance.

Like the OP said, I am glad we all view things differently, but I wish there was a way to make it fair for all involved.
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GaryWT   Thankful We Are All So Different   Jul 20 2014, 10:51 PM
nedmtnman   So thankful that we all like different things in ...   Jul 21 2014, 06:04 AM
RLM   Yeah, I sometimes wonder if I am in the same camp...   Jul 24 2014, 07:44 PM
Nolan   Last night my wife was looking for some campground...   Jul 21 2014, 08:01 AM
mdcamping   Last night my wife was looking for some campgroun...   Jul 21 2014, 08:09 PM
docj   You've identified a point that so many seem to...   Jul 21 2014, 09:42 AM
GaryWT   Yes, agree with much of what is said. I get a ful...   Jul 21 2014, 04:23 PM
nedmtnman   I too look at what the reviewer says. I used the s...   Jul 22 2014, 07:05 AM
Dutch_12078   We normally use the bath facilities in our coach, ...   Jul 22 2014, 07:33 AM
jamarynn1   If a park advertises that it has clean bathrooms, ...   Jul 22 2014, 02:12 PM
jimnina   We would have to agree with some of each reply in ...   Jul 22 2014, 06:56 PM
BoomerNY   When reading reviews, I also look at the overall a...   Jul 23 2014, 06:44 AM
docj   Example: we're at the KOA in Virginia Beach....   Jul 23 2014, 04:49 PM
BoomerNY   I cannot figure out why people blame CG's for...   Jul 24 2014, 07:10 AM
dalsgal   How about the review that complained that it was s...   Jul 23 2014, 07:34 PM
BoomerNY   How about the review that complained that it was ...   Jul 24 2014, 07:13 AM
docj   How about the review that complained that it was ...   Jul 24 2014, 08:32 AM
John S.   Yes reviews differ and I know I have marked down o...   Jul 25 2014, 02:30 PM
MT woodworker   We do almost all of our camping in Montana (home o...   Jul 26 2014, 02:04 PM
dalsgal   I would love to ask some reviewers if they ever l...   Jul 26 2014, 06:25 PM
docj   I'm sure I will get a bad review from some fo...   Jul 26 2014, 06:33 PM
Hutch333id   I'm sure I will get a bad review from some fo...   Jul 27 2014, 12:05 AM
dalsgal   Sorry, double posting here   Jul 26 2014, 06:26 PM
tiffinman   I'm surprised you just didn't call the pol...   Jul 26 2014, 06:41 PM
dalsgal   The sheriff's department here is a joke. The ...   Jul 26 2014, 06:55 PM
dalsgal   I wanted to update you folks. The rule breakers f...   Jul 27 2014, 11:27 AM
jobob   I wanted to update you folks. The rule breakers ...   Jul 27 2014, 11:48 AM
mdcamping   Don't be surprised if you have many, many bad...   Jul 27 2014, 01:49 PM
dalsgal   The parents travel in their RV for jobs and they h...   Jul 27 2014, 02:25 PM
jimnina   dalsgal :( Sorry for your turmoil with THOSE camp...   Aug 2 2014, 01:06 PM
GaryWT   So sorry for owners who never know what type of ca...   Aug 4 2014, 06:53 AM
MelBtraveln   After breaking my knee cap and having surgery last...   Aug 6 2014, 05:55 PM
Lindsay Richards   Join Passport America and Good Sam, Look into gett...   Aug 6 2014, 06:06 PM
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