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chloe
post Mar 7 2006, 03:14 PM
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Recently had a bad vacation experience. Reserved 12 days at Encore's Pioneer Village in Fort Myers in early Jan. for Feb.12-24. We also prepaid. This was all done by phone through Encore central reservations. We drove 1400 miles from Toronto. When we arrived we were told that they had overbooked and had no sites. They claimed that Encore just keeps taking reservations and has no idea when park is full. This is hard to believe. They also offered no compensation because as they put it "you do have your RV to sleep in." I'm sure that everyone knows how difficult it is to find a place in Florida in Feb. After calling over 20 parks we found a spot in Lakeland, but we spent 5 days of our vacation moving from day to day until we found it.
We have stayed in Encore parks before with no problems, but when you have a problem you really find out a lot about an organization. In this case Encore and Pioneer rate a big fat 0.
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post Jan 16 2012, 12:37 PM
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We are in Winter Quarters Pasco now for over a year, and will soon be moving to a new location.
Management has changed many times.
There is NO security and police are here almost daily.
There is large scale theft at this location.
The snow birds are nasty people that hate children and are quick to tell the kids to leave the pool area and buildings.
The management is very hostile towards any young families, and bigoted against minorities.
There is a Jewish family in the park that is always being discriminated by mangement and always being emotionally attacked.
African American families are not allowed, and are turned away.
Spanish descent people are not encouraged to stay.
Only white Snow birds are welcome here and it shows in everything that goes on.
Activities are only allowed for 6 months and if you are not a white snow bird over the age of 65 you are not welcome.
Hate is promoted and encouraged at all the Encore parks we have been at.
Beware you have been told.
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post Jan 16 2012, 04:09 PM
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We are in Winter Quarters Pasco now for over a year, and will soon be moving to a new location.
Management has changed many times.
There is NO security and police are here almost daily.
There is large scale theft at this location.
The snow birds are nasty people that hate children and are quick to tell the kids to leave the pool area and buildings.
The management is very hostile towards any young families, and bigoted against minorities.
There is a Jewish family in the park that is always being discriminated by mangement and always being emotionally attacked.
African American families are not allowed, and are turned away.
Spanish descent people are not encouraged to stay.
Only white Snow birds are welcome here and it shows in everything that goes on.
Activities are only allowed for 6 months and if you are not a white snow bird over the age of 65 you are not welcome.
Hate is promoted and encouraged at all the Encore parks we have been at.
Beware you have been told.

Gee, doesn't sound America, is an American place isn't it ? what I don't understand how come with so much discrimination people are still going there ?
With respect to your last sentence, I can't agree with you at all, I am Wintering in an Encore RV Park, Crystal River and as fare as I understand there is no discriminations versus black, white or Canadians or ???? As a mater of fact there are a couple of trailers belonging to people with a very low income and notwithstanding that they cannot participate when we have potluck they are always welcomed to the party.
I have to admit that at the times the management is strict with not behaving children or too noisy people but like you mentioned, if the camp is mainly occupied by snowbirds , the snow birds are mostly retired people and they don’t appreciate too much commotion and being the majority it means that they are the one who’s providing more income and if this is the case, the management must behave in accordance to where the money come from !!!!!
I wish to give you an example that happened last year during a week-end when all young people with family come here to spend a couple of days, well one Monday morning they found pieces of meat and some excrement in the Swimming pool and the management had to empty all swimming pool clean it, refill it and since we got hot water, to heat up every thing in order that the resident would be able to use it again.
I cannot judge what happens in your place but honestly I cannot generalise that all Encore resorts are mismanaged.
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kthorn   Beware Of Encore Park Reservations   Mar 7 2006, 03:14 PM
Big Ben   We are staying at an Encore park in Punta Gorda. T...   Mar 7 2006, 04:13 PM
John Blue   I would like to add that Encore parks are now the ...   Mar 7 2006, 10:09 PM
Not a very Happy Camper   I like to find out if anyone has made a reservatio...   Oct 4 2013, 07:48 PM
mdcamping   I like to find out if anyone has made a reservati...   Oct 5 2013, 08:57 AM
hominy   I had the same experience as kthorn. I will never...   Mar 15 2006, 04:42 PM
Team Tonto   We just recently stayed at an Encore Park in Kissi...   Mar 20 2006, 07:15 AM
Sandpiper   I've just joined this forum, but Ijust have to...   Apr 16 2006, 04:03 PM
misspip   Thank you for the input. We visited a few Encores ...   Jun 15 2006, 08:06 AM
Sue   We had an odd experience with Encore. I emailed th...   Jul 31 2006, 04:32 PM
John Blue   Sue, We have been to Royal Coachman one time, fir...   Jul 31 2006, 08:00 PM
Galli   Interesting subject and fortunately I was never in...   Oct 30 2006, 11:44 PM
jmo   What a shame. We were very impressed with our stay...   Oct 31 2006, 11:35 AM
Beastdriver   Galli: Some years ago, I was thinking about filin...   Oct 31 2006, 11:55 AM
Galli   Galli: Some years ago, I was thinking about fili...   Oct 31 2006, 02:16 PM
RVRetirees   I would absolutely not recommend staying at any En...   Jul 20 2007, 02:56 PM
Galli   I would absolutely not recommend staying at any E...   Jul 20 2007, 04:24 PM
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dfsipc12   We are in Winter Quarters Pasco now for over a yea...   Jan 16 2012, 12:37 PM
Galli   We are in Winter Quarters Pasco now for over a ye...   Jan 16 2012, 04:09 PM
kcmoedoe   We are in Winter Quarters Pasco now for over a ye...   Jan 16 2012, 07:24 PM
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kcmoedoe   I think everyone in an Encore RV Park should not ...   Jul 11 2012, 10:37 AM
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