We pulled into a campground in Ruidoso NM last night and noticed a sign on the door, saying "If you're rude, go away", or something to that effect. When the owner quoted the price, I mentioned the half-off club price to which he commented "those spots are already taken". So I chuckled and said "that's what they all say". I WAS laughing and trying to appeal to his humorous side, but I guess not. He handed back my registration slip. saying "You can't stay here, not going to put up with this". So we left.
Now I'm not a novice at this club thing. I see it as another way to market one's business, but I do get tired of them having an excuse for why it doesn't apply to you or I in too many instances. Once they have you on-site, who is going to leave? I think we should all understand what this marketing approach is all about and not expect too much.
The campground is the Bonito Sundance RV Park in Ruidoso NM.