Originally Posted by Road-King
When I think of KOA, my first thought is their expensive fees, tight sites with row after row of RV's, no shade trees anywhere and screaming kids running through the campground. Not that I have a problem with kid's, it's just I've done my Daddy duties. I'm sure it's not that way in all KOA's, but that is my impression of them. I have the same impressions of Jellystone parks.
The only time we will stay in a KOA is one or two night stops en-route to somewhere else.
We've stayed at KOA's like that, and we've stayed at many great KOA's with large sites, shade trees, private patios etc etc. One of the things we really like about the KOA system is that there is always a manager on site who will listen to complaints and problems, and will try to resolve them there and then. KOA's live and die by their Presidents and Founders Awards. A few bad evaluations can lose them an award, and multiple years without an award can cost them the franchise. Then there is their refund policy: Cancel in the first hour and get a full, no questions asked refund. Booked multiple nights and want to leave early? Unused nights refunded on the spot. We've given KOA so much business that we are now Platinum VIP members and get additional discounts and earn points for free nights. When we're setting up a trip, the first reference is the KOA Directory.
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