Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > RV Events & Gatherings
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
ctcamper's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 887
Syracuse rally. First and possibly my last GoodSam rally

Preregistered and they parked me roadside across from the fairgrounds next to a public road. No sleep so far due to excessive traffic noise. There is less noise in a Flying J than here. I have an elderly person with me and it is harder for her than me. I paid the extra to come in early so I wouldn't have to end up in a situation like this. I was told tough luck so far by one person. At this point in time I am debating if I should leave. I may have to. After they refused to accommodate me earlier I went over and talked with the lady in registration and I hope she can get me moved. She said she would talk with the man in charge and see if she can get me moved. I am very disappointed and upset at this time. I understand they do have some rain issues and some areas of soft ground but this is no fun at all. I have never been treated this way in my FMCA rallies. I figured I would give good sam a try but if this is how things are run I will never return to another GS rally.
__________________

__________________
2011 Allegro 32CA \ 2013 CRV toad
Previous:2007 Winnebago Class C
99' Winnebago Adventurer /Towables
ctcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
Sure take some of the air out of my sail. We are arriving tomorrow.........
__________________

__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
Should have asked:
Did they take care of you?
Are they parking on the asphalt or grass?

Thank you.
__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 713
Went to my first and only one many years ago. Parkers were about to get into a fight, told me in no uncertain terms to get my car unhooked and as I was parking in my spot the first words out of my new neighbor were you aren't going to run that generator all night are you and that was only in the first hour. It went down hill from there. Can't believe how important it was to get a "free" ice cream bar.

Don G.
__________________
Grimesy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Pond Piggies Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,267
Blog Entries: 1
That's just unacceptable & leaves you with a bad experience. I hope they can move you. FWIW, the GS rally we attended in Louisville KY 2010 was great. No parking issues - of course we were on stadium's asphalt parking lot & had to take shuttles to get to the venues, but the shuttles ran every few minutes.

Lori-
__________________
Lori & Dave - FMA #3415 | FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2006 Fleetwood Bounder 36Z & 2014 Honda CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
ctcamper's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 887
The man this morning told me his supervisor said they can't just go moving coaches around, and then he said it's my tough luck. This was before any more coaches arrived. I had asked about the traffic noise last night, when they were parking me and they told me it quiets down at 10 pm. It did not. Loud at 3am loud at 5 am loud at 11 pm. After talking with him I went to registration and the woman told me she would have the man in charge call me back. They never even gave me the courtesy of a call back.
__________________
2011 Allegro 32CA \ 2013 CRV toad
Previous:2007 Winnebago Class C
99' Winnebago Adventurer /Towables
ctcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
ctcamper's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 887
I called customer service located in Denver, they said they will email a coordinator at the rally here. They could have fixed this this morning when I asked to be moved two rows over --- before anyone came in.
__________________
2011 Allegro 32CA \ 2013 CRV toad
Previous:2007 Winnebago Class C
99' Winnebago Adventurer /Towables
ctcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
krivanj's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Posts: 639
If you are registered at RV.net, you can post a question on the forums that goes right to Marcus L, President of Good Sam. He is pretty responsive... Look in the changing forums box
__________________
Revolution LE 38X C9 Cat
2011 Scion TC toad
1985 KLR 600 as a backup...
krivanj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ditto's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 592
I pulled in today...as I was getting set up, I noticed it was not my generator I heard running but one of good SAMs! They are using them to provide power in many areas of the park...I immediately asked to be moved...no way DW would sleep with that noise! The parker guy was not happy...moved me two rows back...guess I was lucky,I offered to move closer to the road!
__________________
2018 Entegra Anthem 44A
16 RAM,
Bailey our Boston Terrier
ditto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
They sent us to the mall as the water is rising on the generators.
__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
OK from the sounds of it everyone got sent to the mall.... the people at the mall went.. what is happening?
I need a 12v DC TV..... we made the news....

.....sigh.....
__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Pond Piggies Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 22,267
Blog Entries: 1
How much rain ya got?

Didn't have to move, but at last year's FMCA, they had to shut off the power for several hours because the parking lot we were in got flooded from a rainstorm. They had the coaches plugged into distribution boxes set on top of wood blocks & the water was about to reach the sockets.

Lori-
__________________
Lori & Dave - FMA #3415 | FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2006 Fleetwood Bounder 36Z & 2014 Honda CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
Not raining that bad. I guess like all fair grounds around this area, they are in a low area.
We got to have 6 areas that hold roughly 800 cars or better full of campers. Scuttlebutt has it that they are going to throw us out of here.... I wonder if it will be the police from the gates to the fair grounds.

Counted spots in our area.
__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
Ctcamper how are you making out? I heard they were towing people out.
__________________

__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rally



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.