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Old 06-26-2011, 04:33 PM   #15
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Agree with everything except what I bolded. Consider this, if you and your neighbor went together to the same RV Park and on your return you each wrote a review for that park both reviews would be accepted. So what would prevent you from going to your neighbors house and writing a second review. Or having an employee(s) write a review(s). The only reason I mention this in the first place is I was reading the reviews of a park and right after a poor review was an excellent review written like an advertisement you would see on the website which gave me cause to pause. But for the most part I think the reviews are accurate.

The way rvparkreviewes.com limits responses to one per park per computer is very simple. Every review is "tagged" with the sending computer's IP Address. Their website is set up to reject more than one review from the same computer for the same park. You would need multiple computers / IP Addresses to rig the reviews, and yes some parks have figured out how to " work around " the system by using multiple computers.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:35 PM   #16
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None better than rvparkreviews.com. We'll use that and then use Google Earth to take a look at what the park and surroundings look like.

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Old 06-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #17
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I use the campground reviews on this web site IRV2 I especially look for the photos that campers add to the reviews. I also use the rvparkreview site. Both sites are authored by actual users of the campgrounds and not influenced by financial interests like trailer life and woodalls. I pay attention to the rv used by the author someone who uses a tent or tent camper may not be looking for the same things in a campground that someone with a 40 ft motorhome needs. Then I go to the campground web site and look at the photo gallery and try to make a determination.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #18
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I have used this website Campgrounds section a couple of times but not many use it so not many ratings and a lot of them are several years old. How about all users of the IRV2 forms make a effort to rate campgrounds here!

The Campgrounds section can be found under the header photo.. it is called Campgrounds :-)

While not a website, I use the Trailer Life Navigator to plan trips and to look at information about campgrounds.
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Also those who enter reviews should be encouraged to add photos of the campground
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:23 AM   #20
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rvcampground review is really good.

I use the woodalls or trailer life directory only as an approximate guide.
I remember one place that was tops on the good sam listing and it had hard lemonade and beer caps all over, tons of seasonals that were in various states of disrepair, and the power lines were on the ground... kind of a scary place. It had been purchased recently by a young man and I think he was using it as more of a party spot than a place of business.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:47 AM   #21
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My vote is also for RVParkReviews.com and we pretty much ignore our Trailerlife and Woodalls directories. They quite simply are partial to commercial CG's and negative towards public CG's.

I have given multiple reviews for the same CG on RVParkReviews.com, there is a time limit between reviews. For us it would be a year or so and we have been in parks that have made major changes in that time frame. It also gives a count of the number of reviews posted by the reviewer. So if it is a low number, then it could be the owner or a competing CG.

The other thing for us, is that it also classifies the reviewers RV type. MH, 5th, etc. So I can look for reviews by other MH and 5ths which seem to be the choice of FT'ers who usually don't care about the bath houses, pools and that sort of stuff.

Another great feature of the site is that you can lookup one park and see other parks nearby. It also lists nearby cities / towns which is a nice feature.
None better in our opinion.

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We feel RV Park Reviews is the best solution. As stated, the sum of the reviews is a great indicator of your potential experience.

To make it work though, each of us need to leave a review of our experience. I have noticed over the past eight years the number of reviews seems to be less for specific campgrounds.
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Trailer Life and Woodall are owned by Good Sam. They only include those who are willing to pay to be included.
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Trailer Life and Woodall are owned by Good Sam. They only include those who are willing to pay to be included.
Is that really true???

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Trailer Life and Woodall are owned by Good Sam. They only include those who are willing to pay to be included.
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Is that really true???

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Google earth is also helpful.
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I believe they are both owned by Affinity Group.
Jim, I wasn't questioning the ownership but the earlier post stated that a park could not be listed in the Woodall's or TrailerLife directories unless they paid to do so. The question is "are only paid advertisers listed in these directories as indicated in the earlier post?"

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I was talking to the owner of an RV park in La Belle, Fl about why his park was not in the directories. He said they used to be but they seemed to be able to fill the park without the advertising cost of the directories. It's a real burden - just like the yellow pages - several directories vying for their money.
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