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Old 05-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #15
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As cb5300 said, we can make a difference by taking our money elsewhere. Now I just have to remember to ask about additional "fees" before registering. KOA began this practice many years ago, and now the rest of the industry is following.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:40 PM   #17
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For that much money, I can stay at Oceano Elks for a week and walk the block to the beach. No fees for drop off and you can hear the ocean at night
Agree a good spot for a lot less money. But not near the kid. Maybe need to get the kid to move.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:57 PM   #18
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We have some local RV Parks that charge a bed tax, I wonder if the resort fee is a tax? The bed tax is imposed by the City or County and the RV Park collects and passes it on. If I know in advance that the Park has to charge the bed tax, I don't stay there.
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The nice thing about the RV lifestyle is if you feel you are getting ripped off get in your RV and move on, if these nickel/dime campground owners see enough of us objecting to these charges and actually leaving their campground they should wake up
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:45 AM   #20
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I must be missing something. Are not the fees listed when making a reservation ? and when looking on line for a resort? All resorts that I look at has all their fees listed? The brochures that I picked up @ the Mpls Mh show had lists of there charges. Are most just pulling in off the road, and then they add these fee's?
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I must be missing something. Are not the fees listed when making a reservation ? and when looking on line for a resort? All resorts that I look at has all their fees listed? The brochures that I picked up @ the Mpls Mh show had lists of there charges. Are most just pulling in off the road, and then they add these fee's?
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We find that more and more camp-ground hit you with add-ons once you arrive. That was why I started this thread.

Here is just one organisation who's camp-grounds will charge you about twice "the agreed price". Coast to Coast is an organisation where you have to pay an original joining fee and hereafter a yearly subscription applies. For this you get to stay at membership camp-ground for $10 per night. At least that's how it used to work. Now they will charge you all sorts of extra fees once you arrive, and often that will double the price. This is what I am not a big fan of.
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and what happens if you ask up front when booking if that's the total fee?
i'm not a fan of having to ask about every little detail just wondering if they try to get by with slipping it in at the last min. the only extra fees i have seen listed are: pets, 50 amp, and extra people or vehicles. i don't mind charging extra for what not everyone wants or needs but they shouldn't be afraid to list them up front and easily seen.
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Sounds to me like False Advertisement or Bait and switch. If their brochure states one price for X number of services then that is what you should get I'm sure there are resort owners on this site that can offer there side of it.
Personally I would demand the price that is listed before all there add on's.
Then post a thread about the resort on these web sites and it will catch on. I for one have not had this happen to us. "Yet"
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The "Resort Fee" May (Or may not) be the campground's fault.. Many places like to TAX TAX TAX (I am talking cities, counitys and other goernment places) and of course if we TAX those rich RV owners who are just passing through our poor voters will love us.

As for the rest of the fees you listed:

Why do you think they call the nation's largest chain of campground KOA.. It means Keep On Adding (of course) not what they think it means.
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I would not pay a "resort fee." If the base prices are reasonable, I do not mind paying extra for electricity, or 50 amp service, because if I want to save money, I can control how much electricity I use or whether I want 50 amp. This is the main reason for charging extra for electricity because some people are power hogs. The place I am staying now only charges for electricity over 1000 kwh per month. I didn't use that much electricity in my sticks and bricks so I have no problem with that. I have no problem telling "resort" owners no thanks when they want to tack on extra fees.
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We find that more and more camp-ground hit you with add-ons once you arrive. That was why I started this thread.

Here is just one organisation who's camp-grounds will charge you about twice "the agreed price". Coast to Coast is an organisation where you have to pay an original joining fee and hereafter a yearly subscription applies. For this you get to stay at membership camp-ground for $10 per night. At least that's how it used to work. Now they will charge you all sorts of extra fees once you arrive, and often that will double the price. This is what I am not a big fan of.
With C2C you have to book in advance. If you are booking through "tripsetter" you know exactly what it will cost.
If you have Premier membership and stay at a "free" CG then you might have extra charges, like WIFI, 50 amp.
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I just booked a couple of nights at the Paris in Vegas and they charge a $20 Resort Fee. Looked it up and here is some info:

Las Vegas Resort Fees: The 2014 Guide || VegasChatter

Have not experienced this in any RV park I have been in.
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Actually there is another side to the add on fees. In many states such as Florida, there is a bed tax, it is often depending on local government, a 10% tax on the overnight fee. If all the add on fees were bundled into the overnight rate, you would be paying 10% on top of those fees as well as the simple overnight fee.

Granted, some campgrounds are anal about visitors, more people than two on a site, a second car fee, and other such nonsense. Those are the extra fees I find petty and objectionable.
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