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Old 10-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #15
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First I check with Woodall's for ratings and to see what parks are in the area. Then I check RV Park Reviews. I also use Google Maps to get a good look at the part and the surrounding area. This method has worked well for me, so far.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:57 AM   #16
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Speaking of Woodalls, my limited experience with them seemed to show a bias towards advertisers. Any comments?
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #17
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RVParkReviews.com for me. Every park I visit I submit a review. If you sorta rely on this site then help out and submit reviews. Also, since I stay at mostly military sites I also submit reviews to that site which is MilitaryCampGrounds.US. The more we each submit reviews the better the data for us all.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #18
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Love rvparkreviews.com, on the occasions we use private parks it's the first place we look. I tend to treat it the same way I did the bid process back when I was working however, toss out the highest and lowest then go from there.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #19
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Made a few mistakes and had some rather uncomfortable nights.
Don't you hate it when you pull into a remote campground and you can almost hear the banjos playing?
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Hey, I play banjo and find that keeps the sites close to me empty! Tends to keep the dogs and cats away too. Did you notice you never have to tell a banjo player to play louder.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #21
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Hey, I play banjo and find that keeps the sites close to me empty! Tends to keep the dogs and cats away too. Did you notice you never have to tell a banjo player to play louder.
When traveling did anyone ever break in to your RV while you were eating at Cracker Barrel and leave another banjo?
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Not in the motorhome at Cracker Barrel but they did when I had one in the back seat of my old Buick parked at KFC.

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When traveling did anyone ever break in to your RV while you were eating at Cracker Barrel and leave another banjo?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #23
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Just something to consider....RV Park Reviews won't post anything from you until you submit 3 reviews, otherwise it is a great resource.
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Just something to consider....RV Park Reviews won't post anything from you until you submit 3 reviews, otherwise it is a great resource.
Has that recently changed? I submitted my first review less than a year ago and it was published the next day.
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Has that recently changed? I submitted my first review less than a year ago and it was published the next day.
A person's reviews all get published, this procedure simply holds the first two until the third is submitted. What I understand is that there were two kinds of "frivolous" reviews that the website was trying to reduce or eliminate by instituting this practice.

The first was RV park owners who were having friends sign-up to submit glowing reviews of their own parks (or doing it themselves). By making them submit reviews of multiple parks they at least have to work a bit harder in order to do this.

The second class of review was the "rant" by someone about a particular experience he/she had at a particular campground. It's not that such negative reviews aren't permitted, but the intent was to discourage them from people who didn't intend to be participating members of the reviewer community and only wanted to gripe about a particular CG. The assumption was that even a casual RVer would stay at 3 locations over the course of a season so requiring 3 reviews before any of them are published wasn't that great a hardship.
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First I check with Woodall's for ratings and to see what parks are in the area. Then I check RV Park Reviews. I also use Google Maps to get a good look at the part and the surrounding area. This method has worked well for me, so far.
If you haven't tried it, you can save yourself a step by using the search feature on RVParkReviews. Just enter the city you are closest to in the Search screen and you will get a list of the nearest CG's with their ratings and distances from you summarized in a small table. You can click on any you are interested in and go directly to their listing.

There are a lot more cities in the search engine then there are cities with CG's so you don't need to worry about whether or not you are currently near a CG when you enter a search. Just enter where you are at the moment and it will let you know how far you have to go to find a CG.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #27
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Don't you hate it when you pull into a remote campground and you can almost hear the banjos playing?
I much prefer the banjos over the thump-thump-thump of the $3,000 audio systems mounted in the $300 cars driving by the CG in the middle of the night.

Seriously though, we use and contribute to RV Park Reviews :: Home regularly. Like someone else said, we go more by the commentary than the number of stars the reviewer has submitted.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #28
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It has been stated on the RV Parks Reviews forum, it has been stated the they utilize the Host Mask technology that will tell them what computer is being used to write the review. If a person wants to write a bogus review for whatever reason, they have to change computers as well as get another email (which takes about a minute or so). When I was in the lodging business, this cut down on bogus reviews as it makes it a little harder. When Trip Advisor started this it helped a lot.
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