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Old 08-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #43
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I'd like to add a comment but first I want you to know where I'm coming from. For 30 years my husband and I have run a small rural campground. For the last 20 of those years I have also worked a second job but I have now retired and we are looking forward to taking our TT and doing some winter camping. I've joined this forum as a camper not as a campground owner. That being said, I'd like to make a comment as a CG owner. What I've found works best for me as a CG owner is to be totally honest with people when they make reservations. Never promise them something you can't deliver. Wifi in my park is not available throughout the whole park but works great in the areas where it is available. My ads reflect this as having hot spots. I explain this when people make their reservation so there are no surprises. Cable is available on 70 of my 117 sites and at the time of reservation we ask which hookups, including cable, are needed. You might really like my park or you may find it's not the right park for you. By being honest at the time you make your reservation we hope to help you make that decision. It's a hard job to run a small rural campground but we do it because we love it and we want happy campers. Honesty on our part is what makes that happen. Thanks for letting me explain another side of the issue.

One last comment: We are constantly trimming and cutting back trees and bushes but those darn things just keep growing. We know how important that is so we keep at it.

We look forward to joining the ranks of RVers this winter and enjoying the other side of the camping industry.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:44 AM   #44
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Wifi in my park is not available throughout the whole park but works great in the areas where it is available. My ads reflect this as having hot spots. I explain this when people make their reservation so there are no surprises.
With no disrespect intended, I'd like to ask you what use you feel such a wifi system provides customers? For those not lucky enough to have their site in one of your so-called hotspots, do you suggest they take a lawn chair and walk around the campground until they find wifi service? If you reserve sites on the basis of with or without wifi, at least people would know what they were getting, but advertising that you have "hotspots" in my mind is very different from learning after the fact that the spots are simply arbitrary locations in the park where the wifi happens to work. IMHO this is exactly the sort of relatively dysfunctional wifi setup that causes so many of the complaints that get reported here.
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #45
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I'd like to add a comment but first I want you to know where I'm coming from. For 30 years my husband and I have run a small rural campground. For the last 20 of those years I have also worked a second job but I have now retired and we are looking forward to taking our TT and doing some winter camping. I've joined this forum as a camper not as a campground owner. That being said, I'd like to make a comment as a CG owner. What I've found works best for me as a CG owner is to be totally honest with people when they make reservations. Never promise them something you can't deliver. Wifi in my park is not available throughout the whole park but works great in the areas where it is available. My ads reflect this as having hot spots. I explain this when people make their reservation so there are no surprises. Cable is available on 70 of my 117 sites and at the time of reservation we ask which hookups, including cable, are needed. You might really like my park or you may find it's not the right park for you. By being honest at the time you make your reservation we hope to help you make that decision. It's a hard job to run a small rural campground but we do it because we love it and we want happy campers. Honesty on our part is what makes that happen. Thanks for letting me explain another side of the issue.

One last comment: We are constantly trimming and cutting back trees and bushes but those darn things just keep growing. We know how important that is so we keep at it.

We look forward to joining the ranks of RVers this winter and enjoying the other side of the camping industry.
Thank you mrebele for your insite and info. This is why I started this post is to get people talking about these issues (not complaining about them) so RVer's, CG owners and managers could help find solutions. I always tell my friends and family "If you don't keep up with technology you get old and the world passes you by". It's been a great discussion so for and I have enjoyed every post with hopefully more to come.

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We're cg hosts at a great cg! We are at a county park with

44 paved large sites
strong secure wi fi
over 130 digital hi-def channels
20, 30, 50amp
not one streetlight
no play ground
2 miles of paved walking, biking trails
18 hole golf course
horse back riding
1,300acre park
NO limbs less than 16ft




how much? $31.00 a nite! We help run a great park!

Where are you located?
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