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Old 09-21-2018, 02:27 PM   #1
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Wrong site, told to move!

Interesting story.

Earlier this year, we had pulled into a private campground around 4:00 in the after and checked in. Along with a nice map with our spot # circled, the nice gal with the golf cart took us to our spot. The spot number at the site was the same as the one on our campground map and receipt.

About two hours later, a different gal knocks on the door and said we were in the wrong spot and that spot had been reserved and we'd have to move our coach immediately. I told her we were in the spot we paid for, the spot we were directed to, and the spot on our receipt and campground map, how could we be in the wrong spot?

She said it didn't matter how we got into the "wrong spot", we had to move immediately!

I told her that we wouldn't have a problem moving in the morning, but I had had a couple of glasses of wine and had no intention of driving my coach after drinking.

She told me that if I didn't move my coach immediately they would call the police! (really? kind of an escalation, isn't that?)

I told her politely that she could do whatever she thought she had to do, but when the officer showed up, I would produce my paperwork, point to the site # explain the situation to him/her and that I made it a rule never to drink and drive, but that the campground management was demanding that I get behind the wheel of a 27,000 RV and drive it while legally impaired . . . .

I then asked her who she thought the officer would side with?

She left. . . . Guess what? We stayed in our spot. The next morning I went to the office and asked them what spot they wanted us to move to. Their reply? "What are you talking about?"

Go figure! We stayed there for the next 4 days and no one ever said another word. . . .
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That's weird. Did she actually work for the campground ?
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I'm pretty sure that 2nd gal wanted your site for her RV waiting down the street!
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That's weird. Did she actually work for the campground ?
That was going to be my question.
We had a "campsite usurper" attempt to squat in our campsite at Bryce Canyon NP about 5 years ago, while we were out of the cg getting supplies in town. Luckily our neighbors who we had chatted with for a while before we left the site, knew we staying for a few days and that we had paid for the site, our dated receipt stub was still on the post, and they asked her what she thought she was doing. Apparently, she was adamant that she wasn't going anywhere, and that it was her site. They said that when they offered to go get the nearby campground host to verify ownership, she eventually gave up, and left.
They told us the whole story when we got back from town.
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That was going to be my question.
We had a "campsite usurper" attempt to squat in our campsite at Bryce Canyon NP about 5 years ago, while we were out of the cg getting supplies in town. Luckily our neighbors who we had chatted with for a while before we left the site, knew we staying for a few days and that we had paid for the site, our dated receipt stub was still on the post, and they asked her what she thought she was doing. Apparently, she was adamant that she wasn't going anywhere, and that it was her site. They said that when they offered to go get the nearby campground host to verify ownership, she eventually gave up, and left.
They told us the whole story when we got back from town.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:20 PM   #6
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had a similar situation at a NP campground (Tetons NP) on a labor day weekend many years ago. we pulled in around 3:30 pm on the friday of labor day weekend. no reservations in those days. one campsite left so the guy at the gate tells us to go setup and then come back to the hut and pay. when i get back to the hut abt 15-min later i'm told that "our" spot was not available. just then the wife calls on the walkie telling me other campers are demanding we vacate "their" spot and that they were on their way up to the hut.

so i wait. when they arrive i tell my side, he tells his. difference is he has a paid receipt. i bring up the gate attendant and his instructions to us but the hut clerk decides the paid receipt trumps everything but tells me not to worry.

so, i return and vacate the campsite and the others move in verbally and loudly expressing their victory while i'm wondering where we're gonna sleep that night. when we get back to the pay station a supervisor is waiting for us. he motions for us to follow him and escorts us to a camping circle that had been closed for the season and then tells us to take any site we want.

the long and short of the story....we spent a nice, quiet, labor day weekend all by ourselves in our own private camping circle while the other folks spent their holiday weekend with the noise, crowds, chaos and drunks and all that comes with that. it was glorious..for us. the next morning we awoke to an elk munching the grass just outside our window. there is justice in this world!
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It's always nice when you catch a break like that.
We lucked out sort of the same way. Had stopped at a BLM cg just outside Moab on our way home from a longer trip, late in the day, fading light, hoping to get "the last" campsite. We'd been there before and it wasn't usually full, but this time it was. All the sites were reserved or occupied. While we were trying to figure out our next move, the cg host spotted us, walked over and asked us about our situation. He said if you only need one night, just use one half of the group site that was still unoccupied. The group site reservation was for the following night, and he had already put someone else in the other half.
So, we lucked out. Another great cg host saves the day.
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That's weird. Did she actually work for the campground ?
Yes, she worked for the campground. I think she was the managers daughter or maybe sister. Either way, she sure had an attitude. When I saw her in the office a day or so later, she wouldn't even look at me!
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Yes, she worked for the campground. I think she was the managers daughter or maybe sister. Either way, she sure had an attitude. When I saw her in the office a day or so later, she wouldn't even look at me!
IMHO, she should not be interfacing with the customers. Very poor personal skills!
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sounds like she was trying to get that site for a friend. i wuda been tempted to casually bring it up to the mgr or owner....'ya know, a wierd thing happened the other day....".
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We stayed at a campground in Erinberg Arizona last winter. Their website showed they rented side by sides. By the looks of their website, they had a whole fleet of them. Turns out they only had a couple. We called ahead and asked if they had sites available, and they said they did. We arrived on Friday hoping to rent some side by sides on the weekend. Turns out they were all rented Saturday, and the office and atv rental wasnt open on Sunday. They said they had openings for the rentals on Monday. We agree to stay until Tuesday so we could go out on the bikes Monday. They direct us to our site, and all is well until Sunday afternoon. This rv pulls in, and declares we are in his spot he reserved a month prior. Since no one was manning the office on Sunday, their was no one to resolve the issue. We politely told him we had been there since Friday, and were staying until Tuesday, and had no intention of moving. We suggested he just pick another open site. He whined and complained, but eventually gave up and chose another site. He was only staying the one night. He left early Monday before the bike rentals were available. When we went up to get our side by side, a different person than the one who booked us in started giving us trouble for being in the wrong site. He said the other rv was a regular customer, and he had to give him the night for free. He was told we threatened the fellow, and we very rude. None of this was true at all. We said the girl who was in the office Friday gave us the site until Tuesday. He replied that she didnt know what she was doing, and shouldnt have gave us that site. I said maybe someone should be working on Sunday, and then someone would have been here to resolve the issue. We did nothing wrong. We rented the bike, and left the next day with mixed feelings about the unorganized state of this campground. We were basically called bullies, and had a strip tore off us for doing nothing wrong. Probably wont return to this campground.
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Wrong site, told to move!

I arrived at a campground in Ashaway Rhode Island this past July and find a car parked in our site - with the owner no where to be found. So we go to the office and explain the situation and they put us in a different site which was fine. The next day comes the knock on the door - we need to move as the site was booked. I explained that we were told it was open for the length of our stay and I reminded them of our inconvenience with the car being in our original site the night before. They relented and actually gave us unlimited wood and ice for our stay. Woohoo!
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Interesting story.

Earlier this year, we had pulled into a private campground around 4:00 in the after and checked in. Along with a nice map with our spot # circled, the nice gal with the golf cart took us to our spot. The spot number at the site was the same as the one on our campground map and receipt.

About two hours later, a different gal knocks on the door and said we were in the wrong spot and that spot had been reserved and we'd have to move our coach immediately. I told her we were in the spot we paid for, the spot we were directed to, and the spot on our receipt and campground map, how could we be in the wrong spot?

She said it didn't matter how we got into the "wrong spot", we had to move immediately!

I told her that we wouldn't have a problem moving in the morning, but I had had a couple of glasses of wine and had no intention of driving my coach after drinking.

She told me that if I didn't move my coach immediately they would call the police! (really? kind of an escalation, isn't that?)

I told her politely that she could do whatever she thought she had to do, but when the officer showed up, I would produce my paperwork, point to the site # explain the situation to him/her and that I made it a rule never to drink and drive, but that the campground management was demanding that I get behind the wheel of a 27,000 RV and drive it while legally impaired . . . .

I then asked her who she thought the officer would side with?

She left. . . . Guess what? We stayed in our spot. The next morning I went to the office and asked them what spot they wanted us to move to. Their reply? "What are you talking about?"

Go figure! We stayed there for the next 4 days and no one ever said another word. . . .


This would not happen to be the KOA in San Antonio?
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Yes, she worked for the campground. I think she was the managers daughter or maybe sister. Either way, she sure had an attitude. When I saw her in the office a day or so later, she wouldn't even look at me!

You're too nice......


I would have embarrassed her by pointing her out as the one that told me I had to move and them start asking all kinds of questions
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