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Old 04-20-2020, 11:06 AM   #1
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KOA turned away Full Timers

So frustrated. We have been hunkering down at the same RV park since 3/29. Our reservation ended yesterday so we traveled 4 hours to our next park where we would hunker for the next 2 weeks, only to learn that the one and only bridge that can accommodate our Rig's height is under contruction, and the other bridge is too low. We called KOA placerville because they had openings on their website, so my husband called only to be turned away. They said they are only accepting Full timers, that are self contained and with the approval of the owner. After 5 minutes of waiting, we were lectured about "no travel restrictions in place". My husband again explained our situation and that we are full timers. Still refused us.

After another hour of driving we found a place for the night. I immediately email KOA Placerville and KOA HQ, informing them that their website and email from KOA HQ state that they are open to full timers. My email was responded to in the same manner.

I emailed them back stating that if you are not going to accept any people to your park then you need to place a closed on your website and report it to KOA HQ so that they can add it to thier list of closed parks.

Now working with Coast to Coast to resolve other issue and help find us a place to hunker down for the next 2 weeks.

Is anyone else experienced anything like this?
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:21 AM   #3
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That circled section does not say ALL... are open to full-timers. It says MOST.

Guess you found one that falls between ALL and MOST.

"Some campgrounds have been closed. Below is an updated list of campgrounds who are closed, due to local government shutdowns."

Placerville is not on that list, but it does say the list is updated when they have other info.

Here's what you see when you look up Placerview KOA on Google:
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Traveling every two weeks is not exactly "hunkered down". We are full time and decided to remain where we were until the end of May and see how things look then. That is hunkered down and not traveling.

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Old 04-20-2020, 01:23 PM   #5
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KOA turned away Full Timers

Book a couple months , at least, where you are. Full timers should all be in a place by now and not moving. They donít want folks they donít know moving in bringing possible problems. Especially if your just booking 2 weeks ... thatís not hunkering down ! Call them for a 3 month stay and maybe your full time intentions would sway them I wouldnít be surprised to see several more months of this not weeks . Sadly Thereís nothing to visit or do anywhere and the truth they arenít telling you is it will be awhile before any ďrealĒ opening begins. There is no reason to travel.
Parts of California have a 5 mile rule that you arenít to leave .. legal or not ! you arenít even to walk your dog in a park ! Crazy stuff !
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Your C2C membership is limited to 2 weeks MAX at AFFILIATE CGs that accept C2C


So you need to find a long term site (monthly rate) and 'hunker down'

C2C 2 week stays are NOT a real option during 'travel restrictions'


And remember each CG has the right as a business to decide on how they run their business. It is after all their monies invested.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:43 PM   #7
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When we full timed our average stay was a month. Like others have said moving every couple of weeks is not hunkering down. Good luck finding a place but can’t blame parks for not wanting you there.

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When they say they are accepting full timers, they are saying that they are taking long term reservations. They aren't saying they will accept any reservation from anybody who says they are full time. I know it sounds semantic, but it isn't. They are trying to reduce the number of people that are passing through in accordance with their local guidelines. A two week stay is a short stay for full timers, honestly. It's the revolving door that's a problem. People coming and going every other week will have a couple of people arriving or departing practically every day. Those people being RVers means they are likely traveling a few hundred miles or more, which makes it more likely to spread a viral outbreak. Would you want to interact with 100 different people from random places throughout the continent over the next month? The campground staff doesn't want to either, so they are restricting park entry. It makes sense if you look at it from their perspective.


I know it's less than ideal, but try making a month long reservation instead of just two weeks. That might work for you.
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That circled section does not say ALL... are open to full-timers. It says MOST.

Guess you found one that falls between ALL and MOST.
I caught this one, also. "Most".
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I emailed them back stating that if you are not going to accept any people to your park then you need to place a closed on your website and report it to KOA HQ so that they can add it to thier list of closed parks.
I'm working at a private campground in CA and the county we're in has laid down some pretty specific guidelines on how we operate. Long story short, we're only supposed to let in people who are traveling through the area . . . and only for 1 night.

We get calls asking to stay a weekend, week, etc, but we can't.

If you want to press that "but you're closed" line with a campground, good luck. BTW, though we do have full hookup sites, our restrooms, laundry, and social room are all closed, so if you're not self contained, you are SOL.

As it stands, this is how it will be until at least May 1 . . . and maybe longer.
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We were "Offered" a monthly spot here in Oregon....however it is for a minimum 4 month term..Didn't like it, but here we are........... Hopefully things will be back to somewhat normal by the end of August....
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A week ago we traveled 1600 miles from S. Texas to Ohio and didn't have any issues finding overnight campgrounds. I would call ahead each morning after we left and of the 4 stops we had chosen, only found 1 cg too full to accommodate us. About the same experience as pre-coronavirus day travels for the mid-west anyways.
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Grindstone,

Same here from Arizona to Kansas and Kansas back to Arizona absolutely no issues at all.
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Same here from Arizona to Kansas and Kansas back to Arizona absolutely no issues at all.

We recently heard from 2 different FT RV'ers that both headed from S. Texas North to Montana and the Black Hills area. Both arrived w/o any issues and the Black Hills RV has been enjoying the local sites with no traffic/crowds.
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