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RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

You know darn good and well your reason for posting was not to actually be quoted some percentage, but to voice your displeasure at having gotten yourself in a situation where you have forfeited a deposit., even though you knew the policy when you made your reservation. Righteous indignation at others for not posting as you wish they would isn’t going to get your money back or even garner you sympathy for a situation of your own making. And so what if I did want to complain a bit, I would definitely be in the same company as you and toedtoes.
randot 08/14/21 06:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

I think the OP did what so many do. He made the reservation knowing about the no refund policy but figuring it won't affect him. Then he needed to cancel and it did affect him. So now he has decided that no refund policies are unfair and we should somehow make these places change their policies so that he won't be faced with this again. It's a common occurrence. You read the rules, you decide they won't be a problem, then you find out they are a problem for you and they should be forced to change their rules. The RVer who wants to run the generator all night because it got hot, but generators are not allowed after 8 pm. The camper who gets one campsite reserved and then finds out he's got 10 buddies coming and the site only allows 6. The person who reserves a site with a "must be present for the first night or lose the reservation" and then finds out he has to work that first day. The rules aren't bad until you have reason to want to ignore them. Then suddenly they are evil and must be changed. Wow, just because I solicited information on how common it might be that campgrounds have a no-refund policy, I now am guilty of running my generator outside of hours, walking through peoples’ campsites, having way over the limit of people in my campsite, and kicking puppies. Starting to remember why I stopped posting much here.
randot 08/14/21 04:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jackson,WY

We stayed at the Virginian. It was centrally located and had long pull through sites. Pet friendly. It also had back in sites but you may be too long for those. +1 - we stayed here last year in a pull-thru site and have a 36' fifth wheel - no problems. Maybe they have changed their policy?
randot 08/13/21 02:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

I thank everyone for their responses. I didn't really want this to be a "you booked it and knew it so eat it" post, I simply wanted to know what others think about such a rigid policy and if it is that common. Luckily, I have not had to cancel a lot of reservations (which I prefer to have so there is no stress and I have a place to park my RV), but I had never run into this policy. I understand the standard within 14 days pay penalty policy, just thought this one was a little over-kill. Of course, live and learn and I will not book another nonrefundable campground which might be hard as more and more campgrounds are booked solid which is why I made these reservations more than 6 months out.
randot 08/13/21 01:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

We finally had to face the sad facts and cancel our trip to Lake Almanor (burning up right now in the Dixie fire). I had made several reservations on the way to our final destination and had to start the process of cancelling those reservations. I came across a NO-REFUNDS policy at one of these campgrounds (credit card charged in full once reservation is made and no-refunds for any reason). Full disclosure, it does say this on the website when you make the reservation, but of course, at the time I had no reason to cancel. Also, just because it is in writing, that doesn’t negate the fact it is a crappy policy. I understand a cancellation fee for late cancellations, but I cancelled this reservation more than three weeks out. Obviously, we all know that the campground will be able to re-book this site and not be out any money – did I mention it was for Labor Day weekend? I would really rather donate $100 to a firefighter charity than just let this campground take it. Has anyone else run across such a crappy policy?
randot 08/12/21 07:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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