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amxpress

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Posted: 11/17/19 04:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Similar complaints on YELP. Seems there’s an old guy in the office with a potty mouth. CG doesn’t sound inviting. Couldn’t find the CG on rvreviews.com, no reviews. Must be a popular place.


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Posted: 11/17/19 05:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Foul mouth or not.
I don't go to campgrounds to make friends with the management.
Pay your fee, don't buy anything, spend the night then head out.

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Fizz wrote:

Foul mouth or not.
I don't go to campgrounds to make friends with the management.
Pay your fee, don't buy anything, spend the night then head out.


We had a similar experience a few years ago where management was just awful. We completed our stay there (a weekend), but the initial "welcome" tainted the entire stay there. It loomed over our heads.

The initial "welcome" at check-in does set the entire tone for the entire experience. It's not easy to just "get over it" or "forget it" or "just move on in the morning."

For what it's worth, our "bad welcome experience" occurred at a campground not very far from where we live. We'd never been there before, but decided to try it. If the experience would have been positive, we'd probably visit it more. It is a nice campground, but we'll never go back.

So yes, the initial "Welcome" at check-in IS very important and how one is treated when first arriving will make a lasting impression forever. Remember, you can NEVER undo a first time impression.

Be kind to each other. Life is just too short to live it in misery.

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colliehauler wrote:

I think anyone that has RV'ed for a while has run into a less then desirable campground. I can think of a couple that I will never return to.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

Fizz wrote:

Foul mouth or not.
I don't go to campgrounds to make friends with the management.
Pay your fee, don't buy anything, spend the night then head out.


We had a similar experience a few years ago where management was just awful. We completed our stay there (a weekend), but the initial "welcome" tainted the entire stay there. It loomed over our heads.

The initial "welcome" at check-in does set the entire tone for the entire experience. It's not easy to just "get over it" or "forget it" or "just move on in the morning."

For what it's worth, our "bad welcome experience" occurred at a campground not very far from where we live. We'd never been there before, but decided to try it. If the experience would have been positive, we'd probably visit it more. It is a nice campground, but we'll never go back.

So yes, the initial "Welcome" at check-in IS very important and how one is treated when first arriving will make a lasting impression forever. Remember, you can NEVER undo a first time impression.

Be kind to each other. Life is just too short to live it in misery.
First impressions cut both ways. How a customer acts at check in is our first impression also. People wouldn't believe the things we have encountered over the years. There have been some instances where politeness and a smile would be an unacceptable response.

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The grumpy foul mouthed person at check in does not stay with us. Everyone has their issues. As long as they don't bother us during the stay, fine, chock it up to experience & maybe don't stop there again.


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westernrvparkowner wrote:

DutchmenSport wrote:

Fizz wrote:

Foul mouth or not.
I don't go to campgrounds to make friends with the management.
Pay your fee, don't buy anything, spend the night then head out.


We had a similar experience a few years ago where management was just awful. We completed our stay there (a weekend), but the initial "welcome" tainted the entire stay there. It loomed over our heads.

The initial "welcome" at check-in does set the entire tone for the entire experience. It's not easy to just "get over it" or "forget it" or "just move on in the morning."

For what it's worth, our "bad welcome experience" occurred at a campground not very far from where we live. We'd never been there before, but decided to try it. If the experience would have been positive, we'd probably visit it more. It is a nice campground, but we'll never go back.

So yes, the initial "Welcome" at check-in IS very important and how one is treated when first arriving will make a lasting impression forever. Remember, you can NEVER undo a first time impression.

Be kind to each other. Life is just too short to live it in misery.
First impressions cut both ways. How a customer acts at check in is our first impression also. People wouldn't believe the things we have encountered over the years. There have been some instances where politeness and a smile would be an unacceptable response.
First impressions are not always accurate sometimes you get the camper from hades. Have a good friend that is a campground owner and after hearing some of the things that have happened, I couldn't deal with it. Any thoughts of owning a campground quickly evaporated.

I would probably be the grumpy old man people would complain about. Dealing with John Q Public isn't always a bowl of cherries.

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It's true about the cranky management at Friendship Acres. Our Good Sam chapter used to camp there with about 12 - 15 rigs once a year. The chapter members voted to stop because of the management's poor attitude.

On the other hand I do know a full timer that stays there all summer and has no problems.


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For us, we're picky who we give our hard-earned money to. Even if a business offers a good product, if their service is rude or not up to our expectations, we will not return. Of course, we will give an establishment a second chance, but it's unlikely they would see us a third time.


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rr2254545 wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Must have been REALLY Awful ....1 night in Sept and its now mid NOV


x2 Really strange

I am terribly SORRY that I have attracted the ire SENIOR members since you are experts in the trade
and I don`t need your krap
I have been busy since my return late Oct.
I WAS HOPING TO SAVE SOME UNEXPECTING RV`ER THE TROUBLE
Here is the situation:
Paid my registration and fee-upon leaving Old man says "now get the F outta here" and gives the fingerwave. I just shook my head and told the son to keep him on a short chain.
Residents I spoke with were actually nice and friendly and several said we all know he and his son are ^^&&TR$%$%$`s but we just live with it

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