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4x4van

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Lwiddis wrote:

“As I was setting up the guy in the site next to us came over and said "you're early".”

That guy needs something else to do.
Agreed. The guy had no idea if you had made arrangements with management. I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?"


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4x4van wrote:

I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?"


Or, instead of taking an adversarial stance, how about just saying something like "Yeah, we got here faster than we thought - the front desk said it was okay to check in early."


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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

4x4van wrote:

I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?"


Or, instead of taking an adversarial stance, how about just saying something like "Yeah, we got here faster than we thought - the front desk said it was okay to check in early."


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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

4x4van wrote:

I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?"


Or, instead of taking an adversarial stance, how about just saying something like "Yeah, we got here faster than we thought - the front desk said it was okay to check in early."


Exactly !!! Thank you.

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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

4x4van wrote:

I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?"


Or, instead of taking an adversarial stance, how about just saying something like "Yeah, we got here faster than we thought - the front desk said it was okay to check in early."
I don't think my response was adversarial at all, simply short and to the point. Rather, HIS statement that I was "early" seems a just bit adversarial. I'm not typically rude, and I'm not anti-social (quite the opposite, just ask my DW[emoticon]). But I also don't have an abundance of patience (also ask my wife[emoticon]) for what I consider to be loaded questions/comments.

Still not quite sure how the other camper would have any idea of "when" I was supposed to or expected to arrive (maybe I'm actually 22 hours late?), what arrangements had been made, and again how it could possibly affect him. Unless he was assigned the "check-in/check-out police" role, my arrival time is irrelevant (to him), and his question/statement about my being "early" does not need to be entertained. Sometimes busybodies actually need to be gently called out on their own adversarial behavior. But hey, YMMV.

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Alan_Hepburn wrote:

4x4van wrote:

I would have simply answered "And that affects you how?"

Or, instead of taking an adversarial stance, how about just saying something like "Yeah, we got here faster than we thought - the front desk said it was okay to check in early."

I would have left out the part about the front desk saying it was okay to check in early, unless he followed up with a direct question. It's really none of his business, so I'd be inclined to make him work a little for any information, without being hostile.

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Often times we arrive early and don't recall ever having a problem. If the site was still occupied, we would just head off on our excursions and check-in later. I guess it's not a big deal since we have a truck camper. Arrival and departure is pretty simple.

During my many years in the hotel business, as a long as a room was ready, it didn't matter if a guest arrived before check-in. Our philosophy was they just saved us from having to do the work later.

Checkouts are usually tough, but only because I hate heading back to the reality of work.

The bigger issue we've encountered, are with those that think they own rights to select areas of the forest and try to bully their way into claiming a site when they're not even there. We've even seen large trees moved across access roads into prime campsites. After a visit with the Ranger, we learned the site was available for use. Unfortunately, we've seen these types of shenanigans on several occasions.

* This post was edited 07/03/21 02:41pm by run100 *


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OP here...

We just returned from a trip to southern California where we made a number of stops. A real treat for us was booking a couple of nights at the Pechanga resort in Temecula {one of the finest in the country and featured on the cover of RV Magazine this month}. I made the reservation well in advance and was told that while mandatory check out was at 12 with check in at 2 they would be glad to let us check in early at 12 for a $10 fee that I was more than happy to pay.

I was asked to merely call head and give them a heads up that we would be arriving at 12 which we did. This RV Park is very popular and consequently nearly full every night with getting folks in and out in a timely manner being an ongoing challenge. When we arrived {after having called for our confirmation} the staff was very embarrassed to tell us the folks in our site had not left yet.

They sent someone out to remind them that that were late leaving only to report back that they had not even packed up yet and that it would be "a while". Now it was 90+ degrees out and we were looking forward to getting set up {water, sewer and especially the AC all connected so that we could get on with our day - we were only staying two}.

As there was no other site available and I had already paid for ours starting at noon I suggested they send someone else out again which they did. This time we got a better result and these folks cleared out around 1230. Not the end of the world by any means but it illustrates many of the points I made in my original post. Unless you have made prior arrangements {the folks in question had not} your site is yours and yours alone until the time slot you contracted for is at an end, it is really just that simple... just sayin.

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For the record the Peehanga Resort is awesome and we look forward to returning the next time we are in the Temecula area.





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Desert Captain wrote:

OP here...

For the record the Peehanga Resort is awesome and we look forward to returning the next time we are in the Temecula area.


Next time when the area you should try Pala Casino RV park just over the hill from Pechanga,really nice RV Park,they have a free shuttle from your campsite and back or its a short walk.

Having stayed at both a few times,I liked the laid back atmosphere there,smaller and less hectic and the prices for food and drink very much cheaper than Pachanga. The pools at the hotel are awesome,with outside bar and food. Plus the Valley is full of scenic drives, small fruit stands and wineries.

There is also the Pala mini mart next to the park,just a short walk,it has almost everything you would need and has a killer Deli,sandwiches, pizza that is the best in the Valley, all at reasonable prices,they also have fresh local produce and wines.

There is also a gas station there with angled pumps that are big rig friendly,easy entrance and exit.


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