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Old 10-08-2016, 02:39 PM   #11
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That is all nice and good in Theory but what if ckeckout isat 11.00 one guest leaves at that time and maybe stayed for several days so the grass really needs to be cut to make it nice again. so he drives away you cut the grass and start sprinkling the grass as it should stay green the whole summer right? You can't waitbcecause the next guest might arrive in half an hour or so and would like to have a dry spot and then you start emptying the waste bins and recycle boxes as the next guest is allowed to have a nice clean start too. and then you are off to clean out the fire pit but you haven't checked yet the washrooms and dhowers snd then the next guest leaves and you are back to cutting grass and then you have to run to the office because there are e RV's waiting to be checked in. in the meantime your wife is
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:51 PM   #12
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I would make sure if "I' offered wifi that it would be available parkwide and be contracted with an excellent provider. Of course this would have to be built into the park rate which I would try to keep fair. I would also post a notice that this service is for all the guests to use so try to keep the streaming down to a minimum, and no whining if you work from your rig and do not carry your own hotspots. I don't feel that I have to help you make a living. I have several more ideas but I have wanted to mention the whine-bags that cry on review forums about poor wifi and that they depend on others to provide them a living for a long time.

Yes, we carry are own hotspot and never use parks because they are too unreliable
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:46 PM   #13
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If I owned a campground I would have seasonal campers separate from more short term campers. Both are important to camping.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:01 PM   #14
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If I owned a campground I would have seasonal campers separate from more short term campers. Both are important to camping.
Why?
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:21 PM   #15
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Because in so many campgrounds, seasonal campers tend to make the place look like a low-rent trailer park. I dont think the weekenders should have to put up with this.

I have a seasonal site in the middle of a bunch of transient sites. I keep my site looking like I just got there and am ready to leave in a moment's notice. However, on the other side of our campground, the whole section is seasonal campers and the area looks like hell - like a low-rent trailer park. Some of the sites are nice, but most are cluttered with every kind of yard decoration and light that can be bought at the dollar store and Home Depot. There are other seasonal sites such as mine scattered around the transient section of the campground and most of these people seem to keep their sites like I do mine, but there are a few that are over the top that most people wouldn't want to be camping next to.

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Old 10-08-2016, 04:36 PM   #16
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Because in so many campgrounds, seasonal campers tend to make the place look like a low-rent trailer park. I dont think the weekenders should have to put up with this.

I have a seasonal site in the middle of a bunch of transient sites. I keep my site looking like I just got there and am ready to leave in a moment's notice. However, on the other side of our campground, the whole section is seasonal campers and the area looks like hell - like a low-rent trailer park. Some of the sites are nice, but most are cluttered with every kind of yard decoration and light that can be bought at the dollar store and Home Depot. There are other seasonal sites such as mine scattered around the transient section of the campground and most of these people seem to keep their sites like I do mine, but there are a few that are over the top that most people wouldn't want to be camping next to.

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This is going to go in many different directions with many opinions.
I too have a seasonal site that I keep in pristine condition that I had a very nice 2011 Coachman on. (Buying a 2017 in winter) The park has a 10 year rule on new seasonals.
The area that my site is in also has transient sites across the road. I pay a lot more to stay there than any weekender ever will and customize my site the way I like it.
I do not like the fact that a weekender in his 20 year old POS, can park 30 feet away from my site and unload his 6 kids, 2 dogs that bark all day and run a generator because he brings his 4 camping buddies trailers with him and they all want to pow-wow.
So yes, we should be kept seperate but my reason is different than yours. I enjoy my seasonal neighbors and it is the park's responsibility to keep it's seasonals sites in check.
In a way, the weekender's are lucky, don't like the neighbor? Move to the next site.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:55 PM   #17
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We have only stayed in an RV park once since getting our TT a year ago. We had to take our garbage to the dumpsters, drag a rickety broken down plastic picnic table (advertised one in each sight) from a empty spot 3 lots down, no worries about the lawn because it was all dirt. Wifi if we sat in the laundry room.

We now stay at state parks, pack our own wifi hotspots, don't really mind taking the garbage to the dumpster and we don't usually have someone right on top of us. If we have to have our own water and flush our the black tank at a dump spot, no problem there either. We have paid less for more days at the state parks then that RV park. State parks are quieter also.

It all depends on your personal preferences.
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Most of our camping is in our beautiful Provincial Parks. In our area anyway they have started to rent seasonal sites to maximize usage. They have strict rules for seasonals and the site has to be completely vacant at fall closing date. That limits the "add ons". We recently stayed at KOA a few hours from home and the place was unbelievable. There were so many sheds, decks, assorted huts and cars that the majority of the sites were 90 percent covered. You had to squeeze past on the roads to drive in. Not to my taste. Even when there are rules like in the Provincial Parks and they are applied I always feel like I am crashing a private party when surrounded by "regulars" who all know everything about everybody else.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:27 PM   #19
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If I had a campground the sites would have nice concrete pads, grass, vegetation between the sites for privacy, and picnic tables that are light enough to move, but heavy enough that they don't walk off. I would have air conditioned baths, a pool, communal fire pit with chairs around it, and dog duty cans in numerous spots. I would also have a nice out side pavilion and a large indoor gathering room with fireplace.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:31 PM   #20
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I would add 3 pm or 4 pm checkout on Sundays to accommodate weekend campers.
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