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Old 06-13-2013, 11:48 PM   #51
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What happened to your leg?
X2 need a good night story anyways....
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:21 AM   #52
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Not all camphosts are created equal. Overall I've been lucky but there has been a time or two that I wished the camphost on duty would had been of help when it was necessary. With that said I have found campsite neighbors to be an excellent resource to tap into.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #53
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I guess CG hosts are sort of like the campground visitors... some are great, some not so great, some you don't want camping next to you! That figures, since hosts are really just campers with a title! But I would not expect any of them to do plumbing or electrical repairs... that's best left to a professional; though I would certainly expect them to report problems to the proper person.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:53 PM   #54
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The broken leg sounds like it must have a great story to it!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #55
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I'll be honest, I'm neither Young or Small. But dang it I can drive! For a while back in my early 20's I even drove OTR (Bull Wagon!)!!

This young man and his wife came into the campground. They had been at another and needed to dump his tanks before setting up in his spot. The low spot for the wheels, well the fella just couldn't get his camper in the right spot to do a REALLY clean job of dumping.

I was actually on my way down to the bath house to shower when I saw what he was trying to do. I asked him if he would be offended if I offered to help him put his camper where it needed to be. To my surprise he took me up on my offer!

NOW..... There is a raised island in the center.... with at one point in the middle of said Island there had been a trash can that was bolted down with 4 bolts.

They had removed the can but left those pesky bolts sticking UP!

Needless to say..... yep you got it. My big feet caught one of the bolts and down I went. When I came to my senses I was semi under the side of his truck. Everything moved but my left leg!

They came to check on me later that night after I got back from the ER. I made a point to tell him that "I can back a camper/trailer a heck of a lot better than I can walk!"

And needless to say.... AFTER I break my leg and finally leave the campgrounds they cut the bolts off! DUH!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #56
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Considering that story, you're obviously the campground host we'd all like to have!
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #57
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Amazing story!
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #58
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Yeah, we should probably put down the broad brush. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the campground hosts I've observed or with whom I have interacted. I do understand how they might appear invisible at times, but have always understood them to essentially be fellow campers serving in a volunteer capacity. Like most people in campgrounds, they probably are pretty aware that most campers are usually not looking to be pestered. I'm sure the duties vary from state to state and campground to campground. In Michigan, what bodzcampers described above is about the norm at our state parks. Therefore, in most cases, I view the hosts as serving more of an "information desk" role, and as a resource in a pinch. I remember at Van Buren S.P. over Memorial Day weekend 2012 being absolutely impressed and astonished at the herculean effort of the CG Host, who spent his entire Memorial Day at the dump station helping folks keep the lines moving, using his own equipment, directing traffic, stepping in where needed. I definitely can understand the frustration the original poster described with a dysfunctional water service. However, if a camper wants to be coddled and waited on, maybe a hotel reservation with a concierge is a better option than a campground with a volunteer host. JMHO.
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