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Old 11-02-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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Opinions....Expectations too high?

Just some banter incase anyone is bored.

Grand Prairie TX city run campground.....$28 per night full hookups.

But, the catch is your tow vehicle and any other vehicle you bring in is $10 per day unless you purchase an annual pass good for that "vehicle" only.....not your family or an individual.

So, we're up to $48 per day to have a little work week getaway. I emailed the mayor, parks super, city mgr, and every council person.

Not one person seems to think I have a legitimate complaint. My argument is I can't get the camper in without a tow vehicle. Also, a daily use fee should apply to people who aren't bringing in their own shower and toilet paper.......our facility fees should be included in the campsite rate.

So, we are staying in the "state park" across the lake where the rules are a little more aligned with my logic.

Am I out of line?
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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Just some banter incase anyone is bored.

Grand Prairie TX city run campground.....$28 per night full hookups.

But, the catch is your tow vehicle and any other vehicle you bring in is $10 per day unless you purchase an annual pass good for that "vehicle" only.....not your family or an individual.

So, we're up to $48 per day to have a little work week getaway. I emailed the mayor, parks super, city mgr, and every council person.

Not one person seems to think I have a legitimate complaint. My argument is I can't get the camper in without a tow vehicle. Also, a daily use fee should apply to people who aren't bringing in their own shower and toilet paper.......our facility fees should be included in the campsite rate.

So, we are staying in the "state park" across the lake where the rules are a little more aligned with my logic.

Am I out of line?
Apparently the local government thinks so.

Great thing is you can show your dislike for their way of doing business by taking yours else where.

You could always sent a letter to the local paper editor to air your grievance and state that the city will not be getting any of your money any time soon.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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$28+$10=$38 Or do you have 2 extra vehicles? I have no tow vehicle, but have a motorcycle in a carrier rack--would that count? Actually, I can see a daily parking fee for other vehicles, as you are taking up more space and creating more traffic. But I would shop around too.....money talks, money walks.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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Just some banter incase anyone is bored.

Grand Prairie TX city run campground.....$28 per night full hookups.

But, the catch is your tow vehicle and any other vehicle you bring in is $10 per day unless you purchase an annual pass good for that "vehicle" only.....not your family or an individual.

So, we're up to $48 per day to have a little work week getaway. I emailed the mayor, parks super, city mgr, and every council person.

Not one person seems to think I have a legitimate complaint. My argument is I can't get the camper in without a tow vehicle. Also, a daily use fee should apply to people who aren't bringing in their own shower and toilet paper.......our facility fees should be included in the campsite rate.

So, we are staying in the "state park" across the lake where the rules are a little more aligned with my logic.

Am I out of line?
Just read your post and laughed. I thought about a bunch my big buddies in harness showing in the am of their most busy day and slowly pulling your rig into a site. It would cost you some beer to get us to do this and then some if you wanted it back out.



Please note, it is not beyond us to stop an injustice. I wish you better luck in your travels.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:28 PM   #5
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Admittedly, we are newbies to rving but have stayed at six different campsites and NONE charged for the tow vehicle. For an additional vehicle, yes but NOT for the tow vehicle!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:30 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. We wanted to set up camp during the week. Wife would use her car to go to work. I would do the same and the kid would go to school. But, the plans fell apart when our vehicles were going to be charged daily "use" fees.

Thought it a bit unreasonable. Anyway, we'll camp elsewhere.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:50 PM   #7
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$48 seems like a deal. Then again, I am in New England, where we pay a premium to camp.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:46 PM   #8
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We're learning. Like everything else, it's all perspective.

Locally, state parks are $30 nightly for 50 amp svc.

Best RV park around is $470 monthly plus electric.

So, a local city park for $28 nightly is fine. We draw the line at $10 per day per vehicle like we're rolling in for a day at the swimming area and using public showers and services.

All we asked for was to be treated like campers instead of "day users" and politics won the battle.

FYI: If we drove in with a motorhome, it wouldn't be charged the daily use fee, only the camping fee. It's just BS language.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:46 PM   #9
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Lol i just stayed at a great county park this summer,
Lake
Trout stream
Fhu
Walking trails
Great neighbors

Staggering $18.00 a night

Two weekends ago at a county park near a river and a bar "not sand" $10 a night.
50 and 30 amp
water

I'm glad I live in the midwest!


I think the tow vehicle deal is unreasonable as "stated"

Would you have stayed there had the cost been $48 a night without mention of the tow vehicle fee?
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:52 PM   #10
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Opinions....Expectations too high?

Yeah, and local taxes pay for this "city" owned place already. Local RE taxes are high. $200k house is $6k per year. Just getting p**sed at the lack of common sense. 1 or 2 days might be ok, but 14 days is about $700 after tax. KEY WEST RATES!!!

Pick your battles I guess!?!?
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