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Old 07-05-2015, 10:50 AM   #31
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The last KOA I stayed in was in Holbrook, AZ, in February of 2012. They were exactly twice per night what the private park across the road charged. That private park looked nicer, but has a big red "no vacancy" sign flashing. It was apparently full for a reason... nice park fairly priced... The KOA had 2 other RVs other than mine. I hooked up to power but it was cold, so I left the water hose in storage. I was there just 1 night and it was about $50-... I used their restroom/shower facilities, which were clean and nicely maintained... but I still felt ripped off at the price for what I received. I tend to avoid KOA if I can.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:51 PM   #32
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We overnighted at the Holbrook KOA last September and it was 36 bucks for their 50 amp pull through site.


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Old 07-05-2015, 05:57 PM   #33
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I have never stayed in BFE. Is that in the East or West. Please elaborate

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Old 07-07-2015, 05:08 PM   #34
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We overnighted at the Holbrook KOA last September and it was 36 bucks for their 50 amp pull through site.


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It probably was $36- when I was there... I don't exactly remember. I do remember the rate being exactly twice what the park across the road had posted outside...
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:59 PM   #35
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I guess I kinda feel alone on this one. But I have stayed at 4 koas and would stay again in a heart beat. To be honest the ones I have stayed at are the same price as other CG both state and private CG. Very helpful and nice.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:34 PM   #36
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we have stayed at a lot of KOA's and find there are nice ones and not so nice ones. We liked the one in Pine Island FL with level concrete pads and spacious sites.

The one in Perry FL was a bit rougher with sandy sites and a bit un-level. They fall up and down the scale from bad to nice.

It seems KOA's to have to meet some criteria to get the franchise. Like most guide you to your site and sell propane. They also have a convenient website to make your reservation, a member discount and a point program

We always have stayed at a campground rather than a rest area or parking lot and we try to skip pricey campgrounds regardless of the brand name.

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Old 07-07-2015, 11:42 PM   #37
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We've been "ripped off" by KOA more than once. I avoid them like the plague.
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We stay at KOA for the convenience. Most are on the major routes, which is where we tend to travel. No problems at any of the ones we've stayed in.


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Old 07-14-2015, 09:04 PM   #39
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We stayed at a KOA just west of Yosemite last month that was 95% full of RVs, but had no one staying in their numerous "Kamper Kabins." The cabins were on nearly level sites at the top of the hill, while the RV sites were on a steep slope with two very steep access roads. Due to the narrow, crowded sites and vehicles parked along the driveway, we couldn't turn sharp enough to back into the pay-in-advance, W/E site they had reserved for us. The only alternative was one empty back-in FHU site for an extra $10/night.

Then this KOA required some special black tank chemical for their septic system. They would sell it to you, but we had already put our normal chemical pod in the tank because we thought we were going to be in a W/E site. Without their chemical, you could only dump at the city sewer access located at the bottom of the hill (who knows why were they on septic with a city sewer line near the entrance). But the access road that we had to park on to dump was so steep that nothing came out of the black tank--it was too far forward of the outlet.

So, to make a long story longer, we paid $10 extra at KOA to be able to haul our black tank waste to our next night's campground because the KOA had spent all their money on empty cabins and a very nice swimming pool and neglected to spend any money on a decent RV dump. That's just one example of why we only stay at KOAs under extreme duress.
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