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I'm not moving campsites


We arrived at a casino campground that had descent reviews and full hook ups (needed after 6 days boondocking).  I went inside to register and the lady said pick any open spot, set up, and come back in to let me know which one. Sites 4 and 5 were open so we set up on site 5 and discovered there was no water at any site. That might have been helpful to know before I set up.  I went in to inquire on the water and she said water is out at all the sites, but you can drag 200 feet of hose across the parking lot to fill your tank. I went back to discuss options with DW and decided to stay.  I drug the hose and filled us up then went in to register.  I told her I was on site five.  She flips through her index cards and says someone has that site for another two days and suggests I move to site four. Now, I'm usually pretty flexible in looking for a solution to problems, but dripping sweat, hungry, and tired I said nope, if they come back they can have site four (sites are identical with no benefit for one over the other).  Well she said she couldn't do that because it was there on the card that they had paid and she couldn't change it without calling the manager.  Please do, I'm not going anywhere. Well after a lengthy discussion with the manager, she was authorized to scratch out site 5 and put site 4 on the person's card that had vacated their spot and she assigned us site 5.  We volunteered to put a couple lawn chairs on site 4 to prevent anyone else from occupying that site in case the other camper returns.  

I guess there is not much point to my story.  Just needed to share. We see campgrounds managed by everything from excellent software with online reservations to people with index cards who have never set up an RV.  Just stuff to deal with.  



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As best as it could have been handled. "Pick any open spot" is pretty clear. 200 feet of hose, geez.

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Yeah, as I was dragging it I was thinking of the physics behind the force required gradually increasing due to the additional weight and friction.  Then I thought about the millions of people in the world that carry water in buckets every day to sustain life. Grateful to have a ready fresh water source. 



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We would have had to drive the rig over to the water outlet, we don't carry 200 ft of hose. Of course, we also travel with 1/2 tank of fresh water - which is 50 gallons, so if only overnight or for 2-3 nights, we would have been ok. We check out the water/power before we 'hookup' anything so that if we have to move it really isn't all that involved. I would also have demanded the manger over the site - of course being the shy, retiring person that I am (ok, ok, I hear the laughter biggrin) I would have demanded the manger when I found out there was no water. Did you get a discount?



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Yes, we got a discount. We are paying $10 a night and they give you daily one free drink and $5 to gamble. They had the hose laid up by the building. Like I said, we just came from boondocking so we were in need of resupply. I did fail to check water before I parked. I was focused on the electric, and sewer, but that's no excuse.

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I am not one to talk poor of a place but umm could you share the grounds you were at because I surely do not want to come across them.
Gpndavid wrote:

We arrived at a casino campground that had descent reviews and full hook ups (needed after 6 days boondocking).  I went inside to register and the lady said pick any open spot, set up, and come back in to let me know which one. Sites 4 and 5 were open so we set up on site 5 and discovered there was no water at any site. That might have been helpful to know before I set up.  I went in to inquire on the water and she said water is out at all the sites, but you can drag 200 feet of hose across the parking lot to fill your tank. I went back to discuss options with DW and decided to stay.  I drug the hose and filled us up then went in to register.  I told her I was on site five.  She flips through her index cards and says someone has that site for another two days and suggests I move to site four. Now, I'm usually pretty flexible in looking for a solution to problems, but dripping sweat, hungry, and tired I said nope, if they come back they can have site four (sites are identical with no benefit for one over the other).  Well she said she couldn't do that because it was there on the card that they had paid and she couldn't change it without calling the manager.  Please do, I'm not going anywhere. Well after a lengthy discussion with the manager, she was authorized to scratch out site 5 and put site 4 on the person's card that had vacated their spot and she assigned us site 5.  We volunteered to put a couple lawn chairs on site 4 to prevent anyone else from occupying that site in case the other camper returns.  

I guess there is not much point to my story.  Just needed to share. We see campgrounds managed by everything from excellent software with online reservations to people with index cards who have never set up an RV.  Just stuff to deal with.  


 



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The Ojibwa Casino in Baraga, MI. I will write reviews on some web sites that led me to believe the place was great. We left two days early (I was up $3 for those interested). Friday night was a busy time for them and the cigarette smoke being pulled out of the casino was carried down wind across the parking lot to our campsite. I don't mind campfire smoke or smoke from a fine cigar, but I do not care for cigarette smoke.



-- Edited by Gpndavid on Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:44:23 AM

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