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Friday, July 30, 2010

I Usually Don’t Rant… But

We have managed to get most of the campground organized and cleaned up after the storm we had Tuesday.  We reported to the rangers in the park the next morning the need to have the bulldozer come bring some gravel in to level the drop offs at the entrance to several campsites.  There is an area on the property where they have several tons of gravel already here.

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At the writing of this, it is Friday 10 am, the weekenders will be filtering in today and the drop-offs have not been fixed or even attempted to be fixed.  Being an rv’er, the drop offs from the road to some of the campsites would keep me from trying to put our motorhome in them.   I would be nervous about damage to our rig or vehicle.  We have seen rigs tilt to an alarming angle to a couple of these sights before the heavy rains came and caused  more deep ruts.

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This week they spent their time putting up new campsite posts that they have had for over a year.  I would have thought the safety of the camper would have been more important.

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I am not a complainer by nature, but there comes a time when you step up to the plate and care about your guests and their safety.  Unfortunately, this is not the only issue turned in for repair that has not been attended to.

Thanks for letting me rant, I just don’t understand the lack of care and concern!

19 comments:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

You are right to complain. If we were assigned one of those sites, we would ask for another site. If not provided we would leave.

Rick and Paulette said...

I agree 100% with your complaints. Maybe all you can do is mark those sites off with your cones as unsafe until fixed - that might get the parks guys on the ball a bit.

Sue and Doug said...

sometimes it helps to 'rant'..hopefully they will listen to you eventually!!!..looks like it would be a bumby ride getting over or rather into those sites!!

Carol K said...

Maybe if enough campers complain, the park will do something. Maybe not. In any case, I hope no one blames the two of you. Campground hosts sometimes are caught in the middle in this kind of situation. :-(

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

I'm with you guys on this one! Nothing worse than pulling into a campground and having one of those "oh, crap!" moments when you know you could damage your rig if you're not reeeeeeally careful.

John and Carol said...

You certainly have good reason to rant. I hope the rangers will listen to you. You know the old adage "the squeaky wheel gets the grease". Or, "it all else fails, try, try, again" Good Luck!

Weldon and Sandy said...

Rant on.......... If one is not careful they could crack a windshield if they torque the MH in one of those deep cracks

John and Sandy said...

I don't look at it as a rant, you are just looking out for your fellow rv'ers and we appreciate a good camp host that does :) Good Job, and send any complaints you get to the Ranger!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I agree with you seems like they want someone to get hurt before they will fix it..

~~Mike~~ said...

Completely agree with everyone else on this! You are right to be upset by it. Maybe your voice will be the one that gets them moving and saves someone's rig! I hope they will listen to you soon!

-Mike & Heidi
97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
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Karen and Al said...

If it was a money issue, it would be one thing, but since they have piles of gravel already there, it's hard to understand their priorities. You can only do so much, I guess.

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Sometimes you just have to vent. I have to agree with your questioning of their priorities. You obviously took it upon yourself and did as much as you could to mark the dropoffs. Thankfully, they have you! I'm sure the campers will appreciate it and hopefully the rangers will take a hint.

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Totally agree with you and ranting is a good way to get things off your chest.

Make sure after you are done ranting, do all you can and once you have then let it go!

Rant On!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Someone smarter than me once said,it's a happy man who get's to Bixch once in awhile, I agree and I for one wouldn't blame the host's for managements lack of action, about all you can do is warn people iof it look's like they will do some damage to their rig. To bad you have to be in that position.Keep a stiff upper lip and smile. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Merikay said...

I guess the Rangers are not RVers.

Warn anyone that you can and maybe you will help them not damage their rigs. It is the late night or newbies that are at risk the most.

Levonne said...

Good for you for caring and saying something about the problem! Sometimes I am amazed at how out of touch park staff can be with the realities of a camper in their campground.

Judy and Emma said...

Dare I say, sometimes not uncommon in government run establishments? I hope this won't sour your volunteering spirits. :( We are needed out there! :) You've done all you could!

Dennis and Donna said...

I'm with you!! Teetering precariously with a big RV in tow is not my idea of a good time!!

Kevin & Sheryl said...

Ahhhhhhh State Workers........got to love it.....lol