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The most comprehensive databse of campground and RV park reviews can be found here: http://rvparkreviews.com

 

There are other places where you can find reviews, but I'm a bit biased and think this is the best one. :rolleyes:

 

I agree that rvparkreviews is good - we also look at rvparkey.com to see if there is anything different.

 

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The most comprehensive databse of campground and RV park reviews can be found here: http://rvparkreviews.com

 

There are other places where you can find reviews, but I'm a bit biased and think this is the best one. :rolleyes:

I agree. There are others out there but nine times out of ten can't find the park I'm looking at. RV Park Reviews remains the best at this time.

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I agree. There are others out there but nine times out of ten can't find the park I'm looking at. RV Park Reviews remains the best at this time.

 

Thanks for the compliment. By the time next year's camping season begins we hope to have Android and iPhone apps available to make RVPR even easier to use.

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We use RV Park Reviews and Trip Advisor. Forget the stars and read between the lines on the reviews. The problem is many of the reviews are posted by folks that frankly are not paying attention.

 

For a laugh read this review of Signal Mountain Campground in Grand Teton National Park: https://www.campendium.com/signal-mountain-campground

 

Here is my review: http://usbackroads.blogspot.com/2015/11/usbackroad-destination-signal-mountain.html. Boy, was I mad!!!

 

The best reviews are written by full-time RV'ers like Laurie and Odel, and others that currently posting on their travels. They really do pay attention.

 

To bad Laurie and Odel left the road...great reviews: http://wecallithome.blogspot.com/

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In order of search:

 

-RV Parks Review (Do factor dates. And do get a feel for the various posters, as you will quickly find posters whose opinions match your own.)

 

-Google (Which may or may not make a hit on Trip Advisor)

 

-Nina's site, as I have been to many of the same parks and find her reviews match my assessment well.

http://wheelingit.us/category/rv-park-ratings/

 

 

I also will take a look at Google Earth, to check the area in general.

 

Joel - Looking forward to adding the upcoming apps for RV Parks Review!

 

Best to all, travel safe, have fun,

Smitty

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-Nina's site, as I have been to many of the same parks and find her reviews match my assessment well.

http://wheelingit.us/category/rv-park-ratings/

Nina's site is absolutely wonderful with excellent descriptions of places they've stayed. It's very helpful if you have a big rig (they have a 40' motorhome) or if you enjoy boondocking (they do it often). They use public parks the majority of time.

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well i have not used rvreviews but i did at one point use trip advisor. an i'm totally against it. we had a very terrible time few yrs ago at sun n fun in sarasota ,florida. so much so that i went on an joined trip advisor. wouldn't let me post negative comments. At that point i realized its not a true advisory website.

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well i have not used rvreviews but i did at one point use trip advisor. an i'm totally against it. we had a very terrible time few yrs ago at sun n fun in sarasota ,florida. so much so that i went on an joined trip advisor. wouldn't let me post negative comments. At that point i realized its not a true advisory website.

 

I've never had any problem posting negative comments on TA. I think that it uses a combination of automated and offshore folks to process its reviews. Your negative review may have contained some "trigger words" that got it rejected.

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TripAdvisor moderates fairly hard for the first few reviews. There are many reasons for this, including fake reviews and those posting just to gripe. A friend likes to call many fake or gripe reviewers "One and Dones", since they only put up one review. Once you have a number of reviews, 5 to 10, that they approve, you are given more freedom. I have about 130 reviews on TripAdvisor, a combination of campgrounds, hotels, restaurants and attractions. My reviews get published quickly and I have not detected any edits, though they do reserve the right to edit your review. I have learned to put photos on TripAdvisor first and wait until they are approved, before putting them anywhere else public. If the photo is already public somewhere else, it will not show up.

 

I do find RVParkReviews.com a better source of campground reviews. On TripAdvisor, campgrounds are somewhat hidden as "Specialty Lodging" under hotels and the review system is not geared to campgrounds, so many do not put up reviews.

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  • 3 months later...

Thanks for the link! We have been to quite a few places that got high reviews on yelp, and when we got there the places were nothing like what they advertised and the half the amenities were out of order. 6 months on the road it has been hit or miss for us.

 

As one of the administrators of RVParkReviews.com I'm a bit biased, but we spend a lot of effort to ensure that our reviews are real and contain useful content. As a result, I feel pretty confident when I rely on RVPR exclusively for selecting an RV park. Like any review site, each reviewer grades a bit differently but, on the average my wife and I have found that we don't have problems at any park rated "7" and above on RVPR.

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A question for all of you. Do you post to RV Park Reviews when you stay at a CG. I try to. That is the only way newer dates will show up. This is a community effort but if you don't participate the information will get old.

 

Thank you. Furthermore, if you have a favorite CG that you go back to every year, we encourage you to post additional reviews each time you visit there. As someone who has been there before, you're the best able to see trends--is it just as nice this year or have some things slid a bit?

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...if you have a favorite CG that you go back to every year, we encourage you to post additional reviews each time you visit there. As someone who has been there before, you're the best able to see trends--is it just as nice this year or have some things slid a bit?...

We use RV Park Reviews and do post reviews of parks that do not have recent reviews, seem to have improved/declined, or are not mentioned at all. One of the down sides that we have encountered is that once a park starts to get good reviews and mention in almost every thread about travel to their area, it can get very difficult to get a spot when you want/need one. It has been three years since we have been able to stay at what was our favorite park in the Taos, NM area. We have also encountered this situation with Forest Service and Corps of Engineers Parks that are mentioned frequently on this and other forums. Since you can only review parks that you actually have stayed at, there is no way to warn others that reservations well in advance may be necessary.

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