As RV travelers, we believe that campground research is the single-most important piece of planning a successful family trip. We pour over ratings and reviews before deciding on a campground that is going to be the best fit for us.
That’s why the RV Park Reviews feature on GoodSam.com, where RVers can write about their camping experiences. Clear and specific customer reviews will help everyone in the RVing community make better, more informed choices about where they will stay on their journey.
So what makes a campground review helpful? We’ve compiled a list of four guidelines for writing a review that is useful to the other RVers.
• Be Specific. Give readers as much relevant information as possible. The time of year can have a huge impact on your experience, especially if you were vacationing during a holiday weekend. What kind of site did you have—a pull-thru or a back-in? Were you near the playground or pool? Did you travel with kids? All of these details will help another member connect with your experience and determine if the campground is right for them.
• Be Constructive. It is okay to write criticisms about an RV park, but make sure they are constructive and will help other members make important decisions about their travels. Don’t just suggest that a campground isn’t “pet-friendly.” Give specific details about why you felt the park was not a good fit for someone traveling with pets. Make sure you describe how the management dealt with your concerns. Always give a campground the chance to correct a situation before complaining about it online.
• Be Respectful of Privacy Concerns. Please don’t mention proper names when using the review feature. It is important to respect individuals’ privacy concerns, and you can communicate all necessary information using general titles such as manager, owner, camp employees or guests.
• Acknowledge the Good Guys. Don’t just use the review feature to complain about bad camping experience. Use this as an opportunity to share outstanding campground stays as well. We search high and low for RV parks that people rave about, and we look forward to visiting these parks. Customer service and amenities are very important for our family, so we pour over reviews looking for places that excel in these areas. Did you find a campground with huge, private sites? A beautiful pool? Easy access to nearby attractions? Go to Good Sam and rave about all your amazing experiences.
By following these guidelines, you can help other Rvers find the best location for their next RV getaway. And the best part is you will also benefit from all the campground information provided by others. It is a win-win!