RV Travel Podcast

RVTravel podcast: Ghosts will get your campsite! Recall, dealing with bad neighbors and helping a fellow RVer DIY

August 27, 2021

Ep. 22: RV travelers' bane: phantom reservations and “no vacancy” outrage! In this episode we take on technological hurdles to getting a campground reservation. RV Travel.com senior writer Mike Gast outlines the evils of “bots” and automated reservation-stealers and offers a few work-arounds.

Recalls, work on the road, industry news and what’s on your minds and where you’re going from our social media. Plus, the results of our survey question: have you ever moved due to a bad neighbor? … and your creative solutions.

[2:00] Scott answers a question about a campground, and helps you help a reader with winter DIY project suggestions.

[3:13] The survey question: Have you ever moved from your campsite because of a bad neighbor? Answer at the end of the podcast! A clearinghouse for on-the-road work from Escapees RV Club.

[5:20] Mike Gast of RVTravel.com addresses aggravating technological barriers that drive us nuts when we’re trying to make an RV Park or campground reservation. We start with “phantom reservations,” what they are, and how to bet the tech-geeks at their own game.

[19:00] “Bots” are the bane of RV travelers when they scrape up all the campground reservations in a matter of seconds. Mike explains how they work and why we still have hope if we go “old-school.”

[36:51]News: A Newmar recall of 2,000 motorhomes … RV dealers less optimistic than last quarter but still “positive” about long-term sales potential.

[38:28] Your answers and the results to the survey question “Have you ever moved due to a bad neighbor?” Readers offer creative solutions to loud families and bad bikers.

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