Reserving SPs-how far ahead?

Discussion in 'Reservation Systems' started by kmh1596, May 31, 2008.

  1. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Hello all, I am trying to look into booking for some 09 camping season dates. A few of our favorite parks have a few select sites we want to be sure and book, as they book for the whole season of weekends very early. ReserveAmerica says there is a 6 month maximum window, but then seems as though it can be farther ahead than that, when they say anything beyond 6 month has to wait 18 days to change it.. Doesn't this imply that indeed you <b><i>can</i></b> book farther than 6 months? Straight from RA:

    <b>Alerts and Important Information

    To insure fairness for all MA customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.</b>

    After reading this again, maybe this means if I was booking for a trip departing Dec 6 (hypothetically), which is over 6 months DEPARTURE date, I'd have to wait 18 days? We just want to be sure we can book some spots in May/June and July next season, Does this mean I'd have to wait until November, Dec, and January?

    I can't be the only nut on here who has experienced booking a site the DAY it becomes available for booking! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Black Eye">

    Thanks in advance! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    *Kevin*
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 5spd, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
    Nights Booked 08: 27, Camped so far: 10

    Edited by - kmh1596 on June 02 2008 01:00:18
     
  2. peteacher

    peteacher New Member

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    Kevin we always book a cabin at Mohawk Trail for MLK weekend in january. We book it on exactly the 6 month date to get it. Reserveamerica is sooo much fun isn't it?

    Life is short...play hard
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  3. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Martha,
    Oh okay, so its exactly 6 months from the day you want to book? Meaning if I wanted say July 15th, I'd have to book it on January 15th? I just want to be sure I have the hang of it, because there's only a few spots at some CGs which are ON the water. I don't NEED to be on the water, but if I CAN be on the water, why not, right? <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

    *Kevin*
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 5spd, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
    Nights Booked 08: 27, Camped so far: 10
     
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    Actually I think it may be 6 months from the final day you wnat to be there. You could call the number and ask.

    Life is short...play hard
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  5. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Yeah thats what I meant.. at least I understand it now. Honestly, I spoke with RA, and the order taker I spoke with couldn't shed any light on the situation. She told me it all depended on when MA DCR got their act together and sent in their "inventory" of sites. If thats the case, what relevance is the 6 month policy? I guess there will be some exciting midnight times coming this fall/winter, when I'm attempting to book the prime sites at the SPs! Does anyone else do their reservations this way, or just take what they can get?

    *Kevin*
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 5spd, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
    Nights Booked 08: 27, Camped so far: 10
     

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