I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

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I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby d_s_144 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:45 pm

Well, I was hoping the masses would have started to cancel the first week of their two-week reservations. Now that many folks are booking a week earlier than their intended arrival date to ensure they can secure a spot, I thought I would see a ton of available sites, but that does not seem to be the case yet. It's still early, I assume it will happen soon.

I couldn't get a site for the week I had intended to come up (7/20), so my reservation is for the following week (7/28). I check RA everyday, I'll be ready when it happens. If not, it looks like I'm going in late July this year! There are worse things!

Happy 2019! See you on the ponds in about 6 months!
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby CampADK » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:52 pm

I picked up 8 days mid July last week. There are always cancellations. There were lots in the late late fall. Might be people are now waiting more last minute to cancel this year? Good luck!
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby linjohn2 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Canceling Site 104
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June 23 for two weeks soon.
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby Karyn » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:58 pm

what site number do you have for 7/28
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby d_s_144 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:32 pm

We have 2 sites, 222 and 223. It's a pain trying to get two together, as I'm sure you can imagine. But, it worked out OK. We'd still like to move a week earlier, but two cancellations, side-by-side, seems rather unlikely in the same week. We'll hope for the best! Come on Spring!

The fat, furry rodent said there will be an early spring, I sure hope he's right.
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby d_s_144 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:14 am

Well, I check 3x a week, and still, I am not seeing the slew of cancellations I had anticipated. Maybe everyone is just going to keep both weeks this year, since RA does not seem to add inventory back in the system if the campers don't show up within 24 hours, or whatever the guideline is these days.

On a side note, the 'new' RA site is a bit more aesthetically pleasing, but it's still super clunky and outdated. Iterative improvements I guess.

Happy Spring 2019!
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby CampADK » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:18 am

When are you looking at going? We have to cancel Site 120
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for Jun 17-Jul 1 if that helps.

I picked up a great site mid July on a cancellation.
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby d_s_144 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:52 am

We're trying to get to 7/20 for seven nights. The snag is we need two sites together (2 campers, screenhouse, one tent, one dock, two boats) for the 8 of us. Oh well, we'll keep looking and hope for the best. If all else fails, we just go up on 7/28, no big deal. Everyone has to get PTO requests in soon so we were hoping for a little good fortune. I guess being there at all is good fortune enough!
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby Lazjr » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:03 pm

Site 80
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is available for 2 weeks starting 7/21. Just saw it on RA.
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby Lazjr » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:08 pm

And now Site 286
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is available on RA for the two weeks starting July 21. Good luck!

PS - I'm not the one canceling these. I'm just checking RA regularly for specific sites I want and I'm happy to pass along the ones I don't.
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Re: I expected a ton of cancellations by now...

Postby CampADK » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:14 pm

Thanks for posted these!

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