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TOPIC: Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 1 year 1 month ago #14955

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This park is a small (6 site) RV Park with water and electricity only on gravel sites. It's very close to I-95 in Richmond, Va. and great for an overnight or if you have a reason to be in Richmond. At $20 a night, I thought it was reasonably priced unless I compared it to Pelican Roost at $22 a night for a waterfront full hook up site on a concrete pad. I checked in today and was told on Oct 1st, it goes up to $35 a night. What ???? Almost doubling the price, what are they thinking? I've never seen more than 1 or two RV's here at a time. Maybe they want to raise the price to the point that nobody uses it and then close it for non utilization. I sure hope the base leadership and MWR Director re-evaluate this price increase.

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 10 months 4 days ago #15129

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Just read a recent review and the price did go up to $35 a night for a W/E site. Trying to put themselves out of business.

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 10 months 4 days ago #15137

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That was my review. It just ain't worth $35. No on-site sewer. No wifi. Nothing on base except a tiny PX and gas station. It could be great,

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 10 months 4 days ago #15139

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I agree 100%. When we're going north or south we have stopped there for a night or two and it works well for that at $20 per night and I though even that was a little high for what you get. Your review was right on the money. I've had a reservation in the past and wondered what would prevent a "drive in" from taking the reserved spot. The gate guards this last trip told me they thought it was free.

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 2 months 1 week ago #16193

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Called to make a reservation at Richmond's W/E, 6 site campground today. Read a recent review that the poster said they paid $25 a night recently. I was told they did drop the price from $35 to $30. They said so few people use it they're hoping to make more $$ with the price increase. I asked how that was working. I was told I'll be the only person there on Friday night. And for the whole month of July they only had 5 paying customers. I suggested if they were not busy at $20 a night, and less business at $35 a night, maybe they're going in the wrong direction with pricing. Especially for a military campground without FHU's, no bath house and no laundry facilities.

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 2 months 1 week ago #16205

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I had heard that a handful of guys were taking that place over for the weekends of the Nascar races and this way it was available for their limited usage. Or at least that was the goal.

Richmond Family, MWR RV Park Rate Increase 2 months 1 week ago #16209

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The Roo wrote: I had heard that a handful of guys were taking that place over for the weekends of the Nascar races and this way it was available for their limited usage. Or at least that was the goal.


We're here all by our lonesome. The high price will discourage others from using this place but that seems an extreme measure to have it available for Nascar weekends. They do accept reservations. Not sure what that does, because they don't mark the sites and it's show up and take any available site.

Seems like a better course of action would be to lower the price, make the place more functional and straighten out the management/reservation system. Looks like they have the room to add more spots. Even without sewer at site, they should be able to generate a significant income for MWR being on the main North/South interstate.

There's only six sites. One is coned-off with some kind of problem. Two are pull throughs with water and electricity located in the normal spot. The other four are back-ins with the water and electricity near the road and they're not level. And they do not accept credit cards only cash or checks with a drop box in the campground. The gent in the office that I spoke to by phone indicated they get some deadbeats that stay and don't pay. The positive for us is that it's right off I-95 and close to friends we've served with.
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