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Old 10-19-2018, 07:11 AM   #29
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Banderabob......when I had room service at Lazy Days Tucson, it came out of their kitchen on site.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:43 PM   #30
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Texas is a big place. Do you remember which KOA it was? Nice people like that definitely deserve our business.


I donít remember exactly, but I do remember that they are now no longer in the KOA system.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:56 AM   #31
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Banderabob......when I had room service at Lazy Days Tucson, it came out of their kitchen on site.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:12 AM   #32
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We stayed in Cranbrook this past July and really enjoyed that KOA!!!
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:35 PM   #34
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KOA in West Memphis has a BBQ smoker and will deliver to your campsite. Great!
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KOA in Grants NM delivers as well.
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Had a pizza delivered once, I gave them a good description they couldn't miss me.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:53 PM   #37
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The KOA in west Memphis will deliver BBQ and pizza. Pretty good pulled pork sandwich after a day on the road is nice.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:48 PM   #38
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It appears to be one of the "benefits" of some KOA's. A couple of years ago on a particularly difficult day, we were hours behind and only could make it to the Denver area, but everything was booked up. Barb found a KOA outside of Central City, the closest we could get to Denver. It was expensive and served the gambling towns of Central and Black Hawk. It was atop a ridge and the view in most directions was great. I vaguely remember a lot of dried mud, not gravel. We were exhausted when we came in and they offered to deliver a pizza to the trailer. It too was expensive—apparently a frozen one they heated up. It was not gourmet, but after a bad day, it was pretty good. I would not recommend it if you are not wasted and very hungry.

I have seen food available at other RV parks, and especially at KOA's. Usually pizza and I'm sure frozen. It is delivery, not room service, as a cart isn't rolled to your "room" with fancy utensils, silver water pitchers, linen napkins and plates with the KOA crest on them.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:53 PM   #39
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We stayed in Cranbrook this past July and really enjoyed that KOA!!!
They are nice people and have great grounds. Nice view of the mountains as well! They said they are new to the KOA chain although they were already a campground. It certainly looks like they have put some money into it. My wife and I were trying to figure out the return on investment. Perhaps the casino kicked in some cash. In any case it is quite nice.
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We were just there last week, enroute to Lancaster PA.
Great folks and very nice campground.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:34 PM   #41
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Just south of Janesville, in Northern Illinois, in the spring of 2018 we stopped at a KOA that had been upgraded. Beautiful site with several rolling hills, and obviously a place made for parents or grandparents with kids in mind. It was NOT crowded, but it was early in the season (Mid May) and raining. They had a great playground, washrooms, and seasonal sites along with a full service store where they had souvenirs, takeout dinners, pizzas, sandwiches, and very pleasant workers.

They offered delivery at no cost to any of the sites, but I walked to the store. I ordered Nachos, and they served the largest serving of Nachos I have EVER received in my life (...as big as your head large)! Might have had something with the newly trained HS teen workers who were closing up the place for the night, but they were the most pleasant young folks I have been served by in some time!

This was an "on the road" surprise RV Resort, as we knew we had to stop SOMEWHERE in Wisconsin or Illinois, but made no plans in advance. What a great stop...wish I could remember the name of it. It was literally in the middle of a great expanse of...flat old Illinois. Loved it!

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Old 11-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #42
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I guess our idea of dining is a bit different than many others. A campground that prepares a few food options is not going to be a very good "restaurant"—I suppose there's one somewhere, but it would be unusual. The pizza is going to be frozen and heated in a zapper or maybe a small oven. You could buy the same for less at a supermarket. I think it could be considered an overpriced convenience item rather than real food. Delivery (often a few hundred feet) is "free" but the pizza is expensive.

But I just read 1/3 of Americans eat fast food every day. So to fast food eaters, I suppose such campground food is good, but are Americans healthy compared to the rest of the developed world? The answer is no—shorter lifespans, more obesity, expensive healthcare—the results of fast food and over-prepared foods are alarming.

As I wrote above, while desperate and exhausted, we got a pizza delivered at a KOA. It was, even in our state of mind, less than mediocre. We stuffed it all down and were glad to have it. It has been a rough day. I think this option is offered at a lot of KOA's and may be required or strongly suggested in KOA franchise agreements. We avoid KOA's these days because many seem to be going downhill. A lot were built decades ago and have not been kept up. It is possible the KOA franchiser has not been inspecting campgrounds as much in recent years, perhaps to save money. Several years back Bob Sunrus started a thread with a title that basically said KOA's are bad—he was "encouraged" to dial it back and did. It was a couple of years later we noticed KOA's were going bad, so Bob was right and ahead of the rest of us. They are not all bad, but a larger percentage had problems in the past several years than before that. There's a good one in Ouray, but the one north of Pueblo went real bad several years ago and we found another CG west of the city that was a lot better managed. The one in Steamboat Springs was nice enough, but they refused to honor a discount through a road insurance membership the dealer gave us for a year. They made a few extra bucks off us, but they have probably lost more from my reviews online. That's just a few examples.

Since we often travel in the shoulder seasons, we rarely find any food options at CG's. Usually they only have meals served or offered for delivery during the busiest months. Those are the worst months for travel—too hot, too busy, more expensive. But would you go to a restaurant for a campsite? RV parks, out of necessity (it is not an easy business to be in), focus on campsites, not food. Occasionally a restaurant in some remote place will have some RV sites—they are usually very basic. Or, a casino will have basic and cheap campsites in a parking lot or dirt field. We have stayed at those for a quick overnight, avoid the food too as casino food is pretty much an afterthought in most casinos, and go look at the bright lights, listen to the bells and whistles going off, and see the strange looks on people's faces at the slots. We refuse to waste our money gambling, but we appreciate the basic campsite.

I think it would be great if more campgrounds served a good breakfast early every day. We like to go out for breakfast fairly often and driving into town and then rushing back to pack up and continue travels is just about impossible. Some CG's do, but only on weekends in midsummer, so it has never worked out for us. And I suspect the food would be greasy, the potatoes frozen, the toast cheap white bread, the utensils plastic and the plates paper, so we probably wouldn't take a chance. Long ago motels almost always had a restaurant of varying quality. But it was a real restaurant and locals would come there too. That ended a long time ago and then the "free continental breakfast" appeared. I guess a lot of people like it, though I really don't know. Some lodging does a good job, most don't and we might get some juice, a few hard boiled eggs and maybe some yogurt. Maybe the scrambled eggs will be ok, but maybe not. This is not restaurant food, it is an amenity offered on the side. A real restaurant would not serve food like that—no one would come. If it is "free" maybe it feels like a deal, but it isn't free. And if we do pay for it, I want to make sure I get what I paid for. I wish the motel offered a no breakfast option in the rates.
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