Our two weeks at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails is up today, but we had talked about extending our stay through the weekend, and heading out Monday morning. That’s the great thing about the fulltime RV lifestyle, our plans are usually written in Jello.
However, we woke up yesterday morning to discover that the power was out on one side of the RV park, and of course, it was our side. 🙁
I called the office and was told that they hoped to have the problem remedied by noon. Okay, we can handle that. It was pretty hot, but the humidity was low, so we opened up the windows on the shaded side of our motorhome, turned on our roof vents to create an air flow, and even though it was in the low 90s, it was tolerable.
An hour or so later, our batteries were getting low, since the power had been out for several hours by then, so I turned on our Onan generator to charge them up. I also called the office again, and was told they hoped to have the power on by 3 p.m. Huh? What happened to noon? We waited a while, and then decided that since we had some errands to run, we’d do that and at least be in Greg’s air conditioned truck or inside air conditioned stores.
We called the Thousand Trails office a couple of times during the day, and were told they hoped to have the power on by 5 p.m. Hmm…. are you beginning to see a pattern here? When we got back to the RV park, somewhere close to 7 p.m., the ranger said the power was still out, but that they were bringing in a generator so folks could at least have lights and charge their batteries. By 9:30 there was still no generator. The ranger also said the power could be out “a day or two.”
Okay, that’s all I need to know. Another great thing about the fulltime RV lifestyle is that we have wheels under our house, and if we don’t like the neighbors or the neighborhood, we can leave. Scrub the plan to stay around a couple more days, we’re outta here!
Overall, we have been pleased with our Thousand Trails membership, but this kind of stuff ticks me off. They really need to invest some time and money into maintenance, instead of waiting until things break and then try to piece them back together. We’ve been here two weeks and the pool has been out of order all that time. When we checked in, we were told it would be fixed in a day or two. Apparently, those days are going to be in November or December. We have seen the same thing in every Thousand Trails campground we have visited. Sites with the electric boxes covered up and out of order, pools and hot tubs that don’t work, and repeated excuses from the staff. We got our membership used for only $100, but if I had paid the big bucks that some people have for their Thousand Trails membership, I’d really be upset.
If Speedco isn’t too busy, we’ll get an oil change and lube before we head out this morning, and the game plan is to drive to Boron, California, about 200 miles. We’ll spend the night at a Passport America park there, and then Monday we’ll go on to the Escapees Park of the Sierras in Coarsegold, California.
Of course, all plans are written in Jello, and I have a short attention span, so who knows what tangent I might go off on along the way?
Thought For The Day – When you’re in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut!