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fj12ryder

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Posted: 02/11/20 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

karj wrote:

SanCap wrote:

Be Very careful with Campnab. I wanted to see if this worked as advertised so I set up an alert for a campground I have been trying to get into that is always booked. I followed the process and only input my email. After completing that the prompts quickly went to choosing a monthly or annual package.

At that point I left the website but did notice their cheapest annual package was $90.

A couple hours later I saw an email thanking me for joining with an annual subscription and my next payment was due 2-10-2021. I followed up and checked my CC statement and I had been charged $89.95 for an annual subscription to "Active Advantage". I never input a credit card number.

I contacted my credit card company and discussed this fraud and my card was cancelled. After a little research I found others that have had similar things happen to them with Active Advantage. The only thing that I found online was that Reserve America name was a common denominator.

This may be an isolated case but be careful and check your statements if you visited that site, the only thing I can think of is this is a rebranded company that I worked with previously and retained my CC number.

Coincidence maybe??? Most Likely not.


I’m one of the people working on Campnab. What you describe has nothing to do with us.

To be clear, we cannot charge your credit card unless you enter your CC number, date, and CCV. Without that information, it is impossible for us to charge you for anything.

We are not connected to Active Advantage in any way. That said, from my bit of investigation, it appears that they’re somehow affiliated with Reserve America. Others have complained about the same issue: https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f2/reserve-america-active-advantage-scam-beware-101968.html

I understand how the timing might have made the charge seem like it was related to us, but in no way is.

We’re just two guys working on a service that we built for ourselves (because we couldn’t find any available campsites without it). We have no interest in doing anything dodgy with our product.
Well, if this post is legit, it clearly shows the disadvantage of relying on secondhand information, as was mentioned earlier.

Thanks for the heads-up.


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Posted: 02/11/20 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey Eric - thanks for posting on this forum. I can't seem to find on your site the price for doing these scans. We are a working family and have to plan camping trips. We like state parks, so If we knew we wanted to camp over spring break, and we were flexible on what state park - would we have to create several scans and pay for each scan? What is that cost? I see that it most likely will cost more if I want you to scan more often.

So say out of all these scans, nothing comes up within our selected time frame - do we have to tell you to stop scanning/charging our credit card?

I wish there was more information on your site about fees/plans.

Thanks again - it's a great service - excellent idea!


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sam22 wrote:

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I had no Idea things were getting that tough to get a site. We visited Banff/ Jasper 12 times and never had to reserve at anytime. My first time there was 1971 when I hitch hiked with a backpack,tent, clean clothes and a hair cut from Monterey. He he..... a doctor picked mE up in Portland and flew me over the Cascades in his airplane to NW Washington. Then Border guard gave me a ride to the trans Canada Highway. I can't tell you how fun it was in those days.


Wow that sounds pretty great! I'm not sure you could get away with that these days. You can can get a site in Banff easier than Jasper, the biggest campground in Japser has been closed since 2018 so that makes it more difficult. Almost impossible if you want any hookups. Things have changed!


Thanks Sam22, they had youth hostels back then in Banff/ Jasper. For 2 bucks you got a shower a cot and granola breakfast in the morning. Oh and a ride to town in the van and ride back at midnite. There were a lot of nice gals I met from around the world traveling as I did. It was fun in those days. Such good memories.

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My wife's cousin (girl) from Oregon was telling us that back in the early 70s Canada wanted the youth of the day to see their country, so they had some program where you could hitchhike from coast to coast and have a place to stay overnight for free, which she did. Those were the days.
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Posted: 02/13/20 09:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sam22 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Google it and get all the information first hand.


Great, thanks for the super helpful response. I'm so glad you're here to provide such valuable information to people.


He is kinda known for it.


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fj12ryder

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Bipeflier wrote:

sam22 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Google it and get all the information first hand.


Great, thanks for the super helpful response. I'm so glad you're here to provide such valuable information to people.


He is kinda known for it.
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karj wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Well, if this post is legit, it clearly shows the disadvantage of relying on secondhand information, as was mentioned earlier.


It’s totally legit. We’re a tiny operation, and have nothing to gain by doing scammy things. In fact, so many folks have had a good experience with the service that we started posting their notes here: https://campnab.com/reviews (We don’t pay for these, or solicit them in any way. Most of them are just messages we received via email, from happy customers.)

More than that, we put a lot of attention into providing good support to our members. Anyone can reach me directly on our office line by calling 604-683-2250. Additionally, we have a chat widget on the site and typically respond to requests within a few moments (so long as we’re awake and in range of cell service).

Campnab isn’t our full time gig. Additionally, some features are harder to add than others—especially given all the different booking systems we need to integrate with. So, we can’t always add a feature quickly—even if it seems simple from the outside.

That said, we do work really hard to offer a good service. If any of you do try it, and run into problems, please reach out to us. We’re happy to answer any questions, and help you directly in any way we can. :-)


I checked it out and it looks interesting. But, it has very few listings in MN where I am from. And, no MN state parks. Maybe in the future you will add more parks to your lists.

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Posted: 02/15/20 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

karj wrote:

We’re working on adding more states. It just takes time as many of the jurisdictions run on different systems. As such, some of these require more work to add scan for than others.


You might want to consider adding county parks too. Some of our favorite parks are county parks with many reservation-only spots that are booked months in advance.


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pnichols wrote:

karj wrote:

We’re working on adding more states. It just takes time as many of the jurisdictions run on different systems. As such, some of these require more work to add scan for than others.


You might want to consider adding county parks too. Some of our favorite parks are county parks with many reservation-only spots that are booked months in advance.


True,

I did notice though that one of their listings in MN was a county park near me. So they do have a few for sure.

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Well I tried it out, got a monthly package and got a site in Jasper with power for 4 nights so I'd say I'm satisfied and that it works pretty good. It would be great to get Alberta provincial parks in this system too! Thanks for creating this!


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