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Old 06-13-2016, 09:44 AM   #85
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Don't you just wonder how folks years ago who owned their own business dealt with traveling?

When we first started full-timing we had no cell phone and definitely no internet. We survived just fine.

Park wifi is not meant to conduct business, including home financial stuff. It's not meant for streaming movies. The systems are too expensive for that. Typically campground wifi is meant for emails and quick searches.

If you need access for things like that, supply your own. That's what the majority of people do nowadays.
Agree 100% Don't forget that a campground owner will pass the price of a wifi system to All guests Even those that don't use it or don't want/need it.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:10 AM   #86
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Your thought was my thought. Instead of offering to even "look into it" to make me happy, jumped ship right to the, well you could move on. Reading Google reviews, it's not the first time he's been this way.
He probably just did them a favor. Would rather have blunt honesty than to drag it out for a day "troubleshooting" when he knows it'll never connect. Of course, even more blunt honesty would've been better by not even listing wireless as available in the first place!
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #87
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KOA's, after full timing for 7 years, I avoid them unless the only boondocking available is right next to a railroad track.

The service is awful, grounds always in need of repair and management totally unresponsive to complaints. Oh yeah, did I mention they are always over priced?
There are ~500 KOA campgrounds in the US. How many have you personally stayed in to make that kind of sweeping generalization?
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I would just anniy the guy thecwhole time there.... Remind him you paid 80+ for a spot and whatever comes with it. Read the rules and annoy him with everything you can.
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I am sure that will help a great deal.
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Phone service, and therefore WiFi service in the Yellowstone area is spotty at best. The KOA is a large park, and if many guests are on the internet there will be a limited bandwidth. (whatever that means). I found the Yellowstone West KOA to be a fantastic RV park. The grounds were spotless, the sites large, our preferred spot had a lovely bench, table, and adult wooden double swing. The restaurant was nice, the people very helpful, and they had entertainment for the grandchildren. I would and often recommend the West Yellowstone KOA in my posts and to friends. We plan to visit again in a couple of years. WiFi is not why we RV. The WiFi at most parks not located in cities is poor to very poor to horrible, therefore we travel with a hot-spot to keep in touch on the internet. Anyway, I recommend Yellowstone West KOA to anyone heading that way. Grizzly KOA is also lovely, but it doesn't have an indoor heated pool...I sort of like that amenity.
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Exactly our experience! We'll stay there every time we visit Yellowstone. Outstanding park & people!
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Saw this on FB and thought of this thread.

I still believe self sufficiency re WiFi is the best bet. I'm reminded of the my first trip to Yellowstone with a cell phone. I believe it was in 1999 or 2000 (went both years). I was at Madison campground in the park and there was absolutely no service. There was a pay phone. Made do with that. Put the cell phone away and never gave it another thought.
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Limited availability. I like that. You're spot on about the booking of sites. If they say it, make it so; if not, say that also. About being in remote Yellowstone. I felt that since it was posted on a reputable company's site, KOA, I figured it was true. Guess I was sadly mistaken. You're correct about running a business and never being on vacation. Most of it runs itself, but being able to solve problems and provide estimates from 1,500 miles away is somewhat important to staying in business. Thank you.
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how about a pic or two from that cell phone camera!!!

Yellowstone is awesome. Hope you're still in business and had a great time!
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Well there's always two sides to the story, and I think it was post #44 that maybe steers you in the right direction.
Usually there are three sides to any story, Their side, your side and the truth lays somewhere in between!
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