<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GraciesMom:
Homer - the campgrounds here in Denver - this SUMMER - if you were going to stay for a month, charged a deposit for power, an extra charge for WiFi and some of them charged for cable. And the monthly charges were over $500 - some much more than that. We are talking some DUMPY RV parks too. Lots of permanent residents and junkers. I hate it when a campground advertises WiFi and cable and then you find out that there's an extra charge for them - and with the WiFi you have to log on and pay with your credit card. $4 to $10 extra per dog, a charge for more than 2 or 4 people, a charge for taking credit cards instead of cash. It's getting ridiculous. You would think that with the gas prices and the lack of RV's traveling right now, they'd be bending over backwards to accomodate you. As long as I have my air card to get online and my cell phone . . . I'll take WalMart parking lots or WHATEVER to staying in RV parks when I'm on the road headed for a destination. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
ThousandTrails effectively just doubled their annual fee with the upcharge for the previously free WiFi. Why would anyone pay $500 a year for Tengonet WiFi that only works at select campgrounds when for similar money you can get an entry level air card plan that will work in most places that have cell phone coverage?
They are also removing sites to put up cabins (condos) for sale.
Here in Florida some really junky parks are charging $800+ a month for a site with an electric meter(seperatly billed). They give them some really fancy names but....
I can understand that some people are real power hogs and can run up a bill with their AC's set in the high 60's and low 70's or the heat set to 80, both with the windows open all the time however for an 18 X 40 foot patch of ground in a low rent district these rates are getting to be a bit much.
2001 Winnebago Adventurer WFG35U