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Old 07-29-2014, 09:13 AM   #15
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Jay has a good point. Many times during cross country trips we encountered campgrounds with roads that are too narrow and backing into a space was impossible before I got smarter and started using Google Earth. In a KOA in South Carolina, I literally had to get out and walk in front of the mh and ask people to move their cars so we could get out of there. Boy did I get some nasty looks!
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:23 AM   #16
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Tree trimming - agree 100%
WiFi - Get your own hot spot.
Cable - Who has time, or the patience, to watch the drivel they broadcast.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #17
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If your a full timer or even an extended timer you really need to learn to be self sufficient. Supply your own wifi and satellite TV if those things are important to you. Quit depending on others for your needs. Otherwise your just buying into the mentality that you are entitled to everything. Our society was never meant to be that!
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:38 AM   #18
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Jay has a good point. Many times during cross country trips we encountered campgrounds with roads that are too narrow and backing into a space was impossible before I got smarter and started using Google Earth. In a KOA in South Carolina, I literally had to get out and walk in front of the mh and ask people to move their cars so we could get out of there. Boy did I get some nasty looks!

It is called Greed! The tighter I make them, the more spaces I have to rent.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #19
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Even "tight" will work, if the sites are sufficiently angled relative to the access road. It's simply a failure to make full use of whatever common sense they were born with when designing the site layout. Disney tryed to put me on a site once that was plenty big, and sufficiently separated from the neighbors, but was at a 90 degree angle to the narrow access road and surrounded by large trees and other vegetation with no setback from the site "entrance".
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:22 AM   #20
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Some parks are older and rigs weren't as big years ago which explains some of the narrow roads.

We also have a Millenicom MIFI as DW does work on the road and needs access. I need access to check out the forum once a day at least
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That's a great attitude if you use your RV for weekends and a couple of vacations a year. But for those of us who full-time, not having internet and TV are not acceptable long term situations.



But, like many full-timers, we carry our own internet capability thanks to Verizon and have a fully automatic DirecTV system. When we can't get TV because of trees we stream video through our Roku.



So we really don't care if an RV park has wifi or cable unless it is in such a remote location in which cellular internet service is impossible. Examples include, for example, Death Valley or Fundy National Park at which we were very appreciative to have park-provided wifi.

I had never heard of Roku, just Googled it......how does it not hog bandwidth like wifi. Or eat up your data plan on your personal hotspot.
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I had never heard of Roku, just Googled it......how does it not hog bandwidth like wifi. Or eat up your data plan on your personal hotspot.
A Roku is a wifi device; it communicates with the wifi like a computer or other device.

We are fortunate to have unlimited Verizon data plans so we use our smartphones as hotspots and rarely bother with campground wifi.
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As an added thought. Those of you who use "free" wifi, whether it be at an rv park or McDonalds or Starbucks....be aware that most do not have encrypted wifi...meaning anyone with the right software on their computers can see everything you do. If you need to use anything with a password, use your hot spot or other wifi that you "know" is encrypted.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:18 PM   #24
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As an added thought. Those of you who use "free" wifi, whether it be at an rv park or McDonalds or Starbucks....be aware that most do not have encrypted wifi...meaning anyone with the right software on their computers can see everything you do. If you need to use anything with a password, use your hot spot or other wifi that you "know" is encrypted.
This misinformation is repeated over and over on the internet.

If you are communicating with a financial organization or any other entity that uses HTTPS protocol (which includes Facebook and Gmail) then your information is totally protected by the encryption that is the heart of HTTPS. It doesn't matter if the wifi you use is encrypted or not.

The "horror stories" that are repeated around the internet are almost entirely based on people who have connected to "scam" wifi networks setup for the purpose of stealing information. When you connect at McDonalds make sure it's the McD's network you are connecting to. Don't be afraid to ask.

I don't care if you choose to use your own hotspot for your financial transactions but please don't spread misinformation that confuses others.
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It seems to me that some folks need to understand that where many RV parks are located there is no wired broadband available, period. The Telco and the Cable companies do not provide the service so the campground owner has no option. No one in the chain is willing to fork out the money to run long data capable cables into the area. The most common benefit has been the Telco's upgrading their local office to a fiber feed but then the issue becomes the number of miles to that from the campground. In rural areas that is a real issue for residents. Aside from the cost satellite does not have the bandwidth either.

FWIW Roku is Wifi is what is one of the things gobbling capacity in any system it attaches to. They are the enemy.
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...and where would you be located??



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We're cg hosts at a great cg! We are at a county park with

44 paved large sites
strong secure wi fi
over 130 digital hi-def channels
20, 30, 50amp
not one streetlight
no play ground
2 miles of paved walking, biking trails
18 hole golf course
horse back riding
1,300acre park
NO limbs less than 16ft


how much? $31.00 a nite! We help run a great park!
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CG's should not advertise Wifi unless they have reasonable signal strength.
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