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Old 11-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Why is this?

Had a posting earlier about this, but we've now come onto three more 'el-cheapo' places that have better wi-fi and better cable than so-called 'resort' places. We like to use Passport America or military CGs for one or two night stays whenever we can. (Military ones for long stays too.) Anyway, every supposedly high-end CG we've been at (including the three letter ones) have marginal wi-fi and only sometimes anything you would like to watch available on TV.

The 'resort' we stayed at in Phoenix had water pressure so high it blew our my hose, no wi-fi, no cable, but they thought their golf course made them better. A 'tourist friendly' one shut off their water two days before the CG closed (we were there for the last day), no wi-fi, no cable, no anything but a dump station and $45 a night.

The downside on PA places has been not always level sites, lots of trees to get around, gravel and not pavement. Otherwise, they're more like what camping is supposed to be anyway.

I don't own PA stock or get paid by them, but we've had far more value from their participating CGs on this almost 7k mile trip than anywhere else.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Some of the older "Resorts" put in WiFi back in the early days and were the only ones that had it. Since then others have had to put it in and used the up to date technology while the early entries are still trying to get by on their original investment. For this and other reasons we haven't used a campgrounds WiFi in over three years.
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:39 AM   #3
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We have basically given up on campground wifi--saying they have it means very little. We use our Verizon hotspot--just turn it off when we are not using it. Same with cable TV--got a auto pointing Dish satellite antenna--So, self supporting is my solution to these issues.
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:42 AM   #4
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While traveling this summer we utilized about 25 different CG's. More than half had some type of WiFi. There were only a handful that we attempted to use and that was because we were running close at the end of our billing cycle on the Verizon MiFi. None that we used were very fast or very good.

Now that Verizon raised their GB's per month I doubt we will ever even attempt to use CG's WiFi again. We have never plugged into cable TV at any CG due to always either using our Direct TV dish or antenna for locals.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:44 AM   #5
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We seldom use campground wifi, we have been close to our limit on Verizon, but haven't gone over. We get warnings after we reach 50% and when we get to 90% we are careful
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:02 AM   #6
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Yep just like KOLB said Verizon let's us know when we are close to our limit and we watch it but sometimes we have had to use camp WI-FI and MAN does it suck but it does the job good enough and like others said we got tired of camp cable tv and went Dish Tailgater for 54 bucks a month
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #7
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We have the Verizon jetpack but we always check the C.G Wi-Fi first if they have it .We have noted that in the last 3 or 4 years many of the C.G wifi's have improved greatly we find ourselves using C.G wifi way more that we did.
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