Saturday, July 24, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021

What’s more important to you at an RV park: lots of space between sites or good Wi-Fi?

In last Sunday’s newsletter, we asked you to pick one or two amenities you’d like to see at an RV park. We received 55 comments on the post from many of you and, surprisingly, most of them said they didn’t want any of those amenities. So what did those 55 comments say?

“I would like to see larger and more shaded spots.” —Rich Staley

“How about WiFi that actually works reliably?” —Steven Sims

“I would prefer more SPACE at each campsite. A minimum of 75 ft. between each site would be nice.” —Richard Davidson

“Spacious, shaded sites.” —Chuck Bonelli

So, now we’re asking: What’s more important to you at an RV park? Is it lots of shade between sites or good Wi-Fi? Maybe it’s both or maybe it’s neither, but please try and pick just one (if you haaaaad to).

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Vanessa
18 hours ago

Have my own hot spot from FMCA. Sprint truly unlimited mifi for $50/mo. Don’t want to open my door and have it hit the neighbors awning! That happened last week at a KOA!

Cheryl
19 hours ago

More space.

Roy Davis
1 day ago

We’ve all become accustomed to lousy WiFi and most of us who RV a lot have hotspots. I noticed a few years ago that some parks were “redesigning” their parks to get more sites. They did that by shrinking the width and removing buffers (trees) from between sites. RV Parks are becoming RV parking lots.

Lisa Adcox
1 day ago

I have been in one park in over 3 years fulltime with Good WiFi, (actually it was the best I have Seen). It allowed everyone to stream and no slow down. All advertise WiFi but most do not work.
It was Tengo Internet. From what I heard expensive but was great. I workamped at park that my Verizon phone service did not work . Was glad to have good Wi-Fi. It was in Junction,TX. I called it the Middle of Nowhere TX.

Richard
1 day ago

16 yrs FT. Have found TWO campgrounds having GOOD Wifi. That which allows you to view videos- not stream movies, and uninterrupted email use.
This is why we carry satellite internet and two Verizon unlimited phones. Used to have a mifi but it became redundant and unused with the phones.

H AL Gotelli
1 day ago

Carry Verizon hotspot do not need wf; sure would like more space

Bob Palin
1 day ago

Anybody that really cares about internet connectivity has already taken care of the issue some way because campground wifi is so bad most of the time.

Jeff Craig
1 day ago

I put neither, but only because I have 100G of hotspot data between my phones. As for space, I’m not worried about it as long as I can’t look into my neighbors windows and their dogs aren’t all over our site. I’ve been in plenty of state parks where rigs sit 20 feet apart, but there are tall, thin evergreen trees dividing them.

Jim
1 day ago

I can’t remember the last time I tried to log on to an RV park wifi. Verizon unlimited data plan works for me. I do have a cell booster mounted in the motorhome.

Gene Bjerke
1 day ago

Space is good. I don’t even use the wifi at campgrounds; I use the hot-spot on my phone.

Rich
1 day ago

we don’t use park WiFi so space between sites is our choice.

Bill
1 day ago

We prefer space, fresh air, and Not someone’s cigarette smoke around us;
Campfire smoke is fine; when at home, we usually have a fire going to repel bugs.

Being connected is a plus, either by cell or Wi-Fi. Been at a place that had issues with both.
Hard to get a reservation if you cannot connect. That was the only time we had to connect.

Been to one park that told us up front about connection issues. That was fine.
That park had excellent TV reception! Doesn’t figure (we were near High Tension wires, could have been why).

No one wants to be cramped in a slot where you cannot stretch out with chairs and a table.

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Paul Cecil
1 day ago

Like others have said, I bring my own WiFi with me through cellular. The majority of campground WiFi is open public accessible by anyone, and I would not trust it.

Steve S
1 day ago

I want more space between sites. In addition, I would like some type of hedges that separate sites. We are full timers and I dislike sitting outside eating dinner and having to look at my neighbors sewer connection. As far as WiFi goes. We use mobile hot spot so we don’t have to depend on the campground WiFi

Glenn
1 day ago

We have never used an RV parks wifi. If we cannot get what we are looking for on our phones, so be it. Being “connected” is overrated.

Tom
1 day ago

Space is much more important, we don’t go RVing to stay online. We use WiFi to let our children know where we are at and that’s about it.

Ray
1 day ago

We appreciate space as we learned long ago that RV Park WIFI is basically nonexistent. Parks seem to offer minimal WIFI so we use a mobile hotspot. As for space we are very social, but like space to sit and vist with friends without being intrusive to others.

Bugsy
1 day ago

We camp to get away from civilization. I don’t want to be on top of each other at a campsite. Boondock whenever possible.

Bob
1 day ago

Space is more important since I don’t go camping to stay connected to the world, remember what camping was like before computers and dang cell phones!!!

Wayne Caldwell
1 day ago

We just returned from a 5-day camping stay at a 2-acre lot that belongs to my wife’s family. It’s 17 miles south of Pagosa Springs, right on the San Juan River. We have to drive 11 miles in order to get wireless signals for phone calls. Didn’t miss internet, but having phone service would be nice. Loved the sounds of the river and various birds.

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