I just wondered what is the opinion of paying up to 50.00 extra per month for cable tv in a park? Luckily not all the places are adding this cost into the price of camping, but give you the option. But, I am sure the very expensive places are adding it in.
Personally I do not want to pay 50.00 more a month for cable. And we do not stay at the more expensive parks that might be including these extras.
I just wonder how much it is really costing a park to have cable access. 50.00 a month seems excessive. Maybe it is time to cut the cable and offer a better camping rate, now that things are going up so high.
I noticed that a lot of people carry dishes, so I bet most people do not want cable. And for me I have cut the cable cord at my home and do not care about it in the campground. Even if there is no tv by antenna. I carry my books and make the best of it.
The reason this was so annoying to me this year is because the campground we wanted to go to raised their rates by 25.00 a month last year, (cable was 40.00 extra) and this year they raised the rate 30.00 a month, (cable was 50.00 extra) So an increase of 55.00 a month in regular fees and 10 in cable fees)
I did not ask about cable, they just told me when I called, and I told her no way am I interested in paying that much for cable. I know them so she is not annoyed that I said that. We have been camping at this place for many years and I don't have a problem saying that it is too much for me. At one time cable was included in the camping price.
I do think it is important to tell campground owners...in a nice way...that some things are just too pricey. I have heard this complaint from others at this campground when we talk.
But, even though we like this campground, we are going to another campground in the area because their price remained the same cost as last year. It is not as nice, but we are at the point that saving 30.00 is more important to us.
One of the campgrounds in this area used to be close to the others in pricing and this year they are 220. more than the other 2, and this is the campground that is the least desirable of the campgrounds. I was in shock when I saw that price. Then they stated on their website that they might offer a discount on montly rates, just ask. When I e-mailed about that, they said only on long term monthly rates. They could have said this on their website.
These campgrounds are the ones close to our relatives and we have decided that after this year we will no longer travel to this area in our RV, but will be going in a car and staying with our relatives. Not the solution we wanted, but we can't handle the out of control rate increases. If we had known the rates were going up this much we would not have come this year, but we are part of the way there so will finish it off then go home.
What really puzzles me the most is the difference between all these campground. It seems the ones with the least maintained campgrounds, charge more than the better maintained ones. We get the feeling that even the bad camgrounds think they can just charge what the others charge, regardless of ammenities.
Just venting as we are just at the breaking point too when it comes to all the price increases of everything. We don't have any way to pass cost increases on to anyone else, so just get hit with everything.