QUOTE(tiredofit @ Nov 10 2011, 09:11 PM)
Has anyone else been noticing that r.v. parks seem to be charging for "extras" such as wi-fi and cable t.v.? This stuff used to be included in the rent. Also, cable t.v. used to be extensive, but now, they are offering only basic, very basic. Those parks that already charge separately for electric are bad enough, but to add wi-fi and cable is just too much. What is going on here?
Although we have not seen a lot of parks charging for cable and wifi, there have been some. Perhaps they are responding to customers who prefer a menu of services to choose from. Quite frequently there are extensive threads on rv forums where people have strong opinions about not wanting to pay for services they do not use. It could also be that as a parks costs increase or their profits decline, this is one way to generate additional revenue or, in the case of reduced cable offerings, reduce costs. Our experience has been that, since parks seem to normally have a lot of competition and our rv has wheels. those charging more than we are willing to pay get left behind as we move on. The marketplace seems to do a good job of regulating campground/rv park costs, IMO.