Southeast Updates Its MobileRVing App

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Southeast Updates Its MobileRVing App 

Southeast Publications, creator of the RV travel search engine, announced the deployment of MobileRVing 2.0 app on Google Play and iTunes. The new mobile app is intended to connect their large community of RV travelers to RV parks, resorts, campgrounds, businesses that support outdoor recreation and special business offers for the app users. One of the mobile app features includes ways for RV travelers to see local business deals being offered to MobileRVing app users within a... Read more

Guest Wi-Fi Importance Keeps Growing

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If it’s been more than five years since you installed a Wi-Fi (wireless local area network) system at your property, you’re basically working with Stone Age tools, according to the experts in the field. Well, maybe it’s not so extreme as that, but many Wi-Fi vendors Woodall’s Campground Management spoke with from coast to coast said that recent leaps in cell phone and computer streaming technology have dramatically changed the Wi-Fi landscape and may be contributing to frustration among... Read more

Should RV Parks Charge Guests For Wi-Fi?

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While park operators increasingly realize they need to improve the quality of their Wi-Fi systems to keep up with guest demands, many do not have the financial ability to pay for the necessary improvements all at once, even with the recent drop in costs. In these situations, it’s imperative that park operators communicate their systems’ capabilities and limitations as much as possible — through their print advertising, brochures, handouts, websites and verbally at check in — so that guests... Read more

Tengo Introduces ISP Brokerage Service

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While it can be expensive to provide high quality Wi-Fi service, there are ways to minimize the costs. TengoInternet also now offers a service to help parks obtain the lowest priced Internet data plans. Instead of simply having parks contact AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner or other major broadband service providers, TengoInternet contracts with Englewood, Colo.-based Serviam LLC to find the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that can provide the best deals for its clients. This is a valuable service... Read more

Halloween Fest Popular For Campground

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As the camping season draws to a close the Clay County Campground near Vermillion, Iowa, goes out with a bang by holding a Halloween festival which has been an annual celebration for several years now, the Vermillion Plain Talk reported. The festival took place last Saturday (Oct. 24) with bouncy houses, barrel train rides and hayrides during the afternoon along with face painting and crafts. Al Irwin, the campground’s manager, remarked how far the campground has come, especially for the festival. “We... Read more

Boat Launch Opens At Campground Site

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A new public boat ramp is now open at the site of the under-construction Meadow Creek Campground, located one mile north of Sandstone Visitor Center on Meadow Creek Road outside Glen Jean, W.Va., the Fayette Tribune reported. The campground is still under construction and is not open to the public at this time. Access is limited strictly to the boat ramp. There is no formal parking lot, although parking is available along the ramp access road. Boaters should be sure to park on gravel surfaces and... Read more

Christmas Display Heads To Campground

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The town of Cobourg, Ontario, is moving its popular annual “Christmas Magic” lights display to a campground/marina this year to give the previous site’s trees a rest, Northumberland Today columnist Pete Fisher reported. The new Christmas Magic will feature the same number of lights. Seeing the lights in Victoria Park, reflecting on freshly fallen snow, is almost magical in itself. Many residents can’t imagine having the display anywhere else, but time will tell if it will work. Events... Read more

Md. KOA’s Holding ‘Circus Of The Dead’

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The Hagerstown (Md.) Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground holds haunted attractions at their Creekside Manor each year in the month of October, television station WHAG reported. This year, the campground got a little creative and decided that this year’s theme would be “Circus of the Dead.” ”Circus of the Dead is a haunted attraction that includes a tour of Creekside Manor and grounds that have a circus atmosphere,” said John Durham, owner of the Hagerstown KOA. “It is our intention... Read more

City Cracks Down On Non-RV Park Stays

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Recreation vehicle dwellers: Visit, but don’t stay long. That’s the message Auburn, Wash., officials are delivering as they continue to reshape regulations affecting how many days people who live in RVs may stay in a neighborhood, according to the Auburn Reporter. The city council unanimously amended an ordinance at its Oct. 19 meeting, limiting an RV dweller’s stay on a residential property that already has a single-family home to 15 days, with an allowance for a single 15-day... Read more

This Park Cut The Cable In Favor Of Wi-Fi

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on This Park Cut The Cable In Favor Of Wi-Fi 

At the turn of the century, Carolyn Strong closed Sundermeier RV Park in St. Charles, Mo. and installed cable television lines to every RV site. But if Strong were building a new park today, she wouldn’t bother to install cable television lines. Instead, she’d invest the money in a better Wi-Fi system. Why? Because technology changes, and Wi-Fi technology has evolved to the point where it can now deliver television programming, bypassing the need for costly underground cable lines to every RV... Read more

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