Staying connected is a vital for us as both of our corporate jobs depends on a being connected and for me the tricky part was being connected with a VOIP ShorTel phone. We do have a solution that is effectively working, so hopefully it will help in your research.
First a run down of the equipment:
1. Verizon 4G LTE Router with Voice (Allows VOIP possible with CAT5e)
2. SureCall 4G LTE Signal Booster + Wilson Directional Antenna for Verizon router.
3. Sabrent USB wireless adapter. (used when you take your laptop to the beach or something)
4. WifiRanger Go2
5. WifiRanger Mobile
6. Goal Zero Panel & Escape
I think for the novice person starting out and looking for a better wifi option, I would first consider the WifiRanger solution, it really does open up your receiving signal and if a campground is offering any type of free wifi, you will have a pretty good chance getting that signal. If you need to work out of your RV, you really should consider having a back up or your own type of Internet coverage. All of our research has led us to the Verizon 4G router, using Verizon’s service and network. Also check out Millenicom for cheaper packages but they do cap out at 20GB per month.
So far, our rule of thumb has been to select only camping areas that meet the following Criteria:
1.) Offer some sort of free campground Wifi
2.) Be close enough to a Verizon tower (M-F) Download: “Coverage” app on your smartphone.
Hope this helps you a little along the way, but be patient and find the best solution for your application.
Cheers and happy trails on the road.