Originally Posted by Jmooney
Wow! I'm surprised that the TV still works. Or if you have a CATv tuner inline, it's probably blown. I'm suspicious that there is some fault in the electrical ground there in the campground power.
^^ This ^^
If there was some sort of electrical short within your camper, it would have tripped a breaker or fuse. That campsite has an issue; Perhaps a tent stake pounded into the ground at another site shorting power to the cable coax, and your campsite was on the recieving end. However, the coax connection at the site should have some sort of protection for this, at least at the main camp ground junction I'd think.
I always use an electrical outlet that has a cable coax/phone line (don't need that part) that trips if the coax gets a lightening strike or power surge. At camp sites, its not uncommon for folks to set up a tent in a location (close to the edge of a campsite for example) where the power or coax feed runs; they drive the stakes into the ground, and cut up the power or cable runs.
I'd think though that the power runs are deep, or well protected for this reason.