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RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice. Why? Everything you say can be handled by the phones just fine...at least it has for us. Well, if you don't know than I doubt I can explain it in a way you will get it. Tons of articles describing the superior capabilities of a hotspot over a phone acting like a hot spot. Speed, reliability, the ability to receive a weaker signal and re-broadcast, ability to add an antenna, multiple devices, security, etc, etc. A phone is a phone that has limited hot spot abilities. A hotspot is a device dedicated to the purpose. I am glad it works for you. Someone with much higher demands - like myself who works remote - prefer a dedicated device. I work remotely, lots of uploads and downloads, conference calls with video, watching TV/movies, how much higher are your demands? We dropped the stand along device because the phones did just as well. About the only thing we lost was the ability to add an antenna but we never had much luck with that. Usually, the signal is good enough that it's not an issue or it's so bad that even with the antenna, it still doesn't get a signal (and yes, we have spent time in remote areas with marginal signal) That's great for you. My experience is vastly different. Maybe I am the only reason stand alone hot spots exist.
way2roll 07/27/21 03:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Transitioning Class A to Super duty truck and Fifth Wheel

From what we saw when we were out shopping with our daughter and son-in-law, I would go with a Grand Design over a Cougar. Seems to be better for and finish on the GD. They wound up going with a Cedar Creek. Ken Very Happy with our Cedar Creek.
way2roll 07/27/21 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice. Why? Everything you say can be handled by the phones just fine...at least it has for us. Well, if you don't know than I doubt I can explain it in a way you will get it. Tons of articles describing the superior capabilities of a hotspot over a phone acting like a hot spot. Speed, reliability, the ability to receive a weaker signal and re-broadcast, ability to add an antenna, multiple devices, security, etc, etc. A phone is a phone that has limited hot spot abilities. A hotspot is a device dedicated to the purpose. I am glad it works for you. Someone with much higher demands - like myself who works remote - prefer a dedicated device.
way2roll 07/27/21 07:46am Technology Corner
RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice.
way2roll 07/26/21 01:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Hot Water Heater Funny Issue

And that is why it's not called a hot water heater. ;) Why would anyone need a "hot water heater"? Right.
way2roll 07/22/21 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Capacity

...I guess I will learn soon enough if my decision was the right one and I can always sell the dolly and go 4 down at any time if it turns out to be the wrong decision. That is sort of what I did. Did the tow dolly thing for a while when first got the Motorhome back in 2012. Only took one season (about a year) to learn it wasn't for me. Sold the dolly, traded the vehicle in for one that was flat towable, and went to flat towing. That was about 8 years ago; have flat towed ever since. At least in your case, if you do decide to go to flat towing, you won't have to trade vehicles. You'll already have the right vehicle for it. :) If/when you do decide to go to flat towing, take a long, hard look at the Readybrake Elite tow bar. Can be had for around $1500, has built in braking, no need to spend another $1k on a totally separate braking system that you have to keep putting in and taking out. With a Readybrake setup, you can easily set things up completely for flat towing for half of that $6k that guy quoted you. Even with someone else doing the installation work. So let me ask a question about the Readybrake. One of the reasons for a brake buddy (or whatever brand) is if the Toad becomes detached from the MH the brake buddy will apply the brakes to stop it (in theory). How does that part of the equation work with the Readybrake? Al There is a breakaway kit. It's essentially a cable that applies the towed vehicles brakes if it becomes unhooked. Simple, mechanical and very cheap.
way2roll 07/22/21 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New 5er, fresh water

If you can use a funnel to put bleach in your tank, why can't you use a funnel to put fresh water in from a bucket? Putting bleach in the hose doesn't require a shorter or different hose. Using a funnel to add water would mean making up a small hose to connect to the FW and cutting the hose off to attach the funnel. Certainly could be done but it's a little different. That said, with that method you could easily add bleach to the bucket, but you are confined to adding only a few gals at a time and having to hold it while you pour. Long and laborious process compared to using the onboard pump or using a separate pump.
way2roll 07/22/21 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing My Boat Behind My Fiver'

Are you looking for someone to tell you it's ok? By your own admission, it's illegal. My sister just had a car shipped by rail from MD to Fl at a very reasonable price. Perhaps you could do the same with your boat. Or rent one when you get there.
way2roll 07/22/21 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Water Heater Funny Issue

And that is why it's not called a hot water heater. ;)
way2roll 07/22/21 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Capacity

Not correct Dodge Guy. I checked the owners manual before making the purchase. The Colorado 4x4 can be towed 4 down or dolly towed. That said, thanks to another poster, I found a dealer locally that has a Master Tow dolly with electric brakes for $1520 plus tax. Still not convinced to flat tow and spend the extra $$ but appreciate everyone’s input. I guess I will learn soon enough if my decision was the right one and I can always sell the dolly and go 4 down at any time if it turns out to be the wrong decision. Nothing wrong with that approach. I started with a dolly and went to flat tow. People snatch up dolly's fast so it's likely if you want to sell it in the future you can probably get near what you paid. Sounds like you are putting together a nice set up.
way2roll 07/22/21 05:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing Capacity

Regarding flat tow vs. dolly tow, I spoke with one of the service guys awhile back at LaMesa where we are buying our Tiffin and he told me that it would cost around $6k for them to set up a vehicle for flat tow. The parts alone I priced out with Blue Ox and a Stealth brake system and that alone is $2900. The dolly I am looking at is $2250 with brakes and $450 shipping. I set up our CRV to flat tow for about $1700. Ready brute elite tow bars with integrated brakes and blue ox base plates. Of course a shop will cost you more, but a quote of $6k was someone not wanting to do the work. And an RV shop is likely the most expensive place to have it installed. A local auto shop would do it for much less, or do it yourself for free. Taking my time, it was a 6 hour job with basic tools and that was completely removing the front of the car and taking my time. And where are you buying a dolly for $2250 ($2700 total) ? You can get a master tow with built in brakes new for $1600. Cheaper if you look on Craglist or Ebay. Since we moved to a FW I still have my ready brute elite bars with built in surge brakes that I don't need. I could let them go for much less than you'd pay new. PM me if interested.
way2roll 07/21/21 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV navigation systemsl

Another vote for Waze. I have had several RV specific GPS units and found them outdated - even if you pay to update and overall big and clunky. Waze has real time data and I can display it on the screen in my truck. In a MH you could get a head unit with the capacity to pair to your phone or just use a tablet.
way2roll 07/21/21 08:40am Technology Corner
RE: Towing Capacity

double post
way2roll 07/21/21 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing Capacity

Glad that worked out for you. However, a flat tow set up isn't really more expensive than a tow dolly and it's exponentially easier to hook/unhook for towing. I've done both. I'll never use a dolly again. And as Dodge guy pointed out, it may not be able to be towed with a dolly but 4 down only.
way2roll 07/21/21 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fridge not cooling

I suspect any option of a refer in this rv will eclipse the value of the RV. If they aren't camping anymore than a weekend in this setup, just get a decent cooler.
way2roll 07/20/21 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is a Damon Challenger a decent motorhome?

You continue to get hung up on brand. And everyone keeps telling you that brand doesn't matter on MH's 16-22 years old. Condition does. The most important question you should be asking yourself is what floorplan you want. Then look for units with that floorplan in your price range and THEN start comparing.
way2roll 07/19/21 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rexhall aerbus vs Fleetwood pace arrow

Based on your posts you are all over the map with respect to RV's you are looking at. The primary criteria for MH's in your price range should be #1 - floorplan, and #2 condition. Brand make and model won't mean mean a hill of beans on a used coach - especially ones that are over 20 years old. And the best condition make and model won't mean a hill of beans if the floorplan doesn't work for you. Once you narrow down to a few floorplans, look for units in your price range that have it and then start comparing condition and amenities. But you need to know what you want in a coach and how much you want to pay before you start comparing oranges to basketballs.
way2roll 07/19/21 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone have an all elec. car

Don't seem very practical yet, at least for long trips. Maybe way in the future they might be. Plus who wants to sit around at a charging station, if you can find one, for hours waiting for your vehicle to fully charge? A cross country trip would take forever. I'll take my gas powered vehicle any day. Electric might be fine for just in town trips only. Your looking at it though the lens of an RV'er. Most people drive much less than 200 miles/day. EV's target market aren't people that travel or commute long distances in their car.
way2roll 07/17/21 03:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: tow dolly brakes

Thing about some surge brake setups. You can't back up to well. some come with a pin to install to keep the brakes from coming on when backing. Other wise the tongue can compress and activate the surge brakes. You can't really back up with a dolly without brakes either so it's kind of a moot point.
way2roll 07/17/21 03:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

The FW in our signature is about 30' with an island kitchen, We love it. It's space that would otherwise be just floor space. After owning several entry level MH's, I find the fit, finish and quality of our model to be pretty good. In a year of ownership we have only had one minor issue taken care of quickly and easily.
way2roll 07/17/21 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
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