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Posted: 09/29/19 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We will soon be able to take our MH out for 2 to 4 weeks at a time, maybe 3 or 4 times a year. We will be taking a laptop, cell phones and IPad with us. Would one of the small portable printers be worth while for us? Does anyone use one in a scenario such as above?


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Posted: 09/29/19 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Think about what you might “need” to print. We never seem to need to print anything while traveling, but if we do most campgrounds or libraries have a way for you to print.

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in the early days if we needed to print something i’d put the document on a flash drive and take that to a local library or office supply store to print. sometimes the CG office would print it for me. then i found a small discontinued model of small b&w laser printer on closeout for ~$30. i bought it and now carry that with us.


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Yes I have a small portable HP printer that I carry all the time. It will print from my laptop, my cell phone, and my iPad. It does Wi-Fi direct. No cables involved. Since I am a full timer, I need one periodically and it works great.


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How often do you print things at home? Could you go a few weeks without printing something? If you don't get a printer, I would at least be sure to have a thumb drive so you could easily take files to another location for printing.


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We use a Brother 2700 All-In-One printer as we are in the coach 6 or 7 months a year. Earlier we used an HP ink jet but the cartridges constantly dried out with limited use. The B/W laser printer has worked flawlessly for several years now. Unless you plan on taking the printer into the house and using it there do not get an ink jet.


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Posted: 09/29/19 01:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would get an inexpensive Canon 3 in one printer. Wireless version around $40


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I have a small battery powered printer I carry for those times when I need to print something.

Canon iP100. It has an onboard rechargeable battery, so you could be out in the middle of a field somewhere with a laptop and you can print stuff. Or run it off AC power.

It's compact so doesn't take up much room.


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Posted: 09/29/19 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For that kind of use, might look into laser printers. Ink jets can dry out if not used often.


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I got a cheap, light HP that I have carried and used for years.


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