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  1. dirtyboots

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, the first and second months were perfect, no shut downs except when the prepay didn't activate.. Now that I am in my 3rd month, each evening at about 10:00pm Mountain Time (AZ), the JetPack says all is well, but the computer shows 'limited' on the connection symbol and I lose internet. The first two nights, I immediately rebooted the JetPack and all went back to normal. Last night I waited to see if it would reboot on it's own....nope. Waited about 15 minutes, then did a manual reboot and all is well....again. Haven't taken the time to call/chat/drive to the Verizon store but will report what they say when done.
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    For what it's worth... I also have been on the 'new' Verizon unlimited plan for 2 monthly cycles. The first time I can't say which came first, as the auto-pay did not activate, so I was just toast at 10:00 pm until I could get to a Verizon store the next day. Paid in cash and all was well. The next renewal, I had already paid the day before (at the store in cash) so was watching to be sure it was a smooth transition to the new month. Nope. As with others, the jetpack screen showed all was well....my computer didn't. I had no connection to internet. Shut it all down figuring another trip to the Verizon store. Next morning fired it up and it worked just like it should! Have no idea how long it took to get it's cycle arranged, but I'm thinking it's not a hardware issue. Will head into the Verizon store next week, but it's just a reseller, so not sure if they'll have any answers. Might be a couple weeks before I head back where there is a corporate store. Thanks to all who have given experiences in this thread.
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    CLASS OF 2016

    SNOWED in Wickenburg this morning...raining now, but still c-o-l-d. So I'm inside, warm and dry and wish you all HAPPY NEW YEAR Let's hope 2019 allows us to continue our journeys, make new friends and reach our destinations.
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    CLASS OF 2016

    Hey Vicki and Mark - great meeting you today. Always fun to trade travel stories...although you folks have traveled to many, many more places than I have! Here's to good adventures all around.
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    CLASS OF 2016

    Hi Vicki - I'm at Hospitality for the winter....was just in Pahrump on my way down here. Stayed at the Escapees park last year, but this year used my Passport America at Preferred RV. Maybe we could meet up? Let me know when you get down this way.
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    Toy Haulers Section

    I found the same thing, CincyGus, and at one time read just about these same answers here...so I found this forum http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/ Pretty active for Toy Haulers, some brand specific, but very friendly folks who will try to answer any question or point you in the right direction. Also, lots of general RV tech questions answered. Not owned by Forest River - private forum, if that makes any difference.
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    CLASS OF 2016

    And a Happy thanksgiving from Wickenburg, AZ. 65-68 degrees for the next week with a bit of wind today. Hope everyone is settled in, warm and dry.
  8. I've had a little different experience while in AZ. 2 years ago in November I didn't call an RV park in AZ (Wickenburg) until I was 2-3 days out...just to see if they had space for a while. Really, I didn't have any idea how this all works, was totally new to RVing. I was able to get 3 months at that park, they were full for February which is normal for Wickenburg as that's their BIG month. Mid January I called another park and only had to move 13 miles to the Escapees park in Congress for February and part of March. Mid-March I meandered down Hwy. 60 and had no trouble finding a spot for a week. Then headed back north and again, never had trouble finding a place. This winter I hope to get set-up for boondocking not so much for winter but for my spring/summer/fall travels. As far as not being able to get into a park, I did have that happen this fall up near Reno...big storm was going to hit and after calling 3 parks that were all full, decided to stay where I was for a few days (they had room). Seems people were not moving, waiting for weather to stabilize. Enjoy the adventure!
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    Check out this future travel trailer

    Interesting design.... BIG price tag!
  10. I've found this website useful a couple times....hopefully it will have something in the area you are spending time. http://rvservicereviews.com/Index.asp
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    CLASS OF 2016

    Wickenburg is my destination for winter, then thought April might still be cool enough to visit the Tucson area....will totally depend on what shows up on the weather. Thanks for the suggestions - I'll try all of them!
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    CLASS OF 2016

    Today (or tomorrow) is my 2 year anniversary into full timing! Whew - it's been a lot of travel, a lot of new friends, a few mistakes (!) and a really interesting time. Sitting out some wind in Nevada, then will resume my trek to Arizona for the winter. Already started a rough draft of my travels for next spring/summer/fall - not as many miles and will try to do longer stays as I go. BUT, got the trips done that I'd been thinking about for years. My brother and I visited northern Alberta - a trip we'd been talking about since 1980! Back then I had NO idea I'd ever travel by RV, let alone live in one - but here I am. Hope everyone has had a great 2018 and is looking forward, as I am, to next year. Places on my list are the Pima Air Museum and the Very Large Array, plus hope to spend a month or two in northern AZ. Enjoy your travels and keep us posted.
  13. I've not had any problem keeping my 'go to' Dr. in Eastern WA, and having my domicile in South Dakota. Plus had to visit a Dr. in Northern California last year while traveling through, no issues. My Medicare & Supplement don't seem to care, everyone has my SD mailing address and my only phone number. Haven't been doing this for years and years and years...but it's worked fine for me over the past 2.
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    Highway 95 Reno to Las Vegas.NV

    The times I've gone down that way my goal has been Wickenburg the first of November. I take my time and have always been out of the Reno area by about the 20th of October - haven't had problems but that's not to say an early storm won't develop. I've had it snow in Tonopah (6200') but it wasn't sticking to the road. Biggest problem with storms has been in March/April with high winds and serious snow in the Sierras and Siskiyou's but as long as you aren't in a rush, sitting still for a day or two (or a week!) makes it passable.
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    Highway 95 Reno to Las Vegas.NV

    I take 95 at least once (usually twice) per year, to and from Reno - LV. Fine road, lots of overnight towns to stop in depending on how long you drive each day. My stops have included Fallon, Hawthorne, Beatty but sometimes I jump over to Pahrump....or have gone down 395 to Carson City, then Hwy. 50 to Alt. 95 (thru Yerington) and catch 95 at Schurz. Try to find new routes depending on if the weather is chasing me. There's a newer RV park in Tonopah that doesn't look too bad, but I'm usually not ready to stop there. Fuel is no problem - I keep on the top half. I don't stay in Vegas but skirt around and then take 95 south thru Searchlight. I stay in Cal-Nev-Ari then head for Kingman on 163 towards Laughlin but turning left when you come down the hill onto Hwy 68. Much less traffic than 93. But I do head east from Kingman on 40, then catch 93/60 south into Wickenburg. My truck and trailer are 60' and I have no problem.