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  1. LindaH

    doing the Q in 2019

    There is no BLM area around Q that is 15 miles out, either free or LTVA. Here's a map that shows the location of the free BLM areas around Q: https://www.rv-camping.org/quartzsiteaz/ The Plomosa Road area is maybe about 5 miles north of the intersection of Main & Central (AZ-95). Mile Marker 99 is about 5 miles south, maybe a little farther. The four LTVA areas are located between Mile Marker 99 and and I-10 on both sides of US-95.
  2. I think I'll be waiting for quite awhile before I buy a 5G phone. According to all the articles I've read so far, including the above by MKC, 5G will require extensive infrastructure upgrades since the 5G signal doesn't travel as far as 4G...and that could take several years. If we stayed in one place 12 months of the year with a good 5G signal, that would be one thing, but we don't. As I mentioned above, we still run into areas in our travels where we either have no signal, 3G, or even 1X. I can see where getting a 5G signal in our travels would be even worse for coverage.
  3. LindaH

    OH NO!!

    That, or keep your pets restrained (seat belt harness, travel crate) until you're parked and the engine is off.
  4. LindaH

    Research phase pop up vs class c

    If I were you, I'd discard the idea of a Class C. At $10,000, any Class C you find will be quite old and may need several more thousands of dollars in repairs. Water intrusion would be a major concern. A popup, hybrid, or other travel trailer will be your best bet. I highly recommend doing what trailertravler suggested about getting your loaded SUV weighed. Without that information, you may end up with a rig that is too heavy for your tow vehicle. Or you could do as SWharton suggested: driving two vehicles...one to tow the trailer, one for passengers.
  5. Thanks for that information! I don't like the idea of having an attachment on a phone in order to make it 5G, so I'll just wait until it's more advanced and the system is actually up and running. My main concern with any phone is being able to access a useable signal most every place we travel...even now, there are areas where we can't get a signal. Sounds like it would be more problematic with 5G.
  6. I've just had a discussion with Verizon about this phone. It is not 5G all by itself...it requires an attachment. As far as I could determine from the agent, it fits on the back of the phone and makes it thicker. That would seem to mean to me that the attachment would preclude me being able to use a cover for the phone. I currently use an Abacus cover that opens up like a book. I really like this cover because it protects the screen (I have a Samsung phone with the curved screen which makes it difficult to put a screen protector on it...plus I don't really like the curved screen). Do you know if there's any information out there about the Samsung 5G phone that they'll be coming out with?
  7. LindaH

    Quartzsite RV Park Recommendations ??

    The newest RV park in Q is Quail Run, north of Main Street, on the west side of AZ-95. It's a nice park with large spaces. We've also stayed at both Arizona Sun RV Park and Park Place RV Park, both on the east side of town north of I-10 (but far enough north not to have Interstate traffic noise). Both are nice, but of the two, Park Place is our favorite.
  8. LindaH

    Escapade 2019 Photo Contest

    Nope. I believe this is in Arkansas. It's a pretty famous picture that I've seen many times. Maybe not *this* picture, but ones taken from the same vantage point...some with people standing at the very end of the overhang.
  9. LindaH

    Escapade 2019 Photo Contest

    Perhaps so, but you'd think for a photo contest of desert Southwest pictures, they could have used an actual picture from the Southwest! It's no big deal, I just thought the choice of picture strange for this contest.
  10. LindaH

    The Ranch

    We've been to all of the Escapees parks, both Co-ops and Rainbow, from Texas westward except for Jojoba Hills in Temecula, CA. We've never had a problem getting a lot for our visit. Some of the parks, like North Ranch in Congress, AZ have an actual RV park for visiting members.
  11. LindaH

    Escapade 2019 Photo Contest

    I got a chuckle when I first saw this. While the contest is for pictures of the desert Southwest, the picture which accompanies the information is definitely not the Southwest!
  12. LindaH

    Verizon old unlimited plan change

    I think most, if not all, of Verizon's smartphones have this feature. I know all of mine...mostly Samsung...have had this feature, as does my Verizon Asus tablet. In fact, it's the only way I get online.
  13. LindaH

    doing the Q in 2019

    According to the Escapee Boomers' Facebook page, the GPS coordinates are: N33.76549 W114.171494
  14. LindaH

    Government shut down

    There's really no reason to make alternative plans. The LTVAs in Quartzsite (and other areas) are open for camping. During the shutdown, there will be no one at the entrance kiosks to pay the fee to, but from other information here, the water and dump at La Posa South is still open. And, of course, there's lots of free BLM areas around Quartzsite that you can use, too. If you haven't left Canada yet, the shutdown may very well be over by the time you arrive in Quartzsite (we can only hope).
  15. LindaH

    doing the Q in 2019

    Just an FYI for anyone headed out to Boomerville: They've changed locations and will no longer be at the area that 2gypsies gave the directions to. They will now be off Plomosa Road near the area where the Escapees holds their open house.