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    Dry camping , Kayaking,Navigation,Orienting

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  1. Rex and Carol, We use two sources to get our internet. Our primary tool is the no longer available AT&T Mobley ($20/month unlimited) plan. It feeds a wireless signal to our PepWave Surf Solo Mark 3 router. Assuming AT&T connectivity , it has been rock solid for over 6 years. In order to make sure we had connectivity, last year we added the Verizon's Visible. We bought the cheapest cell phone Visible had a create a hot spot. The hot spot allows ONE user. We circumvent this by making the one user a TripMate router. Visible is a stepchild of Verizon, so Verizon users are priorit
  2. IMHO I would not bother with the composition toilet. Reason, two of my friends have composition toilet. They still must find a way to properly/environmentally correct dispose of the “urine bottle” portion composition toilet. Their Nature Head urine bottle holds only 2 ½ gallons. One of them is a family of 5 and he has said 2 ½ gallons is still a dump almost every other day. After the loss of our primary residence from Hurricane Harvey, we moved to our bug out location in deep east Texas. This location had 7K of solar, utility shed for the Solar equipment, water well and an 80/30 totally
  3. Gave up on trying to harden an iPhone about 2 years ago. Bought a CAT S60. We are highly active with outside activities, so I spent the money up front for a “rugged” cell phone. It is Mil-Spec 810G, IP68, IP69K rating. It has gorilla glass, exceptionally good battery life which means it weights a lot. I didn’t think I would use the F.L.I.R. gadget much until I had an engineer (has a S60) properly show me how to utilize this F.L.I.R. tool. Now, the whole volunteer fire department now have the CAT phones ( S60 or S61) because of the F.L.I.R.. When we stop to refuel, I walk around the tr
  4. Please explain the why and how you accomplished the task. Why-My hobbies, kayaking and fishing and then hurricane Ike and Harvey hit. How- I’m still flooded lead -acid. Two detachable 90-watt panels on the camper shell of the Tundra wired in parallel feeding a five-year-old Trojan SCS225. Additional two portable 100-watt panels wired in parallel feeding the battery bank on the trailer. The trailer has as primary two five-year-old TrojanT-105 hooked up in series. As back-up to the trailer it has a trojan SCS225. A Blue Seas-Series Selector Battery Switch 9001e switch handles the swi
  5. Had real good performance form this link to HooToo travel router.
  6. For the last five years I have had good service from this link to Viair air compressor for my trailer tires. It does read tire pressure. I modified the power cord with 2 pin 10-gauge SAE power pig tale so I can plug it into the trailer battery so I don’t have to use the alligator clips every time.
  7. My son-in-law was in a similar situation. Military family of four with a greyhound they needed more room than what we have in our Nash 17K. They liked the Nash but this brand, even used, to fit his family and a usage as a monthly warrior and maybe one or two extended trips a year was way out of his price range. I advised him to buy a reasonable platform and we can “tweak “ like I modified my Nash. He found a very similar 2019 Forest River 27’ travel trailer that had a fantastic price, so they bought the Forest River. I mean this is a basic bunk house trailer. I think it’s around fully loaded w
  8. I saw one of these, link to Aura A-23TH while dry camping in close to the Buffalo river in norther Arkansas. He had all his yaks and fishing gear in the toy hauler section. He said the only thing that was not his favorite was the queen bed as not a walk around. Don't know if it big enough for you.
  9. trailertravler is correct. I was wrong when I said the stinger stays on the Hensley. The stinger says on the tow vehicle and like trailertravler said “ It does take some practice to put a square peg into a slightly larger square hole”.
  10. When I purchased my used Nash 17K it came with a link to Hensley Arrow. If your budget can handle the cost, and your tow vehicle gross vehicle weight (GVWR) rating can handle additional weight of the Arrow or Cub it is by far the best anti sway hitch I’ve used. I thought the Hensley products were smoke and mirrors until I towed the trailer back from Baltimore to my home in deep east Texas with the Hensley. The Hensley makes a notable towing experience difference but is a little tricky to hook and unhook up since the stinger stays on the Hensley. I’ve towed the Nash with a link to Fastway e2 h
  11. A little over the top and way to long for me but check this link to converted horse trailer
  12. We have been using a Max Amp Mobile Truck and Trailer Package since about 08/2017, or soon after we lost our pre- Harvey house. Works extremely well when traveling or stationary. The first reason we went with MaximumSignal is our primary internet is Mobley and my Cat 60 phone are AT&T, our backup internet is Version, and my wife’s phone is Sprint. So far, the MaximumSignal has handled all three carriers. The second reason is our home 20 is in a very remote area of deep east Texas no INSP and we don’t watch enough television justify the cost of HughesNet. The portability of the
  13. Depends on your definition of “full size”. We are NOT full-timers but 25’ is full size to me. Here a link to Bigfoot makes two trailer that are 25 feet long. There was a rear bed 25 foot one at the hunter’s camp in Montana. He was checking out my solar setup on my 2014 Nash 17k and we were comparing trailers 4 seasons capability between my Nash and his Bigfoot. Bigfoot is price proud of their product and rightfully so as it looks to be a very well-built trailer.
  14. Looks like great progress is being made. It took use over a year to "tweak" (solar panels,controller, batteries, wiring, inverters Trimetric battery monitor,etc) our new to us 2014 Nash 17K and we started with a usable very usable platform.
  15. When have stayed one maybe two nights at link to Farr Park several times. The park is right next to the Mississippi river and it's kind of neat to hear the tug boats/barges go by. Just don't try it during a LSU football home game weekend. The park is packed.
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