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  1. So a month ago we switched from wired internet (CenturyLink) to T-mobile's cellular home internet offering just released for our area priced at $50/mo for unlimited data. My wife is working from home so reliable, fast connection is essential for her almost constant Microsoft Team collaborations, heavy video conferencing, etc and we've been delighted with T-mobile's service. As of yesterday we added T-mobile's 5g Inseego M2000 hotspot with 100gb plan to lock in service for our travels. Not on the road now but I will attest to amazing speeds as we're getting over 100mb down and 50-70mb up insid
  2. I've used Purogene ever since I saw this video from Escapade - When I did further research I found it was used by many boaters. Works very well for us and seems much safer than chlorine solutions.
  3. Jinx & Wayne, may I say that you have presented the most concise, practical and encouraging outline for traveling safely and comfortably. It's folks like you who make the full-time lifestyle attractive and hope to meet you on the road someday when it's possible. Stay safe!
  4. My daughter and son-in-law purchased a "gently used" trailer (82 yr old seller used 4x/4 years) this summer and they invited us to join them for a couple of outings. They stayed in very full and expensive (to us) MN state parks and county parks near Mpls/St. Paul in consideration of their 3 yr old. Of course to secure spots we booked well in advance and avoided weekends made possible by them working remotely. They definitely found lack of high-speed internet and reliable cell service were obstacles for them and were relieved to have our mobile internet connections available without cost to the
  5. I bring my E-450 MH to a heavy duty truck service business near me, they're nice enough to make an exception for my "non-commercial, non-fleet" truck and have provided everything from oil changes to alignment/suspension upgrades to tune-up with new spark plugs/coils - BTW the cost to replace plugs/coils on the V10 is painful but considering they have to dig for access and need to remove fuel rails to complete the job paying $$$$ is worth it. At any rate, they don't sell it but the owner told me he buys SeaFoam in gallon jugs and adds it to his personal gas & diesel vehicles on a monthly ba
  6. Previous 2 (used) Scamp trailers = 0 issues in 15+ years. Previous 2016 (new) Winnebago trailer = over 6 months in shop, multiple issues (leaking roof & belly, appliance & A/C failures, etc) during 2 years of ownership. Current (used) 2014 Phoenix Cruiser just turned 110,000 miles after 4 years ownership and only improvements, no repairs. Sometimes you get lucky.
  7. I've used most solutions suggested above to run my previous Phillips Dreamstation CPAP in various RV's (and even tents before then) for decades. Last year I purchased a HDM Z2 Auto Travel APAP machine with the optional battery and the 12v adapter and it's changed everything. It runs off the 12v plugged into a lighter socket I mounted above my bed, it runs off the battery "dock" when needed or can be plugged into 120v outlets powered by my inverter. It's small but every bit as good as my full sized machine at home. Take a look here to see more info - https://www.sleepdirect.com/travel-cpap/hdm
  8. Thanks Cherie, as an ongoing subscriber to your service for INVALUABLE information I'm very glad that you weighed in here!
  9. Qanon is the main distributor of conspiracy theories. Unfortunately we've reached a point in time where anyone with an internet connection and social media accounts can be valued for information as much as publications that hire journalists (rather than infotainment celebrities with devoted followers) and adhere to standards of fact-checking, ethics, etc. Alternative facts have become gospel for a good deal of citizens. Turns out Mr. Barnum was correct and there IS one born every minute.
  10. Not full time but on the road a good deal and for a month we kept our Verizon Jetpack and wife's iPhone on Verizon after I switched to be certain we'd stay connected as we both work remote. We definitely found some spots in remote Nat'l forests in N. Wisconsin and U.P. Michigan where we had better VZ service than T-mobile but generally where we have one we have both. I'm on the waiting list for the new cat18 Pepwave Transit MAX with unlimited T-mobile as detailed here - https://rvlife.com/unrestricted-internet-access-for-rvers/ I do think there's more parity in the industry than just a
  11. BTW, T-mobile offers a free 30 day trial period with use of their hotspot device that you can use for voice (if your cell phone supports Wi-Fi calling) and data. I got one and that's what convinced me to switch from Verizon. Couldn't be happier! Here's the link to sign up for free 30 day hotspot use - https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/free-trial
  12. Glenn, I'd suggest you check out the T-mobile 55+ plans as they're 1/2 the price of Verizon and now that they've got band 71 they cover far more rural areas. I had put up with Verizon's high prices & poor customer service due to needing reliable internet but I've been pleasantly surprised at T-mobile's coverage. I use Network Cell Info Lite for monitoring signal strength /speed and I can verify that their reach is nearly as far as the others. Of course it's all local so your experience may be different. Good luck!
  13. Not certain if this is same situation as yours but I had 2 phones (unlimited) and 1 Jetpack ($20.00 - 20gb) on Verizon. When I switched to T-mobile (shout out for 2 lines, 55+ Magenta unlimited for $70.00/mo TOTAL!) Verizon upped my Jetpack to $80/mo which I promptly canceled.
  14. With an upcoming trip planned to Rainbow Plantation I've had the folks in Summerdale in my thoughts. Is anyone from there online or do others have credible information about how they've fared?
  15. Sorry for the delayed response, it's been a travel day. Here's a good overview of the process - https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2019/12/remote-notarization-vs-traditional-notarization-infographic
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