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RE: Do I need a WiFi or cell phone booster?

There are two common types of cell boosters. An amplifier in the antennae line will generally improve signal capture and probably connection speed. The boosters that have an outside and inside antennae or a cradle where the cell phone/mifi is placed are repeaters. The cell device will get a stronger signal, but every repeater results in some speed loss so that the connection speed may not be as fast as the cell device alone. The real benefit from the repeater devices is seen when the cell device has very weak or no signal.
trailertraveler 03/15/18 07:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Albuquerque During Balloon Fest

We have been in New Mexico during the Balloon Fiesta the past 4 years. RV parks as far away as Santa Fe are booked well in advance and many charge premium prices. If you want at least electric, you best make reservations for Corps of Engineers or State Park campgrounds. Dry camping sites at Corps or State Parks have usually been available. Even without special events like the Balloon Fiesta, it has been our experience that popular destinations are becoming more difficult to find full service facilities without making reservations.
trailertraveler 03/12/18 09:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding Doctor while travelling

If you enjoy traveling in the more wide open spaces of the Rockies and/or Southwest, you may not have many choices. When my wife fell and broke her arm hiking on BLM land, the closest ER was 30 miles away and 60 miles from our campsite. The walk-in clinic in the closest town had shutdown and being a weekend there were no local doctor's offices open. The hospital had one participating orthopedic surgical practice to insert the pins.
trailertraveler 03/10/18 07:16am General RVing Issues
RE: US 17

...Slow, lots of traffic, construction, traffic lights...We just drove it last week and this was not my experience. There is a lot of four lane and bypasses around many of the towns including the interstate loop around Charleston. As you approach Myrtle Beach you can bypass much of the stop and go by taking SC-9 to SC-31. It is 4 lane limited access with several exits to Myrtle Beach before it ends at SC-544.
trailertraveler 03/04/18 05:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: brunswick Ga

Thanks for the info, sounds like lots to see and do. suggestions of campgrounds please? ...In Brunswick, I'd recommend Blythe Island Regional Park and Campground if you like state park camping... We are at Blythe Island now. It is rather unique for a public park in that the sites are full hookup with cable TV and free Wifi. They have a laundry and sell propane. It is becoming very popular as it gets mentioned more and more often on RV forums. Last year it was booked solid for the month of March by the time we called. There seem to be some vacancies now. Bring bug repellant, the gnats are coming out with the warm weather and are pretty fierce if there is not a breeze.
trailertraveler 02/25/18 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: brunswick Ga

...we are staying in Brunswick ga...looking for some destinations and attractions that might be interesting...Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Blythe Island Regional Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fort Frederica National Monument, Jekyll Island Historic District, Saint Simons Island, St Mary's Submarine Museum, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
trailertraveler 02/23/18 08:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cross country road trip towing.

...some tunnels have bottled gas restrictions...RV propane bottles are permitted through the tunnels on the PA turnpike. They are not permitted through the tunnels near Baltimore. They are permitted on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel between Cape Charles and Norfolk, VA and in the tunnels West of Norfolk (You will be asked or inspected to make sure they are turned off).
trailertraveler 02/09/18 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cross country road trip towing.

...Then east to Gettysburg area.The question here is I want to avoid the Pennsylvania turnpike if I can for cost reasons, etc. I was thinking of taking I-79 south to I-68 east to Hagerstown then on to Gettysburg. Any thoughts about this route?...We have taken this route several times in both directions. In my experience, I-68 has less traffic then the turnpike/I-70 and of course no tolls. We drove the I-68/I-81 route in late November 2017. Good roads.
trailertraveler 02/09/18 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Road Trip MO to Grand Canyon???

There is a lot to see along I-40 which follows much of Historic Route 66 in New Mexico and Arizona. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions like the foundary and dinosaur museum at the college. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque there is Petroglyph National Monument, the Pueblo Cultural Center, the Turquoise Trail and the Sandia Crest Highway. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area, El Moro National Monument and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino. On the way to Flagstaff along I-40 are Petrified Forest National Park, Meteor Crater and Homolovi Ruins State Park. You can stand on the corner in Winslow Arizona. In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area. All this before you even get to the Grand Canyon.
trailertraveler 02/05/18 06:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Torrey, Utah to Monument Valley

...anything cool to stop and do for a rest break in between that you guys like? I see Magic Bus, Hite Overlook, Natural Bridges NM, and Moki Dugway. Any thoughts on these?...After that, on to Sedona for 5 days in Cottonwood...Goblin Valley State Park is not too far North of Hanksville on UT-24. In the Sedona/Cottonwood area we enjoyed Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, and Jerome State Historic Park and the town of Jerome.
trailertraveler 01/23/18 09:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Controlling DirecTV Stream?

Not a bad idea. I might need binoculars though.I guess it depends on how big the TV screen is. I go up to the chrome menu and zoom to 200% and can read the current show and one more.
trailertraveler 01/08/18 02:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Controlling DirecTV Stream?

I have a USB wireless mouse. The range seems to be a least 10'. I can sit in the recliner and use the mouse to access the channel directory and change stations. It works for the xfinity streaming website, I am not familiar with the Direct website. If all you have to do is click and/or scroll, it should work fine.
trailertraveler 01/08/18 01:49pm Technology Corner
RE: GM onstar car connect questions

...Battery (gasser) will run down after a few hours. I now put a trickle charger on it...The trickle charger cannot keep up with the discharge rate, so I am still limited to a few hours (a movie) before giving the charger time to catch up...Thanks! I'll have to play with having the trailer connected while on shore or generator power and see how that does. I'll also try connecting the suitcase solar panels to the truck. However, even if the solar panels can keep up, we mostly use internet at night so they won't help all that often.
trailertraveler 01/06/18 10:52am Technology Corner
RE: GM onstar car connect questions

It took the batteries down in under 8 hours - I don't know the exact time. Having the rig and truck plugged in while using the internet has never happened for us. Either we have had park internet or the sites were too short to stay hooked up.Thanks! At least it gives me a timeframe to work with.
trailertraveler 01/06/18 08:35am Technology Corner
RE: GM onstar car connect questions

If you leave the key in accessories position, the hotspot stays on. However, unless you're charging the battery externally, it will go flat pretty quickly. Ask me how I know - I flattened the batteries in my 3500HD three times by mistake by using the internet hotspot.How long did it take to drain the batteries? Have you tried leaving the truck connected to a trailer while connected to shore power or generator? I was hoping the trailer charger could keep up with the hotspots battery drain.
trailertraveler 01/06/18 06:34am Technology Corner
RE: GM onstar car connect questions

I donno.....surely I am out of touch with this kinda technology...You want ON-STAR ? Simply push the (blue?) button the mirror.If you don't know. Why answer? I am not asking about contacting OnStar. I am asking folks about the internet hotspot that is now in some GM vehicles. It is on the AT&T network so may provide better access in areas where my Verizon phone has no or poor signal. ...i thought a Silverado was for DRIVING...or are you one of these folks that runs 70mph and isn't paying attention?I do not drive 70, rarely over 60 when towing and prefer to stay off the interstates. I am not even talking about using the internet while driving, but rather when parked in a campground or boondocking to provide an internet connection in the trailer. Thanks for your oh so helpful on topic comments.
trailertraveler 01/06/18 06:31am Technology Corner
GM onstar car connect questions

We just got a Silverado with the GM hotspot. I have connected to it from the trailer using my Ubiquiti Nanostation connected to either the laptop or a Wifi Ranger Go2 and then two laptops connected to the Go2 by Ethernet. The speed was better than what I generally see with my Verizon phone tethered to the Go2. On my Silverado, with the key out of the ignition, if I push the on button on the radio, the internet connection/Wifi will come on along with the radio. I can mute the radio, but have not figured how to turn it off and leave the internet/Wifi on. Is this possible? I also am not sure how long it will stay on as the longest I have tried so far is about 20 minutes. The hot wire in the GM 7 pin connector stays hot when the ignition is off. I have read several discussions about trailers drawing down the tow vehicle battery if the trailer is left connected when not plugged into shore power. I am wondering if the reverse would be true that the trailer's charger would keep the tow vehicle battery charged when plugged into shore power while using the hotspot? I am aware of the issues involved with the tow vehicle charging the trailer batteries while underway that are related to wire size and length of run. I have no idea how much the hotspot draws. Any comments and experiences would be greatly appreciated.
trailertraveler 01/05/18 01:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Las Cruces to Las Vegas, NM

Oliver Lee State Park has both water/electric and dry camping sites. There are two camp host sites with full hookups that if vacant are available to visitors. There is a dump station. The electric/water sites are fairly large, but many are not shaped for easy access by longer RVs and some are not very level. There are some very long dry camping backin sites. It has been mentioned a lot on the internet lately and this year in mid-October all the water/electric sites were taken by 1PM. Valley of Fires and Three Rivers Petroglyphs have also been mentioned a lot. The two sites with hookups at Three Rivers have been full every time we have gone there the past couple of years (usually in October). As a photographer, if you have not been there before you might want to consider visiting City of Rocks and Rockhound State Parks near Deming. Both have campgrounds with some electric sites. Just outside of Las Cruces is the Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Monument. If you go through the Capitan area, there is the Smokey Bear Historical Site, Fort Stanton Historical Site and the Lincoln Historical Site.
trailertraveler 01/03/18 07:02am Roads and Routes
RE: New Mexico Highway 20

Made the drive today. Most of the 45 miles was a little rough, but not bad if adhering to 55mph speed limit. No pot holes or big road defects. The lanes seemed standard width. The first 15 miles had a pretty wide shoulder as did the last 10. According to my mapping program it saved over 70 miles and over an hour of travel time. Nothing rattled loose that I can find.
trailertraveler 10/31/17 04:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: New Mexico Highway 20

Thanks for the responses. No shoulder is not an issue. Just wanted to get from Roswell to Fort Sumner without going all the way on US-285 to US-60.
trailertraveler 10/26/17 06:24pm Roads and Routes
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