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RE: Router speeds OUT of our router

To test the speed you need to plug a computer directly into the modem, and get the router out of the picture. Also need to make sure the computer doesn’t have a bunch of **** on it that slows you down. If you are paying for 300, I’d consider 275 or better to be acceptable. Wireless will typically be slower, but that is out of the providers hands. To get good wireless speeds covering a house, look at a mesh router system. They are expensive, but give great speeds and coverage. I use an Eero pro, and it has been really good. Other manufacturers make similar equipment.
wowens79 03/27/20 08:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Help choosing something like Cougar

Just remember the kids will grow faster than you want them to. We bought a camper with 4 smaller bunks, but now that my 16 year old is 6’2”, and 200 lbs, he’s not real comfortable on the 6ft bed.
wowens79 03/22/20 09:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buy Now or Wait on the Crazyness to Subside??

I’ve been thinking the same about a new truck. My 2002 is getting up in miles. I’m wondering what kind of deals will be out there.
wowens79 03/15/20 09:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Larger replacement fuel tanks for gas trucks

2020 Ram 6.4’s with the 8’ bed can get a 50 gal tank.
wowens79 03/14/20 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tampa, FL to Birmingham, AL - Sightseeing... What to do?

Chattanooga is a really cool town to visit. They have a great aquarium, and lots of things to do. To me I’d much rather see ‘nooga than ATL. Birmingham has a great food scene.
wowens79 03/12/20 05:47pm Family Camping
RE: March or April

We go if we have a nice looking weekend. I’ve gotten pretty good at winterizing, only takes about 15 min. I’ve winterized 3 times this winter, and that is pretty normal for us.
wowens79 03/06/20 04:30am Beginning RVing
RE: GM trucks will get updated interiors like 2021 tahoe

A 8~10 speed tranny would really help the gasser along with a better interior. I’ve been waiting on the upgrade from the 6.0, but when you complain the new Chevy HDs to theRam and Ford it just is missing too much. My current Chevy has been great, and makes me want to stick with them, but I’m not sure that I will.
wowens79 03/02/20 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida Keys

We are from St.Louis and the Florida panhandle is a lot closer, but the "keys" sounded so alluring. Always heard of their beauty and tranquility, but after finding campsites are at a premium, not only in availability, but in private parks, price have to rethink this all. Bucket list might have to wait. But even the panhandle parks are getting quite difficult to get a spot. Oh well, guess it's all those retired baby boomers with their RV's, like us, taking up all the spaces. We use to get reservations when we could go. Now we go when we can get reservations. Must evolve I guess. We camp on the panhandle yearly, but have made the drive to the keys twice, and it is totally different, and is worth the drive on occasion. It’s worth the hassle to try to get a site for a bucket list trip. All of the coastal FL state parks are about impossible to get into.
wowens79 02/25/20 09:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida Keys

Like everyone said, get ready at 8:00 am and don’t hesitate. I’ve done it twice and got a site both times, but neither were my first choice, but I did get a site, so have a backup site picked out.
wowens79 02/23/20 09:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Us 27 in Georgia

I’ve traveled:most of it. I live in Newnan, which is probably the middle of it. Not a bad drive at all, but in south GA there is not much, I’d consider grabbing the interstate from Columbus to Newnan. The interstate is very light traffic, and mostly new pavement, and is an easy stretch,
wowens79 02/18/20 09:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rez fridge question

Sounds like my situation is like yours, I store my camper at a storage place without power, and will pick up the camper on the way home to load it up. No need to pre-chill it. Takes about 20-30 min to cool off, and if the items you load into it are already refrigerated it stays cold. We towed 14 hours with 2 6v golf cart batteries with the charge from the truck, and still had plenty of battery power. When I go to get the camper, I turn on the inverter/fridge, and the hookup the camper, and drive the 10 min to the house, by the time I’m ready to load it, it’s pretty chilly in the freezer and cool in the fridge. I’ve had a resi fridge for over 3 years, and I would not go back. We are in Georgia, and not really places to boon dock, so we always have power at our destination. If you camp with hookups go resi.
wowens79 02/17/20 09:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Rez fridge question

Also, are you boondocking, or looking at travel time? Your battery will get a charge from the truck while you are driving.
wowens79 02/17/20 02:12am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Powered Trailer - Airstream

so its going to be a motorhome but the toad goes in front and I ride in it? You nailed it!
wowens79 02/11/20 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Disney world in July

It’s gonna be hot sticky and crowded, but sometimes you just have to go when you can go. Ft Wilderness is the way to go. You can take the boat, or busses from there. Makes it really easy. I don’t think we moved the truck while we are there. But if you forget something, or need to run somewhere it might be nice to have a car. You never know when a kid will get a stomach bug or something and you need to run get some meds at 3am.
wowens79 02/09/20 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida toll charges

When we went down last year, I think it ended up being about $50 each way. It was pricey, but no traffic the whole way.
wowens79 02/08/20 09:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best weight distribution hitch?

I’ve been really happy with my Blue Ox Sway Pro. Quiet, easy to set up.
wowens79 02/07/20 09:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

If you normally camp with hookups, resi is the way to go. Boondocking I think is where the real debate is.
wowens79 01/15/20 04:06am General RVing Issues
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

That 6spd has probably cost them a sale to me. I’ve got an early 6.0 that has been a great truck, but it does struggle with our camper. I held off on buying a truck for 2 years to see what the new one had to offer. I’d checked out the Ram 6.4 in case my truck died, and read about their gear selection issues, then when the Chevy 6.6 came out I was disappointed that it had the 6spd. After reading forums and watching reviews everyone is raving about how much improvement the 8spd made in the Ram, and I’m beginning to hear things about the Chevy 6spd year selection. I test drove both last week, and the Ram 8spd felt much better, and I liked the interior better. I really wanted to love the Chevy since my current one I’ve had for 17 years, and 238k miles of reliable service. I feel guilty leaving Chevy, but at this point I will probably go with the Ram. I could have written this myself. Go drive the Ford 10 speeds also. I have been with GM for 30 years...that may be coming to an end. I’ve been trying to avoid looking at that new 7.3 gasser. I’m afraid it may add another truck into the mix.
wowens79 01/14/20 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton SRW debate

I’ve been reading about the new gassers, and looking at them also. Mainly the GM 6.6 and the Ram 6.4. I’ve been waiting for GM to up their game with the new gasser. I’ve got an old 6.0 that I’ve been driving for 17 years that has been a great truck, but I want a little more power, and I feel loyal to the GM. After reading about the Ram, the only complaint was the shift points of the 6spd. All of the reviews and comments with the new 8spd have been very positive on how it totally changed the way the truck drove. Couple of weeks ago I test drove the Ram and Chevy back to back, both were similar trims, and I liked the Ram so much better. The interior looked and felt nicer, and the 6.4 and 8 spd were super smooth and peppy. The Chevy felt weak, and did not want to down shift. I’ve since read a couple of articles where the writer had the same feelings about the Chevy. The Chevy sales guy asked how it compared, and I told him that driving the 2 that I liked everything about the Ram better, if it weren’t for having had a great experience with my old truck, that I wouldn’t consider the Chevy, I’m 95% sold on going to the Ram. Read MotorTrends 2020 heavy duty truck of the year comparisons. Their thoughts pretty much echo my feelings.
wowens79 01/09/20 08:43pm Truck Campers
RE: 1 ton SRW debate

Anyone buy a truck from Laura GMC? Thx, Bill I’ve got a good friend that did. Flew from Atlanta on Friday night, and they picked him up from the hotel on Sat morning. He had 3 he had picked out online to take a look at, and he was driving his new truck home by noon. Save about $5k over the local dealers, so it was worth it for him. Said it was super easy, no dickering, just pick the truck.
wowens79 01/09/20 08:22pm Truck Campers
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