Skip to comments.VANITY; Going the permanent RV life, need mobile internet advice
Posted on 09/10/2023 9:11:29 AM PDT by Spacetrucker
Wife, son and I are doing the permanent RV life. TBH, the hardest part has been the downsizing; you never truly understand just hom much you accumulate over 30 years of marriage until you do something like this. As it stands, we are investigating mobile internet services and are seriously considering Starlink
I lived and traveled in an RV about a year and a half. I had Verizon, and used a tablet and hotspot to get online on my laptop.
My issue with Verizon is they ALWAYS throttle after a certain point, eve with their unlimited plan.
A full-time RVing with a farm animal
Not exactly true (throttling)
But it would be my choice in your shoes.
Lol. Little piggies are sooooo dang cute. I know a couple people that have pygmy piggies, smarter than dogs.
Startlink seems to be really good, as long as you’re not a Neocon using it to try to start World War 3.
Good luck FRiend,
I had always wanted to do this but with Wuhan,Retirement and a general ‘can I just relax’ attitude I chose a tiny house in a +55 park in the High Desert.
Verizon has served me well in all
My Day trips now...
Especially in Bear Country!
That they are. Have fun with your adventures. ;O)
Do these piggies serve as Watch Dogs?
What’s the over/under on how long y’all last RVing? 5 years perhaps? Seems to be the average.
The pappa would.
Actually we have that planned out; we expect to do this for 3 years solid then look for a small house or apartment.
Perish the thought! Neocons are a pox upon humanity.
Hahahaha, I just spit my coffee out over that!
I’ve had bad experience with Verizon in the past, they are on my “Not A Chance In HELL” list. Most cell-based services would work fine if I were only doing day trips, the cable-based services are best all-around but not an option in my case.
Seems like it would be a good idea to try it before you buy it. Rent an RV for a month or so and see if they like it or not. Not me I’d rather live in a home and take occasional trips.
Careful there Spacetrucker. You'll being getting a new keyboard to go along with that internet connection. ;O)
If the latter, then check out various cellular based Internet plans and, reading the fine print, find one that meets your coverage and volume needs. Otherwise, for always available Internet, the expense and installation trouble of Starlink is your best bet.
Welcome to the club !
I had no idea that I would be so scared of, and focused on, me and my daughter’s poop.
Because when you handle the things you eat.. Ahem.. Twice it makes you consider a lot of things.
The RV life is really cool but the freedom of movement is getting severely hampered by fuel costs. I used to like it because we could wake up pretty much anywhere we wanted. But now it’s $4 every 8 miles, in just fuel. Temps are also a bear to deal with. These things are leaky as hell and a BTU costs what a BTU costs.
For internet I’m doing T-Mobile 5G hotspot. works well in Arkansas. There are also wi-fis at most RV spots. My spot is $500 a month but they are splitting the electric bill equally among us, which in my mostly low-electric lifestyle isn’t working in my favor.
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