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Old 12-02-2018, 11:31 AM   #29
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We have decided to go with the Verizon Jetpack with a booster and a Firestick.
We have been full timing for 2 years now and do the same thing with a jetpack, booster, and firestick. Although, I wish I would have bought the larger fire TV recast thing with some built in memory instead of the stick. I believe that would allow you to dvr things in areas of better reception, but I could be wrong. You will likely be surprised at how quickly you use up your data and Verizon starts throttling it down. If you are staying at camp grounds or any area for longer periods of time then you can often pay to get local broadband. Sometimes you can pay additional at a camp ground to get access to a faster wifi. We are able to do that where we are at currently and it makes life much easier.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:48 PM   #30
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We have a 2018 20í Bambi and we stream Prime, Netflix and YouTube right from our iPhone to our TV. We have an unlimited data plan use the apple HDMI/ litening adaptor. It will stream all day as it is constantly being charged. We are on an ATT plan with our son and our two iPhone cost is $97 month.
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:12 PM   #31
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Hello there fellow full timers, my wife and I celebrated 1 full year on the road with 2 devices on Verizon and 2 devices with ATT, we have Apple TV and it works great when we have reliable Wi Fi which is rare, direct tv now was the worst,
We have used Netflix with LTE the most, we are in a 25 ft flying cloud (our 23 ft was totaled in a hailstorm June 2018)
We have a weboost 4g LTE antennae but no wi Fi booster and the Zamp solar with 3 panels for 240 watt.
And a tire pressure monitoring system all purchased after watching YouTube reviews,
After 16 months on the road I Would not add solar as a generator works 100% of the time even if cloudy/shady.
The TPMS had too many false readings Causing a lot of added aggravation checking/double checking and even having inside dually lose pressure twice,(once each side)
We use a sprinter 3500XD as a tow vehicle.
Sorry for going a little off topic.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:20 AM   #32
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Hello there fellow full timers, my wife and I celebrated 1 full year on the road with 2 devices on Verizon and 2 devices with ATT, we have Apple TV and it works great when we have reliable Wi Fi which is rare, direct tv now was the worst,
We have used Netflix with LTE the most, we are in a 25 ft flying cloud (our 23 ft was totaled in a hailstorm June 2018)
We have a weboost 4g LTE antennae but no wi Fi booster and the Zamp solar with 3 panels for 240 watt.
And a tire pressure monitoring system all purchased after watching YouTube reviews,
After 16 months on the road I Would not add solar as a generator works 100% of the time even if cloudy/shady.
The TPMS had too many false readings Causing a lot of added aggravation checking/double checking and even having inside dually lose pressure twice,(once each side)
We use a sprinter 3500XD as a tow vehicle.
Sorry for going a little off topic.
Which model TPMS did you get and do you use screw on caps as transmitters or did you get the ones installed inside the tires? Ours is TST with the screw on caps and it works great with our 28'. We tow with an F250, 6.5' bed. We use portable solar from GoPower which works fine while camped since we can move it around as needed. We also carry generator for backup. Have not invested in wifi booster yet. For TV we also use Firestick with our ATT service when in range. We also use Dishnetwork with portable satellite "Tailgater" with the pay as you go plan. We have Direct TV at home, but Dish works fine on the road.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:32 AM   #33
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If you do a Jetpack there’s a setting that can give you real-time signal strength in DBM’s. Anything under 75 is pretty good. Jetpack: Menu > About > Signal Strength. Sometimes moving 5 ft makes a huge difference!

We signed up for the Verizon Unlimited plan about a year and a half ago, and bought a WeBoost cellular booster and residential Omni-directional antenna. We mostly boondock. It’s worked out great. Plan has unlimited data, although Vz says they can slow us to 3G after 22GB per line of 4G (never happened yet). We watch only internet TV, maybe 2 show episodes a night x4-5 days a wk uses about 3GB a day. WiFi booster would be a waste of $$ unless you lived at an RV Park IMO. We have 8 other family & friends sharing the plan to cut the cost. Our share (2 lines) is about $87 a month. We also have an Apple hdmi-to-lightening cable adapter that lets you plug an iPhone directly into the tv for in-app streaming.

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Old 12-03-2018, 05:21 PM   #34
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For a wireless connection, look at the Millenicon Aires. $70 per month unlimited with no throttling. It's truly unlimited with 4G speed and ready for 5G. Here's a link... https://www.millenicom.com/equipment/#mifi

To increase your signal strength look at the cell amplifiers. These work great in fringe areas. Here's what we have... https://powerfulsignal.com/weboost-4...oster-for-rvs/

These are somewhat costly. But, if you want reliable connectivity this equipment will certainly provide you with that : )

BTW, I am NOT sponsored or work for these companies. We have a mobile broadcast RV and this is what we use to stay connected.

I hope this helps!
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:35 PM   #35
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We have been using Dish Network with a tailgater when we travel (50%). We also have the same service at our home. The service works well except in Canada and Alaska. You can change your service location to get local stations as you travel.
Depending how far you go over the Canadian border you can still use a Dish tailgater. Last September I was about 40 miles into British Columbia and had great reception on my Dish system.
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If you do a Jetpack there’s a setting that can give you real-time signal strength in DBM’s. Anything under 75 is pretty good. Jetpack: Menu > About > Signal Strength. Sometimes moving 5 ft makes a huge difference!

We signed up for the Verizon Unlimited plan about a year and a half ago, and bought a WeBoost cellular booster and residential Omni-directional antenna. We mostly boondock. It’s worked out great. Plan has unlimited data, although Vz says they can slow us to 3G after 22GB per line of 4G (never happened yet). We watch only internet TV, maybe 2 show episodes a night x4-5 days a wk uses about 3GB a day. WiFi booster would be a waste of $$ unless you lived at an RV Park IMO. We have 8 other family & friends sharing the plan to cut the cost. Our share (2 lines) is about $87 a month. We also have an Apple hdmi-to-lightening cable adapter that lets you plug an iPhone directly into the tv for in-app streaming.

Hope that helps!
Hey Gina, which weBoost are you using and how does it work for you while off grid? Our Basecamp has solar with (2) 6V AGM Batteries but, we do not have a 9V "cigarette lighter" type of plug, so if we go WeBoost 4G-X RV, we will have to install one. We don't want to make these investments unless this booster really works well. The mixed reviews on this expensive device makes us extra cautious. We are mostly in remote locations, boondocking with very limited 1 bar to 1X connection at most. Thanks much for your insight!
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