Thursday, December 11, 2014

High Speed Internet Parks

This is a list of RV Parks with high speed or at least good and reliable WiFi. It is compiled by TechnoRV based on information from our customers and readers. If you know of a good RV park that you'd like to nominate, please comment at the bottom of the post.

Clear Creek RV Park (Golden, CO) - Chris and Jim Guld (Geeks on Tour)

It's run by the city and gets it's internet from the city offices that are about one block away. Any problems and the IT guy walks over and fixes it. Also, there are less than 30 sites, so it is easily covered and not overburdened.

USI RV Park (Wichita, KS) - Carl Wenger

Pioneer Acadian Village (Breaux Bridge, LA) - Carl Wenger

Trails End RV Resort (Weslaco, TX) - Clayton Zimmerman

Just installed a new Wi Fi system last year through Cobb Communications. They have 12 towers with 4 antennas per tower antenna facing in one of 4 directions. Last year we had no connection problems. We don't go down until after Christmas but we anticipate no problems. Also Wi Fi is Free! Cobb indicated that if there were users that were data hogs they would have to pay an extra charge but have not indicated how much.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

E-Go Remote Power Trailer Movers

According to Paul Liner, Purple Line's Managing Director, "The new E-Go Power Trailer Mover puts your trailer exactly where you want it every time, all at the touch of a button. Hitching up, unhitching, parking, leveling and inch perfect maneuvers have never been so easy". I know that my Dad found it easy because he was rubbish at backing his car up to the hitch (although of course, he would argue that it was my Mum's fault for bad hand directions!

The E-Go can either be user installed, or installed through Purple Line's network of installers.

Watch the video to learn about better, easier RVing!  

Key features include -

  • Safe Working Load (SWL) 5000 lbs (2 motors) – up to 1.5 tonnes on a 25% incline / 7800 lbs (4 motors) – up to 2.5 tonnes on a 20% incline
  • Corrosive resistant, electro plated and powder coated for enhanced durability and prolonged life
  • Cross actuation allows both rollers to be engaged simultaneously from one side
  • Heavy duty design suitable for single and twin axle Travel trailers
  • 2 year parts warranty
  • The entire unit is fully transferable to a new Travel Trailer
If you're interested in purchasing an E-Go, simply visit the E-Go Page on TechnoRV.

Friday, November 7, 2014

iPhone vs Android - Which is Best?

This is the fun part. I’d love to say that after my two years pain and tribulations with my Droid that the iPhone is the hands down winner. Unfortunately it’s not that simple. There are things about my Droid that I really do like. For example, I absolutely love Swype which makes text messaging super-easy. Instead of having to tap out each character you drag your finger between the letters and it creates the words. It’s hard to describe, but if you like to text you’ll love it. I can Swype as fast on my phone as I can type on my keyboard!

Next, I love the tight Google integration. Although I like Apple’s ease of use, I find the closed environment challenging at times. For example, I can easily check my calendar or look up a contact from any browser whereas with Apple I have to login to iCloud. 

On the other hand, it always seems as if I’m fighting it ... I bit like when I had to use a Windows PC when I worked for HP. I pick it up to make a call and it kind of says “sorry, it’s not convenient right now ‘cos I’m busy with some other stuff”. Or I try to take a photo and the camera won’t work. Or I try to listen to some music and it keeps jumping. That never happens on my iPhone. 

I know this isn’t helping so here’s a summary of each of the sections to try and make sense of it all.

I was hoping that would help, but really there’s not much in it. Here’s another way of looking at it. 

Hopefully that helps a little more. Having said all this, there is of course no right or wrong answer. Like many things, it’s a matter of personal preference. I will say that after two years my Verizon contract is up and going to go for ...... an iPhone6. Sorry. I gave it a try but there’s just too many things that I find annoying.

Thanks for listening and I wish you every success which ever way you choose to go.  

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