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Old 04-11-2015, 01:06 PM   #71
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Not many people were on the WiFi in the "activity room", so it was fairly robust.

With a laptop or tablet, a Starbucks (or other free WiFi) becomes an option.
With a desktop/mini-tower .... not so much.

I have a mini-tower at home. I travel with a smartphone, tablet, and/or laptop.
IMHO - For trailer travel, a laptop and docking station offer more flexibility for the OP.

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Old 04-11-2015, 05:55 PM   #72
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We thought about going the Tiny House route too!!! We even had tv shows trying to cast us...but then we realized for half the money we could get an awesome Fiberglass RV. Lol we totally planned our escape based on when our lease was up, because we couldn't see signing a whole new one. Here's some links that might help find the right trailer (this is a listing of all small trailer brands...there are some really nice teardrops that might work) Manufacturers | The Small Trailer Enthusiast
and this guy had some interesting stuff about small trailers but I haven't spent tons of time looking through it Guide To Ultra-Lightweight Travel Trailers Hope you guys find something cool!!!
Heh, that's awesome. Yeah I got pretty far into the TH build process, but things turned around, so we decided to go another route. The main reason we've chosen FGRV is that we don't want it to be a long term thing - more like just a couple months, until we decide on the next place to settle in. We just know that we hate TX, and can't wait to leave.

My wife even went to the apt office yesterday to ask what the lease cancellation terms were - b/c even 6 more months could be too much for us. LoL. I'm looking forward to sharing what we end up deciding on - thanks for the comment!
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:58 PM   #73
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The OP is talking about filing 4K video, not emails.
Free campground WIFI would be useless.
True. At the current moment, I'm a web developer, so I can get by with pretty slow internet to get the files I need, and do all my development locally. I'm getting into 4k video production though, and it'll definitely suck to be away from my current 300/20 hardline connection.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:28 AM   #74
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I'm getting into 4k video production
Nice! I am one who appreciates HD and the sooner 4K becomes common place the happier I will be.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:51 PM   #75
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True. At the current moment, I'm a web developer, so I can get by with pretty slow internet to get the files I need, and do all my development locally. I'm getting into 4k video production though, and it'll definitely suck to be away from my current 300/20 hardline connection.
Yeah, that and your desktop!

I'm in the middle of learning web development. My husband and I also work on some pretty large files for art jobs as well. I'm really interested in what you go with because we'll probably be looking for something similar. I haven't even looked into internet options...yet. Ugh. We are def fitting in the desktop we built though. That is a must.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:23 AM   #76
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Yeah, that and your desktop!

I'm in the middle of learning web development. My husband and I also work on some pretty large files for art jobs as well. I'm really interested in what you go with because we'll probably be looking for something similar. I haven't even looked into internet options...yet. Ugh. We are def fitting in the desktop we built though. That is a must.
Yep Harry, I'm quite fond of my custom built PC as well

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Old 04-16-2015, 04:37 PM   #77
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Well, my wife and I have decided that we'd rather sell the Golf and get a more capable tow vehicle and larger trailer, so that we don't end up saying we didn't like the full-time RV'ing gig simply because the camper was too claustrophobic. I'm searching a couple of vehicles that have tow ratings of around 8K lbs, and we're also looking at the Casita Liberty.

We'll probably take a road trip up to Rice, TX soon, so that we can check them out in person and make sure they're the right brand for us, then we'll start the search for a used one.
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There are a few over rated tow vehicles out there with high tow rating that make for a lousy tow vehicle. Do your research or you could end up with something less capable than the Golf.

There was a guy on another forum that had a perfectly good tow vehicle but got talked into "upgrading" not only once but twice, and still ended up with a tow vehicle that was inferior to his original TV. That exercise was about a $40,000 learning experience.
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There are a few over rated tow vehicles out there with high tow rating that make for a lousy tow vehicle. Do your research or you could end up with something less capable than the Golf.

There was a guy on another forum that had a perfectly good tow vehicle but got talked into "upgrading" not only once but twice, and still ended up with a tow vehicle that was inferior to his original TV. That exercise was about a $40,000 learning experience.
Care to share which ones are good?
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Casey... I am a big fan of performance (braking and handling especially).

Audi SUV
VW T-Reg
Porsche Cayanne
BMW X5
Infiniti FX35 or FX45


Guess these are my top 5 preferences but realize they are over kill for a small glass egg. On other forums these vehicles are towing 25 to 30'+ trailers.

For a glass egg there are very few vehicles that can not tow one safely.

On Edit.... Some Mini Vans too are all around versatile and great tow vehicles. Don't be mislead by their modest tow rating.
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Casey... I am a big fan of performance (braking and handling especially).

Audi SUV
VW T-Reg
Porsche Cayanne
BMW X5
Infiniti FX35 or FX45


Guess these are my top 5 preferences but realize they are over kill for a small glass egg. On other forums these vehicles are towing 25 to 30'+ trailers.

For a glass egg there are very few vehicles that can not tow one safely.

On Edit.... Some Mini Vans too are all around versatile and great tow vehicles. Don't be mislead by their modest tow rating.
LoL, now I'm super confused. Which vehicles make terrible tow vehicles?
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:19 AM   #82
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LoL, now I'm super confused. Which vehicles make terrible tow vehicles?

LOL... Unreliable ones... like Audis, VWs, and BMWs, at least after they're out of warranty. I'd rather spend my money traveling.
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There are a few over rated tow vehicles out there with high tow rating that make for a lousy tow vehicle. Do your research or you could end up with something less capable than the Golf.

There was a guy on another forum that had a perfectly good tow vehicle but got talked into "upgrading" not only once but twice, and still ended up with a tow vehicle that was inferior to his original TV. That exercise was about a $40,000 learning experience.
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For a glass egg there are very few vehicles that can not tow one safely.

On Edit.... Some Mini Vans too are all around versatile and great tow vehicles. Don't be mislead by their modest tow rating.
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LOL... Unreliable ones... like Audis, VWs, and BMWs, at least after they're out of warranty. I'd rather spend my money traveling.
See, here's a perfect example of how this forum is coming across as completely unhelpful to me. The first two comments contradict themselves, and then the third comment comes in just to attack the second.

If I've learned anything at this forum, it's that I should pull enormous weight with my Golf TDI, because everyone is wrong!



Thanks everyone for the entertaining stay here.
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It's really very easy to filter comments. Consider the sources. One member has no experience with FGRV's and touts re-engineering vehicles to tow anything they want, hence the code words "Properly set up".


And never forget, free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it..... lol
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