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Old 07-27-2020, 11:18 AM   #113
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If that is all the case, then I would strongly suggest you not pursue the Starlink as it will not be suitable for you. When I get it, I will then be able to speak with experience as to how it works and will let everyone in the more southern location know exactly how it works in the different condition and how difficult it is to use with trees. For those that must be parked under a tree and can't set up a tripod, this may not be for you. Stick with slower connection options.

It will be fine for everyone in Quartzsite....once it gets that far south. Still, it should be WAY more affordable than a mobile two-way positioning satellite antenna, and should be cheaper every month and faster with significantly less latency....to the point of being as fast or faster than a cable connection at your house.

There will be those where money is not a problem and they can afford more expensive options, but Musk specifically is designing this for those outside of good access and positioning it to be affordable or at least competitive. Point being that this is not highspeed for the rich and businesses.

Everyone wants the perfect connection for every single scenario an RV may ever encounter, and Starlink is not that, but I'm certain it will make me very happy, and I don't need trees....in fact, with 2,400W solar on my roof (which also shades and cools the roof a little), I will power all of this and don't want to be under trees. For me personally, I'm going to take off the Winegard and mount this instead on that location....since I never use that sat.
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Does anyone know whether or not Starlink will be able to accommodate RVers while on the move? In other words, will we be able to have access to the internet while cruising down the road? Or will this only work while stationary in a campground?
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If they’re stating you may have signal trouble with physical obstacles in your way I doubt it’s going to work well in motion, at this point!
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Does anyone know whether or not Starlink will be able to accommodate RVers while on the move? In other words, will we be able to have access to the internet while cruising down the road? Or will this only work while stationary in a campground?
Probably not while traveling - at least for a year or two, maybe more. It requires a specialized antenna that points to a cluster, and that cluster moves. I would imagine as the technology improves, you would be able to use it in a mobile unit. Just not for a while yet.
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Does anyone know whether or not Starlink will be able to accommodate RVers while on the move? In other words, will we be able to have access to the internet while cruising down the road? Or will this only work while stationary in a campground?

Not yet, though Starlink has demonstrated it being used on an aircraft in flight, and is testing it out on ships at sea. The current public beta test dish (saucer?) mechanically tracks across the sky and probably would not handle the wind loads or tracking issues mounted on an RV going down the road. Vehicle in motion units are probably coming, but it may be a year or two before they get here.
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Does anyone know whether or not Starlink will be able to accommodate RVers while “on the move?” In other words, will we be able to have access to the internet while cruising down the road? Or will this only work while stationary in a campground?
As others say in motion with Starlink is a future feature that will come. For now the stats on the performance capabilities for interactive communications are mind boggling, this is secure internet that is faster than anything conventionally available at home let alone at remote sites.

For an entire segment of our population that is embracing remote employment this is a career altering development. Funny how many of the operating parameters have been set by the “video gaming” crowd that demands the cutting edge speeds both up and down the bandwidth and now it’s facilitating the more complex usage of bandwidth for “practical” purposes such as running fully integrated accounting practices from any remote location in real time!!!

Not to mention the idea of full access to any and all online video and audio content, these are great developments at a time when the dissemination of information via traditional outlets can seem to be a bit biased.
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I would be quite surprised if Starlink is not planned as the connectivity method for Tesla cars in not too distant future.

Seems like a natural fit instead of the cellular connection they currently use.

So for that reason don't see why RVs, commercial fleets, etc would be excluded.
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I don't know about that, cell data makes a lot more sense for most car situations, when you consider the need of line of site of the sky to get connection (think urban parking garages, etc.), and the size of the satellite dish in relation to the roof area of a car..
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Yah I don’t know. The first year is free on the Tesla and then they charge 10 bucks a month. But that’s unlimited. YouTube, Netflix etc. I don’t know what the satellite thing would cost.
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