Originally Posted by txaggie79
Just getting started on full timing. Will be listing S&B next week. When sold buying MH and quitting the job is next. So, we are very new to the RV world. No, we have never owned a RV of any kind nor have we been in a MH that was actually moving. This should be an adventure.
My S&B router just went out. If I replace it, will the router serve any purpose connecting to the internet in the MH? I would not like to buy an expensive S&B router that is of no value in the RV. I will on occasion need a good internet connection for part-time work.
I did search for router threads but could not find a clear answer. Lots of good information on WIFI though. Any help appreciated.
See you on the road soon.
Your off to a great start. Asking questions and you are not yet an official RV owner.
Way to go!
I have the EnGenius EBR9250. It was not big bucks and can be used as a standard WiFi modem or a range extender. I use it primarily as a range extender. It is relatively easy to use. Here is the Amazon site for it but shop around. It may be cheaper some place else. Amazon.com: erb9250
Before you buy simply look at all that is available to you. The field is huge so take your time and fine tune the options you want.
When I was in your position I had not a clue. I went to the RV dealer near my house and picked the coach I could afford, not really knowing what I was doing. I had just joined SOWERS and I wanted to get on the road. I have learned much since that humble beginning.
A good question to start with is what kind of living do you want to do. Are you folks rough and rugged, needing few amenities, or do you like a finer, more refined home on wheels?
When you start the serious search always consider how the builder of the RV treats its customers. Some manufactures have a long history of being there when they are most needed and others just the opposite.
When you have spent time looking and learning about the various systems available in RVs and the many options then you can start asking us questions with some insight as to what the answer means.
In case you don't know, here is a very simple breakdown of RV classes:
Tag-along is a term we use for a trailer towed from the bumper area. This can be a popup tent trailer to a long hard shell with slides and all the trimmings to go with it.
A 5th wheel is a trailer that is pulled from the bed of a pickup truck. The hitch is called a 5th wheel and is a smaller version of what 18 wheelers use.
A Class A is a self contained coach. It's chassis and body are integrated. My coach is a Class A diesel pusher. This means that the engine is in the rear. Most gas models have the engine in the front and a FRED is a front engine diesel.
A Class B is like a passenger van converted to be a small camper.
A Class C is like taking the box off a delivery truck and replacing it with a camper body with access to the drivers compartment.
And the latest addition to the mix is the Toy Hauler. Basically it is a delivery truck with a ramp door on the rear that is converted to be a camper and recreation toy vehicle hauler, like a ATV. I know very little about these things.
So there you have it in a nut shell. I know there is much more to be said but this is simply my RVing 101 day 1 explanation.
Happy hunting. Look forward to your forthcoming questions.