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Old 01-13-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Do you carry a printer?

We are heading out soon for 2 1/2 months in a much warmer place (it is currently 0 degrees F heading toward -10F in northern Indiana). I can think of a couple of reasons it would be nice to have a printer in the RV. We might want to print out tickets that were purchased online, or something like that. What has your experience been? Have you wanted / needed a printer and wished you had one/ Have you hauled a printer along on a long trip and never used it? Do most RV park offices have printers you can use?

As always, any advice would be appreciated.


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Old 01-13-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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Do most RV park offices have printers you can use?
I have personally never seen a printer the office staff would let you use. I once emailed a document to the office staff and they were nice enough to print that for me using their PC. But they weren't going to let me attach to their printer/network with my laptop.

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Old 01-13-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
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Yes, we keep a printer in a mostly seasonal fiver. However, our temperature extremes are opposite, subjected to 100 degrees plus, non-air-conditioned for weeks/months on end, Melbourne FL. It is over a year old and going strong.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #4
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Yes, have always carried a printer and wouldn't want to be without it. We winter west of San Antonio so the temps rarely get below 25 degrees F. Haven't had a problem yet. The current printer is an inexpensive Canon @ $30.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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If you're only printing once in a while then you could probably use a service like Kinko's.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:06 PM   #6
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One of the best printers out there for RV'er is this: HP Envy 4500 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier: Electronics

Not only a printer, but a scanner to boot (which is handy - although a scanner for your SmartPhone is just as good)

If you are looking for a Dinky printer that is high quality and cost is not a object, I have a couple of friends that got this one: CANON PIXMA iP110 Wireless Mobile Printer With Airprint(TM) And Cloud Compatible: Electronics
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:33 PM   #7
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We carry one with us, started doing it when we first wintered in Florida three years ago and we have used it quite a bit to print tickets, reservation confirmation e-mails and such, it was the cheapest one we could find and it is very light.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:30 PM   #8
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We carry a compact Canon IP100 ink jet. It folds down to about 1 3/4" thick and fits in with the laptop in a brief case. It sits in the tt pretty much all year with no problems yet. Cheers Ed
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:32 PM   #9
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I travel for a living and thus have what they call a travel printer, it's the only HP item I own that has been trouble free. It's an HP470. Prints color, uses common inks, has been through freezing temps and summer heat in the trunk of my car.

They're not cheap, especially compared to what you can get at Walmart, but they're tiny, durable and give me no issues at all.

Here's the one I have. HP H470b Officejet Mobile Printer: Electronics
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Our printer/scanner/copier has come in handy several times over the years. We have had forms emailed to us for signature, which we printed, signed, scanned and emailed back. Sure, you could go to a library or someplace like Kinkos, but it is also very convenient to do it from the camper.

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