Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
Ham Radio since 1970
N9ID's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
Posts: 186
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.


Mike & Nena Strong
2013 Cedar Creek 36RE
2012 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 3500HD Diesel 4WD
Nights camped '13: 56 '14: 51 '15: 134 '16: 149

N9ID is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
Cyber Phrenologist
Radio's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA
Posts: 1,606
Originally Posted by N9ID View Post
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.

Admin at, part of the Social Knowledge network.
"RVing and Amateur Radio served up on the same plate"
2008 (or is it 2009?) Rockwood 8280SS - 2007 F-150
Lot's of mostly Kenwood radios

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
lgray's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 740
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.
lgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 144
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.
Edmund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
Site Team
Kaadk's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,423
If you're only printing once in a while then you could probably use a service like Kinko's.
There's no use crying over spilled milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 08:06 PM   #6
BamaGanza FROG Promoter
BamaBob's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: HuntsVegas, AL
Posts: 5,534
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
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 2014 - 42 2015 - 56 Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 08:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
DDC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Komoka Ontario
Posts: 2,203
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.
"Well that didn't go as expected"
2015 Chev 2500HD Highcountry Duramax
Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK
Donald&Casey cairn terrier
Rest in Peace Mary my darling wife.
Scottish by birth Canadian by time.
DDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:30 PM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 11
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
hollywood91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
SKnight's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,521
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
Now-2014 Sierra 346RETS 5er BUB
Then-2002 Keystone Springdale 286RLDS TT

Nights camped in 2014-28, 2015-127, 2016-10
SKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:43 PM   #10
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Walkertown, NC
Posts: 335
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.

Sirsea is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 AM.