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Old 07-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #11
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I ended up ordering Midland WR300 weather radio. I like the idea of using a cell phone, but many of the campgrounds we have stayed at have had limited to no cell coverage. Or, little to no data coverage. I'll probably try and use my Note 3 as a backup, but because of limited coverage I'm not comfortable trusting it 100%. We are in FL and although we aren't in tornado alley, there are more tornadoes in FL per square mile than any other state. I would also assume that the number of "Severe Thunderstorms" ranks pretty high, too. It doesn't always take a tornado. I was tent camping along the Wekiva River and a severe thunderstorm blew through and a large tree branch fell on an empty tent... that was really scary.

Average number of tornadoes and average deaths per year by state

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Old 07-28-2014, 12:09 PM   #12
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The stereo in my 2013 Rockwood 8282WS has weather bands on it. You have to turn it on and scan to find the nearest one but it does get it. Wish there was a setting to have it come on and alert you to severe warnings.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #13
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for those out there with SmartPhones, the best app on the market is NOAA Weather Radio. Like others though I would not solely rely on it because of the vagerices of cell signals.

Midland is pretty much the gold standard in NOAA SAME weather Radios (all the meterologists around here recommend them exclusively - and we live in tornado ally)

This is the one we have for our rig:
Amazon.com: Midland WR-120B/WR120EZ NOAA Weather Alert All Hazard Public Alert Certified Radio with SAME, Trilingual Display and Alarm Clock - Box Packaging: Electronics

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Old 07-28-2014, 01:18 PM   #14
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The stereo in my 2013 Rockwood 8282WS has weather bands on it. You have to turn it on and scan to find the nearest one but it does get it. Wish there was a setting to have it come on and alert you to severe warnings.
X500 I certainly wish they had thought of that when they designed the Genesis 3.0!
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X500 I certainly wish they had thought of that when they designed the Genesis 3.0!
Agreed! I had thought the same thing on mine...
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:13 PM   #16
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I would not rely on a Smartphone for weather alerts when traveling. Too many issues can cause them to not be delivered especially lack of cell or data coverage. ( Confession: I work on/design smartphone apps for a Major Carriers)

I am adding a Weather Radio to my Trailer. I hope its the worst purchase I ever make and never use it. But when/ if i do need it, it will be there
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:12 PM   #17
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I would not rely on a Smartphone for weather alerts when traveling. Too many issues can cause them to not be delivered especially lack of cell or data coverage. ( Confession: I work on/design smartphone apps for a Major Carriers)

I am adding a Weather Radio to my Trailer. I hope its the worst purchase I ever make and never use it. But when/ if i do need it, it will be there
Know what you mean. I had home security installed Saturday. Hope it was a waste of money. (But I do like being able to see the dog thru video on my smart phone while gone)
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Know what you mean. I had home security installed Saturday. Hope it was a waste of money. (But I do like being able to see the dog thru video on my smart phone while gone)
Sounds like Vivent installed your system...our house is wire(less) for video/sound/et al by them as well - good company BTW - been with them now for 4 years.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:28 PM   #19
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Yep. just sent in cert for insurance rate discount. Liking it so far.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #20
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The radio is a much better option. I was camping the week prior to the tragedy at Cherrystone, and the campground Was not within any cell service and did not have wi-fi. Go figure, camping without: cellular, wi-fi, or TV (I don't have Sat and there was no cable or air reception).


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