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Old 07-31-2017, 07:59 AM   #1
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Thoughts from the Weekend Camping Trip

I love my hybrid. After upgrading from a pup, I'm really enjoying the hybrid and its amenities. But like i did when I owned a pup... there are a few things I'd like to change...

1.) the bed... in the popup we added a 4" memory foam under the mattress... really comfortable. The HTT needs something too... just not enough padding. I was hoping not to... but I will be adding a 2 - 3" memory foam to one of the beds... (for momma and me)

2.) Need to convert my portable gas grill to low pressure so I can use the on board propane Just tired of carrying the little bottles

3.) Wifi service at most campgrounds is really bad... I know put the phone down... but with my work, I cannot and need access. So I'm looking at the WIFI Camp Pro long range WIFI repeater kit. The reviews are pretty good, setup is pretty basic, and it won't break the bank.

Anyone use a WIFI setup in their rigs?
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:21 AM   #2
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As far as #2, what grill? I made my coleman into a quick connect to loose the bottles as well.

For #3 problem with wifi at CG is they all seem to such, if you do get a good signal then you get no speed. I'd look at a data plan then make my data have the best antenna and booster.

Edit. It is a coleman roadtrip grill
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:54 AM   #3
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I can't remember the grill's name / model. but I do know the Camco 57274 LP Gas Control Valve W/Quick Connect https://www.rvupgradestore.com/LP-Ga...599263BDDD56EA is a direct fit... coupled with the Camco 57282 10' Propane Quick Connect Hose https://www.rvupgradestore.com/10-RV...-p/06-0108.htm will allow me to convert the grill to low pressure and will utilize the quick disconnect on the HTT.

I know campground WIFI's can be slow... but for my needs I think I can work with it. The unit I'm looking at is under $150.00 so while not cheap, it's not going to break the bank either. I'm planning on mounting the Omni-Directional Outdoor Antenna to my batwing TV antenna. When I raise the antenna the WIFI antenna will be at the highest point hopefully giving me the best possible chance of receiving and sending the WIFI signal.
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Depending on what grill you have, I just installed this Converta-Q and was really impressed with the setup. My first cooking is on it tonight.

Weber Q RV Quick Connect Kit - propanegear

Otherwise, for #3 - coming from someone who full times and works a 9-5 job from the rig...

Before you buy a wifi booster, make sure the campground wifi is worth boosting. If you go to where the wifi is being broadcast (the equipment in the park) and stand close to it- do you get decent performance? If so, a wifi booster will help. If not, the booster won't help.

If you rely on internet for work- the only real viable solution is to carrying your own via cellular data. If you need to boost your cellular service, there are options out there.

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1.) the bed... in the popup we added a 4" memory foam under the mattress... really comfortable. The HTT needs something too... just not enough padding. I was hoping not to... but I will be adding a 2 - 3" memory foam to one of the beds... (for momma and me)
Why did you put it under the mattress? I have an inquiring mind.
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I have had problem getting my repeater to connect to CG's Wifi, Amped Pro is what I have. I am wondering if they somehow limit it? I am considering cellular instead.
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The mattresses in the trailers are the cheapest I have ever seen. Considering the price of trailers it's about time they upgraded them. Our trailer we bought used and the first thing we did was throw out the mattresses and had new ones made for the bunks, $300 for the 3/4 bottom and single top, they are 6in. thick, customer made to fit. And we bought a good queen mattress at a place that carries returned sears mattresses for $300.
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The mattresses in the trailers are the cheapest I have ever seen. Considering the price of trailers it's about time they upgraded them. Our trailer we bought used and the first thing we did was throw out the mattresses and had new ones made for the bunks, $300 for the 3/4 bottom and single top, they are 6in. thick, customer made to fit. And we bought a good queen mattress at a place that carries returned sears mattresses for $300.
The mattresses they are talking about, are hybrid mattresses which are folded in half.
So your normal mattresses won't work in a hybrid.
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We purchased 4" memory foam toppers for all three of our bunks as well. BEST investment for this trailer ever! I think I sleep better on these than on my own bed at my house! :-) Btw, we just put the toppers on top of the mattresses. They are too comfy not to! Then I just put the sheets around the topper.

Btw, if you ever plan on using the couch for a bed get something for that as well. We used it last weekend for the first time (both of my boys had friends and one of the friends is too big to share a bunk...literally, he's so tall he sleeps sideways to fit... so we used all the bed spaces this trip) and my son said it was hard as a rock. I layed on it, and it is. So we I have an old king sized egg crate at our house. I've folded it in half and tried that and it works great. So, the next time we go and I know we'll need the couch I'm packing that too.
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Why did you put it under the mattress? I have an inquiring mind.
When we got the topper, it was in the late fall. I put it under the mattress so we could utilize the heated mattress. It was so comfortable I just left it there.
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