Over the years of traveling by RV, we’ve evolved. From wandering, to sightseeing, to working on the road. This summer, my husband and I – as GeeksOnTour – are on the road for 5 months and are booked to give seminars at 7 different RV rallies. As we travel, we are making our living from our website. We’ve grown into our name – this summer we are Geeks On Tour more than ever before. Check out our map at right.
No hookups? No problem.
- Propane: powers the refrigerator, hot water heater, stove, and furnace
- 12 volt: powers the lights, powers receptacles in the dash where we charge our mobile devices at any time
- Inverter: converts battery power to 110 for two of our electric wall outlets. All we do is turn the Inverter switch on, then we know which outlets are live and plug our computers in there. Our inverter is not powerful enough to run the coffee maker or the air conditioner.
- Generator: as long as we have over 1/4 tank of gas, we can turn on the generator and have as much power as we need. Just as if we were plugged in to shore power. Coffee maker, A/C, hair dryer – everything.
What about water and sewer? We have holding tanks for that. When our fresh water tanks are full and our black and gray water tanks are empty, we can live comfortably for about 5 days. We’ve gone 7-8 when we have use of a bath house.
What about Internet?
Ahh – there are entire books written about that! I’ll just give you our short answer. We have a Verizon unlimited plan on our old Samsung phones. We turn those phones into hotspots so our computers can connect. Here’s our video on how to do that.
If you look closely at the first photo above, you’ll see a cell tower in the distance behind our Roadtrek. That’s what we like to see! We had screaming fast Verizon Internet there – 60Mbps down/37Mbps up! We even had enough connectivity to do our live YouTube show from that location – see Episode 144. Even at the Dunes we had good speeds, 10-20 Mbps. Here’s an article to learn more about Internet speeds. Rarely do we find a location in the US where Verizon doesn’t give us at least enough check email or post to the website. If we do find ourselves in such a place, we also have T-Mobile service we can try or Project Fi from Google. If nothing works, we can’t stay!
There you have it, whether we’re in our house in Fort Lauderdale, or in our Roadtrek working on the road, it makes no never-mind to us. We have everything we need. Let the tour continue!
List of Rallies, Tour dates. Numbers from map above: