Good morning guys! From Quartzsite,
Arizona. We’re getting back on the road. It’s a beautiful sunny day here but it
is awfully windy! It’s coming out of the North. And thankfully that will be giving
us a push with the direction that we’re heading….Is that it right there?…Yep! That’s the road we wanna take. So as
you guys remember, we’ve also been using our house generator while we were here.
And we topped off our gas tank at the station like two miles away. So it was
full all the way. And now we’re at two-thirds of a tank. That is ridiculous!
When we were here eight or nine nights, that would have been five gallons in our
small generator….. Before we bought our little generator, we really never kept
track of how much we spent on the big generator. We knew it was a lot but being
without our little geni this week has given us the opportunity to really see
what a financial difference it makes to have the smaller one. And so… I kind of
did the math this morning. Basically it took us 130 days of boondocking to pay
for that little generator because we’ve been spending four dollars a day on fuel.
And we are very conservative with running a generator out here. So…. that’s
definitely financially worth it! I mean we probably paid for that just being up
in Alaska in the summertime. Not even counting our trips down here to the
lower 48. The other part of it, is that really in
terms of comfort level it’s added a lot. Because it’s quiet and it doesn’t let off
exhaust like our big generator does…. Okay guys! This is the third time in the past
few weeks that we have driven this stretch of highway. So I think we’re
going to share a little bit of added information in today’s video. A couple of
weeks ago we purchased an unlimited data plan for our Verizon Jetpack.And this
has been a game-changing addition because…. It’s actually not unlimited.
They now have some restrictions but it’s practically unlimited unless you’re
binge watching YouTube and Netflix like 24/7. But the card that we have is
good for 56 a week or 200 gigs of usage a month. Now that is a lot! I don’t think
we will ever use 200 gigs in one month. But… What’s refreshing is we’ve never
been able to have recreational YouTube time while we’re here on the road.Meaning, watching our favorite youtubers. So our unlimited data plan story starts
back in 2015 when Christian and Cherie of Techno mania came up to Alaska and we
hung out with them. They are an amazing resource for mobile internet technology.
They stayed at our house and one of their gifts was giving us access to their
premium website….. Alright! If you’re interested in checking out Christian and Cherie’s website, it is called the RV mobile internet Resource Center.
They do have free information on the website. But they also have the mobile
Internet aficionados. Which is the premium section that you pay for. And
that’s where we got the list of providers that we contacted to get our
unlimited plan. The other thing that they have is a book. It’s called “The
Mobile Internet Handbook”. What I really like about this is that they make a
point to update it on a regular basis. So the content will be current. We’ll put
the link down below for Amazon so you can go check it out. In case you’re
wondering what it looks like… This is our mobile jetpack. It’s just like a MiFi.
It’s from Verizon. Then you just put whichever SIM card in you want. We had a
SIM card in here before that went with our phone plan. And when we got the
unlimited we just swapped it out. You do have to make a phone call and report it
to the new card. But it wasn’t that big of a deal!
It’s 145 dollars a month. And…. In the long run it’s definitely going to end up
saving us money because we were paying a lot more on our phone plans for a lot
less data. It’s just really nice because then it’s like home internet. It’s not as hard
to connect to as your hotspot on your phone is. Not that’s really hard but…. It’s
like having home internet in your RV. You connect to it. You don’t have to
worry about playing a video when you’re thumbing through Facebook. We don’t have to
worry about uploading daily videos for YouTube. We can watch YouTube now….
Like we’ve gotten behind on all of the people we love to follow because we were…
You know! Stingy with our data….. Okay guys! We have arrived at the Yuma Lakes
RV Resort. We are here to visit some very dear family friends. I guess they are
members here. And their family is allowed to visit in their RVs and they give us a
discounted rate but…. Yeah! It will be nice to get some laundry done and do the
whole full hookup thing….. Off to my left here, there is a pond. And I read on their
website that it’s a stocked pond. So if this wind dies down. We’ll definitely be
getting out and doing some fishing. We are all checked in and it sounds like
she hooked us up with a pretty good campsite to pull through. Which is always
nice when your’s as long as ours.And….The ATV is not allowed to cruise around the park.
But it can cruise straight in and straight out. So that is awesome! So we
can go exploring. They have free Wi-Fi and the laundry room is right across
from our campsite… We’ll look! They even have a drinking water machine here. Since we
bought those big bottles, we’ve been going to a lot of machines like that.
Okay guys! I’m calling this video a wrap. Thanks for riding with us today. Make
sure you SUBSCRIBE to our daily adventures. We’ll see you tomorrow!