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Kindle an RVer's Dream
« on: March 18, 2012, 08:34:23 am »
My husband and I travel the US and Canada in an RV during the summer months. I can honestly say that my Kindle with 3G wi-fi is the answer to a bookworm's prayers. My husband does all the driving (we've logged 104,000 miles in nine years) while I spend the time reading. Now when I finish one book, I just log on to Amazon and buy another one.

We have limited storage space in the RV, but with my Kindle I have access to thousands of books. 

Hooray for my Kindle.

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 09:33:35 am »
    We have an RV, too.  And I totally agree about Kindles being perfect for RV'ers!

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 08:46:16 am »
    What kind of an RV do you have?

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 09:57:11 am »
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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 12:04:55 pm »
    Not familiar with that one. Has it served you well?

    We have a 2000 Itasca Sunflyer. We've been in every state in the continental US and every province in Canada, including New Foundland, except Manitoba. We'll be leaving our home in Florida this year and heading for Michigan the first of June. Then we'll head  east to Rochester NY, Hershey PA and Baltimore. After that who knows. I'm sure our Kindle's will come in handy while we're on the road.

    Any other RV'ers out there with big plans for the summer?
    « Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 05:49:52 pm by Eileen Muller »

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 12:48:58 pm »
    We've been happy with it.  It's a 2008 that we bought new.  It's an entry level gas model, but at this point it suits our purposes well.  We haven't had any major problems with it, and we've covered the east coast from Key West to Nova Scotia.  We've got a homeschooled 13-yo who plays baseball spring and fall and a 16-yo in public high school, so their schedules keep us from traveling as much as we'd like.  So "entry level" was about as much money as we could justify putting into an RV at this point given our limited travel time.  DH thinks he'd like to try work camping when he retires from his current job.  I'm not so sure about that, but we'll see.  If we do, I foresee a diesel RV in our future.  ;)

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 12:54:06 pm »
    I wish I'd had a Kindle when I got my RV...

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 05:57:30 pm »
    I think this will be the last year for our current RV. Next summer we're spending 3 months in Europe and obviously it's impossible to get there in an RV. I'd like to sell this one to avoid storage and insurance costs. We will eventually buy a new one, but I don't think we will switch to a pusher. A gas engine is powerful enough for our needs and it doesn't cost as much for oil changes and the like. Also seems like diesel is more expensive than regular fuel in most states.

    We have towed a car up the Rockies with the Sunflyer many times and never had a problem, although it takes us a bit longer than it would in a diesel. Still, if you're in a hurry, RVing isn't the best way to travel.

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    Re: Kindle an RVer's Dream
    « Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 12:09:06 pm »
    I agree, the "toys" are a perfect deal for traveling. Not only with the kindles but tablets as well. I have a wireless 1TB drive that works with my tablets so I can store a bunch of movies etc to watch and not worry about downloading. Also store all my photos and genealogy on there. Works great if you are flying due to luggage and weight concerns too. Eventually I will do the rv thing but can't just yet. In the meantime I just continue to read my motorhome and trailer life magazines on my ipad and dream!

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