Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Wireless-N

The manager of the resort came by today and handed me the new technology IEEE 802.11n wireless card. You might be familiar with the Wireless-B or Wireless-G technology but the Wireless-N is new. In fact it says on the box Draft, which tells me it is so new, that is probably isn’t a standard yet. Anyway the reason she gave it to me is because she just installed a Wireless-N router in the office and wanted me to see if it will reach to our lot. It not only reaches, where my Wireless-B did not, but also it is 3 times faster than the Wireless-G router they have along side the new one in the office. The signal strength is weak, about 15%, but it hangs in there and is FAST. I am getting about 1755 kb/s download and 487 kb/s upload. This might not mean anything to you but it is fast. My old card picked up one wireless networks in range from my motorhome and this one picks up 10. Linksys says it is has a Rangemark of 4X and a Speedmark of 12X. Perhaps if I was closer to the router and had a 100% signal instead of the 15% I would get the 12X speed. If you are thinking of buying a new wireless card or upgrading your existing one I would recommend the new Wireless-N technology. It is downward compatible which mean it will also connect to the old technology. The card I am using is the Linksys WUSB300N. Oh by the way, the card she gave me is on loan. I will be buying one when the time comes.


  1. Clyde7:48 AM

    Find an empty lot halfway between you and the office, plug in a WAP/Extender!!

  2. Actually that is what they are planning on doing.