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Old 11-14-2017, 10:17 AM   #11
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Well adding the FSD to the list.

Ok next up is Big foot system over the Lippert. I spoke with Big foot today and we're going to use my rig as a test subject =). I'm excited to be working with Big foot they are family owned, wireless, and lifetime warranty on the cylinders.

The Entegra and Jayco's all come with hydraulic prep..essentially the mounting plates are on the rig. Big foot is going to use mine to build a new mounting system for the big foot to mount to a Lippert base plate. Pictures / updates to follow.

Next dilemma the cab over bunk. As you can imagine with two little ones and many more in the family overall that area is a hot spot. The problem is no safety net or ladder.

I'm still amazed this thing didnt come with a ladder..

So what is everyone using or should I just go with the generic one from Amazon? looking for something kid friendly.

Then that brings me to the safety net. I've looked all over the net and didnt find much.

Option 1: Crib bed rail - i dont think this will work as they are intended to fold flat and slide under the bed

Option 2: truck bed net from side to side ... problem is if a kids swats down the top of the next the net will fold

option 3: baby gate.. buy a giant baby gate and attach it to the walls

option 4: https://www.organizedobie.com/Custom-Nets
I like this option the most but it doesnt cover enough territory only 40 inches out of 7 feet isnt going to cut it.

thoughts?
We asked the dealer to get us a ladder but instead of getting the one Jayco uses for the Greyhawk they ordered a generic one that was too long. I was able to cut off a few inches at the bottom and reattach the feet and it works perfectly.

Our kids are a little older but I did build a simple wooden "fence" of sorts to put near the head of the bed where they sleep. It is enough for what we need but probably not for your age of kids.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:20 AM   #12
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Got the ladder bike rack ordered! Thank you that solves that problem.
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:23 AM   #13
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What do you guys do for media when not hooked to cable? Putting a dvd in seems old school.. plus my girls usually damage them as flying disk at there age.

So far the few rv parks Iíve been in have horrible WiFi so any streaming device is out.

Anyone hooked up a portable nas / media server?
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:15 AM   #14
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What do you guys do for media when not hooked to cable? Putting a dvd in seems old school.. plus my girls usually damage them as flying disk at there age.

So far the few rv parks Iíve been in have horrible WiFi so any streaming device is out.

Anyone hooked up a portable nas / media server?
We have a DVD player that the kids use some. They also have Kindle fires and now that Amazon lets you download content to the device we tend to use that more.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:10 AM   #15
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What do you guys do for media when not hooked to cable? Putting a dvd in seems old school.. plus my girls usually damage them as flying disk at there age.

So far the few rv parks Iíve been in have horrible WiFi so any streaming device is out.

Anyone hooked up a portable nas / media server?
I don't do it but I've read from others they use Kodi on a Raspberry Pi as a great media server.

We're still doing Blu-ray DVDs.
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:14 PM   #16
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Try2paz. look at lee-cloths to hold the munchkins in. You'll find them in marine stores like West Marine. Used to keep crew in their bunks when sailboat is heeled over. Not sure where you would find attachment points.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:49 PM   #17
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What do you guys do for media when not hooked to cable? Putting a dvd in seems old school.. plus my girls usually damage them as flying disk at there age.

So far the few rv parks Iíve been in have horrible WiFi so any streaming device is out.

Anyone hooked up a portable nas / media server?
We have had great success with this:

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Wire.../dp/B016ZWS9ZE

We plug a samsung USB SSD drive into the RAVpower File Hub. It took some time, but I copied all of our dvd's onto the USB drive. Both of our kids have iPads, but they are older 16gb models that won't hold more than a couple movies. With the RAVPower File Hub, we are only limited by the amount of memory of the USB drive (512gb). The RAVPower will stream wireless to multiple devices at the same time, so the kids can watch different movies at the same time. I don't know how it works, but it doesn't require WiFi do that it - it creates it's own wireless signal within the space of the vehicle. It will stream content to a TV also, but that requires a Google Chromecast. I haven't had occasion to try that yet. Honestly, for our purposes it's been an amazing device for the $40 asking price - we even use it in the car sometimes. Much cheaper than upgrading to iPads with more storage.

We have a Verizon MiFi hotspot for internet access. We never rely on campground WiFi, because it never seems to work. I have a Wilson Sleek cradle and roof mounted cellular antenna to boost the signal when needed. Of course the Verizon MiFi isn't great for streaming movies unless you have a great data plan with your cellular carrier. Streaming will use up your data plan in no time.

We also use a good old Sony DVD/Blue ray player. I wired it directly to the front TV and power it with the inverter plug. When they desire something new, we'll stop at a Redbox kiosk and rent a movie or two. We'll return them down the road a day later. We've also been known to buy from the $5 DVD bin at Walmart while traveling.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:02 AM   #18
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That rav power looks like the ticket matched with Rokus! I wonder if it also works with Apple TV? Iím a MacBook user so airdropping movies would be nice.

Well next week weíre heading up the coast to the trinadad. When I get back I should be ready for my first oil change.

Iím going to do the Koni fsd shocks at the same time. The big foot system wonít be ready.
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