In this episode of How We Roll, we tackle questions about something we're using in place of front privacy curtains and the way we do trip research so we can be sure to see everything of interest on our route.
Jennifer shares our modern and old fashioned methods of trip planning as she answers a reader named Rhonda's question about our next big trip – which will be retracing the historic Route 66 west. Jen talks about the way we use both the Internet and a stack of books and maps we purchased.
The modern way involves Internet research on our in coach Wi-Fi network, provided by our Verizon Wireless Jet Pack. In remote areas, we use the Wilson Sleek cell phone booster.
The books we're using for this trip are:
And I show off something we are using in place of the standard cloth privacy curtains that Velcro around the windshield and side widows.
The sun can heat the inside of a vehicle up very fast. It can also ruin leather and fabric. These sun shades – custom sized for our Mercedes Sprinter Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL – not only cut heat buildup by as much as 40 degrees but they also go up easier than the standard fabric curtains.
And in the winter, they keep heat from escaping from the vehicle.
They fold up in a tight roll and easily store out of the way behind the driver's seat.
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