When Not Driving, What Do Y'all Do To Pass The Time?

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I have a T-Mobile internet gateway on my truck. The only place I got sure won't get signal is Nebraska. The phone reps have zero clue that they are now marketed for RV use, and still think they are geo locked. I had to go in store to get one. As of right now, it's $50/mo unlimited using the $5 autopay discount.

How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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Drew D.'s Comment
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T-mobile has this killer new 5G home internet modem that is unlimited and FAST! I was initially looking for more hotshot and the Tmoe salesman wouldn't shut up about this thing. He gave me a 14 day free cancelation if I didn't like it and man, I have to say, almost every single place I have been has had really great speed. I was actually just sitting in the swamp of Delhi, LA waiting on a load from the Americold and had a consistent 300/mbps connection. I can download full games, play shooters, MMOs, and other various things on my XBOX and run other streaming services perfectly.

This little device was a gamer changer for sure.

But to answer your initial question, I do all of the above I mentioned, and bobtail to cigar lounges that may be close to the truck stop. If there isn't a lounge, I will pull out my chair, find a nice spot, put on some music, and smoke a nice stogie and gather my thoughts for the day.

All in all, I love the life even though im pretty new to it.

How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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It helps if I attach the photo 🤦‍♀️

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Drew D.'s Comment
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Yes, I was sitting in Sidney at the Love's parking lot and didn't receive and signal. One of a handful of places. Mobile Hotspot still worked as a backup though. But yeah, Nebraska kind of sucks for internet.

I have a T-Mobile internet gateway on my truck. The only place I got sure won't get signal is Nebraska. The phone reps have zero clue that they are now marketed for RV use, and still think they are geo locked. I had to go in store to get one. As of right now, it's $50/mo unlimited using the $5 autopay discount.

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How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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Klutch's Comment
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Yes I have a mounted TV which I also use as monitor when I game on my laptop.

I use my Verizon hotspot for gaming online and bought an adapter for my phone so I can just plug it into my TV for streaming without burning up my hotspot data. The TV actually picks up a ton of channels but I usually just stream. (Prime, Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, Disney+, Pea****, appleTV, and NFHS).

I usually play multiplayer games that require internet but there are plenty that can be played offline. If your referring to game pass, there’s still plenty of games that you can play offline, you just need to connect like once a month and have your Xbox set as your home console. When I download new games or have to download large updates I usually just wait until my next home time.

How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Yeah, there is something hinkey with the contracts for cell tower usage contracts after one of the five billion mergers. You can barely grab a signal on the west border, and the east border, but even the coverage map is a near perfect NE cutout

Yes, I was sitting in Sidney at the Love's parking lot and didn't receive and signal. One of a handful of places. Mobile Hotspot still worked as a backup though. But yeah, Nebraska kind of sucks for internet.

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I have a T-Mobile internet gateway on my truck. The only place I got sure won't get signal is Nebraska. The phone reps have zero clue that they are now marketed for RV use, and still think they are geo locked. I had to go in store to get one. As of right now, it's $50/mo unlimited using the $5 autopay discount.

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How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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Games I play to unwind on my 10, if I'm not talking on the phone...which isn't very often since I park late at night usually.

I've had to do two 34 hr resets with this company 😝 so I watch YouTube or Pluto movies or listen to music.

Laura

I like that parking jam game. I have gotten lost in that game for hours in the past.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I like that parking jam game. I have gotten lost in that game for hours in the past.

Doesn't that seem 'too much' like work nowadays? ! ? confused.gif

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The Pelican's Comment
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How big is your TV in your truck? Very interested in this aspect of it.

T-mobile has this killer new 5G home internet modem that is unlimited and FAST! I was initially looking for more hotshot and the Tmoe salesman wouldn't shut up about this thing. He gave me a 14 day free cancelation if I didn't like it and man, I have to say, almost every single place I have been has had really great speed. I was actually just sitting in the swamp of Delhi, LA waiting on a load from the Americold and had a consistent 300/mbps connection. I can download full games, play shooters, MMOs, and other various things on my XBOX and run other streaming services perfectly.

This little device was a gamer changer for sure.

But to answer your initial question, I do all of the above I mentioned, and bobtail to cigar lounges that may be close to the truck stop. If there isn't a lounge, I will pull out my chair, find a nice spot, put on some music, and smoke a nice stogie and gather my thoughts for the day.

All in all, I love the life even though im pretty new to it.

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How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Klutch's Comment
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Mines only 24. 1080p smart Tv.

The factory mount in this Freightliner can hold up to a 26in, anything bigger and you need to get an extension and it’s not made to hold that much weight but I’ve seen people do it anyway.

I wouldn’t want to go larger, it’s made to be locked in tight to the wall over the fridge. Keeps it out of the way when I’m not using it and safe/secure when driving.

There’s a microwave cubby above where the TV snaps in against the wall, with a built in strap. I don’t use a microwave and instead use the cubby and strap to secure my Xbox.

How big is your TV in your truck? Very interested in this aspect of it.

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T-mobile has this killer new 5G home internet modem that is unlimited and FAST! I was initially looking for more hotshot and the Tmoe salesman wouldn't shut up about this thing. He gave me a 14 day free cancelation if I didn't like it and man, I have to say, almost every single place I have been has had really great speed. I was actually just sitting in the swamp of Delhi, LA waiting on a load from the Americold and had a consistent 300/mbps connection. I can download full games, play shooters, MMOs, and other various things on my XBOX and run other streaming services perfectly.

This little device was a gamer changer for sure.

But to answer your initial question, I do all of the above I mentioned, and bobtail to cigar lounges that may be close to the truck stop. If there isn't a lounge, I will pull out my chair, find a nice spot, put on some music, and smoke a nice stogie and gather my thoughts for the day.

All in all, I love the life even though im pretty new to it.

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How do you get your Xbox to work? Doesn't it require Internet to work correctly? Do you have a TV?

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TV with a bunch of streaming services, Gaming laptop, Xbox, Switch lite. Waiting on my Steam Deck.

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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