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We met more than 26 years ago while we were both in training at Lackland AFB. Our children are now adults, so we get to act like kids again! Roam the roads with us as we RV our way around the country!

The Pet Monitor you Need; A Review of the Waggle Pet Monitor

It can take less than 30 minutes for an RV or car to reach unbearable levels of heat on a hot day. Record temperatures have been felt across the U.S. and as pet owners, making sure our pets are safe whenever we are away from our RV is a priority.

There are many types of pet monitors

Pet monitoring systems aren’t new. There are many which provide video access to watch your pets or alert you when your pet barks. Some even allow you to toss a treat. But what if your pet walks out of view – what if it just looks like they are sleeping?  Your pets could be in distress, but those systems can’t convey that.

Monitoring your pet’s environment

Rolling blackouts, power surges and equipment failures could put your pet in a dangerous situation. Imagine your air conditioning shutting off during a heatwave….or running out of propane and your heater turning off during freezing weather. Wouldn’t you like to know about temperature spikes in the environment your pet is in so you could react BEFORE it became dangerous? The Waggle Pet Monitoring System can do just that.

The Waggle gives you peace of mind

The Waggle Pet Monitor isn’t the traditional type of monitoring system. It’s better. Waggle gives you real time temperature and humidity level updates as well as the heat index. It syncs right to your phone (both android and iphone compatible) and will notify you at the levels you select. No wifi is needed as it operates off its own 4G wireless connection through a subscription supported through Verizon. 

Everything you need is included

Your Waggle arrives with the monitor, a wall mount and the charging cable. A very easy to follow guide to set your Waggle up is also included. We mounted our unit in our RV in a central area and while it is reported it gets 4 days on battery, it has been our experience to go several weeks on a charge. Charging time takes about 7-8 hours. 

Choose between two models

There is a choice between the 4G Lite  and the 4G GPS. The difference between the two is that the 4G GPS has an enhanced digital display on the unit and it allows for GPS tracking.

πŸ•-Real-Time Temperature, Humidity & Heat Index Updates.

πŸ•-Text/Email Alerts of RV Power Loss & Power Back.

πŸ•-Text/Email Alerts when Temperature Is Too High/Low.

πŸ•-Uses Verizon 4G Cellular Network. No Wi-Fi Needed.

πŸ•-Rechargeable Battery Lasts Up to 4 Days!

πŸ•-iOS and Android applications for remote monitoring.

Save 40% now using code ROAM40

The 4G Lite has a regular price of $199 and the 4G GPS $299. We bought our 4G Lite unit a few months ago using a discount code and we have asked the folks over at Waggle if we could offer our readers a discount as well.

Use the code ROAM40 on checkout of either unit to save 40%

Setting up your subscription

 You will need to sign up for their subscription plan so the monitor can send the messages to your phone ( it can send messages up to 5 phones). This fee is in addition to your monitor. When you register online, a guide will walk you through the subscription service; you get a choice of an annual, half year or quarterly subscription with prices starting from $12.50/month.

Risk free and a 1 year warranty

Waggle comes with a one year warranty. If for some reason you change your mind and the Waggle is not what you thought – they do have a 21 day refund policy. No worries about the subscription plan – if you return your item, you will get a refund for that as well, minus the cost for the days the service was used. 

Considering a Little Guy Max? Read This

Choosing an RV can be a daunting process. In our post Finding the Perfect RV, we provided tips to help you narrow down the list. Now it’s time to take the next step.

Dealing with a hot RV market

RV sales are hot with no immediate end in sight. Many buyers have been committing to a purchase sight unseen as the units they are looking for have to be ordered. Units are leaving lots as soon as they arrive. Plan ahead and be prepared for this situation. This can cause a bit of apprehension, but informing yourself as much as possible before making a commitment will help immensely.

Our experience in the Little Guy Max

We bought our Little Guy Max in 2018. This was our first RV and we dove straight in to working on the road and traveling full-time. After six months, we had gained enough confidence and were curious about whether or not a larger rig would suit our needs better and tried a used class A. We decided our initial instincts were correct and we went back to our Little Guy Max. This gave us a good frame of reference when considering the pros and cons of our trailer. We use it more than the average user and have really put it through its paces.

Deciding what is most important

The biggest lesson (and often the most difficult) to learn is what features are most important to you and what can you live with? If you can find an RV that has everything you love and nothing you dislike – great! But you’ll often find its a matter of compromise.

The best and the worst features of the Little Guy Max

Here it is. We are laying it out as we see it to help you make a more informed decision.

9 BEST FEATURES OF THE LITTLE GUY MAX
WE LOVE OUR LITTLE GUY…….BUT THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT BUG US!

If you are considering a Little Guy and still have questions, let us know!