Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Workamping
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-05-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
Montana Fan
Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 362
M.O.C. #5757
computer printer

I wasn't sure where to post this, but it seemed like this thread was the most logical. DW and I are starting to travel longer and longer in the Monty and while I always take my laptop I am finding that I more frequently wish I had a printer along. I am partial to HP but I would like a recommendation on a reasonably priced printer to use to print out travel plans, email receipts for campsites, etc. TIA.
drjjj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 06:58 PM   #2
Montana Master
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salem
Posts: 4,954
M.O.C. #2283
I had HP printers for my shop. I switched to Epson. Now instead of buying ink cartridges for $$$ I buy Epson bottles of ink for $13 each. Each bottle will do 4500 sheets. The cheapest printer is under $300 and pays for itself in ink. Just don’t turn it upside down.
mlh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 07:23 PM   #3
Montana Fan
cpaulsen's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Brookings
Posts: 313
M.O.C. #18275
We have a HP printer in our 5ver for 5years with no problems.
cpaulsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 07:24 PM   #4
Montana Master
scottz's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Mancos Colorado
Posts: 1,013
M.O.C. #19755
I like these small mobile printers; I have a couple of them. One is an HP the other is a Canon IP90 (my favorite). Both print as good as a full size. They are small enough to store in a drawer. Even after storing for more than a year, mine still prints fine.
Check the price of ink cartridges when making your decision.

Here are a couple of examples.


Scott & Alta
2017 Montana 3160RL, Legacy, Onan 5.5Kw, Solar
2019 Ford F450 6.7 PSD
scottz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #5
Montana Master
mhs4771's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sebring
Posts: 2,566
M.O.C. #9969
Wouldn't be without our printer, but then again we're in the Rig for approx 9 months of the year.
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD High Country DRW 4X4 Crew Cab w/Duramax/Allison, Formally 2010 Montana 2955RL, Now Loaded 2016 SOB, Mor/ryde IS, Disc Brakes & Pin Box, Comfort Ride Hitch, Sailun 17.5 Tires.
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 07:56 PM   #6
Montana Master
DQDick's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 16,733
M.O.C. #11455
We had 2 HP's but they didn't seem to be able to handle the ruff roads and or the dry western climate. Have had an Epson for the last 2 years and it's still hanging in.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 09:23 PM   #7
Montana Fan
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Boise
Posts: 266
M.O.C. #13564
HP Printer

We use a small HP combination printer scanner fax. I prefer the wireless model and the cost of ink is not a big issue as I do not print that much, just occasionally.
Dmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 10:33 PM   #8
Montana Master
twindman's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mesa
Posts: 1,571
M.O.C. #5651
I saw a sale at Walmart and got an HP 1010 for $30. Works fine, but as others point out the ink costs more than the printer!!!

Tom and Gail
2013 Mountaineer 362
2012 Silverado 2500
twindman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2018, 12:25 AM   #9
Montana Master
rohrmann's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Box Elder
Posts: 2,842
M.O.C. #12947
We are running with an HP 6830 printer, no problems, and we can do any kind of printing, scanning, or anything else. It works just fine, rough roads and all, and the ink isn't terribly expensive compared to the cheaper printers.
Bob & Becky
2012 3402RL
2012 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC 4WD
rohrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2018, 07:58 AM   #10
Montana Master
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Full Timer In Naples, Florida
Posts: 904
M.O.C. #15731
DW uses an HP all in one wireless connected through our Netgear wireless network and when we find cable or dsl internet at the new park, i piggyback through there gateway so we don't have to setup every time we park. No problems
Eagleback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #11
Montana Master
Slufoot733's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wampum
Posts: 559
M.O.C. #9928
Our Epson WF3640 just died after 6 years. Good printer but big. Replaced it with an HP 2656. Not fancy but small, functional and CHEAP! $49 at Wally World, ink runs $25 for standard size cartridges.
"What happens at camp stays at camp"
2018 3121RL
2016 Ford F350 SB SRW
Slufoot733 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 07:19 PM   #12
Montana Fan
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Eureka Springs
Posts: 396
M.O.C. #17829
HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer
Razrbk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 06:54 AM   #13
Montana Master
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1,209
M.O.C. #5165
We travel about 4 months a year with a Canon Printer that I use at home. It can take a beating and keep on printing. Since I do a lot of photo printing, I stick with Canon ink and Canon Paper--forget about saving a few pennies--not worth it to have photos turn out yellowish or greenish due to mismatched ink colors and computer software. Printer is about $100.
timandsusan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 08:02 AM   #14
Montana Master
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salem
Posts: 4,954
M.O.C. #2283
We have 2 printers here in the shop with a 3 square foot cork board the guys staple picture on. Sometimes we use the shop printer sometimes we use our Epson picture printer. With the shop printer the pictures are faded in a few years with the picture printer they are still fresh as new for 20 years. The 2 printers use different type of ink, die based and pigment based. One will last 200 years the other a few years. So if you plan on keeping your pictures make sure the printer is a picture printer.
mlh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2018, 11:09 AM   #15
Montana Master
WeBeFulltime's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hixson
Posts: 3,065
M.O.C. #11397
Recently bought an Epson from Walmart for about $49.00. Wireless and am very happy with it.
2018.5 Montana 3791RD
2012 F350 SRW 6.7 PSD

Full Timing since September 1, 2010
WeBeFulltime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2018, 07:49 PM   #16
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Timpson
Posts: 2
M.O.C. #22157
I have an HP Officejet Pro 6968. It is wireless. Fits perfect in the cabinet above the TV. I use HPs ink program. Ink shows up in the mail before I need it.
Marian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2018, 10:33 AM   #17
Montana Fan
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Folsom, California
Posts: 208
M.O.C. #21903
I always bring our HP 4650 on trips "just in case." Actually need it during last 3 trips. Use HP Instant Ink. Had them send replacement cartridges proir to last trip...prior to them "automatically" sending replacements. Good thing since we needed to replace black cartridge this trip.
'05 F250 6.0 Bullet Proofed
'02 Montana 3280RL Upgraded a bunch.
Hblick48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 02:24 PM   #18
Montana Fan
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Manahawkin
Posts: 256
M.O.C. #21100
I am in IT and do it for a living but Epson makes a Color Scanner, Copier, Printer look st the Epson 410 you can get the cartridges all 4 of them for about $8.00 a piece either thru Staples or Amazon runs deals, last time I bought a set at BJ’s Wholesale for $39.99 for the high capacity cartridges. Had the printer for 5 years works great.

Side not if it sits u used for a while, run a Tools Setting and just clean the heads prevents colors from glitching up or fading.
2016 F350FX4 King Ranch CC SB 6.7PSD
2018 Keystone Montana 3121RL
Wicked1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 03:37 PM   #19
Montana Master
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids
Posts: 1,533
M.O.C. #9561
I like my canon, it feeds and prints from the front.
mazboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 05:39 PM   #20
Site Team
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 6,035
M.O.C. #7560
We have an HP all in one printer we carry in the Monte. We don't use it much but when we need one it is there. It rides really well in the drawer under the sofa sleeper and it is wireless but we normally just plug it in and print that way. We have needed it several time to make copies also and it does an excellent job for us.
Rondo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.