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RE: Scorpions and Aloe Vera plants... Help!!...Questions

Boraxo detergent works as well as diatomaceous earth and is easier to find and cheaper.
Ductape 02/22/15 07:57am RV Lifestyle
RE: Internet acess

What you want is a wireless hotspot. Creates your own wifi circuit to the phone company. You can get standalone devices that do just this. Also most recent smartphones can do the same function, sharing their internet connection with computers, tablets etc.
Ductape 02/22/15 07:39am Technology Corner
RE: What size bars

You need the right size, not the size for some future rig. I towed a similar rig with 600 lb bars for 5 years and a lot of miles. Used Cat scales on very TV combo and I have a Sherline. Never a problem getting weight transfer dead on. Bars need to flex with road irregularities.
Ductape 02/19/15 09:22am Beginning RVing
RE: windows xp3

Why bother with updates on an older machine that is stable? Turn them off. Just keep antivirus product current if online.
Ductape 02/17/15 09:27am Technology Corner
RE: I think its time for a new truck

Cars.com
Ductape 02/16/15 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you walk on your solar panels?...Drive on them?

I for one would be interested in panels solid enough to walk on. Then I can cover more of the roof. Does anyone own this brand and can offer some feedback from experience?
Ductape 02/05/15 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: Snarkiness

Yes, from time to time I withdraw and take a break just to get away from the online unpleasantness. IMO it's partly because of the anonymity.
Ductape 02/02/15 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: trucks

Cummings = Truck Anything Else = Childs Play Thing :W No, it's a town in Georgia. Real truck owners know that, and they know the engine builder with a similar name does not build trucks. ;)
Ductape 02/01/15 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: mppt vs pwm

That is because you are only applying a dollar symbol and not looking for the best tool for the job. The only time dollars should be a consideration is if you look at it and either would fill the need. That's when you look at the advantages and cost of each. Exactly. If you are looking for maximum performance from a limited roof space for instance!
Ductape 01/30/15 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Smart phone - Which service & which phone?

Consumer cellular.
Ductape 01/28/15 07:10am Technology Corner
RE: Rant on buying an RV - long

I suggest tuning your own communication skills since you are getting the same result repeatedly. I call first, ask for the person handling internet sales, tell them specifically what vehicle I'm interested in and that I am prepared to buy as soon as I locate the right unit. Then we trade e-mail addresses and go on from there. That almost always works and if they don't respond then move on. Just sending mails is just like spam. Hard to take seriously. Anyone who's sold online knows this.
Ductape 01/16/15 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finally insurance I can live with.

AARP
Ductape 01/16/15 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: mppt vs pwm

BFL can tell you the reason. I'm sure you believe that your method of disagreeing with others while providing no substance other than to delegate is effective. I see it differently, but I doubt that will change unless you think about it and come to the same conclusion for yourself. I say this in the sincere hope that your posts will be more technically detailed, as I'm sure you have a lot to share. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming I hope. ;)
Ductape 01/15/15 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Lthium charged with mppt controler

Mena is right, I don't recall seeing a lot of reports of flaming consumer electronics and lithium is everywhere. BMS are commonplace. Just needs to scale up to RV sized systems as the price points change. It won't take too long as soon as the economic math makes it desirable.
Ductape 01/15/15 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: mppt vs pwm

After 12 pages, I just want to thank PT for posting a good example of how DC to DC conversion can deliver higher charge currents and wattage than simply connecting the panel to the battery. Lots of good discussion also regarding the language of science and engineering vs. marketing claims. Almost as lively as the gas vs. diesel debates. As for me, the upcoming install will definitely be MPPT. And my focus will be on harvesting in less than optimal conditions, not how it works under ideal conditions because we won't be parked in Arizona. Not necessarily an economic decision, but who can resist the tech toys? After all, none of us really got into RVing out of economic necessity. I hope.
Ductape 01/14/15 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you have goals, aims or neither in life?

Good question! In my working life I have a steady diet of goals both for myself and what I expect of others. Customers deserve more than hearing we aimed to deliver expectations. In personal life, travels, and future retirement it's just aims. No deadlines, schedules, or promises. Just each day on it's own merits as it unfolds.
Ductape 01/13/15 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome heat pump troubles

Low voltage causes high amp draw. Check voltage at the unit, and if it's low then check the pedestal and points in between until you find where the difference arises. Could be just one loose connection.
Ductape 01/08/15 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Bark, bark, bark continuously!

No reason to suffer on. Ask the office to give you a quiet site, or refund the balance of your money and you can leave. Another reason to always pay with a card.
Ductape 01/08/15 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Itasca on Ford chassis creaks and groans at night.

Thank you for posting the outcome, people often don't. Happy traveling!
Ductape 01/08/15 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: $75 on a truck that lasted 38 years

I'm calling bull on the maintenance cost also. A set of tires is going to run $4-500. Assuming a new set every 10yrs (even if they don't wear out they will rot away after long enough), that is already $1600-2000. A guy like that never bought a set of new tires. He may be running take-off ST tires from people on here.
Ductape 01/06/15 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
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