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RE: Pre-paid cellular data with longest shelf life?

I have used H2O for years they are an ATT reseller. 3G service cost $10/quarter and the data is deducted from that at 5 cents/MB. Any money left at the end of the quarter rolls over if you put in another $10. You can get a years service for $100 and then start the $10/quarter if you use enough data that you want to build up a buffer. Phone calls are 5 cents a minute also if you use it as phone service. All the money you put in is available for the services you just have to put at least $10/quarter keep from losing your roll over account.
JimBollman 02/23/17 04:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Question: Pop-Up vs Hard-side TC's (firsthand experience?)

DriverDan, I think you pretty much have the pro/cons figured out. You need to decide what tradeoffs you want to make. I have owned 3 popups and one hardside. Currently popup and will probably stay with popups. I like the lower height and don't need or want all the extras that usually comes with a hardside. I leave it on year around and even removed the jacks. I have close to the setup you have but my 2000 F250 is only 2wd. The 7.3l hardly knows it is back there. The one extra to add to your list is if you don't have or want air conditioning the popup has much better ventilation for natural cooling. We have a Maxxair fan and seldom miss AC. I can run the Maxxair for a long time on battery, air conditioning requires AC, either a hookup or a generator. Lots of places I camp have no hookups and I hate listening to a generator.
JimBollman 02/20/17 06:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Seafoam Test....

You can run 100 low lead aviation fuel in the Toro. It has no alcohol or additives and has an advertised shelf life of 2 years. The actual shelf life is much longer. We sell a bunch of 100LL at the airport this time of year, 2 gallons at a time. Do not run it in the Honda. The valve clearances on Honda engines are too tight and the lead will gum up the valve guide. I have used AvGas 100LL in my Honda 2000i for nearly 10 years. I only use it for backup power not constantly but have not had any problems. When I switched from pump gas E0, I went from running the generator for 10 minutes every month to starting when needed, sometimes sitting for 3 or more months. I always drain the carb. Now I just turn on the gas a few minutes before I'm ready to prime the carb and it usually starts on the first or second pull. Back on topic I keep Seafoam on hand at all times. Haven't needed it any of the engines I use AvGas in but my old cars and tractors get a dose as needed. i usually run the engine long enough to get the Seafoam through the system, turn it off and let it sit overnight and it is cured.
JimBollman 01/18/17 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found this, thought I'd share with you TC'ers

Here is one I saw a few years ago at a Tin Can Tourist event. http://www.jebs-stuff.com/Camping/GypsyCamper.jpg
JimBollman 01/07/17 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: TC towed on a utility trailer...why?

I used a trailer to store my camper on when off the truck and to transport to and from offsite storage off season. Currently I'm leaving the camper on years around but have kept the trailer in case I change my mind and want easy movability of the camper when off the truck in the future.
JimBollman 01/04/17 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: No dinnet

I removed the built in dinette to free up floor space. We only have an 8' popup so we don't have a lot of space. I also removed all the cushions and covered the areas with carpeting to give us more multipurpose space. This gives us space for two fairly compact lawn chairs that are much more comfortable than the built in benches. I mounted the sockets that previously held the table to a board and shorten the tubes and now have a table that sits on the now carpet covered area where cushions use to reside, this tears down and fits in the under the bed storage when traveling. We use thin foam cushions on either end of the table if we want to eat at the table.
JimBollman 12/06/16 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: LED Light Strips

I have redone about half my shop with LED lighting so far. My approach is to move displaced florence fixtures to other less critical areas that either have bad lights or need more lights. Then replaced with these two style of LED lights singles where I didn't need as much light and doubles over work areas. They plug into each other end to end so whole sections can be fed with one set of wires. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-Pro-Strip-Shop-Light-Common-4-ft-Actual-1-61-in-x-48-03-in/1000007666 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-Pro-Strip-Shop-Light-Common-4-ft-Actual-3-23-in-x-48-03-in/50352822 I love them. I have to hold myself back from replacing all of them now.
JimBollman 11/04/16 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Oldies but, Goldies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can it be export from PP as a PDF file? PDF files can be read into several photo programs such as PhotoShop and then you can write it out as several jpg file.
JimBollman 11/04/16 06:31pm RV Lifestyle
RE: There are so many things I don't understand

I enjoy watching someone that knows how to back (I don't). I watched a couple back a long 5th wheel into a tight spot in one try no adjusting back and forth. They used headsets and the wife walked around with a stick to measure clearances for slides and just talked to her husband as he backed. I was so impressed I went over and told them so. They said they had been full timing it for awhile. My second impressed job was large 5th wheel pulled by an over the road semi tractor. They pulled into a tractor/truck show (semi tractor was an antique they were going to show). The fellow directing people told them the gate to the area they wanted to park was behind them. I would have turned around and driven through, they backed up through a gate that was maybe 10' wide across about 800' of open field and under a tree on the other side, all in one smooth sweeping curve at a goo rate of speed. Dropped the trailer and pulled back out to put the tractor on the show field. Don't usually watch people having problems unless I can help, I would not want them watching me.
JimBollman 11/01/16 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do You Lower Your Jacks When Parked

I leave mine down all the time, they are leaning against the wall in the corner of the garage.
JimBollman 10/01/16 07:25pm Truck Campers
RE: what is "glamping'?

I guess I live in the slum area of glamping. 8 foot popup slide in camper, no TV, no oven, no microwave, no stereo, no AC. We do have a ports poty, a gas frig, two 12v batteries, a two burner stove and a sink with 20 gallons of water. Only a 4 gallon removable jug in the wheelwell for a gray tank. But then we don't consider ourselves campers, we are travelers that like sleeping in our own bed. We go to events and don't have to leave to go back to the motel because we drove our bedroom. We almost never stay more than one night in the same place unless it is a multi day event that allows onsite camping.
JimBollman 09/21/16 06:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Less Graphics-Before and After

Less is more, looks good.
JimBollman 09/11/16 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford F150

I carried a 8' hard side and 2 different 8' popups on F150 6 cylinders for years and that was the old 240ci straight 6 and the V6 that replaced it (lots less power than the current ecoboost). As long as I didn't want to tow in hilly country in addition it did fine. I eventually replaced it with an F250 7.3l diesel (still with an 8' popup) and it does job easier but the F150 was adequate, I just didn't leave it on when not needed. The F250 hardly knows it is on so it stays on unless I need an empty pickup box.
JimBollman 09/11/16 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas tank repair

I have had good luck with Seal All also. It works even on an active leak, it just takes a couple of coats. I have fixed several gas tanks and even fuel lines and had them last for years.
JimBollman 09/08/16 05:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Mount Rushmore in Late Sept

When we were out there in 2011 we stayed at what I believe was a KOA that offered an evening shuttle to Mt Rushmore so we didn't have to break camp to see it at night. As long as you're in the area be sure to save time for the Crazy Horse complex. We actually enjoyed that stop as much or more.
JimBollman 09/08/16 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Diesel Fuel

We started a 6 month work kamper job Mount Pleasant South Carolina. He is going to be in SC, he doesn't need Winter treatment.
JimBollman 09/01/16 06:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Diesel Fuel

Fill it, money in the bank, fuel prices look like they are heading up again. I often take over 6 months to finish a tank of diesel in the Winter in my F250, and I just do my normal white bottle Diesel Kleen.
JimBollman 08/31/16 05:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Headlight Lens Cleaning

I tried a product made to clean lens, lots of elbow action for a few months of clear lenses. A friend told me to use 0000 steel wool then spray with clear coat. I'm into about 2 months on this fix so far and they still look good. A lot easier and cheaper if I need to do it again. Deet idea even looks easier.
JimBollman 08/19/16 07:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Concealed Carry Permit for SD Nomads?

Using an App called CCW on my smart phone it looks like SD has two different resident permits, the standard one is good for 31 states, the enhanced permit is good for 37 states. Not sure what the difference is. You probably have other reasons for making SD your mailing address but the TN resident permit is good in 40 states.
JimBollman 08/04/16 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ah the simple repairs, that you should not have to make.

We had a fold down front like that on a past camper and it had a thin piece of wood that you slid over the doors when it was down and made an upper bunk for a child. My son slept up there till he was 10 or so. After he out grew it we often used it as a wide shelf and just left it down. Nice fix. Our old camper was made with those kind of cleats installed by the factory. If I remember right it was built in 1976, they tended to overbuild things more back then.
JimBollman 08/04/16 05:00pm Truck Campers
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