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RE: Sportsman 1000 watt inverter generator

I have the little Sportsman 800 watt generator and am thrilled with it. It gets loaned out a lot for battery charging and I use it for the morning boost here and there. The best thing I recently found is that it will run my 5000 BTU window A/C on its own. Most Honda 1000 users have to add a capacitor to do the same.
JiminDenver 01/07/18 03:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: AIM discontinued

With Whatsapp both parties have to have it. It works well for messaging as well as video calls.
JiminDenver 10/13/17 09:23am Technology Corner
RE: T-Mobile Vs Verizon??

I can only think of a few spots deep in the Rockies that I had a T-mobile signal and not a Verizon. It is often I have Verizon but no T-Mobile.
JiminDenver 09/16/17 09:01am Technology Corner
RE: pie irons

What pie irons did you get? Mine are round and pretty thin, I am looking for a better set. I usually use them for fruit pies around the fire but sometimes I make hot pockets like pizza, ham and cheese, Philly steak and cheese, pulled pork BBQ, eggs, sausage and potato, even somores.
JiminDenver 09/07/17 07:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Internet

T-Mobiles band 12 can go a long way in the boonies. I have been using a tower over 30 miles from me.
JiminDenver 09/02/17 09:20am Technology Corner
RE: Electric Bed Lifter

Nice mod, I hate lifting the bed.
JiminDenver 09/01/17 08:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Internet question for full time rving medical coders

I have been on the road since the first of the year and I will tell you that if you think that you can get the almighty Verizon and life will be good that you have another thing coming. Yes my Verizon gets a signal almost everywhere I have been, it isn't always strong enough to use or is congested enough that nothing loads. AT&T can have the same issues as both are very popular and at times Sprint and T-mobile are faster. I do use a Mobile booster and directional antenna to pull in signals while others get nothing.
JiminDenver 09/01/17 08:34am Full-time RVing
RE: Internet options for full timers

Like Dutch I have multiple solutions, two the same as they have. AT&T Mobley on a unlimited Connected car account for $20 a month Flashed 3G Verizon Mifi unlimited for $5 a month A 4Gcommunity unlimited Sprint LTE hotspot for $14 a month A 4Gantennashop 5 gig T-Mobile with unlimited streaming of services on the Binge on and Music freedom list. $17 a month. I use a refurbished Sleek mobile booster and directional antenna. I set it up this way to stay connected in the Rockies where a service will work on one side of the hill but not the other. I am in them now and I hate to tell you but Sprint and T-Mobile are kicking butt over Verizon and AT&T. T-mobile because of its band 12 and Sprint because it is roaming on the local towers. AT&T and Verizon are so overloaded that they are unusable most of the time. I have been full-time since the first and have not only never been without a signal yet, I have always had a signal I could stream with. Not bad for $56 a month and all four carriers.
JiminDenver 09/01/17 08:06am Full-time RVing
RE: Oil Filled space heater

I had three 1500 watt units at the house, one was made in the 80's and was left on in the garage all winter long. I did have a switch go out on one of them finally but the other two are fine. Just one set to high was enough to keep the trailer comfortable when it was in the 20's. Now that I am on the road I have a 400w oil filled panel that evens out the cold spots and reduces how often the furnace comes on.
JiminDenver 08/25/17 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coffee!

A Moka pot when it is just me. A Mr Coffee for multiple people. When there is no power I heat the water on the stove and pour it into the filter basket of the Mr Coffee for the same results.
JiminDenver 08/24/17 10:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

It is possible to get a good signal to a congested tower for terrible results. I have all four carriers, it happens to the best of them. (yes even Verizon)
JiminDenver 08/10/17 12:12am Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

HSPA+ is not all that slow. I don't know its limits but I use to see near 7 Mbps down in a very challenging area of Denver. A boosted signal doesn't always fix everything either. My Mobley is on 4G from some far off tower while remote boondocking in the Rockies. All the booster does is keep it connected when that far off tower becomes congested at 9 am everyday. It can be slow but without the booster and directional antenna, it is nothing. Sprint and T-mobile are often like that. Show no signal until they hit the cradle.
JiminDenver 07/19/17 05:44pm Technology Corner
RE: 12 Volt freezer? Is this an option?

I have a Engel MT 45, a 40 quart 12v freezer or fridge. It wasn't cheap at $669 but turned all the way down it will keep your stuff at -10 F.
JiminDenver 07/13/17 12:13am Tech Issues
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

When I check my credit report it shows one hard inquiry from AT&T
JiminDenver 06/29/17 12:10am Technology Corner
RE: 921 Base LED's That Will Last

Not that I could say where to get them today but 5 years ago I had a thread about the panels and cobs I installed in my trailer. To this date the only failures have been one pigtail needing to be resoldered on a panel and one emitter started blinking on one of the cobs a few weeks ago. I have had to replace the big 120 cob in the porch light, it gets left on a lot and went out during a week of heavy rain. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26129367.cfm
JiminDenver 06/28/17 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

I asked about roaming in the chat box on the AT&T site, they said it is included.
JiminDenver 06/27/17 09:48am Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

I wonder if the Mobley roams. I had the same at the grand canyon with Crickey and my Freedompop AT&T device not connecting, not my TMO or Sprint but all are MNVO's. My Verizon 3g hotspot worked but Verizon owns a tower there. The rest are rebroadcast on someone else tower.
JiminDenver 06/26/17 09:02pm Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

I took my friend to the AT&T authorized dealer in Flagstaff Saturday to order his. They told him it would be in early July. He had a email it had been shipped the next day and it is sitting in the store waiting to be picked up today.
JiminDenver 06/21/17 09:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Portable (suitcase) solar "install" question

Each 80w panel is rated for 4.89a Isc.
JiminDenver 06/21/17 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Portable (suitcase) solar "install" question

A friend that camps with me on and off ordered the Solarblvd portable after having his grp 24 get down to 11.2v when running the generator for a hour daily. first we used my trailer as shore power and allowed his 45a dumb converter run all day. Then we did it again until the battery was up to 13.6v, then switched to a Meanwell 30a powersource to take it up to 14.4v for 3 hours, and then equalized it at 15v for the rest of the day. The next morning he saw 12.6v resting. We both ordered the 160w portable and we set his up, mine is still in the box for demonstration use next year. I also ordered a new Eco-worthy 20 MPPT to be able to show the differences between it and the PWM controller that comes with the portable. The first thing I'll say is my friend has not ran his generator since getting his. The second thing is the POS controller is glued to the back of the panel and can't be moved near the battery. Setting it is a pain and it resets when he unhooks it. The third thing is there is no cords for between the portable and the battery. My friend is thrilled as he can use the limited amount of power he does and the portable keeps up even with the cheap controller on the panels and the extension cord he is using to connect it. He asked about upgrading and I told him he could buy a inexpensive PWM controller and mount it nearer to the battery. He could buy a third panel which would do more for him than going MPPT with the two panels he has. Even the cheap controller would handle the third panel. As it is he is wondering if he even needs to upgrade the solar or battery at this point. He has a built in generator for the microwave, A/C and boosting the battery early when it's cloudy for too long allowing the solar to take over afterwards. In his case it is perfect but with the low prices I have seen on 12v panels I wonder if making your own with a few hinges and a set of legs may not be better considering the cheap controller and the fact that it can't be taken off to be put by the battery as well as the lack of cables/fuse. Aside from demonstration purposes at a talk I agreed to give next year mine will be used to keep the trucks battery as well as a small battery I use for a portable water pump up when I sit long term. It is not worth adding it into the house systems even if it does bring my total up to 1345w. I will try to remember to check the Isc of his tomorrow, the rating does seem low.
JiminDenver 06/21/17 07:56pm Tech Issues
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