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RE: Streaming - Cell Phone to TV?

its not wifi hot spotting the TV is not using wifi the video is on the phone, received by the phone, displayed on the phone and sent to the chrome cast receiver plugged into the TV in other words, the phone is the player, like a DVR, DVD etc.. you could use a cable instead of chrome cast, it makes no difference but you do need a video data allowance/plan on the phone, such as one of the binge or splurge plans Correct. This is no more hotspoting than using a set of headphones, even a blue tooth set.
JiminDenver 10/25/16 10:26am Technology Corner
RE: Voltage drop shouldn't be a issue I hope.

I picked up the pin lugs from Morris products, 1/0-2 gauge. They look great except the 1/0 hasn't a chance of fitting. I thought of sending them back and getting a bigger size but the larger sizes have larger pins too. Luckily I haven't packed up the drill press yet and can run a 3/8 bit down each to open them up enough.
JiminDenver 10/23/16 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Poor Man's double pane windows

I have gone even less permanent by using glad press and seal wrap. It sticks well to the frames and comes off with ease. Larger windows take multiple pieces so it's best to put them together before hanging. We have also used thick bath towels and I'm cutting covers out of 1/4 inch foam.
JiminDenver 10/22/16 09:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Megawatt Article Update

That sucks Mex, I know it feels like a ton of bricks just hit me in the chest whenever I reach for my wallet and can't find it. Everything stops until I find it. So you will be up in SD near the 11th. I have another package to send down.
JiminDenver 10/21/16 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: unlimited streaming......

I have some service on all four carriers including a unlimited Cricket phone. It has no hotspot but we mirrorcast the screen to a firestick on a TV for viewing. Cricket is already throttled to 8 Mbps and I have heard of people using many gigs a month without throttling, I also have a 5 gig hotspot on a T-Mobile reseller. It's only $15 a month but allows for unlimited streaming of the services on their Binge on and Music freedom. I stream a lot of netflix, Crackle and you tube, some months have been 60 gigs or more. Sprint is great IF you are within the range of a hot tower running band 41 or better yet multiple bands at once. Otherwise it's lucky if you get a signal strong enough to stream. Grandfathered Verison accounts are sweet but pricy. Add in that they recently dropped anyone that had at one point in time had gone over a 100 gigs in a month.... I have the different devices to stay connected. A portable dish satellite is much cheaper, truly unlimited, stunning picture, etc.
JiminDenver 10/20/16 09:29am Technology Corner
RE: Any downsides tp flipping the axles?

Thank you everyone. I'll have to discuss what the shop plans on doing before giving the go ahead.
JiminDenver 10/19/16 04:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Any downsides tp flipping the axles?

Skip That's what I am looking for. I'll check into it.
JiminDenver 10/18/16 08:00pm Tech Issues
Any downsides tp flipping the axles?

I'm considering having the axles flipped while I have the trailer in the shop here soon. Are there any issues I should consider with tracking, tire wear, etc?
JiminDenver 10/18/16 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Committed

Nice rig! I start FT here soon, hope to see you out there.
JiminDenver 10/17/16 08:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Joining the ranks

The market here is as hot as ever so it's a good time to get out. I'll be pulling out in the dead of winter so it will be a even better time to get out. lol One thing I have to work out is water. I can de-winterize it and blow it dry. That way I could fill the fresh tank before I leave and wait till it's warm enough to fill the lines and the hot water heater.
JiminDenver 10/16/16 06:54pm Full-time RVing
RE: Joining the ranks

Thank you. It does suck, I started my company 30 years ago, then again after 30 years I am kinda glad someone else pulled the plug. Now for more packing, more packing and yes, more packing. :)
JiminDenver 10/16/16 09:20am Full-time RVing
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

I'm just waiting for the shop to pull the A/C and seal the roof. I have the physical part dealt with via my neighbors who have been asking all summer when we were going to mount the panels. It will only take a few but once the trailer comes and the ladders go up I'll have a half a dozen wanting to do something. Consuming beer and pizza will take far longer than the job. I am very lucky this way. Since the cane showed up I'll come home and find the grass mowed, the drive shoveled, trash bins put away, etc. As for the getting old part, doctors told me to stop playing superman 20 years ago. Now at 53 I am finding out why they said it. I've learned new terms like bulging, slipped, ruptured and last week they added severe stenosis in my neck to the list. I went from being able to pick the panels up over my head and sliding them up on the roof to having a set of wheels on the portable so I can roll it out when I want to bring up the Lifelines. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. ;)
JiminDenver 10/16/16 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Joining the ranks

Thank you both. I really look forward to seeing THIS country. I've traveled enough to know that one third world country is just as depressing as the next and spending more doesn't always mean better. They are just charging you more for the same disappointing results.
JiminDenver 10/15/16 11:19pm Full-time RVing
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

It is a decent deal but I think I'll still get a tube for some lighter touch ups until they can get it in. It's getting to be that time here and all I need is a leak. While I am glad it's getting taken care of, waiting to mount the panels is driving me nuts. I am glad I waited though, removing the A/C changes everything. I was either going to have to elevate them or have one panel or another partially shaded a good part of the day. Tilting would have fixed it but I'm not getting up there and trying to lift 50 pound panels. No A/C means more room and no shadows on the panels. A easy flat install. The panel on the truck will tilt and I am replacing the old 235w poly with a 270w poly. Tilting it east early and then dropping it flat for the rest of the day will give the main system a boost kicking out 19a while the roof wakes up. Having it mounted will keep it from walking away.
JiminDenver 10/15/16 09:35pm Tech Issues
RE: weather

Until now we have pretty much used the rig at 9-10,000 ft. When it's 100+ at 5000 ft, it's still hot at 10,000 ft.
JiminDenver 10/15/16 08:37pm Full-time RVing
Joining the ranks

It's always been a dream to go full time in the rig but I never expected to. Still the mods made were with long term thinking in mind and it's about as boondock worthy as it's going to get. This last year has been a whirlwind but the gist is I am being forced to retire due to health and if all goes as planned I should be hitting the road in the new year. I have a lot to do in a few months, so I will need the rest. lol I look forward to learning from those that have been there.
JiminDenver 10/15/16 08:20pm Full-time RVing
RE: Any one have the Champion 3500 watt inverter generator?

100 lbs, holy crude! I was thinking 20 lbs just in case. Driving a SUV and pulling a trailer makes carrying the gas a major pain. The generator has to be drained, run dry and vented for a day before we load it up. The gas can, well we only have room for 5 gallons and it stinks.
JiminDenver 10/14/16 02:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Any one have the Champion 3500 watt inverter generator?

As someone that never NEEDS to run the generator but keeps one in case, the propane is a very attractive option.
JiminDenver 10/14/16 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

Thank you. I haven't been allowed up there in a while so I am sure it needs a scrape and reapply. Since posting I talked to the shop we use and for chits and giggles asked how much for a reseal. It's $100 for cleaning, treating, scraping and reseal. I'll take it I said. Then I asked if while they were up there could they pull the barely used A/C and would they trade it for a vent. He said he would pull the A/C and put in a fantastic fan vent and we will call it even. I said sounds good to me as I am replacing it with a 12000 BTU variable speed portable. While we were setting it up I thought the tires and wheels weigh more than my 10 pound limit allows, so how much? $100 per axle including checking everything, cleaning, new seals and packing the bearings. So for $300 I am pretty thrilled. Tomorrow I'll ask about flipping the axles while they are tore down. I would have enjoyed all of it before my legs went numb and they took all my toys away. :(
JiminDenver 10/14/16 12:25am Tech Issues
RE: Why go solar?

Generator is required for ... microwave use. That may be true for your setup but it is not universally true. I use my microwave a good bit from battery/inverter and my convection oven occasionally from battery/inverter. Also electric coffee pot. I'm only using this as an example of why general statements are so difficult in these discussions - everyone's equipment, location, usage, etc. is different. My system is moderate but it runs a cook top, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryers, a small heater for the bath and even a 5000 BTU window shaker. I tested different panels for three years until I found a set that can produce 50% of their peak in overcast situations. That's 20-25 amps and more than enough to keep the trailer going forever. We do own a generator. A big, gnarly, loud open frame that I haven't even bothered to load up in three years. Who wants to drive hundreds of miles to get to that pristine boondocking spot only to ruin it with the noise of a generator.
JiminDenver 10/13/16 09:28pm Tech Issues
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