I have one of the 65w Unisolar sticky-backed panels (9' log). I pealed off the backing and rolled it out on my TT roof. It works fine.
They also made 136w an 144w versions.
Unisolar is bankrupt, so it's not possible to get service or warranty.
Search eBay for 'unisolar'. There are still a few for sale. Some of the ones on the market have sticky backing, some don't. Some have pigtail connectors, some don't.
It seems to me that the service interval for bearing on a trailer should be compared not to the service interval of a modern, sealed car bearing, but rather to the service interval of the front wheel bearings of a 1950's or 1960's drum brake car. Todays axles and brakes really are straight from that era.
On cars of that vintage, I used to re-pack bearings at every brake job. IIRC, that was somewhere around 20k miles.
I'd also consider the relative weight and abuse to which trailer bearings are subject. My 1971 Plymouth didn't weight 5 tons and didn't get dragged sideways around corners.
Since the question asked was for cloud backup recommendations, not the value or safety of cloud based backups, I'll try to answer that question.
CrashPlan worked great for me for a couple years. Right now I'm dumping everything into either DropBox or SkyDrive. Both work fine.
I also have a box.net account, but haven't used it yet.
A cloud based backup service that has a mobile client is nice because you can access your files from anywhere. Cloud based backups also protect your files from the theft of your computer & flood/fire in your house.
I keep all my account and password data in multiple cloud services, but it's encrypted. If I have files that for some reason I didn't want exposed to a cloud service, I'd encrypt those with TrueCrypt or something similar.
This picture will provide some encouragement for the OP's DW -- Mike mentioned that she now owns snow shoes. Let me tell you -- if you like to hike, snow shoes open up a whole new world! Very easy to use, and you can get into some amazing places -- this is in Freeman Grove in Giant Sequoia National Monument, east of Porterville, Calif, and that is my DW with one of her snowshoes up in the air:
And if you add some block foam under that aluminum floor (which should not be a really difficult job), you can camp in the snow, fairly comfortably. My guess is that there is a practical limit -- maybe 10 below zero might be ok, but not 25 below! (But what the heck do I know?? The coldest camping we have ever done was at 15 above zero.)
I've winter camped a few times in electric sites in nearby state parks. A 1000w fanless electric baseboard heater keeps it tolerable inside, or at least above freezing. The hardest part is that the tanks freeze and the state parks shut off the water and lock the flush toilets, so it's literally the pits (toilets) for us. :(
The DW isn't so fond of the cold. :)
I drown that road about 18 years ago. I recall that there were long stretches of gravel(I recall something like 500km of unpaved road?). It looks pretty well maintained now.
Still a beautiful drive, even with pavement and power lines.
Attack vectors have become so sophisticated that no traditional A/V & Malware protection can catch everything. Every day thousands of new attack are released. There are companies operating in Russia and other places whose sole purpose is to sell services to malware writers to test their malware against all the A/V products and security appliances on the market.
Not too many years ago, if your A/V program missed something, you could usually figure out you got a trojan or virus because your PC's performance dropped. That's not always the case anymore. Your PC can have a root kit and become part of a botnet and you won't even know it. We just had this happen at work. If not for our Next-Gen firewall reports showing traffic hitting foreign countries coming from that PC, we would not have known it was a bot.
Because of this it is naive to think that your A/V and anti-malware protection is enough, no matter how highly rated it is. While its not practical for a home user to have multiple security appliances, there are things you can do.
Use OpenDNS for content filtering. This is huge. They get regular updates from a network of security groups and block IP addresses that are known to be maliciousTurn on outbound blocking on your personal firewall. Although most attacks are now using port 80 and 443, there's no sense in leaving the back door openNever save passwords in your browserBe careful of attachmentsBe careful of links in e-mails, even from friends. Watch how URLs are formatted. microsofl.com instead of microsoft.com for example are giveaways that the link is maliciousE-mails from your bank addressed to "Dear bank customer" instead of you nameThe later 3 may sound obvious, but these are still the top ways computers are compromised. A complete security solution is more than just software.
^^^^ What the Packer fan said. :)
I routinely see bots bypass the major AV vendors software. My guess is that AV software alone is probably only 50% effective, and that none of the major AV vendors are significantly better or worse than the others.
I see a dozen or so bot infections per day. I don't see any difference in the effectiveness of the major AV packages.
I'm pretty sure though, that running a Mac or PC as a non-administrator is at least as effective as AV software.
I have a Nokia Windows 8 phone and like it better than the Android that it replaced. For the first time in a long time, I'm happy with my phone.
Very responsive, excellent user interface, live tiles, excellent integration with Outlook.com, live.com, Skydrive, and Exchange.
Fewer apps, poor integration with Google calendar, Google address book, Dropbox. No campground apps.
To make the Win 8 phone work better, I migrated my cloud storage to Skydrive and use Outlook.com to snarf up all my e-mail from all my accounts.
One time when I let a cheapo house group 24 drop to 10v, I used heavy (4ga) jumper cables from my idling truck to charge it for about a half hour. I was surprised how well it worked.
My truck has a 220a alternator, which likely has about 130a output at idle (Ford publishes a chart showing RPM vs amps). So I may have dumped a couple dozen amp-hours back into the house battery. All I need the battery for is the fridge and detectors, so for me, enough.
I camped in a Jayco 19RD down to 10 degrees. below that I kept the fresh water tank empty. I used the toilet but flushed using RV anti-freeze one time water the next. I carried bottled water and used the grey tank but putting RV anti-freeze in it depening how much water I used.
^^^This is how I camp in winter. I keep the trailer plumbing winterized, use water from jugs kept in either the cab of the truck or the trailer, whichever is warmer, and keep enough pink stuff in the grey and black tanks so they don't freeze.
I'm in a cold area (MN), and I've settled on leaving some antifreeze in the black and grey tanks. As others have indicated, make sure the pump has anti-freeze run through hit, and depressurize the system.
Sounds like you'll be OK.
We spent a week at Dinosaur National monument in this May. The main campground should be open in May, and there are sites that are OK at 32'.
From Vernal UT north are a more than a handful of state park and national forest campgrounds.
The reason some vehicles porpoise on concrete paving is, up until about 15-20 years ago, the sawcut paving control joints were cut on the same centers, IE: 12' OC. As the concrete moves, displaces, or curls at the control joints, this creates a little bump at each joint on the same center to center distance.
Gets a vehicle with stiff front springs or unloaded front suspension (alot of bed weight or tongue weight) in an oscillating motion.
This problem was remedied starting in the mid nineties by highway departments by staggering the transverse joint layout. Instead of 12' OC, the jt layout would be 12', 14', 13', 11', 12' for example. Just a slight variation in layout reduces or eliminates the oscillation effect.
Check it out, next time this happens,it likely is on an older piece of pavement.
Interesting. I've always wondered why they can't simply stagger the joints. Apparently they can. :)