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RE: Mt. Rushmore RV Parking

We parked our Truck Camper with no problem. Including the Google Map link. Parking at Rushmore
wcjeep 07/26/16 11:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Current draw from refrigerator.

Is the fridge using 120v AC, 12v DC or Propane? Some fridges used 12v DC. If it somehow was running 12V DC this would explain the higher amperage draw.
wcjeep 07/24/16 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on TorkLift StableLoads

I had airbags before the Stableloads were invented. Added Stableloads. Airbags are no longer necessary. I still air up the bags somewhat to prevent inversion damage. No longer use high pressure.
wcjeep 07/24/16 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Improving Cell Phone Signal

I purchased a Wilson WeBoost 470103 from Solid Signal. Could not see an improvement. Called Solid Signal, and they had me call Wilson. The Wilson tech had me set my iPhone to 4G, not LTE and to show db level, not bars. I had -95db. The lower the number the better. The tech said that to be effective that the signal needed to be -85db or less, smaller number. Also, stated that Solid Signal should have told me that when I ordered and to return it which I did. Because the unit would work with a good signal, Solid Signal charge me about $30 restocking charge even though the unit I purchased was the one recommended by them. Wilson /weboost is nearly magic. If there is not enough signal to start with their boost ability is hampered. I have helped a few people that had issues with the booster. Its usually an install error.
wcjeep 07/21/16 08:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Sad news for high data users on Verizon UDPs

Update. It appears the warnings goto those using over 100gb/month per line. Android authority
wcjeep 07/21/16 12:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Torklift GlowStep and GlowGlide

Have you tried it on very unlevel ground yet? I really like the idea of the GlowStep to go with the GlowGlide (which they gave me as a reviewer, before it hit the market), but would be concerned about ground that steeply slopes away from the rig. Torklift has independently adjustable feet for the glow step. They work really well. I have the glow step and glow guide on my truck camper. Adding the adjustable feet was a must have. http://cdn.hitchsource.com/images/Torklift-Glowstep-Revolution-Accesories.jpg
wcjeep 07/20/16 10:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: What potable gps to order tonight

just use smart phone a WAZE Waze works great when you have spare data for the month and cell phone signal. Dedicated GPS has its advantage. Go for something with more than one million points of interest.
wcjeep 07/20/16 10:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Camper Battery Under Truck Hood

Technically your 12ga wire can handle the amperage. You may have further voltage drop from okd splices and maybe partially crushed wiring. Do you have a Flir to monitor the wiring? Can you add a second camper battery inside the camper? What happens if you temporarily move the camper battery to the camper? Loss of distance should clear up your problems.
wcjeep 07/20/16 10:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Sad news for high data users on Verizon UDPs

This has nothing to do with Comcast. If you are on one of Verizon's "regular" tiered plans, it won't effect you. First Comcast, now Verizon have secret shadow numbers. When the customer crosses the secret data number they are warned. It may be the first or only warning. Comcast has played the data cap game for years. The number seems to change with the market (city). Comcast claims there are no data caps until the customer violates the data cap. Makes no sense. Verizon appears headed in that direction. No hard numbers. Other companies have pulled similar shenanigans. Comcast was an easy comparison against Verizon.
wcjeep 07/20/16 10:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Improving Cell Phone Signal

Yagi has its advantages. It also has its limits. The Yagi usually helps one of two frequency bands while hurting others. It might help 1x and 3g while hurting 4g. Or vice versa depending on design. It will not hurt to call Weboost. Weboost was Wilson Electronics before the name change. They will prob ask for true signal level, not cellphone bars on your screen. I helped a friend install a home base Wilson Electronics booster. We installed the internal antenna in the living room. Then placed his Mifi in front of the internal antenna. Thus gave the Mifi maximum signal. Connected the laptop thru wifi to the 4g Mifi. Strong data with great cell signal for calls in the living room.
wcjeep 07/20/16 10:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Improving Cell Phone Signal

Frequency can differ from area to area. Wireless carriers do not always control their preferred frequency in every market. Verizon and AT&T usually have their 4g LTE in the 700mhz area. 3g and 1x is usually handled around 800mhz and 1900mhz. This is for Send/receive. I said usually. There are many exceptions. You mentioned repeater. What is your definition of repeater? Is it an actual cellphone booster? What type? Brand? Model? External antenna type? Cell boosters need something to boost. There are areas with no cell service at all. No booster can help in these areas. Some areas AT&T and Tmobile work while other areas are friendly to Sprint and Verizon. What is the actual signal level on your phone while outside? I'm not asking how many bars of service. Bars that indicate cell signal are mostly useless. The bar level can vary from phone to phone for no reason. Need real signal level. Google can help you determine how to find signal level on your phone. Some boosters are better than others. Need more information to assist. What carrier and phone? Do any neighbors have usable cell signal?
wcjeep 07/20/16 06:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Sad news for high data users on Verizon UDPs

This seems like a Comcast thing. No details on what qualifies for excessive data. I average 30-40gb per month. Is that too much? No data sharing. No tether. I pay full price for the phone to stay within the Verizon Guidlines. Google Fi looks better and better.
wcjeep 07/20/16 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Lance 2016 - 1172 Wireless Remote Sliders and Jacks

What you are describing could be weak batteries. Have you checked battery voltage when connected to shore power? No shore power. Being so close to the manufacturer I'd go there first.
wcjeep 07/16/16 09:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Samsung S-7 - Windows 10 Data Transfer (music)

Connect phone to the computer. Give this about one minute. On the phone, swipe from top of screen to bottom. You should see USB options. Select MTP, for media transfer. This turns your phone into a standard USB thumb drive. Very easy to transfer all data this way.
wcjeep 07/16/16 11:38am Technology Corner
RE: Dropbox Blues??

I have Dropbox set to copy all content to a shared folder on my Win10 Laptop. I go to this folder and everything is auto downloaded to the folder.
wcjeep 07/15/16 09:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Winches..110 or 12V ???

For an offroad Jeep that would see many long pulls definitely go with a Warn Winch. The 110V AC winches I've seen have all been very light duty. For an AC winch to be useful at heavy loads it would probably need at least 220v. For very rare use on a vehicle the Smittybilt would probably be ok. Tow trucks using Hydraulics makes sense. Hydraulics on a vehicle that may never actually use the winch doesn't make sense. To use the Milemarker Hydraulic winch I would definitely use a second power steering pump. I would not connect the Milemarker to the factory hydraulics. The top of the line 12k Smittybilt with wireless remote and synthetic line is $649. Still need the mount location, winch plate and recovery kit. Only connect to the top battery studs, never the side connection. Quadratec for Smittybilt winch http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Images/200097/200097-md.jpg
wcjeep 06/27/16 11:18pm Truck Campers
RE: MH radio with engine off

I'm not familiar with Audiovox radios. With many Kenwood and Alpine radios you can press and hold the "Source" button. This causes the radio into deep sleep but still maintains all memory functions and the clock. Long Press on the source is very similar to turning the ignition off on a normal passenger vehicle. It's been awhile since I tested the amperage draw during deep sleep. It might have been about .06amps (+/-?). Next time you have the radio on. Long press the SRC or Source button to see if this is the case. If so, you could eliminate your switch.
wcjeep 06/27/16 10:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Samsung Galaxy 4 App For Image Magnification?

Sometimes you can long press on a picture. Save Image. Then goto your Gallery to view picture. It's then possible to pinch/zoom from your Gallery. In a few cases I have taken a screenshot. Then goto Gallery for pinch/zoom.
wcjeep 06/15/16 10:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Broken Leaf Spring

Floor jacks are great on pavement. If the road surface is not perfect go with a bottle jack. I prefer jacks and jack stands that are over rated for the job. Definitely support from the frame. Be sure to properly secure the other tires. Double check your torque specs before starting.
wcjeep 06/13/16 09:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Elec problem in turn signal, seeking advice

RV? Truck? SUV? Manufacture?
wcjeep 06/01/16 07:37pm Tech Issues
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