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RE: cell phone booster

T-Mobile does offer a free signal booster that amplifies their signal. I'm told you just contact them and state your signal is not strong enough. This might be a home based solution that connects to strong internet connection. Agree with others, T Mobile is probably the problem. However, the Wilson Sleek booster is a great device. I have 3 of them. They do not perform miracles. If you're on the edge of service expect two bars extra as the phone reads it. To be specific, anticipate 18db +/- extra signal. I would recommend the all around Wilson Sleek 4g. It's the most expensive unit. However, it does all 3g and all 4g (mostly). In case you change carriers the device will be ready for you. Some carriers are adjusting the way they use 4G. See the Sprint Spark coming maybe to a city in the not so near future. The basic Wilson Sleek 3G does all 3G. The Verizon 4G does Verizon 4g and all 3G. All 4G Wilson Sleek
wcjeep 04/22/14 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: open lot parking in Washinton DC

Not every metro lot has room for a 22' motor home. With that, do not use College Park Metro station, there is not enough parking. Your best bet is Greenbelt metro station which is directly off I95 with its own exit and usually has space for an RV. Many of the other Metro parking lots have limited ground level parking and parking garages now. At least it was 2 years ago, though may be full now. There is another option, there is a train line that runs all day from MD to union station. It is called the MARC Penn Line trains. There are several stations that have large free parking such as Bowie State college that you can catch the train from. But it is a commuter train and only runs until about 9pm, however, Bowie state is not that hard to get to and has a huge lot on the far side of the tracks from the college. The other MARC lines do not run into the city other then during rush hour. Union Station is large. Easy walking distance to the Capitol Building. No food/drink allowed inside the Capitol. If you want to see the House/Senate chambers you'll need a pass from your Representative. The pass is easy to obtain during normal working hours, but, will take time. Best to obtain your House/Senate pass to the chambers before arriving. We did a night tour (available during the day) with a local service. It's a 3hr tour of the major outdoor sights with occasional stops for pictures. For three of us it was about $150. Prices vary.
wcjeep 04/22/14 08:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Tire dealers in BC, Washington state or Oregon.

I like les Schwab. In case of warranty problems the stores are everywhere.
wcjeep 04/20/14 09:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: cell phone data use warming

Google Plus can be set to only backup when on wifi and connected to power. Most apps can be disabled. When disabled, the app won't appear in the normal app tray. The disabled app will not update either. I also prefer Dropbox.
wcjeep 04/10/14 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: opinions needed about tires

When buying new tires be sure the tires are actually new. Do not buy "New" tires that have been sitting on the shelf for an extended period of time.
wcjeep 04/09/14 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep or CRV - the search for a toad continues

Have you considered the New Jeep Cherokee? Not all models of the Cherokee can be towed 4 down. The crash ratings are top notch. It's also a better vehicle for around town commuting. I'm not talking about the Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee has 10 air bags. edit: consider the Technology Package. It comes with 360deg radar coverage. Really good at slow maneuver around a crowded parking lot. Test drive one and you'll see.
wcjeep 04/09/14 08:09am Dinghy Towing

Does Torklift make a Superhitch for your truck? The Torklift Superhitch truss can handle weight distributing. Most normal hitch extensions are not rated for weight distributing. Your stock hitch capacity is probably cut in half from its dead weight tow rating, not the max rating. Dead weight tow rating probably near 5k. Reese 2 1/2" Titan might be a viable alternative to use an extension.
wcjeep 03/26/14 10:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel and Gasser question in terms of cost

Diesel vehicles can go the speed limit up the hill. Ride the exhaust brake down the hill. This leaves the brake pads cold for emergencies. I have about 110k miles on my truck. Still have over 50% brake pad life on original factory pads. I didn't add the exhaust brake until 30k-40k miles. When brake pads heat up they lose their effectiveness. I've had one friend liquify his pads on his gasser while coming down a mountain pass. This led to a $1200 brake job. Every brake component had to be replaced. If your within the limits of a gas engine and live near flat ground save the money. I live near multiple mountain passes. While more expensive to maintain a diesel makes sense for me.
wcjeep 03/25/14 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaf spring or air bags

If you are looking to level skip the airbags for now. Start with Torklift Stableloads if they're available for your rig.
wcjeep 03/20/14 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arctic Fox 990 Owners

I have same truck with 4WD. I also have a Fox 811, which is almost the same as the 990. I would not think you would need any mos to the truck. Only problem with the fox was water intrusion around clearance lights. The older model lights were unsealed along the bottom edge to let water drain out. However, water could be forced in while driving in heavy rain. I converted to all LED outside. I'm now fully sealed at all outside light fixtures. To the OP, recommend Torklift StableLoads. That should be enough or at least a great start.
wcjeep 03/20/14 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Why not a mobile app / mobile friendly site?

Works fine on my GS3 with Chrome.
wcjeep 03/20/14 07:58am Forum Technical Support
RE: Steering stableizer / 2006 Ram 2500

Not all steering stabilizers are equal. I added mine at 3K miles just to be safe. I didn't get around to going in for the recall when I read a "NEW" recall is coming. I'm now at 110k miles. Still tight and straight. I'm still on my factory brake pads with over half the brake pad remaining.
wcjeep 03/17/14 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unusual . tire wear

If you can't perform an axle swap safely pay to have it done at a reputable shop. Don't go for cheapest. Swapping an axle is not difficult.
wcjeep 03/17/14 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Bars and Air Bags

Sway bars:) Air bags:( That is correct. The Hellwigs are much more larger in diameter and stronger. I sure appreciate the feedback I get from you guys and cant wait until I am in a position to buy the camper and get out on the road. So many places to see. Airbags tend to unload the suspension. Torklift StableLoads engage the suspension early. Had the StableLoads been available at the time I would have skipped the airbags.
wcjeep 03/17/14 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: Help with Verizon - Out of Service Area

I can give you one small out if everything else fails. You can put the Verizon service on vacation hold until November at a cost of $10 a month. At least that will get you out of paying $200 or whatever for the termination of service. ETF is prorated. Suspending service might be the cheapest option. The Wilson Sleek is a great option. Given you are outside the service area not sure the Sleek would help. Selling your current handset would help offset ETF fee.
wcjeep 03/15/14 01:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Winches: update -- problem solved, thanks to you!

Be sure to call for locates. You don't want a surprise while burying things in your yard.
wcjeep 03/10/14 09:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Winches: update -- problem solved, thanks to you!

As mentioned the synthetic line is subject to cuts from anything laying on the ground. Synthetic lines also come in every price point. After years of hauling steel line up the mountain side I finally bought synthetic. I went with a mid grade line with lifetime warranty. If your current winch is a Warn, spare parts are plentiful and easily obtained. If it's a chinese knockoff it will be more trouble than it's worth to repair. What about mounting a winch to the truck. Use the current home/chain mount location for your snatchblock. Note: snatchblock used for steel line should not be used for synthetic.
wcjeep 03/10/14 08:12am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Ranch hand install

I'd consider a strong friend and an engine puller to hold up the grill while bolting to the truck.
wcjeep 03/10/14 07:59am Tow Vehicles

Unless you are going to Alaska or Canada I wouldn't worry about cetane,#1 or #2 diesel. Find station with high volume sales and clean filters.
wcjeep 03/04/14 11:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: So WHY ain't it on the website? (Verizon rant!)

Phones with keyboards are very low volume sales. Some phones have Bluetooth add on keyboards. Manufacturers try to sell millions of phones, not thousands. Great that it worked out for you. Don't forget the used market in the future.
wcjeep 03/04/14 11:08pm Technology Corner
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