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RE: Apps for laptops

There are several Android (operating system used in some Tracphones as well as many other phones) emulators that run on PCs. One of these emulators might allow you to run the Allstays App on your PC, but if the App relies on the phone features to provide your current Lat/Long location, etc., the Allstays probably wouldn't do you any good on the PC. You might want to contact the publisher of the Allstays App to see if this question has been answered already.
Popsie 07/21/14 02:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Pilot / Flying J to pay $92M for rebate program

Is this something that RVers should be able to get some sort of refund out of if they fueled up at a Pilot or Flying J ???
Popsie 07/14/14 09:39pm General RVing Issues
LG space-saving roll-up 60" TV for use in RVs

Here it is.
Popsie 07/13/14 03:09pm Technology Corner
RE: GPS is wacky

There are multiple parts to the system. One part is the satellites that orbit the earth and broadcast to the GPS receivers on the ground, on the water, in the air, etc. Another part is the calculations that take place in GPS unit to determine a lat/long/elevation for the unit. A third is the datum used by the GPS system (WGS84) which provides a mathematical model of the earth's surface. Also, there are the maps which are used to display the location of the GPS unit, nearby roads, rivers, waterfalls, Walmarts, etc. etc. to the user. Local maps in "backwoods" areas tend to be less precise, and are often older and were produced on older and local datums which don't match WGS84 (which means that a given lat/long location (say of a bridge) as measured by the GPS could be miles away from the place the bridge shows up on the non-WGS94 map. More money and effort is spent making the maps used in the GPS in your hand or your car or RV to be accurate in busy/important areas - while out in the boondocks they may have just picked up some out of date and inaccurate map because they don't want to spend the time and money it takes to make and keep maps up to date for areas which are seldom travelled. Note that the maps used in different GPS units may have been made by different map making companies and so may not show the same position on the MAP even though they calculate the same lat/long. There are more factors (like the use of local datums in map making) that can affect the accuracy of your GPS - such as a large volcano eruption which changes the earth's center of gravity :).
Popsie 07/09/14 09:18pm General RVing Issues
Flexible RV plumbing product?

I need to redo some plumbing in my RV. The current plumbing is the semi-rigid white plastic type that says PEX on it. I think they installed the plumbing before they put in all the cabinets and walls, and I need to run some new work, and I'd prefer not to remove the cabinets and walls to do so. Is there a suitable replacement product that is as flexible as a garden hose that I might use in my RV? It would make the whole job a lot easier.
Popsie 07/06/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maybe you can help with an insurance question?

Insurance depends on many factors and each person's experience will be different so it's best to call your insurance company. It sometimes depends on what state the vehicle is registered in.Not just the state, but the zip code can greatly affect the cost of insurance. The zip code identifies the area which might be prone to hail damage, or have a history of lots of accidents or thefts, etc.
Popsie 07/05/14 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Best RV toilet brand

We replaced our standard issue RV toilet with a solid china Concerto toilet eight or ten years ago. It's very sturdy and comfortable to use. We've been very happy with the Concerto - it's more like home. http://i57.tinypic.com/2lnwis7.png
Popsie 07/04/14 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Soliciting calls on home phone.

We have caller id, and don't answer the phone unless the id shows a family member or friend. When we don't answer, the phone call rolls over to voicemail. Our voicemail message says "We screen all calls, if you really need to speak to us, identify yourself on our voicemail, leave a compelling reason that we should call you back, and include your number." The only ones who leave "compelling reasons" are political candidate calls - which we don't find that compelling :R
Popsie 07/03/14 01:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Breaking laws F Y I

I guess that when a tow truck is required to get a car to a repair facility when the car has broken down, unless they pull the car onto a flat bed trailer, they have to install a separate braking system on the car to be towed before they can pull it to the garage?????
Popsie 07/02/14 05:12am Dinghy Towing
RE: An Internet Explorer/Firefox question

We do NOT have Internet Explorer on any of our three computers, and we've never encountered a situation where that presented a problem. YMMVYou are just not very well traveled on the Internet. There are websites that use MS proprietary features that will not work except on IE. I use Chrome on all our electronics (PC/laptop/tablets) but still occasionally have to use IE. Chrome has an extension called IE Tab that let's one do this within Chrome (it opens IE as a tab in Chrome).Well, I found this list of sites that require Internet Explorer, and the only one on the list that we use is Netflix - which DW uses almost daily without Internet Explorer. So go figure :?
Popsie 06/29/14 06:13am Technology Corner
RE: An Internet Explorer/Firefox question

We do NOT have Internet Explorer on any of our three computers, and we've never encountered a situation where that presented a problem. YMMV
Popsie 06/28/14 05:39pm Technology Corner
RE: New (or not so new) SCAM!

Popsie 06/27/14 04:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tv Info ????

Is there one BRAND of Flat screen TV better than the rest, considering this is going into the TH with lots of traveling on Rough/Dirty roads, 100% BOONDOCKING use only. When I was looking for TVs a few years ago for use in a house, I searched a lot of websites which had TV comparisons. It seemed to me that Brand X might be best in one size, while Brand Y was better in another, and Brand Z best in still another size. Also, new TV models come out pretty often so reviews and other users' experiences may well be out of date when you are looking to buy. One thing we decided was to buy our TVs at Costco because they provide a full two-year warrantee on the TVs they sell regardless of the manufacturers warrantee length.
Popsie 06/25/14 09:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Tv Info ????

IIRC, a Directv box should draw around 20 watts, and a new flat screen TV around 200 watts, so it all depends on your other loads.
Popsie 06/25/14 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: Should you ride out a storm in a TT?

Several years ago we moved from Alabama to overnight in Mississippi to overnight in Louisiana to overnight in east Texas to Dallas - where we could finally stop safely. This was to keep out of a Hurricane path. Flash floods are another serious concern in some campgrounds/RV Parks.
Popsie 06/25/14 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Big Rig Campground near Glacier National Park?

We always stay at the Columbia Falls RV Park (RV Park Reviews), they have room for big rigs.
Popsie 06/20/14 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
testing my signature block

This is a test
Popsie 06/17/14 02:18pm Forum Technical Support
RE: RV GPS - Good Sam RVND 7725 vs Garmin RV 760

Have been using the Garmin 760 for a week now. I have liked Garmin GPS for quite a while now and this one is the best ever. I also have the wireless backup camera that I installed in my Jeep Wrangler tow car. Both work very well. I watched a couple of youtube videos to install the back up camera and it fired right up the first time I tested it. These things are expensive though. My wife bought for me for Father's Day. I was too cheap to buy it on my own. My two previous Garmin's are both still working fine.Can you watch the picture from the backup camera on your Jeep from the 760 on the Dashboard of your RV while pulling the Jeep down the road? I assume you can take the Garmin from the RV and put it on the dash of the Jeep while driving around town, and then see the backup camera image from the tow car. Do you have any extension wiring between the RV and the Jeep to support getting the backup image up to the front of the RV?
Popsie 06/17/14 12:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Attn True Crypt users

Of course the obvious risk of using something like True Crypt is that you will quite likely convince some people that you are involved in nefarious activities and should be put under close scrutiny.
Popsie 06/12/14 06:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Gas can mystery

We always keep the Toad fuel tank level above one-third which is enough to travel more than 100 miles, and the RV above one-fourth which is enough to travel more than 250 miles. As a former fireman, I don't see the need for carrying fuel cans, and I have seen the risks.
Popsie 06/12/14 06:00pm Tech Issues
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