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RE: Stand-alone GPS or smartphone?

Wife loves her phone and I hate it. Too small for me to see well so am now using an older I-pad with C0-Pilot and am very happy with it. I do have a couple things I don't like that much with this set up. Sometimes if I decide to take a road I am familiar with to miss traffic or a detour it doesn't like to reroute, keeps wanting you to go back to the original route. Sometimes when I am familiar with parts of the route it is hard to get it to take the routes I want. Get around this by splitting the trip into sections and that works fine. Something that is related to the I-pad it's self is even though I keep it plugged into a charging port if driving all day it uses more charge than it is getting. So by the end of the day it will be dead and needs to be shut off and recharged. I know I could shut it down while on long stretches of open interstate but really prefer it left on. Having a MH once we decided to make a quick stop for the driver which happened to be me for a bathroom break. No problem, pull off on an exit ramp, stop on shoulder and then get right back on. This was one of those places there was no entrance back to the interstate and had to drive a ways to get back on. With the I-pad it will show what the exit and entrance ramps look like. Jim.
04fxsts 02/12/19 06:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Tired of antenna handle breaking

Sorry but I don't have any pictures but I made a new handle assembly out of wood. Glued a hex nut inside so the set screw pushes against the nut which is captured inside the wooden hub. Did that last fall and it has not come loose again. Jim.
04fxsts 01/26/19 07:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: California Firearm Compliance

I am from Illinois and I do know the law. If you have a CCW from your home state you may carry concealed inside your vehicle. As soon as you step out of the vehicle you are illegal, pretty simple really. If you want you may place the loaded firearm inside the console or glove box but I would never place it where you have insurance or registration papers. If you leave it in the vehicle it must be secured by locking inside a case or locking the vehicle. If you want to take the firearm with you it must be unloaded and inside a case before you exit the vehicle. I know there is no logic to any of this but the law was not intended to be logical or keep people safe. This was passed because the federal court of appeals told the state they could not no longer make carrying outside the home illegal. Jim.
04fxsts 01/23/19 04:02am General RVing Issues
RE: California Firearm Compliance

First I would like to thank everyone for staying on subject and not getting this closed. As stated above there is no need to empty your magazines may be true in CA but not everywhere. I am pretty sure it is NJ where a loaded magazine is considered a loaded firearm. So be careful and do your research before entering any state you are not familiar with. Jim.
04fxsts 01/20/19 05:22am General RVing Issues
Verizon V Consumer Cellular or others

Wife found an advertisement for Consumer Cellular in her AARP magazine for two lines, unlimited talk and text with 5G data. Ad says $55.00 per month which is less by a bit than our Verizon plan. Would like to hear from anyone that has had both carriers and how well satisfied you were. Jim.
04fxsts 12/18/18 12:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Why no soap?

It wasn't camping but I recently attended an outdoor event with "Port-A-Pots." These are generic with a sit down or a stand up urinal. Why would anyone think throwing toilet paper in the urinal was a good idea? Having a motor home we never use rest areas or campground rest rooms. Jim.
04fxsts 12/04/18 03:44am RV Lifestyle
RE: Lady Bugs?

They are not "lady bugs" they were imported and very annoying. They crawled in when the weather started turning cooler and now come out of their hiding places when they get warm. If you crush them they stink and will smell up your vacuum cleaner. I use an empty water bottle to catch them and then they go in the garbage. Slow one at a time but no mess or stink. Jim.
04fxsts 11/27/18 04:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Is it just me?

I am the same, did OK with a 25 ft TT but have a terrible time with a 4x8 utility trailer. I can see it because I built wooden sides for it so am not blind. Jim.
04fxsts 11/17/18 03:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Rain, and awnings.

The awning on our 2015 ACE 30.1 can be tilted but I have not done it. When new I noticed the awning came out almost flat and I knew that would be a problem. The manual tells how to tilt it and not a big deal. I adjusted the awning so it has maximum pitch instead of flat and have no problems like that, water runs off just fine. Jim.
04fxsts 09/12/18 05:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Is this one of the models people here say ...

We have a 2015 ACE 30.1 so kinda similar but different floor plan and two slides. Entry level, yes, but 16,000 miles and no major problems and very happy with what we got for the money. Jim.
04fxsts 09/09/18 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: truck camping and firearms

2. I am having chest pains! I think I am having a heart attack! Just cannot agree with that, when you get to the hospital they will know if you had a heart attack or not. You have tied up the EMT's and an ambulance that could possibly have been needed somewhere else. I have my own five steps that I got from Mass Ayoub a well known expert in this field. 1. That person attacked me. 2. I will sign a complaint. 3. Those people were witnesses. 4. There is the weapon. 5. I am too shook up at this time to answer any other questions but will give a statement after I have spoken to an attorney. #1 Explains why you shot the person. #2 Helps give you credibility. #3 Lots of people will not come foreward on their own because they just don't want to be involved. #4 Weapons can dissapear if not secured, in some nieghborhoods a handgun won't bounce twice before someone has it in their pocket. Now to be fair there are also some lawyers that will advise to say nothing and only ask for a lawyer. You will have had a traumatic experience and all kinds of thoughts will be going through your mind. You need time to get yourself calmed down and your thoughts together. Jim.
04fxsts 06/29/18 06:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: cable booster

Just went through something similar so here is our situation. Last fall we purchased a 3 acre lot on a local river, beautiful spot and had 30 amp service already due to the former owner having a TT. Where we park is down in a valley so that does not help reception with our Wineguard with wingman. It is kind of a black hole for reception and we only get four channels consistently and two of them are pretty much junk content. Now late night and very early morning we could get around 15 channels. I put up an auxiliary antenna on the utility pole that is on the high ground on one side of the lot and run the cable to the "cable" hookup on the MH. The problem is the pole is 200 feet away so no signal to MH. Ordered a "Channelmaster" signal booster, they advised the variable booster so that is what I got. One piece goes in line next to the TV and plugs into 110 outlet, the other piece goes in line at the antenna. This gets us about 30 channels in the morning, still lose some during the day but still much better than it was. I have no clue why there is such a loss of channels during the day but we can live with what we have now. Jim.
04fxsts 06/29/18 05:43am Tech Issues
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