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RE: Unlimited Verizon 3G $5 a month

the OverDrive arrived Friday its a little bigger and about twice the weight, it has a bigger battery and is converted from Sprint service it still has the sprint logo on the front and says Sprint on it when it boots up takes several minutes to acquire the signal connection after it turns on supposedly 20hr battery use when OEM with new battery will post more after testing
MrWizard 04/30/16 12:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Using smart phone as a hot spot

The phone companies use it because it is one word 'Umbrella' Saying don't do this or pay That doesn't change the fact , that wifi does not use a cable And nobody ever says tether when talking about their tablet or notebook at the Starbucks or the campground
MrWizard 04/29/16 07:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Using smart phone as a hot spot

the new Verizon MiFi hotspots are 4G LTE my Samsung S5 can get very warm, when being used as a wifi hotspot not sure i would want to use something as a hotspot, that i can't get extra batteries for, just in case, i like being able to change to a spare battery, putting it on the charger is not always convenient
MrWizard 04/28/16 10:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone have any experience with this inverter.

Limited space ? is it ventilated ? do you think maybe they are becoming damaged from overheating ? a Fan on an inverter doesn't help much, if NO fresh air can get into the cabinet the heated air in the space has too be allowed to get out, otherwise its just a low temp slow cook oven
MrWizard 04/28/16 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Using smart phone as a hot spot

wifi hotspot is your personal wifi connection, just like campgound or coffee shop wifi it IS NOT tethering to Tether is to use a USB cable and the phone becomes a MODEM not a wifi hotspot most apps, both OEM and after market add on from the google store do both aka either / or but they are two different things when you go to the coffee shop, you don't tether with a cable when you use the CG wifi there is NO usb cable tethering is very similar to cable modem setup hardwired to your home desk top PC with the Ethernet LAN cable wifi hotspot on the phone turns the phone into a wifi access point,,No cable aka No Tether
MrWizard 04/28/16 08:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Unlimited Verizon 3G $5 a month

my due date is Oct 18th, i had planned on doing the six month thing, a day or two before that will see what happens between now and then all the 2200's are sold out I ordered the 'Over Drive 801' with 6 months service, as a gift for a friend, it has shipped and is suppose to arrive Sat, according to the USPS tracking there are other vendors, that selling that already have it at $15 per month, auto pay via paypal LG Optimus converted to hotspot 3 day trial, $15 month auto pay http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KSEAAOSwhcJWITuS/s-l1600.jpg width=300 Optimus Smart Phone Conversion
MrWizard 04/28/16 06:06pm Technology Corner
RE: AC not cooling

it works with the Generator there is little or nothing wrong with the A/C unit was the air temp 70* when camping ? sounds like LOW voltage at the camp site one KEY factor don't wait for the RV to get hot if it is supposed to be a hot day turn on the A/C in the morning , and let it run, a lot easier to keep something cool, than to get it cool after it gets hot
MrWizard 04/28/16 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Swapping Dometic Fridge for Household Unit

to anchor my 'Avanti' residential fridge i went to home depot and bought two 5 inch 'T' brackets bend the long end into a parallel offset about 1&1/4 inch the long end bolted on too the top of the bolts holding the compressor the 'T' cross end set on the base platform wood and got screwed to the platform with the biggest screws that would go in the holes child safety locks went on the doors if you an't moving it, it don't need to be anchored if you install it AFTER you move the trailer NO on the fridge door ventilation that will just let outside dusty air into the RV seal that cover with with alu heat duct tape residential fridge is designed to be operated at indoor room temps allow for air circulation inside the RV around the fridge to cool the coils
MrWizard 04/28/16 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

the panels are flat and thanks to my new Amp/power meter on the kitchen wall i can see that the batteries are getting a few amps at 7am, and still getting and amp at 7pm when i take the daily reading and rest the solar watt meter counter
MrWizard 04/28/16 01:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Not a TriMetric, but for $20 might be worth trying out...

he did not mount it in the open to be seen or maybe he is talking about the shunt
MrWizard 04/28/16 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

Wed 4-27-16 25.56 peak amps 362.9 peak watts 164.09 amphrs 2328.8 watt hrs similar results on Monday and tues two day total for Mon & Tues 307.1 ampHrs 4244.2 watt hrs need some rain to wash the panels
MrWizard 04/28/16 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: solar panels or wind turbine battery charging?

Turbines need wind A Calif Beach, or a windy mountain pass Solar and a small generator are the best option Sun don't shine all the time Generator first thing in the morning powering a good battery charger/converter And solar to top them off during the day Your brother in law is using his generator the wrong way, or he needs a new converter in his RV to charge the batteries
MrWizard 04/28/16 10:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone ever tailgate with your RV for Jimmy Buffett

sorry never been to see Jimmy took the camper van ( pre motorhome ) to see Charlie Daniels in a very small venue in Ventura Calif, many years back got there early parked in the lot across the street, shared some wine with my date, then saw the fantastic, up front personal show, then waited in the camper until all the traffic was gone, before heading home Great Time
MrWizard 04/27/16 09:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing black water cable valve

i've done the valve replacemnet on other RV's where its at the end of the pipe at the edge of the RV BUT a cable valve that is on ONE side of a Y so that black and gray are both, remote reach , is a really big PITA to try and replace it get less simple and more complicated with each new RV that comes along really bad when the valves are covered inside the belly of the TT just saying replace it, its only an HOUR, is well..NOT so simple any more
MrWizard 04/27/16 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Not a TriMetric, but for $20 might be worth trying out...

i have some little plastic, spring clamps, but mine was already on the wall so i could not do that i used a plastic project box, with alu face plate, from the electronics hobby store
MrWizard 04/27/16 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: PCV for adding a fuel pump to Champion Inverter 3100

I think "Supergen" had an inexpensive kit a few years back, i just checked online, and its not listed anymore you might contact them to see if any still exist
MrWizard 04/27/16 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing black water cable valve

its not the valve its the LABOR get one of these and put it on the end where you attach the hose http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aSUhzEdrL._SL1500_.jpg width=300 https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VSagjLjB7YI/maxresdefault.jpg width=500 http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T58-Twist-On-Waste-Valve/dp/B000BGHYJS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 camping world has them almost the same price in the online listings
MrWizard 04/27/16 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Satellite Dome Repair

it just the 'DOME' cover not the antenna
MrWizard 04/27/16 12:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fusing Solar Installation

I dont think its needed i have almost 700w my fusing is at the input to the controller, NOT on each panel
MrWizard 04/26/16 10:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Two computer problem, possibly related?

is this a wireless mouse ? did you try a NEW battery ?
MrWizard 04/26/16 04:20pm Technology Corner
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