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RE: Security Camera Question

I have heard that there are some Solar Charged Motion sensor Monitored systems available that might be what You need! They untilize a cellular signal as an alternative to WIFI and Your regular ISP! I think that one Company calls there's a Yard Cam or site Cam ??? We are in Canada ,but these are American Companies, so No I'm not advertising any particular product. We need something similar here in BC ,but since We travel to the US and Mexico ,haven't found a solution. Thinking about asking the neighbours to keep their eyes on Our place while We are away!
robatthelake 08/22/16 01:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Solar Issues in The Money Pit

That Big Old Bed Tank may be covered in Rust ,but it is probably still in great shape on the inside! Don't bank on it ,but don't be afraid to have some propane put in . The places that fill them are pretty sharp at spotting problems before they happen! Now back to trying to run things on Solar! If it requires Heat to make it work Solar alone is not the answer! Do some research ..ask Solar Bob a few questions ? I can tell You that Using a Rig that relies entirely on Solar is possible if You Live in the right area of the Country! BUT! And that's a Big But! You are going to need a much Larger Battery ,make that several much Larger Batteries in order to make it function satisfactorily
robatthelake 08/22/16 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar wires on roof - waterproofing connectors?

You could wrap those connectors with some of that shrink Tape ,or squeeze a bit of Dicor or even Shoe Goo! They sell all sorts of sealers at any Hardware Store!
robatthelake 08/22/16 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: This sums it up for the status of the RV industry now

The Reason a lot of people buy New or Newer Rigs has to do with Financing ! I learned a long time ago that when it comes to Vehicles and other Toys it is safer to buy something that I can afford and pay for with my Cash, than something that I have to keep paying for after it has broken or worn out!
robatthelake 07/09/16 10:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tequila...not our colleague here, or the town

There is a very nice Tequila sold by Bodega Aurerra Soriana Etc.? The brand is Don Roberto. It is smooth and relatively inexpensive. Can be sipped straight up or used in Margaritas! About 100 Pesos for 1.75 Litros!
robatthelake 07/09/16 10:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tv Mount in CRT TV cabinet space

All good ideas! The First time I just screwed a piece of Plywood to the Empty Cavity using some angle brackets then mounted the LCD to that! It worked fine until a Good Bump ended the Romance and the TV died an early death. Second ...Current attempt was to build a locking Drawer inside the Cavity. The New Smart TV Mounts to the Front Face of the drawer ,has lots of Foam Rubber to cushion the Telly and is easily slid out to access the storage ,Cables etc. contained within the Drawer!
robatthelake 06/08/16 10:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dashcam

Have had one for several Years, Lots of weird drivers doing stupid things, a few really nice Ones making My life easier! No serious stuff!
robatthelake 06/08/16 09:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: rv to Lake Chapala area

Check Your PM !
robatthelake 06/08/16 09:43pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Bypass around Tepic

Ive been Off Line for a few Days coming Home ,Glad that You folks figured it out!
robatthelake 04/27/16 08:41am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Picking a destination for next year?

We just returned home after spending another exceptional Winter at Boca Beach RV Park which is perhaps the nicest Walking Beach in all of Mexico in Our opinion. The RV Park is probably the one that Dave mentioned in His previous Post. The little Town of La Manzanilla is at the other end of The 5 Km Long Beach. This is just one of several beaches that make up the Huge Tenacatita Bay! There were a few Folks back at Tenacatita Camping along the Dike, but nobody over the Hill near the Coral Beach as it was pretty badly damaged by last Falls Hurricane. The Slabs are buried under several Feet of Sand which is going to take some time to dissipate if ever. Other than a handful of UNARMED Security guards keeping an Eye on the place there is little activity. The Ocean is generally Calmer here than at Boca Beach so is favored by those of Us who are not strong swimmers. I suspect that Tenacatita will eventually be developed as as another Glitzy Tourist destination, but it will be a long time coming! We will no doubt be back at Boca de Iguanas Beach again next Winter enjoying the Warm Weather in Our 38 Foot Motorhome! If anyone wants information about Boca Beach and the various Roads and Routes that We have taken to get there and back from Vancouver Island please send me a PM!
robatthelake 04/27/16 08:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Los Mochis RV Park

We checked out the place near that Restaurant that Tequila mentioned! We decided that the Truck Compound at the Pemex South of Los Mochis was more attractive to Us.
robatthelake 04/27/16 07:41am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: How to implement a satellite system?

Just a little additional information! As of today Shaw Direct formerly Star Choice, works well in an RV From White Horse Yukon to Guatemala and Belize and all points in between! Bell Does NOT! There are set up guides available on line to help You set up a Portable Shaw Dish that simplify the job!
robatthelake 04/14/16 09:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Bypass around Tepic

The TEPIC Bypass is Open it takes You around the EAST side of Tepic!
robatthelake 04/14/16 06:16pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: crossed at Sonoyita/ Lukeville yesterday ( northbound )

The Dude at the counter in the Immigration Office South of Eagle Pass told Me that I was wasting My and His Time turning in the Visitor Card! He told Me that they have an expiry date and He was just tossing them in the Basura! That was good enough for Me!
robatthelake 04/14/16 06:11pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Confused about different Tireminder systems

You really should ask a Trucking Company that runs a fleet of vehicles what they think is the Best system if any! Several Tire Dealers that I have spoken with think that they are problematic and a waste of money. Most of the products that I see advertised for use on or by RV owners are rarely marketed to Commercial Users, which doesn't necessarily mean they aren't worth buying!
robatthelake 04/05/16 10:03am Tech Issues
RE: Bypass around Tepic

I guess I should have continued typing! What I needed to add was it would be nice to avoid P.V. and Guadalajara en route to Melaque/Bara de Navidad. The existing Routes through those Cities are not for the faint of heart! I'm sure that in the coming Years there will be a decent Autopista to connect through to the new developments near the Old Tamarindo Resort.
robatthelake 04/04/16 11:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
Bypass around Tepic

We heard a report first hand today about a Newly Opened By Pass around the East Side of Tepic! Also there are some other New Roads in the Area including an Autopista from Tepic to San Blas and another to Puerto Vallarta! These are all branches that head off from Mexico 15D! If Only We could get to Tomatlan and Melaque on a decent road and avoid PV completely!
robatthelake 04/03/16 09:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vancouver Island tour,I'm running on straight propane

You should have no problem finding Propane!
robatthelake 04/03/16 09:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tachos in PV raises rates to 450 a night

Another bit of information about Tacho's RV Park! They are now a Good Sam Park and although they have NOT Displayed any signage to that effect will honor the usual Good Sam Discount of 10% if You are persistent! We recently stayed 12 Nights for the price of Ten, but were asked not to tell any of the existing guests for fear of an insurrection!
robatthelake 04/01/16 09:50pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: How many Snowbirds in MX?

Just a second here folks,what I'm seeing this year is a transition taking place in the more popular areas as the Mexican Nationals and their rapidly rising Middle Class have grown in huge numbers. These folks have lots of disposable income and are filling the Holiday Destinations all along the West Coast of Mexico! They are also discovering the RV and Glamping lifestyle so that They are the people filling the decently run RV Parks! The Park that We have been using as Our Base Camp for the past dozen Years has lost most of the Canadian and Americans who dominated these choice sites and as it stands today the park is doing much better financially catering to the Mexican Families who flock here every Holiday and weekend. It is no longer a niche market primarily supported by Canadians and Americans . Certainly there will still be a few more years for those of Us still enjoying the lifestyle, but Our Days are numbered.
robatthelake 04/01/16 09:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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