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RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

My 2012 built in Magellan is no longer eligible for updates. It gets less useful every day. My Garmin RV770 sits in front of it nicely.
rockylarson 11/26/19 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Wilson Cell Booster?

See if I understand: I have an OEM omni antenna on my roof that my one and only WeBoost amplifier is connected to while in route. At destination the pole gets setup and the WeBoost directional antenna is turned for best target cell tower. The same coax but there might be an old Wilson adapter in there somewhere.
rockylarson 11/26/19 04:35am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Garmin RV770 Two years. 25000miles use, in RV and in toad. Highly recommend. Also have the Garmin 65W dash cam which is awesome. Garmin Express easy to use and makes updates a snap. The Stop light/speed camera subscription for around $26 dollars a year can be very entertaining if not useful when you drive like I do.
rockylarson 11/26/19 04:23am Technology Corner
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

Think they may know a little about snake repellents: AFRICAN SNAKE BITE INSTITUTE
rockylarson 11/25/19 04:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Jump starting the generator

Could you have started the genny first and then the engine? Would that have been any easier? They both draw from the same chassis battery so jumping would be the same. Don't know why switches are involved in the jumping process.
rockylarson 11/23/19 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Operating on a 20amp circuit

Yes it is doable. Basically you just need to keep your converter/charger on to supply the batteries. The heater fan is your biggest load in your scenario.
rockylarson 11/21/19 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking propane dealer

Flying J exit 219 81 PA
rockylarson 11/21/19 04:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan Gen--hard starting and surging

You might find that filter below the carb has been discontinued. There is another on the fuel line just before the fuel pump on the lower backside.
rockylarson 11/20/19 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why no continuous furnace fan option?

The air flow from the fan moves the sail switch that tells the furnace that it is ok to release propane and start the igniter. Not an expert but that is my simple understanding. Somehow I don't think having that safety feature open or not functioning is not advisable.
rockylarson 11/20/19 06:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Postal code

Just spend 3 months in Vermont this past summer and every pump I used had instructions posted on it on how to workaround US Zip requirement. Sorry TMI for me so I don't know what the poster said. Also surprised to find a couple stations/pumps that did not ask for ZIP...?
rockylarson 11/17/19 07:24pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Solar panel purpose on used motorhome

A solar panel small enough to fit on top of the A/C is probably a trickle charger for the engine (chassis) battery. Something that small may not have a controller and be directly attached to the battery. That is the first place to look.
rockylarson 11/17/19 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Microwaves on inverters.

That half of the equation seems reasonable/doable. The other side of the = is your battery bank supplying the inverter. You will need, and others may argue my math, 400amps and a way to return 200 of them to charge the batteries each day. What is the surge rating on the inverter? That is what it will take to get the microwave started, not its continuous run rating. Also you won't be able to run both at the same time so do the coffee first and the Jimmy Deans second. Good Luck
rockylarson 11/12/19 05:39am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter use.

"DON'T DO IT" <<-- Clicky
rockylarson 11/11/19 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: extension cord length

Two 30amp RV extensions for under $120
rockylarson 11/09/19 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Loose doors and cabineet panels

Once a Year... <<-CLICKY Cabinets and doors still looking like new after 15 years. Replaced a few handles in the bath and kitchen that get a lot of use.
rockylarson 11/07/19 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Bizarre text this morning at 1:48

No longer wondering...Caller ID Spoofing Sitting in my kitchen, next to the land line, no one else home, and a call comes in on my cell phone.....From my HOUSE number. More than 6 times over several days.
rockylarson 11/07/19 06:46am RV Pet Stop
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

Flying J Tractor Supply Many Rural Hardware/Farm supply
rockylarson 11/07/19 04:41am Travel Trailers
RE: It is mouse time again.

BTDT works great
rockylarson 11/07/19 04:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Park Host Opportunity at Bentsen State Park

Volunteer.gov I see at least one other Texas State Park is using this site. Have her try this resource. It allows applications and agency responses. A clicky for your listing
rockylarson 11/06/19 02:04pm Workamping Forum
RE: Lightning Protection

TMI? <-clicky
rockylarson 11/04/19 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
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