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RE: Cellphone signal booster antenna question

....Call WeBoost (Wilson Electronics) toll free; they have good service reps; get all the answers you can handle.... Unfortunately I did... one rep told me I didnt need a ground plane, another said I didnt and told me the booster I had wouldn't work with 4G service... until I told him the box states it does work with 3g and 4g networks. We are only going to be using this to put our phone into to use as a hot spot. Or reg calls in fringe areas. We dont need it for work or important stuff I tried calling a third time to also ask about separation of the antennas etc... again not a clear answer
suprz 01/25/20 09:40am Technology Corner
RE: Cellphone signal booster antenna question

....Call WeBoost (Wilson Electronics) toll free; they have good service reps; get all the answers you can handle.... Unfortunately I did... one rep told me I didnt need a ground plane, another said I did and told me the booster I had wouldn't work with 4G service... until I told him the box states it does work with 3g and 4g networks. I tried calling a third time to also ask about separation of the antennas etc... again not a clear answer
suprz 01/25/20 09:40am Technology Corner
RE: Absolute positively the worst road ever

Worst one in the RV, Moki Dugway. On the motorcycle, the road to Chaco Canyon.
suprz 01/25/20 05:43am Roads and Routes
Cellphone signal booster antenna question

I have a wilson sleek that I will be using in my RV. It came with the small magnetic "shark fin" style antenna. I know it needs a ground plane to work correctly but my plan is to use a strip of metal attached to my roof with eternabond tape for the antenna to sit on. That way I can still detach it when not in use for the winter months. The profile of the antenna is such that it looks like it will use more of its side profile to get signal instead of straight ahead. So what if I used a 5 inch deep by 12 inch long piece of metal? It would have more of a side profile to reflect the signal onto the side of the antenna. Yes, I understand I could be losing some signal from straight ahead, but I'm ok with that. I'm not an expert but this seems logical. What do you think?
suprz 01/25/20 05:30am Technology Corner
Amorphous solar panels

Can someone explain why they aren't more in use? They seem to be great at still providing power in cloudy situations as opposed to regular monocrystaline or polycrystaline solar panels. I see amorphous panels used in a lot of outside flood lights and small stuff. But not much in the way of larger panels except flexible ones
suprz 01/20/20 10:09am Tech Issues
RE: 5 figure 30 foot

What about a Super C? Big diesel, plenty of storage, and towing capacity? Jayco Seneca comes to mind
suprz 01/20/20 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Southeast Massachusetts to Nashville TN

Our route through there is I-195 to Providence, then I-95 to Old Lyme CT, CT 9 to Middletown then 66/I-691 to I-84. They just finished rebuilding I-84 through Waterbury and Danbury, so if you've been avoiding it, it's better now. From there you have a couple of choices. You can stay on I-84 all the way to Scranton to pick up I-81 or take US209 down the Delaware Water Gap and pick up I-80 to I-81. The roads around the NYC metro area are pretty dismal. The new Tappan Zee bridge is great, but the roads to it are still 3 lane and very crowded. X2
suprz 01/20/20 08:25am Roads and Routes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

The old saying "you get what you pay for " speaks volumes about Thor products. I worked at a dealership that sold them. They were usually 20-25 thousand cheaper than other brands, and the fit and finish quality showed why.
suprz 01/19/20 05:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Northern Utah and Idaho in 2020

Craters of the Moon and Arco and Atomic City. X2
suprz 01/16/20 05:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Badlands

Yeah if that is the KOA in Scenic SD it is an excellent camp spot plus it is right outside the park entrance. We stayed there last year, good enough to be close to the entrance. No cell signals, and there were a billion gnats when we were there (middle of September).
suprz 01/15/20 03:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Ford E450 window vent shades?

Does anyone have these installed?. Just wondering if they cut down on the wind noise with the windows down
suprz 01/08/20 01:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Ice Detectors

I drive slow and let the "fast guy" be my black ice detector. Also - remember that bridges tend to freeze quicker than roads - learned that the hard way (40 yrs ago). X 2. Or, when I notice that I'm suddenly feeling like I'm on a revolving deja vu carnival ride, with the same landscapes appearing to fly past me, over, and over, and over, again in a circular way. Had the same experience when the rear of my car tried to beat the front end to the other side of the bridge!
suprz 01/01/20 06:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wilson sleek install hints?

Pay attention to the antenna spacing requirements. The modern dual antenna systems automatically turn down the power to prevent feedback between the antennas. Too close vertically or horizontally & you will get very little gain from the system. Getting conflicting opinions from wilson... one rep says yes to a ground plane, one says not needed, and no separation of the antenna is necessary..(neither of which I believe) but for consistency they both tried to upsell me to a different booster because this one doesn't get 4G..(even though the box states 4G & 3G compatibility). which I don't care about, seeing how this booster is just to help get a better signal. I mean after all I'm gonna be camping!
suprz 12/31/19 12:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

The best is Grizzly in West Yellowstone; there are other nice ones in West Yellowstone. It's about a 30 minute drive depending on what animals show up along the way. X2
suprz 12/28/19 04:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wilson sleek install hints?

many of the wilson antennas have a built in ground plane so you don't need an to make a metal plate. In general the magnet mounts require a ground plane. check the spec's on the antenna you got. It's the stock magnetic mount shark fin looking one. And it will be mounted on the top front of the class c overhang. I figure that will allow me to route the wire into the RV thru the front roof vent. I dont have a bunk up front but have the entertainment center option, so there is plenty of space for the booster etc.
suprz 12/27/19 11:09am Technology Corner
Wilson sleek install hints?

I got a Wilson sleek cellphone signal booster and want to use it in my class c. If anyone has any ideas, or tricks for installing in a RV please don't hesitate to post them. I already know that I have to have at least a 8x8 piece of metal for the antenna to use as a ground plane for better signal reception. Thx
suprz 12/25/19 01:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Sea Foam appears to be a corporation with many products. Which one should I use to prevent carburetor problems with the snowthrower and riding lawnmower? I always use gas free of ethanol grass Trimmers. I had a Stihl and it needed a new carburetor every spring until I gave it away. Now I’m hoping a Home Depot brand will be better. Amazon.ca search finds 100,000 Sea Foam products. Locally, in automobile repair shops I see maybe a dozen. Which one to buy? If using ethanol free gas, I would just run the engine out of fuel and put it away for winter. But if you want to use seafoam, I just eyeball about a shot glass of seafoam per gallon of gas.
suprz 12/07/19 05:36am Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Foam-Extreme-SF-16-Seafoam/dp/B0002JN2EU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=seafoam&qid=1575689535&sr=8-1 Available at any big box auto parts store. I buy it in gallon cans and refill a couple of the 16 oz cans. https://images-na.ssl-images- amazon.com/images/I/71RVVZeq9bL._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=160 I have never seen it in gallon cans.. I wish I could get one of those
suprz 12/07/19 05:27am Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

suprz, is it ok to use Seafoam in the oil?? It seems like that would mess with the viscosity, which would reduce the ability of the oil to lubricate moving parts. But I am, once again, revealing my ignorance -- I really know nothing about the chemistry of engine oils. In small amounts it would be. It would be run with the oil to loosen up any sludge, and built up carbon. I would only run it in an engine that I knew was on the way out to see if it helped. Like that YouTube person, his hydraulic lifters were probably sludged up and they weren't getting enough oil up to the top of the engine and causing the lifter tick. Seafoam being basically thinner with some cleaning characteristics would liquify the sludge allowing the oil to get to the lifters etc.. I would not run it in the oil for an extended time, and change the oil soon after using it
suprz 12/06/19 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

There's a YouTube channel named Project Farm. This guy does semi-scientific comparisons of a bunch of stuff and did one recently comparing fuel stabilizers (excluding Stabil), but he has a lot of videos on the topic. He's not a fan of Seafoam. I watched the video where he had a high mileage Ford ranger with the typical lifter tick etc.. he used seafoam in the oil, gas and the throttle body, and the tick was gone. Truck ran and idled better. He even did a one year update and the truck was still running and driving better. You sure he's not a fan?
suprz 12/06/19 03:32am Tech Issues
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