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RE: Stereo dilemma

I installed a switch on the accessory line for mine, I did it to turn off the backlighting as it bothered me when trying to sleep. It may solve your issue as well but you can still use the radio as before by flipping the switch. Many Alpine and Kenwood models will go completely off when long pressing the "Source" button. The amp draw also drops too.
wcjeep 05/01/16 09:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is it ok to drive a truck with a bad coil / spark plug?

I drive Ford vans at work. I could always tell right away when a coil was bad. Bad coils do not always set a latched code. It happened so often the mechanics stopped arguing with me. This was on a 2001. Many of the Triton's at work burn oil too. It does not seem to be a big deal. Be sure to check the dipstick occasionally. One quart or so per 3k miles. My current 2013 Ford van has not had a bad coil plug yet at 24k miles. New record for me.
wcjeep 05/01/16 09:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wilson Sleek came in today.

The Sleek really shines when used in a low signal environment. It sounds like your current problem is local network congestion. When used in a low signal environment expect better speed improvement.
wcjeep 04/25/16 10:00pm Technology Corner
RE: My WiFi and Cellular Booster Install

The Wilson /Weboost internal antenna low strength is to protect people in the car. They do sell other products for large spaces. The new Eqo Boost looks interesting. In my towrig, the internal antenna is three inches from two different smart phones while driving. Agree with placing phone on the internal antenna to Hotspot for data and Bluetooth for calls.
wcjeep 04/15/16 12:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Security cameras sold online

That is spooky. Despite the article many sold will probably stay in service.
wcjeep 04/12/16 08:55am Technology Corner
RE: Pets and Florida Heat

I use Alfred on my old Android devices. Not sure if all functionality works on Apple? When the device is unplugged (loses power) I get an alert. It also allows me to watch/listen and talk through the monitoring device. I do recommend using a cellphone/tablet with built in flash. This allows night vision to work better. It can be set to detect and alert to motion. Works great on whatever spare smart devices are laying around. Uses your home wifi. If wifi is unpredictable or not available you could use Google Fi and the Nexus 5x still on sale. I did connect a very old Motorola Droid X. When the camera focuses from the rising sun it sets a motion alert. The Samsung Galaxy S3 does not have this problem. You could setup a Bluetooth temperature alert device or place a thermometer within eyesight of the spare smartphone/tablet. New Pay as you go phones can be bought for near $100 if you look around. You will want the monitoring smartphone to be connected to power. It will burn through battery power. The loss of power alert would be ineffective unless plugged in. A couple of months ago someone posted on this forum some Bluetooth temp alert devices that connected to a spare smart device. I tried to convince the wife the dog needed her own active smartphone. Apparently that's excessive. I since discovered the Alfred app using existing tech around the house. I still wouldn't mind a Project Fi Nexus phone for the dog. Google Play Store Alfred
wcjeep 04/11/16 11:28pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Seattle Washington and SeaTac

KOA in Kent is probably going to be the closest campground. Uber or cab for transportation. Not alot of campgrounds around Seatac. KOA Kent
wcjeep 03/29/16 09:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wireless camera

It would be possible to add another license plate frame camera on the TC. Add wireless adapters for send/receive. Plug the receive into your Edge.
wcjeep 03/27/16 12:11am Truck Campers
RE: Tacoma Narrow bridge

Avoid the far right lane. Can have a weird optical illusion for the first time while towing. Otherwise no problem.
wcjeep 03/25/16 10:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mega great??

Exactly. We have taken our Mega many places. Always plan on parking away from the door.
wcjeep 03/09/16 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm now completely confused about tow vehicles

For your situation avoid Diesel. Diesel has many benefits. Higher cost and maintenance are a problem. It sounds like a good gas engine with 3/4ton chassis would be great for you. 4x4 is very popular in Washington State but not necessary. If you buy 2wd in Florida it will be somewhat difficult to get full value when you sell it later in WaSt.
wcjeep 03/09/16 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Round #3 for 19.5 tires. Where have all the KM's gone?

Ask how much weight on average the Toyo would take to balance. The Michelin is probably a better made tire. I had 19.5" Toyo previously. They were a good tire. They also took a lot of weight to balance E. I'm now running BFG 19.5's that use Michelin casing. I think it was 4ounces per tire to balance on 19.5's! That's very low.
wcjeep 03/09/16 04:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket Bumper - Quality versus Cost

I went with a front ARB bumper. It's airbag compatible. It is also designed to bend before the frame. Best engineered bumper I could find. Northridge 4x4 usually has great pricing with free delivery.
wcjeep 02/29/16 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Round #3 for 19.5 tires. Where have all the KM's gone?

I'm currently running BFG 19.5's. They are built using Michelin casing. Wow these things run very smooth. The required balance weight was extremely limited. They were nearly perfect from the factory. Stay with the Michelin .
wcjeep 02/25/16 11:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Sailun Tire update

I have Sailuns on our commuter SUV. They seem fine. Zero problems.
wcjeep 02/22/16 08:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Plenty of rock sliders with integrated steps. Nice rig.
wcjeep 02/22/16 08:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How to transfer music from albums to a SD card

USB thumb drives are not all large and cumbersome. This one is literally the size of a man's thumbnail. The Metadata may behave differently on a USB drive as opposed to a SD Card. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81qNktsJcbL._SL1500_.jpg width=500 NanoUsb works really well. Doesn't stick out. I have never used ITunes. I have ripped my CD's to mp3. Recommend a minimum 192k compression.
wcjeep 02/14/16 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton truck and AF 990?

Ya used diesel truck prices are insane. Hard to believe they're selling for that much but must be a lot of people that believe msrp is what you pay for a new one, making used ones look attractive to them. Don't forget finance rates. New truck finance rate is usually cheaper than used. New trucks can be cheaper overall than used.
wcjeep 02/10/16 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: 1 ton truck and AF 990?

19.5" rims/tires would make the load alot more stable. Check Craigslist.
wcjeep 02/06/16 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Windows 10 DVD Player

Win10 does not include DVD play software.
wcjeep 02/04/16 07:55pm Technology Corner
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