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RE: Using my phone hotspot for the tv.

Get on the "Visible" group rate for "unlimited" talk,data and hot spot. Granted its not really unlimited but I use it just as a back up when needed. My wife and my T-mobile phones on the geezer plan give you quite a bit of data/hot spot. Back to plan is 25.00 a month on Verizon network but I think they still offer AT&T network, if that works better for you. I still do have Sat but streaming is nice to have when you want it/need it.
Acampingwewillgo 07/06/22 06:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Check your AC mounting bolts

I like that idea of springs! On my next retrofit with new gaskets I'll give that a try. On the subject of air conditioners, has anyone here done the "hack" of placing insulation within the air conditioner separating return air and distributed air from inter-mixing? Just watched it on U tube and it looks like it works well in getting more cold air into the duct work. ( the video shows something of a pyramid shape of hard form insulation helping to direct air). Just curious of any real world results?
Acampingwewillgo 06/10/22 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Check your AC mounting bolts

Yes....good point! Bouncing down the road does loosen those bolts. I make a point of checking often!
Acampingwewillgo 06/10/22 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

I suppose my hesitation in regards to this Fuel crisis is for the first time, I don't see relief in sight. While I may have the ability to pay the higher prices, we're retired on a fixed income and paying consistently higher fuel prices is not in the long term plan. I fear these new prices may be the long term prices. Certainly these new prices will have consequences in the RV industry and beyond and while I may not be ready to pull the RV plug(pun intented), our RV'ing will be curtailed for now!:-(
Acampingwewillgo 06/10/22 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

I was just thinking about all this yesterday and with politics aside! My diesel motor home has sat in my driveway for months now. We could afford it but I refuse to pay the close to 7 bucks a gallon here in Calif. Add to that the direction we seem to be electric, buy electric, you get the picture. Maybe I'm way behind on developments in the trucking/RV industry as to electric vehicles in that arena....but where is the outcry from these manufacturers? I don't see a battery powered HDT or motor home in the near future. I was trying to picture RV'ing with no fossil fuel....load the electric car with tent and cruise quietly to the local campground? I'm not really complaining, I'm old enough to figure it's going to be a New generation issue but an issue that is and will be here before we know it.
Acampingwewillgo 06/09/22 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's up with CGs?

I can easily agree to comply with the many rules and regulations posted by this campground but the way in which it is presented could be worked on a bit. I'm all for knowing up front what is expected of me noting most are just common sense items yet the arbitrator of these rules would need to enforce them uniformly....I hope! While it doesn't happen often, I'm sure a few of us RV'ers have come across the campground employee who let's a little authority to go their heads.....then it becomes a mostly forgettable excursion!
Acampingwewillgo 06/01/22 11:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Self Install vs. dealer/technician install

Without getting too involved, are you aware of what will be required to tow that vehicle 4 down? I'm only asking for this reason....I installed my Roadmaster tow system on my Chev HHR. The tow bar itself, fairly straight forward. For the lights, I used magnetic portable. The only other electrical I do is to pull one fuse. If you having to deal with lube pumps or disconnecting a drive shaft, that's a whole new ball game. Just for info...good luck!
Acampingwewillgo 05/30/22 02:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Hughes Auto-former/Surge guard

Thanks all....I guess I'll do it all, vent it, whisper fan and wireless temp gauge!
Acampingwewillgo 05/28/22 10:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Hughes Auto-former/Surge guard

Well, after many years of having both in my arsenal, I'm finally getting around to installing my portable units inside the storage compartment. In all the years I've had the 50 amp autoformer, I can't say that I'd ever noticed it Hot but they do suggest to mount it in a ventilated compartment? I'm not worried about having to make a vent hole in the fiberglass but I'm looking for some real world experience as to whether it actually needs that or could I place a whisper can close by and keep it uncrowded in the area I put it? I guess my only real concern making a vent hole is weather incursion into the storage area but I think most vent covers work well or I could get one of those shiny dryer vent covers.
Acampingwewillgo 05/27/22 06:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: DC to AC help

Can't speak to the quality but Newpowa has a sale going on right now.....1200 watt inverter with remote- 159.00 and I think their 2000 watt with remote is 179.00 both Pure Sine wave. I don't think either have a transfer switch but seems like good prices. I was only checking it out due to a solar panel sale and I was looking for a stand alone inverter for my residential fridge.
Acampingwewillgo 05/25/22 06:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boulder Creek RV Resort and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

I forgot about the Fair grounds in Bishop....that seems like it might fit your requirements and there big event ( Mule Days) is coming up this month so it should be easier to get in? Is the June Lake loop too far off your plans....I could have sworn there were a couple full book up parks out that way. Just another option that has full and partial book ups....McGee Creek RV park....near by Mammoth?
Acampingwewillgo 05/25/22 04:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to Stay in Mammoth, CA?

Very little choice in Mammoth for full hook up hand, in the town is Mammoth Mtn. RV Park....I've never stayed there. There are a few places over on the June Lake loop, the only one I've stayed at was Golden Pine, tight spots but pretty central. I'm happy to get in anyplace up that way...which normally means Forest Service camps....have fun!
Acampingwewillgo 05/19/22 06:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Memphis to Branson

On Wow....did 25-26 shows in 30 days a few years ago! Only did one dinner show and that's the Stampede....afternoon and nite shows can fill as many days as you can handle. The "Landing" where the Bass Pro is a lot of fun to wander about and enjoy Happy Hour, lunch or dinner. Never did make it to Silver Dollar City but its certainly an option. I think the Train ride is still running also across the street from the Landing. Have Fun!!!
Acampingwewillgo 05/17/22 08:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie Question on wi-fi

I could be way off here but I have the "ToGo" Wi-Fi booster( similar to yours). I believe your Winegard is a booster in that it helps with any Wi-Fi signal but it's also an access point that accepts a SIM card too. I'm not sure who Winegard is associated with but you can buy data plans through them. Here again....I could be confusing this with something else!
Acampingwewillgo 04/30/22 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

Glad you went for will be entertaining to work on and certainly keep you busy!???? Good luck!
Acampingwewillgo 04/29/22 05:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Member Blocking is a Blessing

Judging from the lack of "post's" in general, it seems most everyone is gone! In all my time on here, I think I had one character that was not only a pain on this forum but on at least 2 of 3 other forums too. My problem was my user name is the same so I was easy to find. Oh well....just happy to see a few new post daily here now!
Acampingwewillgo 04/22/22 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV recovery!

Sad and tragic turn of events! Thank you for posting that info...Bless the family.
Acampingwewillgo 04/18/22 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: CBC radio

I've had a CB radio since Jr. High school....had one mounted on my bicycle and went to what did they call them back in the 60'ies, "coffee breaks"? in parking lots. I can't tout the use of them nowadays although I continue to have one in the RV as well as the "toad"....still get a kick out of listening mostly now even though much of the CB traffic is now 10 meter traffic. I use it while traveling with others(caravans) and when I disconnect the toad and looking for a campsite within a campground or narrow road leading into a CG. If your stuck in traffic, it's generally too late to do much about it but still nice to know which lines are closed ahead or exactly what's going on causing traffic. Mostly, these circumstances amount to short distance communication and I expect nothing more! Enjoy!!!
Acampingwewillgo 04/15/22 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What load capacity should a ladder have for A/Cs?

Having done this a few times over the years, the extension ladder is pretty easy. As others have pointed out, use a towel/piece of rug to protect side of RV. Leave the air conditioner in the box to help prevent damage. I placed the box onto a piece of plywood slightly larger than the air conditioner box, secured box to plywood, drill a couple of holes in plywood for rope( similiar to a "Y" connection). You want the extension ladder to be right at the same height as the roof of the RV thus you having to pull it up over the rungs of the ladder(thus sliding right onto the roof.) Ok....still takes two people. One person pushing and sliding the plywood up the ladder and the other person pulling on the rope while on the roof. It actually goes pretty easy. My RV has a fiberglass roof and I'm not small....weight was no issue!
Acampingwewillgo 04/10/22 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: What is happening with our members?

Wow....I guess I can be considered in both camps...a member here since 2002 and an old man but I claim to know little. I will, on occassion, offer up my experience as it pertains to my ownership of a diesel motor home and RV'ing in general. I could care less how many times a question has been asked, if I can answer it, I will! As to looking at an owners manual, in the words of your President, " Come on man" not everyone gets an owners manual with their used RV or what's in the manual is confusing to them. Finally, I guess I'm glad I'm not that "grouchy" yet as to not respond to simple questions. :-)
Acampingwewillgo 04/10/22 07:50pm General RVing Issues
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