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RE: How To Charge 5 Apple Products

As said before, it depends upon what Apple devices. 2.1? 2.4? USB-C, whatever that is. My Apple stuff: a very old iPod Touch, a new iPod Touch, a very old iPad, a new iPad, an iPhone SE. All are actively used when I travel. Each has its own charging requirements. On battery power: 3 cigarette-lighter style 12V outlets in coach and in a pinch the 12V in the dash (always live, but it works off the truck battery, so best not to use it unless the engine is running). I have been using Belkin adapters (car chargers) for years. Not finding exact same thing on Amazon today. Other vendors may have them. On shore power: 2 110V outlets in coach. Plug strip. Or keep on using those 12V outlets as above. Watch out for "car charger" type adapters which label their USB ports as "Apple" and "Android." Huh? I want to know - 1.5? 2.1? 2.4? I hope this info helps you.
Tiger4x4RV 07/11/19 12:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Impossible List of Requirement?

Four wheel drive Cs are aftermarket only...because they would make lousy off road vehicles...too low, too heavy, underpowered, too high, too wide etc. I disagree and my Tiger proves it. However, I don't want to hijack this thread.
Tiger4x4RV 07/10/19 11:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Impossible List of Requirement?

Lazy Daze Motorhomes has a floorplan similar to what you describe. The factory is near where I live and we see a lot of them, even older ones, on the road around here. They are built on a Ford chassis.
Tiger4x4RV 07/09/19 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

I've lived in SoCal for over 70 years, experienced many quakes in houses and one in a car. No major damage. Even the big one a couple of days ago, epicenter about 100 miles from me, was very scary but no damage. That said, my scariest quake was my first in an RV. 3.9 at Lake Tahoe, just a few miles from camp. The "springy things" really bounced me around, made a big racket. Still, no damage. Just a different kind of scary than when it has happened in a house.
Tiger4x4RV 07/08/19 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vehicle shopping: Large SUV with removable rear seats?

Go to YouTube and search for "living in a chevy suburban". There are several videos of DIY vehicles similar to what you describe. Also a number of minivans done that way.
Tiger4x4RV 07/05/19 05:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: AZ-UT boondocking loop

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 07/02/19 07:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: TR: Mendocino Coast Camping, May 2019

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing.
Tiger4x4RV 06/29/19 06:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

My experience with other types of surgery (non-heart) is that I feel awful for 6-8 weeks and then recovery proceeds more rapidly than at first. I was on the road again solo in 10-12 weeks. Your "we" implies the presence of someone else. Can that person do the driving and setting up camp? Take those physical loads off of yourself during recovery or at least lighten the load by sharing the work. Plan on shorter travel days than usual and work some resting time into the plan. Happy travels!
Tiger4x4RV 06/29/19 09:35am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Camping with a baby

My girls started camping at 6 weeks. They are now in their 50's and are still actively camping. Have fun and keep them safe.
Tiger4x4RV 06/17/19 05:37pm Family Camping
RE: Sub 20' Class C - Ford 5.4L 5 Spd or 6.8L 6 Spd

Get a rig that will do what you need it to do on the type of trips you actually take. Don't worry about MPG. Just enjoy it.
Tiger4x4RV 06/15/19 03:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Solo Women Travellers

This approach sounds insulting to women. Will solo men also be able to purchase this single-bed option? Will solo men use the 4WD? As a solo 4x4 Class C user for almost 30 years, I have often wished for a single bed option to free up more space for other functions in the small size rigs I prefer.
Tiger4x4RV 06/12/19 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Websites mapping free camping spots

I use those and also the AllStays paid app. AllStays offers some features even when you have no internet. Use caution with the so-called free sites lists. Beyond the obvious that some of them call up to $10 "free," I have found much incorrect info. Some places are no longer free, some are no longer legal, some places have been closed.
Tiger4x4RV 06/05/19 08:57am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Getting started with our Roadtrek has a link to download owners manuals. The one for 1998 says it covers all models for that year. Even if you take the good advice given above and have a dealer explain it all to you, you'll want the print version for later. There are active Roadtrek owners groups on Facebook. Most of the folks on that type of group are quick to give answers to specific questions. Asking how the entire system works is pretty much too broad for them. Perhaps you can find someone who has the same model as yours and lives near you, maybe buy them lunch in exchange for in-person lessons?
Tiger4x4RV 05/29/19 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Emergency Communications

inReach is not a phone. Text only. It uses the iridium network like a sat phone. Charge is per message, not per minute. You can select a plan for a certain number of messages or pay per message. You can set up 3 "preset" messages beforehand and set up contacts for them. InReach does not charge for as many preset messages as you want to send. My "I'm OK" notice is a preset one. I can also set up "call AAA and give them these coordinates" and one of my contacts will do that for me. Last time I checked, AAA would not accept texts for road service requests. Besides, when you have your RV right there you have food and water and such, so not really an emergency. Not a big deal if the tow truck doesn't come until tomorrow. Medical aid can be an emergency; InReach SOS is for life or death stuff.
Tiger4x4RV 05/27/19 04:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Emergency Communications

I have had an InReach for 5 years. Two-way texting, as someone mentioned above. I send a preset message to my family each evening when I make camp; this message says all is well and gives them the coordinates of my camp. Other available services: emergency aid, map tracking, more frequent messages, custom weather report, etc. The InReach is small and portable. It holds its charge very well. It can tether to my iPad or iPhone via the Earthmate app for downloading maps or for using the iPad keyboard to type messages. InReach uses two satellite systems. It will send out a message from any place where you can see the sky. It doesn't usually work inside the RV; holding it out the window sometimes does the trick. Outside, under trees, not so good; moving out of shade to a more open area solves that. One service offered by Spot which is not yet available for InReach is the Save Our Vehicles program. InReach brings aid for people. Owner's manuals are available on the Garmin site; read them so you know what you are getting. Please note that you have to be conscious to push the button that sends for help. It might be a good idea to show your travel partners how to use the device.
Tiger4x4RV 05/27/19 11:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Snow: how deep is too deep for camping?

Most of us SoCal residents know nothing about snow. In my early and less-knowing 4x4 RV days, I came up a mountain road to where there was a drift of snow across the road. It looked like maybe easy to blast through and go on along the clear road on the far side. Fortunately, I had the good sense to get out and check that drift. It was hiding a tree that had fallen across the road. Time to turn back.
Tiger4x4RV 05/19/19 11:09am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Storing Your RV

For many years, my RV was parked at home. So convenient. I didn't realize how much until I relocated and had to give that up. No more loading a bit at a time before a trip. No more plugging it in for a while before a trip. No more using it as an extra bedroom. On the other hand, no more everyone knowing when I am away because the RV is gone. I knew I would miss the on-site storage, but did not realize how much until health and family issues forced my relocation. Consider all of the factors before deciding. It does sound like you have a choice and that can be reversible.
Tiger4x4RV 05/17/19 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: VTR - virtual trip report, my last one

Thank you, Cal, for the years of travel inspiration and equipment information that you've shared with me and other forum members. Best wishes for whatever the next stage of your life's adventure brings you.
Tiger4x4RV 04/06/19 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: 4 seatbelts NOT facing sideways

Have you seen considered a Class B? Winnebago Travato, various Roadtrek and Hymer models, etc. Some of these have a 3-point seat belts on the second row of seats. Some even have captain's chairs or a rear couch with seat belts.
Tiger4x4RV 03/18/19 09:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: what is the shortest class c that people have used?

My pre-Tiger RV was 17.5 feet bumper to bumper, a custom C built on a 1983 Toyota 4x4 chassis. My Tiger CX is 19.5 feet bumper to bumper, built on a Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 chassis. Such a great size for a one-person RV!!!
Tiger4x4RV 03/07/19 04:16pm Class C Motorhomes
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