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RE: Internet speed

All the internet speed test sites I have used use Megabytes as standard for measuring speed. Good enough for me.Are you sure about that? All the ones I've used show the speed as Mbps, which is Megabits per second. Most of the time, internet speed is usually shown in Megabits, and data storage is Megabytes. But it makes sense, because Megabits per second will show higher numbers, eight times as high as a matter of fact. 80 Mbps will show as 10 MBps. Bits or Bytes whatever works for me is fine. I pay less than $60 a month for Spectrum speeds running between 106 to 130 download. And my on the road original legacy AT&T mobley runs beteen 87 to 103 bits or bytes most of the time. I am one super happy camper. Captain Happy.Oh yeah, those speeds are excellent, and more than sufficient for most anything. It's just something to be aware of, nothing more. It would be like buying a car that's advertised to do 200, and you find out they're talking 200 KPH. No difference between 200 KPH and 125 MPH, they're both fast. But 200 sure looks impressive.
fj12ryder 02/28/21 07:17am Technology Corner
RE: Internet speed

Roughly put: To stream videos in standard definition, at least 3 Mbps is recommended. To stream videos in HD, at least 5 Mbps is recommended. To stream videos in HDR or 4K, at least 25 Mbps is recommended.
fj12ryder 02/28/21 07:08am Technology Corner
RE: Internet speed

"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units." What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference. Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference. Maybe 20yrs ago. Again, there is technically a difference but everyone knows what is intended.You mean like the difference between 20 KPH vs 20 MPH is a technical difference, but everyone knows what is intended? :)
fj12ryder 02/27/21 12:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Awning replacement material?

We got the heavy duty vinyl from ShadePro and have been very happy with it.
fj12ryder 02/27/21 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Chevy exits ICE engines Old news. Already posted in this closed thread: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicleThat was the point of my deja vu post.
fj12ryder 02/26/21 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Internet speed

All the internet speed test sites I have used use Megabytes as standard for measuring speed. Good enough for me.Are you sure about that? All the ones I've used show the speed as Mbps, which is Megabits per second. Most of the time, internet speed is usually shown in Megabits, and data storage is Megabytes. But it makes sense, because Megabits per second will show higher numbers, eight times as high as a matter of fact. 80 Mbps will show as 10 MBps.
fj12ryder 02/26/21 03:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Internet speed

"No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units." What units are you referring to? Internet speeds are indeed advertised as either MBps or Mbps, just depends on whether the advertising unit knows the difference. Would you rather have 10 MBps or 10 Mbps? It does make a difference.
fj12ryder 02/26/21 10:56am Technology Corner
RE: Internet speed

The only question would be bits or bytes? Small "b" so it's bits.
fj12ryder 02/26/21 07:13am Technology Corner
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Wow, this thread's "deja vu all over again".
fj12ryder 02/26/21 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Landing Gear Lubrication

Those landing gear motors are not very strong, or very reliable. But if I were to try to lubricate the screw, I would run the screw near to the upper limit, then drill a hole through both legs fairly far down the leg inside the trailer, and spray lithium grease through the hole onto the screw. that way you can rely on the grease getting on the screw and the threaded mechanism too. Using a zerk may only put grease between the two parts of the leg and get no grease on the screw, where it's needed. I have heard of someone pulling the inner leg all the way out, and putting some grease on a piece of angle iron, and putting it up against the screw while running the motor. More work, but does about the same as the two holes and lithium spray grease FWIW, I replaced the single motor system on my Fuzion with the dual motor system from Bulldog. Works very, very well, albeit a bit pricey.
fj12ryder 02/24/21 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stand Alone Charger

As was asked, what are you charging and where? I pull my toyhauler battery in the fall when it goes into storage and put it on a BatteryTender brand battery maintainer. The diesel's batteries get hooked up to a Black and Decker maintainer, and they stay in the truck.
fj12ryder 02/24/21 11:27am Tech Issues
RE: What are good outdoor camping lights?

Coleman-type lanterns are pretty common, but are glaingly bright. They can seriously impinge on your neighbor's site. A lot of people like a little darkness and don't appreciate something as bright as a Coleman lantern. There are lots of the LED battery powered lights, it just depends on what you plan to use them for, or if you just want them for general illumination. Personally I prefer a kerosene lamp for outdoor lighting if I feel the need. It's bright enough to see, but not daylight type bright like a Coleman. But I rarely take them along, and just have a couple LED lights for convenience. Mostly though just rely on a flashlight if I need to find something.
fj12ryder 02/24/21 07:14am Around the Campfire
RE: not sure where to post this.....

Some of those carts are not light though. Depending on how many batteries they are carrying.
fj12ryder 02/22/21 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel tire review

Yeah, quite a few places have the Sailun for around $160, including Amazon. Walmart was showing about $163. $141 sounds good for the Goodyear Wrangler, though.
fj12ryder 02/22/21 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

Yes, I do agree with everything you said, up to the point where you said that you know that is what happened. Honestly unless you were in line behind the poster, you are assuming that is what happened. It is the most likely scenario, but it really isn't the only scenario, just the most likely. I usually reserve judgement until all the facts are in. But yes, I do agree that a "free" phone usually isn't.
fj12ryder 02/22/21 03:23pm Technology Corner
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

I buy brand new Samsung's. The 2 I just bought this week cost ZERO dollars with trade-in. Hard to beat! Where do you get them from? Like anyone else that "trades in", their local store front for the carrier they are using.. Carriers like Verizon, ATT and such do a sucker deal of "free" qualified trade ins to keep you locked into that service vendor. Works like this.. You "buy" a phone upfront at a substantially reduced price, this gets you locked into a two yr contract.. Break the contract before it ends and you have to pay a huge fee to get out of it which covers the cost of the phone (see where this is going?). All along in reality you are paying an extra fee for the phone in the form of a higher cost of the service amortized out for the length of the contract price.. Now, if you stay the entire time of the contract, you become "eligible" and they will "reward" you with a new "free phone".. All you have to do is go in to the store again and get your new phone and when you do you now agree to an new contract period.. Interestingly enough once the contract expires, the price does not go down.. So, in reality, it is not "free", never was free, and never will be free but folks THINK it is free But they PAID for it in the form of a higher service price for the length of the contract. Sometimes one can take advantage of that service because of the phone getting stolen, lost or damaged just by going back to the store and getting a "free" replacement phone by agreeing to another new contract period.. But they STILL PAID for the phone so it isn't really "free".While this is most likely the way it went. To assert that this is the answer is "ASS-U-MEING", and we all know how that works. I would like to know how it was done, since I also believe that "free" very rarely is "free", but sometimes it does happen. Suppose someone told you that you could read all the books you want and it won't cost you a dime. And they are popular books, not just ones nobody is interested in. Sounds like a scam if you don't have a library card.
fj12ryder 02/22/21 01:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Fuel mileage

Not you I don't think, there was a poster on the first or second page that was claiming 14-16 mpg pulling his 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. That raised a few eyebrows, and much disbelief. :) You referring to me? If so my FW is nowhere near 18k. Not sure where that came from. It's slightly over 11k. While I understand that MPG was never impressive on most trucks, it certainly wasn't on my old Ford, the new 6.7 with the 10 spd tranny is pretty impressive. Just about doubles the mileage on previous versions. I don't fret over MPG, never have, but that's what the computer tells me. I don't calculate it myself, and as another poster pointed out, I hadn't reset it so some of these figures could be skewed with non towing MPG. So there is that. You guys sure do like to get your knickers all in a twist when someone has better MPG than the status quo. New trucks are more powerful and much more efficient. You should try driving one and educate yourself. Until you truly know what you are talking about it's all just drivel.The original poster, not you BTW, claimed 13-14 mpg with a 2004 diesel pulling an 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. FWIW, I can almost believe your claim, at least the low end. I got 12-12.5 mpg with my 2001 Dodge Cummins, pulling a 12,000 lb. fifth wheel. So a little higher mileage pulling a little lighter 5th wheel with slightly better aerodynamics could certainly happen. But it certainly is uncommon since you rarely hear of anyone purporting to get that kind of mileage pulling a large-ish 5th wheel.
fj12ryder 02/22/21 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

"...closing on obsolete..." How so? As a phone? Or as a multi-function gadget?
fj12ryder 02/22/21 06:48am Technology Corner
RE: Heavy Duty leveling block suggestions

Digging holes may work in some places, but I'm not sure how the campground owner would feel about digging holes in his park. Just off the top of my head I don't think it would go over well. :)
fj12ryder 02/21/21 06:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fuel mileage

about 14-16 mpg with the FW in tow WooooWeee I gotta get me one of those tow trucks. That is what I get running empty at best. :B If you are quoting me Dave, I suggest you re-read what I wrote...Not you I don't think, there was a poster on the first or second page that was claiming 14-16 mpg pulling his 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. That raised a few eyebrows, and much disbelief. :)
fj12ryder 02/21/21 03:19pm Fifth-Wheels
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