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RE: Connect Bluetooth Headphones to TV

Yes search for bluetooth audio transmitter for tv. You’ll find several. All with different input methods rca ( headphone Jack ) optical out etc and some for one connection out and some that can handle two separate audio devices ( two headphones) The usb out I would think depends on the tv’s capabilities
jorbill2or 10/28/22 02:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

As a former truck driver myself the first few thousand miles on new tires on my tractors always had them “ Squirrley “ the thick tread needed to break in. I hated the first few trips but they always settled in. I’m not sure but Michelin Motorhome specific tires I’ve always believed are made with much less tread and a softer sidewall for “ride” concerns of motor home drivers. Motor home drivers are used to “car” ride and pretty picky expecting a “Cadillac ride” .from what is essentially a truck or bus chassis Long term mileage and constant use / abuse durability isn’t a priority on very low mileage vehicles. My toyo 144 have been great they settled in pretty quickly.
jorbill2or 09/29/22 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold on Inverter

Well , I know a few folks that don’t but I know many more that just leave the gas on. Most gas refrigerators are plugged into a non inverted outlet. ( except for the ice maker ) . Most that run without propane on just leave the fridge off. Be sure to change it to the inverted circuit if there is one , if that’s what you decide to do.
jorbill2or 09/22/22 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish TV Satellites

Dish is also on 77 72.7 61.5 .. the eastern arc for east coast towns mostly east of the Mississippi. The wally can receive them yes but needs a dish with the proper settings or spread to receive them. They are duplications of the west except for locals which in the east need those satellites for high def picture Directv also points to a different set of satellites ( different direction) if your looking at them
jorbill2or 09/07/22 02:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Purchasing a Jackery or something similar....need help....

I think the takeaway is these are convenient battery packs with a built-in inverter to run 120 V appliances. Great if your tent camping for a couple of days or a picnic but not for RV use in my mind. Still need to charge these things as they don’t generate anything and they have very low capacity ( run down fast) The other Takeaway is they are extremely expensive for what you get. I would change to lithium battery in your trailer .. 200 amp hours 2400 watts! can be had for 650 bucks 100 watts 1200 watts for $350 much more than thes portable stations and then add a panel or two more portable solar to the existing 190 watts you have . Then adjust your existing solar controller for lithium if you can ( higher charge rates ) and your small refrigerator ,coffee maker etc will do just fine. .what I hate is some call these things solar generators many without any solar panels included and they aren’t. Deceptive marketing at best.
jorbill2or 09/02/22 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Campground WiFi Improving?

We check campground Wi-Fi sometimes and some are ok. More ? Maybe but I suspect it’s because most wised up and bring their own leaving more room on the campground Wi-Fi . I don’t ever use it other than a quick check , not as secure. Almost all the campgrounds have limits in the check in material on streaming. At least the many we visited this summer. At least that’s our experience ( which is what you asked ) .
jorbill2or 08/27/22 03:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Streaming and Blackouts

The sports channel we watch every night carries Rays games home and away all season. Except this game tonight - or maybe one or two other nights. But, if I understand these answers ... Apple+ bought one single game to display on it's service and blacked it out at home unless you buy Apple+ app at $4.99 a monty - for that one game. I know, it gets other things too, but in this case, it only bought one game and 'forces' us to pay for its service for that one game. I know, it gives seven days free as an enticement, but I tried that, and it wants me to sign up for the service first, so you get five weeks for a four weeks fee. Big Deal. Then you can cancel, but who wants to try any cancellation on a phone tree in this day and age. Personally, I'd just miss the game, but refuse be forced into buying any service I would not normally buy anyway. We already pay for three services now, so that will suffice. So, thanks for the info guys ... Blame the team and the league. Evidently They sold all the Friday night games to appletv exclusively. Apple also bought all World soccer if I remember correctly as I rarely watch baseball or soccer .. . This is the way of the future as teams look for ways to make more money that over the air tv won’t pay. They put the games up for bid No different than Espn. Via your cable, part of your fee is for espn ……. apple paid more than espn fox etc. yes it makes it a pita
jorbill2or 08/27/22 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: Streaming and Blackouts

I did a quick search and it appears apple bought the rights to Friday night baseball “ broadcast” . Right now it appears as free on the app. As I said prior the app is not exclusive to the apple phone. Appletv+ is separate.
jorbill2or 08/27/22 05:53am Technology Corner
RE: Streaming and Blackouts

Plus the “Apple TV “ app isn’t just to play for your phone. It can be on any smart tv. It’s a steaming service, like Netflix. Roku, firetv , androidtv, etc all have the appletv app. Most home games in most sports are blacked out around the actual game location on non paying tv , aren’t they? Most teams require it so attendance at the game isn’t harmed. It’s always been that way hasn’t it? I would bet appletv bought the rights to the game and your cable company doesn’t have them.
jorbill2or 08/27/22 02:15am Technology Corner
RE: Tire pressures

TPMS systems allow you to see real time pressures causing paranoia. Your tires have always gained pressure as you drove and you heated them up. Entirely normal. Mine have gone up 20 psi or more on the gauge. Unless you see a single tire increasing dramatically due to under inflation , friction heat from a mis adjusted brake or bearing failure , leave it alone . End of story.
jorbill2or 07/10/22 09:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: phone-based GPS

Aren’t they just saying that rather than have a built in gps and program that will become obsolete they have you use your cellphones gps and app programming do the navigation and display it on the car screen. More and more cars are just providing a smart terminal that connects to the phone for music gps etc, without any built in programming. That allows you Replace the phone and get new capabilities. Also you can select the gps app you want and trust not the one built in. I can’t imagine any phone that would be disconnected from the internet for an entire days drive or not have the capacity to download it all. But I guess a few carriers or cell phone are still like that.
jorbill2or 04/30/22 09:55am Technology Corner
RE: Diamond Shield

If it has mold / stuff growing under it ( normally what happens ) it isn’t cleaned it must be removed . It’s not easy. I paid a detailer to remove mine .. 800 bucks additional while I was having a wash wax and wheel polish done. The removal took 3 guys working together with wallpaper steamers , plastic razor blades … a pack of 100 all over the ground .. and a solution of their own … and lots of towels etc several hours For an idea what your in for Google ugly shield in Tampa .. they do in house removal snd also sell solutions for do it yourself. I didn’t use them but their info is accurate last I looked There are other solutions .. good luck. If your “just” cleaning a perfect new shield I used 303 protectant.. but of course it didn’t stop the ugly progression. I’m not a fan of shields and will just budget a repaint if I need it in 6-7 years .. but that’s just me others swear by the shield
jorbill2or 04/27/22 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: catalytic converter stolen

You don’t have auto/rv insurance ? That’s what insurance is for and that would be a covered expense in comprehensive. Why have insurance if you don’t let it cover the large expenses?
jorbill2or 04/23/22 04:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly or not?

I had no sway issues ever. Other than an extra piece of equipment it was fine. I would rather pull 4 down but would consider going back to the dolly if my old cheap toad died.
jorbill2or 04/17/22 06:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dish network internet

From my experience your address of record dictates who they partner with. Right now Satellite is your absolute last choice until star link becomes mobile friendly. There are early adopters but there are issues. KISS … over the past 6 years we have 2 hotspots ( Verizon &ATT ) and used dish for tv ( flex plan changing service address as we go ) but now in the last year only stream via internet .. ( youtubetv). I can’t remember the last time no cellular was an issue.
jorbill2or 03/30/22 02:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish network internet

Dish partners with a landline provider . They do not provide their own service.
jorbill2or 03/29/22 10:39am Technology Corner
RE: ATT MIFI

I wasn’t confusing anything . I wasn’t talking about my booster which I rarely use. I’m not new at this. I was discussing the raw signal the phone or hotspot recieves. As I already stated I bought a booster years ago when I started this and rarely use it. The hotspot with , maybe a mimo antenna is in 95% of my uses enough. The op was considering a 400$ booster i merely suggest they may not need it. I don’t think they are looking for an engineering class on why ??
jorbill2or 03/14/22 05:26pm Technology Corner
RE: ATT MIFI

In 6 years of full timing all over the country …. DW needs zoom calling every day for her contract work. the powered booster has been more problem than solution. ( but it has made impossible possible a few times ) sorry but with 6 years real use I must disagree with signal strength ( bars). I’ve had 2 bars and got fantastic service and full and lousy. I have Verizon and att hotspots and most times “bars” isn’t what I look at before deciding which to use.
jorbill2or 03/14/22 03:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Weigh Station ??

Good reading Drove truck in Oregon and Washington , knew several scalemasters .. Washington doesn’t want your rv in the scale. Unless an officer pulls you in for a violation. I think this is common and in all the years I’ve done this across the country I’ve never seen anyone targeted other than rv’s that are being transported ( commercial operators). Yes if your moving the rv for hire it’s a commercial move. If you have big stickers on the front and back hawking your web site or blog .. you could be commercial . Read the article, make up your own mind. Years of rving across the country and I’ve never had a problem driving right on by. I have however been a trucker on my cb listening to the talk when some confused rver pulls through. Good times clear as mud but I’ll drive right on by.
jorbill2or 03/02/22 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weigh Station ??

Weigh stations are for commercial vehicles.I’ll agree some states poorly word their signs . If you are for profit or a racer in California with paid sponsor stickers all over you are “ maybe” a target. California loves to target racers . Note … Commercial vehicles have their paid load ratings on the side of the cab. Do you? And their IFTA number that’s all they are interested in . If you as Joe rver pull in you will be hurried through as they don’t want you there and have no interest or knowledge of your truck or Rv’s ratings. Now if your pulling a house that’s dragging the ground and a officer pulls you over that’s a different matter. Otherwise stay out of the weigh stations! As a side note if your pulling a water craft you may have to go in for an inspection at some weigh stations. You did clean the hill .. right? 40 years a commercial truck driver .. if you have a cab you’ll hear them all laughing and making fun of you. Just saying
jorbill2or 02/26/22 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
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