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RE: New wireless provider??

I would have one of each V and TOr combine them and add a wedge of lime snd some ice. :B Dave
magicbus 09/26/21 03:34am Technology Corner
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

This well-beaten dead horse will no doubt garner many responses, but thanks for reminding me that I meant to disconnect the LED outside light on the driver’s side because I discovered it likes to turn itself on automatically at times (thanks to computer controlled lighting systems). As with my light, which I didn’t notice until walking the dogs in the dark because the light shines away from our coach, maybe they simply forgot to turn it off, as opposed to people who string lights around and under their RV and light them up. Dave
magicbus 09/26/21 03:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Does Consumer Cellular include a hot spot?

Thanks everyone for the information. I’ve been so busy working out retirement details I forgot I had actually posted this instead of having it rattling around in my head! Dave
magicbus 09/23/21 03:39am Technology Corner
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

LED Headlamp. The kind that has elastic to fit on your head. Preferably with a tiltable lamp and one that can also provide a night vision red illumination. Mine sits on top of my tool bag when we travel. Dave
magicbus 09/20/21 03:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ruined manual transmissions

So I guess everyone should have said no and you would be happy. Instead you feel the need to toss insults. When no transfer case is involved It all depends on the design of the transmission. If the output shaft is on the bottom the transmission will be okay because it is lubricated by being bathed in oil. If the output is on top and the input on the bottom you stand a chance of damage because the lower input shaft is not turning and providing oil on the output shaft which is being driven by the wheels. In the end it does not matter if someone reported they personally had a manual transmission fail while towing because it depends on the design and therefore the make and model of the vehicle being towed. Dave
magicbus 09/15/21 01:42pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Where is everybody?

The typical lull while enjoying the last of summer before heading to warmer places. Dave
magicbus 09/09/21 06:12am Snowbirds
RE: RV surveyors

I flew to Atlanta to buy my Country Coach and when I sold it a buyer flew from California to Philadelphia then drove 90 miles to get my coach. Happens all the time. To the OP’s question, there is no such thing as a licensed surveyor as there are in the boating world. Probably because the prices are much less than boats. Dave
magicbus 09/05/21 06:19pm General RVing Issues
Does Consumer Cellular include a hot spot?

I’m in the process of retiring… seems like it would be easier to keep working! AARP made me aware of Consumer Cellular and it to seems like a good deal. We need AT&T towers because it’s all that works at home, but we also need hotspots on our phones. Does Consumer Cellular include hit spots? Dave
magicbus 08/31/21 04:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Why no ignitor on RV stove?

Are you sure you don’t push one of the knobs down to activate the igniter? One of them would have a little lightening bolt on it. Dave
magicbus 08/30/21 03:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

I would guess that these will be a bit more expensive than the classic 120V/propane options. . I posed this question earlier. I couldn’t see a noticeable price difference between the 3-way and 2-way models so I would get the 3-way so I have the option of 12V in case I ever needed it. BTW, I am “uncomfortable” traveling with a trailer even though it is designed for doing that. Doesn’t mean there is an issue with trailers, just personal preference, which is why I have always had a motor home. Dave
magicbus 08/28/21 03:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Absorption fridge 2 way vs 3 way

Is there a substantial cost difference between 2 and 3-way? I use 12V for travel, propane for boondocking and 120 when plugged in. If I didn't prefer to travel without a flame I just wouldn't use 12V and not worry I had a 3-way. Dave
magicbus 08/26/21 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Help understand what's going on with emails

Agreed. Looks like a photo, possibly with a link, that your email carrier has decided is spam and has rendered it innocuous. Dave
magicbus 08/09/21 04:19pm Technology Corner
RE: DIRECTV Real or Not

this is email address it came from.. [email protected] Coincidentally I was the lead architect and development lead for the upgrade of AT&T’s internal email system. That was in the 90’s but we never used and this is the first time I’ve seen it. Not saying it’s fake, just use caution in case someone has obtained a mailing list. Dave
magicbus 08/07/21 04:35pm Technology Corner
RE: DIRECTV Real or Not

Direct TV is now ATT. Email should be showing ATT and not Direct TV! Scam! As if this past week this is no longer true. AT&T has spun off Directv and now it is its own entity. Dave
magicbus 08/07/21 01:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Vanlifers are parting ways with their vans after Covid

… snip… Personally, Covid (and my lack of building a true "kitchen" in my van) made me sell my own conversion, and then pick up a used truck camper for our limited travels. I feel a lot better about having a $3500 camper sitting doing nothing, than a very expensive van.Good point, but if I had a $3500 truck camper sitting doing nothing I’d need a $35,0000 truck doing nothing next to it :B. Dave
magicbus 08/05/21 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vanlifers are parting ways with their vans after Covid

Yeah but don’t expect prices to drop for a while. When we moved to a Class B 3 years ago my wife said “Maybe we can use the Explorer and hotels”. Now, if we plan to leave home for a night it’s “I’ll get a reservation for the van on the boat (to the mainland)”. I think a lot of Class B owners realize that it’s the only way to travel, regardless of Covid. Dave
magicbus 08/04/21 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Setting up a TOAD

Oddly enough not everyone is able to do this themselves. Forget the dealer, most small auto repair shops will do this for less than half the price. Dave
magicbus 08/01/21 06:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: USB head question

I think the OP wants to avoid a new adapter just because the plug is worn out. I would think he could look in a drawer for any vintage USB cable and cut it and splice it onto his old one. Cover it with a little shrink wrap and it'll be good to go. This link has a nice explanation of the different USB types. Dave
magicbus 07/30/21 06:57am Technology Corner
RE: What Did You Do To Your Class B Today ?

Started it up for a few minutes. I need to drive it around soon.Just said to my wife this morning... this Sunday we need to take the dogs for a walk somewhere to run the Sprinter. Dave
magicbus 07/30/21 06:51am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Providing my own WiFi

way2roll, Have you found a stand alone device with an unlimited Data plan? That's what stops me.Sure… it’s called Mobley, but you can’t get it anymore. But for those who have still have the plan it’s great while it lasts. Dave
magicbus 07/27/21 05:14pm Technology Corner
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