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Laptop Docking station without USB-C?

I have a Dell laptop that I'd like to connect 2 monitors too. Currently I can use the laptops screen plus 1 monitor. I'd rather have two larger monitors and keep the laptop closed. It is a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 which does not have a USB-C connector that many docking stations use. Is there a decent docking station that uses USB3?
mileshuff 04/29/21 03:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Holding tanks

So they are not all plumbed together? I too have three tanks in similar configuration as yours (1 grey rear of trailer, 1 grey, 1 black near front) but they are all plumbed to a single dump connection in the center of the trailer. You got luck, or smart. What rig? I have a 2014 Winnebago Lite Five 26FWRKS. Best trailer I've ever owned.
mileshuff 04/26/21 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tombstone Rv and Campground

We've always stayed at Tombstone Territories RV. Out in the desert by itself. All large pull thru spots. About $35/day although they also charge for electricity which usually adds $2 a day at most.
mileshuff 04/20/21 03:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Holding tanks

We have a rear kitchen so it has it's own grey tank with the other up front for the shower/bathroom sink. So 3 tanks to dump when it comes time and I have to pull forward about 15' to get to the third. So they are not all plumbed together? I too have three tanks in similar configuration as yours (1 grey rear of trailer, 1 grey, 1 black near front) but they are all plumbed to a single dump connection in the center of the trailer.
mileshuff 04/16/21 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

My Winnebago 5th wheel has two greys. We have a rear kitchen with the shower/bath sink on other end of the trailer. The handle for the kitchen tank is near the rear of the trailer while the handles for the other grey and black tanks are together near hose connections and main drain.
mileshuff 04/16/21 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

Guess the other part of the equation would be how we differ on TV reception. Where we live there's no OTA reception. Seems most with cable service are content with either using the cable service set-top box, or directly connecting the coax on their TV (DLNA). Here's my TV with channels, RaspberryPi mounted behind TV. https://imgur.com/5uyMCj4 This just shows some movies stored somewhere on the network. Most are recordings from HBO, Showtime and TCM (I like old movies). https://imgur.com/jAIIojv Here's an old video I made after removing copy protections from my recordings (Has since been patched) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCcBcH8CrE I cut the cord years ago. No cable. Couldn't justify the high cost cable companies charge. Just Wifi. Anything I can access or store on my laptop or NAS I can stream to TV. I do have a roof antenna for local broadcasts but don't watch them very often. I'm about 50 miles from broadcast antennas and pick up about 50 channels although most are in Spanish. I do subscribe to Netflix, Sling and Amazon Prime plus a ton of freebie channels thru Roku. Not sure what I'll do if prices go way up for those.
mileshuff 04/16/21 09:41am Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

I'm sure they do. DLNA has been around a long while. I've never viewed my setup as complicated. From Verizon ONT WAN port > Netgate SG-1100 pfsence Firewall/Router > Switch /s> Ubiquity WAP's and RPi's. That's a lot more complicated than Laptop > TV, or NAS > TV. Am able to stream anything. Am I missing something?
mileshuff 04/14/21 10:30pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

Few are. Kodi clients simply point to SMB shared folders on Debian box storing recorded tv shows/movies/music. It's so archaic it's powered down having been replaced by streaming services. Backups are what I use in van. Windows 7 and 10 have built in capabilities to stream files to most smart TV's with no special hardware. DLNA has been in Windows since XP as one method. So I never got into anything more complicated. My NAS has apps to share to most anything. Couple Apple apps on it but don't know much about those as I don't have an Apple.
mileshuff 04/13/21 06:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Rocket launch.

Difficult to plan for a launch as its rather common for the specified date to slip a few days. Much easier if you can plan to stay for several days past expected launch date.
mileshuff 04/12/21 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US 395 in California

Winds can be a problem too. Sometimes the CHP will restrict traffic because of the high cross winds. Be prepared to wait out the wind. We have often traveled this road in the Winter to ski at Mammoth and June (not towing). We did have one trip with very high winds and CHP was stopping all high profile vehicles at the south end of the sierras. Since we were not towing we were allowed thru. On the way from there to Mammoth we passed over a dozen flipped semi rigs and RV's. It was a mess. Most times winds were light and no issues. Highway is generally an easy very scenic drive. Your warning to check winds is spot on!
mileshuff 04/12/21 01:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

My tech savvy solution. At home we use HDHOMERUN Prime boxes and rent 3 cable cards (Giving us 9 tuners) from FiOS/Frontier. I'll record multiple music genres, 30hours, then later transfer them on a few SD/Thumb cards. Same with TV shows & movies. Inside RV I'm using the Raspberry Pi running Kodi, Small DHCP router with GSM slot and another HDHOMERUN Prime box without cable card. Most parks we've stayed at offer digital TV service (Clear QAM) that the HDHR Prime box converts the signal. Running PVR HDHomeRun client inside Kodi. Best part, I can run everything off solar. Not familiar with any of that for streaming. I use a Synology NAS which has APPS to handle most any files or I write my own. Rather simple but works. Currently have 1T drives in it.
mileshuff 04/07/21 08:50pm Technology Corner
Cortez, CO RV parks?

Thinking of heading to south west Colorado for a few days next month. Plan on riding the Durango/Silverton train, visiting Mesa Verde if it's open, day trip to Telluride and anything else that's in the area. Any recommendations for full hookup RV parks?
mileshuff 04/07/21 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

I have a 2007 4x4 Ram and it is the perfect height for my 2014 Winnebago fifth wheel. I do have a Superglide hitch which I believe is a bit higher than most others. If I ever replace this truck I have no idea what to do as so many point out the new 4x4 trucks are too high and I use 4wd.
mileshuff 04/02/21 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

I moved all our media to digital 10 years ago. I have a 16T server to store our media. That's all great but you have to either watch the same stuff over and over or plan in advance of what your family may want to watch while RV'ing. Is your 16T server in your RV? We never know what we're doing any given night. If we feel like a movie we'll head over to a nearest Redbox etc. and rent a DVD. If DVD's are discontinued then what? Plan ahead and buy digital copy at higher cost than renting, copy to drive if legal and possible to do so and take with us. Don't see the newer technology being superior when it comes to it's application when RV'ing.
mileshuff 03/30/21 04:51pm Technology Corner
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

full gas is in the cars base curb weight True but UVW does not. Depends on what figures are used.
mileshuff 03/29/21 09:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

which for some reason you seem all bent out of shape about. Asking a question is bent out of shape? Sheesh!! Tow whatever you want and have fun!!
mileshuff 03/29/21 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

How is the Rating higher? - you burned up payload on that diesel engine. The curb weight of my vehicle is substantially less then yours. Even the gas version of your vehicle gives you several hundred lbs more payload. Curb weight is less but the axles, diff, springs, frame are puny in comparison. All that aside, I prefer live axles over independent suspension when towing. Handles far better but that's just me. As for payload, again, that is typically split between axles. What is the rating for the rear axle alone?
mileshuff 03/29/21 11:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

How are the newer 1/2 ton trucks rated higher than my 2007 3/4 diesel? My max pin weight rating is right near 2100 lb. I have looked at the springs and diffs, axles etc on newer trucks and they are no where near as beefy as mine. So how the higher ratings?
mileshuff 03/29/21 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

I don't know how much you think I weigh dude but it ain't anywhere near 900 lbs. Me and my wife, cargo and a full tank of gas and I still over 2100 lbs of payload left. I think that guy just called my wife fat? 4 passengers at 150 lbf each is 600. 30 gallons of gas is 180. Add cargo and you're easily topping 900. If it's just 2 people then sure, it's less! As for payload that is split between both axles. Whats the max pin rating for the bed?
mileshuff 03/29/21 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

The badge on the side does not determine if you can tow a fifth wheel or not. I guarantee I can easily tow a 8000 lbs fifth wheel with my half ton and still be within all its ratings. What rating are you referring to? After occupants, cargo and gas you maybe down to 1500 payload left. But that is distributed over both axles. What is the bed payload max? What fifth wheels are 8000 lbf or less fully loaded? Thor and Rockwood make some of the lightest but both are around 8000 lbf unloaded with close to 1500+ pin weight. Of course there is always something like the Scamp 5th wheel that can easily be towed by a half ton.
mileshuff 03/28/21 08:48pm Fifth-Wheels
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