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RE: Cellular Hotspot

people that were smart enough to get the unlimited plans... awesome. We're limited to 10G hotspot per phone, or a slow down that is unworkable. Unlimited streaming, but that can be a PITA. This allows me to set the TV to this wifi name and password, along with the android unit. Bit pricey, but it also solves my problem at the park model. Their shared access is only 5M, I tested it a couple of times very early in the morning. By 9am on a even a slow weekend, forget it, it's toast.
philh 01/19/20 09:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

My other son, also an engineer, working on radar technology, said that the technology on autonomous vehicle are way so advanced and sophisticated. They have photo-sensors (sight) and penetrating radar "reading" solid white embankments, snow or slush. Google he said is the most advanced of them and already experimenting on steering-wheel less vehicles for robo-taxis. It might come sooner than you think. That's an area I'm not as familiar with, so he could be correct. I just know the stuff that's out today, appears to be a long ways away.
philh 01/19/20 09:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Tesla problem

Ultimately car manufactures may need a camera that monitors the application of these foot pedals. Computers record the data :) Friend of mine got called into a lawsuit filed against an OEM. The computer very quietly recorded what the driver did. OEM substantially reduced their offer to the plaintiff, who accepted the new offer and closed the case.
philh 01/19/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

If anyone has ever ask an engineer to explain something to them , you will understand what I just went through, after an hour and 45 minutes of talking to a power train engineer he finally got down to the nuts and bolts and told me the transmission fluid is designed to Run at a certain temperature, he said that because the transmission shifts are controlled by solenoids, that having the fluid a certain temperature , they know what the viscosity and the flow characteristics of the fluid is ,So they can maintain optimum shift quality Two posts above you, I kind of already said that :)
philh 01/19/20 08:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

How much power does a residential fridge typically draw. Some of reported it quickly drains batteries, and others have suggested it's really not that bad.
philh 01/19/20 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: melting plug

What about smart plug cord and connectors? I know it won't fix the campground pedestal issue, but might help downstream? Here's a link to a source. Also, I've used a liquid connector "lubricant" in low voltage stuff, might it help with 120?
philh 01/19/20 08:39pm Fifth-Wheels
Cellular Hotspot

Met a full timer who was using OTR Mobile Hot Spot Link. This last trip provided challenges as I was reaching my limit of hotspot on my phone, too many parks wifi is less than desirable, and the constant switching of source for TV and android was getting old. While I haven't used it camping, I have used it around the house, and went someplace today with my computer, and took the hotspot. Worked like a champ. It's not cheap at $60 per month, but it works well, and the speed is decent. I have 3 out of 5 bars, and speednet checked out at 40mbps
philh 01/18/20 06:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I'm not convinced autonomous is anywhere ready for real world. Today's snow storm was an excellent example. When there were "lanes" it was more or less two tracks. Blind spot monitors were blinded by built up snow and on sending alerts when changing lanes. Backing up, sensors indicated obstructions. And that's not even getting into what happens if you wander into a section of slush that suddenly starts pulling the car over to one side.
philh 01/18/20 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

My mom had a battery that was about 10 years old. She had AAA and told them to bring a battery out when they came to start her car. Oh no, we'll get your van started. She said no bring a battery, this one has failed. Long story short, they came out, discovered the battery post had come off the battery, which she already new :)
philh 01/18/20 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Seems very odd that a more modern trans isn't staying anywhere near as cool. It's performing exactly as it's designed to do. Colder trans fluids = less efficiency. Constant trans temperature, means the calibration engineers can more better {sic} plan the shifts, clutch schedules, and expect consistent operation out of the valve body. Trans fluid is blocked from going through the cooling circuit until it reaches the expected operating temperature.
philh 01/18/20 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

bigger truck is obviously better. I was really surprised at how much of a difference "E" tires made on my F150.
philh 01/18/20 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Tesla problem

You may be on to something. Changing basic driver controls should be approached with caution and only with significant study. Muscle memory is tough to reprogram, especially under a stressful situation where humans go back to basics. Exactly, they were pushing on the brake to stop the car... except it wasn't the brake.
philh 01/18/20 05:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Tesla problem

Too funny. Can you imagine if there was a thread started every time a GM or Ford has a problem. Lol. :) I agree.
philh 01/18/20 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

DSDP Don, I have to think if a 40 or more gallon black tank only lasts 2.5 days, you need to cut down on the beer. ?? I was thinking something similar. For two of us, 33 gallons is about 5 days.
philh 01/18/20 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains

I can tell you the county road where trailers are limited to 30' is a most interesting and beautiful drive... 15mph switchbacks can be fun :) Good thing I was in no hurry, kept the stress level way down. Not recommended for a beginner towing at max capacity tho.
philh 01/18/20 05:22pm Beginning RVing
RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

Yes, as said above you need to disconnect the batteries when you leave to head home. Not a good idea disconnecting until you get home. You need the battery connected for the break away switch while towing. Depends on how it's wired. On mine, the breakaway switch is wired directly to the battery.
philh 01/17/20 09:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Zoning Law

call them No, for two reasons, 1st you're unlikely to get a correct answer. 2nd, they are now alerted to what you might do. As said above, better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
philh 01/16/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

campstove, as it has awesome attachments like the griddle, grill, etc
philh 01/16/20 08:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

But regulators are still hesitant. Human are funny as we can tolerate fatal error made by our own. But for machines, it has to be more than perfect. Boeing might be having an issue or two with machine control :(
philh 01/15/20 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Design vs Mini Winnie plus?

have you shopped dealers? I found several thousand dollars in difference from one dealer to another on an even smaller TT.
philh 01/15/20 10:02am Travel Trailers
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