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RE: Laptop battery stored in a cold car...?

No need to remove battery. Many have been well below 0* F, including mine. If it makes you feel better, then remove it. Ive flown many times with laptops/electronics, including Denver. Never an issue off, on, or whatever.
srt20 10/25/21 03:51pm Technology Corner
RE: iPad for Gaia maps?

Thinking of switching to a Gaia maps on an iPad for primary use in the RV. I am tired of the clumsy nav system that came from the factory. I'll also use it for ATVing and Jeeping. iPhone is not an option since maps app only works where there is a signal. I know that an iPhone can run Gaia maps but the screen is too small. I've done some research already. I know the iPad has to be cellular enabled with the internal GPS to use where there is no cell signal. Don't want to spend big bucks on an iPad just for Gaia maps. Also don't want a huge screen since I'll use it in the UTV. An older/refurb iPad is ok since it will only be used for Gaia maps. Suggestions? It works the same whether its iPhone or iPad. You can download "sections" for offline use, just like most other options. And to be honest, it works better in offline mode than online when signal gets iffy. I only use Gaia for off road adventures. I find google or apple are better for me for on road directions.
srt20 10/07/21 10:53am Technology Corner
RE: LOCAST Receives Unfavorable Court Rulling

Its all about greed! Yet they wonder why so many ppl cut the cord and find "other free ways" of watching tv, sports, movies, etc.....
srt20 09/01/21 02:07pm Technology Corner
RE: WiFi Camera always late to the action

We use Blink, an amazon owned deal I think. Works well, micro SD slot for storage. Sends alert to phone, etc. Cheap. 3 cameras and module for well under $200 ( I dont recall exact price, amazon stuff is on sale every other day). We live in sticks and have slow internet at home (20mbps is max). Im happy with the Blink setup. Of course Amazon would prefer you buy the storage plan from them through their cloud, but I prefer using my own card.
srt20 08/24/21 05:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Carlinkit wireless Apple car play adaptor

FYI, make sure the bluetooth from phone to car itself is forgotten. Otherwise the car bt will override the adapter bt. I dont have one, but have checked into them a bunch. Lots of ppl like them, but they can be somewhat PIA to figure out.
srt20 08/19/21 06:31am Technology Corner
RE: 12v coolers

We have a ICECO VL45. Works great. I too got sick of ice melting and making everything soggy. We use it in our Jeep when road tripping. Cools to 0*F. Uses 42 watts while running. I leave it in Jeep 24/7 running while on road trip. Has low voltage protection setting to save battery if wanted. Uses Danfoss compressor as do the larger ICECO sizes. They go on sale every so often. Got mine on amazon for $413. And I cannot stress enough how much better it is than a cooler. I have Yeti's, Rtic's, generics of those brands, and they all suck. An ICECO is close to the same $$$ as a Yeti and so much better.
srt20 07/08/21 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody Using iPad as a Laptop Replacement?

WHY WHY WHY ???? did you post this?? I am now looking at iPads :S JimR Apple announced the spring event is april 20th. Most likely new iPads. Which means current ones will be reduced in price....
srt20 04/14/21 08:37am Technology Corner
RE: Anybody Using iPad as a Laptop Replacement?

Thanks for the replies. My trustyToshiba laptop is still going strong, although it’s 11+ years old, but I want to be proactive and have a device ready if it dies on me suddenly.. I’m online quite a bit and, being somewhat of an experimenter, I’d like to try working with IOS. I don't do anything intensive, just web surfing, emailing, banking, etc. I was recently going to try a Chromebook, but now my interest has turned to the iPad since I already own one. You'll be fine. Wife does all that and more on her phone.
srt20 04/11/21 09:22am Technology Corner
RE: New Dually - Need Hitch, Toolbox, Rolling Cover Advice

Just picked up the new TV yesterday -- 2021 RAM 3500 Big Horn Crew Cab Long Box, Dually. Need advice on getting it ready for the Fiver (2021 Jayco Eagle 336 FBOX -- Dry Pin 2,215 lbs. GRWR 13,750 lbs.) Hitch -- Hearing B&W a lot. TV has the factory prep four puck system. Toolbox -- TV has the 50 gal fuel tank so I'm not really interested in the Transfer Flow type combo fuel and tool box. Just a locking toolbox. Rolling Cover -- Heard from another truck owner that he liked the Revolver X4. Also, the RAM had 19 miles on it when I bought it yesterday. Truck dealer said no break in needed before towing. (HUH??) Was reading the owner's manual last night and p. 241 says, "Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles" to avoid damage. Picking up Fiver mid April, so I'm driving the RAM 40+ miles a day to get to the 500. Appreciated all the advice and input when I had posted about advice for TV a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure I'll get more good input again. And, yes, I will post pics, ect. when everything is complete. I have a Revolver. Its a POS. Its my second Bak product and also my last. First was a folding cover that they took back because it leaked so bad on the folding seams. The Revolver plastic clip for strap broke, vinyl is coming apart, and latch is a poor design that most times takes a couple tries. All at 2 years old or less. And the rubber seams that rest on the box side look like cooked bacon and have since new. And I see this on almost all trucks that have a Revolver cover. Many people seem to like them, but either I got 2 bad ones in a row, or they are poor made.
srt20 03/30/21 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Off Roading with the 2021 Bronco

I like the innovation in the Bronco. IMO the front end will need some work for rock crawling, but maybe it will push better innovation to Jeep. That said, I think the bronco will handle easy rock crawling ok. Most people that do harder stuff modify their Jeeps from stock anyway. I think the Bronco will likely drive much better than the Wrangler on road.
srt20 03/01/21 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cell Boosting Kits Sold on Ebay

Coverage maps Looking at those maps I'd have to say that Verizon is best out west, and T-Mobile is second ATT has giant gaps. The western half of WY for example. That goes along with our experience, my wife had ATT and was often w/o coverage out west. I had it almost everywhere we went. She change to Visible which is what I have now. Out west in this case means the desert SW and mountain states excluding the left coast. That map is not very accurate. I have Verizon and my bud has ATT and he had better service in western WY than I did. And it was fairly significant. We haven't been all over the west, but no place did he have worse service than me.
srt20 02/21/21 09:41am Technology Corner
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