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RE: 16% Road incline!

PA 487 between Ricketts Glen State Park & Red Rock, PA includes a 2 mile 18% grade. height=480
vermilye 06/14/21 04:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

I suspect Spectrum is doing something similar with their cable data service. If I'm using my phone to listen to an on line radio station, as I walk down my rural street, and I go by my neighbor's houses, the phone switches to WiFi. As I hit empty spaces between homes, it switches to cell service, then as I hit the next home, back to WiFi. Since there is no data limits with Spectrum it doesn't cost anyone anything, but I do wonder how it works since I never signed up to provide WiFi to others. Am I imagining this?
vermilye 06/10/21 10:29am Technology Corner
RE: Soft start for ac

Another advantage of the Micro Air Easy Start is it eliminates the "thump" when the compressor starts. Even if you are plugged into a pedestal, that makes sleeping a bit more comfortable.
vermilye 06/10/21 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: changing to digital bluetooth thermostat, furnace only

You might want to check on the Dometic Bluetooth thermostat. My dealer cancelled an order last winter because it was discontinued. I went with the Micro Air unit since I have both a furnace & AC. My thermostat only has one sense wire going to a control box mounted in the AC. That box switched both the AC & the furnace. You might need to add the control unit even if you are only going to run just a furnace. Call Hutch Mountain (MicroAir) and ask if they have a solution...
vermilye 06/09/21 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: The Bowlus is Back

I met a couple in TN that had one just a couple days old. Interesting tongue jack support... Not my cup of tea, but if you can afford it & live in it, why not? Bowlus Endless Highways (Starts at $225,000.00) width=640 Interior width=640
vermilye 06/05/21 01:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

You really need to check with the local authorities or campground host. When I stayed at a Texas state park during a fire ban, they didn't even allow outdoor propane stoves, let alone fire pits.
vermilye 06/04/21 09:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV 12V Smart WiFi Thermostat

I'm using a Micro Air sold by Hutch Mountain. Both Bluetooth & WiFi. Check their website for the correct version for your AC / Furnace.
vermilye 06/03/21 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Streak remover

You can get LA's Totally Awesome Oxygen Orange Cleaner at Dollar Tree or, for more, at Amazon. Great for streaks, however it does remove wax.
vermilye 05/30/21 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Lubricant for stabilizers

I use spray bicycle chain lube.
vermilye 05/21/21 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Budget temp sensors (data storing)

They are not "budget", but I've had years of success, both refrigerator & freezer with Sensor Push. Read from phone over Bluetooth & keeps a log. High & low alarms.
vermilye 05/06/21 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Garmin RV GPS

Both the 8" 890 & the 10" 1090 are Android tablets modified by Garmin. They have a built in browser, and can be updated over WiFi (you do not need a computer to update software or maps). I agree with agesilaus - the 890 is the best Garmin I've had. The large screen shows far more off track information than the typical Garmin - reminds me of the old Street Atlas.
vermilye 05/05/21 02:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

I replaced the jumper used to change between lead acid & lithium with a single pole, double throw switch. When in the lithium position, the converter produces 14.6V, fine for charging, but too high for float. My PD converter does not drop the voltage from 14.6V even after a full day of charging. I can use the switch to change back to lead acid and the Charge Wizard to switch to 13.2V for float after the lithium batteries are full and balanced. When in the lithium position, the Charge Wizard does not change the voltage from 14.6V.
vermilye 05/02/21 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Along I-84 in Southern Idaho

Near Craters of the Moon is the EBR-1 Museum, the world's first atomic power plant. Along with a walk through the building, check out the two "atomic aircraft engines" outside. Here is a link to some photos from my last visit. One of the aircraft engines: width=640
vermilye 04/29/21 09:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chickasaw State Park

Anyone recently stayed at the Chickasaw State Park campground in Henderson, Tennessee? I called the park office today and asked about wifi, and was told it was sketchy. I was told cell signals are just as bad. I asked if there was tv reception and the person said they really didn't know. Any info would be appreciated! Safe travels everyone. My notes from an April, 2016 stay in site 33: "I do have good 4G LTE Verizon coverage as well as a usable AT&T signal and 2 NPR stations - one News & one Music, so things are good in the communications area." Can't help with TV - I don't carry one.
vermilye 04/29/21 09:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Streets & Trips Replacement

I also found the Delorme Street Atlas the best mapping/routing software available & will never forgive Garmin for eliminating it. That said, I have to admit that the Garmin 890 provides some of the attributes that I liked about Street Atlas. The large screen shows far more of the surrounding streets, etc than the typical small Garmin display. Of course you still need to use the horrible Basecamp software for trip planning. While awfully expensive, has anyone seen Maptitude ? It has been described as the best replacement for Streets & Trips or Street Atlas. No way I'm going to spend $700.00 to find out...
vermilye 04/26/21 08:47am Technology Corner
RE: El Paso, TX

If an hour away is close enough, your rig would fit most of the sites at Pancho Villa State Park in NM.
vermilye 04/26/21 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Basics of Lithium conversion... I'm lost! This thread shows how to install warming pads and a thermostat controller for LiFePo4 batteries. Mine is shown on page 5 for my Class B. Works great.A number of manufacturers are now producing models that have heaters built into the battery. Moving the heater close to the individual cells reduces the amount of power necessary to heat them during charging.
vermilye 04/26/21 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Victron batter monitor

If you don't want to make up a wire & fuse yourself, you could purchase a temperature sensor which includes the fused +12V connection as well as giving the 712 battery temperature info. Victron Battery Temperature Sensor
vermilye 04/24/21 09:32am Technology Corner
RE: Some questions on using solar.

Solar works fine for me. While I carry a small (900/700 watt) generator to top off the batteries, I have never needed it in the last 11 years. I have a pair off 160 watt panels on the roof & carry a 160 watt portable panel. Have gone as long as 91 days in a row without hookups. I generally spend the winter in Arizona's Long Time Visitor Areas dry camping. While no shade on the rooftop panels, during summers I often camp under trees & use the portable panel for most of the charging. For most of the time I relied on a pair of 6V, 232 amp hour batteries, however two years ago I switched to a pair of 100 amp hour Battleborn lithium batteries. This year I added a third lithium battery. I typically use 50 - 60 amp hours per day.
vermilye 04/21/21 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: New River Gorge bridge rv pks?

Not a modern campground (electric only with off site water, bathrooms with showers & washer/dryers) but Babcock State Park is a bit down the road. It has a beautiful grist mill - Glade Creek Grist Mill in the park, a couple miles from the campground. Do not attempt to haul your trailer to the mill. Good for a day trip from the gorge area.More Photos width=640
vermilye 04/17/21 09:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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