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RE: .Options for Highspeed Internet Anywhere (Data Intensive)

Unless you are planning on staying in cities with 5G service, it isn't going to happen. While there are some areas where 4G LTE service meets your requirements, as you move into rural areas, your speeds are going to drop below 50 / 10. As to choices, while there are satellite services that could meet your requirements, they are not mobile, and very expensive. There are satellite based systems currently being developed that will work, but they are years away. You will pretty much need to stick with cell service & its limitations for the near future. In my case I don't require the data speed & volume you are asking for, but carry both an AT&T & Verizon cellular modem (Jetpack) and have generally had 6-8 MB down & 2-4 MB up when I had a connection. I've only had a few locations where neither provider lacked coverage (Big Bend NP in Texas, Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain NP to mention 2). I do carry a cell amplifier for the fringe areas. I'm currently sitting in my house in Upstate NY just outside a small town of 10,000. Not quite rural, but not near a large city. AT&T shows 23.3Mb down, 1.3Mb up, while Verizon is 9.3Mb down & .8Mb up. Both show fairly low signal strength.
vermilye 09/29/19 09:14am Technology Corner
RE: New truck intrest rates

It also depends on the particular truck, year & model. I'm paying 2.49% on a 2018 F 150 purchased July, 18 through my credit union. Dealer got down to 3.2% after some discussion...
vermilye 09/28/19 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US Border agent gave my passport to.....??

You were fortunate that you stayed closed to border and your passport was returned the next day. Otherwise it would likely been a PIA and cost you money to replace the passport.The last time I entered Canada at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, they had RVs pull into a separate parking area. After a 20 minute wait, one individual collected passports from 3 different vehicles, took them into the building to process, then came out 5 minutes later & returned them. A mistake would be fairly easy...
vermilye 09/26/19 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: lobsters in Maine

If you stay at Lamoine State Park, you can have live or steamed lobsters delivered to your site. width=640
vermilye 09/25/19 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Viair Portable Compressor uses

While I prefer a compressor (oilless) with a large tank, the Viair compressors can be used if you use a fitting to attach it to the water system. Let the pressure build to 30 - 40 pounds with the water faucets closed, then open. Repeat moving down the water lines, and do it once or twice. Not as fast or easy as a tank compressor, but it works.
vermilye 09/18/19 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: NEC 2020 & Receptacles

I believe the NEC should revisit Article 547 for agricultural buildings and Article 551 for RVs and RV parks to address valid shock hazard concerns and consider increasing GFCI protection to 50 amps.I'm not sure how this statement in the article for future considerations apply to a home RV plug. After the new regulations in 2020 go into effect you have an electrician install a 30A or 50A plug in your home for your RV. Is he required to use a GFCI or not? I suspect he will be because homes are now required to have GFCIs and of course who knows what a homeowner might plug into their "RV plug". For example I have a 30A extension cord that I can plug into my 50A RV pedestal (with adapter) to have less voltage drop for using back yard tools. My otherwise outside GFCI plugs are on a 15A GFCI with very long length and 14 gauge wire. ie The very last one located in the garage won't allow my saw to cut hot butter. And it's 100% to code. I've been able to use my garden tools on my GFCI circuit and it's becoming mute for me as I slowly switch to battery operated tools. That will leave my smoker BBQ which only draws a few amps and some Christmas lights. And yes those lights trip the GFCI when it rains but the protection is there. The exception for RV parks is in their section of the code - it does not apply to a home receptacle, whether designated for an RV or not.
vermilye 09/10/19 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: NEC 2020 & Receptacles

Yea, the campgrounds are holding off as long as possible, although I found a couple of Missouri state parks that had GFCIs on their 30 amp pedestal receptacles. It does look like when the local authority accepts the 2020 code, home 30 & 50 amp receptacles will need GFCIs, and they probably will start appearing in campgrounds in the future. It would be good to check your RV to insure that it will connect to a GFCI without problems.
vermilye 09/10/19 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Grand Canyon Early April

I hit 3" of snow on the roads in the park on May 18th. At the Desert View campground (the south side of the canyon), I was in a small trailer - better than the couple next to me that were under a tarp stretched between their two motorcycles!
vermilye 09/10/19 09:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Parks near Crater Lake National Park

We stayed at Collier Memorial State Park near Chiloquin, OR about 35 miles from Crater Lake and found it very convenient and a very nice place to stay. Pictures of our site and what we did are available on our blog. I've stayed in both Farewell Bend & Collier Memorial State Park. Collier has a great logging museum. My favorite campground in the area (well two hours away) is Susan Creek Campground. No hookups, but water and restrooms with hot showers. It is on OR 138 at milepost 28. Highway 138 has a bunch of beautiful waterfalls that are short hikes off the road: width=640
vermilye 09/10/19 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
NEC 2020 & Receptacles

For those considering installing a 30 or 50 amp receptacle at home for their RV's, you might check out the changes the 2020 NEC has instituted. Looks like GFCI's will be required on all outdoor receptacles. NEC Increased GFCI Protection
vermilye 09/10/19 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Best Solvent To Remove RV Window & Roof Caulk?

For ProFlex, a plastic scraper (to avoid damaging the surface) for as much as possible, acetone for the remainder. Be careful - acetone is highly flammable!
vermilye 09/10/19 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

Check polarity of 30 amp outlet against 15 amp outlet, e.g. "hot wire to hot wire" should show zero voltage. If it shows 120v they are wired reverse from each other and one of them should be changed. Triple check the bonding plug. This only makes sense if both: 1. 30 amp and 15 amp have reversed polarity from each other and 2. something in your RV has a neutral/ground short The reason this would explain the problem is the RV's neutral/ground short puts one leg of power on the ground wire (the leg that is hot on the other outlet). The bonding plug puts the other leg on the ground wire. That is a dead short between the two legs through the ground wire. Thanks.. The plug is correct and I’m just surprised that a breaker wouldn’t have tripped somewhere... Certainly could be something wired wrong...I doubt it from Honda it’s more likely that I’m wired wrong.... when I get home I’ll do some further inspection... Bobbo pointed out a likely reason. Since the Honda (and many other brands) don't bond the neutral, in theory there is no hot or neutral. Because of that, there is no need to carry the same polarity between the 15 amp & 30 amp connectors, and if it makes it easier/cheaper to "reverse the polarity" they do. A couple of threads here & on other forums noted the discovery of reversals between the two connectors.
vermilye 09/06/19 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite LTVA

It is still a bit warm at the LTVA for me this time of year, but will be there in November for the winter.
vermilye 09/05/19 01:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

Even if your SIM is locked just unlock it. See this post for step by step instructions. DaveDoes this process still work? Has anyone done it recently?I got the PUK codes (both of them) from an AT&T rep (over the phone) 2 days ago. Moved the SIM to a Nighthawk, went through the procedure to lock up the SIM, used the PUK code to unlock it & put in my own code. The Nighthawk is a big improvement over the Mobley, although I'll keep the Mobley in a drawer just in case... Another excellent tutorial on the problem & process is at the Technomedia site: Mobley Locked
vermilye 09/01/19 09:17am Technology Corner
RE: Can you run a 220v A/C unit off a 50 amp service?

While you may need to change the panel or add a sub panel, 240V is available in any normal 50 amp RV service. The biggest problem from my point of view is that you won't be able to run the AC when connected to a 30 amp site using an adapter. The site wiring that wa8yxm mentioned is rare, but would also present the same problem as using a 30 amp adapter. You need the two legs of 120V, not one leg doubled to get 240V...
vermilye 08/30/19 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: Gulf states and hurricanes?

The last time I was caught in a hurricane was on Nantucket Island off the coast of MA. You never know where they are going to hit, so just keep an eye on the weather, and be prepared to move if necessary.
vermilye 08/25/19 09:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: inverter power cables cca or ofc

What type of power cables can be used for battery connections to 1500 watt inverter? CCA or OFC I use welding cable. I attach my own ends with a hydraulic crimper but most welding stores will attach lugs for you. Welding cable is much easier to run, nice thick insulation very fine stranded wire so it is easy to route. you can get colors but I just get black and then attach red shrink wrap on the ends. Compare 4/0 welding cable to std variety 4/0 battery cable. you'll immediately see the advantage to welding cable. For my 1000W inverter I use 4/0 welding cable. what thickness should be used for about 10-15 feet run for a 1500 watt inverter? I know it should be as close as possible to batteries but just for convenience, hoping to put further away with a thicker wire if possible. I keep my 3000 watt inverter about 2 feet from battery bank (not wet cell), and I use 4/0 welding cable as mentioned. That will be tough to run 15 feet as you want, I'd look at a way to get it closer and the if needed run 120 AC from there (much easier). Anything less than 4/0 and I don't think you'll like the voltage drop, unless you're keeping the draw to something other than microwave/coffee maker/etc. Anyone know the largest size wire a Go Power 1500 watt inverter can take? My GoPower GP-HS1500 is designed to use lugs (3/8" Ring) for the connections. 2/0 crimped lugs needed to be shaved a bit on the sides to fit into the space for the bolts. Cables from GeunineDealZ...
vermilye 08/20/19 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: RV sales are slipping

Sales of RVs are slipping: newsMore room in the campgrounds for the rest of us?
vermilye 08/19/19 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery or no battery????????

If you have electric brakes, the trailer battery powers them when you trip the breakaway switch.
vermilye 08/19/19 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: neat little solar light

I use them to chase away the pack rats. Don't know if they really work, but so far I haven't had a problem with them, and prefer that to a lamp that is on all night.
vermilye 08/13/19 06:16pm General RVing Issues
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