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RE: 5G cell phones, need to purchase?

I'm curious to know if our 4G cell phones are going to become obsolete, making it necessary for all of us to ditch our current phones and purchase a new one. I rarely use my phone on WiFi, I only make and receive calls. Will I still be able to do that, or is my phone permanently bricked? Don't worry, you'll be fine. I needed a new phone so I bought a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5g. I'm on AT&T and a plan with 5g costs more so I'm not switching to a 5g plan for the foreseeable future.
whjco 09/25/20 08:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Laptop Shuts Off

Is the cooling fan working? Have you tried blowing some canned air/compressed air through the cooling fins? It could be overheating.
whjco 09/12/20 09:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

That's why they are known as China bombs. You can also consider light truck tires. Whatever inflate to max when cold. If you go with trailer tires go to E rated. He says that he has 14" rims. I think that the max rating he can go to is D rated.
whjco 09/12/20 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hughes autoformers

I use both an autoformer followed by an EMS. With more and more larger units(two or three ac units) in campgrounds, voltage goes low a lot more often than people realize. I feel like I'm protected from both low and high voltage. I couldn't make a choice of one or the other. I first bought a surge suppressor but found that I needed the voltage boost so I bought an Autoformer. The Autoformer I purchased has surge suppression built into the unit. I'm just curious why you're using both the Autoformer and the EMS?
whjco 09/08/20 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hughes autoformers

I have an Autoformer and, so far, have only used it once but it worked great. The cable clamp nut inside the cabinet that is sealed by rivets came loose. I contacted the company and they immediately sent a Fed-Ex shipping label. It's been fixed and is on its way back. I found their Customer Service excellent. And the peace of mind that I won't be starving my AC compressor with low voltage.
whjco 09/08/20 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Map App for Phone...?

I use Copilot which installs the map database on the phone. Many other navigation apps depend on an internet connection so if you're in a remote area and lose cell service, you lose your navigation. Sygic Maps is another program that will also install maps on your phone.
whjco 08/31/20 08:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Generator storage for travel trailer

My 3000 watt Yamaha rides on the luggage tray on the back. However, I welded reinforcing steel on the sides of the tray and added two additional supports that bolt to the bumper next to the frame and then supports the tray at the front and rear so that there isn't any bounce and also adds 400# capacity to the tray. The generator is secured to the tray with two ratchet straps and a locking cable and I made up a short cable to go from the genny to the trailer power connection. I'm real happy with the setup. It's very secure, easy to maintain and works great.
whjco 08/30/20 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: A/C Condenser Evaporative Cooling Assist

We have a 34' Cherokee with a 15k BTU Dometic AC unit. We've had it in high humidity 98 degree weather in Alabama and it keeps up just fine. There may be some issue with the AC unit or, if it's ducted, it might have a leak that's blowing cold air into the attic area.
whjco 08/23/20 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Picking Up New (to me) Ram 2500 CTD, a few questions

Congratulations on your new truck! I have a 2015 Ram 2500 CTD that I purchased new. I just do oil changes and fuel filter changes (there are two fuel filters) and the only time that I've ever used any fuel additive was when I got hold of some fuel with water in it, otherwise it doesn't need anything. The cheapest place I've found to buy DEF is WalMart. I always use my engine brake and I have 92k on the truck with about 60% left on its original factory brakes. As for dependability, your old 6.0L isn't even in the same league as that Cummins. It's a super dependable engine with an amazing amount of power when towing.
whjco 08/21/20 09:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How cold should the air conditioning get the RV?

1. 32 RV. A 15k will NOT cool the RV adequately in temps over 85 degrees. PERIOD. You need 2 AC units in RV's over 27 foot. Especially since Slide Outs are almost standard in Trailers. Do you have a slide out? We have a Cherokee 274vfk that's just short of 34'with a super slide that has a single 15k BTU AC unit. We have hot humid summers here in Kentucky and I've had it in high humidity 98 degree weather parked in full sun in Alabama and I've never had any issues keeping the trailer very cool and comfortable.
whjco 08/15/20 08:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Buy a 2020 Ram diesel?

Two questions for the Ram fans: 1. If the worst happens, can I put an older junk yard, say 2010 and up, Cummins in the new trucks? No emissions testing where I live, and my first Cummins was in a 1971 Ford dump, I know that one would not fit. 2. What is the best forum for the Ram diesels? Thanks for the help. I have a 2015 Ram 2500 CTD that I bought brand new and now have 92k on it. I bought an extended warranty. It was a waste of money because the only repair that the truck has had in all of the time I've owned it has been a simple axle seal. The engine and transmission have been flawless. There's absolutely no way that I would consider puting an older engine in my truck. I also see no need to do a delete even when my truck is out of warranty. DEF is $7.88 a jug at Wal-Mart and, unless I'm towing, I only add a jug about ever 2-3 months.
whjco 07/23/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DPF message

My biggest gripe with the whole DEF set up is there is no DEF gauge. Why can't we have a gauge and know our DEF level vs. relying on a glorified idiot light? The Ram diesel trucks have a DEF gauge.
whjco 07/21/20 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Microsoft Edge issues?

You may need to upgrade the memory in your computer. To check this, right-click on the clock on the bottom right of your screen. Left click on Task Manager, click on the Performance Tab. (you may have to expand the selection). Note the amount of memory in use, the amount of memory installed and the percentage of memory used. As Operating Systems get larger, sometimes it will outgrow the amount of installed memory forcing the computer to start swapping a lot of memory to the hard drive. If your system has only 4 gb of memory installed then you need to go to the manufacturer website or and purchase a memory upgrade. Most modern systems need a minimum of 8gb of DRAMM memory and 16gb is preferable.
whjco 07/20/20 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: DPF message

Did you have a pretty long trip to the campground or have you been primarily making a series of short trips? If it's the latter, you may have a DPF filter that hasn't been able to run a complete cleaning regen cycle. If that's the case, drop the truck down a gear or two and run it a little harder for 20 to 30 minutes so that the exhaust and DPF filter can get hot enough to complete its regen cleaning cycle. If it's a DEF indication and since the indicator is still lit after adding DEF, then you'll need to pull the code to see what's happening. So sorry about the timing of your problem and I hope that it's a quick and easy fix!
whjco 07/20/20 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing Microwave

We had a Starcraft with a Dometic microwave that failed. I replaced it with an LG from Best Buy. I was able to adapt the mounts from the Dometic to work with the LG microwave and it fit like it was factory installed.
whjco 07/14/20 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable. Not sure about the Ford, but my 2015 Ram will switch between miles/kilometers with a simple setting in the setup menu. There's nothing to convert. I'm thinking that Ford will probably have this same ability?
whjco 07/14/20 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on slider awnings

I think they are a must have. Leaves and stuff fall off when you close the slide you don't need to climb up and clean them off. Great advice. We had a travel trailer without the awnings and leaves , snow and trash that would land on the slideout would then be brought into the trailer when the slide was retracted. We finally bought an awning for it and it was wonderful. I'll never again have a slide without an awning over it.
whjco 07/06/20 06:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

Hello campers, I've heard different opinions on this. My Jayco sits permanently on a campground that supplies shore power. I've been told to turn all the breakers (the ones inside, not at the pedestal) off when I leave, but I've been told but many more that they leave their breakers on, and they just turn the air off at the thermostat and the water heater off when they leave. Just curious on opinions here. I turned my breakers off every time but left them on this time so the fridge would stay on. Thoughts? I never turn off the breakers in my RV. Also, most breakers are not rated for switch duty.
whjco 07/06/20 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: US 60

In 2014 we drove RT 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA. On the way home, we went to the original western terminus of US 60 in Los Angeles and then followed US 60 to our home in Lexington, KY. Several months later we got back on US 60 and drove it to its eastern end in Virginia Beach, VA. We did the whole trip in a '55 Chevy station wagon. It's a great road.
whjco 07/03/20 08:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

We're using ours right now. Temperature is supposed to be over 90 tomorrow with high humidity.
whjco 06/25/20 06:53pm General RVing Issues
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