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RE: iPad as a GPS device

Wifi only iPads do not contain the GPS hardware to allow them to act as a standalone GPS. The OP is wanting to know if the iPhone can somehow share it's GPS info with the iPad. I don't believe simply using the iPhone as a hotspot will work for that. It would be easy to test, though.
Jackathan 03/17/22 02:20pm Technology Corner
RE: anyone seen one of these in person?

No, but I just seen this in Mitchell, South Dakota, on the way to Thanksgiving. https://i.imgur.com/KVkKe5Jl.jpg
Jackathan 12/04/21 07:50pm Toy Haulers
RE: HP 2420 "dirty" baxkground

That model looks to have the fuser and toner all in one cartridge. I would think that a new toner cartridge would solve the problem. Buy the cheapest one you can find, not HP, and see if it fixes the issue. If not, new printer time.
Jackathan 12/04/21 05:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Andersen Ultimate Hitch - my observations

My steel Andersen hitch has instructions on a label on the actual hitch, but it does not say anything about re-torqueing it. I am positive I read that on the paperwork instructions included with the hitch. I see there is no mention of it in the current online instruction manual, which covers all of the hitches, including the steel one I have that has been discontinued. Next time I am at the camper, I'll locate the paperwork. Makes sense to me though, after dropping the camper on the hitch, the bed deflection causes the bolt to no longer be torqued properly, allowing some fore and aft movement. I can get more than one turn of the bolt to obtain the proper torque. Current truck is a 2012 Ram 3500 Dually. I do wish I had a more secure connection with the modern puck system, but this truck is paid for now, so I'll stick with it.
Jackathan 10/13/21 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Ultimate Hitch - my observations

I have the steel Andersen. The instructions that came with the hitch stated to re-torque the top bolt after placing the full tongue weight on the ball. So, after lowering the rv onto the ball, I loosen the two locking bolts, and re-torque the center bolt, then re-torque the locking bolts. Makes a big difference in the towing experience. I only do this once, when installing the hitch. Then, for subsequent hitching and towing, I don't adjust it. If I remove and re-install the hitch, I perform the procedure again. Andersen address this in the FAQ here: https://help.andersenhitches.com/faq/what-should-be-the-torque-of-the-top-bolt-on-the-ultimate-fifth-wheel-connection-hitch
Jackathan 10/13/21 07:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Eye

It's quite clear. Your mirrors are there so you can see the jerk big rig driver riding your butt and attempting to intimidate you with aggressive honking, while you are simply trying to navigate the road in a safe manner. There is much we don't know in this story. How long was the truck driver held up? 1 hour? In one hour at 55 you go 55 miles. In one hour at 45 you go 45 miles. 10 miles difference in the hour, so the truck driver was put back maybe 8 minutes?. I suspect the whole incident may have taken less time, so the impact to the truck drivers day may have been minimal. When I am driving to a destination with our 14k fifth wheel, 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife in the truck, I will decide what speed and lane I need to be in depending on traffic and conditions. I don't intentionally hold people back, but it sometimes can happen. I also don't let, what I call, vehicle bullying, affect me in the least.
Jackathan 09/21/21 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Eye

Well, Bluedog, you have no insight into the person driving the RV. It could be someone who is new to driving an RV. Maybe it is the first time they were driving the RV in an area that has grades, and passing lanes, and the need to control speed. Maybe it was their first time on that road, with uncertainty of the lanes. When to move over? How long before I have to move back? Sometimes it may be best to stay the course if you are unsure. I feel some people should have more consideration, understanding, and compassion for other people. Possibly you, and the truck driver are the black eye?
Jackathan 09/16/21 09:48pm General RVing Issues
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