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RE: How fast do you go

60 mph max, because that is the speed rating on our ST tires. Also, because a truck + trailer doesn't handle or stop as well as just a truck, even with a good setup. Emergency maneuvers (of course ) should be avoided if possible, but are much less risky at 60 mph than at 70 or higher. We also get somewhat improved gas mileage over towing at higher speeds.
coolmom42 02/15/19 06:53pm Towing
RE: Watch downloaded movies on dumb TV -- No internet

You can probably get a cheap DVD player that has a USB input. Also, with the cost of TV's now days you may be able to replace the TV with one that has a USB input for not a ton more money too and skip the intermediate device. Exactly.
coolmom42 01/16/19 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: ? Cooking While Traveling?

You can get a crockpot with a lid that latches down tight. I would want one of those, with towels packed around it, in the sink.
coolmom42 01/16/19 04:17pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: forestcamping.com ???

I don't think that site is government run. Maybe it's just down for maintenance. I hope so, it is a GREAT site!
coolmom42 01/09/19 09:27pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Christmas in Angel Fire New Mexico...

Beautiful!
coolmom42 12/27/18 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: rear drop down bed - replace lower couches

i have adults that sleep in the back, tired of carrying an air bed around and thought maybe someone on here had done what im thinking of doing. I've looked at them pretty hard with the idea of making a "kid's room" out of the back. First thing I would do is take out the couches and the drop down, and put in whatever size bed you want. I'm pretty sure you could get a metal bed frame and if you are handy, figure out a way to attach it to the brackets.
coolmom42 12/20/18 08:59am Toy Haulers
RE: Slide valve not closing? You might check for....

UGH what a mess. At least you found the problem!
coolmom42 12/18/18 07:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: When to quit.

A UTI can happen anywhere anytime. I don't see the relevance to RVing, unless you had trouble getting to see a doctor because you were far from any hospital or other medical care.
coolmom42 12/18/18 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Visiting Tucson? Meet one of the locals...

I would love to see a mountain lion. They are just starting to be seen in my part of Tennessee. Several clear images have been captured on trail cams. Right now they are believed to be transient, no breeding population. My guess is that if one is seen there are 3-4 not seen. They generally avoid being seen. I agree for that one to be so bold, it's either 1) very hungry 2) become accustomed to humans in some way. That is concerning.
coolmom42 12/17/18 11:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Visiting Tucson? Meet one of the locals...

We stayed at PICHAO(MISSPELELD park in 2012 next to park Didn't see Mountain Lions but did see lots of Coyotes, in broad daylight right before entering the RV Park and alongside the Interstate. A State Trooper hit a family of coyotes on his motorcycle. He lost his life and not far from the park. Lots of kids and people with pets walked in the park, The parking area is not big and some parked at the store Beer outlet. The coyotes think nothing of going after small humans/kids. We saw coyote wen we left after visiting our kids in Red Rock a coyote across the street. here at home two coyotes came down on my SIL and his two pups on a walk. They were living in a blow down. He whistled for Dad a Chocolate lab and Mom an Australian Shepard came up an chased them until he called them back. Can you give me one documented case of a coyote attacking a human?
coolmom42 12/17/18 11:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Copyright Photo Question...

I've never done this in anything except Adobe Lightroom. It's a nice piece of software but probably more than you want to get into, unless you are a serious photographer. So check into the above suggestions. When you post an item online, the pixel count should be low enough that no one else can use it for a print. That means re-sizing it to about 72 pixels per inch which is good for web viewing but not printing. You can do this old Microsoft Office Picture Manager, which can still be downloaded. There is probably other free software to do it, too. A determined person can remove a watermark, but the above precaution will make it non-profitable. A decent watermark will prevent the casual thief (and that's what it is) from lifting your images. Any time you take a picture, you automatically own the copyright, regardless of watermark. You can request that any site using it remove it, and they usually will. If you need to, you can get a court order to make them. However, if you want to seek monetary damages, you must register the image with the US copyright office. You can google how to do that, it is not difficult to do in large batches. Depending on the camera you have, it is possible to embed copyright info in the image itself, so it can be seen with a right-click. I don't know of any way that can be removed, but a lot of people don't know about it, so it's a good way to prove an image is yours.
coolmom42 12/16/18 05:37pm Technology Corner
RE: WAIT! This Is How You Should Live Your Life...

I wouldn't be surprised if the older resident, in conversation with her new neighbors said things like. Yes, I need to clean out that shed, but just don't have the energy anymore - or, I have a really nice apartment, but there isn't anyone to help me get this messed cleaned up so I can move there. These type of conversations happen all the time with elderly. They want people to listen to them, keep them company and it's there way of having someone around. When the work actually starts however, they aren't so sure they really want what they talked about. Their stories change depending on who is listening. This is sometimes true. Which is all the more reason for people who know the person well to be the ones dealing with the situation, not those who have been around for a couple of weeks.
coolmom42 12/15/18 06:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: WAIT! This Is How You Should Live Your Life...

I agree with OldBiscuit.
coolmom42 12/15/18 12:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: WAIT! This Is How You Should Live Your Life...

If those people are removing her possessions without her consent, and they do not have guardianship or power of attorney, it is theft. Have a firm talk with them, and tell them to cease and desist or the police will be called. Then offer to help the older resident with any housekeeping she needs done, with an assurance that you are not trying to move her out. Take her some food and look after her. I really don't see that the manager is in a delicate situation. So what if the newbies get pissed off and leave. This is a security matter and the manager needs to handle it firmly, possibly with support from other residents, and assistance from the police, if necessary. I agree, absolutely.
coolmom42 12/15/18 12:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: WAIT! This Is How You Should Live Your Life...

If those people are removing her possessions without her consent, and they do not have guardianship or power of attorney, it is theft. Have a firm talk with them, and tell them to cease and desist or the police will be called. Then offer to help the older resident with any housekeeping she needs done, with an assurance that you are not trying to move her out. Take her some food and look after her. I really don't see that the manager is in a delicate situation. So what if the newbies get pissed off and leave. This is a security matter and the manager needs to handle it firmly, possibly with support from other residents, and assistance from the police, if necessary.
coolmom42 12/15/18 12:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: I need a real boost!

I'll be watching this cause I'm close to pulling the trigger on the "We Boost" by Wilson Electronics RV Edition. I've heard good things about it? I own 2 WeBoosts - one for home - one for the RV. Since I spent a lot of time routing the cables through floor joists and neatly attaching everything to the house, I did not want to detach it when traveling, thus the second purchase. At my home, it works great! I get one bar at home without the WeBoost. I get 4 bars with the WeBoost and when using my phone as a hotspot, I get 30MBS up and down. This is better than the wired service I had at my former address in town. The units I bought are the WeBoost Connect 4G. Yes, $500+, but they are worth it. My only gripe about the home installation is that the signal is not strong all over the house. Sometimes we tell people to stand in the kitchen since it is nearest to where the broadcast antenna is. While camping, it varies. If you have 2 bars or more on your phone, I've found there to be no point to the WeBoost, as I've gotten high internet speeds just from the phone. If the signal is lower, I believe a lot depends on the terrain. In the mountains, I have had the performance be great one day and poor another day. I would guess in flat terrain this might not be the case, but am not sure. The nice thing about Wilson Electronics is the 30 day guarantee - "All weBoost products are protected by a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason the performance of any product is not acceptable, the product may be returned to the reseller with a dated proof of purchase." Finally, you have to be sure the receiver antenna and amplifier are separated from the final antenna that broadcasts the signal to your phone. The WeBoost amplifier shows 4 lights. If all is well, the lights are green. If you have the broadcast antenna too close, the lights will be red or will flash red and green from the output signal feeding back to the input antenna. The system does not work well if the lights are solid red or flashing. On my RV I put the receiver antenna way up high on a telescoping flagpole attached to my trailer's ladder, and I run coax to the amplifier near my trailer's door. And then I run coax to the broadcast antenna that is located in my storage passthrough. This seems to work well. As with other gadgets, if I leave the campground, I worry about theft. Seems to be one of the most difficult issues for me while camping - leaving my toys setup outside the trailer. I have the WeBoost system as well for my home. The smallest system was right at the size limit for my house (1100 sf) so I opted for the 5000 sf model. It works great. In my case, the metal roof I put on the house greatly degraded the signal inside. The external directional antenna and internal amplifier got my indoor levels back to the same as the outdoor, which is OK for phone and phone hotspot. The Wilson products are well designed and I expect the one for the RV would work well for you, IF the problem is low signal strength (not overloaded towers) AND if you install it correctly.
coolmom42 12/14/18 10:48am Technology Corner
RE: Riddle Me This Batman; Low Frequency Hum: SOLVED

Is there a sewer lift pump in your neighborhood? Do you or anyone else close by have a battery powered sump pump?
coolmom42 12/14/18 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: How to rid the musty smell from water leaks in RV?

Rip up the carpet NOW, the floor is wet underneath. Run a fan and hope for dry weather. Yep. and maybe run a dehumidifier, too.
coolmom42 12/12/18 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: recreation.gov pain in the

I have the same problem using firefox. Makes you wonder how many of these websites Chrome has gotten to/paid. I.E. where only Chrome works. :( Nope, websites where the developers only know how to work with Chrome.
coolmom42 12/12/18 07:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Slow data speed on your cell phone??

Good for you. I'm surprised that Straight Talk doesn't push the updates automatically when you are on wifi.
coolmom42 12/12/18 07:07am Technology Corner
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