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Forum: RV Products Review 2 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
I would say it is better for an RV or really...

I would say it is better for an RV or really remote house. I have one and it really has problems in weather (rain). But I have cellular backup on the bus, and I have $50 cable internet in the house...
Forum: RV Products Review 2 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
Starlink for RV announced

Now they have a separate plan with pausing.
Article: SpaceX Launches Official “Starlink For RVs” – Deprioritized Service That Can Be Paused As Needed...
Forum: Tool Tips 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Kiwi3
I'm going to rejigger the print to have a little...

I'm going to rejigger the print to have a little more depth in the cord grove and will try the o-rings, plastidip, and grip tape options. Nice thing is that it doesn't take long to print one and I...
Forum: Engine 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Kiwi3
Question Top End Oil while Stored

Just wondering if there are better ideas than just idle time to keep oil in the engine top end when keeping the bus stored? With current diesel prices, I'm not going anywhere this year (hey a year...
Forum: Tool Tips 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Kiwi3
That might work. I have some of that silicon tape...

That might work. I have some of that silicon tape here, maybe fabric tape might provide enough traction too?
Worst case I'll have to redesign to a hub and get the old rubber wheel off the broken...
Forum: Tool Tips 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Kiwi3
Well I've finalized the size and design for the...

Well I've finalized the size and design for the electric drape drive wheel. BUT it doesn't grab the cord yet. Still working on that, maybe a rubber band or putting some teeth into the cord grove? Not...
Forum: New Members 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By Kiwi3
Welcome, congratulations, and thank you for...

Welcome, congratulations, and thank you for saving another of our beloved busses.
You sound like you'll be perfectly happy working on bringing Marge back to her glory. I hope you have the time to...
Forum: Tool Tips 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Kiwi3
I have to keep mine in the house. To humid in...

I have to keep mine in the house.
To humid in the garage shop and I'm not willing to buy filament dryers.

Fun part is that once you assemble the printer, the first 'educational' batch of things...
Forum: Tool Tips 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Kiwi3
John, not sure if you've seen Hubs.com...

John, not sure if you've seen Hubs.com (https://www.hubs.com/sheet-metal-fabrication/#available-sheet-metal-processes), they are similar to Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com/) but seem less...
Forum: Tool Tips 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Kiwi3
3D Files and 3D Printing

Okay, I finally went and got a hobbyist 3D printer.
Pretty amazed at some of the things that you can make, and the quality of the prints. Of course this is now morphing into photogrammetry (using...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Kiwi3
Super Singles to replace duals?

Just read this article and I know that I've seen these on tractor trailers but not on anything else yet. Well apparently the big super singles are now out for dual pickup trucks. Likely already exist...
Forum: RV Products Review 04-12-2022
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
Just FYI - these are the speeds and throughput...

Just FYI - these are the speeds and throughput that I'm getting here in Dothan, AL for the last week. Some dropouts when there is the occasional satellite below the tree line for me. Those couple of...
Forum: RV Products Review 04-12-2022
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Kiwi3
Safe Jack

Kinda interesting kits with extensions for the bottle jacks and load spreaders. They have a 20 Ton Kit as well.

BOTTLE JACK RECOVERY KIT WITH 20 TON BOTTLE JACK...
Forum: RV Products Review 04-09-2022
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
Apparently, the dish senses the air pressure and...

Apparently, the dish senses the air pressure and will go into stow position if you don't manually put it in stow before driving....
Forum: Electrical 04-09-2022
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Kiwi3
That is a nice install. I saw this online and...

That is a nice install.
I saw this online and now I'm thinking of taking down my solar and building some new frames for them....
Forum: RV Products Review 04-09-2022
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Kiwi3
LizardSkin - Spray on Noise and Heat Insulation

Stumbled on this being used in an ExploristLife (https://youtu.be/QRXeemozuE4) build and it looks pretty promissing. I haven't tried it yet - got waylaid having to clean out eight garages worth of...
Forum: Electrical 04-04-2022
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kiwi3
You could use an extension cord to just power the...

You could use an extension cord to just power the battery chargers. You would still be boondocking but wouldn't need to run the generator. You'll have to do some math on wire gauge for that long of a...
Forum: RV Products Review 04-03-2022
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
I think that they are only shipping Version 2...

I think that they are only shipping Version 2 (rectangular dish) in the US now. For that you have to order the ethernet dongle $20. Then you can just plug your router into it - which is exactly what...
Forum: RV Products Review 04-03-2022
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
Yup, all you need with you is the dish and modem....

Yup, all you need with you is the dish and modem. Everything else is on the other end of the satellite connection.
Outbound: You > Dish > Satellite > Ground Station > Ground Cable > POP > Internet ...
Forum: RV Products Review 04-03-2022
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
The dish has an auto-magic heater for snow...

The dish has an auto-magic heater for snow detection.
Wife uses Skype almost daily to chat with her Mom in Germany. Not many problems.

Here is a link to the official StarLink service map...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-17-2022
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By Kiwi3
Yeah folks in Dothan are crazy on the weekends. ...

Yeah folks in Dothan are crazy on the weekends.
Best is to pass the traffic light and turn into Sam's by the Schlotzsky's Deli (the old Wendy's). That end of the lot is usually empty and is the easy...
Forum: RV Products Review 03-11-2022
Replies: 82
Views: 4,471
Posted By Kiwi3
2 Month Update: I've been running Starlink in...

2 Month Update:
I've been running Starlink in Dothan, AL for two months now side by side with Xfinity. I have seen that Starlink actually has higher download speeds and upload speeds than my cable...
Forum: General 01-31-2022
Replies: 123
Views: 5,504
Posted By Kiwi3
I haven't had any problems with the batteries in...

I haven't had any problems with the batteries in the compartment. I did turn off the charger on the couple of nights that we had that were below freezing. I don't have a temp monitor in the bay, but...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-04-2021
Replies: 113
Views: 5,125
Posted By Kiwi3
Actually... They aren't using the forum for...

Actually...
They aren't using the forum for anything. They might have an account, but I have never seen them post - doubt we ever will in our "supportive and open" community. I'm the one that...
Forum: Electrical 11-03-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Kiwi3
Testing a Generator for a Floating Neutral...

Testing a Generator for a Floating Neutral (https://youtu.be/Wr3ZKDN-8Go)
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