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  1. Title is the same but one-time registration for the owned-land unit is RP (Real Property) and of course property tax applies. This also applies to co-op parks. I think that probably only applies to non-mobile units such as mobile homes and park models.
  2. First of all, it's an FM radio working on VHF freqs, and the transmitters may be surprisingly low-powered. So how do we deal with that. First, we get the antenna outdoors up on the roof or similar. Many WX radios have an antenna connection. If you have an ordinary FM dash radio with the antenna on the roof, get a splitter connector and a length of cable and plug your WX radio into that. If not, perhaps you can connect an ordinary whip FM antenna on a cable directly to the WX radio. No, the wavelength doesn't match but it's close enough. My MH body is aluminum. effectively a Faraday cage that blocks radio signals. I have to get the antenna in a window facing the transmitter to get anything. If this was critical I'd have a marine VHF (closer freq match) antenna up at the top of the rear ladder with the coax plugged into the WB. Of course you have to make sure you're tuned to appropriate channel and SAME code if you want to get alerts. Here's the list: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverage/county_coverage.html Once you enter the SAME code and channel, you should not only hear the broadcast but recieve the Weekly Test of the alert system. Of course you may simply be out of range. Locally my transmitters are TPA, MCO and MLB; TPA and MLB aren't heard at all and MCO is marginal. I wouldn't count on getting an alert, but I probably would if I was 20 miles closer. What I do if significant weather is coming is monitor various internet sources, weather radio, and ordinary radio and tv stations as appropriate. Usually a radar feed is the earliest warning with tv stations being the slowest, but of course you have to be looking at the radar feed to be warned.
  3. I'm late on this but many Goodyear/Wingfoot shops will do an alignment. Had it done in College Station, Texas.
  4. Since my main storage compartment is fairly sealed and has the converter and toad air pump in there, I installed an automatic halon (halotron, whatever) extinguisher as is used in refrigerator compartments. I also added a couple of smoke detectors that can be heard at least faintly outdoors.
  5. Lately I've been doing the CG wifi thing since my 8800 gives a poor data rate at my location for whatever reason. Anyway, I checked it this morning with Speedtest and got about 100kbps download and 2.5mbps upload. If the problem was entirely low snr would this be possible? BTW, I've never had it shut off unexpectedly.
  6. I haven't measured it here, however I've been able to successfully record streaming HD TV all nights this past week between 01:00 and 05:00. Not remotely possible in daytime.
  7. Although low SNR would usually indicate to me the problem, while at Bushnell I could count on 20+ Mbps overnights with the same low SNR. Odd. The nearest Verizon tower is about five miles away, across a big lake and orange groves.
  8. Yes I agree that the problem is tower/network load; US-27 is a major highway through this area plus there's continuing new growth.
  9. Big change... I moved from Floral City to near Waverly, Fla. and download bandwidth is crap. Currently I have -96dB RSRP and 1dB SNR, a better signal than I had at Floral City, but average download bandwidth is 200kbps to 400kbps. Upload is 4Mbps or better. Obviously streaming isn't happening. Since prepaid non-contract accounts are stated to be lower priority I must be at the bottom of the totem pole and all Verizon traffic along the US-27 corridor in central Florida is above me. Since I intend to homebase here for a year or more I just signed up for Spectrum hardwired broadband stated to be 100Mbps with no data cap or throttling for $44.99/mo. For any significant travels I'll restart Verizon.
  10. I think you might be referring to Hulu Live only. I've spent the past month using Hulu with a Roku stick only on a jetpack.
  11. I've talked with this guy working at a park in Floral City. Don't know anything about him otherwise. Lee McCalla Mac's Mobile RV 352-613-0113
  12. We've been hitting the 8800L jetpack hard, streaming to the Playon desktop media server (playon.tv). Verizon throughput dies around 4 pm and comes back up at around 9pm everyday; that correlates to everyone getting home and turning on their devices. In my area there's one tower and lots of new population. The thing's working fine. I use a low-power12v-5v plug and leave it on; nothing gets hot.
  13. My prepaid plan also specifically says "up to 780p". Visually it's not 1080p.
  14. I connected the other BoatANT and got a surprise. With one antenna the fastest I could consistently get was 4 Mbps; now it's 20 Mbps! Unfortunately tower overload kills the speed from late afternoon through the evening; everyone gets home and cranks up their devices.
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