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  1. 1991 375 Peterbilt

    You should post your question in the HDT forum, not the Fifth-Wheel forum.
  2. Wheel Torque Indicators

    Nah.... You can buy cheap nail polish at Walgreen for a $1 a bottle.
  3. Amazon Lockers

    Very true. When I looked them up Amazon said they were only available in about 50 cities/areas. Because of this I do not see them as a real benefit... yet. As they expand it may become more useful.
  4. Amazon Lockers

    I got to wondering about Amazon Lockers in my area and discovered something interesting. There are are 9 of them in the Colorado Springs area with 7 of them located in 7-Eleven stores. Seeing that I looked at Denver and the same holds true. Seems that 7-Eleven has partnered with Amazon for a new revenue stream.
  5. Skylight or not

    My only comment to this, as the choice is ultimately yours, is that just as in a S&B house, I really hate not having natural outside light in the bathroom. What light comes via the vent hood is just not adequate IMO.
  6. Full Body Paint

    Like anywhere else you should be careful in selecting where you get your work done. I know someone that had some painting done in Mexico and it did not hold up well. As in everything you get what you pay for.
  7. Laptop replacement

    Samsung has something similar right now with the Samsung DeX Station. I think I like this better. I am going to think seriously about pre-ordering it. Nice find!
  8. Laptop replacement

    We too have T-Mobile and it has gotten immensely better in coverage over the last couple of years and is growing all the time. We took a trip last summer where we were in 12 different, mostly northern, states before all was said and done. We did have trouble with data coverage in a couple of places but we never were without call capability due to partnering arrangements with other carriers.
  9. Laptop replacement

    Addressing the size only, the DW recently switched from a 15" laptop to an 11.2" tablet and seems to have no issues at all and her vision is not the best when it comes to reading small text.
  10. Utah I-215?

    Right or wrong, I think of myself as an RV. I do not stop at weigh stations like trucks do (unless it very specifically includes RVs). I do not stay out of the left lane in areas where trucks are required to do that. The only time I worry about it is when I might need to be cautious due to a height or weight restrictions. Over thousands of miles now I have never been stopped for that, including using routes that say no thru trucks. Maybe I have been lucky but I am more inclined to think that it is because I am an RV and not a commercial truck/trailer combo.
  11. Patriot Campers

    As Kirk said, one reason they are more popular there is that there is far more readily accessible land for boondocking. Along with that they have far, far fewer miles of well paved roads which is not conducive to hauling around the type of trailers that most of us here have. Coleman introduced a line of similar trailers a few years back but that line was short lived before Coleman closed for the manufacture of popup trailers. We do have a few trailers here in the US that sort of fit that niche. One would be the Jumping Jack trailers that are sold at Sportsman Warehouse's. They have an added advantage, if you will, in that they can haul an ATV on top. There are a couple of others out there as well. I recently saw one based on a double-axle flatbed trailer but base price was in the $26K region! Here in Colorado, trailers of capable of taking on four wheeler trails in the National Forest are pretty popular among that crowd but most I see are home built using as a base a military surplus M105A2 trailer or the like.
  12. removed front ac

    If it was a standard roof opening why not install a vent? Just curious.
  13. WIFI booster

    I believe you may have answered your own question in a way. You say that in the evening the streaming quality decreases. To me that makes sense as there are likely to be more demands on the network in the park in the evening when everyone is home and the park is bound to have bandwidth limitations. As to streaming Netflix even when surfing is slow, Netflix does not really demand much speed to stream. The higher the available speed the better the image quality. Here is what Netflix has to say: 0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed 1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed 3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality 5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality 25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD quality
  14. CAT Scales remote app

    I have seen those apps before. One, I can find the location of a scale without adding another app to my phone. Two, unless you happen to have a PayPal account, the other app is designed for commercial vehicles.
  15. I'd think you would want more than that if you wanted some solitude since in the middle of a square acre would only give you about a 100 foot buffer.