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BlueLghtning

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    Peachtree City, GA
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    Motorcycling, Traveling, Camping

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  1. BlueLghtning

    To use multiple inveters or large inveter

    I have a friend Justin Ford that runs a DIY solar page that did 6 battle borns and dual Victron hybrid inverter installs on his 5th wheel. He has a video on the setup I'll share below. There is lost of good info on the solar groups on FB. Rob Kenny runs another one and he's done some impressive work with his setup and currently hes working on making the solar the primary source of power. So even if hes' hooked up to shore power, he only draws power from the pole if he gets below a certain threshold. The RV solar page Justin runs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/RVSolarDIY/ This is the Solar page Rob Kenny Runs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2589581644599315/ This is a link Rob has on his Solar/Inverter setup using ESS - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2589581644599315/permalink/2728162940741184/ Another question. Have you looked into a 48v mini split so you aren't having to run that through such a large inverter and it would be more efficient? My buddy Michael built his own RV in a cargo trailer around a 48v system specifically for his mini split. I don't think he's written up anything on it, but this is his solar section. - https://rvtrek.org/solar/ Justin's Video -
  2. BlueLghtning

    International hdt

    Correct, the MaxForce engine had lots of issues with their emissions. I don't know if they still make them or got better at some point, but they seriously struggled and hence why the very cheap price. Supposedly if you delete them, they aren't bad motors, but that opens up another whole can of worms. Their resale definitely has taken a hit because of that motor.
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    International hdt

    International is fine as long as you have like a Cummins motor in it.
  4. That's awesome news! I'm sure we'll still be somewhere in AZ in Feb, so give me a buzz and we'll catch up.
  5. BlueLghtning

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    For sure. 720p isn't bad on TV's of that size or smaller. I've been on the fence about picking up this plan as I'm pretty well set, but it's very tempting.
  6. BlueLghtning

    RV survey

    His post was very helpful to those of us on the forum because it explained exactly why many people might find this e-mail in their spam folder and the reason why it would have gotten flagged as spam. Yes if someone at Escapees needs to know and they don't regularly review this forum, it could be reported to them, in fact anyone can report it, but I'm sure there are folks on the forums that know the right people at Escapees and drop them a note and say, hey you may want to check this out for future reference.
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    Running the AC (and more) with Battery and Solar

    Thanks for sharing your setup Loki. I like seeing the non traditional systems people have put in and how they are working for them. It's always cool to get new ideas. It's also just as easy on a forum post like this to skip over the post that may have no interest to you instead of feeling like you need to comment on it to share your opinion on what type of post someone should share on the forum. These types of Lithium battery setups (especially EV batteries) are interesting more and more RV'ers as Lithium batteries become more popular and all of us that are interested in learning more about using Lithium appreciate when others share how they setup their RV.
  8. BlueLghtning

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    I think many people are finding Verizon is actually throttling these plans to 720p even though they originally weren't advertised as such. I'm betting this is another case that this plan ended up a lot popular than they expected.
  9. BlueLghtning

    RV survey

    Please see my explanation above. If you know who actually is responsible for sending e-mails like this, you can share the info in this thread we shared about why this particular setup is a bad idea. My spam filter caught it also. I saw the link on FB and followed it from there to take the survey.
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    RV survey

    He's just saying Escapees needs to be careful or they could find themselves on the wrong side of many spam mail filters because of this little mistake meaning any e-mail they send in the future could potentially end up in your spam folder. This e-mail it's self is probably going to get to a lot less people than they hope just because of the way it was structured with the URL. Phishing scams generally display one URL, but then try to disguise where you are actually going behind in another URL and that's exactly what they did here. This particular example was innocent as all they were trying to do was track how many people clicked on the link vs maybe how many results they actually get, but the way they did it is not best practice. I think he was more passing on the info that if anyone knows whose responsible for sending e-mails like this from Escapees, they may need to be contacted to understand what potential effects this e-mail could have on the results of this survey and the potential of all future e-mails being flagged.
  11. BlueLghtning

    safety of Walmart

    That map seems very subjective. Having lived in that area for many years, I'm just not seeing what that map is showing. Newnan certainly has some less than desirable areas, but they are small pockets here and there and most are not near the stores like that.
  12. BlueLghtning

    safety of Walmart

    In Newnan, the Lowe's happens to be next door to Walmart and the Home Depot is across the street. It's not a bad area really.
  13. BlueLghtning

    safety of Walmart

    I see you are going to Senoia to visit the Walking Dead. The town has grown a lot since the episodes with the Governor, but it's a cool little town to visit. You are right there aren't many places to stay around there. My parent's live about 10 mins from Senoia and this is always a challenge. This may be an option for you. This was a couple that was renovating and old house and had about 6 full hook up RV spots on their property. We stayed there for a week once when we were visiting my family. Their FB page says they are no longer operating their RV park, however they were a really cool couple and might interested in having some visitors from the UK for a day or two? This in only about 15 mins south of Senoia in Gay, GA. https://www.facebook.com/Nuttyacresgayga/ Here was the review on Campendium. I left the review under Two Wheel Ramblin. - https://www.campendium.com/nutty-acres-micro-rv-park
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    safety of Walmart

    I lived in Newnan for 16 years before I left for full time in Aug 2017. Like any town Newnan has it's not so good areas which I would imagine skews the crime reports, but overall it's a really nice town. I wouldn't consider that Walmart in Newnan too bad. It's not a great walmart, but not crazy bad either that you really have anything to worry about. Newnan has it's pockets of less than desirable neighborhoods, but none of them are in that area or right along Hwy 34. You really have nothing to worry about there at that location. Maybe I'm a bit biased because I lived there, but I wouldn't worry too much about staying there. It's in a very busy area and close to the interstate and the Newnan Police do a good job of staying on top of things. There is a Cracker Barrel on the other side of the interstate that is probably a little nicer area to stay if you can fit there and if they allow it. Just in case you were wondering, there's a mobile home/RV park up the road 2 exits in Palmetto called (South Oaks Manufactured RV & Mobile Home Park) and that is one place I would not stay at all. That is as as ghetto as it gets.
  15. BlueLghtning

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    Most new devices are coming with a USB-C cable and I looked at the specs and that appears what the 8800L uses. - https://www.verizonwireless.com/internet-devices/verizon-jetpack-mifi-8800l/ "The MiFi 8800L lets you connect with up to 15 trusted devices at a time. You can even share files over your local Wi-Fi connection by using a storage device with a USB-C connector." So basically any USB-C cable will work fine. Something like this. - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZTZLB8/ref=twister_B07KJXWCQQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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