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  1. I have a Verizon 6620L and tried the SIM in it and it worked fine. All you have to do is change the JetPack's APN to VSBLINTERNET. I tried this just to see if it works. Since Visible is my only phone and data source I put the SIM back into my phone.
  2. So you are saying buy another phone for $80 and $200 for an 8800 JetPack plus another $25/month rather than a one-time cost of a travel router? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
  3. I did a similar thing on my motorhome. Panels can be tilted up or removed and set in the sun using extension cables
  4. I use a GL.iNET GL-AR150 Mini Travel Router. Available from Amazon for $26.50. GL.iNET GL-AR150 Mini Travel Router from Amazon Or you could opt for the GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext for more features. GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext
  5. I've had Visible since June 2019 and it has worked great for voice and data. It is my only phone and data source. I have traveled out west to Montana and spend winters in Florida with no issues. The app is only required to activate the phone. You do need to connect to WiFi to activate the phone. If you are porting your phone number to Visible your old phone will be de-activated once the change takes affect.
  6. Check out PlayOn: https://www.playon.tv/ This allows you to save streaming content to your computer.
  7. My '05 which is a 5 speed also has tow/haul. My shifts are a bit harsher when in tow/haul so on level ground I turn it off. If there are no sharp curves you do not need to slow down. Tow/haul will select the correct gear to maintain the speed limit.
  8. My Smart car has the same problem. An easy fix is to tie a bungee cord to the steering wheel and attach the other end somewhere to keep slight tension on the wheel. This may also work for the Jeep.
  9. Adjusting for inflation $295.50 in today's dollars would be $614.35.
  10. Get rid of the PWM and disconnect the start battery. If you think you may need to maintain the start battery get a Trik-L-Start maintainer. http://www.lslproducts.net/TLSPage.html
  11. Check out Visible. They are owned by Verizon and thus use Verizon towers. Their service costs $40/month for unlimited phone, text, and data. This also includes unlimited hotspot. The cost can be brought down to $25/month by joining a "Party Pay". Here are some links: https://www.visible.com/ https://www.visible.com/party-pay This is a reddit site where people post available Party Pay slots: https://www.reddit.com/r/VisiblePartyPay/ I have been using Visible for a year and it has worked great for me. If your present smart phone is compatible you can continue to use it. Or you can trade an Android phone for a new one for free.
  12. Check out Visible. It is a Verizon owned company and offers unlimited everything for $40/month, taxes and fees included. This also includes hotspot use. https://www.visible.com/ You can check if your present phone is compatible on their site. If you need to purchase a new phone, their cheapest model is a ZTE A7 for $49 (Free if you trade in an Android phone). Unfortunately that model is currently out of stock. I've been a customer since last June and my ZTE R2 has worked great. One thing to note is that you can only connect one device at a time to the hotspot. If you need to connect multiple devices you can purchase a router. But wait! There's more. If you join a "Party Pay" you can bring the monthly total down to $25.
  13. Those are not fuses but diodes. Sounds like you hooked the panel directly to your battery and got the polarity wrong. If you are lucky, you can replace the diodes.
  14. Both of the recommended antennas are small, therefore they would not work well for VHF channels. The Winegard Sensar IV (aka Batwing) is considered the best RV antenna. The wide "wings" of the Sensar IV assure better reception for the VHF channels. About 25% of TV stations are now broadcasting on the VHF band. An accessory called the SensarPro is available which is an amplifier/attenuator and signal level meter which aids in positioning the antenna. It replaces your existing wall plate.
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