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  Solar Blvd President Day sale
Posted by: TedOnWalkabout - 02-19-2018, 10:58 AM - Forum: Solar - Replies (2)

Sorry for the big font.
I don't know if this is a good price, but I got an email today about a sale. This is the first time they've emailed me about a sale.. Much of their other stuff is on sale also.  I've bought eight 140 and 180 watt panels from them and have been very happy with the quality and the shipping. Very well packaged.

GCL Solar 325 Watt 24 Volt 72 Cell Solar Panel Poly UL Listed

$299.00 $201.50
GCL  Solar

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  Cargo trailer build
Posted by: Cammalu - 02-19-2018, 08:35 AM - Forum: Commercial - Replies (6)


This is a really sweet little cargo trailer build. I don’t know how to post it other than to go to this link and scroll down to Video of the Day.

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  ATT Mobley stopped working
Posted by: RoamingKat - 02-19-2018, 06:32 AM - Forum: Wifi/Cellular - Replies (9)

Everything appears to be normal...but, It does not appear in the list of connections.  Trying to log into the admin functions fails...no connection.

I tried talking to ATT...that was a waste of time.   The people do not even know what this device is.   BUT, they are determined to sell me an “up grade” to $65 per month.   

Anyone have ideas?   I turned it off, unplugged over night.  Still nothing this morning.
Using the Verizon hotspot, I tried to get into admin functions....says server cannot be found,

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  Grand Canyon's Tuweep Overlook
Posted by: Optimistic Paranoid - 02-19-2018, 06:15 AM - Forum: Places to See - No Replies

A little visited backcountry campground near the Grand Canyon:


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  Europe is colder than the desert.
Posted by: Scott7022 - 02-18-2018, 04:20 AM - Forum: Story time with Scott - Replies (2)

MMMM, So it has been a while. Perhaps some of you might want to know what is going on. If you were betting the spread that the nasty flu would kill me you lost. Never bet against my survival it is one of the two things I do well. 

I am in Eastern Europe doing a low profile security gig to top up my battered credit card. The trip over and down, with newly acquired gear, and a few weeks in LA-LA Land made this all a necessary evil. I briefly tossed around the idea of staying stateside but...Not sure I fit anymore. So I shook a couple of trees for a gig and it would seem that the world has not all adopted the peace and love they have been talking about since the sixties. 

So on a jet, ink still wet on the contract found me in lovely Kiev. I won't get political as I am up against the house on this one I think, but it is not the same old gangster/government easy breezy place it once was. Sad really as all the cool bars are gone. The general feeling is that something is about to go sideways, at any moment, and topless beer halls are now illegal! "Thanks for the mam....'Nah I won't!

Guess this is all good for me and work. But it sucks if you have to live here without great employment chances and choices. On a positive side, the influx of Western types has driven up prices in certain sectors of the community. Not great for the locals or enriching positive career choices. Such is the culture when you discover slippery black stuff under the ground and you have an artificially propped up society. 

Been doing the in-town thing for the last few days but will be travelling North and east soon so my second language skills will probably come in handy. Driving down to the desert was a good reintroduction to my driving skill set and I have had to put it to good use. Normally other people are careful around expensive G wagons. Not here! The whole culture of I can afford this so my lawyer, or other, will be bigger than your lawyer seems to have disappeared. Probably the most dangerous and stressful part of the day is the 35-minute commute to the city. The countryside is alive! Unfourtuently it is alive with idiots and the coffee has barely kicked in.

I did get a chance to stop in Tbilisi, Georgia and visit some friends and see the school I started open a new classroom. What started as five students has now grown to 300, much to the joy of the couple I left running it. The return of the Native Speaker was met with a traditional feast and the 48 hours was a good time. 

Perhaps when this gig ends I will head black to my sleepy Black Sea town and start another school. Or...

Life is that simple and that difficult. Part of me wishes I was back in the desert and another is comfortable in this role. It is after all not getting what you want but wanting what you got, that makes us happy. 

What is next? Not sure but unless I get kicked out of the club I'll let you know what is going on. Well, as much as I can...

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  What Do I Need.
Posted by: shadow - 02-17-2018, 10:00 PM - Forum: Wifi/Cellular - Replies (27)

I`m guessing here, but sometime in the next three months I plan to be living in a Class B RV.
I will need to get a lap top computer (what is a good brand ?), but what else do I need to get to have internet access ?.

I am very computer illiterate, so please explain in simple term that I can hopefully understand.

I`m sure I will need a new cell phone with internet access also, the phone I have now is an older flip phone with no
internet access. What do you all recommend for a new phone ?. preferably something fairly simple.


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Posted by: Optimistic Paranoid - 02-17-2018, 06:56 AM - Forum: Wifi/Cellular - Replies (5)

The 5th edition of THE MOBILE INTERNET HANDBOOK is out and the Kindle edition appears to be on sale right now for only $2.99.  That price may not hold beyond today.


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  Batttery chargers for LiFePo3
Posted by: RoamingKat - 02-17-2018, 06:27 AM - Forum: Solar - Replies (7)

Before I knew I was going to go with these lithium batteries I had already purchased a renogy 2000w inverter/charger.

Invert is good.  But, I cannot use the charger half of it.   It has multiple setting for the charge side.   None are a good fit.   The closest has 14.6 volts output.    That is actually the point at which the BMS will shut down charging to protect the batteries.

So...I plan to pull the renogy out completely.   Replace with two devices....the inverter seems easy to find.   But, a charger that delivers max current with a max volts of 13.8 to 14.1 ....  ?   Can’t seem to find one 

Basically, this is really a converter.   Shore power in, 12v out.

Anyone have an idea where to look?

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  My RV Is For Sale.
Posted by: shadow - 02-16-2018, 07:36 PM - Forum: Member buy,sell and trade - No Replies

I am going to sell my rv.
If anyone has read my thread in the rebuild section, you will know why.
But if you havn`t, both of my parents passed away last week. There was a living trust, so everything goes to me.
Once I get the house and everything else cleared out and sold, I will have enough money to get the Class B rv I want.

My rv is a 1984 Cobra on a Ford E350 Chassis.
I have completely rebuilt the over cab bed area, the roof is completely resealed, all of the roof vents are new, there is a new microwave, new range hood, new hot water heater, new porch light/grab handle, the water pump is new, and all of the water lines in the back half of the rv have been replaced with pex water lines. I have rebuilt the rear bed platform and it comes with a full size mattress, that`s the largest mattress that will fit. The generator runs good, the roof A/C works, all of the windows have been removed and properly resealed. This rv is built very tough, all of the walls are aluminum framed.

The rv still needs a little more work before its done.
The house battery needs to be replaced, the rear clearance lights need to be replaced (I have the lights), the new inverter/charger needs to be installed (I have the new inverter/charger), three access doors on the outside need to be replaced
(I have the new access doors), The carpet needs to be replaced, the rv needs new tires, the exhaust pipe and muffler need to be replaced, the key is a little hard to turn, so something in the steering column needs to be fixed.

I am asking $4000 dollars or best offer because I need to sell it as soon as possible. That is less than what I paid for it.
If I had more time to sell it, and with all of the work and new parts I have put into it, the price would be around $8000 dollars,
but I need to sell the rv as soon as possible.

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  Failed Expectations
Posted by: Texjbird - 02-16-2018, 05:47 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (3)

I've always been a " little off " even as a child. Nature or Nurture?  Who knows and I don't care anyways.  Wink

 Life around me is rarely boring.........Quiet with just as little drama as possible & not boring.........Thankfully.

An example of my YARKedness is..........when I  see a description of a 1982 Chevy Tioga @ $2,000 with a small block 400 + Turbo 350 3sp tranny. " Everthing works, just needs a little cosmetics" I'm like O.K.       I'll risk one eye on it.
Just needs a little TLC,  maybe some paint, new curtains, & upholstery repair. Piece-o-cake.

Whooee!  I did not exspect to see a partial missing ceiling,  water damaged wood under a window, & warped looking upper cabinet doors.

Well at least it " RUNS GREAT " & "EVERYTHING WORKS"   

Well Judge he just needed shootin' or at least a severe chastisin'  Angel


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