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Old 08-26-2014, 04:50 PM   #61
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I spoke with a Wilson support tech on the phone and was advised the gain curve was 3.5 db at the ATT 700-750 frequency range. The antenna is tuned for more gain at 800, but will still work at other frequencies.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #62
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Go into a store and ask to see the LTE map- especially for AT&T. Deployed primarily in the metro areas(where it pays), not where we normally camp. Some exceptions to that of course, like in the Ventana Wilderness area adjacent to Ft. Hunter Liggett. Those instances are rare though, so all this exercise in antennas etc, for 4G and especially LTE are not going to benefit one like a commuter in the city with hills & cell sites maxed out from capacity.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:43 PM   #63
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Options not on list: I may have missed it in earlier postings but I had my back cushions on the larger dinette cut down by (I believe) two inches to eliminate the "bent" cushion going around the curved wall; there was no charge for this. I fill in with pillows all around the curve and on the back wall.

Edited: Before anyone jumps all over this, yes, one loses two inches off the cushion--but if the bed is made up, it's only one inch per side which I figure would not be noticeable at all.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #64
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I added the lights on the other three sides of our trailer, and don't think I have used them more than once or twice. I just have not found reason for them, but my only outside access panel is on the passenger side, and we do use the porch light a bit. I could see one under the bed on a 5.0, for sure.

If parking in the dark, I have actually never even though of the light back there, as the taillights are very bright and have provided all the light one needs.

But, like all the options, it really can't hurt naught but the pocket book to do them.
Jim has a valid point about the bright tail lights. I didn't get the rear LED for use to back into a site at night. As a single traveler, I was considering it as a security measure. Being able to light up the trailer all the way around by turning on two switches inside, is important to me. YMMV
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:32 PM   #65
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Jim has a valid point about the bright tail lights. I didn't get the rear LED for use to back into a site at night. As a single traveler, I was considering it as a security measure. Being able to light up the trailer all the way around by turning on two switches inside, is important to me. YMMV
Good thought, particularly if in bear country! Wonder what a potential evil doer would think about scanning laser beams painting the ground around the camper. That would fit the Ten Forward motif..........
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #66
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or maybe those dang pesky racoons looking for food!

I'm not certain if Dan A., posted on the EscapeForum where he lost his expensive bicycle off the rack on the back of his 19' while in a campground. But, can you imagine the shock to the evil doer, if that rear LED light suddenly LITE HIM/HER UP?
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:07 PM   #67
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As to the antenna,I have no problems with 4G Verizon using the antenna with the Sleek. I have the adapter to plug it directly into the hotspot, but was not impressed with the result. Antenna gain alone = 3db; with the antenna and Sleek gain = as much as 23db...
Excellent! That is what I needed to know. So, the Sleek cradle gets the antenna lead, and the MiFi sits in the sleek. Thanks very much Jon.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:05 PM   #68
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Jim has a valid point about the bright tail lights. I didn't get the rear LED for use to back into a site at night. As a single traveler, I was considering it as a security measure. Being able to light up the trailer all the way around by turning on two switches inside, is important to me. YMMV
I did something similar, in that I had two "porch lights" put on the driver's side and one each on the front and back. (Pre-LED) The one thing that I did not do at the time was request that the lights have individual on/off switches to avoid disturbing nearby nice neighbors. I have since changed out the two passenger side lights and can turn one or both off as needed. I have two interior switches: one for the traditional porch light and one for the peripheral ones. It is a security measure for me too.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:25 PM   #69
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Yes, security is important as a single female traveler. I don't leave my lights on all night, just if I feel the "need," like someone knocks on the door and it's dark outside.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:46 PM   #70
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"Scare" lights make sense to me, if used properly. As Donna said, they are not left on, only used briefly as required. Work lights at the locations of service points also make sense, since sometimes it's not convenient to hold a flashlight. One lamp for both purposes seems sensible to me.
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