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Old 07-14-2016, 08:23 PM   #51
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...and get on the shark tank show.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:30 PM   #52
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Those puny 2X 2s in some trailers wouldn't make a good lunch for real self respecting carpenter ants. More likely termites. Boric acid is poison and not good for pets.
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People with stickies worried about carpenter ants.
Your funny Glenn ! Pat
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:58 PM   #54
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Those puny 2X 2s in some trailers wouldn't make a good lunch for real self respecting carpenter ants. More likely termites. Boric acid is poison and not good for pets.
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I know Dave , never did it and would have to clean it up from the campsite when we got there . Some I think also used cleanser . Pat
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:01 PM   #55
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"So you have to keep taking that out of the hatch and off the electrical cable each time you need to get the plug through the Escape opening, yes?'

No. Either the patch moves out along with the big cord or ...you secure it to the inner walls of the port like I did. I made a ring from PVC pipe that acts as a snug hold-it-in bezel. It's working so far but soon as I can screw it to the side walls I will be happier.
Sorry Myron my eyes must be getting bad I didn't see you put inside the opening . Pat
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:16 PM   #56
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I like the vaseline idea so much we are going to smear it on the chain going down to our hummingbird feeders.
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WiFi!

Now that we have thoroughly discussed power cords...

I have finally been able to test my WiFi setup on the road. I have a panel below the driver side dinette where I installed some electronics. The 120V outlet powers the Ubiquiti POE and Linksys Router and is wired to a switch below the dinette, so I can just turn everything on when I arrive at a campsite. I also have 12V receptacle in case I need to power everything from the inverter when im not hooked up. The Ubiquiti Bullet is connected to an omni antenna, which is hooked onto a 15ft telescoping painter pole. The painter pole is mounted on a fishingrod holder that is attached to the bumper. The ethernet cable is routed beneath the trailer through the hole where the battery negative connects to the chassis, so no extra holes in this mod. The knee bone is connected to the shin bone...

It took some time to get the Bullet and Router to communicate, but now everything is working great. Have been able to pull in some far away signals from retail stores. I also figured out a clever trick to get free unlimited internet access from some commercial hotspots, like Xfinity. Whenever I need to find another signal, I just select one from the Bullet interface. The router network info stays the same so my devices always know where to connect.
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Now that we have thoroughly discussed power cords...

I have finally been able to test my WiFi setup on the road. I have a panel below the driver side dinette where I installed some electronics. The 120V outlet powers the Ubiquiti POE and Linksys Router and is wired to a switch below the dinette, so I can just turn everything on when I arrive at a campsite. I also have 12V receptacle in case I need to power everything from the inverter when im not hooked up. The Ubiquiti Bullet is connected to an omni antenna, which is hooked onto a 15ft telescoping painter pole. The painter pole is mounted on a fishingrod holder that is attached to the bumper. The ethernet cable is routed beneath the trailer through the hole where the battery negative connects to the chassis, so no extra holes in this mod. The knee bone is connected to the shin bone...

It took some time to get the Bullet and Router to communicate, but now everything is working great. Have been able to pull in some far away signals from retail stores. I also figured out a clever trick to get free unlimited internet access from some commercial hotspots, like Xfinity. Whenever I need to find another signal, I just select one from the Bullet interface. The router network info stays the same so my devices always know where to connect.
Nice work Sean. Particularly like the 3 gang switch plate. The WRT54G is a workhorse. Did you flash it with DD-WRT/Tomato or use the stock ROM?
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Nice work Sean. Particularly like the 3 gang switch plate. The WRT54G is a workhorse. Did you flash it with DD-WRT/Tomato or use the stock ROM?
Im using DD-WRT. Still familiarizing myself with all the options and settings, there are a million of them!
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Im using DD-WRT. Still familiarizing myself with all the options and settings, there are a million of them!

Yeah, that's my choice too. Pretty amazing that you can flash an el cheapo router and instantly turn it into an enterprise class device.


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