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Old 08-26-2014, 03:50 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, 04:26 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, 06:43 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, 06:58 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, 07:32 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, 08:18 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, 10:07 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, 02:05 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, 02:25 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, 02:46 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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Old 08-27-2014, 02:51 PM   #71
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these are nice Amazon.com: Starlights SL-1000 Smart Light 1000 12-volt Exterior Motion Light, White: Automotive
I have thought about replacing the factory ones with these.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:37 PM   #72
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Motion lights would be excellent!
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:44 PM   #73
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Motion lights would be excellent!
Except when they keep turning on.

When it is dark out, I prefer to keep it that way. Most of the people we camp with scorn lights being on, other that the light of the campfire, or the stars above. Well, maybe a bit of headlamp light when walking in the dark.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #74
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I'd place motion detecting lights in the same category as generators. You never run them at night, only during the day and for as short a time as possible.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:09 PM   #75
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Except when they keep turning on.

When it is dark out, I prefer to keep it that way. Most of the people we camp with scorn lights being on, other that the light of the campfire, or the stars above. Well, maybe a bit of headlamp light when walking in the dark.
You got that right. If I want light pollution I can get that at home.
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Another vote against motion lights here.
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Motion lights would be excellent!
I agree.

They would go on when someone comes close and stay on for only a short time. Also, the range is sometimes adjustable. Great for security. Would like a couple and particularly near the front for our use at night when walking between tongue and TV and for use of the box.
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and,,,, these can be turned off manually inside or via an installed switch, like the ETI stock ones.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:35 AM   #79
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We do have friends that have two patio lights, the one is a regular one, that works as a task light, and one with an orange/yellow glow that is quite dim. Just enough to see where it is in the dark, and see your step, and does not glare at people. Still, rare is the time that the starlight does not give more than enough light to see by.

Lights for security is not the slightest concern for me. All the campers I have met are really great people, in my books.
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I do not understand the attraction or value of having motion detector activated lighting on a camper trailer. IMHO, they are really good at pi$$ing off your neighbors who are constantly being subjected to your lights going on and off at night each time a dog, cat, squirrel, rabbit, skunk, raccoon, bear, deer or kangaroo runs past your camper. I love to have wildlife walking through my campsites, and see no reason to try to scare it away with lighting. As for the 2 legged wildlife, I have not once in my many years of camping felt in any danger from anyone when I have been camping. And if there are some 2 legged creatures walking around where I am camping at night wanting to get into trouble, I seriously doubt that a flashing porch light is going to be much of a deterrent.
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