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Old 01-18-2020, 08:57 PM   #661
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Next thing I know, wham, I'm breaking my fall with my hand. Lucky, just a bruised ego.

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Old 01-18-2020, 10:06 PM   #662
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I'm using an RV wash brush. It has a squeegee on one side and I can use it like a hoe except that it's soft and doesn't damage anything.

Yes, lucky indeed that I didn't break something.

I installed a second battery since the trailer only came with one and I've set the system up for two batteries isolated by a battery selector switch.

Installed a cigarette lighter socket at the end of the bench by the converter. It's to power my JEFA Tech wi-fi router. I could have hard wired it as I had done previously but the 12 volt socket was easier and might be handy for other things.

I ordered two and when I opened the package I almost just closed the box and sent it back. USB outlets aren't what I needed. I opened the box to look at it and imagine my surprise when I saw that it was a cigarette lighter socket Guys, if you want to avoid stuff being sent back put little boxes to check off which of the products is inside.

Installed the JEFA Tech router under the table, quick and simple. I may change the location but it'll work fine almost anywhere. So handy to have when you're out in the far corner of a Walmart parking lot and it picks up the store wi-fi just fine.

That's all I did today. Time for Netflix and popcorn.

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Old 01-19-2020, 01:48 PM   #663
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Ron,
Rather than using a broom on your Escape I have found good luck using a "snow broom" which does not damage anything...
I use one on the Escape and house awning to remove snow that accumulates.
I also use a snow broom like that - it's what the car dealerships use to clean off their inventory after another dump of white stuff. Works great, and one cannot hurt the surface one is clearing. Mine has a telescoping handle, so can pretty much reach the top of my Tundra cab (I'm just 5'3", so it's a bit of a stretch )

Feel very fortunate that I have the canopy "garage" to house the Escape for the winter.

So far - for those who were concerned about the canopy bearing the weight of our New England snowfalls - it is holding up fine. Have a snow rake to lighten its load if needed (just raked the eves of my house roof this morning), but I don't think it'll be necessary for the shelter. We shall see ---

As for what I did for my rig today - well, shoveled a nice path to its shelter, and plugged it in to top off the batteries. Not much, I know, but - it made me smile, all the same. Still smilin'
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:58 PM   #664
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Finished Mod. # 32 So that's 6 perimeter lights, should be nice and bright for those times when I want to see what's happening outside and when we're out walking Gertie around the trailer in the pitch black. Always nice to see any potential threats when you're walking a 6 lb. dog in the dark.

My wife's been tapping her foot, asking when my mods will be finished so that she can start packing the trailer for Q'site. I'm done, now I want my number of days use of the trailer to greater exceed the number of mods.

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Old 01-19-2020, 06:30 PM   #665
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Thinking I might want to install a small wifi booster antenna permanently on my roof but won’t do it if it means drilling a hole up there. Not want attach it to any of my two roof vents. I like, for example, that Bingfu 4G LTE booster amplifier. Maybe something similar ? The Jwfa 9db Rubber Duck? Thinking I might be able to take down the street side porch light up there and, drilling hole into it, add a reinforced base plate for a light antenna. Hole to inside trailer already there. If that works, big issue is …figuring out how to run the cable inside the walls and down to router?

This make any sense?
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:41 PM   #666
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Cleaned out my little one car garage in anticipation of demolition, new pad 2 car garage & trailer port to be built. Hope “Pearl” will be happy under cover.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:58 PM   #667
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Thinking I might want to install a small wifi booster antenna permanently on my roof but won’t do it if it means drilling a hole up there. Not want attach it to any of my two roof vents. I like, for example, that Bingfu 4G LTE booster amplifier. Maybe something similar ? The Jwfa 9db Rubber Duck? Thinking I might be able to take down the street side porch light up there and, drilling hole into it, add a reinforced base plate for a light antenna. Hole to inside trailer already there. If that works, big issue is …figuring out how to run the cable inside the walls and down to router?

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Why don't you just attach it to the side of the fridge vent cap and down the cable down the chase?

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Old 01-19-2020, 08:43 PM   #668
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Didn't do it today but I added a Jack-E-Up socket to the trailer tongue so I could remove the trailer jack after hooking up to the tow vehicle. The hatch on my Land Rover would hit the jack with the trailer attached. Plus it makes it harder to steal if the jack is removed...
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:12 PM   #669
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Well worth the money if it slows someone down from stealing your trailer.
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:42 PM   #670
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Finished Mod. # 32 So that's 6 perimeter lights, should be nice and bright for those times when I want to see what's happening outside and when we're out walking Gertie around the trailer in the pitch black. Always nice to see any potential threats when you're walking a 6 lb. dog in the dark.
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Have you encountered any animals that showed an interest in your dog?


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Price of anything that includes the word Tactical is twice what the same thing costs without the word Tactical.


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Show me a better flashlight.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:18 PM   #673
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Show me a better flashlight.

I don't believe I said anything about the quality of the flashlight.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:34 PM   #674
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I have been very happy with the couple Fenix flashlights I've had. Honest specs, very good quality materials, rugged and well made. glass rather than plastic lenses, so they don't scratch, well engineered reflectors so the ligthing pattern is smooth and consistent. regulated output so the brightness is constant as the battery wears down. high efficiency, so you get good battery life even at high output levels, and they don't get hot under extended use.

https://www.fenixlighting.com/

had a single AAA 'LD01' for many years as my everyday carry light, now carrying a RC05...
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these *cheap* flashlights have actually been quite decent. their white isn't quite as white as the fenix lamps, and they are made with cheaper anodizing, but for the price, pretty darn hard to beat.

https://www.banggood.com/Astrolux-A0...p-1026854.html
(single AAA powered light, only a bit bigger than the LD01, they were originally $3 each, but even at $10 each are still a good deal)

https://www.banggood.com/MECO-2-5-Mo...-p-982520.html
(powered by a single 18650 rechargable, insanely bright, this is the light I grab when I hear a noise, such as a potential car crash,, outside at night. the zoom lets you throw a narrow spot a LONG distance, or cover a wide field)


note banggood.com ships direct from china, so these can take weeks to arrive.
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Price of anything that includes the word Tactical is twice what the same thing costs without the word Tactical.
in flashlights, tactical means a push button switch in the tail end of the light, suitable for holding in a overhead fist, such that your thumb is on the back to push that button.
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I have been very happy with the couple Fenix flashlights I've had.

Then don't look at their youtube videos because they use Fenix as an example.


I am not trying to start flashlight wars, I just thought you guys might be interested in looking at them.
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Have you encountered any animals that showed an interest in your dog?
I can tell that you've never walked a 6# dog. She gets picked up at least once a day. That's usually followed by "don't worry he's friendly" after their off leash pit bull has coming running for us.

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Price of anything that includes the word Tactical is twice what the same thing costs without the word Tactical.
You're right, I just bought a very similar flashlight, 24 bucks CDN. with very similar specs. I really looked through the available offerings and by the time I was finished I was tired of seeing "tactical" used in so many ads.

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Then don't look at their youtube videos because they use Fenix as an example.


I am not trying to start flashlight wars, I just thought you guys might be interested in looking at them.
i saw my cheap $8 chinese zoom light in one of their videos (the 2nd banggood.com link in my 2nd post above), but after watching 3 of them didn't see Fenix mentioned at all.

I'm more interested in small flashlights in the 100-200 lumen max range, not 1000+ lumen torches, as I mostly use my flashlight for upclose work, not for security. a 1000 lumen flashlight is totally blinding when used at 3 feet. and it also blinds everyone else you shine it towards.
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