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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By CaptainGizmo
My point was not to have an argument of “if it...

My point was not to have an argument of “if it hurts when you hit your hand with a banner, then don’t do that.” Instead, the point was to back up a suspicion that has been circulating on the forums....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-22-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Exclamation T-Mobile Blocks "Tablet" Plans with CAT18 (and above)

Wanted to provide a current post, as of today 1/22/22/

I've just confirmed after spending last couple days digging through tech posts, documents, and multiple phone calls.

T-Mobile ABSOLUTELY...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 01-12-2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By CaptainGizmo
You’re not alone. I’m not gonna go into all...

You’re not alone.

I’m not gonna go into all the history but the process of loading trips (via Trip Planner) into the 890 with BaseCamp is horrible…even if you CAN get the 890 to mount (which I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-08-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Yup…gotta get out and see all the cool stuff to...

Yup…gotta get out and see all the cool stuff to take your money. LOL

https://www.homedepot.com/p/QuakeHOLD-Black-Multi-Use-Electronic-Safety-Strap-VCR-Stereo-4173/100133203
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-08-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Yeah. I’d remove the feet and use HD Velcro. I...

Yeah. I’d remove the feet and use HD Velcro. I love the dual-lok stuff which stays clean since it’s plastic on both sides. However, in this case, the HD Velcro’s fabric will provide a layer of sound...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 12-02-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Noel :: 2015 Newell 2020P

Noel :: 2015 Newell 2020P (2021-12-02 16:30:11)
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 11-11-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Yes. As mentioned, LOCK the dates of your...

Yes. As mentioned, LOCK the dates of your confirmed stops!
That way, whatever you do will not disrupt them. In fact, if you attempt to add a stop that takes up too many days, you’ll get a warning.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-08-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Poor bastard. [emoji23]

Poor bastard. [emoji23]
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-08-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Yes. That’s why you select THIS IS TEMPORARY!!

Yes. That’s why you select THIS IS TEMPORARY!!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-08-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By CaptainGizmo
It’s there but it’s LIMITED!!! 348414

It’s there but it’s LIMITED!!!
348414
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-08-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Regarding using the app, it will only let you...

Regarding using the app, it will only let you “Update” to your current area; which is obviously based on your phone’s location.

This info is taken right from the Home Location on the app:
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-30-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By CaptainGizmo
[emoji108] Garmin, in general, is hard to top.

[emoji108] Garmin, in general, is hard to top.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-30-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By CaptainGizmo
DO NOT GET A GPS WITH AN INTEGRATED DASH CAM!!...

DO NOT GET A GPS WITH AN INTEGRATED DASH CAM!! Here’s why…

It’s a horrible marriage for an RV because, by the time you align the camera, including lane departure, the GPS is SO FAR OUT OF REACH...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-28-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Alternative to Garmin

I know this doesn’t give you the answer of “try this one”…but…Holy cow, this is one thing I wouldn’t trust with a cheap Chinese amazon model!

Yeah, Garmin isn’t perfect and it’s expensive, but...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-28-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Google earth vs. Google maps

My point was to be technically accurate since, as in this case, the smallest terminology can throw someone a big curveball.

Rick, in his OP, asked for suggestions for planning to which RK911...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-27-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By CaptainGizmo
RV Maps Software?

Rick,

Just in case you’ve misunderstood the suggestion above was GOOGLE MAPS, NOT GOOGLE EARTH.

Not being nit-picky; those are two different software applications and have entirely different...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-26-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Honestly, it’s become hard to beat the RV LIFE...

Honestly, it’s become hard to beat the RV LIFE suite. Between RVTW, the RVLIFE App, plus integration with CAMPGROUNDREVIEWS.com…
pretty much the best all around.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 10-25-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Hysterical. Sorry bout that. The issue is,...

Hysterical. Sorry bout that.

The issue is, as I’ve said, you do NOT get RV GPS navigation in the RV LIFE APP unless you have a PRO sub. Doesn’t make any difference if you’re just an RVTW...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 10-25-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Not making sense really. But I think I know what...

Not making sense really. But I think I know what you’re “confused” about.

The “RV SPECS” you input into the App will be for the RV GPS guidance. Those have nothing to do with the trip you’ve...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 10-25-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Your question needs a bit of clarification. But...

Your question needs a bit of clarification. But let me give you this…

Do you need “Pro” to “connect” to RVLife? The answer your is “no”; you don’t need a Pro subscription to sync your RVTW trips...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-23-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By CaptainGizmo
This doesn’t sound right at all. The iPhone 5S...

This doesn’t sound right at all. The iPhone 5S has 4G LTE band support, so how would it not work?

But then again, we’re taking about at$t so nothing will surprise me.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-20-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By CaptainGizmo
T-Mobile and Peplink BUNDLE!

tetranz
I think you’re missing the big point here. It’s not about pricing.

When other carriers balk at the concept of using an enterprise router on their system, let alone even know what a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-20-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By CaptainGizmo
T-Mobile and Peplink BUNDLE!

Well well well…just as we’ve all found; T-Mobile has just proven that they have no problem with using a PepWave router on their system. As other carriers have no clue, throttle, or flat out block a...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-10-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By CaptainGizmo
I hadn't realized, or used, the "RV Life" apps...

I hadn't realized, or used, the "RV Life" apps for the forums. I've been using TAPATALK for iPhone for quite a while, instead. But, I don't think that's the issue...at least from the "viewing"...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-09-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Ha. So I’m not as crazy as Dutch Star Don told...

Ha. So I’m not as crazy as Dutch Star Don told me I am for telling him this was happening on his posts! [emoji1787]

Couldn’t figure out any pattern, app, or platform. But I still blamed it on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 63,215
Posted By CaptainGizmo
And so the close of this book and onto the next. ...

And so the close of this book and onto the next.

The travels of the Red Baron will soon continue!
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-07-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By CaptainGizmo
It DOES warn you. Many folks misunderstand...

It DOES warn you.

Many folks misunderstand how RVTW Planned Trips are navigated within the RVL app…
When you use RVL to navigate, you will be selecting YOUR NEXT STOP/WAYPOINT. So, this location...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-06-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By CaptainGizmo
I believe you’re asking to why there are 3, not...

I believe you’re asking to why there are 3, not which one to use.

That section you see, is to select a preference as to which mapping service RV LIFE will “launch” when you navigate to your next...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-02-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Um, well yeah… The MAX BR1 MK2 and TRANSIT...

Um, well yeah…

The MAX BR1 MK2 and TRANSIT are both READY TO RUN out of the box.

I’ve had them both and currently running the Transit Duo which is fantastic.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-01-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Send the Feedback to the RVTW/RVL team, from...

Send the Feedback to the RVTW/RVL team, from within the app Support feature.
Doing it here, will only lead to a discussion rather than a suggest for a fix.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-31-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,533
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Privacy: How do you deal with gaps in driver/passenger side shades

Dutch Star Don did a nice angle cut from plastic then Velcro’d to the wall.

But seriously, do this…

YOU stand buck naked, right there in the salon.

Now, have your wife go outside and just...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-25-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Sorry it wasn't more help. Maybe they'll give us...

Sorry it wasn't more help. Maybe they'll give us a large icon option in the future.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-24-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 118,368
Posted By CaptainGizmo
HUH? ZERO! The Transit is more than capable. ...

HUH? ZERO!
The Transit is more than capable.
After all, in a 45’ Coach, how much more RF power do you feel you need?
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-23-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By CaptainGizmo
This is a “trick” for you…a kind of workaround,...

This is a “trick” for you…a kind of workaround, if you will:

Browsers have a zoom feature which will ENLARGE the entire contents of the browser window.

While the feature is available by menu,...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By CaptainGizmo
A couple things to add here: 1. Not sure...

A couple things to add here:

1. Not sure how many of you practice this technique, but I do it for many “computer” tasks; whether editing photos, videos, or creating documents. I will almost...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-22-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Ha! Toldja so, Mike. :D

Ha! Toldja so, Mike. :D
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-22-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Streaming setup?

Not the best idea, actually…and I won’t get into a long dissertation why. But you just experienced one of the problems with a direct cable tether; copyright protection.

Depending on your Vz plan,...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-22-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By CaptainGizmo
This is the problem, and it's a common one and...

This is the problem, and it's a common one and something that users just don't understand very well. It's a bit of a "pro" tip, so I'm not being condescending when I say that most people mess up on...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-22-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Ah HA! Ok.. Now with these details on the...

Ah HA! Ok..

Now with these details on the details, I see what you’re doing incorrectly.

Mike is right; the way you access the INFO you have entered for your stops is in the TRIPS panel. On a...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-21-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Whoopp...nope...my bad. That's not your problem,...

Whoopp...nope...my bad. That's not your problem, but I know what is!

Your problem is because the STOP you have selected HAS NO INFORMATION in the RVTW database!

I just tested it with a couple...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-21-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Stop Details Can't be Accessed

Pardon the clarification, but you said you “HOVER” the mouse over the More Details button…

You DO realize, you have to CLICK that button, right?

Not to insult, but sometimes it’s the smallest...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By CaptainGizmo
In short, yes, I keyless ignition system can be...

In short, yes, I keyless ignition system can be added. You may not like the cost, though.

There ARE some workarounds like in the old days. One, the ignition switch may be able to be configured...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-17-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By CaptainGizmo
You gotta good plan! [emoji106]

You gotta good plan! [emoji106]
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-17-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Sorry you had a data loss. Just to be clear,...

Sorry you had a data loss.

Just to be clear, the APP is an adjunct to the RVTW website. The planning must be done via the website, whether a mobile or desktop browser. Trip planning is NOT done...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-17-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 65,384
Posted By CaptainGizmo
Best to do a search for that topic. It’s king and...

Best to do a search for that topic. It’s king and involved and there are some “tricks” involved.

Other than that, you can follow the tutorials posted on the “Send To GPS…” function or their...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-17-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By CaptainGizmo
It’s really awkward for sure!! Ya gotta enter...

It’s really awkward for sure!!
Ya gotta enter your ESN..yet it seems to ask it every time anyways. Pain.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-17-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CaptainGizmo
[emoji106]Threw me off as well!

[emoji106]Threw me off as well!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-16-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CaptainGizmo
I must have misinterpreted the OP's post; I...

I must have misinterpreted the OP's post; I thought he was asking for help on getting the Android version of RV Life app to work with CarPlay.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-16-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By CaptainGizmo
RV LIFE APP does support CarPlay. Been using it...

RV LIFE APP does support CarPlay. Been using it for months.

Check your android CarPlay settings to make sure RVLIFE’s app is enabled.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-16-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 65,384
Posted By CaptainGizmo
RV Trip Wizard 101

pdeinc
Sounds like you have a handle on what’s going on. And just so we’re clear of what I suggest…

I always use a garmin GPS for navigation, backed up by one of my iPhone navigation apps. I...
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