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- September 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm #72787
I have finally had a chance to both tinker and document the modifications & customizations I’m making to my Oliver.
This Teak Shower Mat is something I’ve had for years in my Airstream and really Like it to shoe marks in the shower. Purchased from Teakworks4u. $189 plus shipping. They have the Oliver LE II template in their system.September 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm #72793September 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm #72796
This mod will most likely create the most questions and I believe is the single most beneficial addition I could make to my Oliver. BTW prior to joining Apple, I lead mobility enterprise solutions for 10 years with AT&T and I know what really works and what is just a gimmick from a cellular and wifi booster reference standpoint.
CradlePoint Cellular Router: COR IBR900 Series
Here is why:
Enterprise Commercial-Grade hardware
Supports LTE-Advanced (next generation Cellular protocol – next 3 years Future Proof)
Supports SIM-Based Auto-Carrier Selection built in 2 SIM trays expandable to 4. Allows you to have either more than 1 Cellular Carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.) or allows you do double up on SIMs from same Cellular Carrier to prevent throttling back or exceeding data plan.
Fully Ruggedized and built for vehicle vibration, temperatures, etc.
Intelligent remote configuration via Cloud Access
Redundant Power Capable
WiFi: Dual-band, dual-concurrent WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)* Wave 2
External Mounted Antenna: 3-in-1 GPS & Modem Screw-Mount
https://cradlepoint.com/ products/accessories/3-1-gps- modem-screw-mount
Amplifies Cellular & GPS Reception by a full 5 watts (Cellphone & Tablets only 0.5 watts)
Significant improves cell & GPS signal reception thereby giving you stronger signal strength and increased bandwidth throughput. Gives you priority ranking of network vs. cellphones, tablets, & consumer hotspot devices.
AT&T Data Plan (Unlimited +)
You also have the option to buy program month to month or prepaid. Only subscribe when you need to use it or add it to family plan
Allows you to use your home DIRECTV account with no charge against your Data Plan or you can subscribe to DIRECTV NOW if you do not have DIRECTV at home.
https://www.att.com/bundles/ directv-now-unlimited-plus. html
The Cradlepoint router will work as the nerve center for your Oliver. Providing you constant and consistent wifi coverage in about 98% of the US. Also, it gives you the ability to jump from carrier to carrier via a webbed portal.
Now that you have WiFi all the time you now have a connected RV. You can use wifi to place wifi calls, FaceTime calls Video or Audio only. Stream video, Music, gaming to your Trailer via laptop, iPad, iPhone, or AppleTV, and stream Over the Air Directv without data charges if you are an AT&T customer.
I may use devices inside trailer like Nest Protect battery version (Smoke & CO2 detector). You can hook up WebCams, and other home automation products that run on WiFi.
I’ll also run my iPads of the trailers WiFi vs the iPads embedded cellular receiver because the trailers wifi will always have a stronger signal than the iPads embedded cellular antenna.
I will also run my MacBook via the trailers WiFi which is great for working on the road.September 30, 2017 at 4:27 pm #72799
Dependable Flashlight at hand and always in the same place…
Olight r50 pro seeker $159 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MFBMCIG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1September 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm #72802September 30, 2017 at 4:34 pm #72805September 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm #72808
Don’t know why, but I can’t open any of your pictures.
"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."
LE2 #92 (sold), Black Series HQ19September 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm #72811
LevelMatePRO is a wireless vehicle leveling system that utilizes Bluetooth® 4.0 to connect with your smartphone or tablet. The system allows you to know how much height is required to reach a level position and where that height is needed. LevelMatePRO also allows you to save and recall your hitch position for quick and easy reconnects to your tow vehicle. It was designed for use with both driveable and towable vehicles. For driveable vehicles, the height required to reach a level position is displayed for each wheel so you can stack all of your blocks for each wheel and drive onto them once. Eliminate the trial and error associated with multiple attempts to get your vehicle level…level it on the first try! Recommended uses are RV’s, mobile medical vehicles, food service vehicles, concession vehicles, mobile emergency command post vehicles, race car trailers, horse trailers and more. Simplify your vehicle setup, reduce setup time and increase safety with the LevelMatePRO system. Amazon $139.99 https://www.amazon.com/LevelMatePRO-Bluetooth®-Vehicle-Leveling-System/dp/B01FGGSWPW
Hidden in the bulkhead above closet door very close to the center of the trailer.
1 user thanked author for this post.September 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm #72814September 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm #72817September 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm #72820
Marinco EEL Pigtail Adapters. Allows me to plug into a standard 110 in my storage unit and run A/C (thanks, easy-start) and lighting, etc. I have a bucket under the A/C drain not to flood out my concrete slab in the storage unit. I love the built-in flashlight and quick grip lock no more misthreading outlet $63.84 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IJJLZO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1September 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm #72823
110 Outlet Surge Protector for Storage Unit. Tripp Lite Isobar 2 Outlet Surge Protector/Suppressor, Direct Plug-in, & $10K INSURANCE (ISOBLOK2-0). Amazon $22.76 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000510R4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1September 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm #72826
I’m curious if the CradlePoint WiFi is strong enough to reach the vehicle. Is the antenna that you had on the back of your Ollie part of the CradlePoint package or is that from a third party?
I dig the umbrella stand. I’ll have to look into the LevelMate – it sounds like a great solution especially when traveling solo..
Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor
1 user thanked author for this post.September 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm #72829
Here is a great one that I learned from the Marine Industry: Viking Composite LP Tanks 22 Pounds each. Half the weight of steel tanks and they do not rust. Plus they are see-thru so you always can visually inspect your propane levels. Does require you to install an RV mount tray in place of the standard mount since these tanks have a flat bottom. Tanks were $149 each on Amazon and RV Mount is $40 direct from Viking Cylinder web store.September 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm #72832
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