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Nilrem

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    N E Somerset
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    Caravanning, RC planes, web site design.
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    Toyota Land Cruiser
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    Hymer Nova.

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  1. Most caravan tv brackets come with a quick release fitting which you attach (bolt) to a standard tv. You can normally get replacements of the tv fitting if you know the supplier of the pull down mechanism. I would suggest they contact a swift dealer who may be able to help. This earlier post might give some further info: https://www.caravantalk.co.uk/community/topic/123435-2017-swift-challenger-tv-bracket/
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    Useful APPS

    OpenSignal - an App for finding direction and strength of nearest cell tower. Useful if you have a MiFi. I have the IOS version. Not sure if there is an Android version.
  3. What about mounting the tv under the shelf. The shelf is likely to be more able to support the weight. https://www.cablechick.com.au/cables/fold-away-lcd-tv-ceiling-mount-20kg-black.html
  4. You could consider a monthly data contract with EE or Three and cancel the contract when you don't need the MiFi. We do this each summer and this year negotiated 50GB/month for £15/month with EE. If you already have a phone contract with EE they seem to be very helpful.
  5. On my EV the "winter" use reduces the range from an average of 140 miles to 125. In summer if I use the AC the range drops to about 130. The use of the other electrical items doesn't seem to have any affect as they run off a different battery. The advertised range of the car is slightly less than I am experiencing. It depends on how heavy your foot is.
  6. I am pretty sure that the IEE regs state that the cable used in the installation must be heat resistant, flexible and regularly supported due to the vibration experienced when travelling. As to using standard household sockets I personally wouldn't. Do any caravan manufacturers use them?
  7. You asked the same question in your post earlier this month and it was answered with a number of options. One combination would be a Huawei E5577 with a NETGEAR 6000450 MIMO 2 TS-9 Antenna. There are many others. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-Low-Cost-Super-Fast-Portable-Warranty/dp/B011YM0OXU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Huawei+E5577C&qid=1566890434&s=gateway&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-6000450-Antenna-Aircard-Hotspots/dp/B00DN3J03O/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=netgear+4g+antenna&qid=1566890507&s=gateway&sr=8-3
  8. I would be very interested to know what the unit underneath the Huawei MiFi is. Looks like an external aerial booster for the MiFi.
  9. Nilrem

    Multimeter

    TLC have it for £100. Useful piece of kit. https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Manufacturers/Dilog/Test_Meter_PV_Clamp_Meters/index.html
  10. Really depends what you want to do with it. For example if its to provide your broadband at home you may choose a different one to using one when travelling about in a caravan. If its for the caravan you can't go far wrong with the Huawei E5577C which works in Europe and has 2x External antenna connector type TS-9 in case you want to use an external aerial. There are of course many others but that was my choice.
  11. Can you clarify exactly what you are trying to do. Which 4G aerial have you got?
  12. This may be the IEE reg that Ern was referring to. Paragraph 11. https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Book/7.9.2.htm
  13. You may be able to replace the switch with a caravan 12v dimmer switch. If you google this there are a few examples.
  14. Personally I would go for a "dumb" tv and a Fire stick or Roku stick. I haven't been too impressed with our Sony and Panasonic smart TVs. A friend has a LG smart tv which seems to have better sw. The sw that comes with the Roku and Firestick is IMO far better. Camp Site WiFi tends to be to slow for streaming and anyway often not fair on others using the sites wifi. You are better off with an EE or Three Data SIM with a Huawei MiFi unit.
  15. We have the Roku Express Stick which does the same and is a little cheaper. We use it with our EE Sim and a Huawei E5577-4G MiFi with no issues on most sites. Having had two smart TVs I would recommend using a Fire Stick or Roku Stick as they tend to be better streaming devices and you can take it home with you to use on the home tv.
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