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 Topic: *New Owner* Solar Plans......
Re: *New Owner* Solar Plans...... [message #327067 is a reply to message #327062] Wed, 13 December 2017 07:38
Matt Colie is currently offline  Matt Colie   United States
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Austen,

Welcome to the group, family, cult, asylum...

Glad you made it here. There is a small problem. You posted to "Sandbox" and while this is a part of the main forum, the forum is actually a mirror of an e-mail group that about half the participants still use. Those mail people can't see your post and actually won't even know about it.

I suggest that you literally do a copy and paste both messages (you could combine them) to a forum post. That way you will get the attention of lots of owners right away.

If you put the basic information in you sigfile (go to <Control Panel/Account Settings> and scroll down, then be sure to scroll down to <update>) that will help those that will want to be of assistance to you. Remember that the e-mail readers can't see the header at the page top. So, if you put in your real name (so those you meet know who you are), a short bit about the coach (particularly year and model) and a geographic reference, that all helps.

By buying a GMC and finding your way here, you have become part of an amazing community of people that are both helpful and supportive. As the only other community that I know of that is like this is that of the watermen of my world, I like to welcome new owners much as a new owner or vessel is welcomed there. So,

May the Good Lord bless this coach and all those that set forth within her.

Welcome Austen

Matt


Matt & Mary Colie - '73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan
OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Twixt A2 and Detroit
Re: *New Owner* Solar Plans...... [message #327068 is a reply to message #327062] Wed, 13 December 2017 08:19
Matt Colie is currently offline  Matt Colie   United States
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Austen,

You are planning a system that is way more complex than it needs to be to accomplish all that you want.
I suggest that you download and digest the manual for the inverter.

You only have a 26 foot long coach. You don't need the Volume and Weight that you are proposing.
You really need to move this all over to the forum. There are more than a few there that have done all or most of what you propose.

Matt


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Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan
OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Twixt A2 and Detroit
Forum: GMCnet
 Topic: Any experience with Lock and Lube Grease coupler?
Re: [GMCnet] Any experience with Lock and Lube Grease coupler? [message #327065 is a reply to message #327060] Wed, 13 December 2017 06:39
Les Burt[1] is currently offline  Les Burt[1]   United States
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Generic grease gun couplers are a PITA, unless you understand how to use them. For a simple trick, keep reading.

When new, grease gun couplers can be hard to engage the zerk, and harder to remove. If under pressure during removal, you risk breaking the zerk if you force the coupler. Under these circumstances, you often damage the jaws, and this is why the coupler won't stay engaged on older grease guns.

The above is because we are not using the generic coupler to its full potential.

SIMPLE TRICK

The coupler jaws are held in place with a threaded collar. When new, the collar is quite tight. Before first use, loosen that collar with pliers, and re-install barely finger tight.

Now, if your coupler is hard to remove, don't force it. Loosen the collar first, and the coupler will release the zerk without effort and frustration.

I was changing couplers every few months until I started doing the above. Now the couplers have lasted several years without problems, and they no longer fall off the zerk by themselves. I now rarely need to hold the coupler while greasing, and can operate my guns with both hands. Most of my guns have 14" hose wips and long levers, which require both hands to operate.


I can't take credit for the above trick as it was posted on GMCNet a while back.

Les Burt
Montreal
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Re: Any experience with Lock and Lube Grease coupler? [message #327069 is a reply to message #327060] Wed, 13 December 2017 08:29
Matt Colie is currently offline  Matt Colie   United States
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Wackster wrote on Tue, 12 December 2017 21:15
Thanks again. Good story. So Fort Schuyler = SUNY Maritime College? Personally, South Carolina sounds better than Michigan, but then I guess it all worked out for you. Safe travels. Hope our paths cross one day.

Yeap, SUNY.
South Carolina had some charm, but Ann Arbor was a great place to be young single and crazy - even if I was gone for months at a time in the summer. My brother has been known to mention that they have something blooming every day of the year, but he also neglects to mention that there is something that crawls and bites every day of the year. And there was not much demand for any king of engineers.

When you make it to an international (and you should), we will probably meet. We still don't know where 2018 fall is going to be. I'm not trying for Tucson.

Matt


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 Topic: [GMCnet] GMCnet on iPhone
Re: [GMCnet] GMCnet on iPhone [message #327066 is a reply to message #327058] Wed, 13 December 2017 06:49
Les Burt[1] is currently offline  Les Burt[1]   United States
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Rick,
What is preventing you from using the Apple mail app that comes with every iPhone?

This is what I use and editing is straight forward. It allows gmail access with none of the editing problems you've mentioned.


Les Burt
Montreal
'75 Eleganza 26'


> On Dec 12, 2017, at 7:10 PM, Richard Denney wrote:
>
> Billy,
>
> Maybe it's the iOS, but I can select and cut whole sections of text in
> other iOS apps, just not either of the apps put out by Google (and I have
> both GMail and Inbox). Inbox was fractionally better, which is why I went
> to it. I think part of it is the line they draw down the left to show the
> quote--selections that cross that line go haywire. Sometimes it works but
> usually it doesn't.
>
> I'm utterly unable to select and delete any part of the below quote, for
> example. Any attempt to select part of it selects all of it, and any
> attempt to then deselect part of it deselects all of it.
>
> Although, I did just postulate a theory based on having written the above,
> and it works. I added a line break in the quoted section that made a gap in
> the line running down the left edge. I was then able to select what was
> below it. That might be the workaround I was seeking.
>
> Google is even more opaque in responding to requests or acknowledging
> faults than is Apple. I'm happy to believe that some software geek at
> Google thinks Apple does it wrong and won't work around it, and the geek at
> Apple thinks likewise.
>
> But I have too many apps I use on the iPhone to change at this point, not
> least my government email app, which is unavailable on the less secure
> alternative platforms.
>
> Rick "who may have just solved the problem adequately" Denney
>
>
>> On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM Billy Massey wrote:
>>
>> Hi Rick
>> I use Gmails interface quite frequently on my Android (Galaxy S6) and am
>> able to highlight whole sections of text to be cut from a reply. It seems
>> to me that you might consider a new phone or just a device for email. I
>> find the Samsung Galaxys very accommodating. Sometimes I wish I had a
>> Galaxy Tab series but just can't imagine holding that biggo 9 x 6 slab up
>> to my head to use the phone. :-)
>>
>> bdub
>>
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Re: [GMCnet] GMCnet on iPhone [message #327070 is a reply to message #327066] Wed, 13 December 2017 10:21
Richard Denney is currently offline  Richard Denney   United States
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I'm trying to keep hobby emails on a separate app. No more, no less.

Rick "who has battles with iOS Mail, too" Denney

On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 5:50 AM Les Burt wrote:

> Rick,
> What is preventing you from using the Apple mail app that comes with every
> iPhone?
>
> This is what I use and editing is straight forward. It allows gmail access
> with none of the editing problems you've mentioned.
>
>
> Les Burt
> Montreal
> '75 Eleganza 26'
>
>
>> On Dec 12, 2017, at 7:10 PM, Richard Denney wrote:
>>
>> Billy,
>>
>> Maybe it's the iOS, but I can select and cut whole sections of text in
>> other iOS apps, just not either of the apps put out by Google (and I have
>> both GMail and Inbox). Inbox was fractionally better, which is why I went
>> to it. I think part of it is the line they draw down the left to show the
>> quote--selections that cross that line go haywire. Sometimes it works but
>> usually it doesn't.
>>
>> I'm utterly unable to select and delete any part of the below quote, for
>> example. Any attempt to select part of it selects all of it, and any
>> attempt to then deselect part of it deselects all of it.
>>
>> Although, I did just postulate a theory based on having written the
> above,
>> and it works. I added a line break in the quoted section that made a gap
> in
>> the line running down the left edge. I was then able to select what was
>> below it. That might be the workaround I was seeking.
>>
>> Google is even more opaque in responding to requests or acknowledging
>> faults than is Apple. I'm happy to believe that some software geek at
>> Google thinks Apple does it wrong and won't work around it, and the geek
> at
>> Apple thinks likewise.
>>
>> But I have too many apps I use on the iPhone to change at this point, not
>> least my government email app, which is unavailable on the less secure
>> alternative platforms.
>>
>> Rick "who may have just solved the problem adequately" Denney
>>
>>
>>> On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM Billy Massey wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Rick
>>> I use Gmails interface quite frequently on my Android (Galaxy S6) and am
>>> able to highlight whole sections of text to be cut from a reply. It
> seems
>>> to me that you might consider a new phone or just a device for email. I
>>> find the Samsung Galaxys very accommodating. Sometimes I wish I had a
>>> Galaxy Tab series but just can't imagine holding that biggo 9 x 6 slab
> up
>>> to my head to use the phone. :-)
>>>
>>> bdub
>>>
>> --
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>> 73 x-Glacier 230 "Jaws"
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Re: [GMCnet] GMCnet on iPhone [message #327071 is a reply to message #327070] Wed, 13 December 2017 12:06
SONICJK is currently offline  SONICJK   United States
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Why not just make a GMC specific email and keep the account separate in your app?
I have several accounts in my email, I can view one or all at any time.


Justin Brady http://www.thegmcrv.com/ 1976 Palm Beach 455
Re: [GMCnet] GMCnet on iPhone [message #327072 is a reply to message #327071] Wed, 13 December 2017 14:41
Richard Denney is currently offline  Richard Denney   United States
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Justin, it's been asked before. I struggle with managing so many accounts
in Mail. I prefer to uses a standalone app for Gmail. I don't have to
program an outgoing mail server, or worry that the ports will suddenly be
blocked, as has happened several times with my personal email. Gmail's apps
do the mailing at the other end of the app-server chain.

Rick "who likes the way Inbox categorizes and groups incoming mail" Denney

On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:06 AM Justin Brady wrote:

> Why not just make a GMC specific email and keep the account separate in
> your app?
> I have several accounts in my email, I can view one or all at any time.
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