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gringostar

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About gringostar

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  • Birthday 08/01/1968

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  • Interests
    Camping, Toyotas, RV's, motorcycles

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    Mini-Cruiser, 1986, 20.5' long
  • Location
    Costa Mesa, CA
  1. Alpha Wifi Booster

    Hi. Is this all I need? The OP listed two devices. Do I need them both or just one? Thank you!!
  2. Seattle Summer 2017 Toyota RV's Meet Up

    Bainbridge Island has a great campsite. I'm always up for a trip to Seattle. https://biparks.org/fay-bainbridge-park-campground/
  3. Alpha Wifi Booster

    It says the first item is out of stock. Do we need both items to work correctly or is it one or the other?
  4. Alpha Wifi Booster

    Does that mean I can cut my wifi and hook up with Starbucks from my home? It says up to 7 miles.
  5. Mr. Heater?

    Yes I was only thinking for when I'm parked in the Walmart parking lot. Otherwise my ac has heat. Thank you. The Mr Heater has several safety features.
  6. Mr. Heater?

    Hello. I have no furnace. The previous owner of my rig used a "Mr. Heater." They look pretty safe. Has anyone used one in their Toy?
  7. Baja and/or mainland

    Hi, I'm in So Cal and go to Baja California a lot. I drove to Cabo San Lucas with my Mini-Cruiser and dog last Christmas 2016-2017. I'll go down there just about anytime. Keep me posted. The trip was 34 hours of driving and there are MANY MANY roads that are out, meaning about 25% of the time you're driving on dirt and rocks. My back and shoulder still hurt.
  8. Thank you. I'll check it out. Does it matter there is no freezer? Does anyone have a freezer on here?
  9. Yeah. I just looked on CL. The cheapest is $500 with no guarantee https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rvs/d/dometic-rm2351-lp-and-110/6304809795.html There are some $1000 ones too: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/app/d/rv-refrigerator-dometic-ndaway/6296915594.html I just hate Craigslist. So many liars. I prefer Ebay. Even Ebay/Paypal give you 60 day guarantee.
  10. Hello, I bought my 1986 Mini-Cruiser about a year and a half ago. It came with solar panels, an inverter, and a 115 v dorm refrigerator. The solar will only power the refrigerator in the day time. Obviously, the original refrigerator died and they replaced it with a dorm refrigerator. I really don't want to spend $500-$1000 for a new 3 way refrigerator. If I want just the 3 way refrigerator, it looks like It'll cost me $500 and if I want a freezer too, it'll cost me $820.00 Any other options? Thank you!!
  11. Solar barely runs refrigerator

    I'm running a 115 v dorm refrigerator.
  12. Why did you decide to stay at so many RV parks? I've done the trip twice, and we park at Pemex stations. We ask permission and they always say "Sí" We discovered that much of Mexico is basically a large dirt parking lot. (Except for the big cities of course).
  13. Solar barely runs refrigerator

    Hello I bought my Toy with an awesome solar power set up. I have one solar strip of panels on the roof, a huge Duracell deep-cycle battery, and 2300 watt inverter. When there is sun, the solar panels charge up the battery to 13 volts, no problem. But, when the sun goes down, with the refrigerator on, the battery dips to 11.1 volts. I pretty much can't run anything else at that point. If I want to run anything else, I have turn the refrigerator off first. Questions (please): Should I get a smaller refrigerator (cube), another solar panel, a smaller inverter, another battery, or maybe a lithium battery, or all of the above? Obviously, cost is my number one concern. Thanks.
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