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RE: MH levelers

I am guilty also, but only in rare cases. With manual jacks, I try to extend only enough to level or if the pad is level, just to stabilize. In my drive at home, I have to fully extend the front jacks to level for the fridge, but try to keep the tires on the ground.
Johno02 08/31/14 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worried about a/c failing and dogs cooking

With three vents on top of the MH, and a Fantastic fan with a cover, we can be comfortable leaving our dogs in the MH while we are gone. If we have to be parked in full sun, we are more careful, and usually leave a floor fan running and a big bowl of water. Unless there is an emergency, we never leave our dogs for long periods, but we know that they can do well for up to 8 hours at the most. We try not to ever be away longer than that, but emergencies do happen. Leaving the dogs inside was out primary reason for getting a motorized RV instead of a trailer. Now they can stay in the same space we are in, and if we are comfortable, usually they are also.
Johno02 08/31/14 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Worried about a/c failing and dogs cooking

This was one of our big concers, so we installed a thermostatic controlled Fantastic Fan. We leave it open, and the thermostat set somewhat above the normal temperature. We also leave at least one of the other vents open, or sometimes a rear window or two open a bit. The idea is, and t works, that if power goes off and temps go up, the fan which is on the battery, will keep a bit of air moving, and take the hottest air out the vent. This way, the inside gets no hotter than the outside air. We know this works, as we leave the fan on when we are parked at home with ac off, and the fan keeps the heat from building up.
Johno02 08/31/14 10:25am Travel Trailers
RE: do you leave your awnings out?

With a manual awning, if we are staying more than overnight, The awning is staked down if it is out. Especially is we put one or both legs on the ground instead of leaving them attached to the side of the MH. If any question about the weather, roll it up just to make sure. If just rain, I prefer to leave it out to serve its purpose. Always make sure on end is down to drain. We spend three months in one location, and only rolled it up one time. Our site was very sheltered, and with high winds up in the trees, only breezes at the RV, but lots of hard rain.
Johno02 08/30/14 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Satellite Dishes?

Get a used dish at a yard sale cheap, and build you a low-to-the-ground, stable base for it, all under $50. Lots of people have, so there are many designs to use for the base. Wood, plastic pipe are some of the materials. Most critical is the LNB on the dish. Aiming is simple, and a lot less than the hundreds of dollars that folks can spend on automatic ones. Some of us have to make do with a lot less, but get as good or better reception for free. I have posted pictures several times here, and so have others.
Johno02 08/29/14 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does anyone tow a "sporty" car?

Problem is that most are not four-wheel towable. Have to use dolly or trailer. We used to tow a Tarus wagon with an axle lock installed.
Johno02 08/29/14 08:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: DISH TV - Problem accessing satellite signal

CW achieved their goal! if it works or not is your problem. They got their money, your got your problem. Mission Complete!
Johno02 08/28/14 08:45pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Simple Winterization Procedure

Another option is to get an RV tech to come out and do it for you. Or take it to a service location.
Johno02 08/28/14 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Simple Winterization Procedure

Check to see if you have a winterizeing connection between the water tank and the pump. Some come with one, or it is not difficult to install one. If you have it, then all you do is drain everything, drain and bypass the water heater, stick a hose into the bottle of RV antifreeze, and run each faucet, toilet and shower untill pink stuff comes out. DO NOT recomment antifreeze in fresh water tank. It takes forever to get it out, and the taste lingers forever.
Johno02 08/28/14 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lenoir, N.C. to Bristol, Tn.

I have not made that particular route, but from what little I know or the roads in that area, I wouldn't do it. With my 30' and driving the toad instead of towing, we could probably make it, but slowly.
Johno02 08/28/14 06:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Changing degrees c to degrees f

use the GPS and ignore it.
Johno02 08/28/14 11:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 50% Discount in Federal Parks could Disappear!

Some of us seniors in a 20K motorhome, living on fixed income Social security that we worked and paid into for 40+ years will take any kind of discount we can get. Most of the time the discounts are the only way we can get away from all the yuppies. The ones in the 250K+ class As usually don't bother with the discount campgrounds we have to use and enjoy. Keep going with the kids and a tent, you are making some of the best memories you will ever have! Enjoy it while you can, when all the campgrounds and public areas are sold to the highest bidder, and/or run by private concessionairs, none of us will have anything we can afford. Only for the rich and famous.
Johno02 08/26/14 07:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Changing degrees c to degrees f

After reading your original post, I realized that you said you don't have steering wheel controls. Does that mean that the gauges have the numbers and KPH markings painted on? From what I read in the book, that may not be an option to change. Sorry.
Johno02 08/26/14 06:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changing degrees c to degrees f

It is set in the settings on your digital readout. Here is a link to the owners manual with details on how to set it. Good Luck, and always remember, when all else fails, RTFM! link to manual
Johno02 08/26/14 06:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changing degrees c to degrees f

Check your owners manual. There is probably a set-up feature to change the reading. Funny thing, our HHR is the same way. it has numbers, and a small light that indicates MPH or KPH. it can be changed as one of the setup options. if I am moving when I change it, the speedo needle will jump from one value to another. The numbers don't change, just where the needle points. The Temperature readings and odometer readings change at the same time. real easy to change, just read the book. BTW, don't bother asking the mechanics at the dealer, they probably don't know either.
Johno02 08/26/14 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No RV'er wave?

Its not that folks are not friendly, but that it is very difficult to see the other driver, even if they do wave. I wave a lot, especially if we are on two lane roads where we can be seen. Get a lot of waves back too. Also, most of us drive with both hands on the wheel, especially when expecting a wind surge from the oncoming vehicle.
Johno02 08/25/14 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dash Cams

Just remember, the cams are great evidence in court if you are the injured party and need proof of what happened. Problem is, if you have one that is recording something that is or could have been your fault, the other side can and will use it against you. They can demand that the video be made available as evidence. Solution is to have it mounted so that it can be removed quickly, and hidden from view.
Johno02 08/23/14 10:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Jackson, TN

This campground is up at Bristol, TN., and has been voted best in Tennessee several times. And, it is PassPort America, except during holidays and Race Week. Have been there several times and fully recommend it.
Johno02 08/23/14 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BOTH roof AC units running on a 20 amp power source?

Yes, Blunt, and the intent was to be so. Overloading your circuits can be very dangerous, and expensive. Carefully find out exactly what is going on, and especially watch for overheating on wires cords and pluge as you do so. And yes, runing both on a 20A circuit is possible, especially if they do not start at the same time. Generally the ratings are overstated, so the actual draw can only be determined by accurate measurement. And, most 20A circuits will take a bit of overload for a while. I have had both ACs running on a 30A circuit, but even with 30A breakers and plugs, they will begin to show a lot of heat, especially at the plugs, due to higher resistance there. Now, I do know that it will work, but probably is not a good idea to depend on.
Johno02 08/23/14 01:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Wi-Fi Refund

If it is a free service, then they should refund you exactly what you paid for it.
Johno02 08/23/14 10:31am Technology Corner
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