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RE: Getting pic from camera card to win 10

You might try - start/settings/devices/autoplay then select the memory card default you want.
Clay L 09/30/16 02:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Water Softener System

I have the FloPuir Mark 8000 SEE HERE Cost is $182 and includes shipping if bought from the site above. Regeneration is done with a box of common table salt. It is similar to others like the "On-The-Go" water softener which is the one Camping World sells I believe. Both are 8000 grain units which means they will last longer than those with smaller numbers without requiring regeneration. Some folks use "Water Sticks" but the biggest one of those I have seen is only 1500 grains. The 10,000 grain units will last even longer before needing regeneration. I didn't have room for the bigger 10,000 grain model so I got the 8000 grain one. In AZ where we spent most of the winter the water hardness is about 50 grains per gallon. That means that an 8000 grain unit will soften about 160 gallons before needing to be regenerated. Since we use about 13 gallons of water per day we have to regenerate every 12 days or so. In our home in CO we have a water hardness of 20 GPG, there the softener will last about a month.
Clay L 09/24/16 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Corner weights in Forest City

I did it twice mainly because the numbers on the rear were higher than I expected. They were not exactly the same but were not too different.
Clay L 09/21/16 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Corner weights in Forest City

I went on a weekend day. They leave the scales on and you can see the weight in the window. You have to drive with the wheels off the scale to get corner weights. I took a friend with me to guide me so that I was half on and half off. I thought that might be a little more accurate but it has been a lot of years since I took Statics at UT and I might be wrong.
Clay L 09/20/16 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WiFi hotspots: What's the best product/plan for a part-timer?

Since we stopped traveling and have high speed internet (no data cap, 65 Mbps speed. $59 per month :)), we dropped our Verizon data plan. Recently we took a train trip from CO to NH (4 weeks) and wanted secure and available internet service so I bought a Verizon MiFi 6620L that handles 2G, 3G and 4G. I bought the unit, paid an activation fee and bought 10 GB of data (good for 60 days). The data cost was $100 and you can buy more if you want. Worked great. If I want to use it again sometime I can reactivate it and buy more data.
Clay L 09/09/16 03:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Replace Carpet in RV

I would use floating floor vinyl planks with interlocking edges. Home Depot has the Alure brand but there are others available that may be better suited to the temperature extremes RVs are sometimes subjected to.If the OP would like the vinyl interlocking planks, Allure Ultra is the product to use. It has a mechanical interlocking edge system. The Allure plank has a self adhesive edge and there have been problems with that in RV's. FWIW, I installed an interlocking composite wood and vinyl plank in my trailer. I made sure it had a good underlayment material under it, even with an attached rubber back. It has been installed through three MN Winters and is still looking nice. Folks that spill a lot of water on these planks or can't take a shower without a puddle on the floor should avoid them as they are not sealed on the edges and warping may occur. I used a plank laminate (Armstrong) in my motor home. As you say water can be an issue, so per their instructions, in areas that are subject to water and liquid spills (front of sink, refrigerator and step well) I used a waterproof glue on the seams and silicone caulk in the 1/4 inch required gap next to walls. Worked very well for the 7 years or so I had the motor home after that.
Clay L 09/09/16 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Replace Carpet in RV

I would use floating floor vinyl planks with interlocking edges. Home Depot has the Alure brand but there are others available that may be better suited to the temperature extremes RVs are sometimes subjected to.
Clay L 09/08/16 02:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tv signal booster?

This might be of interest. It shows what the coax connections are. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/ClayL/Winegard%20Wallplate%20back%20side%20cropped_zps2lsfucxv.jpg]
Clay L 09/07/16 11:57am Technology Corner
RE: Water softner - love it

The one I see most often is the blue one made by "On the go". It's a bit more expensive at $300. Does anyone know of any differences between the two? I have a friend with an On the Go and I couldn't see any difference between it and the FloPur Mark 8000. They both have premium resin beads and are 8000 grain units. Like FloPur they may make a 10,000 grain unit now.
Clay L 08/31/16 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Links don't open in a new tab / window

I have my mouse set so that pressing the wheel down with the cursor on the link opens the link in a new tab. Didn't know about the CNTRL key.
Clay L 08/30/16 02:18pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Grid Tie Inverter

That type of inverter seems to be overkill for your 5 Th wheel. It appears to be meant to tie into and synchronize with the power grid. Do you want to use it because you have one available?
Clay L 08/30/16 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Water softner - love it

I have the FloPur Mark 8000 which is a 8000 grain unit. With the hardest water I found anywhere - AZ, at least 50 grains per gallon - ours would last at least 10 days between recharges. Unless you use a lot more water per day than we did (13 1/2 gallons per day) yours should last at least two weeks with water that hard and over a month with more common hardness of 20 gpg.
Clay L 08/30/16 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Bar connecting

If one arm does not lock when you pull forward or if you back the toad instead, you may have to turn the motor home steering wheel and pull forward several feet. My wife always stayed outside and checked to make sure it was locked.
Clay L 08/20/16 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: elbow pain driving the Class A

I found that by adjusting the steering wheel almost flat and resting both forearms on the arm rests I was very comfortable driving.
Clay L 08/17/16 03:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Itasca Dashboard Cover Question

I bought the one for my 2004 Sightseer from the service center factory store while I was there for some warranty repair. You might call them and see what they have. You can't buy direct from them unless you are at the store, but a dealer can order one for you. I used Lichtsinn Motors several times for parts and had good luck with them.LICHTSINN. They are a dealer a mile or so from the factory. If you call Lichtsinn have your VIN handy. They can cross it to your ID number so they will know which parts are on your coach.
Clay L 08/17/16 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire covers & Wiper/Mirror Covers

Like others I used foam pipe insulation on my wipers and also put a tennis ball under each wiper arm to keep them off the windshield. I bought the motor home new in 2004 and the wipers lasted for ten years before I had to replace them.
Clay L 08/17/16 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire covers & Wiper/Mirror Covers

I also use the foam tubes around the wipers. They work great! I have yet to figure out, why one would want to spend money to cover the outside mirrors? Two reasons: We were told to cover the mirrors in the Jekyll Island state park because wood peckers would attack their reflection. We had yellow jacket wasps build a nest behind the glass of the drivers side mirror while we were at my sister in laws commercial peach orchard in western CO for a couple of months. I sprayed them with insecticide and a couple of months later I was able to wash the nest out with a water spray nozzle. We covered them with plastics bags the next year when we went back.
Clay L 08/17/16 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mail

We used a mail forwarding service when we full timed. When we switched to being snowbirds we kept the mail forwarding service and had the post office do a TEMPORARY mail forwarding to our mail forwarding service. You can do it for six months but have the option to add an additional six months on-line.
Clay L 08/16/16 11:56am Full-time RVing
RE: USA RV maps

Although we didn't have a sticker. If we had, we would have filled in every state we passed through. As already said above - my map my rules.
Clay L 08/10/16 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wet passenger floor

One other possibility - my wife had the Trailer Life RV park book and a couple of other large books pushed under the dash cavity in front of her captains chair. That blocked an ac vent (return air?) and resulted in a lot of condensation forming and wetting the books and carpet in front.
Clay L 08/08/16 01:45pm Class A Motorhomes
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