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RE: Where did you get your vehicle set for towing?

Don't have a Jeep, but we had our Honda Accord baseplate installed at our local Hitch & Tow shop. They did a great job. I had the Blue Ox tow bar and they did the rest, including the lights and the installation of the Invisabrake system.
Jack&Kay 03/02/14 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Holding tank chemicals

FYI you don't need bacteria in your tank. They are holding tanks. The waste should not be in them long enough to breakdown. You may not need bacteria in the tank, but there is not much you can do about it. It will be there from your own gut. And if anaerobic bacteria proliferate (almost guaranteed within hours) bad odors will be in the tank. My practice: 1. To maintain my blackwater holding tank I use two tablespoons of Happy Camper Odorless Holding Tank Treatment (53 cents) dissolved into two gallons of water dumped into an emptied blackwater tank. 2. Happy Camper is biodegradable, works in all temperatures, eliminates odor, dissolves toilet paper, liquifies waste, and keeps sensors working properly. I use any two-ply toilet paper that is safe for septic tanks. 3. Proliferation of anaerobic bacteria causes odor. Happy Camper promotes aerobic bacteria which crowds out or kills anaerobic bacteria and accelerates decomposition. 4. With Happy Camper there is no need to use excessive amounts of water. Just two gallons to start and normal use of the toilet and bathroom sink. Filling an empty black tank one-third full with water is wasteful, as is using more water than necessary to flush. 5. Happy Camper is the one blackwater tank treatment I've found that does work. No colored chemicals, no detergent, no water softener, no bleach, no chemical tablets, and no excessive amounts of water. 6. If possible, I wait until my blackwater tank is at least half full before dumping. 7. It is easy and cheap to try Happy Camper to see if it does indeed work for you. I have been using Happy Camper for the past 6 years and it works as described above.
Jack&Kay 02/23/14 11:14am Beginning RVing
RE: Western national park trip

I am planning a trip out west in April for an extended period.I would like some recommendation for campgrounds near the following National Parks, I need full hookup 50 amp. Sequoia,Yosemite,Redwoods,Bryce Canyon,Monument Valley,Grand Canyon,Zion,Arches, Mesa Verde, Canyonlands. I have a toad so a little travel is ok. Any recommendation for Las Vegas,San Diego and Seattle. Thanks for any help you can give!!! I own a 38ft. class A diesel pusher. If you have a smart phone, (iPhone or other) there is a very good app called RVParky. It's really great. Just put in the name of the nearest town and you will get a listing of every RV park with all the data to need to make a good choice.
Jack&Kay 02/19/14 06:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem with Jack antenna

If I remember right, when the Jack is installed, you DO NOT use the power supply/amplifier that came with the Jack if your coach already has an amplifier system for the original crank up antenna. I mention this because you mentioned turning the Jack on with it's own switch. On my coach I have a switching box that has it's own antenna amplifier and there is NOT a separate switch for the Jack. Perhaps if two amplifiers are on this is causing the problem. If you get a whole new Jack ant. then you do not use the old amp. You must use the new one or it wont work. This is spelled out in the instructions several times. I removed the batwing and installed the Jack antenna and I still am using the original power supply. It works just fine.
Jack&Kay 02/19/14 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: YNP fall of 2014..????

My wife and are planning a trip out here in Sept. on the 10th or so. I was wanting to stay in Grizzly RV park too. Seems like the good location. We will be coming from the south and then heading to Glacier after about a week. Jack
Jack&Kay 02/17/14 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moved TV in front of motorhome

If you have a ReStore place nearby, yoou might check it out. They have used cablinets and door.
Jack&Kay 01/19/14 05:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery corrosion

Once the terminals and cables are cleaned up, spread some grease on the connection points. Good luck.
Jack&Kay 01/08/14 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: What GPS ?

I had an older Magellan a few years back and after a while I decided that I needed a larger screen. That's about the time the Rand 7710 came out. I wanted it because of the 7" screen. I have since upgraded to the 7720 which i great. When setting up a route you can choose one of two choices which I like. It does take a while to get to know any GPS unit out there. The best thing is to download the manual and use it to figure out how to work it. (Rand and Garmin both have manuals) None of them are perfect and it will take some time to get familiar with a unit. That said I really like the RM 7720.
Jack&Kay 01/08/14 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam GPS Unit

I had an RM 7710 then upgraded to a 7720. I used it, but was not in love with it until them came out with an update that gives you a couple of route choices. (similar to Google Maps on a computer) I have found that I like and use it much more now with this option. I can't say that it's perfect and no GPS is, in my opinion. I am now, finally satisfied with my choice. The screen is big and once you get used to the interface it's easy to use. Jack
Jack&Kay 12/27/13 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removed Dash and Dash TV on 1999 Coachmen Mirada

Looks like yo did a great job. Can't tell is was ever in the dash. BTW, who thought that was a good idea anyway.
Jack&Kay 12/20/13 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement Euro Recliners for RV - a case study

We bought THIS LA-Z-BOY to replace the old swivel rocker in our Motor Home. One of the best moves we have made. It's comfortable - a little small for my "super sized" frame, but just right for DW, and she loves it! BTW, The backs come off of the La-z-boy recliners, so they are easy to get through the small door. They are easy to put together once inside. The salesman showed us how, and we had them leave it apart when we picked it up. This looks a lot like the one we bought.I looked into getting a swivel base for it, but they want $170 for it, so I'll just rock along. If I had thought of it when we bought it, we could have bought it that way, I bet. Jack
Jack&Kay 12/06/13 05:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacement Euro Recliners for RV - a case study

Jack&Kay, which La Z Boy did you purchase? We love our La Z Boy furniture at home because the support is great and they are well built. Thanks, Jean I'm not sure what the model number is, it's just a small recliner rocker that is tan in color. Not the most expensive one. The onle thing I wish it did was swivel. I guess I forgot about that part when we were looking, but I still like the chair. (BTW, sorry it took so long to answer)
Jack&Kay 11/13/13 04:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing old TV with flat screen

Our rig had a tube TV abiout 25" and this last year I replaced it with a 32" JVC LED TV. I bought a Phillips sound bar that I mounted right below the new TV and had enough room behind to stash the sub-woofer. Now we have a great picture and when needed great sound. Sorry, If I knew how to post pictures on this site, I would. Other sites have my pictures.
Jack&Kay 11/11/13 09:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Leaving for Red Bay, AL in the morning

If not already, you should join the Tiffin Forum at http://www.tiffinrvnetwork.com/forum/ It's a wealth of information and other folks waiting at Tiffin will be on that site.
Jack&Kay 10/28/13 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electronic Bug Swatter

I have one in my RV and one in my house. I really like them, but they can be fragile depending on which one you get. I broke one and got the D cell one and it's great!
Jack&Kay 09/20/13 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: TV replacement

I replaced my 25" Pansonic tube TV earlier this year with a 32" LED TV. The tube TV weighed about 50 lbs and the LED one is only 9 lbs. I think I can claim a 1 MPG improvement. :)
Jack&Kay 09/20/13 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: window washing-Happy Camper Tank cleaner

I have used "Windex" and just found a product called "Invisable Glass" that seems to work well. I also use "Happy Camper" and find it works well. Sometimes I flush the tanks with Calgon and Dawn dish detergent. I don't think using a product is bad, but some don't think it necessary and that's okay too. Jack
Jack&Kay 09/20/13 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flexable ""Green hose"

My neighbor across the street had one burst right at the sprayer end. She got quite wet. The first one I bought leaked and I took it back to the store for another one. The second one started coming loose near the sprayer until the inner hose created a bubble before I turned it off. I wrapped that end with Duct tape and it's held so far. I think the hose is crap, but a great idea if it would hold together. I wonder if the coiled hoses might be better for the RV crowd? Although I have heard that only the wite hoses are approved for drinking water.
Jack&Kay 09/09/13 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing the old TV (With photos) Tropical by National RV

On my Tiffiin there were 8" long screws on both sides holding the frame in. They were easy to get out. Sory yours were so hidden and it took so long, but you got it done and now you can move on. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Jack&Kay 09/09/13 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV travel through San Francisco on Hwy 1

Once you are in the city, (when heading South) you will be on Park Precedio Dr until you pass through Golden Gate Park. After the park you are on 19th Avenue. For those sections stay in the center lane and don't worry about other cars. They will pass as necessary on the right or left. Headed North is the reverse, but holds true.
Jack&Kay 09/04/13 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
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