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RE: popping sounds from leveling jacks

HWH Maintenance Pub ML47149 Cleaning the jack and jack rod. Basic cleaning of the complete jack assembly is accomplished with the use of soap and water. Spaying the jacks with a spray wand at a car wash would be acceptable. The only time a jack rod would need cleaning is if the jack has been extended for a period of time. The jack should not be extended just to clean the rod. If the jack is extended, use soap and water or WD-40 on the jack rod then wipe the rod dry with a clean cloth.
Kiwi_too 11/24/14 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Autoformer storage over the winter.

Hello Everyone, I forgot about the unit until I got home. The campground is 155 mile from here so I was hoping not to make the return trip but not at the expense of damaging the unit (as a result of the damp air under the trailer though protected from direct snow or rain by the skirting). Since these units aren't cheap I'll head back up Monday to remove it unless you guys express a strong contention that the damp air won't hurt the unit for the next 5 months. FYI. The unit has a heavy chain locking it to the trailer's chassis. Thanks, Paul If it is plugged in and constantly processing power you will be OK. If you turned off the electricity, you need to secure it in a non damp area.
Kiwi_too 11/23/14 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Autoformer storage over the winter.

Moisture is the enemy.
Kiwi_too 11/21/14 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Licensing questions

Do not confuse legal to drive with thetype of rig you are towing. Just because you can double tow in some states does not grant you the right to do so in all states. Checking with a lawyer in that state is really the only answer.
Kiwi_too 11/20/14 06:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Montana LLC

Kiwi_too 11/18/14 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dish 211K with external hard drive

HD is propritarily formatted the first you plug it into the 211k.
Kiwi_too 11/17/14 08:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Theft from Coach while at Dealer

I'm also a retired LEO and a former insurance adjuster and this is a good question as it's not a completely black and white answer here. Generally speaking the owner of the RV and his insurance is responsible for any loss like this. But the dealership leaving the door unlocked adds a twist to it. Does it make the dealership 100% responsible? Probably not. But I sure as heck would be asking them to at least pay my deductible. I'm sure the RV owners insurance will make an attempt to subrogate against the RV dealer insurance, but that is something that shouldn't concern the policy holder, unless the dealership refuses to pay the deductible. In that case your insurance company will also attempt to collect the deductible from the dealers insurance as well. This is a good answer. The twist also comes from the liability laws of the state. When we had our MH stolen off an RV Repair shop lot, the only security requirement in WA was to lock the door, which they had viseo of them doing. No fence/gate was required. We had to go through our insurance In this case, I would think that the dealer would assist in making it right, as not locking the MH would add to their liability, for not properly securing. Have you thought of calling the state AG, BBB or Insurance commission?
Kiwi_too 11/12/14 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Action Credit Services LLC

They need to take over the loan, not just the payments. BoA may come after you, otherwise.
Kiwi_too 11/11/14 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My homemade rear "porch" and steps

Very nice work.
Kiwi_too 11/08/14 10:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Convert standard outlet to 12v

Click on it. It replaces a standard outlet and has the stepdown to the USB built in. I know it is not what was orriginally asked for but sometimes options are available. If you want standard 12v, this will not do it. Like others have said,, you will need a full converter in the middle and not just a socket.
Kiwi_too 11/07/14 12:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Convert standard outlet to 12v

Kiwi_too 11/07/14 09:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winterizing

Did you open the low point drains, also?
Kiwi_too 11/02/14 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Almost 10 years old-what to do

If part of your decision is that you want a 5th wheel for the layout than go for it. If you are looking solely at saving money, others have said it. You will loose far more on the first year of your new rigs. Maybe those that are telling you that you will loose money after 10 years is because the trade in value has a tipping point, which may be 10 years at which it might take a larger drop than at 9 or 11 years but it is still much less than depreciation on new. If you are going to trade in in the next couple of years, that is a consideration or you can drive the wheels off of it.
Kiwi_too 11/02/14 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving flat screen in camper over winter

The problem with turning the TV on when cold is possible moisture condensation. It applies more to bringing a cold TV into a warm place and turning it on before it has warmed up. Spot on. It should be warmed to well above freezing for several (4+) hours before powering on.
Kiwi_too 11/02/14 10:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ice Maker - What is this!

Living in the south, I use my ice maker a lot and never have to winterize. If you need to winterize, just remove the lines from the solonoid and most of the water will gravity drain from the ice maker line and valve. You should be fine then. Just don't forget to reconnect it next spring before you turn the water on. I believe this is the method I will use. If you go this method, I would then cycle the ice maker to open the tube for complete draining. We do the following. When winterizing the MH I just leave the ice maker on until I get pink slush. I can't get good access to the back of it to jump the solenoid as the owners manual states. In the spring when I de-winterize I also sanitze, again I turn the ice maker on until I get clear ice. Do the same again when I flush out the chlorine. Takes time but our camping season finishes long before the freezing cold sets in. Chris
Kiwi_too 11/02/14 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Improve campground WiFi signal

Please do listen to some that are being "judgemental". People use judgement every day of their lives. Most have experience you could use. Requiring a specific answer will never work, on a forum especially, or in person, if someone believes you may want to rethink your idea. You are going to use your own judgement, based on others experience, opinions and advice. That includes weak, slow bandwidth at a CG, how streaming affects that available bandwidth (or how you might affect your fellow campers) and the use od a data plan. As many have said, it is not because of signal but limited bandwidth (or it could also be a high latency). If a CG has a limited bandwidth and you try to take up 25% of that in streaming, you and your fellow campers will reap the consequences. That is why I take an SD (or USB) stick with movies on it. HD/H264 MP4 movies will average 1.5-2.5GB depending on the resolution you use. Red Box is a great resource. With these you do not worry about the video pausing to buffer the stream or if the neighbor cannot get to FB or email.
Kiwi_too 10/17/14 09:30am Technology Corner
RE: Montana LLC

So many get all wrapped up into the fact that it is legal, because many states are just catching up to the loop hole, not seen. Fine. OK. So it is legal to avoid taxes and a Montana LLC may be a mechanism to do that. And many promote not paying one more penny in taxes than necessary. Got it. Now look at yourself as a part of a community. Now there is another side of that penny. It is called tax burden redistribution. Communities, city, county, state and fed, all rely on taxes as income to support community needs/projects. What is that balance and how big the government is. I for one like small government but even with small government, we rely on the governoing agencies to maintain our community assets, like parks and roads. Now let's also assume that everyone buys everything through a Montana LLC (why should it be limited to RV. Seems that local storeds would be out of business and the roads would not get repaired. Yeah. I know that that is over kill for this scenario. I'll get back on target. Where does the state get revenue it lost through this Montana LLC that was set up solely for the purpose of avoiding that tax. Why they up MY property or sales tax and in some states income tax. That means that the $12000 (more or less) sales tax burden that you avoided gets passed to all. Seems fair to me. I don't mind paying for what you avoided. Now, those that look down on those that report possible "tax avoiders" might think that turning you in is fair. After all, you started it by avoidng your taxes, though legally, and passing on a tax increase to us. I suggest that, like others have stated, if you do not like your tax structure, find a different place to live. Maybe an island unto yourself so you won't have a governing body and communal needs. In economics, there is more than the tax the was not paid. There is how the government needs to get the needed funds. Just because you can, does not mean you should.
Kiwi_too 10/15/14 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window fan (s)?

Also, replacing the vent in the bathroom with a FF will increase the air being pullled in through the BR windows.
Kiwi_too 10/09/14 01:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How much does you RV shop charge?

Not high at all. Even the shop fee seems reasonable. I guess it could be 15.95.
Kiwi_too 10/08/14 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: This caught my eye on the way home.

Very sweeeeeet.
Kiwi_too 10/08/14 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
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