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RE: My thoughts on the Rand McNally GPS

I found on the trip we just returned from, Fl to Ca and back, that using my prescription polarized lens that it was impossible to see the screen. For some reason I turned the screen clockwise about 45 degrees and it is visible. The high contrast setting is not where you would think it should be. It is not on the screen where you set the brightness. It is on a screen that has three selections. Use the High contrast one. Be sure to have the GPS in the RV mode and of course always cross check. Google Earth is great for doing a pre-trip. Do not make trips longer than a day. Just have the gps recalculate every day. They do need to address the issue of the polarization. This is not good. I have an older Rand Mcnally Good Sams unit and it does not have the issue.
YC 1 10/11/16 01:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Melted fuse and no running lights

It is not unusual for fuse boxes to need replacement. The contacts can become resistive which can then lead to heat and ultimately a slow disintegration of the box.
YC 1 10/07/16 07:51am Truck Campers
RE: Filling medicine prescriptions while traveling

Traveling with a paper prescription I found California would not accept mine from Florida. Then getting back to Nevada they said it was beyond the fill date allowed. I'm talking maybe a week. Other prescriptions are not a problem. We use CVS and have an app that works well.
YC 1 10/04/16 07:32pm Full-time RVing
RE: DirecTV self powered setup meter recommendations?

I have done lots of research lately but have not found one near that price range. I still use my Sat Buddy 2 but the internal battery has very short life even when new. The Swift Hitch camera might work well to peak those stubborn narrow birds. The price is just a bit much at this time but sure looks like it is built well. So do I buy the Hitch Camera or put a few more dollars into a meter than cannot have any other useful things to do in its life. I am thinking the Hitch Camera could even be used as a security camera in places. I recently converted my slimline dish head to a swm head. I am pleased my old meter still works well enough to get started. Peaking of the two narrow birds is nearly impossible without the wife watching the tv screen,. With the hitch Camera I can do it myself and actually help others that have Dish for example. I have the align-a-site, and dishfinder app on my Droid. The App on the droid is excellent. The align-a-sit is expensive and a bit tricky to use,. I am providing this information not for the OP so much as for others that read this thread. The OP has most of these devices already. With the tools I have if there is a chance of a shot through the brush I can make it. However, peaking those two narrow birds on the Direct system is critical.
YC 1 09/25/16 11:16am Technology Corner
RE: Feeling sick since first day RVing

Sounds like Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Are you running any propane powered heaters? Are you parked next to someone with anything burning fuel? It can feel like severe flu symptoms and if you are nearest a window exposed to it you may be the only one. Our Hot Water Heater is near a bedroom window and we keep the propane off at night or until needed.
YC 1 09/22/16 01:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Problem filling the tank!

Sometimes they just install the filler hose incorrectly or poorly. I too had to trim an inch or so off one RV that would not fill fast. Dig around and remove panels to follow the filler hose.
YC 1 09/21/16 10:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Single burner electric hotplate?

Nuvi has automatic shutoff,timed shutoff, cleans easily.
YC 1 09/19/16 10:25pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Single burner electric hotplate?

We have worn out one Nuvi induction cooker. I replaced it because having two is great. I would never use a hot plate due to safety alone. An induction cooker will not catch anything nearby on fire.
YC 1 09/19/16 04:20pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Serious Brake-Locking, Intermittent - HELP NEEDED

Have you taken apart the umbilical cord connections as well as the truck socket? I would also follow the wiring under the TT to see if any of the grounds are bad.
YC 1 09/17/16 10:19am Towing
RE: Reformat old computer hard drive

You may just have a bad hard drive if it is old. Format C:/q/u I would determine the size of hard drive needed and buy a solid state one. You can then load Windows. The solid state hard drive will give you a huge increase in speed compared to an old HD. Checkdsk is to try and repair an old disk but it is not worth the effort most of the time. Even a new hard drive that is not Solid State is cheap.
YC 1 09/17/16 10:13am Technology Corner
RE: Cleaning windshield at campsite

Getting the ladder out is a hassle and not always safe. I bought a heavy duty extension painters pole. I can extend it out and put a lot of pressure on the squeege head or change to a soft brush for washing. Those cheapie little weekender poles are junk.
YC 1 09/17/16 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar Panel Wiring

Heavy duty landscape wire will handle the current and weather. It is designed for plenty of current and the wire covering is excellent.
YC 1 09/17/16 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: Can I convert a auto searching tv dome type set up

Need a bit more information on your RV. Make, model, type of dish etc. No device in place of the dish to be used for cellular. You need a clear view of the satellites and decent power to run the dish.
YC 1 09/17/16 09:59am Technology Corner
RE: Furnace won't cycle back on regardless of temp

If it is mounted in an out of the way place or inset where normal airflow does not pass it by you may have dramatic swings in the on and off cycle. I had to move mine in my last RV. It was a matter of a few inches around the corner but it worked great after that. If yours is in a small alcove, just let it hang by the wires into the normal air space or use some temporary method.
YC 1 09/17/16 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dometic RM1350 - Repair or replace

Is your vent tube cracked? If it is, warm air will enter. If the refer is in a slide, you may have lost a fan or control of them or it.
YC 1 09/13/16 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Charging the battery with generator issue

Loose connection? Are you using the charging cord or charging the rv through the power cord?
YC 1 09/11/16 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof antenna- antenna booster?

Great advice and I will add you should look around to see if anyone else has their antenna up and which way it is pointed. There indeed may not be any stations.
YC 1 09/11/16 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My son is broken down in Wendover, NV/UT

Another vote for running the generator. It should have no problem keeping up. You will indeed need a way to combine the batteries safely if the boost solenoid does not function. Many folks have used this trick just fine.
YC 1 09/11/16 10:49am Roads and Routes
RE: refer question??

Four fans should be working. Is this your first RV refer? Are you level? My side by side in a slide out goes down to 0 or less and 33 in the refer. IF you are in blistering heat and no shade and it gets open much they have to work very hard to keep up.
YC 1 09/09/16 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Force router reset while away

Sometimes there are connections issues at the poles. Lightening strikes can damage connections and they become intermittent. Rebooting the modem seems to correct things for a time but rf passing over carbonized connections may just cause enough electrical noise to cause the modem to get confused.
YC 1 09/09/16 12:15am Technology Corner
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