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RE: Replacing TV

Is there an amplifier of some sort involved here? Those RCA audio jacks are line level outputs and won't power speakers directly. Also: BTW/FYI Component output jacks also use RCA type plugs but carry only video feed. There was nothing else connected to the TV other than this headphone jack and the coax cable for the tv signal, so I don't think so. There are 3 different sets of coloured outputs on the new flat screen, but I spotted one set where there are only 2 audio outputs with no corresponding video output. Is there a volume control somewhere outside of the TV for the speakers? The line level outputs will only work through an audio amplifier... Not that I can see on this brick.
dieharder 09/02/15 05:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing TV

Is there an amplifier of some sort involved here? Those RCA audio jacks are line level outputs and won't power speakers directly. Also: BTW/FYI Component output jacks also use RCA type plugs but carry only video feed. There was nothing else connected to the TV other than this headphone jack and the coax cable for the tv signal, so I don't think so. There are 3 different sets of coloured outputs on the new flat screen, but I spotted one set where there are only 2 audio outputs for left anf right with no corresponding video output.
dieharder 09/02/15 05:50pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing TV

So something like this should work?
dieharder 09/02/15 05:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing TV

The headphone type jack. I need a cable with the one female end that this headphone jack will plug into and the 2 coloured ends that will plug into the tv.
dieharder 09/02/15 05:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Replacing TV

Finally getting around to upgrading the main television from the heavy anchor dinosaur tv that is in the unit to a flat screen. However, I notice that the plug for the house speakers is a typical phono plug, like headphones, where my only sound output is the more up to date component outputs on the flat screen. Can anyone point me to a good adapter that will be sure to work with a female phono plug to the 2 coloured audio male plugs to plug into the back of the new one? Nothing bothers more than trying 2 or 3 different types before finding one that works. Thanks
dieharder 09/02/15 05:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Finger Lakes, NY to Myrtle Beach

My favourite route to Myrtle Beach has been I81, I66, 17 to I95. The 17 meets the 95 at Fredericksburg, VA. You can also get off the 81 sooner at the 50 (10 miles or so before I66), which will also meet the 17, but I like the interstate.
dieharder 09/01/15 08:40am Roads and Routes
RE: How do you know when...

My main concern would be where you feel like you won't make it to 65. If you both sit down and honestly feel that way, then I don't see why that is even a part of your equation. There are a number of questions you need to ask yourself. You say that, if you do what you want to do now, you'll use up the nest egg by 62 and will have live off $4200/month. But, if you take the next 6 years and do all the things you want to do, what would you do after the age of 62 that $50000+/year wouldn't be sufficient? Yes, I'll agree... $8000/month if you stick with everything that way it is today for the next 9 years is an incredible number that would have you in an extremely comfortable situation for the rest of your life after that point, but if you've already resigned yourself to the fact that you won't make it there, it's not going to do you a lick of good. But, seriously... don't take much advice from a bunch of us here on the internet. Have a good, honest talk with DW and then have a sit down with your banker and talk about it.
dieharder 09/01/15 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Niagara Falls campgrounds in NY State.

Lake Wildwood KOA in Medina, NY was great for us when we visited the area.
dieharder 08/27/15 10:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Renting a car

Relying on renting a car can leave you carless. Especially in Florida during busy season. Despite reservations months ahead of time for our Easter tour, when we got to Davenport (Orlando), we were stuck without one for the first 2 of our 4 days there. Only when I pushed the issue and wrote a complaint letter to Enterprise online did they get one sent up from Haines City for me. Not sure they would have done that if I had not already had the reservations done in advance.
dieharder 08/24/15 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach not charging off shore power....

There might be a fuse blown between your converter and your batteries. Check that first. Might be a real cheap fix before getting too deep into it looking for something else.
dieharder 08/21/15 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the odds ?

I have a very common French surname and given name, but I guess my only issue might be if I spend time traveling in Quebec, which I avoid. That being said, I do remember a friend of mine in the process of approving an application for an official document for someone who had the exact same surname, given name, and date of birth as I do. Strangely, he also looked strikingly similar to me. so much so that they came up to me at lunch and said that they approved my application that morning. When I told them I never applied, we went through the files and found the application and I looked over the documentation to make sure this wasn't a case of attempted identity theft, which it wasn't. That was too freaky, it was almost like I was looking at a picture of myself when I wasn't.
dieharder 08/19/15 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida Toll Roads

Far as I'm concerned, it that state sends me a bill, I'll pay it. But, I'm not going out of my way to ask for it. That's not my job, it's their system, not mine. I always pay my bills - but I gotta get a bill first.Hard not to agree with this. When you get a traffic ticket it's handed to you, but this different. Sounds like a pretty messed up system to me. They need to get with the times and text/email you this stuff, not just rely on the relic postal system and then be able to fine/jail (yah right) you for something you didn't get. But, I suppose this is another one of those 'privacy' issues that only recognize paper mail as secure. A simple phone call to delinquent accounts would also be better than all this suspension/jail nonsense. You don't go to jail for not paying your tolls. You go to jail for driving with a suspended or revoked license, which you can get for not paying your traffic citation...a citation you can get for not paying tolls. You don't skip a toll and go straight to jail. These things take a while to catch up to you, which actually makes the problem worse. Oddly enough, you don't go to jail for simply not having a license...only when its been suspended or revoked. Apparently, you may only get a ticket if you're driving but have never had a license. Your home state isn't going to suspend your license without notification based on a toll not paid in another state. If you live in florida it might be different as there is a direct connection...even then they will be sending out notices before suspending. The state of Florida can revoke your license's validity while driving within the state of Florida. You'll be just fine at home, or any other state, but get pulled over in Florida and you've got a problem. If, for some reason, you're not getting the bill at home, there is a chance that you're also not getting the notice(s) from the state of Florida about a license suspension, and you won't find out until you're in Florida, get pulled over, and then find yourself in quite a pickle. In that situation, I'd really love to be a fly on the wall when someone tells them "Your toll system is your problem, not mine" or something to that effect.
dieharder 08/19/15 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Favorite RV trip?

My favourite was a tour of Florida we did a couple of years ago. Nights in Davenport (KOA), Marathon (Jolly Roger), followed by Ormond Beach (Encore) before heading back home.
dieharder 08/18/15 11:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbirding in Mexico

...My DW is a lot less adventurous than I am, so it would/will be hard to talk her into trying Mexico. The general concern is crime, be it drug cartel or otherwise... X2 X3 here, but I have about 10 years to try to convince her.
dieharder 08/18/15 11:08am Snowbirds
RE: Florida Toll Roads

Safest bet is to give them a call. They should be able to look up to see if you owe them something. I'd imagine if you went through last year, they should have sent a bill by now if they got you.
dieharder 08/18/15 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Simplest self install dinghy brake system for a DP?

To me, the brake buddy is much less hassle. No changes or complex installations need to be made to the TOAD, portable from one vehicle to the next. All that needs to be done is plug it in the cigarette lighter, attach it to the brake pedal and move the driver's seat up to meet the back of the unit.
dieharder 08/18/15 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Green Bay Packers

There will still be an issue looking for RV parking on game day. For the most part, the games I've been to (never with the RV), the RV lot has been jam packed all weekend. Many even get there on Thursday night for a Sunday game. Hoping for an RV spot just for game day might be next to impossible.
dieharder 08/17/15 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling without a TOAD

Tried it once and never again. Despite making reservations months ahead of time, when we got to Orlando, Enterprise left us without a vehicle for the first couple of days. Will never rely on it again. Towing my HHR doesn't have much impact on my MPG at all.
dieharder 08/13/15 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Time Traveling Through Canada.

Yeah, you certainly don't need to try to bypass the Queensway in Ottawa. Travelling east you only need to really worry about morning rush hour. Trying to bypass using the 416 and Hunt Club will only result in you using much more gas. Way too many lights, Hunt Club is not a highway, and a couple of stretches get equally congested bumper to bumper during rush hour anyway.
dieharder 08/11/15 11:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Your definition of quite time (sp)

Ultimately, that's for the park, and not us users, to decide. What we feel is quiet time can, and probably will, be vastly different than them. I've heard of parks where, at quiet time, someone goes riding around with water and will put your fire out if it isn't out and get your butt inside. I've also been to parks where we hung out with a few others around the fire just chit chatting well past 11pm although quiet time started at 10pm, with no problems. So, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.
dieharder 08/11/15 11:06am General RVing Issues
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