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RE: Installing HDMI on 2012 Tour.

How do the RCA cables get from point A to point B?
dahkota 09/23/16 02:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Slide is marking the floor

On my 2008 Komfort TT I'm starting to get a worn spot on the floor where the leading edge of the slide floor stops when in. Has anyone seen this before and found a solution? Is the mark only where the slide edge sits when fully in? If so, it could be from the slide bouncing while under way when hitting potholes and the like. If the mark is a scuff from the slide opening and closing, then an adjustment may help. Our last tt eventually had both, in different places.
dahkota 09/21/16 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: mail foward & ID's

We used our Good Sam mail address for our licenses, registrations, insurance, and bank accounts. It has been 2-1/2 years and we have had no problem. We sold our s&b two years ago after renting it out for six months. Life is much easier without the s&b and the transition was easy because we already had everything changed over.
dahkota 09/18/16 12:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: Demand Water Pump - dumb question

When the shore water pressure is low and our water pump is turned on, the water pump will try to raise the pressure by pumping more water. The water comes from the on board tank. If there is no water in the tank, the water pump will still run to try to improve the pressure. We always keep water in our on board tank so the pump increases the water pressure in low pressure situations (like the one we had yesterday).
dahkota 09/18/16 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time for new satellite antenna?

DISH Network does not offer free HD. It cost $10 extra unless you have auto pay billing option with a credit card on file or you were grandfathered in when they were offering free HD for life for a short period of time. X2. I have a line item on my bill for HD.
dahkota 09/09/16 06:23am Technology Corner
RE: How many of you use solar?

"Why or why not do you use solar on your RV?" We are 'parking lot boondocking' (at a casino) in upstate New York right now. Last night, we watched a few hours of television then got up this morning and made coffee and are watching Sunday news shows. We never once ran our generator though both our neighbors did. It is currently 11AM and we are putting 22AH into our batteries. They will be full by 4PM if we stay here again tonight. We didn't have generator restrictions here (obviously) but often park in places where we do. The solar panels allow us to maintain our typical daily routine regardless of where we are parked. That is why we have it. Yes, we try not to park under trees and on rainy days we don't fill our batteries. But, overall, in 2.5 years of full-timing, we have recovered more than half the cost of the solar panels in savings of campground fees and gas. The quiet itself is priceless. We have 600W of solar and 440AH of 6V AGMs.
dahkota 09/04/16 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which Convection Microwave to replace my original unit ??

We replaced ours with the same manufacturer's model of the same size only because it was less of a hassle to fit and mount. They were both Whirlpools but the new one is much quieter than the old one.
dahkota 08/29/16 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beach boondocking on the mid-east coast

If you don't mind over-nighting in a parking lot, the Oregon Inlet Boat Ramp may be just what you are looking for. We over-nighted there a few years back with no problems. The Oregon Inlet Campground is right next door.
dahkota 08/28/16 06:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

My Wagan 400W Elite came with clips to connect directly to the battery. It ran fine up to 100W using a car plug but screamed over that due to the wiring, not the inverter itself. Chances are the wire at your plug is entirely too small to pull enough amps. Any inverter you buy will have the same problem. In our tt, we had two outlets: one that came off of a radio wire (long distance and small) and one that came directly off the converter (short distance and large). We could barely pull 100W off the radio wire without an alarm but had no problem with 200W off the converter wire. YMMV
dahkota 08/27/16 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Arizona State parks

Defintely plan on a few different locations. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a good place to stay to see Jerome and Sedona. Lost Dutchman State Park or Usery Mountain Regional Park are great for the Phoenix area. Catalina State Park is good for Tucson. Kartchner Caverns is close to Tombstone and a day trip to Bisbee. Not to miss: Big Bend National Park in Texas City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico.
dahkota 08/26/16 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Virginia City Montana

Here is my review of Virginia City RV Park on our blog: We decided to stop at Virginia City RV Park, a full service park with Passport America rates. It was halfway up a giant hill just past the town and had a great view over the valley. Unfortunately, when we got there, we were told all their "Passport" spots were taken! There were only two other RVs in the park at the time. I would have just kept going. Ennis has some sites on the lake or on the Madison River (Montana Fishing Access Sites) and a couple of RV Parks but Mike wanted to stay (we needed a good flush and some water). So we did, but I grumbled about false advertising and such. Some of the sites were tight, some were unlevel, but most had a decent view in one direction or another. There was some highway noise when trucks would try to make it up the hill but for the most part, it was a clean, well taken care of, campground. A little over priced but what can you do...
dahkota 08/26/16 06:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beware Winegard Trav'ler if you want HD in Northeast

We spent the last three months in New England, going as far northeast as Jonesport, ME. We used the western arc (110, 119, 129) except in a couple of campsites where trees were in the way; we manually tuned into 61 or 72. I think maybe twice over the summer we were unable to get HD (129) but that was due to trees. If you can't get 129, try to 'manually' get 61. Often, manually tuning in to 61 also gets me 72. Good luck!
dahkota 08/26/16 06:33am Technology Corner
RE: Zoning that restricts RV use on your own land

So sad, government sometimes controls too much. Its not 'the government.' Its people. People like to get angry about things, usually insignificant things. So they complain about everything they don't like and politicians get tired of the complaining. So the locals vote in a new ordinance. And then they get to go around and search for people to rat out. I had a neighbor that did that. He really liked controlling everyone else's lives. I'm so glad I don't live there any longer and I hope the people that bought my house are giving him hell.
dahkota 08/24/16 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: East Coast Trip

Parks we really liked so far: Fisherman's Memorial State Park in Rhode Island. Close to Newport and beautiful beach towns. Scussett Beach State Park in MA. Just off Cape Cod next to the Cape Cod Canal. At the beach! Schoodic Woods campground in Acadia National Park. Huge sites on the very quiet Schoodic Peninsula. Jonesport Campground in Jonesport, ME. The views are wonderful, the town is tiny and quiet - a downeast Maine experience. Winhall COE in southern Vermont. The roads in far northern Maine are marginal - frost heaves got on my nerves. We loved Cooperstown, liked Bangor, hated Old Orchard Beach. We are now in the finger lakes with plans to head to Alexandria Bay, a must see according to our friends from New York.
dahkota 08/23/16 07:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eating out

We typically have breakfast in, lunch out, then dinner can be either/or. We are out and touring or hiking most of the day and lunch out is usually cheaper than dinner so we find local places we want to try. By dinner we are tired so we go 'home' and cook or scrounge in the fridge, depending on how tired we are. Being full time, we grocery shop at least once per week and what we pick up depends on what we have a taste for at the time. We also pick up local foods (cheese, meat, vegetables, pies) while checking out the area to eat later at home. I can't suggest a 'best way' for you but I can mention that being flexible makes for a much more enjoyable vacation/life.
dahkota 08/23/16 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Where's everyone camping for the total eclipse of the Sun?

We will be in Stanley, ID.
dahkota 08/23/16 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Down size from a MH to a TT for full timing.

It was THE reason I went to a MH. Pull in, put it in park and open a cold one and sit and watch the RV'ers with TT's spending all the that time setting it all up! And the driving is different too you have to be on more when towing anything. So you don't level your motor home or hook up the utility's? Only extra time involved with a trailer over a motor home would be unhooking the trailer from the tow vehicle but if you have a toad you would have to unhook that so where is the time savings? Sure you might have auto levelers but are we really talking about a whole lot of time difference? Yes and no. We put the bus in park and hit a button. Coach levels itself. Then we push 2 more buttons and our slides are out. Total time, 3 minutes. We fulltimed in a tt before getting the bus. Regardless of the weather, in a tt we had to get out to unhook (spring bars and all), level front to back then side to side. Minimum 10 minutes. And, in the MH, we can level in many sites where a tt would need blocks on one side or the other adding even more time. As for unhooking, in a back in spot, I usually unhook while DH checks us in, before we drive to our site. So, unhooking the toad takes no extra time. Altogether, from backing into the site to sipping beer, utility hook ups included, 5 minutes, 10 if sewer is involved. And when it is raining, just the 3 minutes for the buttons. We have an inverter, a rooftop automatic sat dish, and carry 60 gallons of water; we don't have to 'hook up' anything.
dahkota 08/18/16 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Switch from Direct TV to Dish

Yes. Just go up on the roof, pull off the dome, and change the jumpers.
dahkota 08/18/16 06:30am Technology Corner
RE: where are the bears?

We saw grizzlies last year in Valdez. Also on Kenai Pen. between Seward and Cooper Landing. And Haines, Hyder, along the Cassiar Highway... Definitely check out where the salmon are running - that's where they will be. Check out Skilak Lake Road near Sterling (Kenai Wildlife Refuge). DH almost stepped on a grizzly cub at an overlook there...
dahkota 08/15/16 11:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tent camping in western NC and smoky mountains

What do you consider "good" tent camping? Close to everything? As suggested above, try Elkmont or Smokemont in GSMNP. If you like frills like a swimming pool, try most of the RV Parks around Townsend and Gatlinburg. If you want to get away, there is plenty of disbursed and primitive camping in Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. Check out the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. That is the best tent camping in my opinion. Go to the Forest Service Office, grab a map, and go. NF disbursed camping
dahkota 08/15/16 05:28am Tent Camping
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