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RE: How do you use hydaulic levelers?

It stays sturdy until we retract and leave. as do ours. unless the ground is soft from rain we don't use any pads under the jacks.
rk911 04/16/15 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wineguard Trav'ler Satellite

Dish does sell a pay as you go service. With that there is no need to suspend, just pay for the months you want it. when we looked at the Dish P-A-Y-G service a year or two ago it was available only with a single receiver which, we were told, was compatible only with a portable antenna. just took a look at the Dish and Winegard websites and it seems that this has changed. according to Dish the Trav'ler SK-1000 is compatible with all Dish receivers. but elsewhere on the Dish websites they omit the SK-1000 as a compatible antenna. so I called Dish and was told that yes, the SK-1000 IS compatible with the PAYG receiver. I also asked about local channels and the 'Distant Network Option'. this may not be news to others but apparently the DNO is no longer available thanks to the feds (who are always looking out for us). local channels are only available within 150-miles of your home. so, I asked if the "home" location can be changed and was told that was also forbidden by the feds. {sigh}
rk911 04/16/15 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: New radar automatic local antenna

.. correct. that's what prompted me to call them. I was told that product is sold only to installers. maybe the person I spoke with was making that up, maybe not. pls let me know what you find out as I'm looking to have one installed on our new class A. You could be correct, I just checked and Winegard updated the manuals in Jan of this year. When I last looked for it (~2 years ago) I can't recall if I found the manuals, but the fact the updated them implies you are right. I found two web-sites that claimed to have the MA-1000W in stock, one wanted ~$260, the other $450 we're in the process of shopping for a new RV and will want the Jack antenna that comes from the factory replaced with the powered Winegard at the dealer. Once we get that far i'll post the results.
rk911 04/16/15 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yahoo mail . . . . unbelieveable!!!

I had been happily using Yahoo! mail for many years, but I am about ready to ditch it. Numerous outages for many hours at a time over the last days, weeks and months. :S:M not here. we're heavy users of Yahoo Mail and have had no interruptions as you describe. maybe a local DNS issue?? there's always G-Mail or Outlook.com as a free alternative.
rk911 04/16/15 08:05am Technology Corner
RE: powere winders for water hose and electric cord

Anyone add power winders to their rigs after market. If so any advice and to those who do have them...does the 50-amp cord need to be totally unwound to avoid heat build-up in the cord?
rk911 04/16/15 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windows updates ???

I don't understand the issue either and I have been running various Windows programs since Win311 came out back in the 80's and never have had an issue with things going astray. This is especially true now days with the multicore processors and low cost memory. Larry ahhh...windows for workgroups. :)
rk911 04/15/15 01:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows updates ???

A good system anti virus and anti malware, will get updates to look for the things that go after the MS vulnerabilities Microsoft patches seem to gum up the works, and sometimes break something else, I update only when absolutely necessary yes, that has happened to me. last time was when I had updates set to automatic on Win98..12 to 15-years ago. hasn't happened to me since. YMMV. but, I now have updates set to notify only and I perform an image backup of the C:\ partition before I do a backup just in case.
rk911 04/15/15 01:14pm Technology Corner
RE: How to tell tire age

there should be a 4-digit date code stamped on each time in the format WWYY. WW=the week (01-52) and YY=the year. as in 4300...the 43rd week of 2000.
rk911 04/15/15 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New radar automatic local antenna

unless there's been a change Winegard told me a few weeks back that the motorized is available but only to installers. maybe your dealer can order one for you? I'll check on that, last time I looked it wasn't even on their web-site any more correct. that's what prompted me to call them. I was told that product is sold only to installers. maybe the person I spoke with was making that up, maybe not. pls let me know what you find out as I'm looking to have one installed on our new class A.
rk911 04/15/15 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windows updates ???

It only happens every couple of weeks on my Win 7 laptop. I leave automatic updates on as they most often have to do with security issues. It's a normal part of PC life (and has been for every version of Windows I've used). you bet and I don't see how or why this is annoying. if set to full automatic (bad idea, imo) it all occurs in the background. you can keep working and only need to re-boot at some point after the updates are downloaded and applied. there is no need to re-boot immediately...just do it when convenient. if you have windows set to notify you of updates you can download and apply them when you're not using the pc.
rk911 04/15/15 07:38am Technology Corner
RE: Trying to make a short list Honda, Toyota, Subaru or?

...jeeps are heavy pretty much, was planning on towing my 2wd ranger took it to scale and it was almost 4000 lbs! Heavy tow + heavy bus will impact your drive.... our 2-dr wrangler weighs in at 3200-lbs, our 4-dr liberty at 3600-lbs.
rk911 04/14/15 04:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New radar automatic local antenna

I actually just touched on this in another forum. In general, no. There is no "magic" that is going to make a lower, smaller antenna work better then a higher, bigger antenna. These "auto" antennas mount directly on the roof, they will work no better (and maybe no worse) then any other antenna mounted directly on the roof (eg, Jack) Probably the best RV Antenna is the old Winegard "Batwing" with the "Wingman" add on. I just wish Winegard hadn't dropped the motorized "crankup". unless there's been a change Winegard told me a few weeks back that the motorized is available but only to installers. maybe your dealer can order one for you?
rk911 04/14/15 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trying to make a short list Honda, Toyota, Subaru or?

Jeep.
rk911 04/14/15 07:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: I've learned my lesson!

That seems to happen to everyone at least once. Next time when you run into that problem put crumbled up newspaper in the fridge/freezer. Not as good as a cleaning, but it will make it easier when you do. X2 on this. makes our spring clean-up quick and ez.
rk911 04/13/15 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: where can I find this light?

try an RV surplus store- there's Bontragers in White Pigeon, MI (269) 483-7017 or Factory RV surplus in Elkhart (574) 262-3327 both have websites. try radio shack and see if they can replace the bulb? Hurry, RS is getting out of most of it's electronics business and is pairing with T-Mobile to sell phones and chargers. Soon to go bye bye completely!!!! Chris Sprint, not T-Mobile.
rk911 04/13/15 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bucket List Trip

- meteor crater in Arizona - Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial in OK City
rk911 04/13/15 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charging the coach battery

I have a 2004 Four Winds Fun Mover Class "C" built on a Ford E-450 cutaway van chassis. Recently I have noticed that it appears the coach battery is not charging when the chassis engine is running. I have checked the circuit and found there is a cable from the engine battery that goes to a relay. Then the cable goes to the coach battery. The relay activation circuit is energized in two ways. One is through the emergency start switch on the dash which energizes the relay. The other goes through a small electronic control and then to the ignition circuit for when the key is in the "on" position. When the emergency start switch is depressed the power from the engine battery is sent to the coach battery and back so that power is shared between the two batteries. When the ignition switch is turned on I can hear the relay click on but there is no power on the coach battery side of the relay. It is not until the engine is started that power is present on the coach battery side of the relay. Problem is that with the engine running it seems there is still insufficient power sent to the coach battery. The lights are dimer unless the emergency start switch is depressed. Does anyone here have any information on how this circuit operates and give me some information on what might be the problem. The relay looks like the ones used in golf carts that are open when not energized but closed when they are energized to allow current through them. My experience with them is that they are either open or closed and either supply all power or none. Are these systems different in some way? it's likely the charging diode on the alternator has gone to diode heaven.
rk911 04/13/15 01:09pm Tech Issues
RE: What is your toad of choice?

I thought it might be fun to see what people bring along with them. I have 3 different toads and they are: 1970 Norton Commando 1970 BMW /5 Airhead 1968 Honda Ct90 '03 Jeep Wrangler '10 Jeep Liberty
rk911 04/13/15 09:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: What is this switch?

Yes, light turns on when you use it. Good to know it maybe the heated mirrors! Thank you ez way to check...flip the switch and after a minute feel the glass on the mirrors.
rk911 04/12/15 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep tow vehicle

I have a 1999 32' Fleetwood Southwind and would like to tow a 4x4 jeep. My questions are: equipment needed, hitch and brake controls? Are there jeeps that are better than others for towing? thx in terms of current models...a 4WD jeep that has a manually selectable neutral position in the transfer case can usually be flat towed. all-wheel drive models generally need a trailer (all 4-wheels off the ground). check the owner's manual (available free on line from jeep.com) in the recreational towing section or ask here if a specific model/yr can be towed or check here. input the vehicle information to determine if it can be flat towed as is or if mods are needed. beyond that you'll need a hitch, baseplate (attaches to the jeep) and an aux brake control. lots of options in hitches and you'll get lots of opinions. we use a Blue Ox hitch and baseplate and can recommend them. our aux brake is the Unified Tow Brake from US Gear. but it's just important to know how much weight you can safely tow. in general, the maximum amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: • the GCWR (gross combination weight rating) of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded for travel (includes fuel, fresh water, food, clothing, people, pets, supplies, etc.) • the weight rating of your tow bar • the weight rating of your hitch this is why it's vital to know what your MH weighs as it is loaded and configure for travel before choosing a toad. Your MH will not collapse if it is overloaded but you will experience handling issues as well as longer braking distances and accelerated wear on suspension, brakes, steering, etc.
rk911 04/11/15 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
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