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RE: Not given site reserved

This is the first time we have visited this particular campground but 2 weeks before our visit we drove through and stopped at the office and made reservations and paid for 1 night. We reserved a nice looking site with the creek running behind us and were looking forward to camping on it. Upon arrival they had us moved to another site that was not as nice and no where near the creek. It was explained to me that a group of campers had come in and they gave the site to one of them. I was wondering if this had ever happened to anyone else and how they handled it? We will be back here since our daughter is in college near this campground so we don't want to upset the owners. as jerry Seinfeld said, and I paraphrase..."they know HOW to make a reservation, they just don't know how to KEEP a reservation".
rk911 04/12/14 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

I believe XP came before Vista. old timer brain fart. yes, you are correct. Vista is why I STAYED with XP until Win7 and even then I didn't upgrade to 7 until it had been out for quite a while. WinME is why I stayed with Win98. when XP was introduced and our office made the switch I loved it and bought a new WinXP desktop for the house. the point is I found WinXP to be very, very stable. i'm finding Win7 to be the same.
rk911 04/12/14 03:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

don't color me with that brush. I was on Win98 and purposely avoided Vista and whatever else came before XP. I never upgrade OS...I always buy a new PC and when XP was delivered and I saw it on my PC and work I fell in deep, deep like with it and the rest is history. I still have a desktop and laptop running XP for very specific applications and likely will keep both up and running until the magic smoke runs out.
rk911 04/11/14 05:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Trucks or Buses Left Lane Only. Does that mean me?

Am I breaking any laws by not moving left? I was driving my motorhome through the construction zone cattle chutes this morning when I saw the sign: "Trucks and Buses Left Lane Only". Since the exit was in a few miles anyway, I stayed in the right lane because, in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic, it is tough moving from the left lane. My motorhome is not registered as a truck nor a bus, but it is just as big. Has anyone got nabbed for staying right? it may not legally mean you but the reason they have the big rigs move to the left is either because that lane is a bit wider or the right lane pavement cannot support the weight of those rigs. I suspect the right "lane" was either a shoulder or a temporary lane. if it were me and I was not planning a right-turn or taking a right-exit anytime soon I would move left. unless you're going
rk911 04/11/14 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What grade of gas does your large gas engine require

ford f53 super duty....87 octane
rk911 04/09/14 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: exterior outlet is dead, UPDATED PROBLEM FOUND

First of all my knowledge of electricity is very little. :h The DW and i just bought a new left over 2013 Gray Wolf 26BH about 6 weeks ago. Sunday i was working around the trailer getting ready to go on our firt outting with it next weekend. I went to plug something into the outside power outlet and it's dead. I checked all the fuses and breakers and everything is okay. Also i might add that all the other outlets work in the camper except this one exterior outlet right beside the front door. Anything i might have missed would be appreciated. I'll bet you have a GFCI outlet in one of the storage bays that has tripped. check carefully. many times a GFCI outlet will be wired with other outlets. if the GFCI trips all other outlets downstream from there will be dead.
rk911 04/08/14 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: 2003 Grand Cherokee part time 4x4

We are looking at this model Grand Cherokee. It is a part time 4x4, auto trans. I have searched the internet and can not find any info. Is it towable 4 wheels down? Thanks in advance, Alex it's not enough for the GC to be a 4x4. make certain that the transfer case has a manually selectable neutral position. you don't say what year GC but, depending on year, the selector "switch" can be a lever, button, handle, etc. if you can place the transfer case in a neutral position you should be good to go. you can and should also check the 'Recreational Towing' section in the owner's manual for whatever year GC you're looking at for additional information. if you can't get a look at the owner's manual you can download one here for free.
rk911 04/08/14 08:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy front wheels dragging/sliding on a turn

what caused the jeep to lock up? Did the key just rotate enough to lock the column? the couple traveling with us was behind us at the time and reported to us that the wheels locked up after the toad hit a pretty bad pothole. the MH passed over it but the jeep being narrower apparently hit it. no trouble before or since on either jeep.
rk911 04/08/14 06:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy front wheels dragging/sliding on a turn

we've been towing our jeeps ('03 wrangler or '10 liberty) behind our 35' class A on the F53 chassis since 2003 and with the sole exception when the steering wheel on the wrangler locked up we've had no problems.
rk911 04/07/14 05:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing Jeep Cherokee - Do I need to pull any fuses etc?

I've almost got all of the towing items installed on my Jeep Cherokee and my motorhome. One thing I was curious about was if I need to remove any fuses for the fuel pump etc on the Jeep when I move the ignition key to unlock the steering wheel before towing? I didn't see anything in any of the instructions. Thanks what year? also check your owner's manual in the 'recreational towing' section. if you don't have a paper manual you can find one here.
rk911 04/07/14 09:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: Slide not working...Why?

i'm a simple things first kind of guy. do the jacks work? other slides work? check the hydraulic fluid reservoir and be sure that it's not empty or low. start the engine and they try...might be the battery is low and needs the extra voltage from the alternator/charger to pop open the slide.
rk911 04/04/14 01:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Dinghy Recommendation

Jeep, as long as the transfer case has a selectable neutral position. no time/speed/distance restrictions and hook-up is about as EZ as can be. some AWD models of Jeep do NOT have a selectable neutral position on the transfer case and thus CANNOT be flat towed or dolly'd. those have to be trailered. as you can see by my tag line i'm a bit partial to Jeep. good luck.
rk911 04/04/14 01:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anti corrosion washer for battery post

they do an OK job. I prefer spraying the terminal with an anti-corrosion spray at the beginning of the season.
rk911 04/04/14 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beware Millenicom

Blame Verizon, not Millenicom, Verizon sells access to Millinicom. Verizon raised rates to Millinicom. Why blame anyone? As bandwidth demands increase, the providers have to upgrade or add equipment to accommodate those demands. None of that is free. Typically as demand increases, cost goes down not up. The US has the slowest and most expensive internet service of the industrial nations. The price increase has nothing to do with cost increase, it is the provider taking higher profits due to the lack of true competition in the marketplace. you're forgetting the supply side of the equation.
rk911 04/02/14 06:10am Technology Corner
RE: extended warranty

RV warranties tend to be a huge money maker for seller and a bad deal for the buyer. Why not just take the $5,800, and put it in an account called "future RV repairs" Ed that's exactly what we did when we bought new back in 2000. we add $X per month to that fund and pay for all maintenance and repairs from it. so far we are way, way ahead and the fund has grown to the point that we now have a very good down payment on a new MH (when the time comes). meanwhile we are still adding to it.
rk911 04/02/14 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV insurance coverage

by MSRP coverage i'm going to assume you are referring to replacement cost coverage. a MH depreciates over time. if you have replacement coverage and your MH is stolen or destroyed in an accident you'll be able to replace it because you'll get what the MH was valued at at the time of purchase. if you have std. coverage your settlement will be for the current value of the MH only. let's say that you paid full retail of $100K for your MH. the minute you sign the papers and drive it off the lot your $100K MH is now worth anywhere from 20%-30% less. get slammed by a semi as you exit the lot and you'd be $20-$30K short of replacing it. extreme example sure...but I think you get the point. only you can decide how much of a gambler you are. and, AFAIK, replacement coverage policies are only in force for 3-5 years. after that the coverage becomes standard. be sure to thoroughly understand whatever policy you purchase.
rk911 04/01/14 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How reliable is the rain sensor on a Fantastic Fan?

Of course, the best solution to the issue is a Maxx-Air vent cover, but I wonder how reliable the rain sensor is on a Fantastic Fan. I'm looking at a couple "B" motorhomes, all of which have low/midrange fans for the vents, and I would like to replace them first thing to 6000 model Fantastic Fans. Having the ability to circulate air will help immensely in the Texas heat come summer when the rig is being stored, and if there is a freak thundershower, hopefully the fan will close the lid almost immediately. in a word...very. sometimes almost too reliable. the only issue I have is that during a fog or mist I have to lock it open or closed as it will cycle between the two positions. but I would absolutely buy a FF with the rain sensor again. as for using Maxx-Air...we tried that a few years back (to be fair we used a similar product but not the Maxx-Air covers). the covers really restricted the flow of air. we would not do that again.
rk911 04/01/14 07:02am Tech Issues
RE: Cannot access Yahoo UPDATED

Here's an idea to rule out one problem. When you're using the phone as a hotspot, bring up a command prompt and ping myyahoo.com. Write down that IP address. Then go back to the mifi connection. Open a browser and instead of putting in myyahoo.com as the address, use the ip address. If it works with the ip address, you have a name resolution problem associated with the mifi. I don't understand the "name resolution" association. Would this affect every computer I am using plus my pad? Not necessarily. You certainly have a strange problem. This check will take about 5 mins to try and not involve any additional harm to your computer. If it doesn't work, then the previous suggestion about clearing cookies might help. I always hate starting with that cuz that means I have to reinput passwords and a few other things on favorite sites. you don't necessarily have to clear cookies...just the temp files. but if that doesn't work then clearing cookies may help. But guys, this is on multiple devices, not just one. I don't see how clearing cookies and temp files would affect all of them at once. sorry...that part obviously didn't click in my brain. well, clear out your temp files on the computer and see what happens. can't hurt and I've seen stranger things happen. you may have coincidental different issues on each platform resulting in the same behavior. not likely but possible. beyond that I think i would try creating a new Yahoo identity...something quick and dirty just to see if you can bring up the my.yahoo.com page associated with the new identity. if you can then there is something wrong with the old identity otherwise it may be something common on each of your platforms...a virus of some sort? last week my buddy's wife had a problem with her Yahoo mail. it was taking between 3-24 hours for e-mail to show up in her inbox. after spending some time trying to troubleshoot the problem I created a new Yahoo ID for her. the result was the mail worked just fine on the new ID. beats me what was wrong but as I said...stranger things have happened.
rk911 03/31/14 05:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Cannot access Yahoo UPDATED

Here's an idea to rule out one problem. When you're using the phone as a hotspot, bring up a command prompt and ping myyahoo.com. Write down that IP address. Then go back to the mifi connection. Open a browser and instead of putting in myyahoo.com as the address, use the ip address. If it works with the ip address, you have a name resolution problem associated with the mifi. I don't understand the "name resolution" association. Would this affect every computer I am using plus my pad? Not necessarily. You certainly have a strange problem. This check will take about 5 mins to try and not involve any additional harm to your computer. If it doesn't work, then the previous suggestion about clearing cookies might help. I always hate starting with that cuz that means I have to reinput passwords and a few other things on favorite sites. you don't necessarily have to clear cookies...just the temp files. but if that doesn't work then clearing cookies may help.
rk911 03/31/14 09:05am Technology Corner
RE: Will this tow that?

Hi all--concerned about a friend who has never owned a Class A and has never towed. Without input, he purchased a 2014 34' Allegro Open Road with Ford V-10. He is going to tow a 2014 Ford Explorer on a two axle flatbed car hauler. Seems to me that he is asking an awful lot from his equipment. What say you?? since he is "all in" there's not much you can do. almost certainly the hitch on his Allegro is rated for 5000-lbs and almost just as certainly his Explorer + trailer weighs in at or more than 5K. the maximum amount of weight he can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: - the GCWR minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded for travel (food, fuel, water, LP, clothing, supplies, pets, people and misc. stuff); OR - the weight rating of the MH hitch (Class II 3500-lbs, Class III 5000-lbs, Class IV 10,000-lbs); OR - the weight rating of your towbar wish him luck.
rk911 03/31/14 06:50am Class A Motorhomes
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