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RE: Is the pool of 4 down towable vehicles diminishing??

plenty of gas options (Jeep for us) and we won't consider an EV until they have the same range as a gas vehicle and the batteries can be recharged in minutes, not hours.
rk911 10/15/17 10:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Electric hot water heater not working

brand and model?
rk911 10/14/17 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Of course I'm still learning

indoors is better than outdoors and covered outdoors is better than out in the open. if it were me and I had the choice I'd enclose or at least cover the parking spot. if you're gonna enclose and you have the space make it long and wide enough to get the slides open, you on the roof and so you can walk around it. that would be my dream. I would not opt for a one of those large vinyl or cloth "bags" that enclose the MH. too many people report damage (scratches and the like) or the "bag" getting damaged by wind and snow.
rk911 10/14/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Cameras Have Only 4 Yr Life??

Yes, with the way that technology is evolving 3 to 4 years is about right, just look at Apple iPhones. I wouldn't have an iPhone. My phone is a BlackBerry, but now it's not supported and I can't get all the new (or old) apps. Not compatible! outdated and still functional are two different things. we just updated to new iPhone 7s. my wife had a 4s and I had a 5. both still did what we needed them to do but it was time for something new.
rk911 10/13/17 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: RV Cameras Have Only 4 Yr Life??

The rear view camera on my 5th wheel has died after about 4 years. The guy who installed it said that was a good life, that manufactures didn't expect them to last longer. Is that right? I expect they will want between $600 - $1000 to put in new camera, and perhaps monitor too. It is a wired system. Is it worth it? My old camera was pretty vague even when new, and didn't help much when trying to back into a tight spot. It was nice to know what was directly behind me going down the highway, though. the rear camera on our previous MH lasted 15-years...the total amount of time we owned it (2000-2015).
rk911 10/13/17 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Water. Heater

Have a 10 gal water heater,gas side won't work, electric side won't work.what is wrong suburban or atwood? model number please.
rk911 10/11/17 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: New TV confusion

i just took a quick look at bestbuy.com and saw several 'plain ole' hdtv sets. mist of those i saw...and it was a very wuick look...were 720p but there mst be others at 1080. good luck.
rk911 10/09/17 08:22pm Technology Corner
RE: drive through wash for MH

keep an eye on them. they use really high pressure hoses
rk911 10/09/17 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sirius radio antenna blocked by camper

Sirius antennas and cables are widely available. A quick search on Amazon turned up just about anything you would need. Put the antenna wherever you want, run the cable to your Sirius box and plug in. X2. i just bought a S/XM hockey puck style antenna with abt 20-ft of attached antenna wire and connector. right around $10, give or take.
rk911 10/09/17 12:25pm Technology Corner
RE: surge protectors

I have the Progressive built in. One reason for going built in is that if properly wired, it will also protect from a rogue generator. and they're less likely to walk away. we have the PI 50-amp hard wired unit.
rk911 10/09/17 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: surge protectors

Looking for recommendations on surge protectors, not hard wired. Reviews on Camping World protectors are low. Thanks!! curious as to why only the portable models.
rk911 10/09/17 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: Head Up Display - Best HUD app

I recently acquired a HUD device to be used with an android smart phone. I downloaded a few android apps which work fine. I am curious to see which app HUD users prefer. Which app offers the best interface? Is there a HUD app out there deemed to be the cadillac of all HUD apps? I wouldn't mind paying extra to get it! Thanking you in advance. Great, yet ANOTHER "distracted driver" that folks will need to be alert for and dodge.. If Heads up display was such a great thing it would be integrated into EVERY vehicle. It isn't. I prefer to be able to fully see out my window glass without the potential distractions, so my phone is in a pocket and stays there for the duration of the drive. You WILL someday understand where I am coming from after you find yourself facing a running deer darting across the road with oncoming traffic headlights blinding you at the same time. I can easily spot folks who are driving distracted, they are often the ones randomly crossing the line nearly off the road or worse coming at me.. I see folks driving with extremely bright GPS and Sat radio systems mounted to the dash or window, I can't help to think that they are blinding themselves to other potential dangers like deer or other drivers.. Folks, put those extra distractions down and away and pay attention to the road around you.. End of "Public Service Announcement". yup. during my public safety career we looked at HUDs for our police vehicles a couple of times and while the technology has certainly changed since then it was never adopted because it was of a distraction than anything else. But using a laptop while driving down the road isn't a distraction at all? Can't tell you how many times I've had to honk at a cop in front of me who is totally distracted with his computer and sitting through a green light. Even worse when they're driving. have you seen the massive amount of equipment in a typical police cruiser? sure, the in-car computers can be a distraction but all of our depts. had standing orders to the officers to minimize the use of them while moving. that was controllable...to a point. an HUD that can't be avoided was an ever-present problem. they're both distractions but in our opinion the HUD was worse.
rk911 10/08/17 06:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Head Up Display - Best HUD app

So, should we also take HUD's out of our fighter jets and airliners? Don't want any distracted pilots out there. I'm all for the HUD. Corvettes and other cars have had HUD images reflected onto their windshields. I'm all for it. It would, as designed, keep my eyes on what's going on outside my car and still feed me the info I need. Seems that those that don't like HUD don't know HUD. I suspect the HUDs in aircraft and in the 'vettes are considerably more advanced than a smart phone app.
rk911 10/08/17 03:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Head Up Display - Best HUD app

I recently acquired a HUD device to be used with an android smart phone. I downloaded a few android apps which work fine. I am curious to see which app HUD users prefer. Which app offers the best interface? Is there a HUD app out there deemed to be the cadillac of all HUD apps? I wouldn't mind paying extra to get it! Thanking you in advance. Great, yet ANOTHER "distracted driver" that folks will need to be alert for and dodge.. If Heads up display was such a great thing it would be integrated into EVERY vehicle. It isn't. I prefer to be able to fully see out my window glass without the potential distractions, so my phone is in a pocket and stays there for the duration of the drive. You WILL someday understand where I am coming from after you find yourself facing a running deer darting across the road with oncoming traffic headlights blinding you at the same time. I can easily spot folks who are driving distracted, they are often the ones randomly crossing the line nearly off the road or worse coming at me.. I see folks driving with extremely bright GPS and Sat radio systems mounted to the dash or window, I can't help to think that they are blinding themselves to other potential dangers like deer or other drivers.. Folks, put those extra distractions down and away and pay attention to the road around you.. End of "Public Service Announcement". yup. during my public safety career we looked at HUDs for our police vehicles a couple of times and while the technology has certainly changed since then it was never adopted because it was of a distraction than anything else.
rk911 10/08/17 02:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Best satellite TV for fulltime RV'er

Hey all. We know their are a few options out their but we value everyones input. Right now we do OTA or the rv parks cable. We would like a satellite service we don't have to make a annual commitment to. If we use it two months and then not for 6 months and then again for a month, we would only be responsible for the months we use it. OK, I also would like to know how the antennas you set up yourself outside compare to if we had one installed on the roof. Can I run more than 1 tv on the antenna? Looking to try to figure out all the costs. 1. Antenna 2. Service I may be missing something so please let me know. Thank you all for your knowledge. we fit your description. we're out for 4-5 months during the winter and again for a shorter trip in the fall. we own our DISH network equipment outright (no contract) and we pay only for the months we use the service. a day or so before we leave I activate the service by paying for a month in advance. when we return home I simply stop paying. if your account includes special pricing for a particular channel(s) (we have HBO for $10 p/m) you may lose that special pricing by placing your service in suspension. that is not the case if you simply stop paying. you don't need to call anyone to stop the service...just don't pay. you do need to make a call to resume. to make this work you need to turn off automatic payments in your account. when I was researching this back in the summer of '15 DirecTV did not have a pay-as-you-go plan. that might have changed. as for antenna we have the Winegard Trav'ler mounted on top of the MH. I love the convenience of pushing a button while I'm setting up and having it find and lock onto the birds by the time I'm done hooking up. the downside are the trees. I'd like to get a automatic portable antenna for those times but as of this moment none of them are compatible with our receiver/DVR Vip 422k). we have two TVs connected to the antenna/receiver and can simultaneously watch/record two different programs or record two and watch a third recording. if I had it to do over again and knowing what I know now I would likely choose a different receiver...one that was HD compatible with the 3-DISH birds as well as with a portable antenna. but overall we're very happy with our setup.
rk911 10/08/17 10:44am Technology Corner
RE: Selling - okay to take a personal check?

Every car I have bought in the past. I walk into a dealership, write a personal check and then drive a car away right then. Bought three used cars for my three boys this way. Just did another one this week. The dealer told me that he would hold the title until my out of state personal check cleared. Then mail me the title. I drove away. Everything we do has risk, but I don't see a negative to taking a personal check. Now if I did not get a good feel for the person, or got bad vibes - that's different. I did some research and yes if they pass a bad check -it is grand theft auto, if they don't make good on the funds. Insurance covers scams and theft. Again, not transferring the title, and keeping my own tags. research can be worth what you paid for it. call your agent and be sure before you proceed. what's the worst that can happen? the check bounes, the theif has your RV, he changes the VIN, forges a title, sells it and, discarding his alias, disappears. but if you're so set on accepting a personal check why ask the question in the first place? good luck to you.
rk911 10/07/17 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam Campground Ratings Database for Garmin GPS

thanks
rk911 10/07/17 06:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Good Sam Campground Ratings Database for Garmin GPS

what is 'truck down'?
rk911 10/07/17 06:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Satelite wiring in FW dead

I have a new Jayco FW and my Winegard Satellite dish doesn't work when I hook it up to the outside cable connection. If I run the cable through the door and hook it up to the Direct TV box, it searches for a signal, locks in and works fine. Presto...300+ stations. Hook it up the right way and nothing...dead. I have it back to the dealer and they can't seem to find the problem. They've had it several weeks doing several warranty repairs but haven't fixed the TV problem and seem lost about solving the problem. I'm sure it's a bad connection somewhere or a bad spot in the cable....but where? There's been talk about maybe being forced to run a new cable, but I'm not very keen about tearing this trailer apart to run a new cable. I'm thinking it might be better to run new cable on the bottom side of the trailer along the framework then up through the floor somewhere then to rip apart interior paneling. Any one have any thoughts about this? r u sure the outside connection is for satellite and not a park's cable tv system?
rk911 10/07/17 06:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Selling - okay to take a personal check?

There can be scams in most methods. Including CASH and nobody is going to be able to get $50K+ cash. I'm talking to potential buyers who are hours away, and we can only meet on weekends when banks/title offices are closed. Asking the question differently. If I hold the official title, and don't transfer it until a personal check funds clear - I think I'm okay and protected. If the funds don't clear - this is theft. I gotta believe then my insurance would cover. a call to your insurance agent should clear that up. a wire txfr seems the best option. why not do that?
rk911 10/07/17 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
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