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RE: CW $59 install (read the fine print)

If you don't like it, move on and don't shop there. Very simple. precisely. when we need RV supplied we shop at CW...most of the time.
rk911 09/22/14 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: CW $59 install (read the fine print)

That's been discussed here before. Seems that most of the time that $59 hits just over a hundred bucks. More of Marcus Lemois deceptive marketing. how is it deceptive if the additional fee is spelled out in the ad?
rk911 09/22/14 01:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Annoying neighbor

this reminds me of Velma Melmac, a character in the old comic strip Travels With Farley. Velma parked her RV in Yosemite every year and spent her time battling nature by vacuuming the nature trails, etc.
rk911 09/21/14 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mobile Banking Just curious?

How many of you use mobile banking, smart phone to make check deposits by taking a picture of your check and depositing it to your account without ever leaving your house or RV? Any problems? I just started using the feature and love it, Saves gas and waiting in long lines and I can make deposits from 1000's of miles away. all of our income...pension checks and SS...are direct deposited into out account. no need for paper checks anymore. I still get random paper checks from our retirement business. then unless you can arrange to have them switched to direct deposit you're doing the next best thing. continued good luck.
rk911 09/20/14 07:12am Technology Corner
RE: Mobile Banking Just curious?

How many of you use mobile banking, smart phone to make check deposits by taking a picture of your check and depositing it to your account without ever leaving your house or RV? Any problems? I just started using the feature and love it, Saves gas and waiting in long lines and I can make deposits from 1000's of miles away. all of our income...pension checks and SS...are direct deposited into out account. no need for paper checks anymore.
rk911 09/20/14 07:01am Technology Corner
RE: Unleashed dogs in campgrounds: A solution

...When out hiking the leash comes off. Never had a problem. Should I leash my dog there too? I have mixed thoughts on this. absolutely. you won't have a problem until you do.
rk911 09/15/14 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dead Colorado Hitchiker

This poor little guy dropped out when DH took down some of the underbelly today. Looks like he was there for a while. He was pretty crispy. Picked him up in Colorado with the coach last year. Guess he is the culprit in the little tiny poopies I found when we installed the EMS in the basement. Thought it was mouse poops, but apparently, it was from this little chipmunk. RIP http://i59.tinypic.com/wwadd3.jpg width=675 any ID on him? was it chip or dale?
rk911 09/14/14 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Learned something new about camping....

Staying the weekend at Hoffmaster SP near Muskegon. Picked a nice enough site, in the dark of coarse. Parking under an Oak tree is a noisy affair with an aluminum roof. It's so quiet here from the inside it sounds like golf balls being dropped on the roof. :B here at the house there are many, many oak trees on and around the property. since early august it's been like living in berlin in 1944 when the 8th air force was flying bombing missions. :)
rk911 09/14/14 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Contact/address list in GMail

A few days ago we lost our computer to a lightning storm and have had to purchase a new laptop with Windows 8. While my computer guy was able to recover a fair amount of data from the old hard drive, one thing I haven't been able to locate is the address book I kept in Outlook. About a year ago (or more) I was able to import the contacts into gmail when I got a gmail account. I know that these are on my phone--but I can't figure out where I can find them in gmail so I can develop a new contact list for my computer. Any ideas? It may be something simple but my "old" mind sure as heck can't find them. Thanks for any suggestions. the outlook address book is part of the *.PST file (* being the name as in sample.pst) but suggest you use this google search maybe this will also help.
rk911 09/11/14 04:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Synch MS Outlook calendar, with Android and iPad calendar

I have a problem and it is RV related because I want to use my phone calendar on the road instead of lugging along my laptop. I want to maintain my 2003 MS Outlook calendar and automatically synch it with my Android calendar and my wife's iPad calendar. I use Gmail and have been using the Google calendar to accomplish this. I would enter an appointment in Outlook and it would synch with Google calendar and then to the others. But Google has blocked the synching program so that no longer works. I suppose that I am a victim of the Microsoft Google wars. Google is trying to force me to the cloud and their calendar program exclusively. I don't want to do that because the cloud is not always available when traveling. One option is to switch everything to Apple. I don't want to do that because it would be expensive and I worry about the thousands of documents I have created with Microsoft programs. Has anybody found a way to accomplish what I want now that Google has abandoned me? yes. I use Companionlink to keep calendar data synced between our 2-iPhones, 1-iPad and Microsoft outlook 2007. give a look at the web and then give them a call. great folks to work with. and I have no connection to the company.
rk911 09/11/14 04:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Beware cheap short cuts

My signature TV is a 'Work tuck'. No fancy trim, rubber floors, etc. and no computerized driver information display. Trying to get mileage figures I used the gadget shown here to connect with an app on my tablet. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDI5WDUwMA==/z/EH4AAOSwEK9T-apO/$_12.JPG height=200 width=300 It worked fairly well but what it also did on two separate occasions was to throw the ECM in the truck into a coma. The biggest PITA was the transmission refused to come out of 1st gear. Had to stop; shut down; disconnect the battery; put it all back together and start again. After the 2nd time I suspected the wiz-bang gadget and pulled it. Hasn't happened since. Lesson learned - I suppose there's a reason folks recommend the ScanGuage and not this thing. :S Stu thanks but I simply do the math when we fill-up.
rk911 09/09/14 07:13am Technology Corner
RE: 50 amp service

Hello everyone: We have a 40 ft Tiffen Phaeton Motorhome. We are plugged into 50 amp service but our AC voltage indicator inside MH is only at 110. Any ideas as to what is wrong? I know this is kind of vague but we are "vague" when it comes to electricity :) Thanks Vikki and Rick nominal voltage will always be 110-120.
rk911 09/08/14 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for real life experts

Can a 2010 Nissan Frontier wt 3692 be safely towed by a Class C Forest River, powered by F-450 V-10 engine. The Nissan is a 4 cylinder manual transmission. Motorhome hitch is rated 5000lbs and tongue wt limit of 500 lbs. you need to first know if the Nissan can be flat towed. if it can there is virtually no tongue weight involved. next, you need to know weights and weight ratings for the MH. GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the total weight the MH chassis can support, including itself. the GVWR is broken down into gross axle weight ratings for each axle (GAWR). The sum of the GAWR's is usually the GVWR. GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating is the total weight the MH can propel including itself. The difference between the GCWR and the GVWR is not the maximum amount of weight the MH 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 09/05/14 11:29am Dinghy Towing
RE: Home Depot Credit Card Breach! Bigger Than Target? [UPDATE]

...I don't know who ate the $500 in fraudulent charges, but it wasn't us; not even the usual $50 requirement. Great customer service from AMEX. sorry, but all of us, AMEX users and otherwise, ate those charges in the form of swipe fees charged to retailers who in turn pass them on to customers. there ain't no free lunch.
rk911 09/04/14 07:15am Technology Corner
RE: Home Depot Credit Card Breach! Bigger Than Target? [UPDATE]

...Discover allows you to create single use numbers for online purchases. no longer. they dropped that a few months back. a CSR told me it was more trouble to administer than it was worth.
rk911 09/03/14 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Home Depot Credit Card Breach! Bigger Than Target? [UPDATE]

Not sure. Is it just Home Depot cards or any credit cards used at Home Depot? CBS reporting this morning that it may involve credit and debit cards. to those who are worried: step 1 - take a breath and calm down. the world is not ending. step 2a - if you're using or have used a debit card at HD change your PIN...now. it may involve a call to your bank. and remember, you can always request to have your account canceled and replaced. step 2b - if you're using or have used a credit card at HD check your monthly statements. you all are already checking those statements anyway, right? report suspicious activity to your CC issuer. and remember, you can always request to have your card replaced. step 2c - either of the above may require adjustments for automatic debits of monthly bills. step 3 - if you shop online do not store your CC information on the vendor's website. why make it easier for the bad guys.
rk911 09/03/14 07:09am Technology Corner
RE: Don't you just hate it when this happens....

Looks like the dolly was out of alignment, then hit something on the side of the road. And that must be one heavy beam to overturn the tractor. yup and we don't have a facebook acct and didn't have to log in to see the video.
rk911 09/02/14 02:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gotta Pay Before You Hike

Since everyone seems good with additional fees for use of public lands, I wonder how you will feel when you have to pay to stop at an overlook that has a public pit toilet or picnic table. These are also considered improved properties, and for those uninformed, there has been a fight going on for years about "fee demo" (fee demonstration) areas especially in the west. In Colorado, the USFS charged a fee to drive up a state highway... the Longs Peak Road. If you "promised" not to stop along the road for a picture or at the information kiosk, they would let you pass without paying the $5 fee, BUT YOU HAD TO TELL THEM YOU WOULD NOT STOP, THEY DIDN'T ASK!! In Federal court, this fee area was found to be illegal. The exact same thing happened in Arizona near Phoenix I believe it was where the USFS started charging a fee for an established road to park alongside a public highway. This isn't something new, just a new way to get around the existing laws! Pay to play is coming I'm afraid, and I'd be willing to bet that the fees collected won't be used for the purpose we think they should...they certainly aren't now. Already our national parks have deferred maintenance and they charge a fee. Since they can't do what they already need to do, what makes anyone think they will be able to administer additional funding/responsibilities properly. Additionally, our government seems unable to enforce basic already legislated fees (think of the Cliven Bundy fiasco in Nevada early this year). So if they can't collect grazing fees from someone obviously using the lands for profit, how do you suppose they will enforce fees in other areas? The way they do it now is hire a contractor to do the work for them. Of course these folks have no enforcement powers, but if you ever run into one, you might feel differently. Our public lands are slowly being regulated away from us in my opinion and I feel the almost certain eventual widespread application of fees from this proposed legislation (expected to be added to another bill to ensure passage) is just another cog in the seemingly never ending privatization of our commons. I wouldn't be terribly happy but then there is a world of difference with fees designed to offset the costs of rescuing folks from themselves and a fee designed to just be a revenue stream. the sort of fee you describe now exists along the 'airport road' in Sedona, AZ and on the road to summerhaven on mt. lemmon in Tucson. if you stop along the way at one of the turnouts you'd better have a tag on your windshield or risk a ticket. I understand the need to maintain roads and infrastructure but as with red light cameras in our area a lot of these fees are just designed to raise general revenue.
rk911 09/01/14 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Gotta Pay Before You Hike

I'd call it a slant as well. Here is a quote from the article that sums up the need for a fee pretty well: "The service received "pretty much constant" emergency service calls for issues including dehydration and blisters that weekend, she said. Unprepared and injured trekkers triggered more search-and-rescue operations, park rangers said." A fee will cut down on the unprepared weekenders who don't have a clue what they are getting into. how is that a 'slant' unless 'slant' means the facts that resulted in the decision to require a fee? in my mind "slanting" an article means twisting or inventing facts to support a point-of-view. Webster's defines slant this way: "to interpret or present in line with a special interest". i'd say there's little-to-no interpretation going on in that article. after a 35-yr career in public safety communications, the last 28 of which were at a major, regional 9-1-1 call center in suburban Chicago, I can attest to the general lack of preparation to meet easily expected emergency situations in the general public. lack of enough water, proper footware, reasonable expectations as to time, etc. would, or should, all be easily forseeable problems that might arise during a hike from rim-to-rim at GCNP.
rk911 08/31/14 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gotta Pay Before You Hike

Leave it to Fox to slant this story as if permits are something new and onerous.... slant is in the eye of the beholder.
rk911 08/31/14 06:48am General RVing Issues
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