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RE: I would like to start a conversation that has a lot of talk

It is about generators, and not the wealthy that have the built in units... what makes you think you have to be wealthy to have an on-board generator?
rk911 11/12/14 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: How do you find a place for lunch in your motorhome?

man look, the mh is a one driver thing. the copilot can do that.or do a better job of knowing the mileage.nabs will do in a pinch.so many ways to do that thing.then it will be all happy-camping nabs??? :h "Nabs" is a common nickname for peanut butter crackers, particularly in the south. The name is shortened from "Nabisco". ya learn something new every day. I love those things. thanks.
rk911 11/08/14 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you find a place for lunch in your motorhome?

man look, the mh is a one driver thing. the copilot can do that.or do a better job of knowing the mileage.nabs will do in a pinch.so many ways to do that thing.then it will be all happy-camping nabs??? :h
rk911 11/08/14 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New OTA TV Antenna

Pointing one direction when one or more of the signals are coming from a different direction cannot be a good thing. My new TV's do not allow a secondary channel scan so if the antenna is pointed 180 degrees and the signal I am looking for is coming from 90 degrees the signal might well not be received and I have not idea with this setup how I would go about finding it. Even if I could and I was able to get the antenna pointed in that direction, doing a new scan would wipe out the others requiring me to go back and forth and do a new scan each time. Not sure how this sounds like an optimal solution. your tv will not permit a re-scan of channels????
rk911 11/07/14 06:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Home Base

Anyone know if there are RV Resorts in the sun belt states like The Great Outdoors in Titusville,Florida where you own your site that has a small home and pad with full hookups,and you can rent only the pad when we are traveling around this wonderful country of ours. Outdoor Resorts of America is similar. We've stayed in their parks at Hilton Head and Chokoloskee Island, Fl.
rk911 11/07/14 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone monitor .520 while traveling?

Whenever I see a "real" HAM antenna on a vehicle, 2/440, I always just hold up my two fingers and the mike and everyone automatically goes to 2 meters call freq. I have mistaken business band antennas for HAM and do get weird looks from some people. 73, Marty KG6QKJ just so long as you're using two fingers. just sayin'... :)
rk911 11/07/14 03:12pm Technology Corner
RE: New OTA TV Antenna

as long as well all realize that there is no such thing as an HD antenna. resolving a picture into high def is a function of the TV receiver, not the antenna.
rk911 11/06/14 04:25pm Technology Corner
RE: New OTA TV Antenna

page 33, not 23. from the description I ass-ume that it rotates looking for b'cast signals. but given the low profile I would be concerned about it pulling in signals in secondary or tertiary service areas.
rk911 11/06/14 03:04pm Technology Corner
RE: TV Antenna Replacement Options

we're starting the shopping for a new or new-er motorhome. all of the new ones we've checked out seem to have the Jack antenna. we prefer the Winegard Batwing Sensar IV. the low-profile antennas are fine for urban areas or when in the primary service zone for TV. but get too far into the secondary or tertiary zones and antenna height becomes your best friend.
rk911 11/06/14 10:27am Technology Corner
RE: How do you find a place for lunch in your motorhome?

I once read that in the lower 48, if you are on a paved road, you are never more than 40 minutes from the nearest MacDonald's with an exception in South Dakota where there is a spot where the nearest MacDonald's is about 90 minutes away. (Paved road being the key) That being the case it would stand to reason that if you are driving on a paved road in the lower 48 you should be able to find a parking lot big enough to accommodate an RV within 40 minutes of your location. So unless you are really hungry and can't wait 40 minutes to eat you really shouldn't have a problem finding a safe spot to pull off the road. many (most?) mcdonald's lots are way too small to accommodate us...we're north of 55' long when towing. as I soon discovered after we began towing....there is no parking lot I can't get into. getting out without unhooking? now that's a different story.
rk911 11/06/14 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone monitor .520 while traveling?

I wondered if any ham operators listen in on .520 and have had chats with other RVer's on the road? I know it's not like CB where you can get traffic and reports of smokies waiting to ticket speeders. we do and I can count on one hand the number of QSOs we've had since we started this thing back in 1986. I toss my call out every now and then but usually no answer comes back. did have a nice chat with a fellow in Birmingham last month on .52. he saw the call plates on the toad and gave me a call. that was a first! and while we're at it we also monitor CB 19 when on the move. I've had far more chats on 19 than I have on 52. but virtually all of those chats have been with truckers and 4-wheelers. I did get a call from another RV many, many years ago and he turned out to be a ham so we switched to 52. I've tried calling any number of RVers on 19 and 13 when I observed their TV antenna up, storage bay open and even a slide out extended on one occasion or when they're parked on the shoulder with the hazards on. so far i'm batting .000% on answers.
rk911 11/06/14 09:57am Technology Corner
RE: How do you find a place for lunch in your motorhome?

Say you're driving your big motorhome down the road, pulling a toad, and noontime arrives. You check your GPS for rest stops or travel centers, and none are nearby. Maybe one o'clock rolls around, and you haven't found a spot to stop. What's your strategy? we find a parking lot or a wide spot in the road, pull over, open the fridge and cabinets and chow down. assuming you don't want to do that and would rather eat at a restaurant I suggest you get the free (until dec 2014) app for iOS...iphone and ipad...(and I assume it's available for androids) called iExit. similar to the 'Next Exit' directory.
rk911 11/06/14 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firewood.. what do you do?

I do not carry firewood, just because Texas has been hit hard by oak wilt and other blights. Instead, I find a local mill, buy scrap pieces of -untreated- lumber, preferably 4x4s, and have them cut to 15 inch lengths. Since the wood pieces are cured, there are no bugs present that would hitch a ride to new areas. They also burn quite well. we no longer carry firewood...too much unnecessary weight. on the rare occasions we have a fire we buy it in town or at the campground. I do carry a small tub of kindling made from 1x2 lumber.
rk911 11/05/14 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: First Trip/Last Trip

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
rk911 11/04/14 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Scared -first time for everything

I must be stupid. I'm not sure what a "man door" is. I thought maybe it was misspelled, but since "man door" was used several times in the OP, I don't know. I took it to mean the main entry door as opposed to the driver's/passenger seat door.
rk911 11/04/14 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions for JPG Software for Personal Cloud

...What the OP is proposing is not a good idea, in a nutshell I gather the OP wants to be able to share ALL photos (so the OP does not have to "edit" the content) and then make it look like a "photo album".. not true. as I wrote in the original post..." I don't want to share all of our photos, just some of them". and these are old, old family photos, some dating back to the 1870's. I doubt an identify thief is going to get much use from my great, great grandpa's photo as a boy. posting these photos in some sort of 'ready-to-view' format seems, to be anyway, the only reasonable way to share them with other family members. the picasa web album may be an option since they provide 15gb of free space and it may mate up with my picasa database more easily and i will be looking at that but dropbox, at $60 per year, and similar for-profit databases are not an option. I maintain a hardware and software firewall, practice good browsing/e-mail/internet habits, and use a layered defense when it comes to anti-spyware/malware/AV, etc. because I believe that no single security suite can possibly detect and defend against all of the nasties. I am under no illusions that my data is 100% safe but I am doing what I can. the only way to be 100% secure is not to be online. too late. I truly appreciate all of the responses. thanks.
rk911 11/04/14 05:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Future TOAD

rk911, compare the size of the space between the rear fender flare and the door. THAT is the giveaway of the 2 door unlimited. Nice Rubicon, by the way, looks a lot like the one I had, even the same color! I see that. thanks!
rk911 11/04/14 04:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Future TOAD

After ordering and waiting 9 1/2 weeks, finally got my new Jeep! Now just need to purchase the Class A! http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w395/MetalGator89/FullSizeRender_zps624791de.jpg below is a stock photo of the 2-door unlimited. compare the size of the rear side windows. that's why I wondered if the vehicle in question was a 2-door unlimited. http://bananaboatbytes.com/images/2_door_unlimited.jpg height=640 width=480 the 2-door unlimited was introduced in 2004 and unofficially dubbed the 'LJ'. in 2007 the JK series 4-door unlimited made it's appearance. WiKi Jeep Article
rk911 11/04/14 01:56pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Scared -first time for everything

I would guess as soon as your dog started barking, the guest figured someone was home and took off. Quite the fool to try and enter your rig knowing you were home. we had that happen in a st. Louis hotel room many years ago. I was asleep, wife was awake watching TV. all of a sudden she elbows me in the ribs which wakens me. she puts a finger to her lips and points towards the window. just then an arm reaches in, parts the curtains and a leg starts to slip through the now removed window. I yelled, the arm and leg disappeared and i get a glimpse of a face. I grab the phone and notify the front desk. we had stayed at this particular place...a Best Western next to Stan Musial's restaurant in Forest Park...many times and I knew that there was only one way in and out for a vehicle. the duty manager quickly blocks the entrance with his car and calls 9-1-1. meantime I am up, dressed and calming the wife. police arrive and apprehend two suspects...a male who was working the other side of the motel with a set of keys and a female who I was able to identify as the owner of the arm and leg. had the mgr not blocked the drive they may not have been caught. the occupant of the room where the male had been caught going thru the sleeping occupant's trousers and wallet declined to get involved. we did. mgr thanked us the next morning while we were in the motel coffee shop but didn't comp the room or breakfast. that was the last time we ever stayed in a motel that had outside access to rooms. anytime we use a motel it must have inside access only. the wife had nightmares about that incident for several years and would wake me in a panic several times a year. i'd have to turn on every light in the house before she would calm down.
rk911 11/04/14 01:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Future TOAD

is that a 2D jeep unlimited? didn't think jeep made the unlimited in a 2D model. very nice! The unlimited is the 4D wrangler. This is a Wrangler Sahara 2DR. jeep made a 2-dr unlimited for a year or two before changing to the 4-dr model. this looked like a 2-dr model as the read side window looks a bit larger than the std wrangler.
rk911 11/04/14 12:59pm Dinghy Towing
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