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RE: Internet cost at home

AT & T and Time Warner are advertising high speed internet-what ever that means-for $14.95/month. This is not a temporary promotion nor is it a contract.
Charlie D. 07/28/14 02:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Would you run either of these tires?

I wouldn't run them, but not because of the conditions shown in the pics. I wouldn't run them because they are Towmasters. Note in my sig that I run Commercial TA's. Aha! What looks to be a great tire recommendation! Thanks!! http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tires/bfgoodrich/size/viewProductDetail.do?ra=%2Ftires%2Fbfgoodrich%2Fsize%2FviewProductResults&fl=&pc=38938&ar=85&rd=16&cs=235 If installed, I'll have about 1" gap between the tires. According to a Dexter axle document, that should be ok. You guys agree? I don't plan on running any chains on my trailer. http://i.imgur.com/FdF5POIl.jpgHere-You can have this BFG Commercial TA and 2 more that did not explode but do have broken belts. All at the same time on my trailer. Dealer says manufacturing defect-BFG said sorry-you have them on tralier service. My truck had BFG Commercial T/A's and were recalled. Had lots of problems getting them replaced. Called BFG and they were no help-wouldn't even call the dealer.
Charlie D. 07/28/14 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you run either of these tires?

If I was to choose a poly carcass LT right now it would not be the BFG Commercial TA, as there are to many problems be reported with them at this time. The Firestone Transforce HT might be a better choice in a cheaper poly carcass. Chris Not only trouble but BFG will not warranty when placed on a trailer. Believe me I know what I am talking about.
Charlie D. 07/28/14 02:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lowe's refund timeframe using a debit card-head's up

May not be Lowe's. Banks may want to hold that credit for their benefit or another reason. I see a lot of warnings at pumps these days saying that banks may put a hold on your account if using debit cards.
Charlie D. 07/27/14 05:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lowe's refund timeframe using a debit card-head's up

I am surprised that you are complaining! They offered you cash immediately. Jack L :B
Charlie D. 07/27/14 05:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: HELP!!! Rotted floor in fifth wheel bedroom slide!

How large is the rotten area? My previous rig had a 4" X 4" spot in the corner of a slide. I cleaned it out and used several layers of Bondo. Ground it smooth and painted black. Couldn't see the repairs. Kept the rig for another 3 or 4 years without any problems.
Charlie D. 07/27/14 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing external vent for cooktop fan.

Putty tape. You will probably find it under the vent when you take it off.
Charlie D. 07/26/14 03:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Internet Access..trouble at stick & brick

Before going to AT&T I was with Time Warner and used a Netgear router, It came from the connection at the wall to a Time Warner Modem and from there a data cable to the Netgear and then wireless to 2 lap tops. AT&T instructions said to go from a wall jack to the modem and from the modem a Ethernet cable to one of the lap tops. That made no sense to me because I wanted and had internet service that was wireless from my Netgear router when with Time Warner. Because I had AT&T phone I also had to install filters to all the phone jacks. I had trouble with connecting without the Ethernet so I called and they sent out a tech. He swapped some lines down the street and at the box outside the house, He didn't like the modem AT&T sent me so he provided another modem (router ?) that was wired from the wall jack to the modem (router? ), From there I connected wireless. I had a problem with connecting the lap top that I am asking help for. The other lap top worked without issue. He also had problem connecting his IPad. He finally replaced the new modem (router?) with another that was the same. Everything worked well for a couple of weeks then one lap top would drop off like, fail to connect and sometimes my lap top could not find a connection although it did find neighbor connections. I would reset the modem, unplug and plug back in. Set up new connections on my computer but still could not get one lap top to work. Finally I installed the original modem from AT&T and no connection on either computer. Installed the Ethernet cable between modem and my original Netgear router and both lap tops are now working wireless from router to lap tops. The modem (router?) the tech gave me is a Pace 411 with power light, wireless light, broadband light and service light. Has an Ethernet light but it did not light because the Ethernet cable was not used. I can't remember it I tried an Ethernet cable with this router but I think it did. Hopefully my comments make sense to you.
Charlie D. 07/23/14 08:27am Technology Corner
RE: Internet Access..trouble at stick & brick

Appears to be a router problem. AT&T provided a modem to which I hookup my router. When the AT&T rep. was here he gave me a router/modem. I disconnected all that and installed the modem AT&T provided and hooked my old router to it. Everything appears to be O.K. except I must use an Ethernet cable between router and modem.
Charlie D. 07/22/14 10:34am Technology Corner
RE: Tire Failure-Update IV

It's me again. Getting around to replacing the T/A's with Firestone's and took two of the tire/rims in to a Michelin/BFG dealer and asked them to check them out. They said one was fine and another had a broken belt. Asked about an adjustment and their question was'Did you buy the tires from us" My response was 'No, I was traveling, had tire problrems and had to buy them while on the road." Their response "Sorry, can't help you because you didn't buy from us." I have now had one failure with the entire tread coming off-see pictures. Two with broken belts and one tire O.K. What are the odds of having those 3 tires fail because of road hazard and not belt failure? Tires are 2 years old and about 10,000 miles,
Charlie D. 07/21/14 04:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Internet Access..trouble at stick & brick

Perhaps I didn't explain well enough. My Verizon MiFi works just fine. It is through the AT&T wireless router that I am having trouble with. I looked a few minutes ago and it had connected without me doing anything. Opened a browser and it dropped the connection and will not connect. I will try to delete the connection under network connections and see it that will help. Looking at the network connection I click on it and opened a trouble shooting link (again). I just turned around and it opened the wireless network property box and has the following: Security Type: WPA2-personal Encryption Type: AES Network Security Key: ...... Don't know what the above means except for the security key. The number of hidden digits is less that my security key and I deleted that before checking the "show characters" box. First time I have seen that since going to AT&T. I have entered my correct security key and will see how that works. Perhaps the security key was wrong all the time???I did have to use the SSID and security key to access this computer when setting up AT&T. The above didn't work.
Charlie D. 07/21/14 03:50pm Technology Corner
Internet Access..trouble at stick & brick

Recently went to AT & T for my internet access. After some issues getting it up and running it had worked well on two computers for several weeks. One computer has started dropping off line and I am having difficulty logging back on. After repeated attempts it will log back on. Sometimes it will connect automatically. Other times I get "Cannot connect to the network" Yesterday it was unable to find the router but after several attempts I was able to log on without issue. Suddenly this morning it dropped off line and I am unable to connect. I have tried all the troubleshooting tips I can find including looking for network adapters , etc. Results say that everything is O.K. and that I have no internet connection. When I click on the bottom to open the connection screen I see three connections available that are signals from neighbors and my router. When I click on any of them they immediately open and ask for password. I also have a Verizon Mi-Fi that when on shows as a connection point and automatically logs on. AT&T shipped me the router and installation instructions. I was unable to get internet access so they sent out a service rep. He swapped some wires down the road and help install everything but I was unable to connect to the router at the beginning, He used his IPad and also had difficulty connecting. After checking several things both of us were able to connect and every thing seemed to be O.K. for several weeks and then this problem cropped up. When going through the Network Adapter troubleshooting I come to the point of the following message " problem with wireless adapter or access point" and "a network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken. I have attempted bypassing the router and hooking the Ethernet cable directly to the laptop but that does not help. I have also repeatedly disconnected power from the router but that does not help. A second lap top does not have this problem. I assume it is a computer problem but why does the lap top connect to my MiFi and attempt to connect to secured neighborhood connections?
Charlie D. 07/21/14 10:28am Technology Corner
RE: engine oil level

Verify that the oil viscosity is correct for the engine.
Charlie D. 07/21/14 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

Just FYI Michelin owns BFG an Bridgestone. Good Luck in your search and Happy Camping. Bridgestone has no connection to Michelin. Bridgestone is the parent company of Firestone.
Charlie D. 07/20/14 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your take on the Holiday Rambler Savoy?

Can't speak to a 2004 but I had a 2007 Savoy LX 32SKT. 30,000 miles in 6 years. Changed to tires to BFG LT's early. Not a single return to dealer for repairs. Did a few minor repairs myself. See a few on the road and occasional campground. Others seem to be happy with their's and some add a second AC. As will all rv's do a very thorough inspection and look for hidden and hard to find leaks and other damage. Good Luck
Charlie D. 07/19/14 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

Beginning to wonder about the wisdom of using more expensive LT tires. I did the same thing after losing tires to blowouts. The original tires on our fiver were the Chinese made tires, so I went from 15" to 16" tires and switched to BFG commercial TA tires. We made three trips to western states from Florida with no problems, but three years later, lost the tread on one and discovered another had problems with separation and was ready to go at any time. So at this point I'm beginning to think that it might(MIGHT) be better to go with ST tires with stiffer sidewalls, but make sure that I replace them every 2 1/2 to 3 years. Being proactive about it might prevent a lot of aggravation down the road. Being able to locate the best deal when replacing all four would be better than getting stuck with a bad deal when out in the boonies some where. This is a plan that would probably make the most sense for me based on my particular camper and my experiences with that camper. Your mileage may vary. I had the exact same problems with BFG T/A's. There seems to be more and more posts about their failures.
Charlie D. 07/19/14 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

I was told that LT tires used on trailer service is unsafe and they would not honor a warranty on what they considered an unsafe application. Honoring such a warranty would, in their opinion, place them in a position of responsibility for injury or damage. I am not trying to argue with you, just trying to determine why you made that statement. I have an open post on my failures, pictures and BFG response. Michelin on several calls and emails told me the their XPS Rib was an excellent choice for a trailer. There more misinformation than truth going on RV forums about tires. The only regulation for someone that replacing tires with ones is that meet the GAWR, however tire companies are turning the word "should" into "must" in regard to ST tires! We have been around and around on this for years. I am sure that tire companies have received letters from ST reps spelling out the dyer problems if they put on anything else. Was your trailer manufactured and delivered with ST tires? Chris Delivered to dealer with ST tires. Don't know the name and wasn't interested as I had the BFG T/A's on my previous rig installed on the new rig before I would sign any papers with the dealer.
Charlie D. 07/17/14 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

Jim, I value your opinion but BFG told me that my Commercial LT's were a misapplication and should NEVER be used on a trailer. Result-Refusal to honor a warranty on 2 failures. My position was that a tire that throws it's entire tread was a manufacturing defect-also the opinion of 2 tire dealers-regardless of what it was on. Yet I could install them on my trailer without a problem! Why? My placard list LT235/85R16E's. Your trailer could be of equal size and weight yet you have a problem and I do not! This whole trailer tire thing is a mess and there are some that relish at the position that you are caught in as it forces the sell of your OEM tire type. No one has every found anything in writing other than the suggestion that replacement tire should be equal to or greater than OEM tires. The word "must" is not used. Must is used for placard/tire matching for OEM manufactures, should is used for replacement. Ask BFG to provide the government document that they are basing their position on. The solution if buying new is get upgraded tires and a placard that matches or no deal. Which means GY G614 in many cases. Chris Why should BFG provide government documentation on what they are basing their position? It seems to me that their position is their position and their refusal to provide warranty. I was told that LT tires used on trailer service is unsafe and they would not honor a warranty on what they considered an unsafe application. Honoring such a warranty would, in their opinion, place them in a position of responsibility for injury or damage. I am not trying to argue with you, just trying to determine why you made that statement. I have an open post on my failures, pictures and BFG response.
Charlie D. 07/17/14 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wanting to change from STs to LTs..........

BF Goodrich Commercial TA in 225x75 R16 is what I went to from 225x75 15 1" taller same width. I did to but 2 years later one tread came off completely and another had a broken belt. BFG would not honor a warranty on either tire. Starting to see a few posts about BFG TA failures. Spending $1,000 hoping Firestone Transforce is a better tire. http://i.imgur.com/NcaGqUkl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NSLLKxml.jpg
Charlie D. 07/17/14 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

Every major light truck tire manufacturer that I’ve researched disallow replacing original equipment special trailer tires with their light truck tires. Don’t take my word for it, do some researching. Good gawd , here we go again with more ...... !! I've checked with the LT tire makers for years before you ever pulled a RV and up to just last month and I haven't found what your implying to be true. Jim, I value your opinion but BFG told me that my Commercial LT's were a misapplication and should NEVER be used on a trailer. Result-Refusal to honor a warranty on 2 failures. My position was that a tire that throws it's entire tread was a manufacturing defect-also the opinion of 2 tire dealers-regardless of what it was on.
Charlie D. 07/17/14 08:25am Fifth-Wheels
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