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RE: Replace Sleeper Sofa with Recliners

We got our "European style" from Costco...love them...but tough to stay awake on:B
Gdlow 07/23/14 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: DIRECT TV FOR RV'S

We have the Directv HD digital recorder that we planned to take with us this summer. We have the HD tripod mounted dish for the RV. Any reason the recorder won't work under these conditions? Not a bit...you may have to go thru a setup in your receiver...but not hard...Just know if the dish is different at home vs. what you are taking with you to setup the receiver...
Gdlow 05/21/14 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: A ***** about the us postal service or lack of

Well I for one have had many many many issues with USPS...some examples: 1...2005..In AZ for the winter...had mail forwarded...after 3 months we quit getting mail..called the post office...they said they were still forwarding...Well when we got home couple of months later...My neighbor came over with a large basket full of mail that they had been delivering to OUR HOUSE instead of forwarding..complained to head man.. 2...this past year we were in Az. again for 6 months...My golf magazines were not forwarded...they USPS said it was the magazines issue...not theirs...Mag...says it is a post office issue 3...I ordered some glasses last summer as well as things off ebay...not one that was mailed to my via USPS made it without getting lost... 4...We mailed Christmas packages from Phoenix...allowed 3 weeks proior for delivery. They made it the first of February... 5...cancelled forwarding and put a hold on mail for 30 days...got home and all mail crammed in box, plus neighbor again had some.. I have a tendency to thing a lot of the people are Id**ts in our local post office...When I was managing plants I would have fired someone as incompetent as they appear to be...:S OH HORRORS! RUN, do not walk away from the USPS! Get away while you can! Never use them again. Let us know when you find something better. Laugh as you will...but I don't use them if at all possible...My wife used them this past Xmas against my advice...Well when the packages didn't get there until feb. she learned that 3 weeks ahead is not enough...and even if costing more will ship from elsewhere..
Gdlow 05/21/14 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: A ***** about the us postal service or lack of

I work there and as a mailman we deliver everything we get everyday, now between sending and the carrier I can't tell you. I send stuff to my kids in PA alot and I live in CA and I have never had a problem. I think your situation is one of those once in a while oops! From a post office employee I am sorry! Well I for one have had many many many issues with USPS...some examples: 1...2005..In AZ for the winter...had mail forwarded...after 3 months we quit getting mail..called the post office...they said they were still forwarding...Well when we got home couple of months later...My neighbor came over with a large basket full of mail that they had been delivering to OUR HOUSE instead of forwarding..complained to head man.. 2...this past year we were in Az. again for 6 months...My golf magazines were not forwarded...they USPS said it was the magazines issue...not theirs...Mag...says it is a post office issue 3...I ordered some glasses last summer as well as things off ebay...not one that was mailed to my via USPS made it without getting lost... 4...We mailed Christmas packages from Phoenix...allowed 3 weeks proior for delivery. They made it the first of February... 5...cancelled forwarding and put a hold on mail for 30 days...got home and all mail crammed in box, plus neighbor again had some.. I have a tendency to thing a lot of the people are Id**ts in our local post office...When I was managing plants I would have fired someone as incompetent as they appear to be...:S
Gdlow 05/19/14 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: DIRECT TV FOR RV'S

Get a HD dish...it can either be on the roof or manual on the ground setup...Not a big thing...We take our receivers with us...all over creation...same programs, etc.All HD...
Gdlow 05/19/14 11:04am Technology Corner
RE: W22 new shocks: Koni or Bilstein ??

From my own personal experience on a W22, the gas charged shocks, Bilstein and Monroes, both seem to be a little harsher for small bumps, like road joints, etc. Since they are gas charged, they already are stiff which transmits some of the initial bump to the chassis. The Koni shocks are not gas charged and absorb the bumps, large and small, right from the first contact. On most roads that have the repetitious road joint bumps, I find the Koni's smoother. All of the shocks do fine for the large bumps but in most cases, it is the continuous small bumps that gets irritating on a long drive. I had the Bilsteins on my W22...gave a very good ride down the highway, but across the bumps jarred my teeth out...or so it seemed...also when going over dips in neighborhood kind of streets..the MH kept rocking for a quite a bit...Went to the Koni's...Ride seems the same, but the softness across the bumps and dip is much much better...doesn't keep rocking on the dips...That alone is worth the money...
Gdlow 05/14/14 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protectors. Do You Use One?

I've ordered a portable surge protector from Camping World and expect to have it by next Thurs. Amazingly, I've managed to be OK without using one during my entire full time RVing career. I now feel that for the cost of one of these units (about $100+) the peace of mind is worth it. If you're using one let us know if it has ever "saved your bacon" on occasion.make sure you have one that runs in the neighborhood of $250+ mine has tripped several times I always use it.
Gdlow 05/09/14 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Financing.....

I'm shocked, eight helpful posts without someone telling the OP that if they don't pay cash they shouldn't buy it. I agree with wallynm, if you have the equity in your home (and you can afford the RV payments, insurance and maintenance) a home equity loan usually gets the best interest rates. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy Amazing isn't it... LOL:B
Gdlow 01/10/14 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water supply to Ice maker

You have a MH and you live in ID. So you are experiencing very low temperatures. Are you living in the MH? OR, the MH is vacant but heated with the on board LPG forced air furnace? Is yes to either question, are all the components of the entire water system located in a heated environment? OR The unit was winterized (in some fashion) but the ice maker was over looked? etc etc etc Sorry...for got to add...It is being used in Palm Desert Ca. at the present time...down for the FMCA rally and golf...
Gdlow 01/06/14 11:26am Tech Issues
water supply to Ice maker

Got back to MH last nite and had water running down the side of the MH out of the location for the solenoid for the ice-maker...the small diameter tubing that attaches to the solenoid had separated from the hose type connector...and not having anything to fix it with I just inserted a golf tee and plugged the tubing...Until I can get a part...will this create any issues (other than not using ice-maker)?
Gdlow 01/06/14 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Night Light Alternative

You could also use one of those garden solar lights. Put outside during the day and bring in at night. Should work. Never need batteries. Most if not all solar lights have batteries...need some place to store the solar...
Gdlow 12/14/13 08:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Simplisafe

Has anyone used the Simplisafe security system? How does it work? Thanks Nick I Have it for my house...It works essentially like any other security system except it is wireless...It is extremely easy to install as it is just put up with the command tape. The phone app I would rate as about a 4 out of 10 for functionality...as it doesn't work very well. They don't have a camera yet...They have 3 different pay plans, but the computer/phone app won't work with the two lower priced plans. Never had a call to police or fire, so can't give a response to that... Are there better ones out there...not sure but I would rate the overall system as about average...
Gdlow 11/22/13 08:31am Technology Corner
Boise to LV, nevada rt 93 or 95?

When going south from Boise to Las Vegas, we have been down 93 many times, but I have often wondered about going down 95..How does the road compare to 93... more or less hills, width etc.?
Gdlow 10/20/13 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: GUILTY verdict in Murder of couple in their RV

Sometimes life in prison with the mainline population knowing that the person torched some elderly people can be just as good as a death penalty. NOT if you have had a family member murdered...
Gdlow 10/08/13 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Koni FSD shocks

My guess is the stiff ride you are complaining about has nothing to do with the shocks. Even though your profile does not state it, I would be willing to bet your coach is on a Ford chassis. If I'm right, that should tell you a lot about why the ride is harsh. It's on the Workhorse chassisI missed your reply from the first time around. I'm a bit surprised that the Workhorse has a harsh ride with Konis. My parents have a 2004 Workhorse chassis motorhome. It originally had Monroes on it, which handled poorly and road bad. Workhorse recalled the shocks, and installed Bilsteins. At the time, there was significant discussion here on RVnet about Koni FSD, vs Bilstein, and at that time, the consensus was pretty strong toward Koni having a much better/softer ride than Bilstein. I run FSDs on my coach. I found they have almost no compression damping, which makes for a really soft ride. The handling control is from the rebound damping. Have you ever weighed the coach? Maybe it is just too light for a W22. I currently run 95#'s in front/rear...had weighed (individual wheels)and the recommendation was for 85#'s...So maybe a little over, but didn't want to error on side of under inflation with the heat...The rebound is a big improvement when going thru areas where a dip in a street would keep on a rockin with the Bilstein's...
Gdlow 09/12/13 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Koni FSD shocks

Gdlow.....What color were they" I would say they are somewhat of a gold color
Gdlow 09/10/13 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Koni FSD shocks

My guess is the stiff ride you are complaining about has nothing to do with the shocks. Even though your profile does not state it, I would be willing to bet your coach is on a Ford chassis. If I'm right, that should tell you a lot about why the ride is harsh. It's on the Workhorse chassis
Gdlow 09/10/13 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
Koni FSD shocks

I heard these were much smoother running so ordered and had installed them...they are as hard riding as the Bilstein's...Can they be softened Up???
Gdlow 09/07/13 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
Driver and Passenger pull down sun screens

Recently I had both of the black pull down screens on the driver side window and the co-pilot side window not want to roll back up in the housing even tho the accordian sytle frame work goes into the bracket...any idea how to fix?
Gdlow 09/01/13 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Caldwell, ID to Sisters, OR

OK, the question is - Hwy 20 or Hwy 26? Won't be in a hurry as we will overnight in Burns or Dayville - if all goes as planned. This is for 2014 and in August and have reservations in Sisters already. Mountain Directory has a few alert for the 26 but none seem bad at all. Have not driven either so just looking for input. Thanks. Have driven both, and as my wife is the rider in the MH I know she favors Hwy 20 thru Burns :B...same approx milage but less time w/ better roads...
Gdlow 08/30/13 09:36am Roads and Routes
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