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RE: Compass not working F-350

Did you do something along this line when you followed the manual? I had to do that once with another truck and was successful. I got a chuckle out of step 3.
NiasWagn 12/19/14 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jensen Wall Mount Stereo issues

I once had a very similar issue with mine which has the glass front that just responds to touch. Is that the same deal with yours? My speakers would turn on and off, inside then outside all by itself. Anyway we would resolve it by disconnecting all power and unplugging from shore too. I installed a cut-off switch for that purpose. If I'd let it sit a few minutes and plugged it back in, then it'd be good to go for a few months. I have no clue why just pulling the fuse wouldn't do it for you though.
NiasWagn 12/19/14 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Crazy Accident

This thread reminds me of a time when I was pulling my camper through Des Moines and there was some sort of major accident on I-80 as we approached town. At the time I was in the right lane. Behind me was another camper (part of our travelling parth). Traffic was crawling along at a snails pace (so both lanes were full) and it didn't take long for some bozo to come up behind us on the shoulder at a pretty good pace. Apparently he was far more important than the rest of us safely navigating towards the scene. Anyway, as he came up beside me he observed that the car in front of me was the Sheriff and slammed on the brakes. The Sheriff wasn't having it and gave him a very stern gesture to pull forward so he could pull in behind him. It was entertainment for us. In Iowa the rule is to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles. In this case the accident wasn't actually on the road way at all but off in the ditch. The right lane was never blocked at all. We were able to stay in the lane and proceed through but many did insist on moving into the left lane which really slowed things down.
NiasWagn 12/19/14 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Update on Chinese tire performance

China bomb quality is all over the map. Some are decent, some are terrible. Discount Tire stopped selling one of the brands a buddy brought into Discount Tire for replacement. Was told they don't sell that brand anymore due to the many warranty claims. They set him up with another China bomb brand that is holding for now. Carlisle by chance?
NiasWagn 11/04/14 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: Are there any RV toilets with a P trap?

I was just wondering if anyone has tried THESE things. I gave them a shot this year for the first time and so far I am impressed. They claim you don't need RV TP but I haven't tested that just yet.
NiasWagn 10/23/14 05:33am Full-time RVing
RE: No winter home for rodents

We also use Fresh Cab with a lot of success. I would recommend buying it at your local hardware store (over the RV dealer) or Amazon as you'll get it a lot cheaper.
NiasWagn 10/14/14 05:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Report: Nine Eagles State Park, Iowa

We were just over there too last weekend (on our way to Amana). We stayed at Lake Anita instead. I'll make a note to try that out next time we are in that direction. That shouldn't be too hard since we live on the Western side of the state. Iowa has some really nice parks.
NiasWagn 10/14/14 05:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: condensation on windows

We open the window, put the humidifier out in the camper or run the A/C for a bit when we get back. All work fine. It just depends on the circumstance.
NiasWagn 10/14/14 05:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Ames Iowa camping spots?

Do they like ice cream? :) Hickory Park has their own ice cream inside too!
NiasWagn 10/01/14 04:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hail! Trailer is a write off

I was in the same shoes as you recently. I opted for a new trailer for three reasons. 1) I was already eyeballing another trailer that I wanted to get because it had a little more room and the floor plan was a little more towards my needs. 2) I didn't want the hassle of selling a salvaged trailer at any later time. 3) There was damage on the trailer that I would have to fix soon (like the A/C on top and the bathroom vent). It was beat up very well.
NiasWagn 09/30/14 02:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Branson--2015--March-April get-togethers?

Log on to the Branson website and request a travel guide. That'll have everything in it. I really liked the pierced arrow and yakov myself. The Dixie Stampede wasn't too bad either. We normally camp at the Wilderness campground and take the shuttle to SDC but there are tons of nice places to camp in Branson.
NiasWagn 09/30/14 06:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ames Iowa camping spots?

X2 on Hickory Park. Don't leave town without stopping there. :)
NiasWagn 09/30/14 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a Toy Hauler/Camper for my Harley

Hey glad to assist. The one thing I don't like about the 19RR is the door is in the rear which means you have to maneuver around your bike when it is loaded if you should stop for a night and don't want to unload, or want to use the restroom en route or grab a soda or something. That's why we upgraded. Otherwise, it's a great little trailer.
NiasWagn 09/26/14 05:33am Toy Haulers
RE: Looking for a Toy Hauler/Camper for my Harley

I was in your position just a few years ago. I found an all aluminum trailer down in KC. At the time I had a 4.7L Tundra. The trailer was good in that it was low to the ground and very light but it was just a basic trailer and everything you wanted (like bathroom, beds, kitchen) was extra. By the time I got what I wanted, I was up into the 25K range. In the end, I ended up with a FR 19RR (15K range) which did the job very well and we travelled with that all over the Midwest until this spring with a freak hail storm did it in. Sadly, my Tundra didn't pull it well so I ended up with a brand new F150 EB which does the job very well. Since then I've upgraded to a 25RR which is the same but with a little more space. I still enjoy it but have not had the pleasure to travel much with it. Are you sure those numbers you posted are right? They seem a little on the light side to me. My Tundra was listed at 7100 but my F150 is at 1100 something (but I would never pull that much). If those numbers are right, I think you might want to think about a new TV. There are some nice half ton towable toy haulers out there. If not I might also mention that there are a few pop up toy haulers out there. I had a Scorpion that my Tundra pulled well. Sadly they don't make those anymore but there may be used ones or similar ones available.
NiasWagn 09/18/14 05:43am Toy Haulers
RE: Do I Have a Furnace Problem?

Have you tried lighting a burner on the stove? If you haven't used the furnace in awhile, you would want to bleed the lines out by starting up the stove for awhile. Then go back to the furnace / fridge.
NiasWagn 09/16/14 07:20am Tech Issues

I don't think the request is unreasonable. I made a similar request of my credit card company many moons ago. I called and told them to stop sending me blank checks in the mail. They checked the box and I have never received any since.
NiasWagn 09/16/14 06:14am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Can we expect these shenanigans?

Can you say KOA.. We were charged a required, "resort fee," on top of the nightly rate... The resort fee included admission to the "bouncy room" and a pancake breakfast. We wanted neither and but they wouldn't let us opt. out. Jellystone Parks do this, too. If I had to pay the bouncy room fee then I'm using the bouncy room! It's been years since I've been on one of those.
NiasWagn 08/28/14 06:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ford ecoboost

My EB had a spongy feel to it when I bought it. I took it down to the local suspension shop and added a leaf spring. It cost me about $300 and it made the world of difference.
NiasWagn 08/25/14 05:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Dish DVR Questions

IIRC I have copied programs from my Dish DVR by hooking up a recorder, DVD or VHS, to the outputs on my TV. yep, takes a long time. bumpy X2 for me except with movies from HBO. It works fine but I think I'm going to get rid of the DISH this season and start streaming. That'll be the end of DVD's I guess.
NiasWagn 08/20/14 05:43am Technology Corner
RE: Please - recommend cg Omaha/Council Bluffs, Nebraska

Correct. No reservations. That's why I asked what day you were coming through. If during the week you'd have no issues getting in (especially with school started). If on Friday or Saturday you might have issues but you might not. I also heard that Wilson Island might be open now but I have not been able to confirm it yet. Anyway, sounds like you got it all figured out so happy camping and be sure to wave as you come through!
NiasWagn 08/19/14 11:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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