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RE: ID Theft Companies Re Equifax

x2 freeze. Have used for years. Easy on/off when needed, which is not often in my case.
Pirate 09/20/17 04:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Helping disabled wife and the law? Rest area sign.

I have to help xfer my wife exactly as you do OP. Been doing it for close to 20 years now. In all that time, I haven't had one person complain about me being in the ladies room. I prefer to look for family style rest rooms. Luckily, we have a modified motorhome so haven't had to encounter issues on the interstates and rest areas. Anyway, I find that about 75% of supposedly handicap bathrooms are nothing of the sort and can't accommodate a person in a wheelchair. I thought about making an app at one point to locate family rest rooms for travelers for this situation.
Pirate 09/03/17 04:45pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Winegard Garbage

Mines been on the roof for close to 5 years (guess) now, no issues. Too bad you are having a bad experience.
Pirate 08/12/17 04:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Detroit Campground, Fairgrounds?

I think the fairgrounds are the best choice for the area. Call ahead to make sure the fair is over. August is fair season in MI.
Pirate 08/09/17 06:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HWH Levelers

WD40, not silicone, not hydraulic fluid, just WD40.
Pirate 08/05/17 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier

I have to see whether or not I'll be able to check the oil without putting the rear jacks down, but if I do, I will. Also a little more difficult to store or access the towbar, but a spare tire is worth the hassle. I may see if I can get a slightly longer attachment for my Blue Ox, but it works as is so probably just leave it alone.My Blue Ox tow bar can be fitted with 2 or 3 different length hitch adapters. Not cheap.
Pirate 07/28/17 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna's

Snake oil, but if that's all you can do, go for it. If it's an RV, no excuse not to have a nice rooftop antenna.
Pirate 07/27/17 05:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Sensar Pro ,signal meter & amp

You may have to turn the gain down on it too. It can go to 20 but that is not always the right amount.
Pirate 07/27/17 05:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Why campgrounds have gates.

We showed up at 4:00PM and the previous camper was still in our site.There is always someone who will stay to the exact last second and then some. They are usually the first people to complain too when they show up when someone is in their spot.
Pirate 07/27/17 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big gust of wind pushes TT and Truck

Like this
Pirate 07/25/17 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier

Bought it, tried it, returned it. Tire mounted on it like a force multiplier. Hitch tension was just too much just moving the tire around by hand. I couldn't imagine the forces placed on the hitch while hitting bumps on the road.
Pirate 07/19/17 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower caulk issue

If the base has a flange that goes up behind the wall, I would not caulk the gap. I keep a spray bottle of bleach and bleach that crack once per week to keep the yuckies from growing.
Pirate 07/17/17 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery powered Impact WRENCH or Impact DRIVER?

"Any mechanic worth anything will run the lugs on and then use a torque wrench to finish." This is very true, but good mechanics are not the ones removing and refitting the wheels, that would usually fall to the grunts.The idiots at my tire joint insisted they would use a torque wrench. I watched them on wheel number one as they torqued down the lug nuts to who-knows-what using the impact wrench and THEN put the torque wrench on. Clicks. Yep, all torqued. Fools. Of course I jumped in after running for the shop supervisor. If you want it done right, do it yourself.
Pirate 07/10/17 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring one air conditioner to use 20 amp outlet

Dual Power Adapter
Pirate 07/10/17 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Htr / Air controls do not shift the vents - Vacuum issue?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQJ-kLv4XESUGLSvY9EkVxXAIi5VL1oVahagjEZ9PF4K42DszvE height=300 width=300 Mine was colapsed. Replaced, fixed issue. Mounted almost under front bumper area (if you had a bumper). https://www.ebay.com/p/Ford-OEM-EGR-System-vacuum-Reservoir-Canister-Tank-4C3Z9E453AA/1211111806
Pirate 07/09/17 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 5.5 HGJAB Marquis quit...

Pushing around 1500 hours on mine. At what age/hours does one expect to replace the generator vs repair?
Pirate 07/03/17 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: base to steps is rusted and cracked

Just went through this on my 06 windsport. The step box is pretty thin metal so I didn't think I could get it welded. In the end I cut a hole in the compartment next to steps and reinforced from the outside. Luckily I caught my crack soon enough as it was only a few inches long.
Pirate 06/30/17 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outside radio antenna?'s

My radio reception is horrible with a small rubber walkie-talkie type antenna. I am thinking of upgrading to a long metal one. Thoughts?
Pirate 06/23/17 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Not to Happy with Thor or Ford

Welcome to the forum. You know you could always open up with "Hi, I am new here, I have such and such rig and have a questions/issues" So what's he point of the post? Is this a slanderous first post, or do you need a shoulder to cry on? Sorry I am a little leary of brand new members, first time posters who open up with guns blazing about a unit they bought over a year ago. Makes little sense, other than "my warranty is out now so I am going to make slanderous posts on various forums". Thinking maybe you could have joined here over a year ago when you first bought it. otherwise it's sort of troll-ish. We just had one yesterday that got deleted. And chassis issues are covered under Ford which carries a 3/36, not Thor. deleted because i did not see later appology.
Pirate 06/21/17 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How safe is the dealer with your stuff?

Quick answer) Ditto to what DutchmenSport said. Long answer) I too had the same question while my rig was going into service for the first time. What I found out later was definitely an eye opening experience. I had previously installed "always on" internet and several devices that work with SmartThings Hub. I put in motion sensing cameras, leak detectors, open close sensors and smart lighting. I didn't specifically outfit the rig to monitor the service center, but Boy, did I learn first hand what goes on. And all was caught on camera with audio! Things I saw: 1. RV Shoppers entering rig and going through drawers and cupboards. Nothing taken, but got to listen to interesting conversations, including "I can't believe they just leave people's RV's unlocked". 2. After getting a bathroom leak alert on my phone I turned on the camera to see the kitchen sink running and no one in the rig. I had written up that my grey tank level indicator was not working so they were filling the tank. I called the service center and told them about getting the alert. I watched on the camera to see a tech finally run in and shut off the water. Turns out he forgot about water running, probably went on lunch, and the grey tank overflowed into shower stall and out onto the floor. For 15 minutes. :-( 3. I also got to see how much, or how little time was spent actually working on my rig. One time I had to leave my rig for 8 days, while the actual time working on it was only about 10 hours. 4. And finally... I did see one tech go through some of the cabinets. He did not take anything, but it looked like he was looking for an opportunity. After all the above, I wrote a letter to the Service Manager and we had a "conversation". He seemed very embarrassed and vowed to take corrective actions. We'll see.... But, maybe the best outcome is that now the service techs know they're being monitored and even wave to the cameras. It also seems that they take better care of the "Guy that has the cameras". By the way, I go to pick up my rig from service later today. I reviewed the camera clips last night and no issues from this time in the service center.Can you elaborate on your camera setup? Thanks.
Pirate 06/17/17 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
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