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RE: AT&T/Direct TV to discontinue satellite use

I just don't see this happening unless - Directiv is COSTING money to stay in business? If there is profit, it will remain, no doubt at all. Satellite TV going away? No Way. Drive around the countryside away from urban areas and start counting dishes.
Pirate 09/28/16 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Force router reset while away

Here's my question: Most routers I know for home usage have a 192.168.x.x address for their user interface web page. That's a locally assigned IP address, findable within your local LAN -- but NOT visible (i.e., DNS-identifiable) to the WAN side (i.e., the Internet). Any suggestions?I think you need to know your IP AND port to remotely access your router, IF you have set up your router for remote access. Probably works great it set up ahead of time but if not, forget it.
Pirate 09/10/16 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Stabilizing a Fifth wheel

Never owned a fiver but keep seeing in campgrounds where they are stabilized with hydraulic jacks but nothing on the pin. So, what happens when you have a hydraulic leak and nothing is supporting the pin?
Pirate 09/10/16 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Force router reset while away

Am having camera connection issues right now. After exhausing all options, I will put timers on modem and router before next trip to reboot daily. I did this with all my cameras but didn't think about the other stuff.
Pirate 09/07/16 05:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Repairing water damage to sidewall

I used FRP panels when I rebuilt mine. I think I glued FRP to the remaining fiberglass, then plywood, then another layer of FRP to make the thickness correct. Fiberglass Reinforced Panels.
Pirate 08/17/16 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repairing water damage to sidewall

Had a similar problem on mine. I rebuilt it from the inside out. Still looks brand new and no more leaks.
Pirate 08/15/16 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: coleman-mach hp2 high performance heat pump service manual

Pirate 08/07/16 05:12pm Tech Issues
coleman-mach hp2 high performance heat pump service manual

Anyone have one? My unit works fine in cooling mode but does not provide heat in heat pump mode. Running, no heat. When looking up into the unit I could see ice on the coil. Only 65deg outside. THanks.
Pirate 08/07/16 05:20am Tech Issues
RE: Rvparkreviews.com

I dig rvparkreviews.com and find it my "go to" website when planning travel. Changes made in past few years didn't bother me. It's free.
Pirate 08/03/16 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do Chromebooks Spit & Gulp on Startup??

I have a beautiful powerful laptop collecting dust on the shelf. Once I went with a Chromebook there was no going back. Light, quick, cool, just the ticket for browsing. Still use desktop for heavy use.
Pirate 08/01/16 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Chromebooks - Needs Dashlane, Other Passwd Pgms??

Still getting along nicely with LastPass, it works across all our platforms.x2
Pirate 08/01/16 05:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Onan 5500 Longevity? Valve Adj?

ON old RV had 6200 hours on 5500, ran like clock. call onan for valve work. JMOThat's a lot of hours. Good to know they can potentially last that long :) The Onan 5500 manual says it's necessary to "Adjust Valve Lash" and "Clean or Replace Cylinder Heads" every 450 hours. Adjusting the valves seems reasonable . . . however, not sure what to make of the requirement to pull/clean both heads (and potentially replace them) every 450 hours :?I put sea foam in the tank and then run the genny. I once took my RV to a cummins place to have them work on the generator. They made it worse.
Pirate 08/01/16 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 5500 Longevity? Valve Adj?

1800 hours just oil/filters. runs perfect. oh, new fuel pump and choke pull off.
Pirate 08/01/16 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Diesel engine failure?

I think it comes down to economics. Cost of the rebuild verses the value of the coach. I currently own a 10 year old gas rig with a V10. If the engine blew tomorrow it would probably be a hard sell to front the cost of a rebuild considering how much the coach is worth. Change the coach to a 10 year old diesel and I might be more inclined to take on the cost. Then again as a shade tree mechanic would be an interesting project to do a V10 overhaul in the driveway.What is the cost of a new V10 crate from Ford? I heard around 5-8K? That really isn't too bad if a new engine is need considering the cost of a new RV. If you maintain the coach like I do, slapping in a new engine at 200K miles is not that bad.
Pirate 08/01/16 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rural PA roads may be a Crock

We shake our heads in disgust every time we cross over into PA from MD or DE on back roads. The PA roads are horrible. Some of the highest taxes I have seen and the worse roads. As an someone who has lived in 2 of 3 locations, and driven in all 3, if MD and DE had the thaw/freeze cycles that PA does thief roads would be in the same shape. In fact, when the winters in MD match intensity of PA ( as they have twice in 10 years), the roads fail exactly the same way. Easily observable...This area I am specifically talking about is around Chester County, etc. Freeze thaw, not likely. The roads suck, plain and simple, PA roads are horrible.
Pirate 08/01/16 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rural PA roads may be a Crock

We shake our heads in disgust every time we cross over into PA from MD or DE on back roads. The PA roads are horrible. Some of the highest taxes I have seen and the worse roads.
Pirate 07/31/16 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honey wagon question

x100. Pumper would not pump until you hollered out window that you had terlet flapper stuck open. I used a stick. Don't drop it in.
Pirate 07/29/16 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shower Skylight Replacement

Do you really need the skylight? Is the skylight so you can take a shower (provide extra ceiling height in the shower) or is it for light? I replaced mine and regret it now. What is the point? My ceiling was high enough I didn't need the height, nor did I need the light. I should have just stuck a piece of aluminum over the roof opening and eternabonded it.
Pirate 07/29/16 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
Spare Parts To Carry

Just when does it end? From past experience I carry a generator board, HWH pump, HWH misc. parts, spare tire, starter, AC unit caps, Lord knows how many tools I probably don't need, etc. I carry so many parts that I had to make a list of them and keep it in the parts bin as I just can't recall how many parts I have. When does it end? Today the topic I just read was water pumps. Do I need to carry a spare water pump as I don't want to be without water? Some places I camp are far from decent supply places.
Pirate 07/21/16 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seatbelt extenders

http://www.seatbeltextenderpros.com/ They WILL have what you need.
Pirate 07/20/16 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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