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RE: Replacement for Jensen Back up monitor

Call Jensen and ask them. At one point I was going to replace my b/w unit with color. I thought they gave me options to use existing wiring. I have. It's out of warranty and basically they don't care. They won't fix it, and the won't replace it either. It's an $800 wheel chock.I didn't say anything about asking for replacement for free. I said ask them about new equipment using your existing wiring - on your dime.
Pirate 07/02/15 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Jensen Back up monitor

Call Jensen and ask them. At one point I was going to replace my b/w unit with color. I thought they gave me options to use existing wiring.
Pirate 07/01/15 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watch out for cost of Michigan State Parks

Cost around 50 bucks a night to stay at a mediocre state park in MI with 30 amp, no water, and plenty of noise from an adjacent highway. That was around 7 years ago and haven't given the state of MI a penny since then. Bad management to make it more expensive on non-residents and then leave campspots open and unrented.
Pirate 06/29/15 05:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Aerial Photo of your house?

Check your counties tax assessor web site for your home. Some states have tons of data, including pictures.
Pirate 06/29/15 05:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Be careful, Don't let this happen to you

For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would attempt to go under a vehicle that was jacked up without properly blocking the wheels and adding substantial jackstands or wooden blocks. As a child of the 70's, I remember reports of so many people getting crushed under vehicles because their bumper jack dropped the car when it rolled forward/backward. First thing I bought when I started driving was a pair of wheel ramps so I could change my own oil....I also made sure that the wheels were blocked and the parking brake was applied. Safety first!!It's called loss of situational awareness. You are working on something, and the next thing you know, your head or body is where is shouldn't be or where you didn't plan to be and bammo....squish. Here is an example. On a class A I was working on to install air bags, I ended up with my head and most of my body on top of a wheel in the wheel well. I quickly realized that if something gives way, I am crushed. In another case, I was spraying fungicide on my roof. Stupidly, I was walking backwords down the roof. I got within a foot of the edge, two story, and realized, WTF am I doing? I almost walked backwards off my roof. In both cases, I was too focused on the job instead of the situation around me. I tend to be more careful now.
Pirate 06/22/15 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: window sealant

Ottersae-That is the correct stuff. It is not always black.What he says. Just don't use the caulk stuff.
Pirate 06/21/15 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Blows Tire Causing Roll-Over Video

According to someone who actually talked to the driver, speed was 75. Cable guards are called cheese wire in our parts.
Pirate 06/20/15 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: window sealant

Pirate. What I have is neither of what you have shown. It is grey in color and looks like the black one. But is also feels like a hard putty so do not know what it is. I will try and post a pic later but for right now where do you find the true butyl tape? Also after installed I have heard to put a bead around the perimeter of the window. I have heard and read different opinions on what to use. Some say silicone and others say dicor roof sealant. From previous useage of silicone it seems to not hold up all that well. Should one seal around the window also and if so what is the best. I really do not want to take this apart again as it was a pain.I wouldn't use silicone on anything. If you use the black butyl, you don't need to put an extra sealant around the window.
Pirate 06/20/15 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pay for garage storage

I started out going with a $5,800 car port & ended up building this. All the items plus you mention. The RV garage even has AC & heat too. It would definitely run more than $400/mth, but well worth the investment. The top left is a 865 sqft fully furnished condo the mother inlaw lives in. http://i.imgur.com/7wXtbeCl.jpgGreat job. Do you have the MIL wash/wax the rig during while it is stored there?
Pirate 06/19/15 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: window sealant

Butyl Tape. It will not oooze out if you use the correct butyl tape. The parts places sell white caulk tape and call it butyl tape. IMO, the only true butyl tape is black rubbery stuff and will only ooze out so far and then it stays in place forever. The white stuff will go bad in couple of years. My RV windows, thanks for Four Winds, used only useless putty tape. To fix all the leaks, I needed to remove all the windows and use butyl tape. Butyl tape: http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/caulks-sealants/butyl-tape.jpg height=400 width=400 Not butyl tape: http://rvtravel.com/blog/lowtech/uploaded_images/DSC00601-708317.jpg height=400 width=400
Pirate 06/19/15 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Simple Home Monitor Camera

x3 on Foscams. I have them set via Blue Iris to send me notifications and emails as stated earlier. Mine monitor my driveway too so I can see who is coming/going.
Pirate 06/18/15 04:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Why do we need such a big windshield???

I agree. The top 18" or so of my windshield is blocked by tv and cabinets. All it does it let in more radiant heat from the sun. Does nothing to improve the view.
Pirate 06/18/15 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LastPass Hacked! Change Master Password Now!

I use lastpass because I can use it on my chromebook, cellphone, laptop, and desktop. What is the alternative to give the synced access to all of my passwords across all those platforms?
Pirate 06/17/15 05:58pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Blows Tire Causing Roll-Over Video

Eterna bond can fix that...:BLike button pushed.
Pirate 06/17/15 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: KOA Philadelphia/West Chester - PA, Opinions?

I think it was 3 years ago we stayed there. The sites where we were at were pretty open. No satellite probs. We were gone a lot into Philly for relatives. Never felt unsecure. Choose your route into the park carefully. DW from west coast swore some of the roads were made by Revolutionary soldiers.Even though some open sky, not many spots in this KOA are satellite friendly.
Pirate 06/15/15 04:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA Philadelphia/West Chester - PA, Opinions?

IMO, the only sites worth a shiit at that KOA are the premium sites, and then, only 2 of the 4 are really level. This KOA is grossly overpriced for what it is and where it is, but they can charge it because they can. The small rural road is horrible. You can barely fit two trucks through at the same time. I had the pleasure of being run off the road by a large dump truck while leaving. Enjoy your stay, they do try hard.
Pirate 06/14/15 05:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Blows Tire Causing Roll-Over Video

Was working with Safe-T-Plus recently and mentioned this video. I was told they are aware of it, will want to use it, and are talking with RV owner to get details. 75MPH. Anyway, get your safetplus.
Pirate 06/11/15 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Locate RV Park Apps?

I like rvparky but when it comes down to it, you just can't beat he database of reviews that rvparkreviews.com has. I wish they would work with rvparky to consolidate.
Pirate 06/10/15 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Onan 5.5 HGJAB12038D

Fuel pump.
Pirate 06/10/15 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Axle shafts

My F-53 2006 book says to pull driveshaft however the dyna (?) manual sayts to pull the shafts. I asked someone about difference and the answer was RV's didn't have a place to store greasy shafts.
Pirate 06/07/15 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
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