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RE: Generator fried microwave after gen shut down several times

This is exactly why I wired my PD surge after the generator. I had a board go out on one generator, it upped the voltage to 160 and fried my microwave.
Pirate 11/24/14 05:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Any difference in beaches from Gulf Shores to Pensacola?

yes, there is a big difference in the water quality IMO. Once Pensacola bay dumps it's darker colored water out into the Gulf, it tends to flow west. The beaches in AL might be nice but I don't recall seeing the nice clear emerald water that I did in FL.
Pirate 11/23/14 05:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New RV Park Reviews website is now online

I won't complain too much since it is free, but I already mentioned that I would like the window of recent reviews to hold more reviews. I tend to watch that for new campgrounds and bad reviews. Hard to say how many reviews I miss now.
Pirate 11/19/14 05:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Notes app on phone

I think Evernote is the best, most complete note-taking app. But I like Google Keep too. Here's a short article I just wrote about a special feature of Google Keep - the ability to give you a reminder based on your location. Pretty cool. http://geeksontour.tv/2014/11/google-keep-for-note-taking-and-reminders/Yes, that is pretty cool. I have been using Keep for a while and I never saw this option.
Pirate 11/19/14 05:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Anchor Down RV Park

Anchor Down RV Park pictures. HERE well, no trees to block you sat. dish. bumpyExactly. I found it sterile, almost desert like in the lower section where I was. Brand new park. Why was my site not level? Why did they make almost all the sites that had a view of the lake/mountains back in? Perfect for a fiver with a back window but horrible for a motorhome. Why not hookups that allow for either way? I sometimes wonder why campgrounds are designed and built the way they are.
Pirate 11/16/14 06:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driving and reaching all controls

I don't expect to be able to adjust radio, heat, GPS, etc without being stopped.. as they are likely too far away. Review in MH magazine of Winnebago 36Y, stated that combo stereo/radio/backup monitor could not be seen with neck stretching as it was placed in center of dash. As I have never driven a Class A, I wondered if that was something that is commonly an issue? I will be traveling by myself, so won't have the advantage of a navigator to work them.It is rediculous where the builders put electronics. My radio was low in the center days. Backup monitor low too. Moved everything around to where I could see and use them without driving off the road.
Pirate 11/16/14 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: NASCAR Bristol August 2015

Interestingly Bristol has expanded their seat capacity significantly over the years. But as with all other tracks, ticket sales have plummetted over the last few years due to the economy. Bristol was one of the most highly sought ticket on the circuit. I wonder whether the demand for camping sites has also waned.Nascar was/is the sport of the white middle class american. I live down the street from Bristol and find it interesting too how often now we still see "tickets available" ads on the TV. It is still a show of how the economy has really never recovered. Almost all of our ATV sales places have also closed around here, another indication of what is really happening to the middle class who loved to spend money on big TV's, RV's, Nascar, ATV's, etc.
Pirate 11/14/14 05:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: And they want me to shop locally....

Your local RV dealer has a lot more overhead and expenses than Amazon. Ask your local dealer to "work" with you. Tell him what you stated here and that you'd like to support your local dealer, if he can make that possible.Why does everyone say that that local so-and-so has more overhead than Amazon. Who do you think pays for the multitude of Amazon's distribution (or fulfillment) centers and their delivery? Phooey. Local guys have been making a buck for years by jacking up the prices. There is no such thing as local anymore.
Pirate 11/14/14 05:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator Safety Device

Has anyone actually ever had this unit do what it is supposed to do? I have had mine installed for almost a year and have yet to hear it alarm once no matter how uneven the rv was. Saw this thread awhile back. ARP may have saved my fridgeYes, it was tested when I installed it. Was just curious if anyone had ever seen it actually shut a fridge down. From the other post, it appears it does and will. I have to make a note to check it when I am parked far off level.
Pirate 11/13/14 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Safety Device

Has anyone actually ever had this unit do what it is supposed to do? I have had mine installed for almost a year and have yet to hear it alarm once no matter how uneven the rv was. I haven't seen any indication that the ARPrv has an audible alarm. Have you checked the log for any activations?No but I will. I did wire mine up with a light and alarm.
Pirate 11/12/14 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Safety Device

Has anyone actually ever had this unit do what it is supposed to do? I have had mine installed for almost a year and have yet to hear it alarm once no matter how uneven the rv was.
Pirate 11/12/14 05:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop Heat Pump Lockout Strategy (or lack of)

When you are pumping heat in, the inside coils are warmed and so the outside coils are being chilled. Running continuously in low temps the outside coils can freeze and ice up. More sophisticated systems like the one we have at home monitor the outdoor coil temperature and will periodically defrost. The strikeout or timeout strategies are less sophisticated methods employed to keep your unit from turning into an ice block and self-destructing.Ok, that makes sense. Thanks.
Pirate 11/11/14 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Rooftop Heat Pump Lockout Strategy (or lack of)

My home honeywell thermostat is set up for ac, heatpump, and emerg. heat. I wonder if it would consider the gas furnace as emerg. heat? I may investigate a new thermostat. Besides, my honeywell thermostat has a recirc mode and auto switches (2 deg separation of course) between heat and cool as needed. https://customer.honeywell.com/en-US/pages/product.aspx?cat=HonECC%20Catalog&pid=TH8320U1008/U
Pirate 11/11/14 05:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof Rot

Other alternative. AC sits on a gasket which is sandwiched between roof and AC - if gasket is loose or needs replacing water can enter the rig. Sometimes simply tightening the 4 bolts that hold the AC unit on the rig will compress the gasket eliminating the leak.Yea but if his ac unit is sagging into the roof because of rotted wood, it could cause that water to continuously pool next to the gaskets. Not a good thing. Op needs to remove the ac unit inside and out and examine the area closely.
Pirate 11/11/14 04:51pm General RVing Issues
Rooftop Heat Pump Lockout Strategy (or lack of)

I touched upon this briefly when I installed a heat pump. After using it for a bit, I decided to revisit the instructions. Anyone have an idea of why they use the "strikeout" method? I don't know why it hurts to leave the heat pump run all night if it is keeping the temp at the set point. By reading this, if it doesn't exceed it and shut off, it will cause a strike? Huh? I am pretty sure my heat pump ran continuous one night but it kept the set temp right where it should have been. http://www.rvcomfort.com/rvp/pdf_documents/t_stat_electric_heat_function.pdf
Pirate 11/11/14 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Addning heat strips to heat pump AC units

Have you looked at cheap heat, heating element installed in the gas furnace?
Pirate 11/09/14 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: New OTA TV Antenna

I replaced my batwing with the Jackd antenna. Its powered and my stations went from barely 3 to 20+. It has been on sale at CW cost $38. One of the best mods made.I would like to see a NEW batwing next to your NEW jack to compare them. Replace your old antenna with a brand new one means nothing for comparison purposes.
Pirate 11/08/14 04:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Advice on Lake Erie Camping

Yeah, a few years ago Superior was really warm and was pleasant to swim in. This summer, NOT. I wouldn't let that discourage you from enjoying the northern great lakes. I still remember my first plunges into a frigid Superior when I was a child with fondness. My 4 year old granddaughter had a blast splashing in Superior this summer.
Pirate 11/06/14 05:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Addning heat strips to heat pump AC units

I'm not planning to use heat stips all winter long. I do relize that it will NOT keep the rig warm below freezing. It's just late fall when I'll be using it. Spent some time last night reading & found that the AC units I have DO have the option available for heat strips. I found two at $40/strip. My older 93 Pace Arrow Diesel has two older rooftop units with heat strips as well. Thanks for all the information. This we understand. But, WHY, Install the Heat Strips when you have the Heat Pump to do the warming when above freezing??????? Dougx2. Didn't op say he had two heat pumps? I have one in my 37' motorhome and it kept it nice and warm down in to the high 30's.
Pirate 11/06/14 04:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Google is Hogging my Data Allotment

Google Drive sync? Ya know, pictues, etc.?
Pirate 11/02/14 05:51pm Technology Corner
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