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Just wait one week. If there are problems with a software release, you'll find plenty of complaints on the Internet. Keep waiting until there seems to be a release that isn't showing problems. Also, if you backup your iPad on iTunes, if you get into a problem with the newer software version, you can restore the one that works from iTunes and wait for better prospects.
Popsie 09/28/14 03:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Was I out of line?

Before choosing an RV park, it can be useful to take a look via RV Park Reviews to see what to expect. This can give you a good idea of how spacious your site might be, and what to expect from the overall layout. Sample: http://i58.tinypic.com/1409enp.jpg
Popsie 09/25/14 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Connecting two 50 amp service cables together?

IIRC, HUD limits 50 amp power cord connections to a maximum of 36 and a half feet in length. You would be very unlikely to have a HUD inspector check you hookup, but in the event of a fire, etc. damaging multiple units, a code violation noted by a fire inspector could end up with you found to be responsible.
Popsie 09/24/14 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 7.5 HDKAJ Diesel generator Error 19 problem

From my service manual for HDKAJ, HDKAK, HDKAT: GOVERNOR ACTUATOR FAULT—CODE NO. 19 (Controller sensed open or short circuit) 1. Remove the front housing panel (p. 6-4) and reconnect the engine wiring harness connectors E1-1 and E1-2 to the governor actuator if they are loose. Polarity does not matter (p. 19-1, 13-1). 2. Measure actuator coil resistance with a digital ohmmeter. Replace the actuator stator assembly if coil resistance is not 1.7 to 2.8 ohms. 3. Disconnect engine harness connector P1 from the controller assembly (p. 19-1, 19-4). Check for electrical continuity between pin P1-1 and quick connector E1-1 and between E1-2 and ground. Replace the engine harness if either leg lacks electrical continuity. Also check for missing, bent or corroded terminals and connector pins and repair or reconnect as necessary.
Popsie 09/24/14 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Questions Re: DirecTv Transponder Signals

If the skew is off, even though you are spot on for 101, you will be off for other satellites. Edit, or your mount is not vertical, ditto.
Popsie 09/20/14 12:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Jacks down during winter storage?

We were full timers for a number of years, and spent every night with the jacks down. Now we spend an average of four winter months a year in Arizona with the jacks down, and they are down another few months of the year while we are traveling. Right now, the RV is in a storage lot with the jacks down. I've never done anything to clean or lubricate the jacks. YMMV
Popsie 09/18/14 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best choice for aftermarkey TPMS?

The outside wheels on my rear duals have a steel valve stem that leaves the wheel on the outside, and bends in so that the valve (and inflating and deflating) is done between the two wheels with an air chuck that bends 180 degrees back to mate with the schrader valve. Looking at the pictures in this thread, it seems like the pressure sender would interfere with inflating my outer rear dual tires. What's up?
Popsie 09/16/14 03:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Best choice for aftermarkey TPMS?

Do you have to put metal valve stems on your toad's tires too?
Popsie 09/15/14 11:44am Technology Corner
RE: Most secure email account for RVing & traveling

In the last few days there have been a number of news stories about hackers stealing the user ids and passwords for five million gmail accounts. You can check to see if yours has been stolen at this web site. https connections or two step verification make no difference, because the Russians have been stealing the userids and passwords by hacking into the Google gmail servers directly. The safest email approach would be to establish your own email server on the internet used only by you. Of course you would make it as secure as you can, but the real security would be that since it only has one user, it would not be worth the hackers time and effort to go after such a small fish. Their efforts got them five million gmail accounts, why should they waste time trying to get yours. They would probably never even recognize it was out there on the internet among the millions of other servers.
Popsie 09/12/14 08:21pm Technology Corner
RE: 2014 days spendt camping?

Since we stopped full timing, we usually spend four or five months in Tucson, and several months elsewhere, and three to six months in our little townhouse. This year, we were in Tucson on January 1st, and got back to our townhouse in the middle of June. We plan to hit the road sometime in October. That will make the total for this year around 240 days in the RV for 2014. Some years it's less, some years it's more. It's usually based on when and where our friends and family are doing something we want to be part of. The birth of our next great grandchild (not yet scheduled :) will be near the highest priority level.
Popsie 09/10/14 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best way to take out rear seats on a 2014 Honda EX-L CR-V?

If you stick to towing with a quarter full gas tank, you'd be under 3500 with the seats in. You realize that the 3500 weight limit is a round number chosen to be easy to relate to and less than any real safety limit (not even including any safety margins). Or, you could trade in your CRV for an 1800 pound Smart Car :C
Popsie 09/07/14 09:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: Waldo Florida Spped Trap

Where's Waldo?? Sorry, that was bad, but I couldn't resist! http://i59.tinypic.com/ve3jtt.png
Popsie 09/03/14 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sending Tow Bar In For Check Up

We have a DEMCO tow bar, not Roadmaster, but I guess that it's similar. I've sent it in twice, both times after five years of heavy service (average about 8 months a year on the road). I took the bar to the UPS store and paid for shipping it, DEMCO gave me a code to put on the label. DEMCO rebuilt the bar, including some product improvements and shipped it back at there expense. I assume that other tow bar vendors besides Roadmaster and DEMCO do the same.
Popsie 09/03/14 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dampness

From googling: "Eyebrows raise in disbelief every time I say the phrase "bleach doesn't kill mold." Some look at me as if I'm speaking another language and they are right. I am speaking the TRUTH. Bleach (active ingredient is Sodium Hypochlorite) is very effective in removing the discoloration but may leave the microflora that will enable the mold to return in exactly the same spot when conditions are right."
Popsie 08/31/14 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HR 5204

Popsie 08/31/14 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: HR 5204

It is a BS bill that is given less than a 7% chance of passing he house. There is no corresponding senate bill.You may not have noticed, but the executive branch of our government has now assumed the authority to make rules and regulations that have the force of laws without any corresponding legislation from the House and Senate. In fact, the rules may run contrary to US Codes, etc.
Popsie 08/30/14 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: One trip all 48 States

Well, we've travelled in our RV to 49 states (waiting for the bridge to Hawaii), but some states have a lot more to see than others. Palm Springs and San Francisco, or New York City and the Finger Lakes, etc. are places in the same states, but visiting one or the other doesn't really give you a good picture of what the state has to offer. We've met folks with goals like seeing a game in every major league baseball park, or every NASCAR Sprint Cup race, or every National Park, etc. I think those are more rewarding goals than visiting every state. You can park at the Four Corners National Monument and stand in four states at once - but what does that really mean in terms of accomplishment or fulfillment? On second thought, if you were able to get a traffic ticket in every state, that might make a conversation starter if you posted them in your family room :)
Popsie 08/28/14 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing 2012 crv

Make a stop along the way in the middle of your 6 hour day, and run the CRV for a while. You can tell how long to run it, because when the battery is lower, it idles faster. When the idle speed gets down below about 1,000 rpm, you should be good to go. Repeat when you stop for the night. Of course, be sure to turn off everything you can while towing.
Popsie 08/14/14 05:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Building and installing a slideout in a Class A Motorhome

We visited the shop of a man who took commercial buses (think greyhound), stripped them down, and remade them into high-end multi-million dollar custom RVs. He retired some years ago, but I'm sure there are others doing similar business. You might try searching in the custom bus realm for info.
Popsie 08/09/14 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What are the diff between tow bar, dolly, trailer?

4 wheels down is the easiest but many cars are not towable 4 wheels down. If you want to use your car that is not towable you can usually use a dolly, which further limits the cars you can tow since the dolly adds weight, and of course $$$. Not sure why you would want a trailer other than to protect the car or to tow a car you can't tow 4 down or dolly. I've seen trailers with a car and a golf cart, with a car and two motorcycles, a car with a workshop, and a car plus a lot of craft stuff to be sold at shows. I'm sure there are many other things carried in trailers in addition to cars that I haven't seen. :D
Popsie 08/03/14 09:28am General RVing Issues
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