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How to back up a trailer

Volkswagen trailer assist watch to the end to see the real trick.
Popsie 02/05/16 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

Well, I'm too old to be a baby boomer, but my parents were born during World War I, and lived through the great depression, and my father and father-in-law were in the Army during World War II. Tom Brokaw labeled them as The Greatest Generation, and I think he got it right.
Popsie 02/04/16 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Toad higher or lower than RV and 5K or 10K capicty riser?

Imagine an accident in which the RV comes to a complete stop very quickly (as in hitting a semi-truck that just pulled out of a side street right in front of the RV. If the tow bar angles down from the RV to the Jeep, the momentum of the Jeep is going to try to go under the tow bar and raise the RV in the air - which it won't be able to do, so it will just stop more suddenly. If the tow bar angles up from the RV to the Jeep, the momentum of the Jeep is going to try to rise up above the front tow bar connection and slam the jeep into the rear of the RV above the RV hitch. My guess is that tow bar angle is of little importance regarding the damage to the RV from the collision (it's going to be totaled), but in the "angle down" case, the Jeep might have less damage. YMMV
Popsie 02/03/16 02:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Changing Filters On RV

Cat engine go with cat, Cummins engine go with Cummins. Going cheap with filters does not sound like a worthwhile investment. Funny, my Cummins M/M advises you use "Fleet Guard" as does our Northwest Cummins authorized repair shop. Fleet Guard is a Cummins brand.
Popsie 01/31/16 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: iPad Air 2

I've resolved several problems by talking to an Apple "Genius" on the phone. Unfortunately, I don't exactly remember how I connected, but I think it was by phoning an Apple store. Good luck!
Popsie 01/31/16 08:11am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite TV service in Alaska?

In Alaska and Hawaii, 7 foot dishes are used to get good signals. That probably wouldn't mount too well on the roof of the RV, lol! Agreed, but it will mount on a tripod. I think that stowing the large dish might be a little more challenging :B
Popsie 01/13/16 01:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite TV service in Alaska?

In Alaska and Hawaii, 7 foot dishes are used to get good signals.
Popsie 01/12/16 07:37am Technology Corner
RE: Bad plug blew my TV!!!!! who's liable??????

Maybe your insurance company will make it right for you - can't hurt to ask.
Popsie 01/03/16 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic Overrange replacement

Our original RV microwave gave up the ghost. We took it to an appliance repair place, and they made it work again. It was a lot cheaper than replacing it. You might give it a try. PS - later on, DW decided that a convection micro was required, so we replaced the original one even though it worked just fine. I don't understand women :(
Popsie 12/21/15 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: 50 Amp Cord, Pwr Reel, Cord Ext, AutoFrmr w/srge/fire contrl

you need to make sure that the size of the wires support the total length of your reeled cord plus extension cord(s). it will probably never come up unless your long cords overheat and cause a fire that damages someone else's property and a lawsuit ensues, but HUD regulations limit the length of a plug in power cord to 35 (or maybe it's 36) feet.
Popsie 12/06/15 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: stewart warner

I don't know about fixing it, but my GPS shows my current speed - which turns red when I go over the speed limit. I don't normally look at the speedometer.
Popsie 11/26/15 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does Using SmartPhone as Hotspot Ruin Battery?

I've been told by several people that Batteries Plus can replace cell phone batteries - while some cell phone stores will tell you that you have to get a new phone - more money for them.
Popsie 11/25/15 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Thousand Trails

We are currently staying in a snowbird RV park in Arizona. We get a discount with our 1000 trails card - apparently both are owned by Equity Lifestyle Partners - or something like that. We come down here every winter. The discount is more than the cost of the annual renewal of the 1000 trails card, so we come out ahead. We got the 1000 trails membership "free" as part of the package when we bought our RV from Lazydays.
Popsie 11/25/15 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: incontinence/bladder control

There are male incontinence devices that allow one to continue to drive while emptying the bladder. Here is one of many. However I don't think making a stop once an hour has any impact on one's ability to carry on RVing. I have a problem with blood clots, so my doctor has me stop after an hour of driving and walk for a while to help pump the blood out of my leg veins. This hasn't affected my ability to drive our RV. Our last RV trip was for 8 months, and we are now in our RV and plan to return home after five months. YMMV :)
Popsie 11/17/15 09:45am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: CR-V toad

Is it just locked out? -- in which case you need the code you got with the vehicle to unlock it. Or if there's no power to it at all, I dunno. The code should be in the vinyl pouch that contains the handbook. Turn the radio on and it should request the radio code. If you can't find it in the glove compartments, don't forget you have a storage drawer under the passenger seat. We made a 3x5 card with the transmission tow routine and it includes the code number. If you can't find the code, any Honda dealer can get it for you.
Popsie 10/21/15 06:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Will mapquest do this? Or another app?

Ditto on Google maps :) However, you might also want to look at the state web sites to check for delays, closures, and weather conditions (often including traffic cameras) to make sure the route that looks best on Google maps isn't blocked or delayed. http://www.usroadconditions.com http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/
Popsie 10/12/15 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Need Your Advice

Consider I-10 to Las Cruces, then I-25 to Denver. I-40 and I-70 can both be brutal in the winter. I-10 seldom gets blocked by snow, but if it does, you might have to wait a day or two. The only snow problem on I-25 is Raton pass, but if it's closed you just wait a day or two in Raton NM. Leave some slack days in your schedule (leave at the beginning of November) so that if you have to lay over somewhere along the way because of snow, you just wait a few days here or there. Don't let the calendar push you to attempt to get through bad weather.
Popsie 10/04/15 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for HD Satellite for RV. Suggestions

I think you'll find that the Winegard system will cost you around $2,000 installed. Consider a dish on a tripod with a SWM LNB setup.
Popsie 09/16/15 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Prevailing Speed

I know of at least two states where the Highway Patrol selects out of state drivers for speeding tickets when they are cruising with the flow of traffic while the flow is exceeding the speed limit. In other words, the speed limit is 65, the traffic is all driving at 75, and the out of stater is picked out of the pack for a ticket. I think you can imagine why this is done. Are you going to share with us the state's you know do this? Two reasons, lots of drugs are moved north from Florida along I95, out of state ticket payers don't have any influence on state legislators. Think N & M.
Popsie 08/29/15 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prevailing Speed

I know of at least two states where the Highway Patrol selects out of state drivers for speeding tickets when they are cruising with the flow of traffic while the flow is exceeding the speed limit. In other words, the speed limit is 65, the traffic is all driving at 75, and the out of stater is picked out of the pack for a ticket. I think you can imagine why this is done.
Popsie 08/29/15 11:32am General RVing Issues
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