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RE: How do you all secure your carry out sat antennas

Depending upon the CG and/or distance I may throw a light chain on it. I also bought a cable $29 that alerts when the cable is disconnected from the satellite cube. Of course if I am not inside the RV when that happens it does no good but in the middle of the night it would be a rude awakening. But as others would note, it is rare to see someone walking through a CG with a cube or tripod in a manner that is truly suspicious.
Robocop 03/05/15 07:37am Technology Corner
RE: Honda CR-V Toad

As others have stated, you really don't notice it behind you.
Robocop 03/05/15 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cell phone booster

I have the AC/DC Wilson 4G booster but with the small antenna and enjoy the ability to go from one bar to four bars in nominal signal areas.
Robocop 03/05/15 06:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: CRV 2WD or AWD does it matter?

I lucked out buying my CR-V. It was a standard shift and AWD. A rare option. I love driving it and it tows great.
Robocop 03/01/15 10:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Balking Brake Buddy

Had mine do that this summer. It's not he Brake Buddy. It's the lack of power getting to it. Starting the car got it to set. X2.... Just had the same thing happen to me for the first time over NYE. I did not start/run my toad for 5 days in very cold temps and when I hooked up to leave, the BB would not set-up. I only had to start the toad for a few minutes to get the BB to set-up with no further issues.
Robocop 02/15/15 04:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone useing WEBROOT antivirus?

WebRoot and MalwareBytes have not failed me on my latest laptop from Best Buy.
Robocop 01/29/15 10:08pm Technology Corner
RE: explain to me

As a 'boomer' with a full time job I get out more than most. I also have enjoyed certain routines with friends, CGs and time frames. I've had my MH 4 years and 11,000 miles. Unfortunately (or a blessing), my favorite monthly CG adventure is only 50 miles away. I am retiring in May and expect my mileage will increase exponentially even though I do not expect a cross country excursion for some time. My mileage totals were about the same with my ROO. The running joke at work has been, I work at camping. I would agree that too many folks buy a RV and seldom get out more than a month a year.
Robocop 01/29/15 09:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Forest River

A couple of minor issues but nothing to get all whacked about. I really love my Sunseeker especially when all is in good order.
Robocop 01/25/15 06:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you exercise your generator in the winter?

Yep. And the 3500W and 9000W as well. It is a long and loud 6 hours every month but they always work well when needed.
Robocop 01/21/15 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C bunkhouse w/ outdoor kitchen?

I like the concept and have enjoyed sharing good times with friends who have them in TT. Since I have the same general Class C layout, I would really hate to lose the bedroom wardrobe on the curbside wall. That kitchen looks deep even if only half way up.
Robocop 01/16/15 05:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: bunks in a C

Mrsqueegy.....very nice mod. Good job.
Robocop 01/10/15 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: can i keep my gas tank filled all winter

Both my sons run Sea Foam in their high performance cars. I had never heard of it before and although pricey, I bought some for my vehicles and shed equipment. I run my RV genny once a month so I am not as concerned about fuel sitting but adding a stabilizer can't hurt.
Robocop 11/23/14 08:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone have damage from blow-only winterizing?

I stopped using anti-freeze back in 2008 when I had still had my ROO. I usually also camped over Thanksgiving, NYE and in February so true winterizing was not practical. Since I bought the MH I am out during winter months. Once again, no anti-freeze used. I drain the lines as best I can and have not blown them out in four years. I do use low temp switched heaters in the basement and living area and to date have never had an issue to include the outside shower faucet. I guess one could suggest that is living dangerously but so far so good. And yes, I can hear Dirty Harry in the background!
Robocop 11/15/14 07:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on winterability of my rig

A variety of experiences and options offered. Having camped several winter seasons in my ROO, adaptabilty was Job #1. I have continued winter camping in the MH, admittedly only locally but Mid-Atlantic winters can be brutal too, just not as bad as our Northern and Mid-West neighbors. It is and has been a work in progress. Although I have ducted heat and a heated underbelly I rarely use propane heat. I do maintain a small space heater on a 38 degree thermostat in the black/gray tank and water pump area which keeps things 'warmer'. I have wrestled with emptying both tanks overnight and as observed by someone, the more thermal mass the lessor chance of freezing. But dumping each night is no big deal. I often do not detach the fresh water hose as well since it is heated but there really is no reason to keep it attached unless a steady stream of fresh water is absolutely necessary. That is why we have fresh water tanks. I have not insulated much underneath but do have reflectix inserts on every window and vent in the living area as well as plexiglass panels on the screen door. I use an oil filled radiator and one ceramic heater in the living area to balance direct/indirect heat. The coldest I have experienced for an overnight was a low of 25 degrees outside and it was a struggle to keep it toasty inside. I have had several days running where getting to a 40 degree high was a stretch. Of course that is when I scratch my head and ask myself "why"? A warm sweater, blanket, good DVDs and a bottle of Fireball help too!
Robocop 11/13/14 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Comfortable distance from Radiant Propane Heaters

Thanks Steve for the technical side of the equation. I was expecting a simple "yes" or a "few inches". Hah! However, it is a genuine safety concern. I agree on creating circulation as opposed to simply opening a window.
Robocop 10/27/14 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Comfortable distance from Radiant Propane Heaters

Quick question, off topic but related. I have yet to use my portable Buddy propane heater in the RV. I understand as long as a vent or window is open the risk of CO should be negated and of course making sure the detector is working as well. How open should a vent or window be? Of course warm air rises so maybe a roof vent would not be the most optimal. Thanks.
Robocop 10/26/14 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dish Tailgater

Does anyone use coax longer than the 50 ft with good results? I know they recommend no more than 100 feet but recently while in an Ontario Provincial Park I ran almost 150 feet to get a good sight line beyond the trees. I could only acquire one satellite but the reception was crystal clear.
Robocop 10/26/14 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reflectix 'panels' for winter storage?

In my HTT the reflectix panels were a necessity in summer and winter. When I bought the Class C, although not as necessary I use them on all but two windows most of the time, dependent upon location and temps. The panels make a big difference in maintaining ambient temperatures as well as keeping UV rays from working on the interior. And I really appreciate when sunrise is not an automatic wake up call.
Robocop 10/26/14 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: CELL PHONE SIGNAL BOOSTER? REALLY?

I saw the lesser priced Sleek 3G amp listed for $89. Those with 4G phones commented that it works well. I suspect the newer 4G Sleek model boosts signal more efficiently. I wonder if the signal boost is more significant with the 4G model and worth another $45? Rhetorical question only. That's what the credit card is for!
Robocop 10/20/14 06:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Dish Tailgator cube

I have used www.dishpointer.com as a resource for line of sight Google map orientation since I do not have an Apple product. The latter is outstanding when I have seen it used. At this point I did not want to drop $20 for the respective Dishpointer app. I also have the Satellite Finder app from Foxsmith Technology. Simple but efficient tracker. I just dowloaded Satellite Director by Zekitez. Very cool and immediate tracking results with audio and visual recognition.
Robocop 10/18/14 05:17pm Technology Corner
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