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RE: Slideshow software

Windows picture viewer has a "slide show" button, and comes with every version of Windows I can remember. al
aslakson 08/20/14 04:05am Technology Corner
RE: You might be an RVer if.

You might be an RVer if you have to empty the stuff out of the shower before you can take a shower. You might be an RVer if your main TV set is mounted where you can't see it straight on from any of your seats. You might be an RVer if you know what time it is, but aren't sure what day it is.
aslakson 08/19/14 03:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Fan switch on 99 f-53 chassis

Mine's the same way. I've been told that there's a separate fuse for the lower fan speeds. I've also been told there's a resistor panel mounted somewhere on or near the blower that is switched in as needed for the lower speeds. I haven't taken the time to pursue either of those . . . but it seems likely the problem isn't in the actual switch itself. My manual shows a 15amp "blower relay" fuse in the under-dash fuse panel and a 40amp "blower motor feed" in the main fuse & relay panel in the engine compartment. Please let us know what you find - I could use the info. al
aslakson 08/19/14 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Streets & Trips Replacement??

I use Delorme Street Atlas USA. Don't know how long it'll be around, but for now it's still good. al
aslakson 08/18/14 05:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: thousand trails explained

Zone passes get you use of parks in a given geographical area - and after so many days of free camping, you then pay by the day. Limit 2 weeks per stay, then a week out of the system before you can go to another or same park. Used to be a VIP level that gave three weeks per park with no time outs, and you could make reservations 90 days out. No daily fees, so "free" camping all year. The "Elite" and "Premier" levels give you 3 wks per park, no time outs, and 120 day reservations. There some other classes available on teh resale market with 150 day reservations. When buying used (which is highly recommended) it's critical that you verify which parks are included in that particular membership. Depending on when and where the membership was originally purchased, it may grant access to less than the full complement of 1000 Trails parks. And some memberships also include some of the non-TT Encore parks. As fulltimers, we want the most parks we can get. Our current level includes about 90 parks, including all of the 1000 Trails sub-systems. Some are outstanding resorts, some we wouldn't go back to. Most are about average, but getting better now that the economy has improved. Have fun . . . al
aslakson 08/18/14 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Listings in Good Sam campground guide

RVParkReviews.com - pretty much all you need. al
aslakson 08/17/14 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: fantastic fan

Ours has a thermostat on the wall above the sink . . . plus there's an on-off switch on the fan itself. And when you open the fan, there's a switch that turns it on as the top goes up. It's an older model - doesn't have a remote or anything fancy. al
aslakson 08/16/14 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: winegard dish verses direct tv dish

If it's the 18" "pizza pan" dish, ought to work just fine. Single LNB for standard definition tv . . . . al
aslakson 08/15/14 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: Travel to Yellowstone

Soon as you know your dates, make a reservation at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone MT. Sooner the better - they are a very popular place. Head north from SLC on I-15/I-84, stay on I-15 into Idaho, then US-20 at Idaho Falls straight to West Yellowstone. Easy drive. Expect construction. There's always construction.:) al
aslakson 08/15/14 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing crv 2012

Even with the brake buddy powered from the motorhome, you won't have brake lights on the CRV with the battery disconnected. External magnetic brake lights also wired to the motorhome will take care of that. Other than that, ought to work just fine. Only thing is you'll have to reprogram all your radio buttons and reset the clock once you repower the car. And I don't think you'll be able to lock or unlock the car doors - the locks are electric. al
aslakson 08/15/14 06:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing 2012 crv

If you don't pull the fuse, expect the battery will get drained within a few hours - on our 2012, it was about two hours, and that was while powering the auxiliary brake unit. With the fuse pulled, the battery will last for a couple of days of towing without needing a charge, also still powering the aux brake unit. The fuse powers the entertainment cluster - radio, GPS, etc. The car will run just fine without it. Pull the fuse at the start of the trip, put it back in when you need the GPS or radio. And make sure you read the manual about the procedure for exercising the transmission at least every eight hours of towing. We do it at the start of every day when towing for multiple successive days. al
aslakson 08/14/14 05:41pm Dinghy Towing
RE: PA Turnpike Tolls

We priced our rig for that run and came up with around $90 for a MH & Toad. Came across PA instead on I-80 to US 322 to H-Burg. A few 2-lane roads north of State College, but good freeway all the rest. FWIW . . . al
aslakson 08/13/14 05:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Thousand Trails near Disneyworld?

The 1000 Trails Orlando park at Clermont is about 5-6 miles out from Disney. You can actually see the closing fireworks from the back end of the resort. Traffic depends on time of day and day of week. I'd suggest monitoring Google Maps with traffic turned on for a week or so during prime travel times - an hour or so before the parks open, and an hour or so after they close. Ought to give you a pretty good idea of what it will be like. al
aslakson 08/12/14 09:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pen turning while on the road ?

No personal experience, but I did see a guy in Palm Springs with a miniature wood shop in one of the cargo bays of his motor home - he could slide it out and either work with it that way, or pull individual tools out and work with them on his picnic table. I don't know what all he had in there, or what he did with it, but I did see a small wood lathe and a scroll saw. al
aslakson 08/12/14 07:54am Full-time RVing
RE: Pinhole leaks in sewer hose - what to replace with?

RhinoFlex. Ours is going on 5 years with no signs of leaks. al
aslakson 08/10/14 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Taos, NM campground advice

Second the motion for Monte Bello RV Park. Make sure when you reserve you tell them the size rig you're bringing. They tend to try to match your size to their site size. al
aslakson 08/10/14 02:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snow birds

We look for a full hookup site where our satellite dish will get a signal - that generally means a southern exposure. After that, we go for level and then grass and then more space between neighbors. Middle of the state to us means the Orlando area or a little south - and it can get chilly. Having sun to warm you may be appreciated. But the way the weather's been lately, all bets are off trying to predict. Adjust and adapt and have fun. al
aslakson 08/09/14 05:54am Full-time RVing
RE: Electricity issue? TV blacking out when the heater is on.

If your rig has an energy management system, it's possible that the system is "shedding load" when the heater is running - in other words, turning off lower-priority circuits to keep the total current below the EMS maximums. On our rig, for example, running the microwave or toaster oven will shut down the bedroom air conditioner or space heater, depending on the time of year. Once that extra load is removed, the shed circuits come alive again. al
aslakson 08/09/14 05:22am Tech Issues
RE: WhatChaMaCall-it?

On our rig, that screw-in cover is actually a marine hatch . . . but I called the factory and got a spare from them just because I figured sooner or later I'd lose one. That was 6 years ago. Haven't lost one yet. :) al
aslakson 08/05/14 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Map program

The thing I like about Delorme is the ability to add in and/or modify an almost unlimited number of POI (point of interest) files. They let you customize the maps to almost any degree you want. You mentioned low clearances - there's a POI for that (from lowclearances.com) that shows those places you don't want to leave an air conditioner. What the software doesn't do is plot a route to automatically avoid those low clearance points. But if you spend a few minutes with the software you can easily spot the problems and reroute. al
aslakson 08/04/14 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
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