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There are so many things I don't understand

Currently it's the guy who's spent most of a half hour trying to back his fiver into a pull-thru site. There must be a logical explanation - he is human, after all - and we humans are rational beings, aren't we? Free amusements are sometimes the most fun. al
aslakson 10/30/16 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Transfer DTV Program

X2 for the HDML Cloner (actual name). Works like a charm. al
aslakson 10/30/16 04:09pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV Genie Smart Search and East/West Coast Channels

On ours, the search includes the East and West distant stations (not that we get both), and also the locals for my "home" market, Rapid City, which I don't get. Most annoying, if you set up to record a found show without specifying a single channel, it will then try to record one of those non-channels and fail, when it could have just as well used a channel we do get. The wife likes figure skating, and the Genie will choose to record some of those events from sports channels we don't get - reruns of shows that originally ran on channels we do get that it chose not to record. Gotta pay attention. al
aslakson 10/24/16 05:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Question about PMBs

We use America's Mailbox - their preferred address is their street address with a #xxxx added (xxxx = the box number). While it IS a PMB, the post office and almost everybody else will accept that format. Some places want the box number on a separate address line, but that's no big deal. al
aslakson 10/18/16 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: One jack sticking

We had a similar problem - a liberal application of WD-40 (per HWH) with the jack fully extended would keep it happy for a few weeks. Finally tired of the need to repeat the treatment and just had the jack replaced. But first, if there are springs on the jacks, make sure both springs are still there. A replacement spring is a heck of lot cheaper than a new jack. Almost any decent RV service shop can order and install a new jack. We had one replaced in Texas a few years back and the tab was almost $800 dollars. The second one was replaced last spring by the shop that does most of our work, and the tab was under $600, including expedited shipping, so get a few estimates if you can. The replacement process is about a 40 minute project. al
aslakson 10/04/16 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jan-Feb-Mar in Orlando Fl area..Recommendations?

Big area. Which side of town?
aslakson 09/28/16 02:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: External GPS and Laptop Map Program ???

Good luck. We went with large-screen Garmin units when Delorme stopped developing Street Atlas. There was rumor than Garmin was buying Delorme, but haven't heard more on that front. Don't know if Base Camp will actually serve as a navigation package - but I doubt it. I use base camp to plan routes that I upload to the Garmin RV-760. It ain't perfect, but it's a pretty good navigator. If you really need a large screen navigation package, you might have to get a tablet and something like Co-pilot - the bigger screen on a tablet might work for you. Don't quite know why an external antenna is essential unless you do find a laptop program. If you have weak GPS signal in your rig, Amazon sells GPS repeaters that will boost the signal inside. al
aslakson 09/25/16 11:08am Technology Corner
RE: Slide is marking the floor

Slide Slickers will cure the symptom and keep the floor from getting scarred until you can get the slide adjusted. And maybe after that. Some slides simply cannot be adjusted to clear the floor and the ceiling at the same time (can we say "bad design"?) al
aslakson 09/20/16 06:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Route: Palmdale to San Diego, avoiding LA

Sweet shortcut. Used it several times. Expect some congestion on 15 as you get closer to San Diego, depending on the time of day, but nothing like LA congestion. Go for it. al
aslakson 09/19/16 05:11pm Roads and Routes
Demand Water Pump - dumb question

Our rig has a "demand" water pump. I know that when the pump is powered, it'll come on if the outside water pressure drops below a certain point. What I don't know is where the pump is then getting water - is it switching to the on-board water tank, is it just sucking more water from the city connection, or is it mixing the two somehow? I realize that not all rigs are plumbed the same, so a "generally" or "most of the time" type of answer is fine. Just wondering . . . Thanks al
aslakson 09/18/16 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: XHose for Water Supply

We've been very happy with the hoses we got from the RV Water Filter Store - not only can you get any length you want, but these hoses seem to coil up much better, especially at lower temperatures. They may cost a little more, but IMHO they are very much worth it. We have 2 25' and a 10'. al
aslakson 09/16/16 12:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Route south around Seattle to Olympia

Third vote for the Whidby Island Ferry route. As a bonus, the Swinomish Casino on WA-20 just before Anacortes generally has about the lowest fuel prices around. al
aslakson 09/14/16 08:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: companies that have gone out of business problems

Most if not all of the components of the "home" part are off the shelf and made by companies other than the RV manufacturer and are readily available. If the RV was built on a regular chassis rather than their own custom chassis, then those parts are also easily found. Ditto the engine and transmission. windows and windshield, running lights, etc. In short, unless you need to replace a body panel or brand-specific decal, you'll probably have no problems. Our rig has been orphaned for a few years now, and so far we've had no problems getting parts replaced. Most of them can actually be found on Amazon if you know what you're looking for. al
aslakson 09/11/16 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: road construction on I-64 through Louisville, Ky

Pick your times and you should be OK. We came thru there in late May on a Saturday morning around 8am and had no problems. Avoid rush hours. According to Google maps traffic data when we went thru, there was more congestion on the bypass loop than on the main road. al
aslakson 09/03/16 01:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Whoa, how much to wash my rig again...???

We get our 32' MH detailed - wash, wax, polish - for $300 in Southern California. They include the wheel simulators and for another $20 even do the toad. And it's good work - crew of 4 guys takes about half a day. The result usually lasts a whole year until we get back there. al
aslakson 08/22/16 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential 10.6 cu ft frig

First thing you need to do is get the dimensions of the space you have for the refrigerator, so the new one will fit. A residential refrigerator will have more internal space than an RV refrigerator. Our new residential unit is about half again as big inside than the RV unit, but still has essentially the same outside dimensions. Then what we did was head for Home Depot with a tape measure. Then you can also verify the current draw. Once you get dimensions, you can also shop the internet. I'm pretty sure the coils on ours are in the back, but he whole back is sealed, so I'm not sure. FWIW, the Samsung unit we chose was also on sale at Home Depot, and they delivered it free the next day. al .
aslakson 08/22/16 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
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