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RE: Backing up computer

I use Macrium Reflect to clone the PC hard drive(s). Windows has some builtin backup and recovery stuff as well, but I've not used it. For backup of critical files to the "cloud" I use Carbonite. al
aslakson 10/21/14 07:11am Technology Corner
RE: Has Verizon contacted ANY Millenicom Customers yet?

A few more days I doubt it. Unless they are immediately changing the terms of the current agreements they won't be contacting you any time soon I'd guess.... Seems like SOMEBODY would want to get paid around the end of this month. We're set up for autopay at Millenicom, and I'm wondering if that payment info also got transferred to Verizon, and if they'll just do the hit. So many wonderings, so little information. . . . al
aslakson 10/21/14 06:07am Technology Corner
RE: Has Verizon contacted ANY Millenicom Customers yet?

Let's just hope they contact us by email - snail mail won't catch up with us by the end of the month . . . . al
aslakson 10/20/14 03:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Weather radio

Just an aside - we're sitting here at Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks, and for the first time ever I'm getting a solid signal on all seven of the weather frequencies. So much for geographical separation. :) al
aslakson 10/17/14 04:10am Technology Corner
US-13 Southbound after bay bridge-tunnel - pulloff?

Google Earth isn't much help. Any easy wide spots to pull off and turn the propane back on? Thanks al
aslakson 10/14/14 05:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: How you heatin?

We use the electric space heater whenever we can - electric is still less expensive than propane, given how inefficient the furnace is. Been looking at adding a propane-fired catalytic heater to the mix - way more efficient than the furnace and not all that expensive. I'd get a propane catalytic - most will run on those little bottles that fuel tabletop grilles. For occasional use, probably wouldn't be TOO expensive. al
aslakson 10/13/14 06:54am Full-time RVing
RE: 3Tb Hard Drive limit to 2.19Tb on Dell 690 Workstation

According to Microsoft, looks like there's a 2tb limit in Win7. Also looks like there MAY be workarounds. al
aslakson 10/13/14 06:31am Technology Corner
RE: Smart Router

If I can't figure it out, I assume it's smarter than I am. Seriously, I think it refers to the router's ability to automatically configure itself and make connections to any devices within range. And that is a remarkably unsafe thing to do, as it opens your router up in ways that aren't healthy. al
aslakson 10/12/14 01:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Water pump location

On our 2000 Aerbus, it's in the wet bay, mounted on the compartment wall. I assume if yours was there, you'd see it. Add some water to the fresh tank, then run the pump with a faucet open and follow the noise . . . al
aslakson 10/08/14 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

We have 3 cards - a BofA Visa, a Chase MC and a Costco Amex. We are fulltimers, and have never been flagged for "out of area". Hope it doesn't happen - we're roaming all the time. I think I recall telling the BofA folk in a passing conversation about something else that we were perpetual travelers with no home area, but AFIK haven't made any similar declarations to the others. What we DO have is notifications on all cards to email us about any transactions over $150 (the usual fuel pump limit) and any transactions for which the card was not present (internet, etc.). Works well for us. They have some other fraud things in place that have caught and asked that we verify a few charges (and some of them were in fact fraudulent and triggered a card replacement), but so far we haven't been stung or inconvenienced. al
aslakson 09/30/14 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground close to Boston

We're currently at the Outdoor Resorts Gateway to Cape Cod about an hour south of Boston in Rochester. Been into Boston 4 times now, twice during rush hour both ways. No major problems with traffic, although it is slower going during rush hour. This place shuts down on 10/16 for the season, but there's room now. We understand there's a waiting list for closing weekend, though. al
aslakson 09/28/14 07:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Algodones Eye Glasses

My wife had glasses made there - took a few hours - prices were about the same as at Costco stateside. I think they all use the same grinding lab. I think the place we used was Algodones Optical. It's right across the street from the US customs re-entry line. Pay cash - some take checks, but cash always works. Interesting, but when we first went in they made a call and said they didn't have any lens blanks of the size my wife needed. So we went to another storefront down the street. They made a call and did have the lens blanks. Then we noticed the connecting door to the store we'd just left. We hate to negotiate, but pricing in Algodones does appear to be flexible on almost everything. We always start by saying we're "just checking prices". Whether it's drugs or booze, that line always seems to get some lower prices than posted. Might work on glasses too. al
aslakson 09/23/14 05:42am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Lug Nut for wheel rim chrome simulator

If they're Dicor wheel simulators, the Dicor Factory in Elkart will have what you need. al
aslakson 09/22/14 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Escapee RV club

Plus they have one of the best RVing magazines going . . .
aslakson 09/21/14 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: rv gps

The Garmin will be the most customizable - second vote for the Low Clearances data files. I use them on my laptop with Delorme, but they can also be loaded to a Garmin. Can't speak to weights, etc. Just bought a Garmin for the car and am so far impressed with how it works for that. Don't know if I could make it do for the RV though. al
aslakson 09/21/14 08:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Thousand Trails, Verde Valley, AZ (Cottonwood) ?

Make a reservation to assure you have a spot. But once you check in, you pick your own site - that's the first-come-first-serve part. We've always stayed in the "H" section right by the family center, mini-golf and restaurant. It's one of our favorite 1000 Trails parks. (and be sure to try the Hog Wild BBQ in Cottonwood). al
aslakson 09/10/14 06:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electronic Or Paper?

All digital for us - there are a few pieces of paper each month that we can't get switched to electronic, and those we scan and store electronically. If we need the paper copies for any reason, we just print them out again. Only actual paperwork we carry as paper are the vehicle registrations and insurance cards and our passports. And we have paper copies of our wills and advanced directives, just in case. al
aslakson 09/07/14 07:54pm Full-time RVing
RE: Lightning Hit Our System Monitor

If you can get behind that front panel and see (or remove) the actual electronics display board, there may be info on it that will enable you to order one. These things are pretty universal - most mfrs just mount them behind their own custom panels. al
aslakson 09/05/14 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Dometic Refrig is acting up - what are my options

Full sun or shade on the refer side of the RV? If full sun, try reorienting the RV so the reefer side is away from the sun. Double-check the door seal - even if the gasket is good, if the door isn't closing properly, you will get air leakage. Pay particular attention to the seal at the bottom of the door. Or head for higher elevations and cool off! Good luck. al
aslakson 09/05/14 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ford f450 v10 fuel/relay fuse location

I have the same engine in a Class A. On ours, the fuse is a 20amp and it and the relay are both in a fuse panel in the engine compartment. The relay is the second from the right at the top of the panel, the fuse is the second from the right in the top row of fuses. Hope that helps. al
aslakson 09/04/14 06:08pm Class C Motorhomes
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