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11 y/o chevy.. what service / new stuff is requlred

i am thinking drivetrain and steering system. i changed oil and tires, and have a good alignment, but thats it for our 44k miles and 11 years. belts, filters, tranny flush, front stabilizer vertical rods w/ rubber donut washers, grease zerks (i actually did this once a while ago), brakes and fluids, inspect infamous idler arm bracket... engine runs fine and all systems seem to be in working shape, but i am clueless as to what to leave alone if it works, and what is essential to address. i also don't have a good idea of best type of place to do this kind of inspection/replacement. or what it costs, or horror stories of elective maintenance work done wrong. i have fumbled thru quite a few things w/ the rig, but really have limited truck savvy. i only know enough to scare myself - please don't scare me more!
burlmart 01/30/16 10:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: M$'s XP 'red X' scare tactics again - unbelievable

MS wants everyone to upgrade to Win 10 for free so that they can begin their lease program in another year or two. They want cash every year to use your computer instead of a one time charge. XP still has security updates and will continue to receive them until 2019 in agreement with banks and other organizations. MS just hides that info! whoa! thanks for reminding me about these two things i was once aware of, esp the lease thing. and capossela sounded sooo sincere and concerned about MS customers in the thurrot/foley interview podcast. now i realize none of these guys working at or reporting for MS are trustworthy.
burlmart 01/04/16 08:31pm Technology Corner
RE: M$'s XP 'red X' scare tactics again - unbelievable

perhaps forget that burlmart is the OP for a bit and focus on the article's facticity... if you were to follow the hyperlink '55%' in the first sentence, you'd see Forbes's author is talking PC, not IoT. as for using W7 at your peril...simply following the google-able Forbes quotes of Caposseta, you get another article AND the actual interview of the MS exec... http://betanews.com/2015/12/29/microsoft-explains-why-its-pushing-windows-10-so-aggressively-spoiler-its-to-keep-you-safe/
burlmart 01/04/16 04:20am Technology Corner
M$'s XP 'red X' scare tactics again - unbelievable

Win 7 is DANGEROUS! i guess in another 6 months or so, when the Win 8.1 OS is only 2 yrs old, they'll be threatening us that we will jeopardize the safety of the internet if we continue to run their horribly unsafe and faulty product. XP was their pride and joy for 20 yrs before it was suddenly horrid. same for Win 7, except its safe-life was only 9 yrs. probably only 2 yrs for Win 8.1 wondering if Win 10 is already obsolete and unsafe after 6 months...
burlmart 01/02/16 08:22pm Technology Corner
RE: why so few 7'6" (or less) coaches come on chevy & ford cabs

i am naturally curious about the trend of things and what are the primary forces influencing them. i am not pushing any specific chassis, but i am curious about the dominance of sprinters in the 90" width 24' class C market over the last decade. it seems like for much less cost, the bigger gas chevy or ford could have continued to serve the slimmer Cs while providing higher payload. is it sprinter's style, diesel, or what? i've been youtubing sprinter, transit, and promaster Cs and like a lot of the features. i know LTV and PC offered a chassis choice on some slim C models in days past. PW's very well crafted new Plateau started on a ford E350 (?), but now it's on a Sprinter. What is gained/lost in this chassis switch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDR5k8ecI7E
burlmart 01/01/16 05:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: why so few 7'6" (or less) coaches come on chevy & ford cabs

nice transit is $23k less than vue/navion that is a huge saving - way more than i would guess
burlmart 12/31/15 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: why so few 7'6" (or less) coaches come on chevy & ford cabs

would there be a $10k+ saving if the skinny winnie style C/B+ coaches were put on a ford E350 or chevy express 3500? i guess i am wondering how, after the sprinters sorta brought the smaller euro-style rigs, the north american RV builders didn't try and continue to use the tried and true US built chassis that covered all class C sizes before.. is it simply about throwing as much sq. ft. on the truck as is possible? so, let the big trucks be for 30' MHs, and the lighter duty sprinters get the small C market...sounds uncompetitive. unless sprinters don't actually cost the RV builder that much more than the ford/chevy. the newness of the sprinter+euro small MH created a desire for a new form of 'upscale' rig that all RV builders could cash-in on, perhaps? what were other reasons that led to excluding the traditional ford E 350 and chevy 3500, thereby giving most of the 24' market segment to the sprinter? likely the transit will nibble at the 27-24' boundary, and ducato will eat at the 21-24' end of things. ( the video actually said the sprinters are now carrying 25'8" MHs.)
burlmart 12/30/15 10:52am Class C Motorhomes
why so few 7'6" (or less) coaches come on chevy & ford cabs

why don't we see the full size chevy and ford chassis sporting 'skinny winnie' coaches like this nice sprinter C wouldn't it be cheaper to own and operate, and sport higher cargo capacities? and don't slides make up for lost space once at the campsite? i am recalling some narrow chinooks. BF, LTV, and starflytes, and maybe phoenix cruiser that were/are on the bigger cabs.
burlmart 12/30/15 04:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Win10 upgrade for a dell inspiron 3520...new drivers?

This Windows 10 thing has become gas vs diesel debate...good or bad, should I or shouldn't I Run this compatibility check for Windows 10...CLICK We have been running 10 for a couple of months now...our opinion and experience.... IT'S GREAT. the article seems to say that the MS scan does a detailed analysis for W10 hard/software compatibility. i wonder if it would have installed the 2 drivers i've discussed here. i know many have had driver issues w/ the upgrade. but maybe they did not scan??
burlmart 12/25/15 11:46am Technology Corner
RE: Win10 upgrade for a dell inspiron 3520...new drivers?

wow. now she can speak search chrome browser like a phone. i think the enhanced touchpad will prove very useful for her as well. what other drivers should we check if and when we take the W10 gamble? as it is, W8.1 does well enough for both of us. my toshiba has 8.1. but there's always that lure of the unknown -- not to mention an accidental W10 install due to confusing Microsoft upgrade menus.
burlmart 12/25/15 09:14am Technology Corner
RE: Win10 upgrade for a dell inspiron 3520...new drivers?

we are googling, checking W8.1 menus, and will find the dell code on computer to look at dell drivers... flipped computer got codes and typing in the codes, dell diagnostics failed and then in another place said diagnostics not available -- at http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Products/?app=drivers she found a tab that said 'find it myself', and bam, we got a mic driver and it now works! working on touchpad...she got it --pinch zoom and scrolling! thanks, all.
burlmart 12/25/15 08:19am Technology Corner
RE: Win10 upgrade for a dell inspiron 3520...new drivers?

Not anxious for Win 10. But if it was slick enough to tune-up the Dell, that might be worth it. mainly, we think our recovery from the HDD crash was sloppy. we used a mix of Windows and Dell recovery stuff, and once Win 8.1 seemed to be running, we felt an uneasy success. 2 things seem off... 1) the touchpad does not do pinch zoom or up/down, left/right scrolls. it moves the pointer and the two buttons do mousey menus. device manager does not seem to show a driver for the pad. maybe it only acts as a pointer mover?? 2) martha says microphone works w/ skype. but in google chrome browser, the mic icon for voice search does not respond to voice (like it does on her android phone) i find Dell's website for tech support hard to understand. also, we ran the dell driver cd rom program 'autorun RCD', but have no ida what it was supposed to do - it just stayed running at about 50% CPU w/ no indication it was ever gonna quit (we ended the process in task manager} a paper computer user manual telling the machine's features might have helped
burlmart 12/25/15 06:14am Technology Corner
Win10 upgrade for a dell inspiron 3520...new drivers?

the 2.5 y/o computer HD failed about 1 yr ago. it was a W8 and we upgraded to W8.1, but it doesn't seem to have all the dell device drivers after our amateur HD recovery (touchpad and mic don't seem right). will W10 see the hardware devices and install appropriate drivers? thanks and merry christmas!
burlmart 12/24/15 05:45pm Technology Corner
RE: anyone know of a good basic OTA DVR

i looked at some videos on homeworx, and their menus are so similar to the rca dta880 that i think rca bought the older pvr. i was still looking for dvr options and stumbled on the rca in a walmart.
burlmart 12/22/15 10:03pm Technology Corner
RE: If You Had To Buy A Tablet ?

I went with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. $179. So far seems to do everything we wanted.Very easy setup without much bloatware. Firefox for Android seems really strange. Have a lot to learn about Android and all of Google's spying tactics. :) Now we can be like everyone else. Sit there with a tablet or smart phone and ignore everyone and everything in the room. :) well, there's always the possibility you'll come to ignore the tablet and phone. the galaxy is a quality device, for sure.
burlmart 12/22/15 06:31am Technology Corner
RE: 2004 dynamax corp carri-go 210

AFAIR, ron.dittmer alluded to there being a connection between the carri-go and the phoenix cruiser B+ model lineup. the 2310 is identical.
burlmart 12/22/15 02:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: If You Had To Buy A Tablet ?

the head of bestbuy thinks that all who wanted a tablet pretty much got one in the past. some can't leave home or do fieldwork w/o them, and there are those who found them too redundant to the smartphone and/or the PC. for the former bunch, the tablet hard/software hasn't gone outdated, so no new tabs there; and for the disinterested latter bunch, they will dump their tablet and stay w/ phones/PCs. So tab sales are going down. Interestingly, PC sales suffered from a very similar set of circumstances as tablets. And, if it weren't for 2 yr phone contract plans, the relatively marginal soft/hardware improvements would have caused similar sagging of phone sales. (as contracts now are going by wayside, we may actually see the smartphone market slump). Killing Win XP and the rise of innovative 2 in 1 touch Win 10 hardware should bring an increase in PC sales down the road. Not sure what tech innovation will boost tablers and phones (besides new children).
burlmart 12/21/15 08:47am Technology Corner
RE: If You Had To Buy A Tablet ?

apple did not invent...the world Duh. Everybody knows Chevrolet did that:) But seriously, that RCA Mavern looks awfully tempting at $119, especially if you have android phone. Looks like RCA is getting quite active w/ small elec devices. I am amazed at the capability of their $49 RCA DTA880 DVR we got at WM. Before this thread, I did not know tablets were still popular. Thought the 2 in 1 notebooks were subbing for tablet needs, like the Acer R11 Chromebook for $250.
burlmart 12/20/15 03:28am Technology Corner
RE: I think we'll be cable tv cordcutters - roku tv

we've been happy w/ our new 40" insignia roku tv. we added netflix streaming ($8) to our long-held netflix dvd plan ($12): the vastly superior quality of commercial-free, self-directed, and diverse content blows the doors off the 100's of channels from cable tv. we didn't even need to give roku a credit card since we already had a netflix account. will likely just use netflix and any interesting free roku channels that we find. i've been working w/ ota reception for local networks. my homemade bowtie antenna would start losing signal on two stations after dusk. these are vhf, and my research pointed to mohu leaf and wineguard flatwave as good paper-size indoor antennas, with the vhf reception nod given to wineguard. home depot had it for $29 and it does a good job w/ the vhf stations so far. we are certain we'll drop cox tv this week, return their minibox, and keep their internet. our analog tivo will still supply a robust program guide (internet data for device's lifetime). this will supplement the epg data from the rca dta880 that becomes our digital dvr. will keep trying to get tivo ir cable to change channels of the rca tuner, but as it stands, losing tivo is not such a big concern now w/ complete netflix and local otas for news and maybe a few rca dvr recordings. hope all this info proves useful for rv.netters thinking to cordcut cable tv
burlmart 12/09/15 06:00am Technology Corner
RE: I think we'll be cable tv cordcutters - roku tv

cable cos know (and fight) the future
burlmart 12/09/15 05:18am Technology Corner
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