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RE: RV and Camping interest is rising

we have noticed more smallTVs and TTs locally over last couple yrs. not an overwelming amount, though. are any of you folks observing a noticeable increase in smallish TVs and TTs in your travels?
burlmart 08/31/15 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

... Note: the "secret menu" that people talk about (rt click on windows icon) is also on W8- W8.1. Yup, and has never been a secret! you may get a kick out of the awesome, secret alternative W10 popup menu that awaits anyone who right clicks the windows lower left taskbar icon deja vu yup
burlmart 08/31/15 03:53am Technology Corner
RE: window 10 on laptop

Always pays to have a bootable image backup before any major software upgrade. can you tell us how do we create the bootable image? to be specific, i've created win 8.1 system image backups for each of our laptops on an external HDD using the win 8.1 control panel. also created the 512 mb USB recovery stick for each computer. is this what you mean by bootable image, or is there a way to put the recovery stick and system image together on a stick that will boot a laptop to the image?
burlmart 08/31/15 03:35am Technology Corner
RE: RV and Camping interest is rising

i am having trouble interpreting OP's links. looks like forest river and jayco are increasing more than airstream and winnie. fr and jayco have a lot of small and/or liteweight TTs. i heard rpods were the top selling small TT. they sure have a large assortment of floorplans that would attest to this (marketers know to make a hot product fit as many tastes as possible). crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) are VERT popular and they all tout ther towing abilities. for those who have been doing lots of RV traveling lately, have you detected a marked increase in the presence of CUVs towing small TTs and popups?
burlmart 08/30/15 05:25am General RVing Issues
RE: window 10 on laptop

Did the Win10 update. Used it for about 10 days and rolled back to 8.1. It's easy to do and there is no obligation (other than the 2.5GB of data to download) as long as you roll back within the 30 day limit. I found that Win10 slowed down surfing and had connectivity issues with WiFi but otherwise was "OK". It DOES NOT return you to the user friendly Win7 interface and I found I liked Win 8.1 easier to use then Win10. As always, YMMV, but I am going to stay with Win 8.1 for the near future. thanks for this review, bill. i too am staying w/ 8.1 for the foreseeable future. it does all the basics well enough and i am generally familiar with it you may get a kick out of the awesome, secret alternative W10 popup menu that awaits anyone who right clicks the windows lower left taskbar icon deja vu
burlmart 08/28/15 04:59am Technology Corner
RE: 2007 Chevy Trail Lite Motorhome -Is this a good deal?? Newby

our 2005 TL 213 has 43000 mi. the only major drive train part issue was a replaced starter at 35000 mi (not very common) the units were fairly well made and budget priced - solidly in the middle of the pack. monaco is a high end MH builder and after buying out r-vision, they continued making these B+ units as holiday rambler augusta and montclair. you can read and see many mods and problem fixes of trail lites over 12 yrs at b+ motorhomes i am not an automotive or tech wiz, but have managed to work on wear and tear and mod things here on rv.net. there are many satisfied TL owners. http://i.imgur.com/H5xAMZAl.jpg
burlmart 08/28/15 04:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: REV: using recovery USB drive & sys image backup

martha's dell came w/ W8 and we updated to W8.1. months later, original HDD failed and we managed to get computer going again w/ DELL recovery disk media and a new HDD. then had to go thru W8 to W8.1 long update process all over again. yesterday i used control panel and remade her USB recovery drive. it is only 512 MB. i learned to use control panel to create a windows system image backup. we had it go onto her external HDD and it is around 37 GB if her internal HDD were to fail, would the two recovery items above be able to copy the system image (updated W8.1 et al) to a new HDD?
burlmart 08/24/15 08:07am Technology Corner
REV: using recovery USB drive & sys image backup

when new, i followed toshiba instructions and created a win 8 USB recovery stick. i gather it is needed to boot an image? if or when i do a win 10 upgrade and something fouls up, or if i get some serious crash before that, i would like to have solid way to boot up and bring PC up close to how it was (win 8.1 and all its updates from MS, mozilla, etc.) i've watched vids, browsed win 8.1 menus, been reading win 10 threads on this forum. but i am kinda lost with terms and procedures for like how to clone, recovery media, bootable system image ... i think i am interested in 1. copying to a new 128 gb SSD from my 500 gb spinner, OR 2. creating an image of my HDD on a USB, where as i think i get it, i must also use the recovery usb media mentioned at beginning. any help cutting thru the fog would be appreciated.
burlmart 08/23/15 08:39am Technology Corner
RE: god mode in windows

this has apparently been a well kept secret since 2007 and ViSTA can any of the IT crowd that regularly give advice on this forum tell us more about this powerful tool. it is a snap to set up in 8.1, and there are vids for all OSs what is the secrecy about, or is this potentially harmful?
burlmart 08/22/15 06:45am Technology Corner
RE: god mode in windows

from OP just learnes that ... in win 7,8,10 ... god mode
burlmart 08/21/15 07:39pm Technology Corner
RE: god mode in windows

does everybody know about this but me? it is totally possible that i missed the god mode discussions when the IT guys discussed it in this tech forum. if so, could anyone speak to its usefulness or lack thereof in solving windows 7, 8, and 10 management issues?
burlmart 08/21/15 04:59pm Technology Corner
RE: When is overprice, a Rippoff ?

going to a $12 movie, paying $4 for milk duds and $7 for popcorn is a ripoff in many ways, but like a can of lube while on an emergency late saturday afternoon repair trip for a part, if the overall experience was fun or gives a 'what a relief that's fixed' feel - no ripoff
burlmart 08/21/15 12:32pm General RVing Issues
god mode in windows

just learnes that there is a way to have shortcuts to any and all OS settings listed on one huge menu in win 7,8,10 that is called god mode i hzve never heard of this on this forum or elsewhere (or i just missed it here). this mode would have answered the biggest win 8 complaint about not being able to find stuff. it might also prove useful in changing default security settings in win 10
burlmart 08/21/15 10:51am Technology Corner
RE: small TT and towing w/o WD/AS hookup

thanks all for the patient assistance. while i like our small MH, we specifically chose a 4runner in the event of switching RV modes. we mostly take 1 or 2 nite trips once a month to state parks within 100 mi from home in the cooler fall/win/spr months. monthly in-town exercise trips in summer. as convenient as our C is, i would be more comfortable w/ less hardware sitting idle most of the time.
burlmart 08/19/15 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: small TT and towing w/o WD/AS hookup

Other than adding restoring lost weight from the front end of the truck, the standard WD hitch does not have any sway control at all from the WD spring bars. Those bars pivot in the hitch head right along along with the A frame and provide no horizontal resistance at all - hence no sway control. Their only function is to provide weight distribution. Barney OK! that clears that up about WD. (I should've seen that) so what is done to provide anti-sway? i like theT@B, but we are both tall and w/ 45, 55, and 70lb dogs.
burlmart 08/19/15 11:39am Travel Trailers
RE: small TT and towing w/o WD/AS hookup

this short thread makes it clear about towing pods it seems like if you have the WDH standard setup w/ 2 bars attached to TT A-frame hitch, the bars also add anti-sway. so why do they use the terms WDH and anti-sway separately? on the anderson unit, they focus on the unique hitch ball as what provides the anti sway. i have seen a vid where only one 'bar' is attached to the TT tongue - what does this do? sorry for stupid questions. all we ever towed was a 1000# aluminum boat w/ 40 hp outboard.
burlmart 08/19/15 07:41am Travel Trailers
RE: small TT and towing w/o WD/AS hookup

thanks, you guys i have seen several youtubes of wdh/anti-sway systems. 1. what does a wdh ONLY consist of (look like), and 2. if keeping speeds under 55 mph, how would the 4runner do w/ a rpod 178 w/o wd/as
burlmart 08/18/15 02:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: What happened to pickup truck based "C"s?

Is the extra 3 or so feet of length the only disadvantage of F450 vs. an E450. I know that I would accept the extra length for 4x4 or even AWD. i never understood that extra hood length (is it really 3') as a major reason for using only van cutaways. are there more safety items required in truck cabs making them more expensive?
burlmart 08/18/15 07:52am Class C Motorhomes
small TT and towing w/o WD/AS hookup

i have been looking at small TTs that a 4.0L V6 4runner SR5 (hitch but no trans cooler tow package that i know of) might pull on flat terrain w/ relative ease. been reading this forum about some new (to me, anyway) designs of rpods, T@Bs, and various eggshells are interesting. would really be interested in a popup w/ an enclosed bath, esp. if it was hardsided (aliner or vertical sided). is this better and/or easier than other WD/AS systems? thanks
burlmart 08/18/15 07:43am Travel Trailers
RE: What happened to pickup truck based "C"s?

Robert, what would that very nice rig cost in US dollars With the depreciation of the Aussie Dollar my guess Aus $75,000, U.S. $52,000 They had a 2013 version for Aus $63,000 or US $40,000 that is a bargain. 12 yrs ago, the 2 wheel drive chevy silverado provan tiger was $55,000, and i am guessing it's more like $80,000 today.
burlmart 08/18/15 03:56am Class C Motorhomes
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