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RE: OTA antenna at home

snowman, if you have 30 min and a ballum, build this coat hanger OTA you will be as good as tha RV batwing there are youtubes that show simple wiring from 14" coat hanger lengths bent in 7" Vs. http://i.imgur.com/vdqfPb9l.jpg IIRC that radio shack amp ($15) will also give it a big boost hang it high in attic facing sears, and you will get almost all OTA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw
burlmart 07/07/15 02:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Quality...

We know quality when we see it. Or do we? Are we sometimes fooled by what we think is Quality? I know this: Quality can exist at many different levels and price ranges and in different ways. And in RV's DISCERNING Quality is not easy for sure. WORD. just to add a bit...to say "quality is in the eye* (*value judgement) of the beholder," reveals a big clue to the subtle nature of Quality: it is both rational (discernible), as well as emotional (one's held values). even the terms discernible and value each involve a mix of reasoning and feeling.
burlmart 07/06/15 04:15am General RVing Issues
RE: First trip with my first RV

i am sorta feeling suckered. burl: never too gullible to be fooled again
burlmart 07/04/15 05:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality...

IMO I did NOT get my money's worth either. And, it's pretty hard to admit, specially after writing a check for $175,000. I did a lot of research, and this was my 6th motorhome purchase. I special ordered it, and picked it up at the factory. I checked it over pretty good, and found several things that were omitted, or screwed up. I stayed there a week, waiting for them to finish their attempt to fix some of these. And, I ended up negotiating another additional discount from my dealer, for those things that the factory could not satisfy me on. I was so upset, and preoccupied, that I never thought to go up on the roof and do a thoroughly check the roof design (I guess I assumed that they knew how to design an all-fiberglass roof). I'll never forgive myself. how can so many such stories from rv owners not lead to some demands for change?
burlmart 07/04/15 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quality...

S R Joe is right that quality is a multifaceted phenomenon. given a choice of quality from near indestructable materials sorta slapped together, or marginal materials with excellent detailing and care in assembly, which might be better? RVs are deserving of their notorious rep for inferior performance - witness the content of these forums. there is a standard-bearer to hold accountable. RVIA. do they exist for you, for manufacturers, or for dealers? i perceive they are looking for least responsibility/cost for builders, maximum business for dealers, and excessively high marketing to fool the buyer to believe otherwise.
burlmart 07/04/15 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: First trip with my first RV

quand dans gatlinburg et knoxville, ecoutez-vous FM radio WDVX, c'est tennessee les leurs...american appalacian folk an bluegrass, et dimanche matin, leur bluegrass gospel c'est magnifique. you would also enjoy asheville, NC, a bit of euro in the hills. je suis un vieux redneck texan qui habilier maintenant en louisianne avec trois annee faire etudier francais en ecole 40 annee dupuis; ainsi, ma francais n'est pas ca bon. allons a louisianne, mississippi, alabama, est florida gulf coast quand vous-voulez les choses de la france! oh, man! my french was terrible! when in gatlinburg and knoxville, listen to FM radio WDVX - it is '(east) tennessee's own' blend of american/appalatian folk and bluegrass, and sunday morning gospel bluegrass is great. i'm an old rexas redneck now living in louisiana with 3 years of french study in school 40 years ago, so my french is not that good. come to the louisiana, mississippi, alabama, and florida gulf coast when you want to see french influences on USA.
burlmart 07/04/15 10:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: First trip with my first RV

quand dans gatlinburg et knoxville, ecoutez-vous FM radio WDVX, c'est tennessee les leurs...american appalacian folk an bluegrass, et dimanche matin, leur bluegrass gospel c'est magnifique. you would also enjoy asheville, NC, a bit of euro in the hills. je suis un vieux redneck texan qui habilier maintenant en louisianne avec trois annee faire etudier francais en ecole 40 annee dupuis; ainsi, ma francais n'est pas ca bon. allons a louisianne, mississippi, alabama, est florida gulf coast quand vous-voulez les choses de la france! Translate When in knoxville and gatlinburg , listen to FM radio you WDVX is theirs ... tennessee appalacian american folk bluegrass year , and Sunday morning, their bluegrass gospel is wonderful . You Would aussi enjoy asheville , NC, a bit of euro in the hills . I am an old Texan redneck who habilier now in Louisiana with three years to study French in school 40 years dupuis ; so my french is not good AC . going to Louisiana , mississippi, alabama, florida gulf coast is when you want things in France !
burlmart 07/03/15 02:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Drain - Usual Suspects

Have you considered installing a blade type battery disconnect on the negative post of the engine battery?the problem with doing that is losing the data that the various CPU's have gathered about driving habits, shift points, etc., not to mention reloading the radio and resetting all of the configs if you have a glass dash. Our DP was good for about 3 weeks before dead battery time, so thats when I started adding Solar if you plugged solar power into dash DC outlet (often used to charge cell phone), would that charge the chassis batt, or does the recepticle flow both ways?/ if so, i wonder if a windshield heat reflector has ever been made of a solar panel that plugs into the DC recepticle.
burlmart 07/02/15 07:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Drain - Usual Suspects

We have a new-to-us 2010 Four Winds Freedom Elite 31r Just replaced the two 12v coach batteries (probably OEM). The Bosch engine battery was new in 4/13. It will not hold a charge if allowed to sit 4 weeks or so with all systems shut down. It will accept a charge and run fine while on the road or on short stays. Question - are there usual suspects in battery rundown in a shut down storage situation? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Jim you could test chassis batt health by disconnecting it , measure ita voltage, trickle it to full charge (note if this appears to happen rather quickly). read around 12.8v or so, then let batt sit a day or three. if it drops below 12.6v uncabled, it may have a bad cell. if the above occurs, your battery entangler solenoid may be root of all the battery issues you posted.
burlmart 06/30/15 08:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Would a dead house battery disable 12V when on shore power

PS: My last motorhome was a rear bed Dynamax Carri Go. It is a twin of the Phonex. I had it for ten years and really enjoyed it. The Proven Tiger I have now is 4WD, on an F350, with super high ground clearance, and on a F350 footprint, making parking turning and backing very nice (I will be adding a photo to my signature as soon as I figure out how). But, I do miss the room. I love your outside paint and your interior is spectacular. Mine was a bit simpler but basically the same. How the heck do your get that thing in your garage. You must have a custom garage or, let the air out of your tires to get it in there. do you know any more of the history between carri-go and phoenix. i noticed they were twins over 10 yrs back, and never could find the connection. BTW costco kirkland batts are interstate.
burlmart 06/30/15 02:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: has anyone removed their awning? is there a simple way?

One of the first things I removed from my trailer was the awning and its frame. I never use it, so I've got it under an overhang behind the house in case anyone wants it in the future. Anyway, why haul around 75 pounds of stuff that isn't used but can cause damage to old bridges, leaks, fuel-sapping wind resistance and the potential for deploying like a popgun on the Interstate? i did not realize i was making so many good moves! they make good sense, thanks.
burlmart 06/23/15 08:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: has anyone removed their awning? is there a simple way?

http://i.imgur.com/VaAKlWOl.jpg taken w/ my hitech cosumer cellular doro flip phone (i love it). it cleaned up easy, and i caulked in lag screw holes. spray painted rusty wheel hubs velspar sage brush. am repairing the 4 yr old 24'x12' shed since water got under tin around perimeter and did some rotting of 2x12 side beams. am removing 2x12 across back and extending roof w/ 2' cantilever. this will give more ease of parking, as dimensions were barely bigger than 22'8" trail lite. martha commeted that rear view mirror view is much improved. i just like less clutter,
burlmart 06/23/15 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is a Tinker?

a question equally as perplexing as this thread's title is "how long is a piece of rope?"
burlmart 06/23/15 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is a Tinker?

very interesting history of terms. i wonder if 'couple three' is like thinking out loud, like if asked 'how many are needed?', you say "a couple, maybe three". my dad was a tinker, and i do much the same as he did. like keeping little scraps of uniquely shaped rubber, metal, plastic, etc., because you sense it will come in handy and usefully repurposed. robert pirsig of _zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance_ is my favorite tinker, and likely many other tinkers here have had friends recommend his book. "it's not a fixed motorcycle you are really seeking, but peace of mind."
burlmart 06/22/15 09:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Step Power - Engine Battery?

reading thread below, i may have discovered that the kwikee yellow wire goes into the chevy fuse box under driver seat. it goes into a place called 'auxillary high current relay' this is an older kwikee thread
burlmart 06/20/15 12:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Windows 10

martha's 1.5 yr old dell w/8.1 and all updates And my sister's 1/2 yr old dell all-in-one did not get icon. my sister will just wait and see, but we googled for martha's and a microsoft website has you copy and paste a long batch file and run it from command prompt. even when it finished and returns a successful job, you don't get icon. so we'll wait here as well.
burlmart 06/20/15 03:23am Technology Corner
RE: laptop sleeping question

using only disply blanking, no sleep or hibernate, and manually shutting down W8.1 most evenings is working very nicely. thanks to y'all. restart in mornings is stupid fast - a few seconds.
burlmart 06/17/15 02:55am Technology Corner
RE: Electric Step Power - Engine Battery?

http://i.imgur.com/c4ixGhll.jpg it's easy to confuse yellow wire to ignition with step's primary battery hookup. i would think most builders would use house batt, so that WHENEVER PREPARING TO HIT THE ROAD, leaving house disconnect in USE, if you always turn step on and then, shut door before cranking engine, chassis batt does not need to act except maybe send an ignition wire signal. where many of you see chassis battery draining is more likely faulty BIRD and its entanglement solenoid relay. it toasted my year old interstate (kirkland) chassis batt. on trail lite, it looks like step is connected to house. http://i.imgur.com/88i2WU8l.jpg from snowman9000 top box is entanglement relay for BIRD bottom box is house disconnect relay
burlmart 06/15/15 09:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Step Power - Engine Battery?

i think on ours, if the house disconnect is toggled to STORE, step will not work when turning its switch (with a white light) to ON. but chassis ignition with door closed overrides all this and step goes in. *** EDIT CORRECTION *** i think on ours, if the house disconnect is toggled to STORE, step will not work when turning its switch (with a white light) to ON. AND, turning on engibe with door closed DOES NOT overrides all this to force step to go in. but w/ house disconnect toggled to USE, and step is OFF (no white light), turning engine on w/ door closed will force step to go in.
burlmart 06/15/15 08:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Step Power - Engine Battery?

i am wondering about engine only vs. house batt w/ engine over-ride?
burlmart 06/15/15 01:12pm Class C Motorhomes
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