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RE: Questions -Loading POIs on a Garmin dezl 760?

All your questions can be answered here. POI Factory
garry1p 08/24/15 07:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Note on updating maps on a Garmin dezl 760.

You need to go to the POI site for good information. POI factory
garry1p 08/24/15 07:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Formaldahyde in Holding Tanks

IMO Bill.Satellite is 100% correct. I started using chemicals but soon discovered they are totally unnecessary and NO my RV does not stink. Your holding tank is not a septic system it is a holding tank to be dumped into a septic system.
garry1p 08/23/15 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Went In For Alignment Now Feel Being Taken For A Ride

Sorry to hear about your experience unfortunately there are some shops that take advantage of people once they find out the customer has limited mechanical knowledge. I agree with rickieblue you don't start an alignment until you check and fix everything that would cause an out of alignment condition. Sounds like you are now on the right track getting another opinion. Best of luck in sorting this out.
garry1p 08/19/15 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore Power Only Works When Engine Is On

It has been awhile since I have seen a diagram of the EMS but I think the relays in the EMS work off 12VDC if so it would sound like the house batteries are dead or disconnected and the EMS is getting 12V from the engine running. MrWizard has covered all the basics above.
garry1p 08/18/15 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome on beach

Not all beaches are created equal. On some the sand is packed and have decent driving trails that take you in and out to a parking area. On most beaches I have visited the soft area like dunes will not support an RV and "you will" get stuck if you attempt to drive on them. Generally the further away from the water the softer the sand. I no longer care to drive on the beach due to the sand getting into everything and damage from salt water over time and several trips on the sand you will have under carriage corrosion.
garry1p 08/17/15 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: '15 Ram 3500 brake controller

Sounds like a bad ground connection.
garry1p 08/14/15 07:36pm Towing
RE: Use of Data?

Problem with leaving it connected when on sites like CNN or any of the news channels or even your e-mail account they continually transmit update eating up your data limit. Best to disconnect.
garry1p 08/07/15 02:39pm Technology Corner
RE: How can a 12vdc light cut off my A/C unit?

Think about this, a low (bad) battery. The converter is constantly trying to charge the battery you turn on a 12V light and it tasks the converter enough it glitches the 120VAC enough to shut down the AC. Only other thing I can think of is a bad ground in the air conditioner 12V control board and ground is being supplied through the filament of the 12V lamps and when you turn on one of the lamps you lose the ground to the control board. Long shot but it is a weird problem and I hope you post whatever you find.
garry1p 08/03/15 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wireless router??

I'm no expert but you will have the incoming wire connected "to" a modem "from" the modem an Ethernet connection (usually a yellow wire) that will go to your new wireless router. You can now connect wireless or you can run an Ethernet cable directly from one of the router ports (usually 4)direct to your PC. Routers are fairly easy to set up but you do need to setup the security for the wireless I suggest WPA2-PSK. The router you buy should depend on your usage lots of wireless devices like tablets, phones and other PC's requires a higher end router. 250' is doable depending on where you place the router. Near a window on the shop side is better than trying to go through several walls.
garry1p 07/23/15 01:39pm Technology Corner
RE: PC Speakers for TV

Go to a Thrift Store less than $10 for a pair of PC speakers. I have the ones that have a 120V/12VDC adapter with volume control. I ran an RCA cable from the TV to where I sit to watch TV and have the speakers next to me. You can get a phono to RCA adapter for a few $ that plugs into the headphone output on the TV.
garry1p 07/19/15 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: Electrical question

One thing to consider the lower the voltage to the AC (usually a bad connection at the post or your plug is corroded)causes the current to increase once the voltage gets below 108VAC you can very well damage the AC. It is a good idea to have a voltage meter plugged into one of your 120V outlets at all times so you can monitor the incoming voltage. Anytime below 108 or above 132 it is time to shut things down and find out what is going on.
garry1p 07/19/15 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Damaged RV by dealer

Thanks for the feedback. An unfortunate experience for sure but if you are satisfied with the outcome that is all that matters.
garry1p 07/19/15 11:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Entry Steps

Well as someone said it could be several things that caused the problem. I have had the problem twice. KIWI steps. 1. 4 prong flat connector checked good with meter and steps worked OK for several operations after testing. Failed again, cleaned all connections in the cable found it had 12V but would not let enough current through to operate the steps. Plug was contaminated and corroded just enough to act as a resistor cleaning fixed it. 2. Steps refused to extend found a thread on this site with a video on replacing the motor turned out to be a Ford window lift motor I think 96 Thunderbird. Took old motor to Auto Zone and matched it up to a Dorman motor but don't remember the part number you have to get the correct motor by comparing the left and right side motor. Only one will work. Replacing fixed the steps $45. They are not hard to repair (depending on your age) main thing is be careful if the steps do start to move they are very powerful so don't be in the way.
garry1p 07/19/15 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: P-30 Disc Brake Squeal

Mine did that for a good 1000+ miles and no longer squeal! They started squealing soon after the new pads were installed.
garry1p 07/14/15 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SAFARI Hijacked

1492 If you can't use Flash or Java what do you recommend?
garry1p 07/13/15 02:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Being pulled over by LEO

The only way to stop the hijackers is to ignore them.
garry1p 07/11/15 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hose and wire rub points

Split foam will wear very quickly giving a false sense of security. Use hose as described above for long lasting protection.
garry1p 07/10/15 05:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: burnt rubber smell??

I suspect the brake lines. The brake line will swell on the inside and the fluid can not flow back to the master cylinder causing the brakes to drag. Once cool they are OK until they heat back up from using the brake. When the brakes drag they smell as they heat up if not repaired will get worse to the point of slowing down more rapid than normal when you take your foot off the gas. Lines are not expensive but the damage this can cause will be an expensive repair if not caught early.
garry1p 07/10/15 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt issue shutting of my overhead AC's

I should have said Energy Management System that controls the compressors Do you have 1 or 2 thermostats? If 1 and both unit shuts down then you need to look at the thermostat for loose wires or low voltage. If 2 thermostats then I would look at the energy management system. Do check if it happens with a battery charger connected to the house batteries as it sounds like a voltage drop is causing the problem. It could be at the batteries or anywhere in the 12v system going to the thermostats or EMS.
garry1p 07/10/15 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
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