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RE: Water leak

You can eliminate internal water line leak by disconnecting from shore water and keep the water pump on ... if it occasionally cycles on you have a leak in the water system (outside shower, fitting etc). . If it's not a leak in the plumbing system then have the rig pressure tested - only cost about $100 or so - life short and leaks are tough to find. Just my 02. This is a good recommendation. I had a spot at the head of the bed where the carpet was getting wet and thought it was the slide leaking. Turns out it was the water line connector on the tub/shower. The water was just running forward along the wall and eventually got the carpet wet. Is the head of your bed in the slide? Mine is and along the floor against the wall is carpeted trim that just has a couple of screws holding it in place. They were hidden in the carpet, but if you find them you can remove them. For me, under there were water lines, the shower drain and the propane line to the water heater. That was interesting to find, but not where the problem was!
tkcas01 03/11/15 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Latex Mattress solved my sleep/back pain

I recently upgraded to a Stearns & Foster memory foam hybrid/. It has both memory foam and inner springs. Their memory foam is more quick to recover when you move, so for me it does not give that "stuck" or sunk in sensation that the tempurpedic does that I personally don't like. I know some swear by them though. The S&F was a good blend for me.
tkcas01 02/28/15 08:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: P_C or Laptop

I'd also go with a laptop. For long term use, I prefer a wireless external keyboard/mouse and a 24" HD monitor for comfort. To get more bang for your buck, consider looking into Dell's factory outlet. They have both new and refurbished units that are much cheaper than regular retail. We've gotten 2 refurbished units from them and would do it again. This typically means the unit failed final testing and it had to circle back for repairs - not that someone used it and returned it. http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/?cs=22&c=us&l=en&s=dfh&~ck=mn&redirect=1
tkcas01 02/25/15 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newby to dinghy towing

most dingys will turn INSIDE the turning radius of the MH so making turns is usually not a problem. if the rear wheels of the MH don't run up over the curb during a turn then the dinghy won't either. Ditto. For me, the earlier comment on wider turns does not apply, but it may depend on how the rig is designed. The inability to backup is something that takes some awareness - you have to be careful not to get into a situation where you need to back up. In 9+ years of full-timing, I have failed to do so just twice. Something I did not see mentioned are the physical requirements for connecting and disconnecting the tow bar, safety cables, aux braking, etc. Sometimes if the toad and rig are not perfectly lined up when you stop it can be difficult to remove the tow bar. Perhaps getting a demo of the various types of setups would be a good idea - see if she can handle it, or maybe you can handle that even with limited vision. Good luck!
tkcas01 02/22/15 10:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Any of regret going fulltime Rving

Not yet. Coming up on 10 years.
tkcas01 02/20/15 02:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: How can a GS Park not give my 10% off for extended stay?

I would think that is combining offers. You usually can't do that. Either pay for 6 and get 7th free at regular prices or 10% off on 7 nights. Right, normally if I get a weekly or monthly rate even at a GS campground, there is no discount on top of that. Doesn't hurt to ask, though!
tkcas01 02/16/15 07:49pm Good Sam Club
RE: electric window shades

I had the cockpit curtains replaced with MCD duo shades at the MCD factory back in 2011. Only the windshield is motorized. Really enjoy them and only had a minor problem with one of the side ones not rolling up correctly. MCD sent me a new assembly. Another issue I had was that since they tied them into the switches for the original power visors, and those switches draw on the chassis batteries, if I was in one place (as a full-timer) for long the daily use would draw down the chassis battery. I put in a Trik-L-Start charger and problem solved.
tkcas01 02/14/15 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How To Stop Catalogs?

Hmmmm, I asked to have them stop sending them to me and can't remember the last time I got one. I don't recall, but I most likely used their email or online contact form. Guess I just got lucky. And whatever you do, NEVER order something from J.C. Whitney! Many trees will die!
tkcas01 02/12/15 10:35am Camping World Accessories
RE: What is that crop farmer Jones

If I were a farmer, my sign would say I'm growing food for insects and other pests. :S But I agree - it makes the drive more interesting for inquiring minds.
tkcas01 02/11/15 05:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Strange things on my Computer screen

It is a bug related to McAfee and Firefox. Those are Asian language characters of some sorts. If you turn off the web site checking feature in McAfee they will go away and hopefully McAfee will fix it soon.
tkcas01 02/10/15 05:53pm Technology Corner
RE: not so fantastic vent

Yep, likely the plunger switch up top is either stuck in the down position, or as was the problem with mine once the wire was loose. There also may be a thermostat controlling the fan and it is set to a high temp.
tkcas01 02/07/15 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: You gotta' see this!

This says it will debut as a concept car at the Japan Camping Car Show this month... https://www.carnichiwa.com/car-news/honda-n-truck-and-n-camp-concepts-to-debut-2015-japan-camping-car-show/
tkcas01 02/06/15 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended Warranty

My take - while you will see the occasional story of someone that was saved from a huge expense by an extended warranty, there are an untold number of people who threw their money away. The sales person will make you feel like your are a moron for not wanting to protect yourself 3-5 years out, while on the inside will see you as a moron for giving him $2-3K extra profit on his deal. Bottom line - for every purchase where I declined an extended warranty, never regretted it. For every extended warranty I ever purchased, money thrown away. I'll admit, the sales pressure is hard to resist, but do your best! Edit - oh, look above... there's one now! :p
tkcas01 01/31/15 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: looking for a Florida lot

Have you looked here: http://www.rvparkstore.com/rv-lots-for-sale
tkcas01 01/26/15 01:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bernardo Shores.Also Saw a State Park near Chula Vista.Name?

I'm sitting at Bernardo Shores at this moment. They are open and I know have people with reservations at least into April. The office here is just open in the mornings on the weekends, so that might explain a lack of response. The other place you are referring to I think is Sweetwater Regional Park - a county park I think. Hey thanks for the reply. I wonder if they have an alternate number or if they have a call forward on? So how busy is it there right now. We were thinking of coming in around beginning of Feb for month. Is it packed? Thanks for the info. I have no idea about their phone number. Their "contact us" form on the web site worked for me back in Nov before I got here. Plenty of open spaces. They don't get busy until summer.
tkcas01 01/25/15 10:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Bernardo Shores.Also Saw a State Park near Chula Vista.Name?

I'm sitting at Bernardo Shores at this moment. They are open and I know have people with reservations at least into April. The office here is just open in the mornings on the weekends, so that might explain a lack of response. The other place you are referring to I think is Sweetwater Regional Park - a county park I think.
tkcas01 01/24/15 08:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: A/C model number

On mine, I can take off the filter grill. There is an electrical box there with all the wiring connections. Behind that there should be a label with the model number. As said, you will need a flashlight.
tkcas01 01/24/15 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV and RV's

I've had DirecTV in my rig for 9 years, first using a KVM in-motion dome and lately with the Winegard Trav'ler automated dish. Have never had a DirecTV service person at the rig. I have seen them driving around RV parks, but never knew what they were doing.
tkcas01 01/21/15 09:48pm Snowbirds
RE: Sewage smell rant

We all nasty! :E
tkcas01 01/19/15 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you ever use the step well cover

I've always thought they were most useful to keep small kids from getting hurt, or as someone mentioned, the more tolerable pet. ;-)
tkcas01 01/19/15 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
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