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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
RE: Anyone retrofit convection oven for external venting?

Thanks, folks. Once my new oven arrives, I get the old one out and see what I am up against, I will post findings/results with photos.
tkcas01 01/19/15 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: Gps units

I had a StreetPilot that I really liked, but it got so that the touchscreen would not stay calibrated. I bought a Garmin nuvi 2555LMT as replacement. Also did not know about the trade in program. A couple of things I am not happy with you should consider. In the past I used MapSource extensively for route planning. The newer units use new software called BaseCamp. It seems BaseCamp has features to support multiple versions of their navigators, but all features are not compatible with all versions. Where this bites me is that I can plan a route with "bus" vehicle type, but when I transfer the route to my device, it does not understand what a "bus" is. The worst part is, when I plan a route on the computer and then transfer it to the device, it gets recalculated and I often get surprised when the route ends up different from what was on computer. I have tried overcoming this by adding additional waypoints to force a specific route, but it is alot of extra work and still not foolproof. Maybe I should have gotten the RV unit, but I use this alot in my toad as well so really did not want the bigger unit. So, seems you really need to understand how you intend to use it and make sure the software features of the unit you choose lines up with that.
tkcas01 01/19/15 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rude buyer towards sales person - seeing the other side

I wasn't there, but if he was wanting to trade in a rig he had purchased just a year ago, clearly he was trying to undo a previous bad decision and trying not to lose his shirt. Unfortunately, that is not the way the world works. You're seldom going to come out very well on a trade. Like a few years ago after my Dad passed, a dealer offered $19.5 to trade his 18 month old Ford F150 King Ranch with only 5K miles on a new car for my Mom. We passed and sold it private party for $33,300. I'll never forget what the guy said as we signed the papers - "you don't sell your stuff cheap!" No, but we sold it!
tkcas01 01/18/15 08:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone retrofit convection oven for external venting?

I used an electronic stud/ac wire finder to check the area. Then I used a Rotozip tool set to just cut through the 1/16 inch luan and pulled a square section loose from the Styrofoam in the wall. Then I could check for any DC wiring and verify that there was nothing in the foam I had to worry about. Then I cut a matching section from the outside and cut the foam piece out. I drilled a hole in each corner so I knew where to make the outside cuts. I used an exhaust fan in the space behind the convection/microwave to pull air in from the room and push it out of the vent I installed. I used a vent that was flap type that tipped out when the fan was running. There were a couple of tabs on the outside that turned to hold it in place while in transit. I got it from an RV store. Thanks for sharing your experience. Did you do anything special in terms of ducting from the back of the oven to the external vent? That's really my biggest question - how air tight of a seal between the two is achievable and how.
tkcas01 01/18/15 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone tried these tires?

Kumho KRS02 All-Season Radial Tire - 9.7/70R22.5
tkcas01 01/18/15 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
Anyone retrofit convection oven for external venting?

The time has come to replace my combo convection/micro oven that triples as the range hood. The current one vents to the inside, basically blowing back in your face. While I'm at the replacement, I am hoping to be able to vent the new one to the outside using this JR Products vent. Interested in hearing tips and lessons learned from anyone who has done this on their rig. I'm specifically interested in what needs to be done to mate the exterior vent up with the back of the oven. Of course, the first thing to do will be to make sure there are no obstructions in the wall where the vent opening needs to be.
tkcas01 01/18/15 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Just started Fulltiming, had to fix my first issue!

You need to use the "image" button in the form toolbar and past the image URL in the popup dialog to get the images to embed. And congrats on fulltiming and being able to diagnose and fix issues. Been at it 9 years here and there is always something that can be worked on!
tkcas01 01/12/15 10:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: RV Park Reviews

I hate it too and don't use it much anymore. I used to be able to get a much bigger view of what's new but with the new format I have to move around too much. Ditto, I have not played with the new format much, but my initial take is there is WAY too much white space and I have to do alot of scrolling to get to the info. I'm personally more of a "scanner" when looking at things like that, so this makes that more difficult. I'm sure in time I will get used to it. I haven't had time to try to figure out why my login does not work, so that will be my next step. I think maybe the whole redo is to make space for constant advertising. Well, I never understood how they supported the site without it! It's a valuable resource so they deserve to make some money.
tkcas01 12/08/14 01:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide out toppers

Whenever I see this question, I always say to make sure they are installed in such a way that the fabric will slope down toward the outside of the slide. Many are installed so that the fabric is horizontal when the slide is extended and it will trap quite a bit of water - not only from rain but possibly from the roof A/C depending on location and level.
tkcas01 12/08/14 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Park Reviews

I hate it too and don't use it much anymore. I used to be able to get a much bigger view of what's new but with the new format I have to move around too much. Ditto, I have not played with the new format much, but my initial take is there is WAY too much white space and I have to do alot of scrolling to get to the info. I'm personally more of a "scanner" when looking at things like that, so this makes that more difficult. I'm sure in time I will get used to it. I haven't had time to try to figure out why my login does not work, so that will be my next step.
tkcas01 12/08/14 12:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Macerators: SaniCon vs Others

Bought a Flo-jet a couple years ago as we camped where there was a sewer dump about 120 feet and maybe 1 ft. rise. Use the 1 1/2 inch lightweight swimingpool hose. Dumped one holding tank, took a while due to start and stop because of overheating of pump. Needed to burnish the armature and replace the brushes. Not worth the trouble. Went back to the blue dump tank and several trips. Much easier and cheaper. Of course these things have their limits. That's a pretty long run, especially with a rise. I've had no problems with an 80' horizontal run in 1" hose. It also helps to make sure the wire you use to feed it is heavy enough gauge based on how long the wire run is.
tkcas01 12/07/14 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Macerators: SaniCon vs Others

I think if I was taking a macerator on and off frequently, I would do as I would do with a sewer solution that kept breaking off the tabs. I would get a short 6 inch clear pipe and silicone seal or goop it to the tabbed ends of the macerator so that the continual pressure would be put on the cheap connector, not the macerator. bumpy ditto. For some reason my Flojet twist tabs were hard to twist on the sewer outlet and they broke before I ever had a chance to use it. They sent a replacement connector housing, then I did what bumby suggests - put a clear adapter on it. I used a 45 which worked out best for my setup. I also put in a "set screw" to keep it firmly attached to the macerator so it would not break the seal when I would remove the whole thing from the RV.
tkcas01 12/07/14 02:45pm Tech Issues
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