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RE: Can You Name This Device?

I copied the URL address for the image, pasted it in Google Image Search. For those not familiar, this will search the web for images that resemble the image you provide it. It guessed "material" for a search term, maybe because of the background. I changed the search term to "leg brace" and it came up with several photos that look similar. I clicked on one and got to the page below. From what I see, I suspect it is an ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS. http://valleyorthocare.ca/2014/10/27/care-instructions-for-your-childs-a-f-o-s-leg-braces/
tkcas01 11/20/16 11:37am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How do I post a Link or Clicky

You need to go to the Advanced Post Form and then click the 10th button over that looks like a globe and chain link. Hover over it and you will see a "Link" tooltip. Just click that button, then paste in your URL in the dialog that opens.
tkcas01 11/17/16 08:55am Forum Technical Support
RE: Computer is old

I've had good luck with multiple refurbished laptops and towers, but always went with Dell rather than Acer and such. While refurbished will seldom if ever be the absolute latest technology, in my experience they are recent enough - maybe within the last year or so.
tkcas01 11/11/16 02:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Drivers license requirements going state to state

So in TX you can pull >10k lb cargo trailer without CDL? You have a link to show it? http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/dlClasses.htm
tkcas01 11/01/16 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Squirrel cooked with Orange juice

Must be a southern thang.:B So, you wouldn't be interested in investing in new restaurant concepts such as: Squirrel KingKentucky Fried SquirrelSquirrel JuliusPapa SquirrelSquirrel-fil-ACracker SquirrelP.F. SquirrelsCiCi's SquirrelChuck E. Squirrel I could go on, but it is late... :B
tkcas01 10/31/16 09:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Drivers license requirements going state to state

In 37 years in Texas as a Motorhome Service Tech, I have never heard or had a customer get a ticket with just a standard Drivers License. Even when driving over 26k motorhomes. Doug Is it actually required in Texas? In California a Class B license is also required to drive a vehicle over 26k GVWR. But if you check the fine print there is a little provision in there that exempts RV's. I have spoken with people who didn't realize RV's were exempt from that weight section. What about in CA...... MHs over 40' but under 45' MHs over 45'? Trailers over 10,000#/5th wheels over 15,000#? We weren't talking about that. The subject was simply vehicles with a GVWR over 26,000 pounds. My 35 foot DP falls in that category. Since we are still talking about this, in case anyone was wondering, in TX if you drive a motorhome over 26K lbs AND pulling a trailer/toad weighing over 10K lbs, that would require the Class A Non-CDL exampt license. I never expect to need to do that, so just applied for the Class B. No mention was made about towing during the testing process.
tkcas01 10/31/16 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drivers license requirements going state to state

Is it actually required in Texas? It is. I just went through that after changing residence to TX. While the details can be found in the statutes and such, here is the application for a non-CDL Class A or B exempt license. Note item 4 where you certify that you will be driving an RV over 26,000 lbs. https://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/CDL-2.pdf
tkcas01 10/27/16 09:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drivers license requirements going state to state

In 37 years in Texas as a Motorhome Service Tech, I have never heard or had a customer get a ticket with just a standard Drivers License. Even when driving over 26k motorhomes. Doug Regardless, RVers of heavier rigs should follow the laws for their state of residence. Get in an accident, regardless of fault, without the proper license and the outcome will likely be negative. You may get a ticket, insurance may not pay or may even be cancelled. A TX class B exempt is just too easy to get to risk it. Plus, you LEARN some things!
tkcas01 10/26/16 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV Genie Smart Search and East/West Coast Channels

The software changed. It did not used to be that way but it is what needs to be done now. Maybe your call to DirecTV will get it back to the way it used to be....you know, the right way! I like things to be RIGHT! Unfortunately causes me much grief on many fronts! I think I will update my input to DirecTV now that I understand the situation. The current behavior makes NO SENSE logically that I can see.
tkcas01 10/24/16 07:23pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV Genie Smart Search and East/West Coast Channels

FROM OP Thanks for the informed responses! I checked again and when I do a Smart Search, the results are initially categorized as "Unsorted Episodes." No E/W DNS channels. Indeed as mentioned, if I press left arrow to get to the left menu and select "Upcoming Airings," they all show up - cable channel, local and E/W DNS. What's THAT all about??? :h Maybe there is some logic to it, but I don't get it. Why two sets of results? Anyway, thanks for the tip. Maybe I can manage to get it to do what I want...
tkcas01 10/24/16 06:03pm Technology Corner
DirecTV Genie Smart Search and East/West Coast Channels

I just got done with a chat with DirecTV Support and it seems I am the first to report an issue with the Genie DVR and what they call the "Network Package." For those not familiar, this package is popular for full-timers since they may seldom be in their local zip code and not able to get their local network channels. While both the east and west coast network channels show up in my Guide, if I use the Smart Search feature, programs on any of these channels will not be included in the search results. It will only search cable channels and the network channel in my "local" zip code. I can record the east/west network channels if I hit the record button in the Guide, and that is great, but I have long used and liked the Smart Search feature. The technician was going to put in a trouble ticket, so hopefully it will eventually be fixed. If you are a DirecTV customer with Genie and the Network Package, you may want to see if you are similarly limited. If so, let DirecTV know so maybe the priority will get elevated.
tkcas01 10/24/16 02:06pm Technology Corner
RE: NC Highway Patrol seeking help to identify RV driver

I see the NCHP have issued an update wherein they advise the deceased driver has been identified. Sympathies to his family and friends, but I am a bit taken aback that the paper published his full address. That doesn't seem appropriate from a privacy standpoint.
tkcas01 10/22/16 12:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: MY DAUGHTER'S CO POISONING 5 DAYS POST PURCHASE!

I don't read ALL CAP rants. Whatever the message was, NOT DELIVERED!
tkcas01 09/25/16 07:56pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Places in San Diego?

I suspect prices will go up because they just lost one of their nice RV parks to development - Bernardo Shores in Imperial Beach. Hated to see that one go! To get lower prices and more space, you'll likely need to look east and north of the city. One other thing you might try - search from time to time on the San Diego Craigslist site. Under "housing" sometimes private parties will list RV pads for rent on their property. I looked at a couple a few year ago but the locations just did not work for me. Some smaller, off the beaten track RV parks sometimes advertise there as well.
tkcas01 04/12/16 09:02pm Full-time RVing
RE: Old tires

For peace of mind and safety, I would change them. Why let a blowout or two ruin a nice travel season? My Dad suffered many blowouts over the years on motorhomes, trailers and boat trailers. He seemed to think as long as the looked OK, no problem. When they would blow out, he would blame the engineers. I've NEVER had a blowout and will not run a tire longer than 10 years.
tkcas01 03/03/16 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
SOLVED - Stubborn Parking Brake Alarm

I've found many posts in the forums about issues on DPs where the parking brake alarm does not silence even after the air parking brake has been released. Mine was doing this. It would beep for awhile then stop, and maybe start up again for no apparent reason. Others have commented their problem was a defective sensor on the switch. I finally got brave and pulled the panel off the driver side console to diagnose the issue. It quickly became obvious to me that the parking brake switch itself was loose. Tried to tighten, but one of the screws was stripped. So it seems that all the downward pressure to release the parking brake caused the threads to strip and the switch became more and more loose. Turns out the machine screws go all the way through the flange on the switch so I just got some nuts to back them up and got the switch firmly seated. SO glad to have this resolved. I just never noticed that the switch was loose - I don't tend to look at it when I am activating or releasing it. http://www.tlkemp.com/images/brakeswitch.jpg
tkcas01 02/02/16 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Drones illegal

They were banned in National Parks last year. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/travel/national-park-service-drone-ban/ And here is an article about things going on in specific states: http://dronelife.com/2014/07/19/state-drone-laws/
tkcas01 01/01/16 09:29am General RVing Issues
RE: All in the same boat?

Or... another way to look at it: It is common practice for Class A drivers to "wave" as they meet on highways, but I don't think those driving a Class A will wave at someone pulling the fanciest of fifth wheels. Also, I suspect there have been times when a CEO out for a ride on his "hog" has exchanged the down-low peace sign with a gang member on his hog, but I bet if they met with the CEO in his Mercedes it would be a different matter. Bottom line, people are pack animals!
tkcas01 12/30/15 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: All in the same boat?

Maybe the question should be... "did you birth your own motorhome?"
tkcas01 12/30/15 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
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