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RE: Lets discuss Luxury Coaches in CA. Incident with a salesguy

That salesman is whacky and knows little about RVs! There are a number of roads in CA where a bus or motorhome over 40' are prohibited. Click.
CA Traveler 08/03/15 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windows 10

FYI... Be aware that if you make an install disk or other media, W10 is no longer considered an update, being it would be a clean install. You then need to get the Product key from MS which will the $100.00+ depending on what product you downloaded. There are several articles on the web that advocate doing this nut they wail to tell you this is no longer considered an update to W7/W8. Any links? Haven't heard that before on several sitesI believe it was a Ed Bott post on ZDNet.
CA Traveler 08/03/15 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows 10

FYI... Be aware that if you make an install disk or other media, W10 is no longer considered an update, being it would be a clean install. You then need to get the Product key from MS which will the $100.00+ depending on what product you downloaded. There are several articles on the web that advocate doing this nut they wail to tell you this is no longer considered an update to W7/W8.My understanding is that only applies to a reformated disk. W10 gives you the option for a clean install after it's determined that you already have W7 or W8.1. And I've seen posts on where to get the product key if for some reason W10 wants it.
CA Traveler 08/03/15 02:30pm Technology Corner
RE: OR 42

Thanks Bob
CA Traveler 08/03/15 01:50pm Roads and Routes
OR 42

How is OR 42 from Coos Bay to Winston for a large rig? Is it similar relative to driving as 38 from Reedsport which I've been on?
CA Traveler 08/03/15 11:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Windows 10

Almost all professionals recommend a new install for major OS changes vs a upgrade. The basic reason is that a update tends to leave unnecessary files and and data for the new which are also sometimes harmful or wasteful. Just a FYI. I'll be making a image backup before installing W10 so that I can revert if necessary. I'll also wait 3-6 months before upgrading so appreciate all of your early efforts. :B
CA Traveler 08/03/15 08:45am Technology Corner
RE: Battery connect/disconnect and fridge

You have either a diode type isolator or a solenoid type isolator. They serve the same function in that both battery banks will be charged while driving. So you have some bad parts, wiring or connection. Plus the house batteries should easily keep the refer on propane running all day and longer even if they aren't charged all day. Sounds like you also have weak batteries. Have them load tested.
CA Traveler 08/02/15 10:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Is my 5th wheel over 12' high?

Only 5-miles? 2X4 on top of the roof air, and then measure to the ground.X2
CA Traveler 08/02/15 07:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dinghy Back Up

Once the toad wheels turn to their stops they are going one way and the MH says go the other way. Then the tow bar loses the battle. Keep on backing and other problems may quickly develop.
CA Traveler 08/02/15 06:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Windows 10

I plan to wait on W10 due to the forced downloads. With my Verizon data plan and the typical 100MB+ multiple monthly updates I want to be in control of when the data is downloaded and not when MS wants to download. I also want the ability to hide/block updates before they happen and my understanding is that with W10 that is only possible post install. There are just to many past MS invalid updates to suit me. Forced updates do solve the issue of OS issues due to outdated versions and is certainly valid for that reason. I just don't want to be on the leading edge of installs and I want to control the downloads. But that's me and this might work for most users who are clueless anyway.
CA Traveler 08/02/15 11:03am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 10

Roy, Wait a few months and if your problem is common it will be fixed. Drivers are always a problem. It could be vendor drivers. Have you tried a clean install?
CA Traveler 08/02/15 10:50am Technology Corner
RE: Senior plus 30' 5th wheel

You'll find a lot of 5ers larger than yours. There are no high mountain passes on the Alaskan highway or any major AK road. The Cassiar route was also OK. The highest pass that I recall is coming out of Skagway. We took our 42' MH in 2013.
CA Traveler 07/31/15 11:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No 110 at outlets

Great stuff! The GFI outlet was tripped but wouldn't reset. I removed the outlet and tied the wires together. All good now (except we have no GFI protection). I'll replace the outlet when we get back to civilization. Thanks so much!They won't reset if the fault continues. Since this occurred with rain there is a good chance a plug or something has moisture. So if you later replace the GFCI and everything works the GFCI is bad - right? Maybe just the moisture dried up and you haven't solved the root problem.
CA Traveler 07/31/15 08:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot in the NW!

Will start cooling on Monday.
CA Traveler 07/31/15 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6V Deep Cycle Batteries

Would paint on a battery invalidate the warranty? It would not surprise me...
CA Traveler 07/31/15 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Windows 10

John, What version of S&T didn't work for you?
CA Traveler 07/31/15 04:09pm Technology Corner
RE: 6V Deep Cycle Batteries

One guy changed out his batteries at a CG and then the engine was dead. He was a friend of a friend that I was traveling with. I was told that everything was hooked up correctly and he really didn't want any help. After an hour he started calling for support. I asked if I could take a look and he said OK just to shut me up - Hey Don what is this cable that is hanging in the back and not connected? :S
CA Traveler 07/31/15 04:07pm Tech Issues
RE: 6V Deep Cycle Batteries

Don't batteries have polarity clearly marked on them?Yes, but when they can't be seen due to dirt, the cables aren't marked and pictures weren't taken (everyone just know how they came off) then you're up the creek without a paddle. Plus there is no standard color scheme that RV's use. Some may have a plan but none will hold up production because they ran out of some color... :@ Now add to the mix by changing battery sizes, terminal types and locations, parallel to/from serial and we play the battery doesn't work game... :S
CA Traveler 07/31/15 04:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 6V Deep Cycle Batteries

Just get red and black tape from the hardware store.
CA Traveler 07/31/15 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: Simple way to measure coach battery capacity

Draw it down 50% of the original nominal capacity at the rate at which it earned that capacity and wait for voltage to rebound. IE if it were rated 100AH at the 20 hour rate, apply a 5 amp load for 10 hours, remove the load, and wait a few hours for voltage to rebound. If it rebounds to 12.2 or so, then the battery is still healthy. By no means a perfect capacity test, but on a single battery of unknown age and condition it will give you a general idea. Other than inaccuracies in how close one was to applying exactly 5 amps, how close one was in timing for exactly 10 hours, and how close one was in measuring the ending battery voltage .... why isn't this a "perfect method"? It sure looks brilliantly eloquent in it's simplicity to me. The only reason I can see as to why battery shops couldn't/wouldn't use it is the time it takes to perform it while the customer is waiting! If someone can explain what I'm missing here ... please do so.It's a rare battery shop that knows how and actually will preform a proper load test. It can take a lot of hours and of course they have to know what to check, etc.
CA Traveler 07/31/15 09:54am Tech Issues
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