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RE: Warning-using slider type A-B switch

Thanks Dutch, that was one I was looking at. Guess I'll get a couple on the way.
ChopperBill 04/16/15 07:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Warning-using slider type A-B switch

Found out all this the hard way. You wouldn't believe the hundreds on sale on the Internet advertising them as A-B switches for cable to satellite. Hence my post. Stay away from them. OK, those in the know. What is a better true A-B switch, one with push buttons or the slide switch?
ChopperBill 04/16/15 03:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Warning-using slider type A-B switch

I did use one of those for years in my stick home to share one satellite cable between my garage and my office. However, I am not sure it made a difference but it was a non SWM. Have since converted every thing to SWM.
ChopperBill 04/16/15 12:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Proof that wind is the big factor in MPG.

Doesn't help that the HitchHiker doesn't have a very aerodynamic front cap.
ChopperBill 04/16/15 12:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Warning-using slider type A-B switch

Sorry about that. Was on the iPad and did not have a photo of switch on it. Here it is. http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h370/chopperb/2015-03-27%2007.30.23_zpso8sr8l2h.jpg~original
ChopperBill 04/16/15 10:32am Technology Corner
Warning-using slider type A-B switch

Used these switches for my TV to switch between cable and satellite in the back bedroom. Worked quite well once. That was a year ago. This winter I wanted take down dish and switch to cable the day before heading back home. Tried over a hour to to make it work to no avail, had no idea what was up. Finally took the connection off the switch and hooked it up directly. Worked! Switch was bad and only did it once before. SATELLITE BILL warned me over a year ago these switches weren't up to the task. Put it on the back burner to change them out. Now I have to. Don't use them!!
ChopperBill 04/16/15 09:34am Technology Corner
RE: What could go wrong with Teflon

Hey, we got the best hitch out there. If either method works were all good.
ChopperBill 04/15/15 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What could go wrong with Teflon

Clearance is tight on my B&W and I can't see when it has enough clearance to unhitch very well. Are you aware that the jaws don't have to be open to pull the truck out from the trailer? As long as the Companion's handle is pinned in the "open" position, the jaws will open when you drive forward. From B&W's Q&As: Why won't the jaws on my Companion open when I pull the handle to the open position? All of B&W's 5th wheel hitches utilize a cam action release for the jaws. When the latch handle is secured in the closed position, the jaws will stay locked around the kingpin of your trailer for towing. When the latch handle is moved to the open position, the tension on the jaws is released, even though they may not visibly pop open. If your truck and trailer are on uneven ground, there may be a slight bind between the jaws and trailer kingpin. This is normal. With the cam mechanism open, there is nothing holding the jaws together. Simply pull your truck forward. The jaws will open and you'll be unhitched from your trailer. I've used a lube disc with B&W Companion hitches since 2001 without a problem. Rusty I never have unhitched unless the weight of the trailer is off the fifth wheel plate. I suppose I could go over to the other side of the pick up to pin the lever open but have always waited for the air gap. Just seemed like better unhitching practice.
ChopperBill 04/15/15 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What could go wrong with Teflon

Clearance is tight on my B&W and I can't see when it has enough clearance to unhitch very well. I hogged out the bottom of a five gallon bucket which is a lot thinner. Been using the same one for years. PS. Those discs aren't Teflon.
ChopperBill 04/15/15 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: And we complain about Lippert...

Years ago when we were truck campers it was brought up about water heater and furnace vents being right under a window. Never would fly in a conventional home.
ChopperBill 04/15/15 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Taking the plunge to full timing & need advice

We spend four months in AZ. The spots that we are in require at least a three month stay. We have been going there for about ten years. I haven't meet ONE couple that by the end of there stay wasn't anxious to get home to there sticks and bricks. There isn't an RV big enough (we had up to a forty footer) to live in full time. No yard, no garage to putter in drives me nuts. You can see by the end of the winter stay folks you spend almost every night with around the camp fire are getting a little testy.
ChopperBill 04/15/15 07:39am Full-time RVing
RE: Well, that went as expected

I'm in the same boat but I only have to back once a year in our AZ winter site, rest of the time it's pull throughs.. Always "experts" there. Would like to learn but one of them jumps behind the wheel and backs it in. One of these days I'm going to take it to an empty lot and become an "expert" and back it in my self.
ChopperBill 04/13/15 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GPS purchase

My Garmin LM50 takes me on adventures I would have never thought of myself.
ChopperBill 04/13/15 07:17am Technology Corner
RE: Walmart Parking coming to an end??

We have two Walmarts. The first one built on the blue color part of town. They allow RV parking. The second was built on the ritzy part of town. Residents swarmed a city council meeting and wanted no part RVs. No RV parking there.
ChopperBill 04/12/15 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: iPad touch screen question.

My MIL iPad mini was terrible at screen touch. Told her to remove the screen protector. Now she is happy. Us Old folks don't throw our iPads around like the younger folks do so I see no sense in the protectors.
ChopperBill 04/11/15 06:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Getting Divorced at 40 w/ 2 daughters aged 6 and 3

Guess I got lucky. First two wives left me most everything. I must be miserable to live with. LOL. Third one would take me to the cleaners. I gotta be a good boy now.
ChopperBill 04/11/15 11:49am Around the Campfire
RE: One Satellite, Two Rvs

I don't know why you couldn't set up one RV with a DTV SWM and at the SWM splitter just run one cable to the other RV satellite input. Of course they would have to have their own receiver/s. One of you could have the contract and just loan them a receiver. Basically one is the server and one the client.
ChopperBill 04/09/15 04:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

Best maintenance improvement I have done is when I switched to air winterizing. SO MUCH EASIER. I am fortunate that I have 4 low point drains in mine. I open them, drain and close and very little water even comes out when I blow the system. None comes out the dreaded plumbed in washer lines the low point valves work so well.
ChopperBill 04/09/15 04:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Garmin got stubborn

Beginning to wonder why use a GPS when the good ole atlas has been so easy and reliable. LOL
ChopperBill 04/03/15 09:53pm Technology Corner

No NASCAR this weekend. What are we going to do!
ChopperBill 04/03/15 07:48am Around the Campfire
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