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RE: Oldest tires on a MH still running?

I have two friends who used to own construction businesses. They had trucks and jeeps and other vehicles. Both of them operated their equipment as much as their businesses required. Some years trucks would sit around for months, and some times they would be in use for several years straight. They only changed tires when they failed, and often ran equipment on tires over 20 years old. They did have failures on old tires, and also on newer ones, but neither ever had any serious problems running the tires into the ground. YMMV
Popsie 05/23/16 08:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave help

We had the fan quit in our RV's microwave. I removed it and took it to an appliance repair place. Whatever they did fixed the problem and cost $40. YMMV To be more clear, I removed and took the whole microwave, I did not fool around inside it.
Popsie 04/13/16 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV set recording via smart phone ?

Not that I do it all the time, but I've turned on recordings for my DirecTV DVR at home through the DirecTV web site. I do that to capture things like Masterpiece Theater so that I can watch them when we get home. It's always worked. Look here: set-directv-dvr-from-your-computer
Popsie 04/04/16 03:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Toad Brake laws

One thing to think about. If you have an axident, your falt their falt nobodeys falt and you don't have suplamental braking. I wonder who is going to be sued. BillIf you are worried about being sued, you might consider buying insurance - you never know how a jury might act, whether you are right or wrong you can end up with a judgement against you.
Popsie 03/29/16 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alignment and Safe-T Plus

Did they align the rear axle as well as the front end?
Popsie 03/01/16 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield wipers cycling with chassis batteries removed?!?!

Sounds like the wipers are on your house batteries instead of chassis batteries. My wipers can't operate without the ignition on or in the accessory position. Unless your tenant is hallucinating, yes they can :)
Popsie 02/29/16 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Visiting Yellowstone in May??

Be prepared for any kind of weather. This suggestion applies year round. Been there over 30 times and I've even seen snow flurries in July. I remember heavy snow on the 4th of July about 50 years ago. Most of the campers ended up abandoning their tents, etc. They plowed the roads, but it took a group effort to get the cars out of the campground.
Popsie 02/16/16 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to remove broken door latch

I would call a locksmith. I had a problem with the ignition key lock in a car, and AAA sent out a guy for free to remove the old lock and put in a new one. I did pay for the new lock, just a few dollars. Besides getting the door open, the locksmith can install a new lock.
Popsie 02/12/16 08:00am Tech Issues
signature map test

This might work ?
Popsie 02/11/16 09:18am Forum Technical Support
How to back up a trailer

Volkswagen trailer assist watch to the end to see the real trick.
Popsie 02/05/16 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

Well, I'm too old to be a baby boomer, but my parents were born during World War I, and lived through the great depression, and my father and father-in-law were in the Army during World War II. Tom Brokaw labeled them as The Greatest Generation, and I think he got it right.
Popsie 02/04/16 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Toad higher or lower than RV and 5K or 10K capicty riser?

Imagine an accident in which the RV comes to a complete stop very quickly (as in hitting a semi-truck that just pulled out of a side street right in front of the RV. If the tow bar angles down from the RV to the Jeep, the momentum of the Jeep is going to try to go under the tow bar and raise the RV in the air - which it won't be able to do, so it will just stop more suddenly. If the tow bar angles up from the RV to the Jeep, the momentum of the Jeep is going to try to rise up above the front tow bar connection and slam the jeep into the rear of the RV above the RV hitch. My guess is that tow bar angle is of little importance regarding the damage to the RV from the collision (it's going to be totaled), but in the "angle down" case, the Jeep might have less damage. YMMV
Popsie 02/03/16 02:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Changing Filters On RV

Cat engine go with cat, Cummins engine go with Cummins. Going cheap with filters does not sound like a worthwhile investment. Funny, my Cummins M/M advises you use "Fleet Guard" as does our Northwest Cummins authorized repair shop. Fleet Guard is a Cummins brand.
Popsie 01/31/16 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: iPad Air 2

I've resolved several problems by talking to an Apple "Genius" on the phone. Unfortunately, I don't exactly remember how I connected, but I think it was by phoning an Apple store. Good luck!
Popsie 01/31/16 08:11am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite TV service in Alaska?

In Alaska and Hawaii, 7 foot dishes are used to get good signals. That probably wouldn't mount too well on the roof of the RV, lol! Agreed, but it will mount on a tripod. I think that stowing the large dish might be a little more challenging :B
Popsie 01/13/16 01:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite TV service in Alaska?

In Alaska and Hawaii, 7 foot dishes are used to get good signals.
Popsie 01/12/16 07:37am Technology Corner
RE: Bad plug blew my TV!!!!! who's liable??????

Maybe your insurance company will make it right for you - can't hurt to ask.
Popsie 01/03/16 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic Overrange replacement

Our original RV microwave gave up the ghost. We took it to an appliance repair place, and they made it work again. It was a lot cheaper than replacing it. You might give it a try. PS - later on, DW decided that a convection micro was required, so we replaced the original one even though it worked just fine. I don't understand women :(
Popsie 12/21/15 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: 50 Amp Cord, Pwr Reel, Cord Ext, AutoFrmr w/srge/fire contrl

you need to make sure that the size of the wires support the total length of your reeled cord plus extension cord(s). it will probably never come up unless your long cords overheat and cause a fire that damages someone else's property and a lawsuit ensues, but HUD regulations limit the length of a plug in power cord to 35 (or maybe it's 36) feet.
Popsie 12/06/15 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: stewart warner

I don't know about fixing it, but my GPS shows my current speed - which turns red when I go over the speed limit. I don't normally look at the speedometer.
Popsie 11/26/15 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
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