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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
RE: Does Using SmartPhone as Hotspot Ruin Battery?

I've been told by several people that Batteries Plus can replace cell phone batteries - while some cell phone stores will tell you that you have to get a new phone - more money for them.
Popsie 11/25/15 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Thousand Trails

We are currently staying in a snowbird RV park in Arizona. We get a discount with our 1000 trails card - apparently both are owned by Equity Lifestyle Partners - or something like that. We come down here every winter. The discount is more than the cost of the annual renewal of the 1000 trails card, so we come out ahead. We got the 1000 trails membership "free" as part of the package when we bought our RV from Lazydays.
Popsie 11/25/15 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: incontinence/bladder control

There are male incontinence devices that allow one to continue to drive while emptying the bladder. Here is one of many. However I don't think making a stop once an hour has any impact on one's ability to carry on RVing. I have a problem with blood clots, so my doctor has me stop after an hour of driving and walk for a while to help pump the blood out of my leg veins. This hasn't affected my ability to drive our RV. Our last RV trip was for 8 months, and we are now in our RV and plan to return home after five months. YMMV :)
Popsie 11/17/15 09:45am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: CR-V toad

Is it just locked out? -- in which case you need the code you got with the vehicle to unlock it. Or if there's no power to it at all, I dunno. The code should be in the vinyl pouch that contains the handbook. Turn the radio on and it should request the radio code. If you can't find it in the glove compartments, don't forget you have a storage drawer under the passenger seat. We made a 3x5 card with the transmission tow routine and it includes the code number. If you can't find the code, any Honda dealer can get it for you.
Popsie 10/21/15 06:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Will mapquest do this? Or another app?

Ditto on Google maps :) However, you might also want to look at the state web sites to check for delays, closures, and weather conditions (often including traffic cameras) to make sure the route that looks best on Google maps isn't blocked or delayed. http://www.usroadconditions.com http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/
Popsie 10/12/15 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Need Your Advice

Consider I-10 to Las Cruces, then I-25 to Denver. I-40 and I-70 can both be brutal in the winter. I-10 seldom gets blocked by snow, but if it does, you might have to wait a day or two. The only snow problem on I-25 is Raton pass, but if it's closed you just wait a day or two in Raton NM. Leave some slack days in your schedule (leave at the beginning of November) so that if you have to lay over somewhere along the way because of snow, you just wait a few days here or there. Don't let the calendar push you to attempt to get through bad weather.
Popsie 10/04/15 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for HD Satellite for RV. Suggestions

I think you'll find that the Winegard system will cost you around $2,000 installed. Consider a dish on a tripod with a SWM LNB setup.
Popsie 09/16/15 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Prevailing Speed

I know of at least two states where the Highway Patrol selects out of state drivers for speeding tickets when they are cruising with the flow of traffic while the flow is exceeding the speed limit. In other words, the speed limit is 65, the traffic is all driving at 75, and the out of stater is picked out of the pack for a ticket. I think you can imagine why this is done. Are you going to share with us the state's you know do this? Two reasons, lots of drugs are moved north from Florida along I95, out of state ticket payers don't have any influence on state legislators. Think N & M.
Popsie 08/29/15 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prevailing Speed

I know of at least two states where the Highway Patrol selects out of state drivers for speeding tickets when they are cruising with the flow of traffic while the flow is exceeding the speed limit. In other words, the speed limit is 65, the traffic is all driving at 75, and the out of stater is picked out of the pack for a ticket. I think you can imagine why this is done.
Popsie 08/29/15 11:32am General RVing Issues
Cell phone/data comparison report

Root metrics study results
Popsie 08/24/15 11:38am Technology Corner
RE: SOOO Confused

Have yet to decide whether to go with the Brake Buddy "Patroit" system or the "Ready Brake" system! The local RV center swears by the patroit system and says the readybrake will create problemd with the toad brake sytem because of the constant braking and its response you do while on the road. I drive a 2006 Liberty Jeep and one of the drawbacks I saw with Patroit was the need to plug into Jeeps 12v sytem via cigarette lighter and reset the Patroit everytime you turned key off on RV; I.E. stop for gas and before starting on down the road you would need to go thru start procedure on the Patroit. They also say the ready brake would eventually brekdown due to and salt clogging up the cable sysem. Plus, the RV center wants over $3200 to install the patroit system. Need some input; Advise as to your experience with either or both of these two systems. Last, which would be the easiest to install on my own and if its the Patroit system how would I avoid the 12v draw on the jeep?? Thanks in advance for all your comments. I could see $3,200 if it were to include the Blue Ox base plate, tow bar and Patriot with installation. When we stop for gas or anything else, if I do not turn the ignition key "Off" then there is no need to reset the Patriot. Even if it is off the setup procedure takes all of two minutes. I bought the Patriot because Winnebago warns against using a surge type toad brake in the owner's manual. Ready Brake is a surge system. Exactly what is Winnebago's concern with a surge brake system. I don't know Winnegago's concern from Shinola - however, the type of system that Ready Brake uses is subject to Hysteresis. So, if you step on the brake (especially if you hit the RV brakes hard), the toad pushes forward into the back of the RV. This movement is mechanically transferred to the toad brake through a lever and a cable. Then the cable pulls on the toad brake pedal as though a driver had stomped on the pedal. The toad would then pull backwards from the RV releasing the pressure on the lever and cable, and letting up on the brake. Then the toad (not braking any longer - but the RV is still braking) overtakes the back of the RV and which causes the lever to pull the cable connected to the toad brake pedal and the toad slams on the brakes and the whole cycle starts over again. The remedy for this herky jerky braking, is to use something like a shock absorber to stifle the repetitive action of the lever pulling on the brake cable. I would expect that the Ready Brake system includes some sort of damping mechanism to mitigate this problem. However, in the real world the toad's momentum and the effectiveness of the toad's braking system would vary from toad to toad. So the ideal would be to have a damping mechanism designed to fit the particular toad's mass and brake system. My guess is that the Brake Buddy uses a damper that is sort of in the middle of the road so that it works fairly well for most toads, but could be a problem pulling a heavier than usual toad. That's just my opinion, YMMV :)
Popsie 08/15/15 02:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Direct tv hd dish alignment

No. There are three things to get right. One is to make sure the mast is vertical. Two is to adjust the elevation and skew to go with your current lat long. Three is to point the dish. If you get the first two correct, it just takes a little tweaking to get max signal strength by pointing in the right direction. Having done steps one and two, I usually get signal strength in the high 90's within a minute or two.
Popsie 08/09/15 09:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Turning onto 15 degree sideroad - Can it be done ?

Oh yeah, for a simple test, cut out a cardboard scale model of your RV, and put down a flat board for the main road, and prop a board up at 15 degrees for your driveway. Then try to "drive" the cardboard cutout through the turn from the main road and up your driveway. Post some pictures!
Popsie 08/01/15 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning onto 15 degree sideroad - Can it be done ?

Well it's been many decades since I had geometry, but IIRC, at a fifteen degree slope, your 10 foot rear overhang is going to be on the ground within about 5 feet of the rear wheels starting up the slope. The front won't make it either. Of course, you could take the unit you are thinking of buying for a test drive and cautiously try and take it up your drive way. You'd want to have a representative load on board.
Popsie 08/01/15 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dinghy Back Up

The caster angle is set to go FORWARD not back the front wheels cramp in one direction or another & bend the towbar. I f they don't cramp off you can back forever but usually 3 to 10 feet they will cramp resulting in buying a new tow bar. If you can find someone stu*** brave enough to steer the toad be sure to stat it so the power steering helps. Do not pot thumbs inside the wheel so when it cramps they will not be broken. Not all cars have positive caster, especially cars with Macpherson strut front suspensions. You might want to try backing up on gravel or dirt or sand and carefully watch how you car behaves. Then you will know whatever limits you have to observe if you back up. IMHO, if backing up bends something like a tow bar, you need a more robust towing setup.
Popsie 07/28/15 05:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RVers Smartphone Apps

Geocaching :B
Popsie 07/16/15 05:39am Technology Corner
RE: Tour de France

The RVs in Europe tend to be quite trim compared to the US models. However, there are plenty of big busses driving on roads of all sizes. (Also big team busses during the tour.)
Popsie 07/15/15 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: mud flaps vs. bumper apron or none at all

Driving on gravel roads up to Alaska, we noticed that the big flaps as wide as the RV were hitting the ground (due to bumps in the road) and kicking a lot of gravel up on their toads. I've never noticed that on smooth paved roads. There are rock guards that go from under the rear of the motor home all the way across to the underside of the front bumper of the toad all the way across. I suspect these might do a good job of keeping rocks off the toad (in combination with flaps behind the RV wheels of course). YMMV
Popsie 07/15/15 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Delamination - run away, run away!

I believe that in this situation, Rumpole would have a good fiberglass (boat?) body shop take a look and give you an estimate to repair the sidewall (not a big deal), and repaint to make it look like nothing ever happened (could be expensive - but not to much considering the size), and factor that into you offer.
Popsie 07/14/15 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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