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RE: Baseplate installation Honda Element - Easy?

It's likely that even if you remove the baseplate, there will be signs that it was there (like bolt holes) which the dealer can see are not stock. I'm guessing that those signs could be an issue if a warranty issue came up. Using a tow dolly might be the best way to hide your usage from your dealer.
Popsie 01/29/15 11:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Question for the electricians out there.

If you want to be open to changes in the future, you might want to consider a perimeter cable tray around your garage.
Popsie 01/28/15 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Breakaway car

All the RVers that have questions of why they need a braking system and why a break away cable now have a good photo of why. This is only the photo. Wait until the law suites start. Why no braking system? Why no brake away cable?That's why you need insurance - including an umbrella liability policy.
Popsie 01/27/15 09:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: If I install Air Tabs & Solid Aero Hubcaps will I get 10 mpg

A belly pan will do the most to reduce drag compared to tabs and hubcaps. One rule of thumb is that 50 % of aerodynamic drag comes from the underneath of the vehicle. Another rule of thumb is that aerodynamic drag increases with the square of the speed, so your best and easiest way to improve mileage is to slow down.
Popsie 01/27/15 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing an older MH

Well in order to get a home equity loan, You must own a HOME. If you rent. Or if you own a mobile home, you can not obtain a home equity loan. Yes it is very hard to get a loan for an older RV.Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to borrow from a 401K, a vintage car, jewelry, etc. etc.
Popsie 01/25/15 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing an older MH

Consider a Home Equity Loan to get the money you need to buy an older coach. Lower interest rate, easy to do.
Popsie 01/25/15 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Replacement

See if you can find a nearby firm that does long-haul truck retreads. They should have the capability (x-rays, etc.) to evaluate the life left in the tires. If nothing else, they might buy the tires from you.
Popsie 01/10/15 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I know...I know...another tire question...

Our RV had Toyo tires originally. They were recalled, and replaced with Goodyear tires. When it seemed time to replace the Goodyears, I chose Firestone tires due to the "rivering" problem I had with the Goodyears. A factor in my tire search was to only buy tires made in the USA. Note that tires may be named with a US brand, but still made in another country.
Popsie 01/03/15 07:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Sealand Toilet will not shut off -- Overflow

We replaced our original toilet with an all ceramic Sealand Concerto. While we were at it, behind the toilet we installed a ball valve in the water supply and a cut off switch in the 12 volt supply. Fortunately we've never had to use either one, but they are ready in case of need. If you're making repairs, you might want to consider putting in an emergency shut off. It will allow you to use the rest of your RV water system while waiting for parts, etc.
Popsie 01/02/15 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: What is a used working Dometic worth?

I hit Craigs list and found one for sale for $650.
Popsie 12/29/14 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: No thank you. Don't need your help

I was in an RV park last year that had wording in the registration form you had to sign to check in. It said that all parking was done under the direction of a park ranger, and if there was any damage to your vehicle while parking, the park was NOT LIABLE. I wondered it that catch 22 would hold up in court if your RV was damaged while the ranger told you to back into a tree or a ditch or whatever.
Popsie 12/29/14 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Clas A Drivers license requirement State of Nevada

Non-Commercial Class A & B, Endorsement J RV, boat and trailer owners need a Class A or B license to drive vehicles 26,000 pounds or heavier. An Endorsement J is needed to tow a vehicle over 10,000 GVWR. If the combination of the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle(s) exceed 26,000 pounds, a Class A license is required. Additional written and skills tests are required. See the Non-Commercial Class A & B, J Endorsement Study Guide. http://www.dmvnv.com/pdfforms/dlbookabj.pdf
Popsie 12/28/14 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct tv

The pending (?) purchase of DirecTV by ATT has definitely changed their customer service approach. I think that they are trying to make everything look favorable on their financial side which results in them refusing to do things they used to do as a matter of course. There are two things you can do to get around DirecTV's new approach to deny customer service for anything that gets outside the box. 1. Find a local provider of satellite services - they usually advertise in the yellow pages, and offer DirecTV plus other TV options such as cable and free-to-air TV. They can usually take care of your needs in this kind of situation. 2. Flag down a DirecTV service truck and see if you can negotiate a cash deal to fix you up. This won't work every time, but the installation and repair services done by the folks with DirecTV trucks are local independent companies with contracts with DirecTV, and may be more flexible than the central offices.
Popsie 12/24/14 08:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Update 8.1.2

DW put this update on her iPad a week or so ago, and hasn't complained about anything. YMMV, but I haven't read about any problems on line. Of course, always backup before updating, so that you can drop back in case of difficulty.
Popsie 12/21/14 09:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Ford C-Max

It's also a good idea to put a diode on the charge line to make sure the current always flows into the toad battery and never vice versa.
Popsie 12/15/14 12:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: campgrounds with cable boxes

To help others, post the requirement, costs, and difficulty of using cable TV at that RV Park/Campground's entry in RV Park Reviews.
Popsie 12/13/14 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV 760 LMT route guidance

Is it trying to keep you from having to turn left when you arrive at your destination? I don't know if it's still true, but Garmin used to have a human answer the phone for question/trouble calls.
Popsie 12/09/14 11:47am Technology Corner
RE: Adobe Flash player

A different browser is not an option. My wife has Parkinson's disease, and changing to a new system would just confuse her. Her days are difficult enough without adding something new to the mix.I'm sorry that your wife has Parkinson's - I've said a prayer for her. You could load a better browser to use for the Flash update, then remove it when you're done. Your wife would never know that the other browser had been on your machine for a short period of time. Note that the flash update may tell you to quit the new/different browser too, but all you should have to do is quit the browser, and let the update finish.
Popsie 12/02/14 01:30pm Technology Corner
RE: More lack of control in Chinese goods

A knock-off F-150 ? I don't think so ! Chinese Knock Off F-150 How is a 140 hp wimpy truck a knock-off of an F-150? Give me a break!! Car makers have been coping each others designs for 70+ years. Is a Camero a knock-off of a Mustang? EDIT There is no way that any consumer with a brain in his head would ever confuse that truck for an F-150.I think the point is that the one billion plus people in China won't be available as a market for Ford pickups - they will be buying the Kawei K1 instead. That won't help the job market in the USA!
Popsie 11/23/14 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toad lost charge with charge line?

Put a diode in the line to make sure that the toad battery isn't helping to run the RV.
Popsie 11/22/14 03:12pm Dinghy Towing
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