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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
RE: Where did you get your Electrical knowledge?

Worked in a garage doing routine auto maintenance, then was a Field Mechanic in an oil field - we did a lot of plumbing, electrical work, cement, built buildings, welding, truck transport, etc. Later went to work in an airplane factory, and ended up in computers. Eventually graduated from college (13 years after high school), and became a System Engineer, also taught Computer Science at a distinguished university. First paying job was in grammar school. Worked throughout Jr. High and High School.
Popsie 11/22/14 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban furnace min. air return grill size?

Installing a blower in the return duct can allow you to use a smaller opening. Someone who specifies forced air cooling and heating systems can help you figure it out. The key is the cubic feet of air per minute going into the heater.
Popsie 11/18/14 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: What are your favorite rv camping apps?

Popsie 11/15/14 06:12am Technology Corner
RE: Palm Springs, CA RV Park Advise

Horizon Mobile Village & RV Park has year round residents.
Popsie 11/09/14 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
Bogus ? Good Sam card

In the mail this week, we received two envelopes from Good Sam Roadside Assistance. One was addressed to me, and the other to my wife. Inside each envelope were two cards. In both cases, one card had my name, and the other had the name of a woman I've never heard of. After calming down my wife, I went down the road to a Camping World, and showed them the cards. I also asked about our account. They did have our account with our names on it, and weren't able to find anything with the other woman's name. They also told me that it was quite common for someone to shop there and say that they've forgotten their cards. The cashier volunteers to look it up, and the customer would give a name. The cashier would do a search, and find something with the same last name and ask it that was their card (even though the first name wasn't the same). Then the customer says yeah that's me, and may even have the address and phone number changed. What worries me is that these cards had my name and the name of the "other woman" which makes me wonder what someone could do regarding ordering stuff online, roadside assistance, etc. Does anyone have a good answer for my mysterious second wife's card???
Popsie 10/19/14 03:18pm Good Sam Club
RE: Escapees Answer to the AZ Diesel Question

Having been hassled once some years ago, we always fill up before entering Arizona (usually at the Flying J in Lordsburg, NM), and don't refuel until we are out of state in California, Nevada, Utah, or back in New Mexico). No Problem ! ! !
Popsie 10/14/14 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yelp no longer a reliable source of information

Here is an article that says Yelp posts bad reviews unless businesses advertise with them ? I came to a different conclusion after reading the article: Yelp won a lawsuit that alleged it was exhorting local businesses for advertising fees:h. It's critics still want them to reveal the formula of the algorithm used for weeding out false reviews but uhmmmm well if it was my business don't think I would.The article did not say that the court found that Yelp did not base reviews on whether or not the business bought advertising. Here is the relevant section out of the story: the court said that, even if Yelp did manipulate reviews to penalize businesses, the practice would not constitute extortion.
Popsie 10/13/14 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yelp no longer a reliable source of information

Here is an article that says Yelp posts bad reviews unless businesses advertise with them ?
Popsie 10/13/14 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Aiming Slimline SL3 SWM dish

thx so far for the comments, but I am not seeing an answer to my question so let me restate... Since I cannot preview if the image will show above, I will just hope it does and post. Thanks again for your reply. To preview your post, click on the box that has a piece of paper with a magnifying glass. http://i57.tinypic.com/ztvy2g.jpg
Popsie 10/11/14 08:45pm Technology Corner
RE: cell tower construction

Guess someone is going to have to tell me why we are still building towers when we have sattilites.Take a look at the size of an antenna used to transmit a high data rate signal from the earth to a geosynchronous satellite. Supposedly several companies (including Google I think) are kicking around the idea of putting a lot of satellites at low altitudes. That would mean smaller antennas, but a lot of motion to acquire and track the nearest satellite.
Popsie 10/10/14 09:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Over Priced Used Motorhomes.

Try and look at as many RVs for sale that fit your target as you can. If you find one you like, make an offer lower than what you wish to spend for that unit. Tell the seller that your offer is what you feel like you can afford to spend on their unit. If the seller blows you off, smile, thank them for their time, and look for another one. If they make a counter offer, try and negotiate something you're willing to pay. If you can't come to an agreement, smile, shake your head, and wish them well. If you can't find a deal that you are comfortable with, give up on finding what you want in that age class and unit type, and try to come up with an alternative - maybe you would be happier, and have more money in your pocket, if you bought a travel trailer.
Popsie 10/10/14 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much is an RV parking space at home worth to you?

While the value of the parking/storage space might increase the amount an RVer would be willing to pay for a piece of real estate, the value of the real estate in the neighborhood (including the lot with the RV space) might be lowered because some (if not many) non-RVers would find the parking area an eyesore. If you are looking in an area where the lot sizes are measured in acres and the homeowners are free to park vehicles/keep livestock/plant an orchard/whatever, whether or not you have an RV would not make a difference.
Popsie 10/03/14 07:44am General RVing Issues
virus in Good Sam Snowbird travel guide email

Avast told me the following when I tried to open a Good Sam Snowbird travel guide email: http://i61.tinypic.com/2q3alcl.jpg
Popsie 10/02/14 01:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite TV. Service

In most good sized towns/cities, you can find independent businesses that provide many kinds of satellite TV services, including providing and installing equipment and interfacing with commercial companies like Dish and DirecTV. Depending on a number of factors, one of these outfits can often make arrangements that you cannot make yourself by calling Dish/DirecTV. It can't hurt to check them out.
Popsie 10/02/14 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Golf Car(t)s

In my experience, it seems like golf carts and bicycles almost never stop or look at intersections - totally disregarding the red octagonal signs with the big STOP in the middle, and pay no regard to the supposed speed limits. Just as bad is that the campgrounds/"Resorts" do absolutely nothing about it.
Popsie 10/02/14 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Lost Direct TV Signal

Ditto on the bent dish. Ours blew over and bent - although it wasn't obvious to me that it was bent. I called DirecTV, and they sent out a guy in a truck. He replaced the dish, replaced the LNB, replaced all the cabling, and re-aimed the dish. It took him a couple of hours to get to us, and he spent about half an hour fixing everything up. All at no charge! EDIT: I forgot to say that this was while staying in a campground, not at our fixed home site.
Popsie 09/30/14 05:14am Technology Corner

Just wait one week. If there are problems with a software release, you'll find plenty of complaints on the Internet. Keep waiting until there seems to be a release that isn't showing problems. Also, if you backup your iPad on iTunes, if you get into a problem with the newer software version, you can restore the one that works from iTunes and wait for better prospects.
Popsie 09/28/14 03:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Was I out of line?

Before choosing an RV park, it can be useful to take a look via RV Park Reviews to see what to expect. This can give you a good idea of how spacious your site might be, and what to expect from the overall layout. Sample: http://i58.tinypic.com/1409enp.jpg
Popsie 09/25/14 05:43am General RVing Issues
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