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RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

I do this with a small, short baseball bat.
Tom N 10/24/14 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite TV. Service

DirecTV uses spot beams, so if you travel a state or two away, you will loose locals. Some DirecTV locals are broadcast nationally. NY networks, LA networks and CW from DC and CW from San Diego. I receive all these locals, CBS, ABC, NBS, CW, FOX & PBS anywhere in the USA and most of Canada. Miss a broadcast at 8, catch it at 11. -Tom
Tom N 10/22/14 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter battery care

-10 I would pull them and keep on a trickle charger in my garage or basement or other somewhat heated area.
Tom N 10/22/14 12:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wyoming Wind Indicator.

This is no joke. Here are the photos to prove it. On top of Mt. Washington in NH the summit building is actually chained to the ground. We were there in 1976. Parked the trailer at the bottom and drove the car up. -Tom, W3TLN Not my photos. http://realisticcookingideas.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mt-washington-weather-2.jpg height=600 width=600 http://realisticcookingideas.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mt-washington-weather-1.jpg?w=1280 height=600 width=600 http://realisticcookingideas.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mt-washington-weather-3.jpg height=600 width=600
Tom N 10/22/14 12:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Blue Ox vs ???

I like and use a Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain. I like the channels guides for the cable and wiring. I also like the almost completely hidden brackets on the towed vehicle. Plus the fact that the Roadmaster has a bar connecting both ends of the tow bar, which makes it stronger, IMHO. No pins to connect bar to car. Just slide in and turn a quarter turn to lock. http://roadmasterinc.com/img/sterling_callouts.png http://roadmasterinc.com/img/ez_bracket.jpg Here is my old 2001 Honda with the almost hidden brackets. http://people.consolidated.net/tomnagy/100_0621sm.JPG
Tom N 10/21/14 03:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: O.K. to dump graywater in National Parks!

I don't mind seeing suds on the streams and rivers. Reminds me of a "head" on a beer. -Tom
Tom N 10/14/14 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charging RV batteries with TV

Your truck may have a space for a 2nd battery, many do, under the hood. If it does place a battery there. When you drive to the store, etc. it'll charge.
Tom N 10/14/14 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge question regarding leveling

RV absorbsion units must be level within the criteria the OEM of the refer states, usually within 3 degrees. AND, it makes no difference on LP or 120. they must be level. What happens when ascending or descending an 4° to 8° grade??? -Tom
Tom N 10/13/14 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Fridge question regarding leveling

If it's level enough to sleep you fridge will be fine.
Tom N 10/13/14 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Duty free liquor

Cheaper at the duty free on the Canadian side.
Tom N 10/11/14 12:23pm Snowbirds
RE: We are off the road for a spell.....

Wow, hoping for an easy repair. Damage to the filter is the reason I've never went to the 2 qt filter on my 8.1. -Tom, W3TLN
Tom N 10/09/14 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard Traveller Power requirements

I raise and lower mine with a 300w inverter. -Tom, W3TLN
Tom N 10/09/14 05:51pm Technology Corner
RE: how do i tell if 50 amps is coming through plug.

I use a clamp on AMP meter. -Tom, W3TLN http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/i/spin/image/spin_prod_1113787012?hei=520&wid=520&op_sharpen=1
Tom N 10/08/14 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: pet fees?

We wintered at Rainbow RV Resort in Frostproof, Fl. They provide fenced areas for your dogs. You cannot walk your dog down the street to the pet area. You must carry them by auto, golf cart, or in your arms. Everyone staying there like the rules. No poop or pee on the sides of the road. :B I'm going to look into staying here next winter.
Tom N 10/07/14 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: 32 in WI, Snow in Chicago!

We had snow flurries in Pittsburgh last night.
Tom N 10/05/14 04:50pm Snowbirds
RE: New tires

If it were me and I was selling next year, I would not replace the tires. If next years purchaser bulks about the 8 year old tires offer him a couple thousand and he can buy new tires.
Tom N 10/04/14 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best way to charge battery with free-standing generator??

I would just start the van engine and charge the battery. At ~100 amps the battery would charge quickly. And no gas can and generator to worry about.
Tom N 10/04/14 08:07am Tech Issues
RE: Satellite TV. Service

I suspect you called a "bogus" phone number for Dish.
Tom N 10/01/14 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will that ladder and roof hold a 300-pounder?

Considering the consequences, I would not climb the rear ladder. BTW, I have a few pounds on you.
Tom N 09/29/14 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ham Radio

I don't use it when driving but I did win a couple contests, from FL, a winter or two ago. -Tom, W3TLN
Tom N 09/28/14 05:15pm General RVing Issues
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