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RE: Inexpensive device to avi play video

Thanks all. The only thing I was hoping was to keep my 5.1 surround with DVD player. Yes I realize that I might have to drop a bit more money and catch up with technology. I'll look at all your suggestions and see what I can make work.
opnspaces 01/12/18 06:35pm Technology Corner
Inexpensive device to avi play video

I'm wondering if there is an inexpensive device (hopefully less than $50 USD) that I can plug a thumb drive full of AVI video's into and it will play the video and output it to the 5.1 surround deck in my Jayco over Red White and Yellow RCA cables. Do you guys know if such a device exists? I really don't want to swap out the receiver, but I guess I could if there was something better out there. Thanks
opnspaces 01/11/18 10:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Questions about "Closed" topics

It definitely seems like participation is down, but that usually happens this time of your. But the other answer is you might have changed your view preferences. Click My Forums on the top right corner of the window. then on the left side of the window click of My Preferences. Scroll down to the General Preferences and see if you possibly changed Topics per page from the default 20 to 40. Changed Posts Per Page from the default 10 to 20. That will make it look like you're suddenly getting only half as many posts as you used to when in fact you're only seeing twice as many posts on the screen before you have to click onto the next page.
opnspaces 12/06/17 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: DIY portable battery cart ideas wanted.

My neighbor stripped an old gas bbq and put down some plywood where the bbq used to sit. It might be too large for your space, but most of the parts can be found for free. Picture is not his http://virtualwebergasgrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/carts005_zps39fe886f.jpg height=320
opnspaces 11/27/17 10:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tire Buckling

As said check the pressures, but I say it's normal. Mine definitely do it too.
opnspaces 11/09/17 11:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: LP Tank Selector valve

might be a broken indicator, but i wold do kind of as BobNDot said but with a slight twist. shut off tanks remove pigtails to relieve pressure at the tank connect pigtails open valves slowly flip or turn selector switch to point at each tank one at a time. Does the indicator go green?
opnspaces 10/31/17 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coiled Wiring Connector

I don't have one but I have considered it many times. I need to change my plug end anyway so I might. As far as that huge bump at the driveway, Maybe they had some nasty flooding in the past from a desert monsoon.
opnspaces 10/24/17 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which is the right move in a split second decision?

If the trailer starts swaying the option is to apply the trailer brakes. Then once it is back under control you slow down. Take your foot off the gas and keep the trailer brakes manually applied until you slow down. You need to put tension on the joint between the hitch ball and the tongue. There are two ways to do this. Put on the trailer brakes while the vehicle is still under power. Or accelerate to attempt to fix a problem that is caused by going too fast.
opnspaces 10/11/17 11:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: water dripping over doors

As suggested clip a wooden clothespin at the end of each gutter.
opnspaces 10/08/17 12:26am Beginning RVing
RE: summer slushie recipe

Okay waiting for the recipe............summer or not it already sounds good. :)
opnspaces 10/02/17 10:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Where to store the tow hitch and stabilizer bars

I have an equal-i-zer so when camping I leave the hitch head in the receiver tube. I swing the spring bars out wide to lay against the rear bumper and leave them there until I hook up to go home. If I do remove the spring bars they lay across the tongue behind the propane bottles. The head stays locked into the receiver At home everything sits off to the side on the garage floor.
opnspaces 10/02/17 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oven Help!!!???

place the tile/stone/pan above the burner and below the food. You are trying to distribute the heat coming up off the burner so it doesn't create hot spots on the bottom of the baking dish.
opnspaces 08/18/17 01:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Sway

One other thing of note. Yes everybody is correct that correct weight distribution is very important. BUT, after all is said and done, your trailer will always have a little bit of wiggle as you pull it down the road. If you want no wiggle you have to find a used Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride hitch. But be prepared to spend $2500 for new or hopefully cheaper if used. Hensley ProPride
opnspaces 08/12/17 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge normal?

I always pre-cool in the house refrigerator before loading the RV fridge. But after that I don't worry about putting pulling out a can of soda and replacing it with a warm can. Do you remember the refrigerator commercial from the 70's where they open the door a a bunch of ping pong balls (representing the cold) fall out? That's kind of the effect you get when you open your RV refrigerator. But unlike a household refrigerator your RV fridge has a slow recovery rate. What the commercials don't show though is that when you close the door all the items in the refrigerator start releasing ping pong balls back into the compartment. So as long as air can move around the food, the more cold items in the refrigerator the less the opening of the door affects the temperature.
opnspaces 08/10/17 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: CD PLAYER door problem???

I don't see a manual release in your picture, nor in the pictures of ones on ebay. If you really want to find out you'll have to pull the 4 screws holding it in the cabinet and then disassemble the unit. Another option is to hook something small inside the edge of the tray and pull out gently while you push the eject button.
opnspaces 08/01/17 02:02am Tech Issues
RE: Who drives? Him or her?

I always did all the driving, my wife would have nothing to do with it. I would have walkie talkies, but only use them if there was no cell coverage. With a walkie talkie only one person can talk at a time and the reception is usually horrible. With a cell phone I cna put it on speaker phone and concentrate on driving.
opnspaces 07/24/17 08:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hooking up to house sepitc

I'm curious if anyone has actually overflowed their septic system by dumping all at once? My holding tanks are 36 gallon which is about the same size as a standard bathtub. What would be the difference?
opnspaces 07/24/17 08:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Another camping trip to reflect on around future campfires

I guess one of the neighbors had nothing better to do than call the county. Yeah sometimes it seems that people might have too much time on their hands.
opnspaces 07/19/17 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another camping trip to reflect on around future campfires

Good catch.......one should ALWAYS pay attention to that 'feeling' Question is.......... How in the heck does one have left over steak, lamb and potatoes :H That is kind of funny. The food was leftovers from my friends in the next campsite and my family had just finished eating. So to clear counter space while i did dishes I slipped the pan into the oven. Unfortunately it got forgotten as soon as the campfire was lit. Yes I would have loved to eat it as leftovers but not after sitting out un-refrigerated for a day and a half. :)
opnspaces 07/19/17 06:13pm General RVing Issues
Another camping trip to reflect on around future campfires

Life sometimes gives us some strange twists. The place where I store my trailer lost their permit and I had to suddenly vacate. Since I was only a week away from a planned weekend trip I pulled the trailer home on Saturday with plans to spend the week securing new storage, then take the kids camping the following weekend. Monday morning I get a message from my son that a Sheriff Deputy had left an unattended vehicle notice on the trailer giving me 72 hours to move it. Great I thought, that only gives me until Wednesday to get it moved, whereas I would normally bring it home on Wednesday to get the refrigerator cooling and the food loaded up. So I had to unplug the shore power and move the trailer away from the house on Tuesday so I could bring it back home on Thursday (well within the 72 hour limit)to start loading. This change in routine threw me off rhythm and I never got to do some basic upgrades that I had been planning on doing the next time the trailer was home. Friday was uneventful and we loaded up, drove out, and had a great weekend camping. It was a hot weekend though so I turned on the AC Friday night and left it on for the entire weekend. Come Sunday I repacked the trailer and kids and headed home. About halfway home a guy drives by me and makes that dreaded motion of pointing back at the trailer. I immediately checked what I could see in my mirrors and nothing looked amiss. There road at this point was narrow with a guardrail on the right and a crash wall on the left so basically nowhere to pull over. I had to drive a mile before I could finally pull over. All the while I was running through my head all the possibilities of what the guy in the car was trying to tell me. First check was tires, and they all looked good. I also checked the rear of the trailer and there was nothing wrong there either. So I hooked my fingernail under a window and it easily lifted up as if it had never been cranked closed. Now that I had a suspect I went in to crank the window closed and found a total of three including the emergency exit that were not secured. My guess is the guy saw the emergency window flapping and fortunately was kind enough to motion that there was a problem. The rest of the drive home was uneventful and I parked the trailer at the curb and asked the kids to empty all the food out. While they were working I called and secured a storage space although at an additional $40 a month in rent. Knowing that the rental office was closing in a few hours I did a rushed cleanup of the trailer. I also opened all the cabinets, the refrigerator, and microwave three different times to make sure there was no food left in the trailer and decided it was ready to go to storage. I stepped out of the trailer, closed the door and put the key in the cylinder. Then something in the back of my mind just gave me that feeling that I was forgetting something. So I went back in the trailer, looked in all the cabinets, looked under the dinette seats (finding overlooked dirty laundry) looked in the bathtub and toilet. Everything seemed shipshape. Being hot from a morning of packing, driving and unpacking I sat down on the dinette cushion and just looked around the trailer one last time. I'm not sure what caused me to do it but I reached over and opened the oven and looked in. There sitting in one of those cheap aluminum food trays was a pile of last nights leftovers including steak, lamb and potatoes. Knowing my camping schedule over the last few years, had I not found that tray of meat, it would have sat in the oven for months smelling up the trailer. :E Finally the rest of the day went smoothly, I got the trailer nestled in it's new storage spot and finally got to just sit in my air conditioned house and reflect on an overall enjoyable weekend.
opnspaces 07/18/17 11:43pm General RVing Issues
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