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RE: Toilet Stain

What type of toilet....plastic or porcelain? If porcelain, any type of scrubber along with Lime-a-way can be used without damage.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone take adv of Brake Buddy old for new discount?

$750 sounds like a pretty decent discount off of a new unit. If they will do that for anyone, I have an old Brake Buddy system that I will give for free to anyone that wants to buy a new unit. You pay the shipping or pick it up and it's yours.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to REMOVE ugly vinyl letters?

Very interesting thread. The RV dealer that we purchased our RV from put their information in decal form on the rear and by the door of the RV. Does anyone know if they use the same type of decals as from the factory. They probably get them made by a local sign company but the use of a hair dryer heat gun will still soften them enough to peel off.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Max. Ball Drop

Think about what happens when you put on the brakes or accelerate with a 10" drop. Even tho the drop hitch attachment may be designed to handle this load, that does not guaranty that the hitch installed on your coach is designed to handle that downward twist push or upward twist pull. Winnebagos 4" restriction is probably based on their hitch design criteria, the frame it is attached to, and should seriously be considered when contemplating this arrangement.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling of MH

Plus there is no confusion about what goes with the coach and what does not.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV for Sale

If the ad is written with lots of details and lots of pictures, than Craigslist has worked for many sellers. Good luck.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 08:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Max. Ball Drop

Is this what you need? 10" ball drop One thing to keep in mind is that as the drop increases, the tongue weight usually decreases. The one above only has a 400 pound tongue weight limit.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generators with 30A outlets?

An electrician should be able to make an adapter for you to use any generator and allow the maximum output of that generator available to your coach. Remember you have to consider starting amps as well as running amps when supplying power to items such as AC units.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First drive mpg

The main thing was that you got back home with no problems. Now you can start enjoying the coach and just fill the tank when it needs fuel. The mileage becomes less of an issue when you are enjoying the adventures of your travels. Congrats on a successful purchase and trip.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

The only ones that muddied up the thread were you and your buddy. I was a reader until people start spreading misinformation about the future of TV channels, and where they will end up... All wrong. And when someone wants to take a shot at me and the work I did on the antenna shoot-out, I'm going to say something. There's nothing worse than people making completely incorrect statements that others pick up as the truth. You just don't get it, do you? 99.999% of the people that buy an antenna for their RV just want to receive a few TV channels, period. They are NOT interested in receiving every single channel that is out there, be it Spanish, public service, paid commercials, children's programming, or whatever. When I park somewhere I want the main networks, which I get with my Jack. How I get them is of no concern, as long as I can view them on my TV. I DO NOT care if there is a repeater or not or if the signal is fed through the sewer line. Why should I? I want the TV show, and do not care about the technical aspects. The technical aspects obviously interest you, which is why you did some kind of an antenna report. If anyone wants to learn something from this thread, they now have 327 UNBIASED reviews to read, from users that travel. You gave them YOUR single opinion of a replacement antenna that may or may not be unbiased. Who knows? I am sure that you did a great job with your tests, but that should not diminish what a 100+ users have to say about their own personal experience with their antenna choice. As a buyer, would I trust your test results or should I read all of the 327 other reviews and make up my own mind as to what is the REAL truth? I tend to believe people that do not have an agenda, but that's just me. BTW- If you're trying to dis me for being a Ham and talking technical, you better be really careful, because this forum is loaded with hams and other technical folk that can see exactly what you're trying to do. Hooray for the technical folks!!! :B My day job is Director of Engineering for a television network, and I have stations all over the US, including two in Salt Lake. Like I said, if you want to debate the merits of antennas, what works, what doesn't, and why, you've come to the right place. Bring it on. Your Mother must be proud. :B What is there to debate? My Jack antenna works, period. I have all of the proof I need right in front of me. I gave you a bunch of reviews of the Jack antenna, and apparently for most other people, it works also, as does the Winegard sensor. Now if you want to compare bowling averages, bring it on!!!! :B There are many reasons why the Jack and lesser Winegard antennas have the appearance of working better than the Batwing, even though that's not the case whether people realize it or not. Did you read this sentence when you posted it? What a condescending comment. You are saying that the Jack may APPEAR to work better but people shouldn't believe their own eyes. That makes no sense since APPEARANCE is all that most people are interested in when they watch TV. Anyone that reads this thread now has 327 unbiased reviews AND your report to help them make their own decision. I should add that the Jack antenna DOES NOT automatically reject low VHF channels, but it was not designed to pick them up. It can still receive those channels but the range is limited.
rgatijnet1 08/31/14 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

Boy, you guys really got me. :B I guess I cannot depend on what is working, even tho I can see it right before my own eyes. As I said, I get the three main network channels, wherever I am parked. Maybe I am missing some channels, but I don't speak Spanish, not interested in children's programing, and some of the other garbage channels out there, so to me it is irrelevant. I never said anything about repeaters other than to say I did not care why my Jack antenna picked up a Salt Lake City channel in Moab, UT. That was jorbill2or stating that I must be receiving a repeater transmission. I mentioned I could care less since I was interested in watching the channel and didn't care how or why with my Jack antenna. Maybe you should examine what other actual users have to say about their RV antennas. Of course they are not "experts", they are only people like me that bought, installed, and use their antenna. There are so few Rayzar antennas out there that I could not find a place that had a significant amount of reviews to compare. King Jack: 165 reviews with 91 FIVE(highest) star rating and 21 ONE(lowest) star rating for an overall 3.9 rating King Jack antenna Winegard Wingman: 162 reviews with 70 FIVE(highest) star ratings and 30 ONE(lowest) star ratings for an overall 3.6 rating. Wingman Antenna JCVJeff I have just given you the reviews from 327 users that have taken the time to write various reviews of the products. Some like them, and some do not. The Jack got a higher rating from actual users, but not by much. Perhaps they did not read your report, or like me, they were more interested in results rather than rhetoric. I'm sure you are well qualified to write a report, but it appears that some people just didn't read your report and they were still happy with their antenna choice. I guessing that you are a HAM operator and just love to talk about antennas and test equipment with other HAMs. Me, I just watch TV. Now if anyone wants to learn anything from this thread, perhaps now they can read the reviews of the 327 "users" and make up their own mind.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite hookups

My coach does have an exterior hook-up for the RV Park cable. Have you tried attaching your antenna coax to that connection?
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

As I sit in my coach, watching a crystal clear picture on my TV with my Jack antenna up in the air, I care little about anyone's tests, no matter how knowledgeable the tester is. If I am receiving a crystal clear picture because of a repeater, so what? WE typically put 15,000 miles a year on our coach in the West and the East, stay in small towns and large, and I cannot remember the last time I was unable to pick up the network channels with my Jack antenna at any location. My own personal experience in my coach trumps any test by anyone. :B
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite hookups

Run your portable antenna coax thru the window and directly in to the input spot on your entertainment box. Then you should be able to view satellite stations on all of the TV's.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

If your existing Winegard antenna is working, the Jack is going to be a downgrade. Many stories of people replacing non-working or very old Winegard antennas with Jack's a getting great results. Well, of course they are! If you stay in close to town then the Jack will perform very well, it is a good antenna. However, it will not bring in NBC in Las Vegas as they are still broadcasting NBC 3 on VHF channel 2. The Rayzar Air will also not receive these channels. The Sensar's long arms are required to receive channels 2-6 and there are still multiple markets that use channels 2-6. If you do a search Batwing vs. Jack (or similar) you should be able to find the comparison done by JVCJeff (JCV?). It is an excellent report. Way too many variables for you to make such a blanket statement. Our last time in Moab, Utah, we were able to use our Jack antenna and pick up 26 channels with some being as far away as Salt Lake City, Utah. This was with a range, in the mountains, of over 120 miles. Over flat land out west, our range has been greater. There have been very very few instances where we could not pick up all three of the network channels, no matter where we are parked. How many low-VHF channels (broadcast, not virtual) have you picked up at that distance? There are still 300 plus stations broadcasting on the low-VHF (2-6) channels in the US. Who cares? That number of 2-6 channels is getting smaller every day as the stations upgrade. I'm more interested in the future than the past.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

If your existing Winegard antenna is working, the Jack is going to be a downgrade. Many stories of people replacing non-working or very old Winegard antennas with Jack's a getting great results. Well, of course they are! If you stay in close to town then the Jack will perform very well, it is a good antenna. However, it will not bring in NBC in Las Vegas as they are still broadcasting NBC 3 on VHF channel 2. The Rayzar Air will also not receive these channels. The Sensar's long arms are required to receive channels 2-6 and there are still multiple markets that use channels 2-6. If you do a search Batwing vs. Jack (or similar) you should be able to find the comparison done by JVCJeff (JCV?). It is an excellent report. Way too many variables for you to make such a blanket statement. Our last time in Moab, Utah, we were able to use our Jack antenna and pick up 26 channels with some being as far away as Salt Lake City, Utah. This was with a range, in the mountains, of over 120 miles. Over flat land out west, our range has been greater. There have been very very few instances where we could not pick up all three of the network channels, no matter where we are parked.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 09:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: batwing replacement

I replaced my batwing with the King Jack antenna. It was a direct replacement and has provided us with many more channels over the air than the old batwing. That was three years ago and it is still working fine.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American Fuel

The exhaust coming out of a 2010 and up diesel is cleaner than the air going in! Moisheh Sounds like you bought in to the hype. Here is a link that gives the various components of diesel exhaust. Oxygen is not mentioned. Diesel exhaust components Since 2010 DEF engines only reduces the nitrous oxide emissions. It does not produce breathable air coming out of the exhaust pipe.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American Fuel

I find it a little tough to take anyone seriously that says they are in favor of clean air, but they drive an RV. Your RV is still gulping huge amounts of fossil fuel and what is coming out of the tailpipe is not breathable oxygen. Don't get me wrong, I will never give up my RV but I'm not going to brag about being willing to pay extra for clean air when, in reality, if I really wanted to make an improvement in air quality I would give up my fuel guzzling RV completely and drive a Prius. Face the truth, if you have made the decision to own an RV, you are really saying that you are willing to pay to consume more fuel and pollute the atmosphere more than most people.
rgatijnet1 08/30/14 05:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas vs Diesel

High mileage can have a significant impact on the trade-in value of a gasser, but no impact on the value of a DP. I think you forgot the smiley face to imply you were joking. High milage will have a significant impact on either. Diesel will be slightly less impact depending on "how high" (assuming similar rigs of similar quality). Of course it comes with a much higher up front price also. As others have said, get the floor plan you like. Unless you are going onto the carney circuit, you are unlikely to wear out either drivetrain due to miles. Sorry, the drop in the value of a gasser is no joke! We put a lot of miles on our gasser, and found the value had dropped in half after two years! Just as an example, I used a members gas coach (I won't say whose!), and used 10k miles, 40k miles, and 60k miles. The NADAvalues dropped from $110k to $104k and then to $99k just based on miles. That is certainly not a joke for gasser owners! Do the same with a DP, and it will not change. I agree floor plan is a big deal, but basically--put a lot of miles on a coach, get a diesel, minimum miles and a gasser may fill your needs. As all of us know, NADA values are not even a close guess as to the value of an RV. If you have a new DP today, and it sits in your yard for six months, with no mileage added, the value of that DP will drop. To even think that adding 60K miles to a DP will not affect the value is just ignorance of the marketplace. Do a search on eBay of COMPLETED auctions and see how many DPs are actually being sold. Maybe about one in 20, if the price is low enough.
rgatijnet1 08/29/14 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
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