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RE: Win 8.1--Is it Really All That Bad?

I use 8.1 and it works for me. I have read that W10 does not allow you to choose when to download updates, this wouldn't work for me on the road. I am planning to stick with 8.1.
tenbear 10/06/15 08:57pm Technology Corner
RE: House/motor home battery

See OP's previous post. Clicky
tenbear 10/06/15 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Just a thought.

I don't know how to attach pictures or I would have included them. Here is a link to instructions on attaching pictures. Its easy so give it a try. I'd like to see the pics.
tenbear 10/06/15 12:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: House/motor home battery

If I understand you correctly, you have disconnected the negative of the engine battery and have turned the house battery disconnect switch to disconnect. You still have power to something in the cab. Seems obvious that the battery disconnect switch does not completely disconnect the house battery. Are you asking why the engine battery is going dead after a month? If so, have you measured the current drain on the engine battery?
tenbear 10/05/15 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: No campground spots available, what to do?

One of the issues the OP may be running into is that campgrounds in the northeast start closing down the beginning of October. That and fall foliage season. Up here in Vermont The flood of tourists is in full swing but the color isn't cooperating. Due to a record warm September, leaf season is running about 2 weeks late. So, expect the crowds to continue.
tenbear 10/05/15 12:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: No campground spots available, what to do?

When is your trip? If you are planning to go in the next couple of weeks the parks are full of leaf peepers. That will end in a couple of weeks but then parks will start to close in the most northern states due to the oncoming winter. There are always Walmarts.
tenbear 10/05/15 05:45am Beginning RVing
RE: battery hot

Can you measure the current into or out of the battery?
tenbear 10/03/15 07:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2013 Ford EDGE - can you flat tow this vehicle?

My 2013 Guide to Dinghy Towing, supplement to Motorhome Magazine says- Edge 3.5-L/3.7-L can be towed. Special procedures are "Run engine at beginning of day for 5 minutes (shift into DRIVE, then REVERSE and NEUTRAL) and every 6 hours thereafter.)". Max towing speed is 65 mph. I have no personal experience with this car. Your owners manual should be your guide.
tenbear 10/03/15 06:16am Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Storage Space Questions

DutchmenSport, my thoughts exactly. I would much prefer keeping the mice out than having dead mice inside the RV. Before I sealed up the RV I used traps inside and checked them often.
tenbear 10/02/15 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time for a new converter..

I installed a PD9260 in place of the old Magnetek in mine and replaced the converter to battery wire with #4. It was #8 before the change. I have never heard the fan in the 9260.
tenbear 10/02/15 05:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Just a thought.

I didn't make an outside door but I did make a drawer under the dinette seat. Much easier to get into the drawer than lifting the seat off. No risk of leaks with the inside door either. Here is a link to my post showing the drawer.
tenbear 10/02/15 04:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED light upgrade in my Class C

If I had my way I would replace all the Phillips screws with the square or Robertson screws. Much easier to drive in than the Phillips, that often slips out. As Ava did, I replaced all the lights with LED bulbs using the same light fixtures.
tenbear 10/02/15 04:50pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: propane ?

Like suprz, we also have a wood stove in the house and have survived several power outages. We only fill the propane tank if it's low.
tenbear 10/02/15 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Storage Space Questions

How cold will the non heated spot get? If it's below freezing then you would have to winterize the TT, otherwise I don't see much reason to use the heated area. How much is it worth to avoid winterizing? I think I would mouse proof my RV, as I did, rather than using poisons to keep the mice out, or rather kill any mice that do get in.
tenbear 10/02/15 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Class C

We own a 25 ft unit. Very happy with the size for me and my wife. Easy to drive and park and plenty of storage space. I bought this size because of the fact that I want to be able to drive a lot and see things. The bed can be difficult to make being that it is on the side not an island bed but everything else works well for us in our layout. We have used ours for week getaways and simple overnite excursions to several tailgates. Perfect size for just us 2 and happy with the Chevy chassis but I do have issues when filling the tank each time. Whatever you do make plans and enjoy it.Next weekend we are going on a overnite in New Hampshire and Vermont to see foliage. 600 miles we plan in 2 days and we will find a campground along the way. That is the beauty of a RV. Right now it's still a little early for foliage. Go to northern Vermont for the best color. There are some colorful patches but still a lot of green.
tenbear 09/30/15 04:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Class C

Lots off good advice here. Don't confuse the model number with the length. Mine is a 28A which many would think is 28' long. WRONG. It seems the coach is about 28' long, but the overall length is about 31'. Take your tape measure with you. If you are thinking of using the over cab bed, be sure to try getting in and out of it, then try imagining what it would be like in the dark with 2 of you in the bed. That's what made us get a rear queen bed. Maybe you are more agile than DW and I. Mine is a Chevy. It gets about 9 mpg towing a car. Most Fords reportedly get about 8 mpg.
tenbear 09/30/15 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator question.... (leaving in less than two weeks)

How far is "not far away"? 1 or 2 batteries will not run your AC long enough to help much. If you want the AC, only a generator will help. If "not far away" is close enough to drive home, you could get a second battery, leave one at home on a charger and drive home when the battery you are using gets low and swap batteries.
tenbear 09/30/15 05:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding places to stop along the way (during the day)

We stop at the state tourist bureaus. They can often offer advice about the attractions and the parking. When we were in areas that we wanted to see several attractions we would travel only about 100 miles between campsites and use the TV (when we towed a trailer) to see the attractions. Now we use the toad.
tenbear 09/29/15 05:38am Beginning RVing
RE: Coach Batteries

Seems like you made a wise decision.
tenbear 09/29/15 05:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Building my own sofa

You have done a great job. Thanks for showing it.
tenbear 09/28/15 02:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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