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RE: Odd refrigerator problem

Could someone explain this a little better, please. I'm not sure what you mean by a clip on the fin at the rear of the frig. How are you seeing the back of the frig. A photo would sure help. Thanks Not actually on "back side" of refrig. Open door. At the top of the refrig. section on the inside back wall are a set of cooling fins. The thermistor (wire with round tube head and a clip) should be attached to one of the fins on the right side(when looking in). Higher is colder.
bob213 07/22/16 08:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Easy Start 13,500 AC

I believe the Coleman do. Easy to install on any other.
bob213 07/22/16 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 - DECISION MADE - THANK YOU

I moved to 10 because it seemed to me that MS would like everyone on a single OS. Limiting OS's, they only have to fight maleware, hackers, vulnarbility, etc. on one platform. It makes economic sense for them. I also started seeing that with each update (which was primarily targeted for 10) I was finding more small issues crop up on my OS. I finally went with the old saying "if you can't beat them, join them. I'm happy with the change. As for privacy....you're on the internet, how private do you expect? The gov. knows everything I do anyways so why worry what MS knows, if I'm not doing anything wrong. I look at it as the price I pay for the convenience of a free internet.
bob213 07/22/16 10:32am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 - DECISION MADE - THANK YOU

If you are using 8.1 there will be a very small learning curve to get used to 10. You can make 10 like 7 or 8 with add-ons. I went from 7 to 10 and find 10 to be much faster. Go to kim komando's web site to see how to keep some of your privacy in 10. I tried it for a month on my laptop before putting it on my main computer. Get it now while it's free. You have a month to revert back if you don't like it.
bob213 07/21/16 08:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Which way should my TV antenna point for best reception

You can use this website to find the towers in the place you are at. just put in your zip code. dtv maps
bob213 07/21/16 10:56am Technology Corner
RE: City Water Hook Up - Done Right

Nice job. looks great. I would suggest moving your regulator to hose bib which would protect your hose as well.
bob213 07/17/16 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish HD Satellite Dish

I can set mine up in under 10 minutes(usually) I have an Accutrac III signal finder. Can't afford one new so look for a used one. It finds all three satellites for you. My old finder would lock on a satellite but would usually be the wrong one. I got mine refurbished. Here's a used one(no guarantees...) sat finder
bob213 07/16/16 11:06am Technology Corner
RE: Should have done it sooner

That's how I do it also. Don't really like them jacking up my trailer. They either don't care or don't know how to do it correctly. Great price on tires! Where did you order from?
bob213 07/15/16 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Problem installing Windows 10

Try going into Win 7 automatic updates and select "never allow updates". I found my computer was trying to update 7 while installing 10. Went fine after that but it is still a slow process. Also use windows update instead of the icon for win 10 in your tray. Found those suggestions on Windows forum and it worked for me.
bob213 07/14/16 10:30am Technology Corner
RE: Gotta love some of our california highways...

Yes, we used to have some of the best roads in the nation.(LONG AGO!) I think now we are among the worst. We have had the microwave throw the turntable out, the mattress come off the bed, the refrigerator look like someone turned it upside down and we never travel over 62. Taking all the hiway money for the bullet train.???? Sad. If we could leave I'd be gone but it looks like we're here to stay.
bob213 07/11/16 05:59pm Roads and Routes
Extra Dish Network vip222k receiver for trailer

When we travel I take my vip222k receiver with me and use it with a portable antenna. I'm tired of unhooking it and rehooking it up in the rv. Can I purchase a vip222k receiver and leave it in the rv all the time and just use the smart card from my house receiver when traveling. I don't want to keep the rv receiver activated all the time but would like to make it easier to use. A smart card swap if possible would make things alot easier. Thanks for any suggestions. I'm trying to avoid both the extra receiver fee and hook up and unhook.
bob213 07/11/16 05:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Refrigerator problems

The fuse has been replaced?
bob213 07/11/16 11:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: just found out

Model of water heater would make it easier for anyone to try and help you.
bob213 07/09/16 04:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: So knowing I need tires

Seems like the biggest factor is how you use your trailer. Check here: radial vs bias
bob213 07/09/16 11:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Casita TT

Knowing what her tow vehicle is would help. GM is usually in fuse box under hood. Pos.1 I believe and is either a 30 or 40 amp square looking fuse. Sometimes break wire and or 12v connection is tucked in next to fender and has to be attached also.
bob213 07/09/16 10:50am Towing
RE: CA-99 to I-5 north

We take 120 at Manteca. Stay in right lane..very easy transition to 5 Stockton.
bob213 07/09/16 10:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Refrigerator fan

Since the fridge makers had to back that unit with a warranty I would guess whatever it came with would be enough. However, your temps are sure not the norm. With all the added air flow do you notice a difference? You could be onto something So many factors effect the efficiency of the refrig. Baffeling, venting etc. so the mfg. just says it will work, not how well, due to the TT mfg installation. We leave these 105 degree temps and head to Parker,AZ for 115-118 degree temps(wife likes heat) so the refrig. works hard to keep up. Everything I have done in the past has helped some but this vent mounted fan seemed to complete the system for the ventilation we needed to try and keep it cool.
bob213 07/05/16 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Refrigerator fan

I already have a fan in the stack, a fan on the inside coils for my refrigerator. We camp in temperatures above the 105 mark quite often. Knowing that 4th of July weekend was predicted to be between 104 and 108 I thought I would try a little added airflow to see if it helped. I got another refrig. vent cover and cut out a hole and mounted a 120mm computer fan to draw air in. Along with the fan in the stack we enjoyed optimum "safe zone" temps in the refrig all weekend. It worked great. I take it off when we leave and replace the vent with the original. I find that the motion of the trailer creates a downdraft thru the exhaust vent and I don't need fans while in motion.
bob213 07/05/16 11:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Surge Protectors

Just to make it clear...Progressive makes an inexpensive "surge protector" like the surge guard referenced above. But that's all it is ...a surge protector. The more expensive models are EMS units. "Electrical management systems" that protect form surges, low voltage, high voltage, open ground, reverse polarity etc. Spend the money and get an EMS. If you frequent CG's that have low voltage then 2oldman's suggestion for an auto former makes sense also. I use both.
bob213 07/05/16 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30 Amp Elec plug/ is this straight forward fix?

Mex..almost out of Naolox so I'll switch to De-Oxit on your recommendation. You always seem to know your stuff. Thanks.
bob213 06/26/16 10:42am Tech Issues
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