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RE: Which Mouse is best?

While Slow Poke is just now coming out of the gate. Youtube
2112 10/19/21 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Which Mouse is best?

I didn't realize this is a new account asking a non RV related question. Why would someone do this?
2112 10/19/21 05:01am Tech Issues
RE: Which Mouse is best?

I haven't used Sketchup in years but I do use Creo Parametric. For Creo I use a regular ol plain jane USB mouse with a center wheel. Something ergonomic would be nice if you're using it all day.
2112 10/18/21 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: 2021 F-150 Brake Controller problems

All I can say is WOW My 7 pin connector came loose a few times back when I was towing a 6000lb TT with my 1997 F150. I had no idea the trailer brakes were not working until I tried to use them. That made for a few hair raising moments of pure terror. I would pull over, reseat the connector and be on my way. Fortunately, I haven't had any issues with my 2011 hauling the 9000lb FW. That would certainly be terrifying. Note to self: Avoid trading up to a 2021 F150 at all cost
2112 10/13/21 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advice on 50 ft cable to portable solar panel

How about making a 20ft 10AWG extension cable. Place your panel where you want it. Add the extension if the existing 30ft doesn't reach the camper. Do you have a PWM or MPPT controller?
2112 10/12/21 05:40am Tech Issues
RE: "All-terrain" step stool??

We have been using the fixed step version for years. The only negative experience we have is if the feet sink into the mud the black rubber foot pads detach when you pull it out. It can be difficult pulling the pads out of the mud with pliers. If I'm going to place it in the mud I leave the legs folded up. Other than that it's a great step
2112 10/11/21 03:13am Tech Issues
RE: Dish Upgrade

I've had a Pathway X2 for 7+ years. It works great but it's big and sometimes awkward. In the time we've owned it I bet I could count on one hand how many other X2's we've seen. When it finally does quit working I'll be going to a smaller satellite. Thanks for the testimonial. Your last sentence spoke volumes to me. I can see it being awkward as well. Getting it in and out of the basement looks to be a chore. Maybe I need to rethink this. I got to the point to where I hate pulling out the MP1. The X2 may suffer the same
2112 10/04/21 10:05am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Upgrade

The MP1 is not SD only with Dish Network. That's probably true. My 322 receiver dictates I'm watching SD. The Pathway X2 is MUCH larger than the MP1 but that's also one of the reasons it's such a good choice. I didn't realize how big it is until I took a tape measure to my basement. I can get it in but it's going to eat up some storage real estate. We can live with that. We haven't used the guest house (tent, sleeping bag and air mattress) in some time so that can go to free up space. Regardless, unless someone can point me to a better opinion I'll pull the trigger on the X2. I'm looking for auto setup with 2 tv capability. Eastern arc is a bonus but not required, or should it be? Thanks
2112 10/04/21 09:07am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Upgrade

I wasn't thinking about size. I need to make sure I can store it before I squeeze the trigger Thanks
2112 10/04/21 04:28am Technology Corner
RE: Recipe database software?

I have all my mom's recipes and cherish them. To save you from a lot of typing and errors I suggest scan and store them on a flash drive as jpeg images. Create different folders for dish types and subfolders for main ingredient. Meaning you can have a soup folder, a chicken folder in that, and then chicken noodle soup and chicken tortilla soup recipes in that. Feel free to send me a copy once you get it all scanned and organized :W
2112 10/04/21 03:59am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Dish Upgrade

I'm ready to upgrade my MP1 satellite dish to something a little more user friendly. I'm finding myself manually moving from 110 to 119 more than I use to and it's becoming a pain. Plus the MP1 is SD only. It's time to move into the 21st century. After comparing features, price and reading reviews I'm considering the Winegard Pathway X2 and Wally Receiver Bundle on Amazon. I plan to add a second Wally for the bedroom. Anyone have any 1st hand issues or problems with this setup? I mounted my MP1 on a piece of plywood to help stabilize it. Can I do the the same with the Pathway? I really don't want to mess with a tripod if I can avoid it. The King Tailgater seems to be similar but the reviews I read are not as good. Thanks for your input Dave
2112 10/03/21 07:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Truck Battery discharging overnight

Does it tick about twice a second? My 2011 F150 did that while the ignition was on but not off. My ticking came from the AC blend door motor trying to find its home location. The nylon gear was shot so the motor constantly ran. Your ticking may be something different.
2112 10/02/21 03:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Remote duel fuel 2500 watt generator?

I have to go back to the generator to disable it or it will drain the start battery down. Have you tried replacing the battery? I leave mine turned on several days at a time and it has no problem starting when I press the button on the remote.I have not. That battery lasted about 2 years. I replaced it maybe 6 months ago. I'll try it again out of the truck. I'll run it for about 20 minutes in the driveway, let it set for 9 hours with switches on and then see if it'll start. Regardless, I'm not going to trust it starting after 9 hours while we're overnight boondocking. That made for a difficult morning before my morning coffee. I had to unhitch the FW, unstrap the genny to move it enough to clear the pull cord, start it (that was the easy part) and put it all back together. Something I did discover is the generator charges the small AGM battery to 13.8V max. The old battery went to 13.8V almost immediately and stayed there whereas the new one slowly ramps to 13.8V but the charger doesn't go any higher. That seems to be a bit low and slow for an AGM charger to me. I guess that's fine for long run times but we run it maybe 30 minutes at a time. I'm thinking I don't run it long enough to adequately recharge between starts.
2112 09/29/21 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking into getting first TT

We, a family of 5, had some of our best camping fun in a popup when the kids were young. The girls loved sleeping in tents with their friends, my youngest son not so much. He's 32 now and still calls camping 'crapping'. If you want to experience sitting around a campfire toasting marshmallows, many campgrounds also have cabins. Rent a cabin and a camping spot. Hang out at the campsite with your lawn chairs, cooler and firewood. Head back to the cabin to sleep. Or pitch a tent there. That's certainly cheaper than a new truck and trailer.
2112 09/22/21 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

Disposable plastic gloves and a bar of soap in the wet bay for dump duty. I agree with don't get too carried away with tools. A reliable volt meter and a #2 square driver is a must have.
2112 09/20/21 02:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Remote duel fuel 2500 watt generator?

I'll share my experience with the remote on my Champion 3400W inverter generator. It's a joke! Sure, I can start and stop it remotely. First I have to go to the generator to enable it to start. Why not just start it? When I turn it off with the remote I have to go back to the generator to disable it or it will drain the start battery down. Why not just turn it off while I'm there? I bought it so we can run it just before bed time. Hop in bed, turn it off from bed and call it a night. The start battery is dead the next morning. Then it's very difficult to start using the pull cord while the generator is in my truck bed between the cab and the FW hitch. YMMV
2112 09/20/21 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote duel fuel 2500 watt generator?

I'm not finding anything with a remote in that size. This is 2500W Peak on propane but only 1665 running watts.
2112 09/20/21 04:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Group 24 Flooded to Group 31 AGM

I misinterpreted your original post. I thought the whole upgrade was $250.All said it was close to $800 total and that was just for regular flooded, not even AGM. That's crazy
2112 09/18/21 05:02am Tech Issues
RE: Group 24 Flooded to Group 31 AGM

I believe swapping 2 cheap group 24 FLAs for 2 group 31 AGMs and making them fit would be worth $250 to me. Their explanation for the additional charge seems fishy though.
2112 09/17/21 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Having Difficulty Finding Replacement Roof Vent Covers

I recently replaced 3 just like yours. It was impossible for me to reinstall the metal clips in the center. I eventually gave up and left them off.
2112 09/14/21 06:43pm Travel Trailers
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