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RE: I got the shakes

I had a car that was like that. New tires and it shook. Back to the tire store for a re-balance... same thing. Was told it was not the tires must be something else. I asked why it did not have the problem before and they just looked at me. Took it of all places to Walmart since I had to do a bunch of shopping anyway, an hour later... no shake! Went back to the folks I bought the tires from and they STILL insisted that it was the car, not their equipment! Just food for thought.My experience with Wal-Mart was the complete opposite. Bought new tires for my car from them and it shook as soon as I got over 45mph. Let it set in the drive for awhile and found a weight laying on the driveway the next day. Took it back and they re-balanced the tires. Same result. Unnecessary shake at highway speeds. Found a shop near me with the Hunter Road Force machine and took it there to have them re-balanced again. As soon as got on the highway I could feel the difference - perfect! I'll never buy another tire from Wal-Mart. I'm sold on Tire-Rack who delivers tires to the shop with the Road Force balancer, he calls me to let me know they're in and schedule an appointment. Love the service there.
DFord 09/20/19 11:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hopper receiver with hitchhiker dish

I bought a Wally only to find out the only output is one HDMI port, the OTA tuner must be purchased separately ($$$) and an external HD is still required to make it a DVR receiver. All the 211 "flavors" have only one HDMI port. The 211 & 211k do have Component Video which may or may not be HD. https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/001_dish_211_211k_211z_wally_anatomy.jpg height=592 width=814The fact that it lacks an RF connector to connect the output on a coax cable threw a wrench in my plans to run that signal into a splitter so I could feed my front and rear TVs. If I want to use the Wally for two TVs, I'll have to purchase an HDMI splitter and run an HDMI cable to my rear TV. I'm not picky, the RF signal I get through the coax cable suits me just fine. I hate running cables from one end of the MH to the other. Anyway, my Wally is just collecting dust these days because of the lack of that capability.
DFord 09/20/19 10:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Hopper receiver with hitchhiker dish

The Vip211z is the most versatile receiver Dish around right now. You should be able to find on Craig's List for under $40. You can add an external hard drive and make it into a DVR (there's $40 lifetime charge to enable that feature but you may be able to get Dish to comp that cost). It tunes Over The Air (OTA) channels and can put those shows on the DVR too. It has outputs for component video, RF coax and HDMI. I've got one at the house and keep another on the MH ($7/month) - bought them both off CL. I bought a Wally only to find out the only output is one HDMI port, the OTA tuner must be purchased separately ($$$) and an external HD is still required to make it a DVR receiver. I searched but couldn't find anything on a "hitchhiker" antenna. I think you mean 211K not Z. I have a Z and it does not have a built in OTA tuner and it only has one hdmi. The K has the features you mention. You're right. I was thinking about the 211k. The 211z dropped the internal OTA tuner but it didn't change the price.
DFord 09/20/19 10:07pm Technology Corner
RE: I got the shakes

I don't think I'd want to use that shop that sold and mounted your tires. Care to share the name of that place?
DFord 09/20/19 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hopper receiver with hitchhiker dish

The Vip211z is the most versatile receiver Dish around right now. You should be able to find on Craig's List for under $40. You can add an external hard drive and make it into a DVR (there's $40 lifetime charge to enable that feature but you may be able to get Dish to comp that cost). It tunes Over The Air (OTA) channels and can put those shows on the DVR too. It has outputs for component video, RF coax and HDMI. I've got one at the house and keep another on the MH ($7/month) - bought them both off CL. I bought a Wally only to find out the only output is one HDMI port, the OTA tuner must be purchased separately ($$$) and an external HD is still required to make it a DVR receiver. I searched but couldn't find anything on a "hitchhiker" antenna.
DFord 09/19/19 08:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

Be sure to get a video of you doing that. It might just win a spot on America's Funniest Videos. Put a copy on YouTube and post a link to on here. I'd love to see it.
DFord 09/18/19 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM2551 fridge won't operate on propane

If it was me, I'd buy another orifice (I've been repairing furnaces since 1970). The hole size of that piece is critical. There must have been something partially blocking it. Wallowing out with a pin as you did could cause problems later. May as well benefit from an undamaged one while you own it. You wouldn't want to pass it on to a future owner in that condition (liability).
DFord 09/18/19 10:35am Tech Issues
RE: Foggy Door Glass

Where are you located? Guessing by your handle, you're in Oklahoma. The RV Fog Doctor in Searcy, Arkansas should be able to repair your glass. Their website is down right now but try it again later. Here's a link to a YouTube video about them: RV Fog Dr Overview At RVFogDr, we specialize in repairing or replacing of foggy or discolored dual pane RV Windows. You'll find our prices to be very reasonable, with a great warranty, and most certainly, you'll find a friendly, dedicated and caring staff who can help you with all your RV needs. (501) 278-3015 2210 Dodge Ave Searcy, AR 72143
DFord 09/18/19 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Pump Issues...

Open the pump and check for debris in the valves, they make repair kits for the pumps. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=rv+water+pump+repair+kitX2 Buy a strainer to put on the inlet to the pump after taking the pump head off and cleaning the 3 diaphragms inside. I'm betting you've sucked in some debris which is preventing the diaphragms from working. YouTube Video showing replacing the diaphragms. The diaphragm kits is almost 1/2 the cost of a new pump but they can be cleaned of the junk that's preventing them from working and reused.
DFord 09/17/19 10:57pm Tech Issues
RE: electrical calculation please

REMOVES 18 OUNCES PER DAY: Optimal function in room sizes up to 2200 cubic feet (220 sq ft) That's 1.125 pints/day. It doesn't sound like much. Before you put it in, buy a humidity indicator and let it sit in the room a couple of days. Then bring in the humidifier and let it run a couple of days (make sure to empty the catch pan so it won't shut off) and see if the reading on the indicator changes any. 55% humidity is enough to get a musty smell. You won't know if it works till you try it but don't expect much. I bought a 20 pint/day Frigidaire dehumidifier from Lowes a few years back. I never thought it was working very well (I ran a hose to the floor drain in my basement so I didn't know exactly how much it was doing). The second season I could tell it wasn't doing anything. It had lost it refrigerant charge - everything was running but nothing was happening. I took it back, they gave me another one just as good and let me keep the first one. The second one didn't do any better than the first one. I sat them aside and bought one Harbor Freight was selling - $100 delivered. It worked great but after many years, I saw a recall notice (fire hazard) that covered it and they sent me another one that I'm still using today. I scraped the old ones out and got about $45 all total for the 3 compressors. The name brand units at Lowes weren't worth bringing them home. If you buy one be sure to get an extended warranty to cover it more than what the mfg does. They don't repair them so if it acts up (as they often do), you end up with nothing to show for your money. I've got the tools and experience to repair them but they're not made to work on.
DFord 09/17/19 02:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: electrical calculation please

Dehumidifiers are commonly rated in "pints per day" At only 20watts, I'd doubt if it could remove a pint in 24 hours. How about sharing the brand and model of what you're looking at and we can give you a much better idea of what it can do and what you can expect. Without that information we're all just wasting our time guessing.
DFord 09/17/19 08:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: electrical calculation please

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Kill-A-Watt-Electricity-Monitor-P4400/202196386 https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/7258d563-c895-4b93-a51e-96a0ee8c115c/svn/voltage-tester-p4400-64_1000.jpg height=200
DFord 09/17/19 08:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: insurance company

Maybe a health insurance rider?
DFord 09/16/19 11:28pm Snowbirds
RE: Front AC and Microwave won't work on Generator power.

There's a couple of circuit breakers on the generator. You might need to take the cover off to find them. After you reset them, remember you can't run your air conditioner and microwave at the same time - at least not while running the generator.
DFord 09/16/19 10:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I got the shakes

I drove a big Penske truck from St Louis to Naples a couple of years ago. It had 22.5 inch tires and must have had beads to balance the tires. Every time I came to a stop and started off again, the tires would be out of balance. I'd have to drive a couple of miles for them to smooth out again. I'm not a fan of putting a bunch of beads, powder or dust inside tires. I'll always go with a good wheel balance. I'd rather pay for balancing my tires than have them put crystals inside them for free.
DFord 09/16/19 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: hydraulic leveling jack replace / rebuild

If all else fails and it turns out it's your cylinders, call around or visit shops that rebuild cylinders to see if they'll help you. I had Kiwkee Level Best levelers on my previous MH and ruined a seal. The Kwikee cylinders are powered both ways - there's two hoses to each leveler and no springs. Technically, they are not serviceable. After assembly, they are welded closed. I found a couple of shops that would renew the cylinders if I cut them open - they'd replace the ram and seals then weld them back up for me. The cost was around $300 per cylinder - not cheap but much better than buying a new cylinder. I carefully used a cut-off wheel on a 4 inch grinder to cut the old welding bead and the top fell off. The repaired cylinders worked great and never leaked while I owned it.
DFord 09/15/19 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loud vibrating furnance

I'm voting on a mouse being the cause. When the blower came on, it panicked and jumped into the squirrel cage blower wheel. He's dead by now and you'll need to remove him before he gets smelly. I had that happen to my car a few years ago. Everything was fine when I turned it off to go into a store and do some shopping. 1/2 hour later when I came out, the dash shook so bad I had to turn the blower off. I had been using the a/c and had the blower on high. I stopped at a Walmart and bought a set of tools so I could get him out before we roasted. Darn little varmint!
DFord 09/15/19 03:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Danger from charging golf cart inside toy hauler??

Here's a little background information for those that will accept proper practices for ventilating batteries when charging: https://na.bhs1.com/battery-room-ventilation-code-requirements/ For the rest of you, good luck! You'll need it. It's the only thing keeping you in one piece so far. I've experienced gas explosions and I can tell you you'll never know what hit you because you get no warnings. The golf carts I've seen have 6 - 6 volt batteries in series (36 volts). So we're not talking here about charging just one battery. We're talking about a group of batteries.
DFord 09/15/19 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM2551 fridge won't operate on propane

kjmaggart, I managed to get a link to your picture: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48737539913_1e92a2055d_c.jpg You're right, not much flame there. If the pressure is correct (11 inches of water column) check for a spider nest in the orifice.
DFord 09/15/19 01:27pm Tech Issues
RE: I got the shakes

Find a tire shop with a Hunter Engineering GSP9700 Road Force wheel balancer. It tests tires for out of round and hard spots. Sometimes, the tire can be rotated a little on the rim to achieve a better match giving you a better ride. Purcell Tire here in St Louis has one and charged me $30 a tire to check mine. Download a pamphlet explaining the features of the GPS9700 Road Force Elite Here's link to find one near you: (there's several on Long Island) https://www.hunter.com/gsp9700 The frequency of the vibration should lead you to the source. Tires are one frequency, a drive-shaft is another (more frequent).
DFord 09/15/19 01:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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