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Tow Dolly Question

I have a question for those who use a tow dolly. Do you unhook your tow dolly lights and just use lights on the back of your toad when you tow? I have been thinking about making a four flat splitter with plugs for both my dolly lights and the lights on the back of the toad. This would give me better visibility for braking and turn signals. My lights are all LED so current draw should me minimal.
Geeze 09/10/21 08:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Rio Grande Valley

We're looking forward to a much better year in Mission Tx, hopefully without the covid-19 restrictions. Covid cases are way up in the valley right now. I look for another season similar to last.
Geeze 08/28/21 11:11am Snowbirds
RE: Dish Network Wally Receiver

I just acquired a Wally receiver and a Tailgater dish. The issue I an inquiring about is the fact that the Wally resets every 24 hours. After the reset, it takes about 5 minutes to reload the guide and then another 5 minutes to finish reloading the extended guide. Is there any way around this frustrating process? The Wally is a p.i.t.a compared to the 211z. Setup time every time the lights flicker is just rediculous. It should be programmed and have a internal battery or capicator to recall and try the last antenna position before it goes through the entire setup process again. We have a factory mounted tailgater on our roof and when the receiver goes into sleep motor the tailgater just runs and runs looking for a signal. I hope Dish replaces the Wally with something better soon.
Geeze 04/13/21 05:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network Wally Receiver

I just acquired a Wally receiver and a Tailgater dish. The issue I an inquiring about is the fact that the Wally resets every 24 hours. After the reset, it takes about 5 minutes to reload the guide and then another 5 minutes to finish reloading the extended guide. Is there any way around this frustrating process? The Wally is a p.i.t.a compared to the 211z. Setup time every time the lights flicker is just rediculous. It should be programmed and have a internal battery or capicator to recall and try the last antenna position before it goes through the entire setup process again. We have a factory mounted tailgater on our roof and when the receiver goes into sleep motor the tailgater just runs and runs looking for a signal. I hope Dish replaces the Wally with something better soon.
Geeze 04/13/21 04:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network Wally Receiver

I just acquired a Wally receiver and a Tailgater dish. The issue I an inquiring about is the fact that the Wally resets every 24 hours. After the reset, it takes about 5 minutes to reload the guide and then another 5 minutes to finish reloading the extended guide. Is there any way around this frustrating process? The Wally is a p.i.t.a compared to the 211z. Setup time every time the lights flicker is just rediculous. It should be programmed and have a internal battery or capicator to recall and try the last antenna position before it goes through the entire setup process again. We have a factory mounted tailgater on our roof and when the receiver goes into sleep motor the tailgater just runs and runs looking for a signal. I hope Dish replaces the Wally with something better soon.
Geeze 04/13/21 04:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Wally Receiver DVR Hard Drive

Howdy, I am outfitting our rig w/ a Dish Wally receiver and want to attach an external hard drive (EHD) for a DVR. There is a lot of conflicting info on the web as to whether an EHD attached to a Wally needs its own external power source (plugged into the wall outlet in my case) or can simply use the power coming through the USB cable coming from the Wally. The external power source requirement is not currently on the Dish web site so I wonder if that requirement has been done away with w/ newer models of the Wally. For those who have installed this setup fairly recently, what EHD did you use and does it simply use the power coming through the USB cable or does it use external power for the EHD. Thanks, Mike I have one on my Wally it doesn't need an external power source. Just make sure the hard drive you use doesn't need a power source. You do have to pay a one time fee to use a hard drive as a DVR but that fee is good for as many as you want to add. The bad part is the receiver formats the hard drive in such a way as you can only play recorded programming back through the same receiver it was recorded on.
Geeze 04/13/21 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Be Thankful Your Ford V10 Is The 2-Valve Version

The early 2V seemed to have a period where they were blowing out spark plugs. Not exactly immune to troubles. Book may call for 5k oil changes but I am doing fine with 10k changes. Based on miles only and now with less use could be a few years between changes. Not an issue IMO. I would assume all these motors have the exact same oil pump. Oil pumped volume is not an issue. The 5.4 also had an issue with sludge build up in a oil passage running from the block to the right head. When it plugs you lose oiling of the valves on that bank. From what I've read they recommend frequent oil changes to prevent this from happening.
Geeze 04/13/21 03:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

I just went to the new 2021 Bronco build & price feature on the Ford website. So, they want me to pay nearly 30 grand for a base model Bronco Sport, and my one and only engine choice is a blasted THREE cylinder 1.5-liter?? Really??? Now, I can (almost) see only 4 color choices, and only one interior choice (color AND material), but sorry folks, I just can't bring myself to buy a little three-banger. It brings back memories of Geo Metros and the like. C'mon Ford, don't force everybody to buy up, and up, and up to get something worth having. There, done venting. I just read where Chevy might put a 3 cup in their Camero, NOW THATS JUST WRONG! :S
Geeze 04/13/21 03:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Chromebooks?

So I assume they wouldn't run windows based software? Is there anything like Word or Excel that would work on them?
Geeze 04/01/21 09:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Star Link

Star Link is rolling out for Beta testing and is available in the Northern States and Southern Canada. I less than a year it will be mostly available anywhere in the world. Is anyone beta testing it? Looks like a real game-changer. Fast, available anywhere, and relatively inexpensive. I am able to beta test it where I live and seeking any input before I buy the setup. If I'm not mistaken I believe service will cost $99.00 per month. That's a little pricey for me.
Geeze 03/23/21 10:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Be Thankful Your Ford V10 Is The 2-Valve Version

The 5.4 also had the spark plug seizing in the head problem. I don't think I would attempt a spark plug change in any aluminum head unless the engine wasn't running right. Changing the oil in a truck engine every 3,000 miles is a good idea. I change the oil in my Class C V-10 every 2500 miles which is once a year to and from my winter destination. I use a Motorcraft filter and Mobil 1 oil.
Geeze 03/10/21 09:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: printer on the road

Working from home, 1200 miles away in a travel trailer has one issue I hadn't considered too hard... I sometimes need to print a document. I dropped ink jet years ago, because they were always drying out. Laser/scanner at home is much too big to carry in a trailer. Is there a small laser that will stand up to road travel? We have a HP MFP29W laser all in one in our class C. It's is compact and doesn't take much space to store. Generic toners are available for it on E-bay or Amazon for under $10. You can see one here.
Geeze 03/10/21 08:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Chevy Equinox

Looking for a dinghy including Equinox. Can both FWD and AWD Equinox be flat towed? 2020 or 2021 model. Thanks, Steve I'm also looking at the Equinox for a toad. The procedure is outlined on page 312 of the owners manual. Personally I don't like the idea of leaving the ignition switch on all the time. I would be curious to know if a battery disconnect switch could be installed or if there is some reason why the switch need to be on. You can find the manual here
Geeze 03/09/21 04:59pm Dinghy Towing
Class C Aluminum Wheels

We have a 2018 Coachman Leprechaun 319MB. It came from the factory with what appear to be polished aluminum wheels on the front. They are starting to look bad and I tried to polishing them with no success. I suspect they may have a clearcoat over them that is starting to get a cloudy appearance. Has anyone ever stripped the clearcoat from their wheels? I'm concerned about using paint stripper without first dismounting the tires.
Geeze 02/20/21 09:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Park Recommendations in the Rio Grande Valley

Doe's anyone know of a RV park in the Rio Grande Valley that has both an indoor pool and a woodworking shop? Alamo Rec-Veh in Alamo, Texas has both along with three RC race car tracks, a lake, and reasonable rent. Have a question about your park does it seem well managed? The reason I asked was a few months ago I contacted the owner of a park model they have listed for sale on their website (lot 330 ) The lady replied that the home sold three years ago and after multiple requests can't get the park to remove it from their website. It's still on there for sale.
Geeze 02/13/21 08:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Park Recommendations in the Rio Grande Valley

Doe's anyone know of a RV park in the Rio Grande Valley that has both an indoor pool and a woodworking shop? Alamo Rec-Veh in Alamo, Texas has both along with three RC race car tracks, a lake, and reasonable rent. I see woodcarving listed do they have a full woodworking shop also?
Geeze 02/13/21 07:54pm Snowbirds
RE: Park Recommendations in the Rio Grande Valley

Bentsen Grove in Palmview I see woodcarving do they have a full woodworking shop also?
Geeze 02/13/21 07:52pm Snowbirds
RE: Having Fun in the Sun!

Time to pick on my friends in S TX... having to run the AC in the afternoons. Looking forward to the cold spell in a week.:B :B :B https://i.imgur.com/AuY3ZZil.png https://i.imgur.com/xyqrWfUl.png Would you like to compare campground rates between Florida and South Texas? Three months in Donna, Texas cost us $1200. That's about the monthly rate in Florida. We love south Florida especially the Ft Meyers and Sanibel Island area but unless we win the lottery it won't happen.
Geeze 02/13/21 04:22pm Snowbirds
Park Recommendations in the Rio Grande Valley

Doe's anyone know of a RV park in the Rio Grande Valley that has both an indoor pool and a woodworking shop?
Geeze 02/13/21 04:14pm Snowbirds
Dometic Oven Not Hot Enough

We have a 2018 Coachman Leprechaun Class C that came with a Dometic 3 burner range with built in oven. Even when turned up to the maximum temperature the oven doesn't get over 250 degrees when measured with an oven thermometer. Is this a known issue and can anything be done to correct it?
Geeze 01/28/21 08:52pm Tech Issues
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