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RE: Any tv antenna recommendations?

I do not think the Automatics are as good as the manuals anyway.Apparently Winegard thinks so too
SCVJeff 09/01/17 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: What's the WORST Experience You ever had at a RV/Camp site?

There's something funny about a guy that's a retired Anesthetist almost knocking someone out with a fist.. Working on a punch line (no pun). :B My worst: Kidney Stone
SCVJeff 08/29/17 03:46am RV Lifestyle
RE: truck push-button start? careful where you set your 'key'

I can't speak for all these other vehicles but my Exploder complains if the key is outside of the drivers seat radius more than about 3', just beyond the door handle This is completely different from simply unlocking it where I can get easily 150' range to unlock and remote start. And Yes, you can wrap it in foil and totally isolate it from the car receiver. I used to hide a Keyfob in the car and it never knew it was there
SCVJeff 08/29/17 03:34am Truck Campers
RE: Any tv antenna recommendations?

Well you already have the worst antenna on the market (but u knew that).. The Batwing has proven to be the best ifor RV service, with the Jack coming in a distant second in performance ONLY if there is no room to mount the Batwing.
SCVJeff 08/29/17 03:22am Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite make you sick?

I never knew VF was so dangerous or that it wasn't easily cured. Thanks for the info don...(knocking gently on wood).. Wait till the next EQ out here. There will be an epidemic outbreak of VF if its dry and the ground has a chance to shake the dust up
SCVJeff 08/28/17 11:10pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Microwave Overheating - Catch on Fire???

Beside needing something in the microwave I would question if it's rated for that long of continuous use. Most people run a MW no more than 5 minutes at a time. I would assume the cheap ones used in RV's probably aren't designed for that kind of duration.thats why there are internal fans and power management systems. These microwave units are exactly the same as is found in a residence or apt.
SCVJeff 08/27/17 10:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: So, opinions on this MH (our first) for our use

---snip--- IMO and even if a WH W chassis, the asking price is outrageous. Maybe you should try and find a consignment sale or from a private seller for around $27K and this in excellent condition, otherwise, you'll soon have super retail in it and be down underwater after the first year of ownership. Click here for some reference and even though not the bible.... NADABeing a private party that's likely the payoff
SCVJeff 08/26/17 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave Overheating - Catch on Fire???

That microwave expects to dissipate 1000+ watts into some sort of a "load" (food, liquid, etc) in that cavity, it's no surprise it got hot IF it was empty. Put a non-conductive bowl of water in there and see what happens. Those Klystons can take a beating so it might be fine.
SCVJeff 08/26/17 04:59pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Help removing bio-diesel from paint

Dawn If it's good enough to clean crude off if birds.......
SCVJeff 08/26/17 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Consumer Group Ratings report - is this report accurate?

Many class A's can benefit from a few upgrades In fact the standard class A design is leaf springs all 4 corners. THIS causes that 'Wander" the rating group noticed. Simply adding a track bar or two stops it DEAD. That sounds like a reasonable mod for an older model - but I should not have to modify a $250,000+ motor home so it drives properly. If track bars help why isn't the manufacture putting them on?Thats a very good question, but irrelevant. I suggest you throw out that report, read what Ziggy said above, and find yourself an RV show somewhere you can drive various models and feel the difference for yourself. There is no way that a generic Class C is going to out-handle a generic Class A of the same year. A Class C is on a van Chassis where the A is on a generic truck or custom HD frame, or bus Chassis. There are exceptions on both sides but you're going to have to pick carefully to find the mis-match you say this "report" has come up with.. And also look at physical storage and weight capacities while doing all this research, you're in for an education because right now you're getting skewed by inaccurate and incomplete info. I wonder is this is the same group that was skewered here many years ago for claiming "expert" reports that n o b o d y could quantify ?
SCVJeff 08/26/17 12:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: Waited too long to get eclipse glasses. Alternatives?

Because there are clearly allot of amateur astronomers here interested in more than just an eclipse. That's one of the reasons we go to Quartzsite: exceptionally dark skies for gazing
SCVJeff 08/26/17 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: portable folding shower chair for class A shower

Mr Wizard: see PM
SCVJeff 08/26/17 12:05pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: DTV receiver gets really hot ..

I bought a couple of computer fans for "near nothing" from a local computer repair shop. Wired them to a 12 volt source (with a tiny on/off toggle switch). They are quite small (about 4" square, 1/2" thick),virtually silent, and with the cabinet door open, move enough air to keep things cool.I've got lots of those laying around. There are plenty of cabinets, including mine that have a dividing shelf that simply don't allow any place to stick a box fan. This one is a tad over an inch tall, sits on the receiver, sucks up and blows out. There is hardly 1/4" space between the fan and it's upper shelf. Pretty hard to use a box here. http://i.imgur.com/jVhWWyMl.jpg height=300 width=400
SCVJeff 08/24/17 11:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: BBQ for RV

Has anyone hooked up a modified residential BBQ to your RV? If so....happy?? We are looking at a Weber Spirit E-210.modify what? A BBQ is a BBQ.. they all run on the same LP pressure via internal regulators. If you're talking about running it off the house tank on the RV the heat is the same. Some use the RV regulator, others use the on-board regulator on the BBQ and draw from the high pressure in the RV. In the end it's the same. I'd rather have charcoal but it's too messy to transposprt, so another vote for the Weber BBY-Q
SCVJeff 08/24/17 03:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Today's Coleman Mach 15 Incident

And it wasn't iced up? All the symptoms are there mebbe with the hard start cap in trouble as well
SCVJeff 08/24/17 02:45am Tech Issues
RE: Wineguard Trav'ler

I installed mine around 2008 and it pretty much sits there and runs. I have had the opposite experience when talking to Winegard. They always respond and I have bought Travler parts as well. I know they have a policy of returning the unit if it ever completely blows up and if that ever happens to me I'll complain as well as I don't trust most service departments, but obviously Winegard doesn't either.. OP- also keep in mind that in DirecTV land, the Travler is the only one that will do HD unless you set up a tripod. Also, tree occlusion is completely different on a Travler vs. Tailgater (Direct) as the satellite shot is scattered over 3 satellites with HD carriers that are nowhere near as forgiving as the SD satellite. The antennas gain is significantly higher, but trees are no friend of Ka/ Ku
SCVJeff 08/24/17 02:34am Travel Trailers
RE: On the trail to my Solar Eclipse: 2017-08-21

No Pix
SCVJeff 08/24/17 02:20am Truck Campers
RE: RV Consumer Group Ratings report - is this report accurate?

Seriously, what would CR know about motor homes? They claim to be experts in everything and then they do something like down rate a HD truck becasue of how many cup holders it has or what its dash is made out of. Their reviews border on laughable. I would not give them a second thought. While their reviews of products are done individually and include personal likes/dislikes of the reviewer, the ratings are not. Ratings of products are done by surveys taken every year by thousands and thousands of actual users/owners of that particular product. I'm not sure how they have derived their ratings of rv's in this publication, but I would assume that they have involved highly knowledgable people and not just the like/dislike of a few unknowledgeable people. I, for one, rely heavily upon their recommendations. Ronso that means that your coach, even though in the same family, is "difficult" to "dangerous" at all times on the road (according to the OP's comments) ? If this true and are you going to sell it because THEY say you can't control it ? I've driven too many RVs to come remotely close to agreeing with that misleading statement. Are some easier than others? Of course, but someone needs to explain how a Super C beats a Class A. OP- Make and post your own survey here on this forum and I guarantee the results won't vaguely come close to wherever this BS data came from
SCVJeff 08/24/17 02:00am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Consumer Group Ratings report - is this report accurate?

Let me ask this.... how many class A's do you see wildly wandering down the road with the pilot trying to keep them in the lane... None ? There's your answer..... I haven't read it nor will I because it's complete BS IMO. Most class A Chassis are built on commercial frames. While one might drive a little nicer, none are uncontrollable unless it's way overloaded or someone did something stupid to the suspension. If you are looking at resale value, that's a completely different discussion.
SCVJeff 08/23/17 11:48am Beginning RVing
RE: space station transiting sun during start of eclipse

SCVJeff 08/23/17 03:30am General RVing Issues
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