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RE: Tire pressure monitor showing 10 tires at once

These are the same answers the OP got on the Escapees forum... I guess he didn't like what he read. Rob
Second Chance 09/08/21 06:25am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert ground control / one control

I have found Lippert Customer Care to be very responsive - they will walk you through anything they are able to over the phone: 432-547-7378. Rob
Second Chance 09/03/21 06:14am Tech Issues
RE: Locast TV suspends operation.

The major networks are available for streaming of their live programming... if you have a paid TV provider already. We have a Dish satellite TV account and, if I don't feel like setting up the antenna for a one- or two-nighter, I just log into the network apps on the smart TV using my Dish credentials. Depending on where we are, I also scan for local OTA stations. Rob
Second Chance 09/02/21 08:09am Technology Corner
RE: Does the Color of an HD Pickup Make a Difference?

Color can make a HUGE difference in the interior temperature of a vehicle. In the '90s, I was friends with the sales manager at a large automotive dealership in Augusta, GA. One of their technicians did a little test one sunny, summer Georgia afternoon. He "borrowed" two calibrated HVAC test thermometers from the HVAC tech. He place them in two identical new trucks sitting next to each other on the lot... except - you guessed it - one truck was black and the other one white. At the end of an hour, he retrieved the thermometers and the interior of the black truck was 40F hotter than the interior of the white truck. That's a significant difference and can dramatically increase the amount of time the AC compressor has to run to cool the interior (and how long it takes to cool down when you first get in the vehicle). Accident statistics also show that red vehicles are at a 7% higher risk of being involved in an accident while white vehicles have the lowest accident rates. Attorneys and psychologists will argue whether the increased risk is based on scientific factors or it's related to the personality types of some people who buy red vehicles... Rob
Second Chance 08/29/21 01:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Absorption vs. Residential refrigerator

We spent our first 4-1/2 years full-time with an Norcold absorption refrigerator... nothing but problems with it including replacing the complete cooling unit once. Our new rig has an 18 cu. ft. counter-depth residential refrigerator. We only have two BB 100AH LiFePO4 batteries and 300 watts of solar. We don't boondock, but even on long, overcast travel days, we arrive at our destination with the batteries at 13.4V or above. We couldn't be more pleased with the setup. Oh - 38 deg. in the frig and -2 in the freezer... never varies. Rob
Second Chance 08/24/21 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Refrigerators Cooling Issues

RV absorption refrigerators are hardly new. There are hundreds of posts on the forum about them (in addition to the YouTube videos you've mentioned). Use the search function on the forum and keep reading/researching. Rob
Second Chance 08/23/21 05:53am Tech Issues
RE: WARNING: Weather Home App

I Googled the Weather Home app and got page after page of hits talking about how malicious the app is. The techies stop short of calling it a virus, but it's a definitely do-not-install app. You might consider checking stuff out before you install it. I have used Weather Underground for years - as does my son-in-law who is a pilot for one of the major airlines. It's a good, streamlined app that does not harm your phone or setup. It uses NWS data as well as other reliable sources. There are professional meteorologists involved in managing the information and WU has very accurate condition reporting and forecasts. (I have no affiliation with WU.) Rob
Second Chance 08/20/21 10:56am Technology Corner
RE: HOW do I do this?

We have purchased a car and an RV in states other than our domicile state (we're full-timers domiciled with Escapees in Texas). In both cases, we or the dealer did all the paperwork, included a check for the taxes and registration fees, and registered the vehicles by mail. The registration, plates and titles went to our Escapees mail service and we had them forwarded. Rob
Second Chance 08/17/21 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Forcing Garmin 890 to a different route?

The newer Garmins also have a "Route Shaping" function. You go into a map of your route and touch places you want to transit. The GPS alters the route to go through those transit points. You can also do what I often do... let the GPS set the route it wants and just take the exit where you want to deviate. The GPS will freak out for a while, but will figure it out and recalculate the route. I drove, sailed, and flew for decades before GPSs and can still use a map when needed. Rob
Second Chance 08/14/21 09:39am Technology Corner
RE: Dexter Axles

before the thread grows jump to one of these. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/search/parms/sw%7Bez%20lube%20axles%7D%7Ckm%7Bexact%7D%7Ckl%7Bm%7D%7Cfm%7B%7D%7Cpd%7B365%7D%7Cma%7B%7D/sr/1.cfm Clicky: Link Rob
Second Chance 08/13/21 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabilizer blocks alternatives

Would something like this be too pricey? Anderson blocks We just use 2 x 10 pressure treated wood cut to 12" lengths... but we have a different situation, too. Rob
Second Chance 08/09/21 08:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Residential Stove/Oven

They're probably referring to the Insignia ovens (and cooktops) that Grand Design moved to a year or two ago. There have been issues with keeping the oven lit. It's due to low gas flow and Insignia has come up with a fix for it. Our 2020 GD Solitude came with a Furrion oven and cooktop. The cooktop is great; the oven won't stay within 75 degrees of where it's set. We've not used the ovens in either of our 5th wheels, anyway - we use the convection oven that's part of the microwave and use the lower oven for storing pots and pans. Rob
Second Chance 08/06/21 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

There are PLENTY of things to see and do in Delaware (though most of them are not in the northern part of the state where I-95 passes through). Trip Advisor - Delaware We just spent two weeks in Bethany Beach at a military campground. The Assateague Island National Seashore is at the southern end of the peninsula (where it is Maryland) and is a top attraction for nature lovers. The entire coast south of Dover is a great place to visit and there are plenty of places to camp or stay (non-camping). Rob
Second Chance 08/04/21 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford Coachmen's for sale on Facebook

They are made by Coachmen: Coachmen RV I have no idea about their quality. Rob
Second Chance 08/04/21 08:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Port Townsend WA to I5 Tacoma

We have pulled this route with a 36' fifth wheel. The roads are fine. There's a chance of getting stuck at the Hood Canal Bridge for a while if they open it for a submarine... but you have your restroom with you! Rob
Second Chance 08/03/21 07:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Comments people make

There are always going to be those people who will never understand why everyone else doesn’t want the same thing they want or have. And yes, some will look down their noses at anyone who has “less” than they have. Those people simply aren’t worth your time. Give a simple answer and move along and let them be what they are. Since we don't have a "Like" button on this forum, I'll just quote this and say, "I like it." Rob
Second Chance 08/03/21 07:17am Folding Trailers
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere): Grand Design travel trailers Rob
Second Chance 07/24/21 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Input on Selling RV

In my experience, Craigslist has turned into a platform for scammers and consignment people trying to sell your vehicle for you. I have had the best luck with RVTrader and Facebook Marketplace the past few years (especially FB Marketplace). Have plenty of good pics to post and list all the details so you won't get a bunch of needless inquiries. Rob
Second Chance 07/20/21 06:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: levelers

Short of installing an auto-leveling system, some Beech-Lane levelers and a LevelMatePRO is a good combination for around $200 total. If installing, Big Foot has a good reputation and, when I looked last, was running $3,500 - $4,500 depending on how many struts, etc. (but that's been a while). Rob
Second Chance 07/20/21 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Grand Design Travel Trailer RV Transcend Xplor 240ML

Have you looked at the Grand Design web site? There's also an owner's forum (MyGrandRV) where you can find folks who own Transcend Xplor travel trailers and ask them questions. Rob
Second Chance 07/19/21 01:53pm Travel Trailers
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