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RE: No heat in northern home all winter.

I was a home builder in a wet, wooded region where crawl spaces are common, and winter temps. might go to zero on rare occasion, but typically lows in the teens are more common. I have seen unheated vacation homes with cracked and bulging foundations, and even frost that worked it way deep under the structure and heaved column pads upward a few inches. Now, you are spot on with regard to damages likely in extreme cold, but don't forget frost needs three things, low temps, moisture and conditions that retain moisture. I can assure you that in our wet clay soils we have three of three. When my new homeowners tell me, "We are planning on shutting the heat off in the winters" I'm pretty blunt. I tell them to expect drywall damage, to be aware that structural damage due to frost heaving is a possibility, and that I don't warranty poor decisions.How were you allowed to or why did you build a structure where the footings for the foundation were not below frost line?
az99 04/17/14 02:35pm Snowbirds
RE: dish or direct tv?

DirecTv will continually raise your rate by removing the supposed discounts you get and hope you don't see it on your bill that you get after the charge has been put on your credit card. It is THE most deceptive company I have ever dealt with. Every thing about their billing is meant to deceive and confuse the average customer. Most never question it and just pay.
az99 04/16/14 05:18am Technology Corner
RE: Jeep or CRV - the search for a toad continues

We had the same problem. I went to buy a CRV but after driving it neither of us liked it even a little. She would never consider a Jeep of any model. We wound up with a Ford Focus. Great car to drive and great toad.
az99 04/16/14 05:07am Dinghy Towing
RE: RV760 vs nuvi 2797

As an example I used my RV760LMT to go from Mesa, AZ to Country Thunder at 20585 E Price Road, Florence, AZ. The RV760LMT route was Take Exit 55 on Right to US60E towards Globe 3.0 mi.; Take Exit 55B on right to US60E towards Globe 0.2 mi; Turn right on N Mineral Mountain Road 39 mi; Turn right on N Mineral Mountain Rd 7.1 mi; Turn right on N Box Canyon Rd 2.7 mi; Arrive at 20585 E Price Rd on left 15 mi.; Total distance 68 miles. That route is a 4X4 dirt trail that can be challenging on an ATV. The RV parameters input are 8'6" Wide; 65' long, 12'10" high; 16.0 tons; Avoid U turns & unpaved roads. My automotive Garmin takes the paved road for a total distance of 55 miles. I used it!That is a great example of Garmin routing with the RV unit. :)
az99 04/15/14 05:06am Technology Corner
RE: No heat in northern home all winter.

I shut off the heat completely in our northern NY home every winter. As do many of my neighbors. As long as you drain all the water and put anti freeze in the drains it should not be an issue. I used to keep it at 50ยบ but stilled drained the pipes. I have seen no difference in anything.
az99 04/07/14 10:47am Snowbirds
RE: No heat in northern home all winter.

If you totally shut off your heat, your homeowners insurance will not pay for any damage as a result of freezing of any surface or structure.Show us that in our policy please.
az99 04/07/14 10:44am Snowbirds
RE: TomTomn VIA 1605 M RV

As long as you stay on main roads there should be no problem with low bridges.I would not trust any GPS for low bridges. We have 1 locally that does not show up. Stay on the roads the truckers use and you will be good. I also have a TomTom Via that I am mostly happy with. I did not like either of the Garmins I had. MS Streets and Trips is still the best way to plan a trip and check where any GPS is trying to route you. Good Luck with the new RV.
az99 03/30/14 05:35am Technology Corner
RE: TomTomn VIA 1605 M RV

I've always used and like Garmins, but my RV came with a TomTom in-dash unit. I've put up with it for three years now and today is the day I'm yanking it out and replacing it with a new Kenwood/Garmin in-dash unit. As one fellow RVer once told me, they use Garmin not TomTom in airplanes.TomTom did not have an RV specific unit 3 years ago.
az99 03/28/14 03:34pm Technology Corner
RE: TomTomn VIA 1605 M RV

I tried getting the same info a few months ago and only got 1 reply who said he liked it. Does not seem to be very popular for some reason. I always liked the TomToms over any Garmin I have seen.
az99 03/28/14 07:16am Technology Corner
RE: Dynamax

Jayco sold Dynamax the molds for the body etc. Where did you get that information?
az99 03/18/14 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
Noisy Transfer Switch

I have a Progressive Dynamics PD52 transfer switch in the MH. It is mounted under the bed. It is so noisy it will drive you crazy and keeps me awake with the loud buzzing. The dealer replaced it once and the new one is just as loud. I have unscrewed from the floor and taken the metal cover off. Both helped a little but shortly after anything is done to silence it, it seems to just get loud again. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanx
az99 03/07/14 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: Looking to Cut the Cord on Paid Television

Is Replay TV like Tivo where you have to buy the hardware and then also pay a monthly charge?
az99 03/06/14 05:09am Technology Corner
RE: 2014 Dinghy Towing Guide

He did say that they would remove CA from the list of must have states. Old age and cunning will best youth and enthusiasm any time.I bet they will get right on that.:) After they sell quite a few more products based on false advertising.
az99 03/04/14 06:44am Dinghy Towing
RE: S&T Road Construction Updates

My 2011 and 2013 both lead you to believe that it is updating but there is no way to tell if it really did. Is there? I know for quite some time it was not working. It showed like it updated but really didn't.I could not find the site I saw it on.
az99 03/02/14 05:17am Technology Corner
RE: Why don't we have a Smart Phone app?

Maybe after they provide a simple solution to posting pictures. X2!X3
az99 03/02/14 05:12am Forum Technical Support
RE: Is anyone towing a '13 or '14 Ford Fiesta?

Don't let the battery disconnect on the Focus scare you. It is no big deal and there are multiple ways to make it easier. We got ours to use just for a toad and now drive it all the time.
az99 03/02/14 05:11am Dinghy Towing
S&T Road Construction Updates

Has the construction updates on S&T been repaired yet?
az99 03/01/14 01:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Radar Detectors.

One of the problems with them is the tremendous amount of false signals that are picked up. Very annoying. Now many new cars have the radar distance sensing in them and will drive you crazy. I have a Valentine and not in the RV. :) I am not a driver that tries to get away with 30 MPH over. But what really disgusts me is the revenue generators (formerly police) in many of the small villages that are more than willing to give you a $200 ticket for 3 MPH over. I want a chance in those situations.
az99 02/26/14 05:54am Technology Corner
RE: Please limit the width of your pictures.

Why not even jump this forum into the 1990's and change it to direct photo load like most other forums?
az99 02/23/14 04:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Using RV generator as a backup generator for the house?

Before you spend any $ on transformers etc. why not look at buying a real backup generator. If you already have the transfer switch you probably already have propane or nat. gas also. They have gotten very affordable. 3600 watts is barely going to kick on your well pump if it is more than 1/2 hp. I tried doing the same thing with a 4400 watt 240V and it does not work well except for short duration. Just a thought. Good Luck
az99 02/17/14 05:08am Class C Motorhomes
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