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RE: door lock won't open

The Trimark door lock failed on our Class C.....could not open door. Ultimately found out that Trimark T-507 lock assemblies had a defect.....the latch bolt was made out of pot metal.....many broke over the years. The new ones now are made of steel. This is not the same issue as a lock cylinder failing, which many have done. Chuck
chuckbear 08/10/20 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: door lock won't open

Ours is a Trimark and the deadbolt key no longer works in the lock. Fortunately, we were able to finally unlock it and get in but we no longer use it. Just the door latch lock. These Trimark door handle/locks are junk and fail often leaving owners locked out of the rig. We are looking for alternatives to Trimark. This is our third lock that has failed. The deadbolt works using the inside locking lever so the problem is the cylinder which can't be replaced. Chuck
chuckbear 08/10/20 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Planning solar system for 1995 Fleetwood Southwind

Our '99 Bounder has plenty of room on the roof for solar panels. But my reservations has been the fact that most campgrounds and even boondocking sites are tree-covered. I don't want to spend a lot of money for very little return. Just looking for some feedback. Chuck
chuckbear 08/08/20 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Latest travel warning

I think they issued the exact same advisory word for word for travel to Florida. Chuck
chuckbear 08/08/20 08:31am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Savannah, GA or lower SC along I-95

We use Savannah RV Resort when going north or coming south on 95. Chuck
chuckbear 07/29/20 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: AC went out after getting unplugged?

Go up on the roof and pull the AC cover off. Check the start capacitor to see if it blew out. If you don't know how to check one, do a Google search. If you're still not comfortable, call an AC tech. Chuck
chuckbear 07/26/20 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motel 6 leaves a Porch Light on but ...

I think the main reason is the total lack of consideration for others. Chuck Sounds like you live in a sad world, do us a favor and stay there. I live in a very happy world and a very full life thank you. I suspect you might be one of those people that fall into this category. Why else would you find the need to make a statement like this since you don't know anything about me or my life? Chuck
chuckbear 07/13/20 02:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Motel 6 leaves a Porch Light on but ...

I think the main reason is the total lack of consideration for others. Chuck
chuckbear 07/13/20 08:40am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

You're going to see more and more of these types of reviews as the flood of new and inexperienced RV owners hit the parks. Things aren't going to be as rosy as the RV salesman told them it was going to be and the bad reviews will roll in. We just read between the lines and try to find the appropriate information that actually makes sense and ignore the rest. Reviews can still be used to determine the right choice, it just takes a little more work. Chuck
chuckbear 07/12/20 09:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

Coming from the boating community, we often would get two to ten boats together that were heading in the same direction. Many were new boaters that just wanted the security of having someone else along. We all got together before each leg of the trip and discussed our departure, route and stops. If anyone wanted to go their separate ways, we wished them a safe passage. We traveled together for the most part and often agreed to stops and side trips. Everyone paid their own expenses. We would make marina reservations as a group for each stop. These same things can be accomplished with an RV. Just start asking around and posting in RV forums. I would bet you could put a group together and keep your ten grand in the bank for a while. You would also probably find some experienced RVers or folks that have made the trip before to help lead the group. Good luck in whatever your choice is. Chuck
chuckbear 07/09/20 10:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Extended run, homemade or store bought?

We built our own for a fraction of the cost of the premade units. We explain how-to here. Those that can't get it to work aren't taking care to be sure everything is sealed properly so there are no air leaks. It's an easy project and ours lasted for a very long time under adverse conditions. Chuck
chuckbear 07/05/20 07:43am Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam Insurance is harrassing me

They are major spammers and use every trick in the spammer's book. Get a good call blocker from your phone's app store. They will change the number once you block one, so you will just have to keep up with blocking the different numbers. It worked for me. After more than a year, I have the calls down to about once a week. Chuck
chuckbear 07/02/20 10:50am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Directv access card

Rather than do nothing, call DirecTV and ask them if this is legit and ask them why? Chuck
chuckbear 06/16/20 10:49am Technology Corner
RE: North thru/around Wasington DC

You really need to plan...running West 64 and North on 81 will add a lot of time and miles If that is a concern... If you have NO SCHEDULE, go that way. OR Just north of Richmond hop onto 301.. 301 N to 301 N/50 E .. cross the Bay Bridge... 301 N to Rt 1 North and back on 95 at Wilmington DE After moving from Maryland to Florida, we make this trip often. We NEVER go through the northern Virginia, DC area, unless it's 3 A.M. on a Sunday morning, and even then... We use the 301 route except we connect to 97 and rejoin 95 at the Baltimore Beltway. More stops for traffic lights but well with it. Also, lots of opportunity for fuel stops and food if needed.
chuckbear 06/03/20 08:18am Roads and Routes
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

My wife and I lived on our boat and traveled extensively all over the waters of the U.S., the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Central America. Our water came from wells, cisterns, and municipal water supplies. We only used sediment filters and we drank the water, washed, and cook with it. We have never been sick or had any ill effects from the water. We do the same with our RV and have traveled all over the U.S, and parts of Canada. We have never seen folks more obsessed with water issues than we have with RV folks. I'm not sure what everyone is so afraid will happen, but everyone has to do what makes them comfortable. For us, there are plenty of other issues to perseverate over. You have no idea or control over the filtration process of the bottling process in bottled water. Plus the pollution index for plastic bottles is off the charts. But that's really not something to be concerned about. Chuck Here's a good article, IS YOUR BOTTLED WATER WORTH IT?: HOW BOTTLED WATER IS TREATED And here is more for you bottled water fans, Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
chuckbear 05/29/20 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: If getting 'Service Temporarily Unavailable!'

How about just fixing the problem on your end. Until it gets resolved I am done here. It's just too much of a nuisance. Chuck
chuckbear 05/15/20 09:09am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Time to replace windshield /side curtains

Each of my front curtains is about 8 feet wide. Without pleats, I doubt they can be pushed far enough back to not cover the side window while we are driving. Chuck
chuckbear 04/29/20 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish/Direct TV is going Bye Bye Millions soon to Disconnect

We also need to consider that satellite internet has been notoriously poor. Low bandwidth, very slow, frequent weather issues just when you need it, and very expensive for what you get. Too many unanswered questions to think this is going to be the answer to everyone's prayers. Chuck
chuckbear 04/29/20 06:46am Technology Corner
RE: Dish/Direct TV is going Bye Bye Millions soon to Disconnect

12 months dish/direct TV will be asking for a bail out from our government.. Don't invest in a fancy satellite dish for your RV, it will be useless soon.. 4 Brilliant Uses for an old SATELLITE DISH! https://youtu.be/LaAf6Ltgal8 12 months and counting... :p Do us all a favor and wait 12 months and then come can and tell us how it worked out. You have been preaching this for as long as I have been a member of this forum. As a matter of fact, I can't recall you posting about anything else which leads me to believe you have an agenda. Chuck
chuckbear 04/26/20 02:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish/Direct TV is going Bye Bye Millions soon to Disconnect

My god, the OP is back. Someone must have said his name three times. Will you ever stop being so annoying and just go away. Chuck
chuckbear 04/26/20 08:08am Technology Corner
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