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RE: ReserveAmerica Refunds

Refunds are normally a small part of the daily operations of these companies. It's not surprising that it's taking a while.
drsteve 04/06/20 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World Fail (Again)

I ordered a Maxxair fan cover from CW, because they had the best price I could find. It arrived promptly, but there was a problem... they forgot to include the hardware pack and the grill. All I received was the cover itself. A call to customer service was all it took to get them to send a new one, including the hardware, grill, AND another cover. They told me to keep the extra one. I will say that they are the kings when it comes to spamming your email. After a couple of unsubscribe attempts, I just put them on the Junk list.
drsteve 04/06/20 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Destroying a truck

Never click on a link that takes you to Youtube unless you really need the information. In other words, don't feed the animals. Roughly ten percent of YouTube is useful for stuff like finding out how to remove a door panel without wrecking it, or how that weird electrical connector comes apart, or how to fix a water softener.
drsteve 04/03/20 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 12v outlet question

Any halfway modern TV will use a lot less than 600 watts. Something around 25-50 watts is probably more typical, depending on screen size, etc. That is why our old 50" plasma TV lives in the bedroom where it is seldom used. Beautiful rich color, but draws 650 watts. Ouch. The new 55" LED in the living room needs only 50 watts.
drsteve 04/03/20 06:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Arkansas State Parks

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drsteve 03/31/20 09:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do I delete my account?

Message from whom? This forum's mods? Or is it some generic message? Email? Pop up window? Forum message? Inquiring minds....
drsteve 03/31/20 09:25am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: I have a different kind of electrical problem

Male connector on the gen cord, maybe?
drsteve 03/31/20 09:21am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon's free 15gig

My "unlimited" Verizon data plan throttles back to 3G speeds after 15GB of usage in a month. The Verizon site says that they will add up to 15GB of 4G data to my plan if I go over.
drsteve 03/31/20 09:17am Technology Corner
RE: bathroom fan

There are covers that can be installed to allow the vent to stay open; I'm not a fan of them. Thanks, Doug I’m of the opposite opinion, I can’t believe they still make RV’s without them installed right from the factory. I can’t think of a single situation where you’re better off without one. To each their own........ My Maxxair has a sensor to close the lid in the event of rain, works great. When the rain stops, and you want to open the vent again but the sensor is still wet, you can switch the sensor off in order to open the lid. So far so good... Then, it begins to rain again, but the sensor is now bypassed... I now have a cover.
drsteve 03/29/20 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

I once tried an electric chain saw but found it to be useless because of it's lack of power as compared to gas chain saws. How long ago was that? I have an electric pruning saw on a pole with an 8 inch bar, the thing cuts fast and effortlessly. I suspect that an electric pruning saw purpose-buillt to deal mostly with only 2-4 inch limbs takes considerably less torque than what I use my 16 inch gas chain saw for - tree limbs and tree trunks up to around 14 inches in diameter (... or larger if I circle around the trunk with the saw). The electric chain saw that I gave up on was 120V AC powered via an extension cord ... probably way more capable, torque-wise, than any lithium battery powered chain saw. The electric chain saw I tried could in no way deal with tree limbs and tree trunks up to 14 inches in diameter. Actually it deals with limbs up to nearly the bar length very well. Those plug-in models are old tech. My next saw is going to be electric with a 14 or 16 inch bar.
drsteve 03/24/20 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Router speeds OUT of our router

The key phrase in the speed rating is "up to".
drsteve 03/23/20 08:38am Technology Corner
RE: The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands

Why does everyone think that 100% of the people will get deathly ill from Corona virus? Fact is to may have or had it and not even know about it. That is how little it will affect most people! Yes you need to be aware of things, but at the same time why act like he world is going to end! Nobody thinks that. Those of us who have been following what the actual experts say realize that unless we take measures to slow the spread, our health system will be overwhelmed with sick people. When the hospitals are full and you have a heart attack, or get in a car wreck, who is going to care for you?
drsteve 03/23/20 08:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: General Question About Routers

I've used my phone (Verizon)as a hotspot for very brief periods before because I didn't want to exceed data limits. For 2X what I'm paying on my current plan, I could get unlimited data (cost about $70/mo). I have Verizon's unlimited plan. After 15GB they throttle it to 3G speeds.
drsteve 03/22/20 07:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Pennsylvania State Park Closure

They may want to rethink keeping day use areas open. In Oregon and Washington people have flooded to day use areas and beaches. Ignoring the social distancing! They should just shut it all down. Leave room for the FTers, let everyone else stay home. Too many people think they are smarter than the medical experts. Slowing the spread is vital if we are to avoid overwhelming the health care system.
drsteve 03/22/20 09:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reservations cancelled

Travel spreads the virus. This is not debatable, it is a basic fact that any epidemiologist will confirm. How hard is that to understand? It only takes one person to infect one other person, who in turn will pass it on. If you can stay home, do so.
drsteve 03/22/20 08:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What can I do to revive an old VHS recorder/player

The shaking can be caused by drive belts, and also by the pinch rollers. If you can find new ones, replace. Cleaning might help, but they are probably just worn.
drsteve 03/22/20 08:51am Technology Corner
RE: Found my replacement engine!

A GM crate motor in a 1990 Ford?
drsteve 03/22/20 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Removed cord storage

This also eliminates the rodent access point where the cable goes thru the trailer wall. Nice work.
drsteve 03/22/20 08:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Dog farts are a famous cause of false alarms, I suppose because the dog is closer to the floor.
drsteve 03/22/20 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

I once tried an electric chain saw but found it to be useless because of it's lack of power as compared to gas chain saws. How long ago was that? I have an electric pruning saw on a pole with an 8 inch bar, the thing cuts fast and effortlessly.
drsteve 03/22/20 08:15am General RVing Issues
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