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RE: RV Printer

Just a hint for dried out ink cartridges: I use a plastic cup the cartridge will fit in, about 1/8" water in the bottom with a drop of soap. Put cartridge in with printhead in water/soap mix. About 10 minutes is all it needs. Remove and wipe printhead dry with paper towel. As you wipe it off, you will see ink begin to flow again.
zigzagrv 01/15/19 08:08am RV Lifestyle
RE: Walmart deep cycle battery

I used the 27DC for many years, but had to replace them every 2-3 years. During the second or third year, they would not last the night running my furnace. Have switched to two 6v GC-2s from Sam's Club and am very pleased with them. On my fourth year and still going strong.
zigzagrv 01/11/19 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: What apps do you use that you find really helpful?

Copilot RV Pilot/Flying J locator
zigzagrv 01/09/19 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing Awning Fabric that has Alumiguard Cover - DIY

I replaced my old beat up vinyl with the acrylic with alumiguard and couldn't be happier. If you are having trouble rolling up this type awning, make sure you are rolling it up from the center of the awning tube. Otherwise it will roll up crooked. I was on my second vinyl awning and, just as the first one, started to delaminate. That's when I switched to acrylic.
zigzagrv 01/07/19 07:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Carrying 2 bikes - Motorhome and Car Dolly

We don't have bikes, but when we take grandkids along, we put their bikes in the motorhome. I simply drop the table in the dinette and secure them there.
zigzagrv 01/04/19 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Here we go....

zigzagrv 12/31/18 08:17am Around the Campfire
RE: National Parks overcrowding.

For us, the solution is to travel and visit the NPs in the Spring and Fall while the kids are still in school. Also for us, traveling in the Summer is just not pleasant because of the heat, with the exception of the Northern states or Canada. We also have little tolerance for rude, arrogant and ignorant people, all of which seem to be on the increase.
zigzagrv 12/28/18 11:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas RV Fill up tips

We have used Flying J who have RV islands for the last 20 years. Use the Pilot/Flying J app for locations. ^^^. This Al ^^^. This X2
zigzagrv 12/28/18 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trying to figure the future

Interesting. Causes me to ponder who are the world leading producers of ion??:B
zigzagrv 12/20/18 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: Dehumidify - Air Conditioner & Electric Space Heater FIGHT!

Me thinks you are over-thinking this. An air 'conditioner' conditions the air by REMOVING moisture from it and then cools it by blowing inside air over the cooling coils. When I run my a/c in humid conditions, the water (condensate) is quite visible as it runs off the roof and down the side of the motorhome. If this isn't happening on your unit, I would suspect a problem with the a/c. But since you say the air temp is 70 degrees, I would think the a/c is doing its job. If you feel the a/c is not removing the moisture sufficiently, I would invest in a small dehumidifier. As for the storage spaces that do not receive conditioned air, Damp Rid would be a solution. Also, today's refrigeration units of any kind no longer use Freon.
zigzagrv 12/09/18 06:22am Tech Issues
RE: generator usage

Not familiar with your particular motorhome, but the generator hour meter is usually mounted on the dash of the motorhome.
zigzagrv 12/05/18 07:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chieftain 22 On Board Storage Question

Had a 1985 30' Chieftain years ago with the same setup, and if I remember, the drop down bed came down almost to the top of the seatback. So, unless you're very short, it would be sitting on your head. You possibly could put a stop of some sort in the mechanism to prevent it from coming down that far. Outside storage is a problem, but IIRC, the indside storage was pretty good.
zigzagrv 11/27/18 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Master Tow?

I have the same dolly, and that is not unusual. Till it gets broken in, the pan may be a bit hard to turn. I just kick it into place with the heel of my shoe. If you are still not able to turn it, the HUGE center bolt on the pan can be loosened. See how to do it in the instruction manual online. It is a good dolly. Good Luck
zigzagrv 11/23/18 07:21am Dinghy Towing

It's difficult to not be political about this subject, but, as in everything else, including science, you get what you paid for. ;)
zigzagrv 11/17/18 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper

We spent 3 days in Canmore at a cg (I don't remember the name) and toured Banff, LL, and Moraine lake, not far from LL, and about halfway up the Icefield Parkway. We then went up to Jasper and spent 3 days in Hinton KOA and toured the other half of The Icefield Parkway, including Athabasca Falls. The scenery is spectacular along the whole length of the IFP, and is one of our favorite drives on the way to Alaska.
zigzagrv 11/17/18 07:44am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Navigation with Tablet

zigzagrv 11/14/18 07:29am Technology Corner
RE: Spare Tire

It's a Sunday morning, halfway between Marathon, TX and Big Bend NP, out in the desert when an outside rear tire lost its tread. No cell service. Before I could get pulled over and out the door to inspect, a Border Patrol truck was alongside me. He radioed to dispatch my GS ERS card info and contacted them. 3 1/2 hours later a repair guy shows up. I had dropped the spare and had the rear of the motorhome up on its jacks when he arrived. A half hour later I was back on my way to BB NP. If I had not had a spare, I don't know how I would have communicated that with the repair guy. P.S. At one point I considered changing it myself since I carry a lot of tools. However, I could not find the right size socket for the lugs, which is 15/16". I now have one. Wouldn't leave home without a spare.
zigzagrv 11/13/18 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Forums link not working

The "My Forums" link in the upper right is not working. Just get a time out error, server not responding, or sometimes a message from the CloudFlare saying their server is Chicago is working but something wrong elsewhere. Tried three different portals. Been like this a few days now, tested on both Spectrum and AT&T. DITTO THIS ^^^
zigzagrv 11/13/18 09:48am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Remote Control Thermostst?

Executive: Just how do YOU spell 'thermostat'? :B Just razzin you about your headline post. "Remote Control Thermostast...:)....Dennis Hehe...missed that...good finger check catch. :S
zigzagrv 11/12/18 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Navigation with Tablet

Gdetrailer: Don't know what Android tablet you have, but sounds pretty crappy to me. I have had almost none of the problems you have described, but you are right about POIs to an extent. There is a way. Disclaimer: I do not now, nor ever have worked for Co-Pilot or any of their affiliates!
zigzagrv 11/12/18 04:59pm Technology Corner
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