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RE: tech podcast Pink Flamingo RV Radio

1 post, joined yesterday and promoting a podcast. Hmmmm It is suspicious.
beemerphile1 08/27/15 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: GPS with backup camera

I don't know that a GPS/backup camera exists but if it does I wouldn't want it. It will probably be expensive and what do you do when half of it malfunctions? I use an $85 TomTom GPS and have a $65 wireless backup camera system. They are independent of each other and I consider them to be disposable when the day comes that they malfunction.
beemerphile1 08/26/15 10:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Self PDI or PRO?

I don't understand the question, the dealer does the PDI (pre-delivery inspection). The customer attends a walk through with a dealer's representative. You certainly could hire a pro to inspect a unit before purchase and it is particularly recommended for a used unit.
beemerphile1 08/26/15 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: cruise control

The most common failure is the clock spring which requires removing the steering wheel.
beemerphile1 08/25/15 06:31am Beginning RVing
RE: So you are sitting by the fire, and you hear

Coyotes howling? Remember it is really dark. The only light in the campground is your fire. No street lights, no camper lights. The moon is behind the trees. they sound like they are really close. I mean REALLY close. So what do you do? AND your fire is too big to leave alone. I enjoy the evening including the sounds of nature.
beemerphile1 08/25/15 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Disconnected heater hose & engine high Temp ?

The line shouldn't be plugged. Typically the heater core is bypassed by extending the hose from the output port to the return port.
beemerphile1 08/24/15 11:28am Tech Issues
RE: Auto switch

Can't recommend a transfer switch but will point out an alternative. My trailer has a receptacle hard wired to the generator. I plug the shore power cord into the receptacle when I use generator power. Simple, low tech, and low cost.
beemerphile1 08/24/15 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: When is overprice, a Rippoff ?

I can't remember ever taking an iten back for a refund because it was cheaper some where else, but I did a couple days ago at Napa Auto. I needed an auto part, and a wd40, so thought even tho the wd would be a buck+ more, I would just get it there. But looking at the over priced tag on the way out, I saw the outrageous price of $7.99 for the 8oz wd. So, out of curiosity, I stopped at another store 4 blocks away, and the exact same can was $3.69,......so I bought 2 for $7.38, returned the $7,99 can for a refund. The guy gladly gave me my 8 bucks back, and his attitude was, "he couldn't have cared less" Am I cheap, or did I just plain get ripped at Napa ? Needs no answer. In legalese, an advertised price is an "invitation for offer". You offered $7.99 and they accepted it as sufficient. How could that be a rip off? You weren't forced to buy it, that is not a rip off.
beemerphile1 08/21/15 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken valve cover E350

Isn't plastic wonderful in engine applications? I had a Grand Marquis 4.6L with a plastic intake manifold. When it failed the catalytic converter was destroyed by antifreeze in the exhaust. The manifold cost me $500 plus labor and the converter was $175 plus labor. When Mercury/Ford finally got around to issuing a service bulletin and financial compensation our car was outside the window for compensation.
beemerphile1 08/21/15 12:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Overnighting at a rest area

Original poster here. I'm not against using a Walmart but it's NOT my first choice. In fact, it's far down the line for me. I think Walmart's original idea was great... allow American travelers a free place to stay... so they can shop at Walmart while there. But over the years it's become a place for transients, and often they have long police records. I have close friends in law enforcement and they're constantly being called to Walmart to deal with all kinds of problems in the parking lot. Yeah as compared to rest areas that are populated by prostitutes and transients with criminal records. :)
beemerphile1 08/19/15 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: New! RVer Park Reviews Are Here!

You asked & we listened! Now, in addition to the Good Sam 10/10/10 rating system, RVers can write & read reviews written by other RVers on GoodSamClub.com. Share your RV park experiences—from favorite campsites and amenities to what to see and do in the area. The online review form lets you assign one- to five-star overall scores. After being screened for inappropriate content, each approved review will appear on the park’s information page, and the park’s average star rating will be displayed next to Good Sam’s Triple Rating. By posting your feedback, you’re helping fellow RV travelers make decisions about where to stay. It’s Easy! Follow these instructions at GoodSamClub.com/rvparkreviews Good Sam Club members and non-members can post reviews. Be among the first to share your experiences—write a review today! How much editing will be done by Good Sam? What exactly constitutes an "approved review"? I understand removing "inappropriate content" such as foul language and spam but if edited beyond that they will be worthless. Give the readers of the reviews credit for the ability to discern for themselves if a review is correct or not.
beemerphile1 08/19/15 11:51am Good Sam Club
RE: FOLLOW UP ON STRANGE EXPERIENCE

Let them total it and then buy it back for 10 - 15% of value. Fix it yourself.
beemerphile1 08/19/15 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Exterior Laminate vs Aluminum

The has never been an aluminum sided trailer that delaminated from a water leak.
beemerphile1 08/18/15 11:35am Travel Trailers
RE: hardwire an inverter?

also, 10 gauge wire direct to battery? would the on/off switch on the inverter in the link be enough to kill parasitic load? or do i need something else wired in? Kind of a new subject for me, I'm trying to research but sorry for any ignorant questions More like 00 gauge wire. A 10 gauge wire would maybe be adequate for a 200 watt inverter. Yes, turning off the inverter would eliminate the load on batteries.
beemerphile1 08/18/15 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: the fan for the refrig runs all the time

I bought a new trailer that has a "big" refrigerator (two doors in the frig and two for the freezer). I have had two prior rvs both with small refrigerators. My question is really very basic. The fan in the refrig runs all the time. It never shuts down as the previous ones did. Is this normal? In the refrigerator or behind the refrigerator? It runs even with the refrigerator turned off?
beemerphile1 08/18/15 11:28am Tech Issues
RE: Tanks

You can put anything you want in there short of an acid that will melt plastic. It is just a plastic holding tank.
beemerphile1 08/18/15 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: Safety cover for a switch on curved surface?

Move the switch to a more suitable location.
beemerphile1 08/18/15 06:28am Tech Issues
RE: fluorescent lights

Tubes are the same regardless of the incoming voltage.
beemerphile1 08/17/15 01:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Water damage issue

Get a dealer to do a pressure test on the RV. Or as an alternative some on here have used blowers and other devices to do it themselves.
beemerphile1 08/17/15 01:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50amp outlet in the garage

With the antiquated system you are utilizing, I am wondering about the power to the out building. Do you have adequate wire size from the house to the building?
beemerphile1 08/17/15 09:06am Tech Issues
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