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RE: Stuck like a duck

The only problem I had (in Detroit area) was the truck they sent was a bit too small.. Now,, On a DP this would have been a disaster but on my coach (Damon Intruder Gas) when we coupled my mind with the truck's hydraulics .. No damage, Pulled it right out and by the recommended method. What can I say. i'm good. Driver did not think it would work but that's why I am the DISPATCHER after all (We know stuff).
wa8yxm 10/02/15 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: propane ?

I would fill it.. Logic... Where I lived and stored my RV good old Detroit Edison now known as DTE Energy was less than 100% reliable. In fact the power company where i grew up (Out on the farm) did a better job of keeping our lights on. So if it's cold, and the power is out..... Well I had an option (run the house off the RV's Onan) but sans that moving into the RV for a while and burning propane instead of natural gas to keep warm would be a very nice option.
wa8yxm 10/02/15 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: fuel stabilizer

I used to use Sta-Bil but have switched to Seafoam.. Several reports of issues with the first convinced me to switch.
wa8yxm 10/02/15 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: My over 13' rv went under a 13' clearance bridge

Lowest bridge I've ever gone under with this 12'6" RV was.. 12'6" One thing I noticed though.. 12'6" is without clothing, NO water in tanks, No food in fridge/cupboard, no silverware in drawer, No plates in cupgoard. No tools in tool box and no tool box in basement and so on. Loaded.. the RV shrinks.
wa8yxm 10/02/15 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: May purchase Roadtrek with odometer in kilometers

Generally there is a two finger salute that will convert it to MILES which by the way are now used in only one country world wide (USA) Though people have been trying to get us to convert for what, about 50 years? (Will give you as hort course in metrics in a paragraph or two) a Kilometer is 5/8 of a mile so KM*5/8= Miles Short course: You are going down the road.. You pass a sign: Speed Limit 40... You glance at your Speedometer which is calabrated in the same units used on the sign and the needle points firmly to 60. You glance in the rear view mirror and there he is.. Officer Smiley, LIghts on, Indicating he wants you to pull over. Now: Your task is to predict the future. A speeding ticket for sure.. KM per Hour or MPH? Right don't matter you are going to be ticked for 60 in a 40, units do not matter (Well they may when the judge issues the fine but not now). And that is all you need to know. It is all relative.. You do not need to know thins like 2.2 pounds per KG (which by the way is not correct since pounds is apples and KG is potatoes) Nor 5/8 Miles pr KM.. you only need to know your normal body temp is 37C (not 37.something) and light travels at 300million meters per second (or close enough that the difference, is not important for cutting antennas) and if you go 60 in a 40.. Nothing improves your driving like a ticket. Oh why did I say Pounds and KG are like apples and potatos? Well a 100 KG man, here on earth, on the equator, at sea level would be 220 pounds. Move that same man to the moon and 220/6= 36.6666 pounds.. But he is still 100KG
wa8yxm 10/02/15 10:38am Beginning RVing
RE: New DISH Subscriber With Questions

Clearly the Dish VIP line is designed specifically for RV use so you know it is compatable. You need to ask Solid Signals for the office which can best handle this type of thing.. odds are they can get you a number NOT LISTED in the manual where people know which hole you dig with a shovel and which one you wipe with tissue. (how's that for cleaning up an old line?).
wa8yxm 10/02/15 10:28am Technology Corner
RE: What does (not responding) mean

It means exactly what it says.. The program has hung OR the internet connection has Hung and is not responding... It can be either one. Often it will clear itself up after a few seconds or minutes.. But it is very very very annoying. I hate thumb twiddle time. What bothers me most... Police departments use Windows based computer aided dispatch in many cases. The Military uses windows based computers to aim and fire guns and such. Imagine "(Not Responding)" when seconds count... The patient dies before the dispatcher gets the 9-1-1 call to his desk. or BOOM the incoming missle arrives before you can fire the interceptor.
wa8yxm 09/30/15 10:07am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 10 headache??

This does not work for Usenet but for Mail, with most mail services, there is a method that works very well, and has a bunch of advantages as well. WEB MAIL That is instead of download the mail, including the malware that is in the spams (And occasionally the "Trusted" mails) you let Yahoo or Google or Microsoft deal with the malware and leave the mail on the host site. Then using any computer.. your desktop, laptop, IOS, Android, Phone/tablet, A computer at the local library.. Even (in one case) a computer at Enterprise (I needed a copy of a utility bill.. Logged in and grabbed a phone bill) ..... You have full access to your E-mail Accidently drop and run over the computer.. NOTHING IS LOST. And what's more.. The malware.. Well it stays on the HOST (Yahoo/G-mail/Microsoft) is caught by THEIR virus scanners and never delivered. If you try to download it (I did once, just to see what would happen)( they throw up so many ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS messages that if you are like me you will give up.. I did.. and delted the thing un-downloaded.
wa8yxm 09/30/15 10:06am Technology Corner
RE: Today is the day

Congrats on the Golden one. Folks talk in political forums about Holy Matrimony. I'd says.. your marriage is just that (And that is not a political statement).
wa8yxm 09/30/15 09:58am Around the Campfire
RE: How do I figure out my height?

In many states, 13' 6" is the maximum allowable height of any vehicle. It is a pretty safe bet that your coach is 13' 6" or less. Edit: Delete Many (In the phrase Many States) Replaced with ALL. But that is correct I like the idea of parking in a facility with a known height ceiling, Or parking under a tree limb or other overhang... Then measure the height to the bottom of the overhang (May be done after moving) and measure the clearance. Option two. Take a laser level and a wall or other item (Post) at least 14 feet high. Pull out 14 feet of tape (or pull out 10 feet, maker a mark and pull out another four) and mount the thing to the wall/post (Tape works) Using a laser level on top of the RV.. "Shoot" the tape.. Where the red dot strikes.. that's your height. Option 3: NOT recommended.. When you drive under the 12 foot high bridge.. And your rig used to be 12'6" high.
wa8yxm 09/29/15 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windows 10 headache??

When I need to do that I just connect both computers to the same Wi-Fi or wired router (I usually go wired for this) then navigate to the directory that contains the neeed files and copy them over using File Manager.. And yes, Windows 10 still has file manager.. Should be in the quick menu (Left end of task/status bar) Manilla colored file folder. NOTE: you may have to turn on file sharing for that folder or you can copy it to the PUBLIC folder and copy it over to the new computer from there (into the target folder).
wa8yxm 09/29/15 11:54am Technology Corner
RE: Dometic refrigerator ice maker

Ok. what was wrong and how did you fix it?
wa8yxm 09/29/15 11:51am Tech Issues
RE: Progressive Dynamics 9160A

Well normally I'd recommend the 9260 but since you have the plug in charge wizard (not minder, wizard) the 9160 is as good as it gets. NOTE: one possible issue.. The CHARGE WIZARD works with the 9100 line There is a dongle, id not know if it has name, that works with the 9200.. It is NOT the wizard though.
wa8yxm 09/29/15 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Old HD T.V. work on antenna?

Modern TV's are ATSC compliant, (American Television Standards Committee) these TVs can pick up DIGITAL over the air broadcast signals And though there are still a very few analog stations out there (They can also pick up analog) they are few and far between. Older TVs may be marked "Digital" but this is QAM,, A cable TV digital standard,m NOT ATSC.. Of course All TVs get NTSC (Never Twice Same Color... er, National Television Standards Committee) but that is the old analog standard. A digital converter (Round about 50 or less) Radio shack among other sources) is all that's needed to fix.
wa8yxm 09/28/15 03:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Hedge Apples

Interesting article.. My dad told a story..... Back in the days of Threshing machines (Before Combines, By the way a Combine is a Combination of a thresher and a harvester). Well in many communities only one or two or three farmers had Threshing machines and the other smaller farmers would Hire them to thresh the grain (Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley and such).. Well the principles in this story are such a farmer, and such a machine owner. The machine owner made it into the farmer's field no problem,, ,but when he left he hit the Gate Post and snapped it off.. Farmer said "Likely an accident" and replaced it. Second year the farmer was not so sure but he replacemed it,, Likely with Sumac, A common wood, not all that hard. Third year the farmer said "No, he's doing that on purpose" and he replaced the gate post yet again, This time the new post was a tad scrawney compared to the Sumac posts he'd been using. Forth year.. The post did not snap.. The The thresher was heavily damaged but the post held.. The Thresher man went to the farmer.. WHAT DID YOU DO. I put in an Osage gate post. WHY DID YOU DO THAT The other ones kept breaking. The next year.. The Thresher missed the gate post. Which, far as I know, still stands.
wa8yxm 09/28/15 03:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Financial Management Methods

In another post someone made a comment about the market being down.. I googled and found some market charts.. DOWN??? Sure did not look like it.
wa8yxm 09/28/15 03:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: 12V problems

I will second the suspect list: Batteries low on charge: (Takes at least six hours of generaztor time to FULLY charge, possibly more) Or bazd/dirty connections (This is suspect #1) Need not be at the battery but odds fazvor the bzattery negaztive leazd, then positive, then the chassis end of the negative lead then all the rest of the connections. Digital Volt meter the batteries to find out how well chazrgbed they are.
wa8yxm 09/27/15 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hugesnet Gen4 ?

If coverage is the only issue then satellite internet works. If data speed is an issue then cell phone based internet wins hands down over satellite. I know a man who uses Satellite Internet to bring together a bunch of people over skype and produce a multi-studio internet television show.. Now the base is in California and hard wired, but the person who orginized it is running at least half a dozen SKYPE Video links to his studio in the Ozarks during the show.. twit.tv/hn if you'd like to watch.. Bob Heil is the one using Exced The others are all hard wired. Bob has used his cell phone once or twice.. Did not work well.
wa8yxm 09/27/15 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Evolving USB power

I've no devices which can draw more than 1 Amp through a USB port, never the less my several outlets can handle 2.1a or 3.1a total. You are mistaken, When running Google Maps in Navigation mode the S-IV can indeed draw more than one amp.
wa8yxm 09/27/15 06:36am Technology Corner
RE: Replacing Batteries Questions

Generally the chassis batteries are 12 volt but there is no guarantee, they also use both six and 24 volt depending on the chassis. Best option is to do this. First, mark the positive cables clearly I suggest RED paint or nail polish Photograph and remove the batteries to the battery store That way you only need to make one trip (Other wise you make one to get them and another for the CORE refund.)
wa8yxm 09/26/15 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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