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RE: finding laundromats?

If I am staying in a CG odds are they have a laundry,, though not all do. If on the road Flying-J and some other large truck plazas will have them. If all else fails I open the Google App on my cell phone. tap the microphone option and say "Nearest Laundromat" and it goes BLEEP and up pops my answer.
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: sleeping bag falls off cushions with no kid attached

I am thinking tow possible answers. 1: Roll up bag and secure with Bungee 2: Attach Kid.
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:06am Beginning RVing
RE: RG6 Connectors

IS the gray cable SMALLER (outside diamater)? than the Black? If so it's RG-59 Never Assume unless you are assuming they will use the lowest up-front cost **** they can get their hands on and that is RG-59
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:04am Technology Corner
RE: Multicolor LED conversion?

I went with "Daylight White" but .. To each his own. I am not so sure those 12 volt flucuations are as color changing as the other poster suggested. They would not be if I designed the system and I'm not all that good.
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: Pink stuff in the toilet?

Is it ok or accepted to have the pink stuff (antifreeze) sitting on top of the flapper in the toilet for the winter? I did flush until it came through the lines as well. Short answer: YES Longer answer: In fact if you read the destruct..er, Instructions, that is how they say to do it. NOTE: Pink stuff can freeze. it just does not expand and crack stuff when it freezes.. In fact in all the world there is but one substance that EXPANDS when it freezes....... Water.
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:31am General RVing Issues

Wal*Mart black friday add shows a HP I think it's 15" 500 Gig HD, fairly impressive CPU 4 Gigs Ram 200 bucks. You can pre-order on Thursday on-line.. I'm going to (Have a friend who seriously needs a Christmas Gift) Store opens 10PM Thursday for Black Friday.. I will not set foot in the store on Thrusday and highly recommend you do not either.. Shop via computer (They do not celebrate holidays with family) or shop Froday 7:30 is a good time to shop Wal*Mart on black Friday or has been for me in the past.. But I'll likely do it Online and go to Store later.
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: Static electricity

Problem exists between shoes and carpet. Possible solutions include: Add humidity to RV Change shoes/go barefoot Since you are INSIDE the RV. though I will not rule out completly the posibility of a wiring problem.. the odds are low. I did have a trailer once where it WAS a wiring problem, but I see that has already been addressed in another post. This trailer however was mostly plastic. To get a shock I had to touch two pieces of metal one of which was INSULATED from teh frame and one of which waS not. Turns out the orignal owner could not tell the difference between black aND white wires.
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Question for diabetics (or those familiar with one)

Stress is a MAJOR factor and in fact one of the contributing factors in the cause of Diabetes.. You should talk to your Endocrinologist You may need to add either oral meds or insulin to your regime.. Oh, and exercise can help reduce your stress levels too.. (Take out your frustrations on the punching bag) For more information on diabetes you can ask questions in the compuserve diabetes forum .. alas I'm not so sure of the url So I will give you a link to one of the message threads in the forum (I am very sure of that) To Post you must be logged in.. Any AOL, Comnpuserve or Netscape log in including instant messanger will work... Or you can register for feee. This thread is part of the 2015 FDA recalls thread. Lists most all FDA recalls for this year including medical Pet/animal feed and Human food recalls.. I try to put 'em all in there. but I can not guarantee Yahoo delivering all the Recalls to my in-box.. Some I've found mis-handled by Yahoo. (My E-mail service). From here you can click on the Forum link,, near the top (Home-Forum messaGes, click on the first blue part) Compuserve Diabetes Forum 2015 FDA recalls
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Tank Coupling is stuck!

One of the reasons I do not like working on other folks stuff is I tend to tighten nuts and fittings TIGHT.. Of course there are still times... I was helping a man put some modifications on his motor cycle, We were putting in a quarter inch bolt that holds the horn.. I simply held the nut while he tightend the bolt I DID NOT TURN ANYTHING.. HE overtightened and broke it. Thankfully.. I eat quarter inch bolts by the dozen (or used to (So I had spares on hand.. Exactly the kind he needed.
wa8yxm 11/23/15 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generators stolen --- UPDATE pg 4

One thing that I have not seen mentioned (Might have just missed it) is this. How can you tell YOUR Honda EU-2000i from Joe's or Pete's or Sam's or Charlie's or ____ anyone else's___? Two ways One is better. First: WRITE DOWN the Serial number of any thing you own of value.. Make model serial number and date of purshase.. Keep it in both a paper file and a compter file, keep one of them secure (paper is easier).\ Second.. Engrave the device.. Your 2 letter state code followed by a SLASH and your Driver's licese number Example (not a vald DL #) MI/D 123 456 789 000 You can even preceed with OLN: Like this: OLN:MI/D123 456 789 000 Or however your state formats OLN's A police officer who SUSPECTS the device may be stolen, upon seeing this engraving, will ask his dispatcher to run the driver's license number. And of course that gives the dispatcher, followed shortly by the officer, you name, and address, and selected other information.. From that I was able to find the phone number for the owner of the stolen device, and contact his wife, who called him, who verified it was stolen, and told me where he'd reported it.. The very same local PD station our troopers had taken the suspect and radio (in this case) to.. The Local PD had never entered the stolen radio in the system so had the owner not engraved his OLN (Operator's License Number, what we commonly call a Driver's LIcense Number) on the radio we would not have been able to prove it stolen and get it back to him. Yes. I'm telling a real story in which I personally was the dispatcher.
wa8yxm 11/23/15 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Men of Hollywood in WWII

And there are more that served not necessarly in WW II but in other battles who went on to become housolde names due to the small screen.. (No I will not list) kind of different today. And we have those fine folks to thank for the fact that we have rights and freedoms. THANK YOU and not just to them but to all who defended and still to this day defend our rights.
wa8yxm 11/23/15 12:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for storage near Brunswick ga (Savannah area)

Cathead Creek Ranch RV park has some space along the fences for storage.. Not sure how much but I know there is room for at least one or two.. Plus he might put one in the arena since all he does there is wear out his grass cutter. 3 miles off I-95, (north west) exit 49,, (The Darien Exit) but the Ranch is in Townsend. You can google it and give Bill a call for rates
wa8yxm 11/22/15 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Open question to everyone...

The forum has some rules.. You can find them usually in a sticky but there are rules against selected topics of discussion. There is also a rule about flame wars (prohibted) Sometimes folks start arguing and it gets heated, or sometimes the entire topic is off topic with questions like who do you think will be our next president (PEOPLE DO NOT RESPOND TO THAT QUESTION IT IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE). If you make any kind of prohibited post or if the thread devolves into a flame war the moderators will, sadly, have to moderate and close the thread. It is like some folks think they can drive 105 MPH in a 65 zone... And when they do, not only do the police invite them to a meeting with one of the community's more distinguished persons (The Judge) but if they do it enough the DMV invites them to walk or hitch a ride,, not drive, for a period of time. Same thing exactly.. Believe it or not the traffic cop would rather NOT write you that speeding ticket, He'd rather you did not break the law. (Used to work for the police in a civilian capacity).
wa8yxm 11/22/15 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Duh - Problem with new Suburban furnace not Atwood

If you smell propane the odds are the sail switch is NOT the problem. Low battery however might be. But this.. I will state.. Other than making your battery is fully charged since it is under warranty I will recommend you return to dealer for warranty work. Many dealers will void/refuse warranty if you work on it first. So let them fix it and .. Ask what they did as well. Post the response.
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Ammeter/ Volt meter adjustment

Buy or borrow a good DC clamp on ammeter.. Sears has one that is not too expensive and will likely be on sale later this week. (Uh Friday). Mine reads up to 400 amps and is good at 2 amps as well.
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: American flag

may day, may day, may day, pan pan pan You know how many people even known the "PAN" word or what Pan means? I mean if you watch enough movies you might pick up on Mayday but PAN? Mayday: EMERGENCY: Immanent threat of DEATH. LIFE or Death. Example occupied house fire. PAN: Priority (less than Emergency) Threat to property or possible threat to life if not addressed.. Example.. Same fire but building not occupied.
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: An electrical question

I can think of three posibilities 1: new outlet is defective (hey it can happen) 2: At a downline outlet he has shorted ground and neutral together (the prior owner) 3: There are two ways to chain outlets (3 if you count RV type quick boxes) Most outlets come with two pair of screws or two pair of "poke the wire in the hole" holes You poke source in one (or warp it around one pair) and poke the line to the next outlet into the other (Or likewise wrap). But I am told by some that the proper way is to tie the wires together with a wire nut and run a single pair to the outlet. IF that is how it's wired then it's that short wire from the wire nut to the outlet that needs attention. I'm sure the code addresses this. But alas. I do not know what it says about it so those who do.. Please comment.
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: what exactly is a RV that is "4 seasons ready"?

Being from Michigan I'd call an RV that is 4 Seasons Ready ..... a MYTH
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:37am Beginning RVing
RE: What's your favorite app?

Favorite App... Two of 'em.. Kindle and Pandora
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:36am Technology Corner
RE: Lousy TV Tuner

The trailer has an omni-directional Winegard Roadstar antenna. Though you seem to have proven the TV has a lousy tuner (Some do) THIS is your biggest pain in the operating system.. The Roadstar is and always has been one of the worst possible options for a TV antenna. Directional antennas deliver a much strong signal and can block "Multi-path" signals (were the TV signal bounces off say a Road sign and comes in from a different angle and cancels itself out. Also the Winegard Sensar Pro to replace your OTA/Cable switch plate will do wonders.
wa8yxm 11/22/15 05:35am Technology Corner
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