Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,799
Plastic tub with accordion folders inside for all the paper stuff - stored in the bottom of a wardrobe cabinet. One folder for all the manuals and system documentation that came with the coach and I have acquired for the coach. Another for services done and parts purchased receipts. Yet another for purchase paperwork, insurance, registration, memberships, etc. A basket inside the house to toss papers into that are destined for the plastic tub in the motorhome.

Title kept with all the other vehicle titles in a fire rated important document box inside a suitcase under a bed the sticks and bricks house - ready to be snagged on the run in case of emergency evacuation (SoCal fires, etc.).
__________________

__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-29-2013, 09:49 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,709
I discovered the hard-very hard way; DO NOT make backup copies, instead make mirror images of your hard drive. I bought a Seagate 1TB hard drive, made a backup copy of my documents and settings using Seagate software, in case my computer died or crashed. Well it did_; not I cannot retrieve my stuff from the Seagate HD because I cannot get that computer running again. The data is only restored to the original "birthplace".
Now I only make a mirror image of my computers HD.
__________________

__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
My wife has a consulting business and so she has files. I purchased some plastic file folder carriers at Target; a nice lid and carrying handle. We put labeled folders in them. They stow in the basement easily for travel and I get them out when she needs them. Works great. They were inexpensive and very durable.

We do electronic storage and bill paying etc. as well.
__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 11:16 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Sky_Boss's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: ON THE ROAD...SOMEWHERE
Posts: 6,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
I discovered the hard-very hard way; DO NOT make backup copies, instead make mirror images of your hard drive. I bought a Seagate 1TB hard drive, made a backup copy of my documents and settings using Seagate software, in case my computer died or crashed. Well it did_; not I cannot retrieve my stuff from the Seagate HD because I cannot get that computer running again. The data is only restored to the original "birthplace".
Now I only make a mirror image of my computers HD.
Bless your heart Ray but...

I've never seen that be a problem before with any BU software I have used. Over the years I have restored many a new/rebuilt computer from backups. Now...with Windows it doesn't pay to backup installed programs, only the installers themselves. Of course, always back up data files. OTOH, now that I am a Mac kinda person, it is sooooo much easier to restore the entire system. Along with my online back ups, I try to do a back up to an external drive on a monthly basis. With a Mac, no need to re-install programs to fix INI files and broken location pointers that Windows uses.

Now, the use of a MIRROR would solve the problems I think you may be alluding too but takes a long time. Also, even mirrors have some funky things happen if you install a different model and/or size hard drives to replace toasted ones. Not always but sometimes...
__________________
Don, Sandee & GSD Zeus. Guardian GSDs Gunny (7/11/15) & Thor (5/5/15)
2006 DSDP 4320, Spartan MM IFS, 2013 CR-V, Blue Ox Avail, SMI AF1, Samsung 197R Refer.
Sky_Boss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2013, 08:47 PM   #19
Member
 
Mknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Georgetown ,Texas
Posts: 69
What about the iPads? Isn't everything stored in cloud or cyber space. How else can you store from iPad
__________________
Mknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 12:08 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
wanderso's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,045
iPad works well. Using Dropbox, you can store PDFs, word docs, and such and if you click "favorite" it will keep a local copy for when you don't have an Internet connection. Airline pilots have switched to iPad these days ad they are saving 42 pounds worth of flight bag items. (American is an example)
__________________

__________________
History: '08 View, '05 Chinook, '01 Jamboree 24D, '78 Apache Popup, 81 Komfort Tlr,
84 Mazda B2000 'w canopy,
Tent from wedding shower in '96
wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.