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Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 11-02-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By waterman480
I ask myself the same question every year.

I ask myself the same question every year.
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 11-01-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By waterman480
Match Planned Trip - Fails!

Be careful! The option "Match planned trip route exactly" does not always work if you have put in and removed way points/stopovers. As with many of us, we use RVTW in the spring and the fall as we...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 10-16-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By waterman480
Thumbs down Unfortunately, it is a never ending comedy of...

Unfortunately, it is a never ending comedy of poor development and testing.



The latest is that RVTW no longer works on Android 4GB devices. Last version worked fine this spring going north. ...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 10-15-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By waterman480
Angry No longer works on 4GB devices

That is really poor memory management. Coding needs improving! If RV trip wizard needs to swap, it may be slow, and that is ok - but this really stinks. Our devices that worked for our northern...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-18-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By waterman480
Old Date bug is back and scrambling dates

Trip wizard is having problems with dates and presentation again. On my wife's computer (same account) RV Trip wizard shows a different trip start date than my computer. Her computer shows the trip...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-16-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,709
Posted By waterman480
I switched to Panasonic eneloop rechargeables...

I switched to Panasonic eneloop rechargeables about 10-12 years ago. Never a leak. Only had 1 go bad so far. The only problem is I keep buying more. It is amazing how many things beyond remotes...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By waterman480
Unfortunately, the DW is probably responsible for...

Unfortunately, the DW is probably responsible for much of the frost. I keep saying it is not a store. Remember where things are and close the door quickly and tightly!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By waterman480
PS. We are now in Moab, CO The outside temp is...

PS. We are now in Moab, CO The outside temp is 103. We put in a load of food at Grand Junction, CO two hours ago. Now the temp has dropped to 40 so far. (Propane fridges don't like having to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By waterman480
Check this thread out. It describes the most...

Check this thread out. It describes the most likely problems and solutions. Life is much better once the fridge is installed as per spec of the fridge manufacturer - not as built by the RV...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By waterman480
The insurance companies also are doing yield...

The insurance companies also are doing yield management. (Same as the airline and hotel industries - and now the camping industry is catching on,) How much pain can the insurance company inflict...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By waterman480
This will work better. Cut the link on the wrong...

This will work better. Cut the link on the wrong letter :sad:


American Duo Roller Shades | MCD Innovations (https://mcdinnovations.com/american-duo)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By waterman480
https://mcdinnovations.com/american-duoc ...

https://mcdinnovations.com/american-duoc



if you have space for mounting the guide tracks on each side. Expect a slow response from them. Like many companies these days they seem to be...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-16-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By waterman480
I should have made it clear that the panel shown...

I should have made it clear that the panel shown is the top panel - which pulls air out, not the bottom one, which has no fan. If you don't have a Fridge Defender, then you could use a product like...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-16-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By waterman480
Keeping Frig cool in hot weather

I cut the above from the Entegra forum (thank you John)


I can't emphasize this enough, and it is even more critical for units that have their refrigerators mounted in a slide (which we have). ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
I used 48", which is why I have a small gap at...

I used 48", which is why I have a small gap at the top and bottom. It was what I had in the garage from a sailboat shade project, as I had bought a whole roll at a good price. I have been using it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
Nice job. What did you use for material? That...

Nice job. What did you use for material? That doesn't look like textilene?
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-12-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,907
Posted By waterman480
If you need it asap, Magnashade will take too...

If you need it asap, Magnashade will take too long to arrive. Go to Amazon and buy some magnets, and then go to your local fabric recovering or online and buy some Textilene. 80% still gives you...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 07-10-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By waterman480
Having driven around there last year, including...

Having driven around there last year, including ending on on a goat path with our toad (but it was a state road), my advice is to remove your waypoints and start over. By putting in waypoints, you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,374
Posted By waterman480
"Always had them covered with wheel covers, check...

"Always had them covered with wheel covers, check pressure (105psi) every fuel stop"


Which means that if you were checking them hot at a fuel stop - you under inflated the tires. Then on top of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-07-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By waterman480
Last year, the objective was to buy gas under...

Last year, the objective was to buy gas under $2/gal. (East coast), and we did. This year it is to keep it under $3/gal until we cross the Rockies. So far, so good, but we will see...


However,...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-07-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By waterman480
My pad is Android, and it is large enough and...

My pad is Android, and it is large enough and high enough resolution so that I am not worried about screen space.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-05-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By waterman480
My rig is not a Freightliner, but the symptoms...

My rig is not a Freightliner, but the symptoms are similar. It was a weeping leak at the soft coupling from the holding tank to the discharge piping. Drove me batty until I figured out what it was....
Forum: Going Green 06-05-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,012
Posted By waterman480
Ain't that the truth :banghead:

Ain't that the truth :banghead:
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-04-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By waterman480
Alas, on my android tablet, only the splash...

Alas, on my android tablet, only the splash screen sequence rotates.
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-04-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By waterman480
Auto Rotate

I hate to ask for new features when there are bugs to be squashed. However, when it is sunny and I am wearing my polarized sunglasses, I cannot see RVLife in the vertical orientation.


...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-03-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,829
Posted By waterman480
Charmin Ultra Soft works great, but don't get the...

Charmin Ultra Soft works great, but don't get the Charmin Ultra Strong by accident. If you do, that is a clog waiting to happen. Same with the flushable wipes - a product that shouldn't be in any...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,986
Posted By waterman480
If the manufacturer reallocated an expected order...

If the manufacturer reallocated an expected order from "Joe little dealer" to "Fred big dealer" - that is the way life goes. Volume = clout. It is certainly not unheard of and likely happening much...
Forum: Going Green 05-29-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,012
Posted By waterman480
A few corrections to what SJ-Chris wrote. Panels...

A few corrections to what SJ-Chris wrote. Panels do not automatically come to full power when the sun rises. Most days (depending on the latitude and season) you can expect full power 4-6 hours if...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-25-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,952
Posted By waterman480
I'm not sure why this was a problem. It was...

I'm not sure why this was a problem. It was determined by both Newmar and AGS together that AGS would handle the problem. AGS contacted you to arrange service. What is the issue? The hand off...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 05-20-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By waterman480
Unfortunately, that does not help the horizontal...

Unfortunately, that does not help the horizontal scale. We have learned that we have to break our trip into pieces to make it really useful. This year's trips are already planned and divided into...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,345
Posted By waterman480
Remember, most dealers do more than an oil...

Remember, most dealers do more than an oil change. Did you grease all 7 points on the front end? Check all your lights (Takes 2 techs), wipers, air filters, tire pressure? The service underwriter...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 05-17-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,775
Posted By waterman480
Angry I'd be happier at this point if instead of trying...

I'd be happier at this point if instead of trying to add new features, the existing ones worked without screwing up an existing trip. I just started traveling on my summer trip. On the first leg, I...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-27-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By waterman480
Back down again :-(

Back down again :-(
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-26-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By waterman480
This is a real problem. Just happened again on...

This is a real problem. Just happened again on another route. Look closely at the dates and available days, and it becomes obvious how RVTW scrambled the trip.
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-25-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By waterman480
There are problems with the management of the...

There are problems with the management of the date locks. Lock one stop, leave 5 days, lock the next stop. Now try to put stops in those 5 days . It may or may not work. RVTW often has problems...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-25-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By waterman480
Angry We have had fits with RVTW modifying dates and...

We have had fits with RVTW modifying dates and losing and/or reordering stops. This appears to happen when stops are locked, and then you change stops in between locked stops. Everything appears...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,218
Posted By waterman480
Never fill your black water tank through the...

Never fill your black water tank through the rinse fitting. If for any reason your vent is plugged, you will either blow apart your couplings or your tank. You want to treat that tank with TLC, as...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,858
Posted By waterman480
You will have an idea when you find out your...

You will have an idea when you find out your black water tank leaks.


'nough said.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,953
Posted By waterman480
If that were true, then manufacturers would not...

If that were true, then manufacturers would not bother to print inflation tables. The pressure on the sidewall is the "Not to exceed" pressure when the tire is at ambient temperature.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-12-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By waterman480
We bought a piano for the rig. Wasn't that fun...

We bought a piano for the rig. Wasn't that fun finding a place for it!
Forum: Going Green 09-18-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By waterman480
My installation involved replacing the batteries,...

My installation involved replacing the batteries, converter, and the BIM (may be a bird or called something else in your rig) The BIM (Battery isolation monitor) controls the connection between the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By waterman480
Sounds like your batteries are already dead need...

Sounds like your batteries are already dead need to be charged. That being said, 10 watts won't do diddly. I tried using and 18w panel just to cover the parasitic loads on the engine battery - no...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-08-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By waterman480
Sounds like one of the air tubes inside blew up...

Sounds like one of the air tubes inside blew up or off. Can you hear the sound of rushing air? I am assuming you are seeing no motion of the actuator. Happened to mine when it was brand new, but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By waterman480
So he sells you a rig with a 20 year note that...

So he sells you a rig with a 20 year note that you can deduct the interest on, but they won't service after 10 years and you'll be upside down when you walk out the door.


Deduction is nice -IF...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
This thread has more information on magnets. ...

This thread has more information on magnets.


https://www.irv2.com/forums/f281/looking-for-magne-shade-magnet-size-488180.html
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
Amazon does not have the better magnets. The...

Amazon does not have the better magnets. The Amazon ones are 1 1/4" x 1/8". So all the pockets have two magnets for a depth of 1/4" The window side are also double except for the corners, which...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
The ones I ordered are not as strong as I would...

The ones I ordered are not as strong as I would like. However, the power is additive. So all magnets are double layer except the inside top corners, which are tripled. As I stated, this was a last...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
The material was textilene left over from making...

The material was textilene left over from making shades for my boats. Unfortunately it is only 48" wide and 80% blockage. When we return to Florida, I will buy just enough 60" / 90% to do the job -...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,943
Posted By waterman480
Here is the one on our coach. I made it at the...

Here is the one on our coach. I made it at the last minute before we left this summer. The material I had on hand and the magnets I purchased on Amazon for $50. Took me about 2 hours. :)


It...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-31-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 42,525
Posted By waterman480
I changed jobs at 65. Left the marine industry,...

I changed jobs at 65. Left the marine industry, bought an RV and now I'm an RV repair specialist - whether I want to be or not. :dance::rofl:
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