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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-29-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By TLGPE
Twinboat is certainly correct; the Roadtrip type...

Twinboat is certainly correct; the Roadtrip type is limited to one satellite at a time. The Dish personel is totally ignorant (NOT stupid, just ignorant). A traveler or RF Mogul with the 3 LNB...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-29-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By TLGPE
A good quality A/B should work just fine. Get a...

A good quality A/B should work just fine. Get a better model than the cheapest slide model; it's still pretty cheap.

Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By TLGPE
Walmart and many other stores sell spring type...

Walmart and many other stores sell spring type traps. Bait them with peanut butter--crunchy works best-- and set them inside cabinets or along the walls. Placing them in bays can help get them...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-26-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By TLGPE
I don't know who did those studies, but there is...

I don't know who did those studies, but there is no noticeable restriction that we can find.

We have been using ours for about five years (change yearly, more often for full timers), and find no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-26-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By TLGPE
Probably a silly idea, but you may be able to...

Probably a silly idea, but you may be able to insert a darker screen inside your fixture to block some of the light. Gray 1/16" plexiglass sheet is fairly cheap and can be cut to size.

Just a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-25-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 215,273
Posted By TLGPE
I don't have that card yet, but am interested. ...

I don't have that card yet, but am interested. One thought in the direct withdrawal fear is to use online banking.

1. Open a checking account at your bank with a low minimum amount in it.
2....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By TLGPE
Look up RVAIR.com. They have MERV6 rated...

Look up RVAIR.com. They have MERV6 rated filters. They work really well. They remove dust and dirt and also remove odors.

We have the same round filters, eight in our last coach and fourteen...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-23-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By TLGPE
Good point, Twinboat. I know about the 1/4 tank...

Good point, Twinboat. I know about the 1/4 tank cutoff, but did not consider it would need a separate filter.

Thanks for the correction.

Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By TLGPE
sink hose

This is what I worked with. It's fine now.

The photo labeled 0642 shows the hose detached from the stationary end.

The others show the cable wrap and the fittings where the hose drains the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-23-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By TLGPE
If you have it solved, disregard this, but one...

If you have it solved, disregard this, but one speculation would be that maybe there is fuel filter that is shared by both engines. If flow through the filter is restricted, there may be enough for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By TLGPE
Just yesterday, I replaced the hose in our 08...

Just yesterday, I replaced the hose in our 08 Mountain Aire. The one I took out was about 24" long; it should have been about 36" long. When the slide retracted, the hose snatched off of the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By TLGPE
Or, if you have a ladder, just grab the fabric...

Or, if you have a ladder, just grab the fabric and pull it back where it belongs. It should slide in as easily as it came out.

Just a thought.

Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By TLGPE
OK, so my post was a little late. I think Joel...

OK, so my post was a little late. I think Joel has a good handle on it.

Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By TLGPE
I am totally NOT an expert, so please disregard...

I am totally NOT an expert, so please disregard this if you wish, but I am sure that the amount of O2 you need for breathing is very small compared to the interior of your RV. In other words, the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-13-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By TLGPE
Thanks, VSHEETZ, thanks LUVLABS. I just...

Thanks, VSHEETZ, thanks LUVLABS. I just downloaded the Winegard app and it seems to work fine. I went through the request for the camera OK, but there was no further request for proprietary info,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By TLGPE
There is another thread running currently about...

There is another thread running currently about putting a canvas shade over the roof to do exactly that. It definitely helps. Just holding newspaper up to block the sun on your face fakes a huge,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-07-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By TLGPE
As others have said, when you can obtain a clear...

As others have said, when you can obtain a clear line of sight, the carry-out types work very well. We used Tailgater and Pathways automatic antenna units for several years before installing a roof...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-06-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By TLGPE
We did it. Works out really well. Tom

We did it. Works out really well.

Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By TLGPE
We added one to our 05 Newmar KSDP. It was a...

We added one to our 05 Newmar KSDP. It was a Global brand, obtained from Amazon (where else?).

I probably over did it, but I took out the light and use those wires, added the control box onto the...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-01-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 87,269
Views: 4,553,656
Posted By TLGPE
Well, OK, if you insist. This is Tom and Jan...

Well, OK, if you insist. This is Tom and Jan checking in. It's a new month and we are turning over a new leaf; nothing wrong with the old leaf, but we can't find it 'midst all the clutter of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-24-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By TLGPE
I cheated, I just changed out the dash radio to a...

I cheated, I just changed out the dash radio to a model with bluetooth capability. I answer the radio when the phone rings.

Tom
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-22-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,454
Posted By TLGPE
Just a thought to offer; I don't have that type...

Just a thought to offer; I don't have that type of chair (maybe next time), but have you considered just replacing the three pads and adding three more. This increases the surface area of the pads...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-21-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,950
Posted By TLGPE
My DW has also found that CBD oil helps her...

My DW has also found that CBD oil helps her osteoarthritis, particularly her knees.

Does nothing for me, but I don't have arthritis, just muscle aches.

YMMV

Tom
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-14-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By TLGPE
I agree with Ivylog, just loosen the bolt about 1...

I agree with Ivylog, just loosen the bolt about 1 1/2 turns and whack the bolt head fairly hard with a hammer. Use a socket extension as a punch if necessary. It should come loose, and you can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,852
Posted By TLGPE
A blinking light means that the light...

A blinking light means that the light works--sometimes! Nothing else.

In my case, I am often a bad driver; I don't want to be, but that's how it works out. Specifically, I don't hear at all well....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,126
Posted By TLGPE
Yep, with the usual caveats.

Yep, with the usual caveats.
Forum: Just Conversation 06-06-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
Posted By TLGPE
OK, Joe says the Penfed card is no longer...

OK, Joe says the Penfed card is no longer available. Guess that answers that.


Tom
Forum: Just Conversation 06-06-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
Posted By TLGPE
Sam's Club card offers 5% back on fuel charges. ...

Sam's Club card offers 5% back on fuel charges. We use it for gas and diesel.

Other charges are 2 or 3%, depending. The membership is 100$ per year, but we use it for almost everything and get...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-03-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,186
Posted By TLGPE
I definitely agree with Rod; I can drive it OK,...

I definitely agree with Rod; I can drive it OK, but I do best when wife directs me. We have bluetooth on the dash radio so she calls me and tells me where to go. I don't want her to tell me how to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By TLGPE
My apologies for my seeming misstatements. I was...

My apologies for my seeming misstatements. I was focusing only about the safety aspect of connecting the batteries. You are correct about Magnum, or any other specific piece of equipment; follow...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-29-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By TLGPE
There is no engineering involved; when the...

There is no engineering involved; when the negative terminal is attached, the batteries are "hot" to chassis ground. That means that whenever you are messing around with the battery wires there is a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,448
Posted By TLGPE
I usually just get a 10 pound bag of ice at the...

I usually just get a 10 pound bag of ice at the grocery store. Put it in a pan to catch the water and let it chill things down. Costs about 2 bucks.

Cheap, easy and safe.

Tom
Forum: Just Conversation 05-24-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By TLGPE
It's fairly easy to calculate the strengths of...

It's fairly easy to calculate the strengths of the rivets and base materials, but extremely difficult to determine what the applied forces will be.

Your choice to approach it with"over kill" is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By TLGPE
We used a wallpaper steamer. (Wagner, as I...

We used a wallpaper steamer. (Wagner, as I recall, about $50 at Home Depot). It worked really well at releasing the film's adhesion. Getting the glue off is harder; we used plastic scrapers and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,851
Posted By TLGPE
When we had our coach at the Spartan service...

When we had our coach at the Spartan service center in Charlotte MI, I asked about loose play in the steering box; the tech said it was fine and did the alignment. It was still loose, but the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By TLGPE
You could just get a fairly cheap camera and try...

You could just get a fairly cheap camera and try it with the existing wiring. It just might work.

HTH

Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-17-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By TLGPE
I echo the recommendation of RFM. We installed...

I echo the recommendation of RFM. We installed ours and used it for two years. We were very happy with it. We recently traded the coach and allowed the system to go with the coach.

Now we are...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By TLGPE
We are usually gone for longer than a month, but...

We are usually gone for longer than a month, but turning off the city water is a good idea, even for a short excursion.

We also pour mineral oil in the drain traps to prevent evaporation. Be sure...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-09-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By TLGPE
Rob, what it does usually is stop responding to...

Rob, what it does usually is stop responding to inputs and then blank the screen and reboot. I'm pretty sure it is not heat related####


Ok, a quick report; as I was typing this, it disappeared...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-09-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By TLGPE
Laptop reboots too often

I know this is not really an RV problem, but my laptop is my connection to the outside world, so here's my problem,

I have a Dell inspiron laptop, a little over two years old. It's running...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,681
Posted By TLGPE
Joel, just a slightly off topic note about the...

Joel, just a slightly off topic note about the RF197 (and our RF28 C.F. fridge at home) tending to ice up the veggie trays, this is because on inadequate insulation between the freezer and the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By TLGPE
Just a note on the chargers: the open-circuit...

Just a note on the chargers: the open-circuit voltage on chargers will be much higher than the 13.5 V it actually needs for charging 12V batteries.

Just hook them up as 12V and it will take care...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-25-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By TLGPE
Our Keurig coffee maker has been on board for six...

Our Keurig coffee maker has been on board for six years now. Usually on park power, but sometimes on the MSW inverter. No problems. We also have a $15 5 cup unit that has also worked just fine.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-23-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 29,015
Posted By TLGPE
Dwayne, I have a slightly different front end on...

Dwayne, I have a slightly different front end on my 2008 MADP with the K2 chassis (IFS 1660). Spartan is recommending the older Bilstein (556-SS5-001) not the 562-SS5-001.

Their Koni...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-13-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By TLGPE
SkiSmuggs, I have a question about your...

SkiSmuggs,

I have a question about your post. Since we now have strong unlimited hotspots (one ATT and one Verizon), can we actually get TV through WIFI?

We have been using Dish for several...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-11-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 87,269
Views: 4,553,656
Posted By TLGPE
How many?

How many?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By TLGPE
I don't know where to look for the fabric glue,...

I don't know where to look for the fabric glue, but sail repair tape is at a marine store, and of course, at Amazon.

Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-08-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By TLGPE
I strongly recommend applying the repair tape to...

I strongly recommend applying the repair tape to both sides of the fabric. Press it together tightly . If you have a roller to use in applying pressure, place a board under the fabric and roll it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-08-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By TLGPE
Turn on a vent fan. That should drop the voltage...

Turn on a vent fan. That should drop the voltage enough to cause the current to flow in. If it doesn't, then there is a problem somewhere.

Tom
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-05-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By TLGPE
Ours do not have toppers on the passenger side. ...

Ours do not have toppers on the passenger side. The patio awning covers the slide sometimes, but we bring the awning in in rough weather. No problem.

Tom
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