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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-16-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By alvo
It would be easier, and probably a lot cheaper,...

It would be easier, and probably a lot cheaper, to just buy a few non-blueray titles for the kids to watch.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 08-14-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,738
Posted By alvo
I have a tracking device attached to my cat's...

I have a tracking device attached to my cat's collar. It's a bluetooth device that maps where it is on my phone, so I can see where she is if she gets out. The downside is that it's Bluetooth so...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-11-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,984
Posted By alvo
And, after all, what's the worst that could...

And, after all, what's the worst that could happen, right?

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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-11-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,369
Posted By alvo
T-Mobile uses the same type of network that...

T-Mobile uses the same type of network that Version uses (gsm), but they each build and maintain their own separate networks.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-11-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By alvo
I talked to customer support and they're doing a...

I talked to customer support and they're doing a no cost exchange of the unit under warranty.

So far the only thing that anyone has come up with is possibly interference from a HAM radio operator...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By alvo
Page 12:...

Page 12: https://images.goodsam.com/goodsamtravelassist/GSTA_Premier.pdf

They return your motorhome to your primary residence if there is no one capable of driving it.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-10-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,801
Posted By alvo
I realize this will make me sound like a jerk,...

I realize this will make me sound like a jerk, but does your toilet have seatbelts? Why on earth would you be using it while underway?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-10-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By alvo
Defective CO detector?

I have a First Alert PC910 combination smoke and CO detector that went off twice last night. I'm thinking that it's likely defective, but since CO is invisible and odorless, I want to be sure I'm not...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-07-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By alvo
Remove the pump outlet tubing and cap it off with...

Remove the pump outlet tubing and cap it off with a plastic fitting. If the problem persists, it's the pump.

It could be a leak, although it's probably just as likely to be air in the plumbing. I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-04-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By alvo
My AC draws 14.9 amps max. Running three at once...

My AC draws 14.9 amps max. Running three at once would be nearly 45 amps, or almost the full capacity of the surge protector you have (50 amps). Although it should be able to handle that current,...
Forum: Boondocking 08-04-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,267
Posted By alvo
You don't say where you will be or what the...

You don't say where you will be or what the outside temperatures will be or if there is shade available to park under. That said, I am in similar circumstances, except that I only have shore power at...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By alvo
The post office will only forward Mail from a...

The post office will only forward Mail from a residential address. Forwarding to the RV park counts as a commercial address and you can't forward from there to another address.
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-31-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By alvo
Water intrusion caused the separation. Unless...

Water intrusion caused the separation. Unless there is an issue at the edges of a panel it shouldn't be a problem to just leave it as is.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-31-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By alvo
Every version.

Every version.
Forum: Full-Timers 07-31-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By alvo
You can't sync the dates, but you can pay the...

You can't sync the dates, but you can pay the registration and get the smog check done later, but you can't take it on the road, so getting it to a smog station is difficult without visiting the DMV...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-30-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,149
Posted By alvo
Sales tax is paid in whatever state you make the...

Sales tax is paid in whatever state you make the purchase, isn't it? Residents and non-residents pay the same sales tax rate. Registration fees would be a consideration. If you buy and register it in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-30-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By alvo
So why don't people just type "wife"? It's only...

So why don't people just type "wife"? It's only two letters more than "DW" and a lot clearer. Even knowing what most of these abbreviations are, they slow down my reading posts.

The DW thinks the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-30-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By alvo
Fry's had a special promotion a few weeks ago...

Fry's had a special promotion a few weeks ago $8.99 if I remember correctly.

Did you check Ebay? Starting around $10: 1TB USB Flash Drive | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/bhp/1tb-usb-flash-drive)
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,773
Posted By alvo
Minor. I have a 30 year old RV and spent only $60...

Minor. I have a 30 year old RV and spent only $60 the past year on repairs.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-30-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By alvo
Except for Google, which uses custom hardware and...

Except for Google, which uses custom hardware and custom software for the Google Drive services, and encrypts any data that it moves within their own servers.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-29-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By alvo
Google:...

Google: https://support.google.com/work/answer/6056693?hl=en
Forum: Full-Timers 07-28-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By alvo
You don't need a special app for that. Just enter...

You don't need a special app for that. Just enter "Bubble Level" into Google and you get one.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-27-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By alvo
There's an excellent book on the subject of...

There's an excellent book on the subject of website usability (and fun to read), Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Read it here:...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-27-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By alvo
Scroll past the last post, past the Tags box,...

Scroll past the last post, past the Tags box, down past the You May Also Like, past the Reply Box, past the Currently Active, past Posting Rules, and past Similar Threads, and then on past the box...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-27-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By alvo
My apologies. Sorry to have bothered everyone.

My apologies. Sorry to have bothered everyone.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-27-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By alvo
From a forum management perspective, encouraging...

From a forum management perspective, encouraging people to use an ad blocker to make using the site more tolerable is bad for ad revenue.

The ad at the top should be removed. It's actually in the...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-26-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By alvo
I guess I wasn't making myself very clear. My...

I guess I wasn't making myself very clear. My observation was that, unlike other forums I use, this one is poorly setup and is clearly not well thought out in terms of usability. The irv2 forum page...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-24-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By alvo
I chose Geico based on price and have remained a...

I chose Geico based on price and have remained a customer based on service. I few years ago I was in an accident (not at fault) in a car I had bought just a few months before. The airbags deployed,...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-24-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By alvo
Too much scrolling required

I would like to suggest that the owners of this site consider redesigning how it displays. It requires way too much scrolling up and down to view the pages. When I visit the page starts with the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-23-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By alvo
Most carriers offer a similar deal without the $5...

Most carriers offer a similar deal without the $5 fee. You get an "unlimited" data plan, but just the first set amount is at 4G speeds, then drops down to almost unusable 2G speed.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 07-22-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By alvo
In defense of the forum, the owners didn't write...

In defense of the forum, the owners didn't write the script that is running the site. The forum posts are stored in a giant database and the forum search simply matches terms entered with those in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,611
Posted By alvo
I used a Kisae auto transfer switch (Kisae TS20A...

I used a Kisae auto transfer switch (Kisae TS20A Transfer Switch 20A 120V | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/KISAE-TS20A-Transfer-Switch-20A-120V-/391438843051)), about $80 with shipping. It plugged...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-15-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,306
Posted By alvo
I was under the impression that propane tanks...

I was under the impression that propane tanks were generally pretty thick steel. Unless there's major corrossion issues, I'd think you could just sand and paint.
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-15-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By alvo
It's the internet. Make stuff up. Nobody will...

It's the internet. Make stuff up. Nobody will know.
Forum: Going Green 07-15-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By alvo
I had most of them work when I switched over, but...

I had most of them work when I switched over, but a couple of lights were wired backwards and I had to switch the wires around to make them work. Incandescent bulbs don't care about polarity, LED...
Forum: Going Green 07-14-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,643
Posted By alvo
All my outlets are wired on one leg of the...

All my outlets are wired on one leg of the distribution panel, the microwave and AC are on different ones. That allowed be to add an automated transfer switch and detect when there was shore power...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-14-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By alvo
If you take a lot of photos with your phone,...

If you take a lot of photos with your phone, Photobucket is a good addition. You can set it to automatically upload copies of each photo to a free, password protected account on their website. If...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By alvo
If you use a lot of battery power, a 100 watt...

If you use a lot of battery power, a 100 watt panel isn't going to recharge the batteries fast enough. If you just use 12 volt lights and water pump and such, it will likely keep your batteries...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,611
Posted By alvo
So much for proofreading; I can't even pretend...

So much for proofreading; I can't even pretend this was a typo. I meant to type Tiger Claw pure sine wave 1500 watt inverter.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-14-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By alvo
It sounds like you have some kind of virus or...

It sounds like you have some kind of virus or malware on your computer. This isn't a behavior of Windows 10 (or any other version for that matter).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,611
Posted By alvo
Every day. I have an iron claw pure sine wave...

Every day. I have an iron claw pure sine wave 1500 watt inverter. It cost $199. There are some good videos of it on YouTube showing the build quality. It's worked perfectly for me.Easy Install.

I...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-13-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By alvo
Assuming it's an Android phone you can just tell...

Assuming it's an Android phone you can just tell Google to do a lot of stuff without having to type.

Google Maps (comes with the phone). I simply say OK Google, navigate to South Lake Tahoe or OK...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By alvo
That's what I did as well.

That's what I did as well.
Forum: Full-Timers 07-13-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,358
Posted By alvo
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/firearms-and-rv-ing...

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/firearms-and-rv-ing-information-146735.html
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 07-09-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,040
Posted By alvo
In my experience cats never seem to like what we...

In my experience cats never seem to like what we think they will. My cat's favorite spots are 1)Driver's seat, 2) Dash (passenger side only), 3) Floor in front of the driver's seat, and 4) Bed. In...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-09-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By alvo
I agree. There service has been great. I rely on...

I agree. There service has been great. I rely on T-Mobile for business (20GB per month) and stream all my TV from them using their Binge-On service providing the data to me for free. It's a great...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-06-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By alvo
Prepaid carrier Straight Talk now offers LTE...

Prepaid carrier Straight Talk now offers LTE service to those with compatible AT&T devices | The Verge (https://www.theverge.com/2013/9/13/4727886/straight-talk-prepaid-now-works-with-att-lte-devices)...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-05-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By alvo
Or try TV Fool (https://tvfool.com)

Or try TV Fool (https://tvfool.com)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-30-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By alvo
Air Flow Direction for Roof Vent

I have a fairly unimportant question.

It's currently 74° outside and 90° inside. I have the windows open and the fan in the roof vent going. I can't decide if I should be

moving the hot inside...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-30-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By alvo
As it should be. They weren't there when the...

As it should be. They weren't there when the accident happened, so have no way of determining fault. They can record details told to them, but that's about all.
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