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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Yosemite77
Here is Samsungís troubleshooting page for WiFi...

Here is Samsungís troubleshooting page for WiFi connections. Hopefully it will help.

https://www.samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01111046/#tv-will-not-connect-to-wi-fi
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By Yosemite77
Just out of curiosity, when you say 303 is the...

Just out of curiosity, when you say 303 is the ďrecommended seal lubricantĒ, what entity made that recommendation?
Forum: Boondocking 01-13-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,100
Posted By Yosemite77
Youíre assuming that the lowlife would be working...

Youíre assuming that the lowlife would be working alone. Often they come in pairs, in which case the scumbag on top could easily hand a panel down to his buddy. Having said that, doing anything is...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-12-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Yosemite77
Grand Design does have a fairly good reputation....

Grand Design does have a fairly good reputation. Parts quality is a bit of a nonissue as all manufacturers pretty much use the same parts.

Good service is more a dealer issue than that of a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-12-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Yosemite77
Plumbing connections loosen up as the trailer...

Plumbing connections loosen up as the trailer bounces down the road. One of the things that needs to be done on a regular basis is to check that connections on water lines and drains are tight. ...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-10-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By Yosemite77
FWIW, a tech that fixed the ice maker on our...

FWIW, a tech that fixed the ice maker on our Samsung refrigerator recommended turning off the ice maker during times where you werenít using ice regularly.

Ours was barely out of warranty when...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-10-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By Yosemite77
If youíre going to buy DEF at Walmart, be sure to...

If youíre going to buy DEF at Walmart, be sure to take the cap off the jug, and check if the seal is still there.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-29-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Yosemite77
Help Me Narrow Down My List

Given the that models you are looking at are relatively equal in terms of quality, finding a good dealer is key.
Keep in mind that with all the RVs being sold these days, dealers are backlogged...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-28-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Yosemite77
Help Me Narrow Down My List

Of the brands youíre looking at, Grand Design probably has the best reputation, but theyíre all middle of the road.
Iíd focus on finding a floorplan that suits your family. When you think youíve...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 12-27-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By Yosemite77
Keep in mind that each of the variants has surged...

Keep in mind that each of the variants has surged for a couple months in a given area before dropping off. Assuming this pattern continues, the Omicron variant probably wonít be affecting travel much...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-21-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By Yosemite77
If you havenít already done so, thoroughly...

If you havenít already done so, thoroughly inspect your roof for places the sealant has failed, rips, etc.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-13-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Yosemite77
I would suggest that you check out the Going...

I would suggest that you check out the Going Green forum. Thereís all kinds of info on solar there.
Forum: Going Green 11-16-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,614
Posted By Yosemite77
Dragonfly Energy is the parent company of Battle...

Dragonfly Energy is the parent company of Battle Born Batteries. FWIW, the 100ah batteries are on sale now for $799.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-14-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Yosemite77
Menards does carry more than one brand of RV...

Menards does carry more than one brand of RV antifreeze, one of which is ethanol based, so be sure to read the label. Splash Antifreeze is the one being referred to in this thread. Itís propylene...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-14-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Yosemite77
My experience with Dexter electric brakes wasnít...

My experience with Dexter electric brakes wasnít a great one. We were headed south on I-75 in Georgia. Something didnít feel right on the trailer. We pulled into a truckstop, where I could feel the...
Forum: Going Green 11-13-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By Yosemite77
FWIW, from the manual: [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

FWIW, from the manual:
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Forum: Going Green 11-13-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By Yosemite77
Iím looking into this as an upgrade to my system...

Iím looking into this as an upgrade to my system as well. Looking at the manual, Victron calls for a 400 amp DC fuse. Also, the case of the Multiplus II also needs to be grounded directly to the...
Forum: Going Green 11-11-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Yosemite77
From the Rain-X website: [ATTACH]

From the Rain-X website:
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Forum: Going Green 11-09-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Yosemite77
I think Continuous Resources carries Hi-Tec...

I think Continuous Resources carries Hi-Tec panels.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,395
Posted By Yosemite77
Illinois isnít all bad. For example, we teach...

Illinois isnít all bad. For example, we teach grammar and spelling here.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
American Coach: Winterizing
Views: 437
Posted By Yosemite77
It sounds like you are using different types of...

It sounds like you are using different types of RV antifreeze. Another option would be to use a toilet seal lube & conditioner.

For those just starting out: There are two types of RV antifreeze....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,395
Posted By Yosemite77
Should you be passing through Illinois and donít...

Should you be passing through Illinois and donít have an IPass or EZPass, Iíd suggest writing down the number of each toll plaza as you pass by. It will make figuring out your toll much easier. Their...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,395
Posted By Yosemite77
Unfortunately, no.

Unfortunately, no.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Yosemite77
A bulging battery could be very dangerous, so I...

A bulging battery could be very dangerous, so I would definitely replace them. A gas build-up inside is probably causing the bulging. Given that youíre dealing with acid, I would wear eye protection...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-06-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,658
Posted By Yosemite77
Out east I tend to plan fuel stops carefully, as...

Out east I tend to plan fuel stops carefully, as the stations tend to have less room for maneuvering. Out west, as others have noted, you have to be careful where and how you pull out of the station....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-05-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Yosemite77
Rather than a specific brand, I would suggest...

Rather than a specific brand, I would suggest first finding a floorplan that suits your needs. Once that is determined, I would look at how well the previous owner took care of the interior. If the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-04-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Yosemite77
We bought 3 Solera slide toppers through...

We bought 3 Solera slide toppers through etrailer. So far they seem to be holding up well. If youíre a DIYer, installation isnít too bad. Itís definitely a 2 person/2 ladder job though.
Forum: Going Green 11-02-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Yosemite77
56Ē will be tough. The 200w panels I got from...

56Ē will be tough. The 200w panels I got from Rich Solar were 58.7 x 26.8Ē. Most I looked at were around 64Ē in length.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-02-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Yosemite77
I doubt if itís actually silicone. Not too many...

I doubt if itís actually silicone. Not too many RV manufacturers use it. Silicone doesnít hold up over time, and most sealants donít adhere to it terribly well.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-01-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Yosemite77
Dicor is probably the most commonly used sealant....

Dicor is probably the most commonly used sealant. They make both self-leveling, for horizontal surfaces such as the roof, and non-leveling for the sides.

If applying in a thin bead on a side...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-27-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By Yosemite77
Hoist Recommendations?

I mounted a hoist on our garage ceiling. I believe the brand is BestEquip.
I have a B & W Companion hitch. Sometimes Iíll lift it out manually, but usually Iíll use the hoist. B & W makes an...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-19-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Yosemite77
A neighbor did that, or at least tried to. ...

A neighbor did that, or at least tried to. Unfortunately he didnít get all the water out. He has since had the leaks repaired and now uses antifreeze to winterize.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,470
Posted By Yosemite77
Iíd be careful. The lock might be holding the...

Iíd be careful. The lock might be holding the sidewall of the RV in place.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-18-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Yosemite77
For those that are new to owning an RV, itís a...

For those that are new to owning an RV, itís a good idea to check the tightness on all water line connections as well as drains on a regular basis. They tend to loosen up as these rolling houses...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-17-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Yosemite77
Perhaps you should reread my post. I never said...

Perhaps you should reread my post. I never said anything about PEX tubing, much less that it would burst.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-17-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Yosemite77
I have family south of you, and winter was a huge...

I have family south of you, and winter was a huge deal for a time last winter. In short, just leaving the lines open wouldnít work. Keep in mind that you most likely have cheap plastic PEX fittings,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-17-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Yosemite77
Another consideration is the weight of cover. A...

Another consideration is the weight of cover. A quality cover can weigh 50 lbs. That could be a challenge when trying to get it rolled out on a roof.
I opted not to get one, mainly because getting...
Forum: Boondocking 10-15-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,898
Posted By Yosemite77
It seems to me that itís best to be proactive,...

It seems to me that itís best to be proactive, which means, keeping a clean camp. Given all the new RVerís, Iím sure many will be new to boondocking. Iíve tried to come up with common questions they...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-14-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By Yosemite77
That might not tell you much. RV antifreeze will...

That might not tell you much. RV antifreeze will get slushy or even freeze. It wonít expand to the extent that water does though.
I use Splash RV antifreeze. They make 3 versions, -50įF, -75įF, and...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 10-12-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,417
Posted By Yosemite77
I just read where the US is going to ease travel...

I just read where the US is going to ease travel restrictions for Canada and Mexico in early November.
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-28-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Yosemite77
You might have a manual reset circuit breaker. If...

You might have a manual reset circuit breaker. If you do, try pressing the button on the side. The breaker is probably under a red cover. Iíll include a pic.
As others have said, look for a cut off...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-26-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Yosemite77
To which side of Yellowstone are you headed? The...

To which side of Yellowstone are you headed? The route Iíd recommend would be determined by the destination.
Forum: Going Green 09-26-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By Yosemite77
To me itís also strange that youíre picking up 2...

To me itís also strange that youíre picking up 2 different temperatures. Is everything still on the the same network?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-20-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Yosemite77
I had the Michelinís on a Ford Explorer we used...

I had the Michelinís on a Ford Explorer we used to own. I would buy them again without hesitation.
Tire Rack is a great source for reviews and comparisons. Their prices are usually pretty good as...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,462
Posted By Yosemite77
Hereís a more complete video of what happened: ...

Hereís a more complete video of what happened:
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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,206
Posted By Yosemite77
The biggest takeaway here might be that the OP...

The biggest takeaway here might be that the OP was smart enough to look into this BEFORE buying. Kudos to him!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-15-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,109
Posted By Yosemite77
Xc-mark is spot-on with his post. Once you have...

Xc-mark is spot-on with his post. Once you have an RV itís very common to move up in size or even to switch over to a 5th wheel. You donít want to be in a position of having to trade off your 1-ton...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Yosemite77
After we picked up our 5er, we stayed at a nearby...

After we picked up our 5er, we stayed at a nearby RV park that night to tested out all the systems, and looked it over closely (again). We found a few minor problems, and took it back to the dealer...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-13-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Yosemite77
X2 on the telescoping ladder. Theyíre are...

X2 on the telescoping ladder. Theyíre are relatively light, and collapse to a size which is easy to carry and stow.[ATTACH]
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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-10-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Yosemite77
I prefer the type Home Depot carries. The ridges...

I prefer the type Home Depot carries. The ridges provide extra grip to lessen the chance of the shim sliding out.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Plastic-Toilet-Shims-4-Pack-88523/205172157
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