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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: DVR on: March 02, 2018, 08:51:31 pm
We installed a Philips DVR and DVD combo unit.  We often record over the air shows to watch at a future time.

We used it in our 2008 PC and now have it in the 2012 PC.  We did not order the DVD player that PC installs. 

It works great.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 3100 On Order! on: February 28, 2018, 04:27:21 pm
Congratulations  Celebrate
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Thetford toss ins (drop ins) on: February 24, 2018, 07:56:25 pm
WARNING IF USING THE THETFORD TOSS INS (deodorant for holding tank)

I just wanted to warn anyone using the Thetford toss ins for the holding tanks (they look and work like the laundry pods).  The plastic wrapper that you toss in is suppose to dissolve.

I was given six of these by Thetford.  I have used four of them.  This past summer I had to replace the impeller on the sani con but never knew what had caused the problem.  I replaced it and all was fine until our trip down to Florida this year.  It has been discharging water at a very slow flow.  I took it apart and found the culprit.  Those toss ins do not dissolve and the plastic wrapper was wrapped around the chopper preventing water from flowing. I cleaned the chopper and now all is well.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB radio on: February 10, 2018, 05:00:57 pm

Hard to saywe think it is very good.  We live 4 miles from the freeway and are able to hear transmissions from the truckers.  Dont know how you would rate that but we have never had a problem getting the information on a traffic situation.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB radio on: February 10, 2018, 01:27:24 pm
I used an existing bolt and nut plus had to drill a hole in the lip of the fender (this was the hardest part of the job, not physically but mentally) for a second bolt and nut (everything is stainless steel).  The cable runs across the top of the firewall, into the passenger fender and through an existing unused grommet into passenger compartment.  I used a 9 foot cable but if I had to do it again I might go with an 18 foot cable for a little more slack once I got into the PC.  

Here is the part for tthe antenna mount that I used

Kalibur KVAN Stainless Steel Hood Channel Antenna Mount

We have used this for almost 5 years and over 30,000 miles with no issues.

6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB radio on: February 10, 2018, 07:15:47 am
Is your cb radio handheld?

Yes, we use a Midland 75-822 handheld cb.  It gets stored in the glove box when not in use.  We also use a removable firestik antenna.  It too is taken off and stored once we are parked.  We simply use our cb for traffic situations.  It has saved us many times in being tied up in traffic for hours.

Our gps has a detour function so once we find out exactly where the problem is and how far the traffic is backed up we then can determine from the gps if it is worth taking the next exit and avoiding the situation.  Also, the truckers will give directions for a detour as well.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB radio on: February 09, 2018, 06:24:40 pm
We have our CB with us all the time.  It is a great source of information for backed-up traffic.  When we notice a traffic jam we turn it on and the truckers are very informative as to what is going on and how to avoid it.

Sorry Thomas, ours is a mobile unit and is grounded.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RVing in cold weather on: February 07, 2018, 04:03:33 am
We also use the apps like accuweather has for the smart phones as well as having an indoor/outdoor weather station.  We are generally in an area where we get local TV stations so always check the early morning news.

We also carry a weather radio with us that has the NOAA stations and always set that up for the night.  We just recently purchased a small handheld weather alert radio that you can put in travel mode and it will automatically tune into the NOAA station for the area that we are traveling in.  This was a concern for us because it is hard to know which county you are in when there are approaching storms.  Now the weather radio alerts us as necessary.

On our trip down this December we woke up to 19 degrees in Kentucky. 
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RVing in cold weather on: February 05, 2018, 06:32:54 pm

We travel to Florida from Michigan every winter, leaving Michigan that day after Christmas.  The first night is always in Kentucky where the temps could go anywhere from 9 degrees to 50 degrees.  We never dewinterize until the second night when we are in Georgia and there is no chance of freezing temperatures.  This year we had to wait until the third night when we made it into Florida.  Temperatures south of Atlanta were still below freezing at night.

We carry water in disposable bottles for the toilet and shower in campgound facilities if needed. 

We have been doing this since 2003 and it works for us.  We have never taken the risk to dewinterize when the temperatures are freezing or below.
10  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WP Franklin Site Available February 2018 on: November 01, 2017, 10:58:24 am
W P Franklin is a Corp of Engineering Campground in Alva Florida.
11  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WP Franklin Site Available February 2018 on: October 31, 2017, 12:05:16 pm
Noticed someone took the first weekend. Hope you enjoy.  We arrive there on 2/19.
12  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / WP Franklin Site Available February 2018 on: October 30, 2017, 12:46:03 pm
We have been made aware that site 5 at WP Franklin will be available from February 14, 2018 through February 28, 2018.  It will become available at noon (EST) on Tuesday October 31st.

We know how hard it is to get a site during the winter so hopefully someone that needs some or all these days can get it booked when it becomes available.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 20, 2017, 04:29:54 pm

Here is an old post where we have a picture of our corian counter top.  It is the exact same thickness as the counter, wood was glued on the bottom, and the brackets were installed.,157.0.html

14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches on: October 15, 2017, 05:47:47 pm
We have replaced many of our cabinet latches wth these magnetic catches from lowes.

We would never use these on drawers but for the smaller doors they have performed great with over 9,000 miles on road conditions that included some very rough gravel roads. You can actually get different strengths and different colors depending on the manufacturer. 

We have never had any of these pop open while traveling and when you close the door you do not have to force them to close.  They also open much easier.  We have not put them on the large closet doors but mainly on all of the smaller doors.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing front TV? on: October 05, 2017, 05:42:20 pm

We ordered our unit without a TV and bought a Visio at Walmart.  It is light weight and the speakers are in front and not behind or on the bottom of the TV.  It has served us very well for the past 6 years.
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