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121  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter travel and overnighting iin low 20 degree weather on: November 26, 2013, 10:57:30 am
A problem youre likely to encounter is a frozen macerator.  Had to winterize on our final morning in the Smokies this November before heading north and home.  Hit the macerator switch nothing.  The temperature was 26⁰.  Had to drag out the standard sewer hose (see pic).
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time for a new computer but what? on: November 21, 2013, 08:40:03 am
I started off with a Radio Shack Model 4: two 5 inch floppies and no hard drive, a real monster.  LOL  Then a Gateway desktop followed by a series of three Dell laptops.  Current computer is a two year old Dell XPS L50 (newer models available now, of course) and couldnt be happier.  It has an Intel I5 CPU, 8 GB Ram, 800 GB hard drive, running Window 7 Professional.  I run three websites from it using WebPlus 6 ( ; ;, graphics creation/editing with PagePlus 5, newsletters with MS Publisher, photo editing with Photoshop Elements, all with few problems.   I keep a lot of stuff in a large flash drive which automatically backs up once daily to the hard drive with a free program call SyncToy ( which then backs up with the hard drive continuously:

For maintaining it and backup, see a prior post:,1523.msg11437.html#msg11437

My wife never could get the hang of a computer, but she loves her iPad.
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C Fan runs when furnace is turned on on: November 04, 2013, 12:31:44 pm
It's good to have a wife that pushes your buttons. Especially when it's the right ones...   Wink
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C Fan runs when furnace is turned on on: November 04, 2013, 07:27:21 am
keelhauler, heres your solution.  We had the same problem which was that the fan was set to ON rather than to AUTO. Click the button for the fan (first click), then change the fan setting to AUTO. Should work fine. If you use the AC and the fan is set to ON, the fan will run continuously, but will go on and off with the AC if the fan is set to AUTO.
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 Fuel Mileage on: October 31, 2013, 01:09:34 pm
Any experience with higher octane gas?  Many years ago, I put premium in my Class A in error.  Got two MPG better.  Never willing to spend the extra try it on purpose.
126  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Motor mods on: October 26, 2013, 08:30:52 am
Not sure what year this is - definitely vintage...
127  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: October 26, 2013, 08:13:51 am
Well, that was over 20 years ago, and dont remember all that info.  Some of the synapses in my 70 year-old brain have stopped working.  It was a true dually and an automatic.  Too much weight for four cylinders at times.  Headed up the hill at Jellico, TN (over two miles at a steep grade) we were barely over 20 mph when reaching the top.  I think all the rocking from my wife laughing so hard was the only thing that helped us make it.   Smile
128  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: October 25, 2013, 01:59:31 pm
Like Ron, we also had a Toyota based motorhome (used); the dealer called it a Micro-Mini.  It was our first motor home after camping in tents and a popup.  The manufacturer was EZ Ryder out of California.  In all the time we camped in it, never saw another one.  Four cylinders underpowered, but never had any serious problems with it.   And it had all the bells and whistles for the time, including a 3-way fridge.  Bed-over-cab, rear bath and dinette.  Following that, a Class A (Mallard -sold it after an Alaska trip); a bigger Class A (Southwind); a PC (2900); and now our second PC (3100) and last RV.  Pic of the EZ Ryder attached.
129  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2012 Honda CR-V battery discharged after tow on: October 14, 2013, 08:25:01 am
We have a Chevy HHR tow car (which we love), and have to pull a fuse when towing.  Found this site,,  explaining how to make your own for an HHR but it would work for any car (skip the first part on installing a tow bracket).  Always intended to do this, but never got it done.  An RV buddy had a friend who made one for him easy he says.

You can also buy one, but pricey!

130  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Hanging with the Big Dogs on: October 07, 2013, 11:18:03 am
We always stay in campgrounds.  Our concern is safety.  Stayed in a parking area one night, one time, and my wife said never again she didnt sleep all night.  Do you feel safe staying overnight in these areas?
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Because I love y'all the mostest on: September 27, 2013, 01:06:49 pm
As I was watching the video, my wife came into my office.  I showed the part of the video I was watching which included the wiring.  She said, Oh Lord, I dont even want to know! and left.  LOL
132  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 20, 2013, 01:32:18 am
As for the B.E.S.T. Bug-Off Bug Remover - yes, I always wash with soapy water after using.  And as quickly as possible.  But the stuff does remove bugs quickly.
133  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 19, 2013, 08:19:10 am
For getting bugs off, this is absolutely the best stuff ever, recommended by a friend:

and when used with a long handled scrubber like this, makes easy work of the cab-over:

along with a handheld bug scrubber for the grill, mirrors, etc. like this bought at AutoZone:
134  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Trading for a 5th wheel on: September 16, 2013, 01:11:17 pm
We're thinking about trading our PC, downsizing to a 5th wheel:
135  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: September 14, 2013, 07:34:39 am
We had a problem with water coming under the slide in very heavy rain when parked and with the slide out.  With jacks, the solution is easy.  When level, tilt ever so slightly to the drivers side.  The indicators still show level.  No leak.
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