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136  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 03, 2012, 05:03:35 pm
So Bob, if both a 30 Amp and 50 Amp are available, it's safer to use the 30 Amp outlet rather than the 50 Amp with an adapter?
137  Main Forum / General Discussion / 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 03, 2012, 10:04:57 am
We are spending two months in Florida.  One month each at Williston Crossings RV Resort, http://willistoncrossingrv.com/, and Rock Crusher RV Park http://www.rockcrushercanyon.com/ (just found out they both happen to be on the just released 100+ Top Rated Good Sam Parks, http://www.goodsamclub.com/travel/topparks.aspx).  Anyway, the daytime temperatures at both have been in mid 60s to upper 70s, but have had a couple of nights with lows in the upper 20s at both and have used two electric heaters at both along with the tank heaters.  At Williston Crossings, the plug-in voltmeter dropped to 108v with both heaters running and tripped a breaker once.  But at Rock Crusher, the voltmeter stays just about on 120v.

One difference in the parks: strangely Rock Crusher offers only 20 Amp and 50 Amp connections, so a 50 Amp to 30 Amp adapter is required.  So was wondering, does plugging into 50 Amps with an adapter furnish a better level of power than plugging directly into 30 Amps?  Or is it a difference in the parks?  I always assumed it wouldnt make any difference, but I dont know that much about electricity.  Wish Id tried that adapter at the first park but it never occurred to me.
138  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 29, 2011, 09:11:59 pm
Follow-up.  The subwoofer under the drivers side bed is connected to the front home theater system, not the DVD player in the bedroom.  Pretty unbelievable.  I put a movie in that system this evening, went back and kneeled on the floor, and finally heard it (barely).  Worthless.  That makes all three speakers in the bedroom area worthless. Were in Florida for two months, but we get back, the subwoofer comes out - more storage.
139  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 29, 2011, 10:10:02 am
Youre right!!  Those speakers are tied to the dash radio.  That absolutely never occurred to me.  What in the world is the point of that? shrug Rear dash radio speakers should not be too far behind the truck seats to be useful.  Those speakers as they are positioned now should be used for CDs/DVDs rather than those tinny TV speakers.  Still dont hear the sub-woofer though, even with ears right next to it and an action movie on.  May just remove it the storage space is much more valuable.  Thank you Ron and Tom, and a helpful ranking vote each.
140  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 28, 2011, 07:19:26 pm
Thanks for the reply.  But Im not referring to the surround speakers; they work fine.  Im talking about the ceiling speakers just outside the bathroom above the bed headboards, and the subwoofer located below the drivers-side bed. They are supposed to be on when the Boss multi-media DVD/CD player (located above the passenger-side bed just aft of the bedroom TV) is on. But I cant get them to work.
141  Main Forum / General Discussion / Boss multi-media player on: December 28, 2011, 04:02:45 pm
Cant get the ceiling and subwoofer speakers to work with the Boss Multi-media player in the bedroom area. It plays a CD fine, but only through the TV speakers.  Ive tried every menu and button on both the TV and the player remotes no luck.  Whats the solution?
142  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV option on: December 26, 2011, 09:58:00 am
Of course the better the Wi-Fi signal strength the better this setup works.  Heres another idea.  Wi-Fi signal strength in campgrounds can, of course, be good, poor, or both depending where you are in the campground.  I found this product rated pretty highly on Amazon, Alfa USB Wireless WiFi Network Adapter, and ordered it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WCEWU8/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details

With it, the bar indicator on my computer for signal strength is at least 50% higher or more.  Very pleased with it.

http://ii.alatest.com/product/full/4/8/1000mW-1W-802-11b-g-USB-Wireless-network-WiFi-Adapter-for-Wardriving-Range-Ext-0.jpg
143  Main Forum / General Discussion / TV option on: December 25, 2011, 04:52:00 pm
An idea for those of us without satellite/DVR but with Wi-Fi.   I just connect my laptop computer to the TV with a High Speed HDMI Cable, and then we can watch programming via Wi-Fi from network and cable websites such as news, dramas, etc. that we were unable to watch live.  Works well.

You need a computer and TV with HDMI ports.  The newer Samsung in our 3100 has an HDMI port on the right-hand side (assume on the back too, but too hard to access).  I just removed the three screws on the right, swung it out enough to insert the cable, threaded it through the back, pushed the TV back in (tight squeeze), dropped the cable out the right-hand door (when using), and connected it to the computer.  Use the SOURCE button on the remote to change the TV port and youre in business.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00316263Y/ref=oh_o00_s00_i01_details
144  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tampa RV Show Jan13-17 on: December 22, 2011, 09:28:13 am
About the Tampa show, dont see anything on the Phoenix website.  Usually there are details, show map, booth number, and what models will be there.  Have some friends going and would like to direct them.
145  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Elkhart - Things To Do on: November 28, 2011, 04:18:51 pm
You could ask about staying at the factory.  Would need to ask about safety - guess they could lock you inside the fenced area??  I'd think they'd furnish electric.  I did see them helping someone dump at the back of the lot, so there is a sewer.  shrug  As for things to do, you could probably do all but the Shipshewana Flea Market, weather permitting.
146  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 TV on: November 28, 2011, 12:55:13 pm
So...is there an HDMI connection on the back of the Samsung TVs? I know its the very basic model. Several features on the menu are greyed out.  Im asking because I have a Netgear Push2TV TV adapter.  Bought it from Dell for $50 when I bought my new Dell computer.  Allows you to watch HD program wirelessly from your computer and works great.  Find any show on a network website, run it with the adapter and voil, youre watching in HD on your TV.  Were going to be gone a couple of months in Florida at a resort that has cable and would like to see how it works there.  (Requires an HDMI connection.)

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Push2TV-Adapter-Wireless-PTV1000/dp/B0033WWAF0

147  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Trade-in time on: November 18, 2011, 10:17:24 am
I think this guy should just give it up a trade for a new Phoenix. However, I have a feeling this is one trade-in Stewart wouldn't take.
148  Main Forum / General Discussion / Cold weather camping on: November 03, 2011, 09:42:56 am
We are considering wintering in a Florida campground between Gainesville and Ocala.  I know the PC is fitted with tank heaters for cold weather, but how low?  Average temperatures for the area per AccuWeather.com for January is upper 60s-70 daytime to mid to upper 40s at night.  Okay so far, but record lows mostly in the 20s with a couple as low as 10!!  Anyone have experience with this?  We have insulated windows.
149  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator Hinge on: October 12, 2011, 08:25:40 pm
For us, it was the door flange that attaches onto the pin that broke.  The entire door had to be replaced, although the wood panel insert was transferred to the new door.
150  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator Hinge on: October 10, 2011, 01:55:23 pm
The bottom hinge on our PC also broke while on a trip.  After calling Norcold, they shipped a new door to the closest repair shop and paid to have it installed.  All this when out of warranty!  Although theyre great in that respect, I agree that it would seem to better to just build the door with a stronger hinge.
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