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136  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.
137  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.
138  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.
139  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 TV on: November 28, 2011, 12:55:13 pm 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.)

140  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.
141  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 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.
142  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.
143  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.
144  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks on: October 05, 2011, 05:02:29 am
I have leveling jacks and wouldnt be without them.  It does make short work of leveling, but equally important to us is the stability.  We often stay for a month in Florida, and the jacks keep the coach from moving/shaking when walking around or when leaving/entering through the door.  And as for the cost, youll get a lot of that back when you sell or trade makes them relatively inexpensive.
145  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Elkhart - Things To Do on: September 19, 2011, 01:49:18 pm
We recently went to the Phoenix factory for some minor fixes while still under warranty. Theyre great as usual patient and done quickly. We stayed for a week under $200 at the Elkhart campground. As usual, several Class A lookers - we talked up Phoenix Cruiser.  Of course theres always the national RV/MH Hall of Fame to see, but we looked for some other things. Two we would highly recommend:

Amish Country Tour. A self-guided driving tour to everything Amish with a free map and CDs from the Elkhart Visitors Bureau, one mile from the campground:
We split it into two days to make it more leisurely. Saw many Amish homes/farms and buggies. Lots of great places to eat and shop. We made a separate day at the Shipshewana Flea Market largest in the Midwest:

Studebaker Museum (South Bend). A glorious place if youre into 50s and earlier cars. Plus a great carriage museum including the carriage that carried President Lincoln the night of his death and carriages made by Studebaker for several presidents. And of course, lots of outstanding classic Studebakers. Under $12 for two with over 65 and AAA discounts:
146  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player in 2011 Models on: September 11, 2011, 04:18:23 pm
I have followed the directions for Surround Sound.  All works as shown on the instructions accept I get no sound from the right front speaker (okay on left front, subwoofer and both rear). What to do? (My first attempt at using the Surround Sound.)  Im thinking theres a wiring problem from the factory.  shrug
147  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical problem on: September 11, 2011, 08:12:45 am
Thanks for all the input.  Is this a great forum or what?  No repeat of the problem last night.  One more observation that I failed to put in my comments was that during the problem, the voltage was low, about 105v, in the outlets that did work.  Maybe the best answer at this point is there was a drop in voltage and the generator kicking in reset things.  Keeping my fingers crossed ThumbsUp
148  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical problem on: September 10, 2011, 09:55:41 am
Follow-up.  Just by chance, I switched off the 30 amp shore power outlet and started the generator.  Guess what?  All the outlets worked.  Now get this, I turned off the generator and switched on the shore power outlet and voila, all the outlets work. shrug
149  Main Forum / General Discussion / Electrical problem on: September 10, 2011, 09:37:07 am
Six AC electrical outlets on our 3100 quit working in the middle of the night: TV, kitchen, behind sofa for the Areobed, inside the passenger side shirt closet above the bed, bathroom GFI, and exterior.  The bathroom GFI is not tripped (no power).  There was no storm.  No breakers are tripped (checked multiple times plus twice more at wifes insistence).  All other outlets work fine: the two front sidewalls and the two under both beds.  Dont hear the converter under the bed working either.  The TV and DVD above the bed work fine but cant figure where theyre plugged in.  The microwave works wheres it plugged in?  Hmmm Help
150  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Oxidation on: September 08, 2011, 11:19:01 am
We made one last trip to the factory while still under warranty.  They replaced the rusted screws and the oxidized spare tire latch, and fixed a couple of other minor things quickly, no charge.  Good people.  Stuart suggested just buying a new one we didnt even dare look.
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