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151  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window Awnings vs. Sun Screens on: January 08, 2012, 12:58:28 pm
One more really great thing about the Magna Shades, you can roll down the driver and passenger side windows.  It lets a breeze though and keeps the sun out, helping keep the cab cool always a problem in the sun.
152  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window Awnings vs. Sun Screens on: January 08, 2012, 09:32:47 am
We bought the Magna Shades from the factory when we bought out 3100 December 2010 very pleased with them,427.0.html   They work great in a campground.  Got tired of replacing the white vinyl wrap-around covers.  They started looking bad after a year, caused paint chipping during high winds one time (flopping magnets), and could not stand them at a campground like to look out when inside.  For storage, I use the side Magna Shades on the inside, works well, and a HEATSHIELD Windshield Custom-fit Sunshade in the windshield:  Very envious of those folks with inside storage.
153  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: January 05, 2012, 08:21:38 am
We tow a Chevy HHR and love it.  Tows great four-wheels-down and automatic.  With rear seats folded down, we can pile the back full of stuff that wont fit in the PC (grill, etc.) and the five dark rear windows hide it all.  Blue Ox tow bar.  You sit upright like an SUV.  The wife says it's her favorite car ever.
154  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 04, 2012, 09:24:03 am
Billy, sounds like that could be a good idea. Let us know how that works out/how you did it.
155  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?
156  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,, and Rock Crusher RV Park (just found out they both happen to be on the just released 100+ Top Rated Good Sam Parks,  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.
157  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.
158  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.
159  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.
160  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?
161  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.

With it, the bar indicator on my computer for signal strength is at least 50% higher or more.  Very pleased with it.
162  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.
163  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.
164  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.
165  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.)

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