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 on: August 16, 2017, 06:52:58 pm 
Started by HenryJ - Last post by Denny & Barb
Donc13, could you also pm me with the proper email for Kermit?

 72 
 on: August 16, 2017, 04:47:37 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by fandj
We had a "bean bag" type mount for the Garmin GPS which is used in my pickup truck.  When I moved it over to the PC I quickly found it difficult to reach from the drivers seat and it seemed to slide around excessively.

I had seen on this forum another way of mounting using the coin tray dash opening.  While it looked very well made it was a little more expensive than what I wanted to pay at the time.

Alternately I found this mount.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M030LIO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

While it did not appear as rugged and well made as the other mount mentioned above the price was right ($10.50) so I decided to give it a try. It mounts in the CD slot which I never play CDs.  I have had it in service for 4 trips (about 1200 miles).  My 6" Garmin unit seems to be reasonably secure and so far I am satisfied with it as it makes access so much better than my bean bag mount.
While I would not characterize this as a high quality option it may satisfy others need as it has us for an another mounting option at a reasonable price.

 73 
 on: August 16, 2017, 04:46:33 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by garmp
Carol,
Thanks for the tip. Always willing to learn way to make life easier.

 74 
 on: August 16, 2017, 04:22:01 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by jfcaramagno
As a second aside, apologies to the people with the the cute gray dog when we rounded a corner after a stroll and my dog lunged for yours.  Very sorry.  Her manners stink.
We have a dog like that.

 75 
 on: August 16, 2017, 04:11:06 pm 
Started by HenryJ - Last post by HenryJ
Today was the toilet removal and new toilet install day. It has been a source of a great deal of distress. But it is installed.
I delivered to the RV and backed up near and opened the car and first the old one had to be removed.. the story there is longer
than I will tell you today. Jim took new out of box at the rear of the SUV and put the new gasket in place with gasket grease I had
ordered too.. It came with a gasket and studs.... has the worlds worst toilet seat...not sure how to get new replacement without
all the cut outs on the bottom that make it a cleaning nightmare. Well jim lifted it in on a pad I had by the door. I moved it back by the
bedroom so it could be lifted into place...The studs in the floor had remained there upright.. He lifted it (25 lbs) and held it over where it had
to sit and no way on earth to see the studs or that they were meeting the holes in the toilet... well he was off slightly and I gave the slightly left
instructions and he moved ever so small a move and let the unit down and sure enough he landed on the uprights.. like majic. Its absolutely
amazing what will excite a design engineer when he reaches 85...Well sure enough no wrestling match.. carefully tighten the bolts and then
put the water line connection in place and take a deep breath and turn on the water pressure. Now the cabinet work must be put back to finish the area and cover the hoses that were out of sight. And that will be Fridays task. Amazing what you have to do for indoor plumbing. Now we have it. Yeaah!!

 76 
 on: August 16, 2017, 04:05:51 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by catsaplenty
As a second aside, apologies to the people with the the cute gray dog when we rounded a corner after a stroll and my dog lunged for yours.  Very sorry.  Her manners stink.

Oh Dawny - you do have to always be on duty, don't you.

Thanks Carol for the thought on the valve.

 77 
 on: August 16, 2017, 04:03:09 pm 
Started by renotse - Last post by jfcaramagno
We have a 2552 and it requires 4 lanes to make a u-turn without backing up.

 78 
 on: August 16, 2017, 07:38:59 am 
Started by Carol - Last post by ron.dittmer
As an aside, Phoenix raised their hourly labor rate to $80 recently.  Still a deal to have someone intimately familiar with your rig work on it, should you be in the general neighborhood.
You make a very good point.

Does anyone recall what the rate used to be there at Phoenix?  I wonder what the rate is at other places like Camping World.  To date I have avoided repair shops, but I want to be educated if I later have a need.

 79 
 on: August 15, 2017, 06:09:42 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by Carol
Got my honey-do list done at Phoenix today.  Doug was awesome and very patient with all my questions.  One of my problems was that my water pump was cycling every few minutes, but I had no evidence of a leak.  This may have been posted elsewhere, but in case not or in case someone missed it, Doug gave me a very good tip.  Whether you operate off of your tank/water-pump when parked or hook up to city water, be sure to relieve the pressure out of your water system (by opening a faucet while the pump is off until you get a trickle or less) before you switch the 3-way water-fill valve to another position, like you do when you need to fill your water tank.  Apparently the new valve they are putting on their rigs is better than the old one, but it is still important to relieve the pressure and it will last you longer and give you less headache down the road.

As an aside, Phoenix raised their hourly labor rate to $80 recently.  Still a deal to have someone intimately familiar with your rig work on it should you be in the general neighborhood.

As a second aside, apologies to the people with the the cute gray dog when we rounded a corner after a stroll and my dog lunged for yours.  Very sorry.  Her manners stink.

 80 
 on: August 15, 2017, 05:56:21 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by BlueBlaze
We had DirectTV for years, but when the bills started pushing $200, we finally unplugged.  Turns out we could get all the cable channels we care about over the internet with "DirectTV Now" for $40/month.  We added an antenna in the attic for the locals -- and picked up about a dozen oldies channels we never knew existed.  We use an Amazon Firestick in all the TV's, which got rid of all the satellite boxes and wiring.  And we added an over-the-air DVR that rebroadcasts over wifi to the firesticks, so we even get live antenna TV anywhere in the house without any wires.  The total conversion cost about $1000, which paid back in less than six months.

We tried taking a Firestick on the road with us last time out, but discovered that the free WIFI at the RV park didn't have the bandwidth.  It worked fine with one of our cellphones set up as a hotspot, though.  For the savings on our TV bill, we could upgrade our cell phone service to unlimited and still come out ahead, but even that weekend's TV watching didn't bust our limit that month.  For part-timers like us, it might not be worth it.

Instead of spending the bucks for a satellite antenna, you might look into the cellphone hotspot/firestick idea, unless you typically camp where there's no cellphone service. 


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