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RE: Battery Issue?

Thanks for all of the responses.. Tested batteries..they were failing.. replaced with new batteries and all is well.. __________________
DD716TED 10/11/21 02:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Issue?

when pedestal power is disconnected, fridge still works and furnace still runs.. but for how long?? didn't want to find out..
DD716TED 10/09/21 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Issue?

It appears the converter is is working to supply that 13.7 to the monitor somehow, but that the fridge and furnace are on battery. Something is blown so the converter's 13.7v is not reaching the fridge and furnace and also note the battery is getting lower with use, as indicated by the voltage drop when the furnace comes on. You can keep going that way until the battery bank gets too low and then you will need a battery charger, or else get the converter back on line. You don't need new batteries now, just a battery charger. BTW the fridge on 120v does use a little 12v for its controls
DD716TED 10/09/21 10:50am Tech Issues
Battery Issue?

We are camping and I noticed something that I had never noticed in the 11 years we have owned the trailer.. We are plugged into pedestal power. When nothing that requires 12 volts is on, the 12v power monitor meter reads 13.7 volts dc.. However when the refrigerator is on (not on gas), the dc power drops to 12.6 vdc AND when the furnace cycles on with refrigerator on, lights dim and 12 v power monitor meter drops to 11.7 volts dc.. Don't ever remember seeing this in the past..ARE MY BATTERYS FAILING? Help please.. easier to find new batteries on Saturday than Sunday when camping..
DD716TED 10/09/21 09:40am Tech Issues
Rental Car Question

For the first time in many moons, we are going on a trip without the truck and Trailer or Driving the family car.. This time we are Flying and RENTING A CAR.. Just a question about Rental Car Insurance... Is it worth it to buy the additional coverage the rental car company covers.. I have good insurance BUT just don't know about extra insurance to protect me for $12 a day? Thoughts / Comments? Stay safe around the campfire..
DD716TED 10/05/21 11:33am Around the Campfire
RE: DIRECTV Real or Not

Direct TV is now ATT. Email should be showing ATT and not Direct TV! Scam! As if this past week this is no longer true. AT&T has spun off Directv and now it is its own entity. Dave this is email address it came from.. [email protected]
DD716TED 08/07/21 02:44pm Technology Corner
DIRECTV Real or Not

Yesterday I received an email from DIRECTV.. Everything in the from address looks right and it came to my email address that I only use for specific accounts, Directv being one of them...BUT SOMETHING LOOKS / SMELLS FISHY.. There were no links or anything to click on in the email. Anyone else who subscribes to the NFL Sunday Ticket package from Directv get this email??? Ironic that I am cancelling the NFL package this year anyway because of cost / politics.. https://i.imgur.com/ArjXV4Dl.jpg
DD716TED 08/07/21 11:11am Technology Corner
Windows 10 Keeps on Frustrating

I have 2 relatively new Windows 10 PC's both using Windows 10..One PC is for me and one is for better half...Up until last week everything was fine with both of them THEN.. the better half can't edit / save any of her documents even though they were created under my account. When I change welcome picture or name used in initial greeting or desktop background, both computers change.. Both computers were registered under my MS Account and they worked fine. Using MS Office 2016? To top it off, whenever she tries to amend or change one of the word documents she has created in the past, she gets the message to get permission from Administrator.. This has all started this past week.. Nothing remains simple BUT this is getting out of control..AND unlike in the past I could figure out what was happening but no more.. Have Googled issue but nothing makes sense.. Any ideas..Thanks in advance.. Stay Safe
DD716TED 08/05/21 10:58am Technology Corner
RE: Should Be Simple But..

DD716 any follow up to the leak? The person I am trying to help is very slow at getting anything done.. the 5th wheel is totally dry now and within the next few days he will turn the pump on for several hours and then check for water where it was wet before.. As soon as we determine anything, I will update.. On top of that, his refrigerator coils leaked/failed and he will have a repair facility replace cooling system (when part arrives) ..
DD716TED 07/28/21 01:27pm Tech Issues
Should Be Simple But..

My friends Prowler 5th wheel has a unique problem that should be SIMPLE to solve BUT it is not... They have an internal water leak in the area of the furnace, exterior shower.. They haven't been able to pull panels and inspect hose fittings BUT the leak only occurs when connected to park water (55 psi).. if they fill the tank and use the trailers internal pump.. no leak.. without a plumbing diagram hard to tell what goes where but both sources supply about the same PSI??? Just looking for ideas before he starts disassembly..
DD716TED 07/16/21 02:16pm Tech Issues
Yahoo Email Program

I am trying to help a neighbor who sends out a large monthly newsletter / emailing using her Yahoo email program.. I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH YAHOO EMAIL at all.. She says that Yahoo email will not let her send emails "BCC"... so she includes eveyones name / email address in the to line of her emails for the world to see. If anyone uses Yahoo email, is this the case or is there even a BCC function in Yahoo email? Have a Safe and Enjoyable 4th of July weekend.. thanks
DD716TED 07/02/21 11:13am Technology Corner
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

thank you... I'll keep an eye out for it.. Finally got a notice from Direct TV that they will start systematically ending their SD service in July 2021. I am not necessarily looking for all the bells and whistles of multichannel viewing, recording or using more than one TV at a time. I have a wireless repeater that can send the TV signal to the bedroom TV. We currently have the DNS feeds from LA and NYC. Reviewing the program packages, it appears that the Dish On the Go Channel lineup can include ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox out of Denver. Is this accurate? Direct TV says they will replace my receiver for free. They were not sure about the antenna. I currently have a portable SD dish (one LNB) which is usually not that hard to setup. How much harder is it to setup the 3 LNB slimline dish? It does not appear that any of the portable automatic antennas work with Direct TV HD. In my research, it seems that Direct uses satellites at 99, 101 and 103. The Dish western arch is 110, 119, 129 and the eastern arch is 61.5, 72.7, 77. In the 17 years that we have had Direct SD, the 101 Satellite has been relatively easy to lock onto just about anywhere we have been from Montana to the mid-Atlantic states. It is high enough in the sky that the dish does not have to be all that far away from even pretty tall obstructions. Looking at the Dish satellite locations the 119 and 129 look to be pretty low on the horizon and the western arc and eastern arc satellites are spread over a much wider degree range than the Direct satellites. The Tailgator and Playmaker can use the Dish 61.5 satellite in place of the 129, but this greatly increases the spread of the satellites being used. The Pathway X2 can use the Dish eastern arch satellites which seem to be higher in the sky and less spread out. If the automatic dish can not acquire all the satellites. Can channels on the satellites it can acquire be watched? Any experience on how much if any switching from Direct to Dish affects being able to actually get a satellite signal without always being in a wide open lot or the desert would be greatly appreciated. Also, the automatic dishes all seem to recommend no more than 50' of coax. In some cases with the SD dish we have used up to 300' and still gotten good reception. Any experience/comments on what the real world limit on coax length for the automatic dishes is? What receiver and what antenna are you using? Thanks for any and all comments. How were you notified by Directv? ..letter, email, on screen msg? I have not received a thing, and if going to happen, would like to start making plans for fall RVing with Directv or Dish..
DD716TED 06/16/21 10:58am Technology Corner
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

Finally got a notice from Direct TV that they will start systematically ending their SD service in July 2021. I am not necessarily looking for all the bells and whistles of multichannel viewing, recording or using more than one TV at a time. I have a wireless repeater that can send the TV signal to the bedroom TV. We currently have the DNS feeds from LA and NYC. Reviewing the program packages, it appears that the Dish On the Go Channel lineup can include ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox out of Denver. Is this accurate? Direct TV says they will replace my receiver for free. They were not sure about the antenna. I currently have a portable SD dish (one LNB) which is usually not that hard to setup. How much harder is it to setup the 3 LNB slimline dish? It does not appear that any of the portable automatic antennas work with Direct TV HD. In my research, it seems that Direct uses satellites at 99, 101 and 103. The Dish western arch is 110, 119, 129 and the eastern arch is 61.5, 72.7, 77. In the 17 years that we have had Direct SD, the 101 Satellite has been relatively easy to lock onto just about anywhere we have been from Montana to the mid-Atlantic states. It is high enough in the sky that the dish does not have to be all that far away from even pretty tall obstructions. Looking at the Dish satellite locations the 119 and 129 look to be pretty low on the horizon and the western arc and eastern arc satellites are spread over a much wider degree range than the Direct satellites. The Tailgator and Playmaker can use the Dish 61.5 satellite in place of the 129, but this greatly increases the spread of the satellites being used. The Pathway X2 can use the Dish eastern arch satellites which seem to be higher in the sky and less spread out. If the automatic dish can not acquire all the satellites. Can channels on the satellites it can acquire be watched? Any experience on how much if any switching from Direct to Dish affects being able to actually get a satellite signal without always being in a wide open lot or the desert would be greatly appreciated. Also, the automatic dishes all seem to recommend no more than 50' of coax. In some cases with the SD dish we have used up to 300' and still gotten good reception. Any experience/comments on what the real world limit on coax length for the automatic dishes is? What receiver and what antenna are you using? Thanks for any and all comments. How were you notified by Directv? ..letter, email, on screen msg? I have not received a thing, and if going to happen, would like to start making plans for fall RVing with Directv or Dish..
DD716TED 06/15/21 05:20pm Technology Corner
DVD Video help..

I have made a lengthy video that I have edited and copied on to a DVD in MP4 format.. I can get the video to play by selecting the file on the DVD in explorer and it will then play.. PROBLEM.. I want to send a copy of this DVD to several people who are not computer savy and might never get it to work... Is there an easy way to make this DVD start up when they insert it into their computer OR do I have to burn it again using some special function to get it to work? I have Roxio installed.. Thank you
DD716TED 05/31/21 02:49pm Technology Corner
Windows 10 Desktop Start Menu Box

Every time I touch the mouse on the new Windows 10 computer, the "Start Menu" BLACK BOX appears in the lower left hand corner (quarter) of the screen.. None of my other computers do this.. Is there a way to prevent this annoying box from appearing every time the mouse is touched?/
DD716TED 05/20/21 12:31pm Technology Corner
Microsoft Outlook 2016 ???

I am setting up a computer in my shop to use specifically to keep in contact with US Navy Shipmates and correspondence as I am the secretary of our reunion organization. The computer I am using has MS Office 2016 installed and I want to use Outlook for email. I have tried every method I could find on Google in detail to export my Thunderbird contact file (CSV)from another computer that is using Thunderbird into the newer computer using MS 2016.. NOTHING SEEMS TO WRK..NOTHING.. The export /import function seems to work but OUTLOOK 2016 doesn't show or can find them. Not looking for solutions as I think I have tried everything but just curious to see if anyone else has had problems with OUTLOOK 2016.. Should be simple but [email protected]#$%^&*.. Everybody stay safe and enjoy the summer
DD716TED 05/12/21 04:49pm Technology Corner
Windows 10 Windows Media Player??

Here I am again knocking of the door of the experts seeking a solution of a Windows 10 / PC Problem... The other day I was going to make a new Windows Play List using Windows Media Player as I have done forever in the past.. EXCEPT that now when I opened the Windows Media Player program and selected make a Playlist.. there 1000's of them already made.. the program without any input had already made an individual playlist for every single music album on my external hard drive which has over 350BG of music on it it.. I deleted all of the playlists and within 2 hours WMP had regenerated a good portion of them and was still working.. never had this happen over the years I had been using WMP.. First thought was just to remove the WMP program and reload it OR try another program in total.. BEFORE I DO ANYTHING, any thoughts on what might be going on or what I should do?? Thanks in advance.. Each day I am shoved closer to the Apple or Chromebook cliff and jumping..
DD716TED 04/01/21 03:47pm Technology Corner
Computer Location..Where am I?

Almost every time I go to a web site such as Home Depot, Best Buys, Harbor Freight, etc.. When I view an item and want to see if it is stock locally.. The site shows me stores over 100 miles away.. I have turned off Location settings, and and changed the pages information to my local area, but after all this, the next time I view the site. I am still 100 miles away.. Of course each time I am at a site, I can change my location temporarily but the next time I am a 100 miles away. Any ideas or is this a quirk of my Internet Provider whose location usually is the one location that shows up? Just asking?
DD716TED 03/27/21 12:00pm Technology Corner
Cell phone service

In a couple of weeks, we will be camping in a familiar spot (where we have stayed numerous times). In this camp sight, we have little or no cell service BUT 10 feet outside the trailer door we have cell service.. During the period we will be there, we will be expecting a VERY important call that we would hate to miss.. Anyone know of a way without breaking the bank that we could do to improve our service? External antenna or something??
DD716TED 03/09/21 08:29pm Technology Corner
Battery Powered Lawn Mower

My Sears Gas powered lawn mower of 18 years is starting to give up the ghost.. Hard to start, and a real PIA.... My lawn is small .. about 500 sq ft in total.. I am looking at replacing it with a Home Depot Ryobi Battery Powered 16" (18 volt) model or the 20" 40 volt model.. both have brushless motors.. any thoughts before I make the purchase? Ryobi?? Black Decker?? appreciate comments..
DD716TED 03/01/21 06:56pm Around the Campfire
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