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RE: Add a front cabover window - has anyone done it?

I would think that if a new rig comes without a window there, it may be that the structural support for it is not designed in. So if you take a jigsaw and cut the right size hole, the two sides may be too flimsy to accept the clamping effect of the screws. They got rid of the front window for good reason; between that, the overhead lights, and the seam joint on top, you have 3 ways to leak. What it would do to the value of a new rig might be scary.
T18skyguy 01/14/21 11:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: T-Mobile Coverage

I have T mobile for about 6 years now, and the only place I couldn't get a signal was the beach in Oregon. It's been a couple years so it might be better now. The point made above about a flip phone as a back up is a good one. A flip phone needs only one tower when a smartphone needs two to function. My daughters flip phone worked at the beach when my smartphone wouldn't.
T18skyguy 01/14/21 11:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell Phone Blues..

I don't know if it matters to you, but Samsung stops updates at 4 years and the final one was March 2020 from what I see. I suppose that means security updates as well. It might continue to work for quite some time, but I wouldn't do banking on it just in case. I use to have an S7, was a great phone.
T18skyguy 01/13/21 06:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell Phone Blues..

Try downloading Malwarebytes or Bitdefender. Hopefully one of the other will nail it.
T18skyguy 01/13/21 03:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking for mid bunkroom 5th wheel

Here's a bunch of links to video's of fifth wheel bunkhouse models.
T18skyguy 12/25/20 08:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan 10K generator for home use-removed from the rig.

Thank you Cavie. I know he intends to get an electrician for the house end of it. Maybe electricians might be pretty good at getting the genny set up to go also. He actually has a house and a mobile home next to it, and he was thinking it might be able to power both if it's set up right. This is in the mountains of Oregon, and when the power goes down from storms or fire it can be out a long time.
T18skyguy 12/09/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 10K generator for home use-removed from the rig.

Thank you guys I appreciate all your good help.
T18skyguy 12/08/20 05:46pm Tech Issues
Onan 10K generator for home use-removed from the rig.

Hi All, A friend of mine got handed a Onan 10K generator from a totaled class A that was going to the junkyard. He wants to use it for home use cause he lives pretty far out in the sticks and their on a well. The issue is he doesn't know what to do with that wiring harness to get it to run as a stand alone genny. I told him to get all the manuals from Cummins as a start. If anyone has any tips or information to point in the right direction much appreciated. I don't know if anything like this has been done before. Thanks, Don
T18skyguy 12/08/20 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Best virus, spyware protection.

For a long time I used both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes. I recently dropped Bitdefender and figure I'll give Microsoft Defender a shot. I've been hearing that it's much improved. I also run the paid Malwarebytes. It's my understanding that the difference between free and paid Malwarebytes is the paid version runs in real time and stops the threat before it gets into the system, while the free version has to be initiated by you after the fact. If I'm wrong about this guys help me out. I haven't had an infection in years(knock on wood).
T18skyguy 12/03/20 09:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

if that's an open question i'm using the iobit products. there's no way to know what you don't detect but they appear to do the job...advanced system care pro and malware detect pro. rk, I'm always open for anything anyone can teach me about the computer. Particularly security issues. Iobit is a good company. I haven't used their antivirus, but I do use their Driver updater. I got the blue screen of death once, and the PC repairman said it was outdated drivers. I thought Microsoft automatically updated the drivers, he told me they do, but they don't always get it right. For antivirus, I like Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, and Kaspersky(despite the Russian connection). If your computer gets infected, one security pro follows a set procedure; first run Kaspersky virus removal tool. It's extremely good. It's an .exe program not the security suite. Next he does Malwarebytes, then Hitman Pro followed by Zemana, and also Auslogics registry cleaner. Hitman Pro and Zemana can be very destructive, but it should save the PC.
T18skyguy 11/03/20 09:43am Technology Corner
RE: Rear gear ratio

You might look into a Gear Vendors Overdrive. It works great with the C6 and you'll have 6 speeds. It's a nice setup and they been around forever. Yes, but they are expensive. That's true, but maybe subtracting the cost of re-gearing might make it a consideration, especially the good performance up the mountains and a 6th speed for the straights.
T18skyguy 11/02/20 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking at a couple of new (used) motorhome options. Advice?

Even if it checks out, it would be a real cost saver in the long run if you can turn a wrench.
T18skyguy 11/02/20 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

Keep your operating systems updated, turn on Windows Defencer, and add Avast Free. Pay attention to where you click, avoid click-bait, and you will be fine. No need for elaborate security suites. I’m a computer engineer. Very familiar with security issues. Have had e-mail since 1983 (10 years before commercial Internet). No I won’t use Avast free. Thanks. What do you like for security protection?
T18skyguy 11/01/20 08:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

and add Avast Free. No Avast or AVG for that matter. Avast acquired AVG in 2016. Avast got caught brokering their users data even though they explicitly said in the agreements they would not. And worse, it got linked back to the actual user's. Avast has always been just a middling performer, and how many of us had to uninstall the PIA AVG toolbar. Good grief !!
T18skyguy 11/01/20 08:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Which Super C?

Take a look at Newmar's Super C's. With a little bargaining,their less expensive one might fit in your budget.
T18skyguy 11/01/20 07:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear gear ratio

You might look into a Gear Vendors Overdrive. It works great with the C6 and you'll have 6 speeds. It's a nice setup and they been around forever.
T18skyguy 11/01/20 07:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New laptop?

You can use a chromebook and do Taxact online. No need for a disc.
T18skyguy 10/20/20 06:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Class C Pros and Cons

Larger Ford based Cs, 30 feet and longer, often have lousy payload, I saw some with under 1000 pounds. With the advent of slides and automatic leveling, some of the C's are just maxed out weight wise with all that stuff. It makes the handling very ponderous. My next one will be an A.
T18skyguy 10/18/20 11:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Should I buy a Class C or not for this specific situation?

How handy are you? If your not handy, and can't do your own repairs, you can end up paying more than a newer model anyway.
T18skyguy 10/10/20 09:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lift

I would say airbags. I would make sure you get a good winch too. Many class C's have no good place for a wrecker to hook up to if you get stuck. Some folks weld a hook to the bottom of the frame in case you need it. What kind of rig is it and how rough you want to go?
T18skyguy 10/10/20 09:25pm Class C Motorhomes
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