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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 I got the blue screen of death once, and the PC repairman said it was outdated drivers.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
RE: Recommendations Needed!

For water pressure regulator get a Renator on Amazon. Brass, very high quality and adjustable pressure and a nice oil filled regulator. I've always used bottled water. I don't really trust campground water. It can be a little iffy, just like the electricity.
T18skyguy 10/06/20 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice on RV "carport"

^^ What he said. Make it as wide as possible, plus you can put shelving along the side with the extra width. I've seen many post like this over the years. The only regret folks have is not making it bigger.
T18skyguy 09/16/20 10:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

55+ resorts/campgrounds would get you away from those things you don't like too. Thank you. I didn't know there was such parks. Is there a special guide somewhere for them?
T18skyguy 09/15/20 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Great Smoky Mountains Bear FoundScavenging On Human Remains

I wouldn't camp in bear country alone, nor in a tent, not without a firearm. A bear has the advantage of surprise when your in a tent. I saw some very graphic pictures of a poor guy attacked by a grizzly. The bear ripped through a canvas tent with one swap of his paw. The guy lived just barely. He was able to reach his pistol and kill it, but it ripped his scalp off, tore up his face, almost tore his foot off. Multiple bites. I'll take hard sided rigs for me.
T18skyguy 09/14/20 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Class A resorts are so expensive and filled with such RV snobs that I wonder why you would only be interested in staying at places like this. I'll be honest with you Bill. It's not so much who I want to be with, but what I'm trying to get away from. I'm a down to earth guy, but I'm 68 now and getting tired of barking dogs, screaming kids, guys coming into the park with blaring headers, campfires with smoke covering our rig. I just want to go to a place where I know it's going to be a nice experience. I'm willing to spend more for that, but as some have pointed out, booking a site at these resorts might not be any easier to book than the state parks.
T18skyguy 09/13/20 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

I think I should of been more clear, was thinking about class A only resorts. I don't know much about them or how many there are.
T18skyguy 09/12/20 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

I miss the days when I could hop in the rig, go any place, then open the big Good Sam book and pick a park without reservations. The wife and I are between rigs now, and I wondered if we got a class A can you depend on a spot at these resorts? I realize that everything requires reservations, but do these resorts generally have openings that regular parks don't? Just thinking less crowded etc.Thanks, Don
T18skyguy 09/12/20 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Total outdoor flame device ban Oregon SP

Thanks to all who express concern for the Oregon folks. The fire came to about a 1/2 mile from me. What stopped it was the McKenzie river, cool temperatures, and no wind. We have had very rare easterly winds that have filled all of Eugene/Springfield with very thick horrible smoke. I live on about a third of an acre, and I have a hard time seeing my 40 foot RV cover from my house, but at least I still got the house. This smoke has been here since Monday, and it just sits cause there's no wind at all. They say it's equivalant to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. I have constant headaches and burning eyes. I just stay inside and hope for the return of our westerly winds to clear it out. Our local Albertsons looks like an RV park with all that fled in their RV's. Same thing with Walmart. I'm between rigs now or I would go somewhere, but even the coast is not totally free from this smoke. Don
T18skyguy 09/12/20 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poor workmanship -- Entry Level VS Higher Price ????

I always thought that they were paid piece work rate for speed hence the poor quality. I saw on another forum that they are paid by the units produced. I don't know if all of them, but that would explain the poor workmanship right there. There is ample evidence that these rigs are speed built. People don't generally rush unless there's motivation.
T18skyguy 09/06/20 09:52am General RVing Issues
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