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RE: Hard Core Shopping: Best Laptop Buy For The Buck SSD ?

I'm way out of practice with Classic Shell and its brethren, so I couldn't offer legitimate advice. This link seems like a great place to start though. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-make-windows-10-look-like-windows-7/
TurnThePage 06/01/20 04:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Hard Core Shopping: Best Laptop Buy For The Buck SSD ?

I too will throw my support behind SSDs. I do IT in a shop with nearly 10,000 PCs to support. After that initial hiccup, they are rock solid and FAST. Windows 7 lack of security could bite you bad regardless of your financial status. As previously mentioned there are front end software products that will make Windows 10 act and behave just like XP or Win7. IF you live where Internet is not guaranteed, Windows is worlds better than Chromebook. Even an i3 processor will perform well with at least 8 GB of RAM and an SSD. I personally won't go smaller than a 15" display now, and the cost is minimal. Sometimes 15" models are cheaper than 14" models that are otherwise identical. I second the recommendation to buy directly from Dell too. During these COVID times, it can be quite a challenge finding good laptops. At least it has been for us. We have had to settle for Lenovo models. They are starting to grow on me. A lot of bang for the buck for sure. JMHO
TurnThePage 05/31/20 03:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Removing Eternabond

It looks like only a small area is coming up. Can't you just trim that off, and lay a fresh layer over it?
TurnThePage 05/26/20 01:26pm Tech Issues
RE: What should getting wheel bearings packed cost?

Just got it done at Les Schwab. Cost $170 per axle plus tax. This included new bearing seals which typically are replaced when bearings are packed. They also inspected/adjusted the brakes and greased the suspension wet bolts for free. It used to cost about $100 per axle plus tax, but a couple of years ago they discovered they were charging way below the competition (which I verified) and raised their rates a bunch. I don't like the price increase, but they seem to do a good job. I truly wish you the best of luck with LS.Just got mine done at Les Schwab too. Second time they've done 'em on this trailer.
TurnThePage 05/24/20 10:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Got my New Tires for the Tahoe

Yep. Nice tires. I think road noise is almost a thing of the past. The manufacturers are getting pretty clever. I'm running 305/55r20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. NO road noise. They look much louder than they sound.
TurnThePage 05/22/20 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lagun Table Mount

Nice! On both accounts!
TurnThePage 05/20/20 11:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Harbour Freight Jack stand recall.

Thanks for the heads up! I have an old set that may be part of this too. If they are, I guess I'll have to search for some other brand of {deleted} stands.
TurnThePage 05/20/20 10:59am Tech Issues
RE: Website issues

RV.net continues to give me grief, no matter what computer/tablet/phone/browser I use. I fall back on the trailerlife.com portal, which I'm using to post this now. It has been totally reliable for me.
TurnThePage 05/14/20 09:32pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: New and looking for a generator

I would have to say, at first blush, that venerable NT Powerhorse 3500 looks almost EXACTLY like that throw away HF Predator 3500.
TurnThePage 05/14/20 08:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hard start capacitor

In your original post you mentioned getting a generator. A hard start cap, or a soft start device may allow you to go with a smaller generator. BUT as already pointed out, if you spend a little extra to get a generator that doesn't need one of those devices, your overall experience will likely be better because you will have plenty of power for anything else that may arise. We purchased a 3400 watt generator that allows us to use our RV pretty much any way we wish without worrying about power. Also as was pointed out, the place those devices really shine is on questionable shore power.
TurnThePage 05/13/20 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: Air shocks on tandem axle - settle this debate.

I'm becoming confused. I thought you were asking about shock absorbers all along. It looks like my trailer (2004 vintage) already has the mounting hardware in place to install shocks (shock absorbers).
TurnThePage 05/07/20 01:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air shocks on tandem axle - settle this debate.

REGULAR shocks are great for damping motion. Shocks are not meant to support a load. Back in the 70s we used air shocks to jack up the back of our wanna be hot rods.
TurnThePage 05/06/20 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Storing with gas in tank, for a year or more?

I've used Stabil for years with no problems, sometimes going several years before starting a small engine. I'm sure Seafoam would be comparable. However, I also ONLY use non-ethanol fuel for long term storage.
TurnThePage 05/04/20 09:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Sway Problem / Need Help

Tongue weight appears to be over 1000 lbs according to those numbers. That seems high if you're using a WD hitch. It's already close to the max I think that hitch can handle.
TurnThePage 05/03/20 10:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning solar panels on an RV

About twice a year for this guy. I use a ladder to get close then use squeegy with a sponge on one side, and mild detergent. They get DIRTY!
TurnThePage 05/02/20 11:54am Technology Corner
RE: Resealing the Edge of the Roof, Dicor, Eternabond, or Both?

I wrapped Eternabond all the way down to the gutter on my trailer about 15 years ago. It's been more or less bullet proof. The only caulk I removed was to give the tape a smooth surface to adhere to. I glommed a couple layers of tape over the those corners, then used a little self leveling caulk on the edges.
TurnThePage 05/02/20 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

I recently purchased a couple refurbished Pixel 2s for $90 each. They are working excellent, and tons of life left in them.
TurnThePage 04/29/20 11:45am Technology Corner
RE: Modified Sine wave inverter for seldom used microwave

This is soooo much like the half ton vs HD arguments. Myself, I don't try to justify every expenditure, especially when vacationing or RVing. But I do prefer to do it once only. Definitely just my humble opinion.
TurnThePage 04/28/20 09:18pm Tech Issues
RE: RV "Coffee Table" Books

I keep state specific atlases around. And literature that's relevant to destinations.
TurnThePage 04/24/20 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turning the Page

I just keep modifying the same old trailer. I look at new ones a lot, but always come back to the one that's done it all for us reliably. Happy camping!
TurnThePage 04/24/20 08:19am Travel Trailers
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