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Well it has

Finally come to the end. After more than 13 yeqrs on here and nearly 25,000 posts my time is done. Moderators have become biased toward certain of their friends. They scrub or edit posts from people why call their friends out for being wrong. This forum has become unbelievely rude, the mods and admiatrators look the other way for their friends. So it is time to say good by. I have learned a lot over the years, shared my opinions and ideas, had good and some great discussions. Not any more I realize this post will get deleted quickly, but I hope enoug people will read it and maybe someday it will make a difference. Good Bye Don
donn0128 02/11/19 11:22am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Direct TV Genie System

Uhhh Bill the HR54 is NOT, I repeat NOT A GENIEII. The HR54 is still a GenieI just a newer model. Like I said I have been told by Direct reps more than once that the GenieII requires a wifi connection to work. If that is wrong, then more than one Direct tech is wrong I guess. .
donn0128 02/11/19 09:12am Technology Corner
RE: Stand-alone GPS or smartphone?

Stand alone, or more correctly a dash mounted portable works everywhere. A smart phone only works when you have cell service. A portable, at least the right models can be customized for your vehicle. A cell based cannot. For me its a no brainer.
donn0128 02/11/19 09:06am Beginning RVing
RE: In-dash Navigation / Radio Options in a Class C

Not well at all. Sat radio for sure needs a clear view of the southern sky. Here in the PNW when I get into the mountains trees block my signal. GPS is a bit better as it looks at several satelites at a time. Downside of built in GPS is your forced to buy updates via DVD/CD whereas if you use a portable like a Garmin updates are free.
donn0128 02/10/19 05:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV Genie System

Which Genie? If you got a HR44 or HR54 your good to go. If you got a GenieII your screwed. I’m sitting in my motorhome watching news on my genie II as I type this. How am I screwed? As I understand from Directv the GenieII needs a wifi connection full time. I assume you have it connected to wifi?
donn0128 02/10/19 01:32pm Technology Corner
RE: New Trailer traveler - light weight, single

The big issue with light weight trailers is, there light for a reason. Small holding tanks, lack of storage, poor insulation etc. Can it be done? Sure. There are several youtube videos from people doing it. But it seems these people are minimalists to begin with. Personally I like my creature comforts, like heat, light, and ample refer space to have more than two days worth of food. I really hate grocery shopping. As far as the rest? Buy a boot and a hitch lock. Expect fuel economy half what you get now. That basically holds true whether your pulling a 3000 or a 10,000 trailer
donn0128 02/10/19 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: AIRSTREAM - what makes them so expensive?

Rivited polished aluminum costs money.
donn0128 02/10/19 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: traveling Portland to California

Totally. I have pulled my 36 foot fiver over it with ease. There is o ly a short stretch across a bridge and down a canyon that is the least bit narrow. Be sure to plan a stop at the elk viewing area.
donn0128 02/10/19 11:57am Roads and Routes
RE: traveling Portland to California

I would travel south on I-5 to OR hwy 38. Go west on Hwy 38 to Reedsport and Hwy 101. This is one of the best routes to the coast from I5. 38 is about 30 miles south of Eugene so well before you get into the mountains.
donn0128 02/10/19 10:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Buying 1st Travel Trailer Go Large or Not?

Good luck attempting to tow that monster. Even with a 3500 36 feet behind it would not be a good fit.
donn0128 02/10/19 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Setting Up Tow Vehicle w/hitch, Etc

Sadly with the mega cab configuration you end up with a short short bed. Once you get past the weight issues trying to find a hitch that might work could be a choir. The 3500 mega realisticslly has the load capacity of a quad 2500. Picking carefully a mega can be a good tow vehicle.
donn0128 02/09/19 04:34pm Fifth-Wheels
I5 Siskiyou summit.

Chains required. No snow tires at this time.
donn0128 02/09/19 09:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Direct TV Genie System

I assume you also have mini Genies? Ao all you will need to is duplicate what is in the house outside. You will take the genie, the mini, the video bridge. Connect everything like it is at home. Let your dish locate the birds and start watching.
donn0128 02/08/19 09:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV Genie System

Which Genie? If you got a HR44 or HR54 your good to go. If you got a GenieII your screwed. What mobile antenna are you using? You will need to buy a bunch of parts for your RV. Like a power inserter and a splitter.
donn0128 02/08/19 07:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Dometic New Generation refrigerators

Truck camper magazing has an interesting article on the Dometic/Danfos compressor refer. It is posted online
donn0128 02/08/19 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic New Generation refrigerators

Less than 500 bucks for a Amish cooling unit if everything else is good. Or, how about upgrading to a 12V compressor refer?
donn0128 02/08/19 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Rain Water Leak Diagnosis

Two words, Seal Test.
donn0128 02/08/19 06:35am Toy Haulers
RE: Spongy floor

Find a dealer that can do a SealTest, and pay their price. Once its sealed up, carefully cut out the bad wood, likely particle board or OSB. Remove the wet insulation, replace with dry, lay new patch in place. Be sure to cut back to floor joists so you have some strength. You can always sister a new piece of wood if you find joist damage.
donn0128 02/07/19 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 dual exhaust

Remember gasoline motors are nothing more thwt large air pumps. Making room for more air out will do nothing unless you get more air in. If you want noise, change the muffler.
donn0128 02/07/19 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Considering a new tow vehicle

Three kids? A 2500 or 3500 Mega Cab Dodge would give you lots of interior room plus towing ability now and into the future.
donn0128 02/07/19 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
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