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RE: THOR Motor Coach

I think you will get many views on this MFG,but they must be pretty sturdy because they are used a lot in the Rental Market not only El Monte RV uses them but also are the ones that are made for Cruise America are made by THOR. Rental fleets buy on price, not quality. They buy from whichever RV company is willing to give them the best deal. They don't care about sturdiness or longevity since they don't keep them for long. Exactly...
hotjag1 01/19/20 10:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: HWH levelers, again

HOW LONG are you giving the system to extend? HWH Bi-Axis(Pairs) system does NOT always extend BOTH pairs at the exact same time. Sometimes one jack will extend 3 or more inches before the Paired jack starts. From your description, ALL jacks will extend by themselves just not in pairs. Doug That's how mine work. They never go down at the same time but they do operate in pairs.
hotjag1 01/19/20 10:35am Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite show

This will be our 10th year going to Quartzsite. We love browsing the vendor areas. Every year I find some new gadget that I "just have to have" for the motorhome. We bring our Polaris RZR with us and do some desert riding and it is easy to squeeze in and park at the show almost anywhere. Also, we are already getting excited to have the best pizza and calzones we have ever eaten at Silly Al's pizza parlor.
hotjag1 01/11/20 01:33pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Merry Christmas Snowbirds

Merry Christmas from Lake Havasu City, Arizona
hotjag1 12/25/19 01:34pm Snowbirds
RE: Dental work in Mexicali

Don't know about Mexicali. We also go to Algodones and stay at the Quechan casino. It is dry camping and has always been free in past years. I'm guessing that it is probably a half mile walk to the border from the casino. We always drove the car from the casino and paid the small fee to park in the border parking lot.
hotjag1 12/13/19 01:18pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Garmin GPS

No, but you phone is all you need for a GPS. Why pay hundreds of dollars for a GPS that is less capable than your phone? You can use your phone hotspot to connect your computer to the internet, connect your GPS to your computer, get to the map download page, leave it for an hour or more to download the new maps and then you will have your update. The updates are available 4 times per year and are generally only 1-2 years behind. I have used my phone for GPS and it has been very accurate but I really like the large screen of the dash GPS when in large cities and high traffic. It sounds pretty simple to download maps. I was having trouble with the actual Garmin website but that may have been just me on that particular day. Thanks for the explanations.
hotjag1 11/29/19 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Okay, I read the features and differences of the 770 and the 780 on the link that "Executive" kindly provided. It doesn't appear to be much difference with the exception of 3D. A $100 difference makes me lean towards the 770. Bill.Satellite...my phone is a hotspot, so can I download maps on the GPS when connected to my phone while on the road? Thank-you to everyone that has offered input on this.
hotjag1 11/29/19 12:19am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

drsteve...According to the Garmin website, the procedure I mentioned is the one used to update the RV770. Thank-you for this information. I am going to purchase the RV770. I hope it all works well for me:)
hotjag1 11/28/19 12:04am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Bill, I'm not that tech-savvy, but the reason I wanted internal wifi was so that the unit would automatically update new maps. I didn't have any luck on the Garmin website trying to download new mapping on my computer for my old GPS. It sounds like the RV770 would automatically upload new maps when they become available. Is that correct? You can update it using your home computer and internet connection, or the GPS can be connected to a wifi network to download the updates. I tried 3 times with my computer connected to wifi on three "supposedly" Garmin websites and all 3 times I was connected to a customer service rep in India that wanted to sell me something. I gave up. My current GPS is several years old so I think it is wise to buy a new one at this time.
hotjag1 11/26/19 10:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Bill, I'm not that tech-savvy, but the reason I wanted internal wifi was so that the unit would automatically update new maps. I didn't have any luck on the Garmin website trying to download new mapping on my computer for my old GPS. It sounds like the RV770 would automatically upload new maps when they become available. Is that correct?
hotjag1 11/26/19 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Thank-you for the quick replies. I've noticed that the reviews on the 660 and the 760 are pretty much 50/50 good or bad, but the review dates are mostly from 2017 and a few in 2018. Has Garmin improved and gotten better in 2019 or do I take my chances and hope I get a good one.
hotjag1 11/26/19 04:12pm Technology Corner
Garmin GPS

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hotjag1 11/26/19 12:20am Class A Motorhomes
Garmin GPS

My gps is several years old now and I would like to get a new one. I would like a 7" screen with internal wifi for automatic map updates. I would also like one with visual and voice commands that state the correct lane to be in when turning or exiting. I prefer Garmin and have read many reviews, but most units have mixed reviews.I'm hoping for recommendations on which one a lot you RVers have and how well you like them. I don't need one with a dash cam but I wouldn't mind having a unit with one if all the other functions are good. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
hotjag1 11/26/19 12:20am Technology Corner
RE: Thinking about downsizing to a B

Maybe you could find one like the small rv in my signature picture. It is 24' with a dry bath on a Workhorse chassis. We love it.
hotjag1 11/24/19 03:53pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

We go to the big RV show in Quartzsite, AZ every year. We are quite happy with the rv that we have, but it is fun to see what new glitz and glitter the mfrs have come up with. We usually find some new gadget that we buy for our current motorhome from one of the hundreds of vendors.
hotjag1 11/23/19 12:18pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Algodones. Dental. "molar" city

Been going there for 10 years for cleaning and crowns. Cleaning is $45 and crowns are $175. We are happy with the quality of work too.
hotjag1 11/17/19 02:15pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Question for those towing an enclosed car hauler...

I don't have an escape door, but I am only about 10 lbs over what my ideal weight should be. I park the suv a few inches off center in the trailer so the door opens a little further than normal. This makes it easier to get in and out of the vehicle. An escape door would make it easier, but if a person isn't quite a bit overweight, it isn't that big of a deal.
hotjag1 11/14/19 11:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No one is heading south?

Highway 95 going through Lake Havasu City, AZ has lots and lots of RV's traveling south. The business's in town have seen a big increase also.
hotjag1 11/08/19 12:51pm Snowbirds
RE: Pre trip routines

When hooking up trailer and connecting lights, chains, tongue lock, etc...if anyone talks to you while doing this, recheck everything again after they have left:)
hotjag1 11/04/19 01:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

Is it a Chevy/Workhorse chassis? If so, it is probably the starter. They are notorious for cranking slow when they get hot. Replace the starter with the best starter you can find regardless of price(that's what I did) and no more problems with hot start. If it's a Ford, I don't know if they had the same problem.
hotjag1 10/25/19 10:54pm Tech Issues
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