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Chrome vs IE vs Edge

Is it me or does it seem that more websites are optimized for Chrome? I guess you could argue that Chrome is better (and it may be). I have been noticing that increasingly some websites run very very slow using MS browsers but then launch the same site using Chrome and it is much better. Are sites being updated to run better on Chrome?
theczar 08/06/19 07:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Yosemite/Kings Canyon/Sequoia “must do” advice sought

Yosemite valley will be packed. Tuolomne meadows or hetch hetchy are good alternatives for hiking. Sequoia you have to go to Moro rock and see the trees. As others said, it is a good drive to the coast. I would recommend moonstone beach. Nice little motels overlooking the oceans. Wonderful sunsets. Close to Hearst castle as well. Enjoy
theczar 06/25/19 09:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mammoth mountain to South Lake Tahoe ?

Thank you all for your comments. I guess I need to update my signature. 2016 F350 CC PSD pulling a 37ft 5th wheel. 54 feet bumper to bumper. I was looking to avoid a mountainous road with lots of grade and switchbacks. I am happy to miss the scenic part for this small part of the trip for a less stressful experience. I ended up going 395 to Carson City to 50. Was nothing but a little grade. Just what I was looking for. I will probably take a trek to the one of the other routes to see that too. Thanks again to all.
theczar 06/10/19 08:54am Roads and Routes
Mammoth mountain to South Lake Tahoe ?

I am at mammoth mountain and going to be heading to South Lake Tahoe. Looking at the map it appears there is a significant grade and winding road. I am not shy but don’t want to go on some crazy route either. Any information on the drive or suggested route from anyone familiar with the area? Looks like 2 practical options off 395. Thanks
theczar 06/09/19 07:42am Roads and Routes
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

I knew we had it bad here but you all are making me sick. I just paid both trucks last week here in California 2016 f350 diesel - $863, smog test every 2 years $60, no prop tax 2018 f150 - $603, no smog test until year 6 then biannual, no prop tax
theczar 06/02/19 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Very low cost backup-camera using WiFi cameras?

I actually put together a system that transmits through wifi to my iPad and it did not cost much. I put together the following two components: Camera Transmitter These are not the sellers I purchased from since they are no longer available but products like what I purchased. The range is not going to work on a 30 foot trailer unless like me you get an extension between the camera and the transmitter to get it closer to your vehicle. It is not 4K video but sufficient for what you need. note: not sure what is happening to the "Transmitter" link. I cannot clean up the extra text.
theczar 05/27/19 09:28am Technology Corner

I have never liked ReserveCalifornia since CA instituted it but today it is not even functional. I have tried it in Chrome and IE to no avail. Is it just me or are others having issues too? I am so tired of trying to work with this garbage system.
theczar 05/25/19 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Powerpole Info Needed

A lot of great info. Thanks to all.
theczar 04/13/19 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Powerpole Info Needed

Thanks all for your comments. It is intended for a 400 watt portable Solar system So I believe 30 amp should be sufficient. My soldering skills are not very good so want to stick with crimping. I am looking for specific Crimpers. I have seen some from under $20 to over several hundred dollars. Looking for experienced opinions for a low cost but sufficient quality for a weekend warrior like myself.
theczar 04/09/19 12:52pm Tech Issues
Powerpole Info Needed

So I am needing to create some custom wires and connections and it appears that Anderson Powerpoles are the way I want to go. Seems like the professional grade tools are really expensive. I will be making a handful of connections initially and then less than a couple a year at the most. As I am researching I am noticing two types that are of interest. 1) PP30, PP45 and 2) SB50 connections. This will be a custom application so any sort of standardization is not important. What I am looking for is experience and recommendations for both the connections and the Tools for making my cables. I am looking for a balance between quality and price know this is not for a professional application but do not want to have continuous rework going forward.
theczar 04/09/19 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Honda Generator EU2000

The fuel jet is probably gunked up. You need to remove the carburetor, pull out the fuel jet and clean it. Agree with Golf Bears. Strange it is happening on a new unit. It happened to my 10+ year old Gen last year. Found this Vid and did the trick.
theczar 03/28/19 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: JT Strong Arms

Not sure about 3 but I know there are two versions for 5th wheels. It depends on how far apart your landing gear is. One is for wider applications and the other for narrower applications. Other than that, those two are identical. If your rear stabilizers are hydraulic, I suspect you have the large round pads. If so, you need and accesory that either is welded to or bolted on to the pad for the arm to attach. Hope this helps
theczar 01/27/19 03:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to get paid for selling RV?

Unfortunately, you don't want to raise a red flag by large CASH deposits. The Bank Secrecy Act is officially called the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, started in 1970. It states that banks must report any cash deposits (and withdrawals, for that matter) that they receive over $10,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. For this, they’ll fill out IRS Form 8300. This begins the process of Currency Transaction Reporting (CTR). Splitting deposits into smaller amounts over a reasonably short period of time also sends a signal to the bank. Can you laundering? So if I sell my RV for $25 K cash I need to deposit $9999.00 now, another $9999.00 6 months from now, and in a year deposit the remaining $5002.00. Sure would not want to get in pickle and accused of money laundering. Might get toted off to the state or fed pen? Someone might think I'm pushing crack or Oxycontin? I wonder if the dealers (RV) have that problem when making deposits on cash deals? Some of the things people worry about on RV boards never ceases to amaze. Better off to stuff it in the mattress or bury it in mason jars out back LOL. Never heard of form 8300. The bank will file a ctr form 104 for any cash transaction over $10,000. It is not illegal to transact more than $10k but the ctr creates a formal record of the transaction. In an by itself it does nothing but now the gov knows it occurred who was the transactor and who was the beneficiary of the transaction. Doing what you suggest is probably worse. ( $9999 and less in multiple transaction). Banks have complex monitoring capabilities to identify this kind of activity which is called “structuring”. If the bank identifies this they will submit another form to FinCen (financial crimes enforcement arm of the gov) called a SAR (suspicious activity report). A sar as the name implies indicates suspicious activity. Don’t get me wrong. I do NOT want the gov in my business but a choice between a single ctr that is explainable and a sar, I will take the ctr
theczar 01/26/19 07:13am General RVing Issues
MC4 tool

I am very new to solar. I consider myself of decent intelligence but am having problems with the tool to disconnect the mc4 connections. I bought 2 and both broke rather quickly. They are plastic and the one of the two fingers broke when trying to use. I do not think I am using it incorrectly but you never know. Are there actual instructions for these? Is this a common problem ? Are these different by manufacturer? Thanks
theczar 01/13/19 01:57pm Tech Issues
RE: 2016 F350 tow mirror - oops

Had two hit and runs in the last year so those were already paid by my my insurance. I do not want another claim so soon my premiums are already enough. Thanks all for suggestions
theczar 01/13/19 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 F350 tow mirror - oops

Thanks all for your replies. Most of the replacements that I am seeing have fit issues outlined in the reviews and are not power folding nor Power extending and explicitly state not compatible with mirrors with air temp sensors. These would not be preferred. Rockauto does not have Tasca looks like a great option. I have not had a chance to check with a salvage yard yet. Thanks again.
theczar 01/05/19 05:22am Tow Vehicles
2016 F350 tow mirror - oops

So after years of backing down my driveway without incident, I clipped my mirror on the gate. The mirror still works but the plastic housing is cracked fairly bad. It is a power extending/ folding heated mirror and figured it was several hundred dollars to replace. Imagine my surprise when I called the dealer and was quoted just under $1600 including tax I also checked amazon and google to see any internet options. I did find some but with questionable reviews. I am wondering if anyone here had this come up and find any reasonable options? Thanks
theczar 01/03/19 07:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 100% Silicone vs Dicor

The clear winner for sealing roofs is Dicor, end of story. I Agree, but my question does not pertain to roofs. I am looking to reseal a horizontal seam on a slide. Thanks.
theczar 12/27/18 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: 100% Silicone vs Dicor

It looks like everyone has their opinion on what is best to use. I will keep my eye on this thread to see if something clearly is the winner. While I am doing that, I need to reseal the horizontal seam at the bottom of a slide. It has Proflex on it now. What is the best way to remove it and prep for resealing? Scrape it (I am thinking a plastic scraper), some sort of removing compounnd?, something else? I am assuming that all the prior material needs to be removed. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
theczar 12/27/18 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: Exterior wall vent fix

Just Curious, Why is it important to latch it closed? Mine is far off the ground (and a different style) and cannot reach without the ladder. I found it too much of a hassle to add to my setup and teardown routine and have left it unclipped for years. Never had any issues.
theczar 12/21/18 10:48am Tech Issues
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