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RE: Where is largest RV Supply House in CA?

CW in Valencia at the Lyons off ramp. Benchmark in Sun Valley is pretty good on Lankershim near the 5 Fwy, telephone number is 818 504 4813. Benchmark will give you a 2014 Catalog and lots of places including Benchmark will ship.
D.E.Bishop 10/01/14 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: 19" HD DVD Combo

HERE is one. We have the bigger version in our home bedroom. Very happy with the product. That's the one I was going to suggest. I have four Insignia sets and they're pretty reliable.
D.E.Bishop 10/01/14 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cable Co's going all digital using QAM system

Thanks Guys, I hope that the parks have the boxes if I ever need one, I do have at least two sets that do not have QAM built in, one is a CRT set with a digital tuner and the other is an older LCD flat panel set. The CRT set is in our condo and does receive the channels from 2-1 to 83-1, so I guess it's a box for that set. The LCD set is in my office and I may get a box for that, though I seldom turn it on, the DW does. So much has changed since I retired, but somebody here always helps keep me up to date. Thanks Again
D.E.Bishop 10/01/14 09:33pm Technology Corner
Cable Co's going all digital using QAM system

Both of our cable companies have or are going all digital and it requires a QAM tuner to decode the signals. There are others that are using the QAM system too. If this is common will we have to buy External QAM tuners for our sets that don't have them built in for CGs that utilize cable? Seems to be that the Cable Co's picked the one system not required by the FCC. Or maybe it's the FUC, whatever. It just seems that I replace all the CRT sets to have the new digital tuners for OTA signal and now for wired I have to have a box for those sets without QAM. Of course none of this is to increase profit for the Cable providers is it.
D.E.Bishop 10/01/14 10:52am Technology Corner
RE: Jensen DVD player

I don't know what year or features your system has and what outputs you need from the disc player. I needed to replace an older DVD player, so I went to Best Buy and purchased a BluRay player with a was brick, discarded the wall brick and went with a 12volt cable. The player I bought has only one HDMI output and so I bought a Splitter and cable for the rear TV. Often the DGKs are in back and want to watch the same thing we have playing up from, ergo the splitter and cable. There is a greater selection of players that use 120 volt but the simple one works great for us.
D.E.Bishop 09/30/14 10:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Suzuki Vitara stuck in park

I too have a 2006 GV and blew the fuse hooking up my brake system backfeed prevention relay. Now if were to happen, I know what the problem is. the GV and my old 95 Sidekick. Sidekick is easier to prep for towing but both are less than five minutes and no problems.
D.E.Bishop 09/28/14 12:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: Misrepresented Year

My RV is a 1990 Model, on a 1989 Chevy Chassis and according to the Manufacturers plate built in 1989, but, it was registered as a 1990 Model. There may be some extenuating circumstances as our rig was built by Fleetwood in Riverside CA and sold and registered in California by Mike Thompson the primary outlet for Bounders in CA. Many folks say that it is a 1989 model because the 1990 had the bus front end and the curved roof. Bounder marketed that model as a 1990 1/2 not a 1990. Weird I know but that how things go sometimes.
D.E.Bishop 09/26/14 07:02am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Dinette Table Leg Replacement

Check HONG they make a tri fold base for the aluminum post.
D.E.Bishop 09/26/14 12:53am Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Days in Flagstaff, Page, Bryce/Zion area--advice?

I would suggest Bryce over Zion but I cannot recommend a campground. We stayed a Ruby's a few years ago during Easter Week and they had to plow for to get. Fair campground but the other facilities were over run with rude and obnoxious folks. There are public campgrounds around the Bryce area and others have mentioned them on the forums, so maybe a search would help find them. I agree about the Arches, Canyonlands areas. Dead Horse Point St Pk is great, if you have 4X4 the Canyon is fantastic.
D.E.Bishop 09/25/14 10:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pet peeve

I am not a dog owner nor do I dislike dogs, I am however like most here, I don't think enough emphasis is placed on the owners behaving. There is an almost universal regulation about the length of leashes, in our area it is 6' and it must be sturdy in construction. I do not know of a National Park that does not have the same or a similar rule. Why do people have those silly 35' retractable leases at all? Sorry, rant over. I do think that non dog owners and even dog owners need to learn good manners in approaching other folks dogs. I always ask permission to approach and try to shrink down from my normal 6'2" stance, so as not to intimidate the dog. The folks I've met sometime question my actions but appreciate my answers.
D.E.Bishop 09/25/14 10:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: RV Ovens, hate them, love them, or just meh?

As many times as this subject has been beaten into the ground, the Cooking forum should consider a FAQ sticky with links to threads. When the subject comes up on the actual RV specific forum, half the people don't use the oven at all and the other half of us love them. I wouldn't trade my oven for a convection oven. I agree with my name sake(I an called Super Dave in our Submarine Association, and I'm older than this upstart but wise fella from Sacramento). The suggestions for dispersing the heat more evenly are good and we too use a pizza stone.
D.E.Bishop 09/25/14 10:12am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Role of grand parents.

Francesca said, "I wouldn't trade the time I spent/spend with her- and my other Grandchildren- for any amount of "freedom"!" And I whole heartily agree. I my opinion there is more "freedom" in being with my grandkids than any other kind of freedom. Albert Einstein often spoke of our freedom to act as children. My favorite saying is, “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” As my grandchildren have grown into teenage years I have stared in wonderment at them as we allow them to explore and investigate worlds beyond that which we had the freedom to explore. That is my freedom, the freedom of a grandfather to know that they are safer than I thought their parents were when we allowed them to explore and the wisdom to keep them free and safe while they do.
D.E.Bishop 09/24/14 12:04am Full-time RVing
RE: Issues preventing camping.

Okay, I'll join in. 74 and still here on top of the hill rather than under it. Just a couple of things, new hip, two new knees, and advanced arthritis, heart is sound, back is shot, one lumbar joint is bone on bone, eyes now require two sets of glasses, foot and toe fungus finally corrected, prostate cancer in remission, muscle tone like limp spaghetti and my DW and DGD have prohibited me from using ladders and getting on roof to recaulk everything. But you know what/, I have a DW, two DDs, DGD, DGS who are helping where I need it and a huge extended family who have just realized that of all the old folks in the family that the DW and I hardly miss a wedding or visiting a new baby wherever the family resides or sending a gift for graduations and who now consider us(and we're not the oldest) the family matriarch and patriarch. Some even know that the phone rings on both ends. Life is great and the view from the flexsteel drivers chair is beautiful.
D.E.Bishop 09/22/14 08:45am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Blu Ray Player

We have two TVs, 19 and 24" and a BluRay player, all three items came with a wall brick, all three are Insignia brand from Best Buy, total consumption is less than 100 watts. The front and rear sets are connected by a good quality HDMI cable (45')and a 120 vac powered splitter which is powered by our built in inverter when needed. This setup was to enable us to have two sets showing the same program front and rear. We often have our early teen grand kids with us and need the extra seating capacity and because we like to take movies and old TV shows with us when we travel and buy BluRay for the S&B. When I researched this setup, I got all sorts of misleading and/or very expensive suggestions and lots of assumptions which were mostly erroneous. Please take the time and research the equipment needed and the prices, TV sets that operate on 12 volt batteries or 120 volt wall power can be one and the same. We have been running electronics that have removable wall bricks for years on our house batteries without any problems. I was shopping for the BluRay player and asked a sale clerk about ones with wall bricks, she told me flatly that no such thing existed. I turned the player I had just picked up around and low and behold there was the std 12vdc input socket. However, for obvious reasons BluRay players do not have coax connections and the one I bought only had one HDMI output, therefore the need for the splitter. Good Luck and happy viewing during your travels.
D.E.Bishop 09/22/14 08:09am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Older RV fresh water line drain valves can't find style

JackUtah, find some that do not require crimp rings. Some use friction fittings you just put in, others use a lock ring you turn on to compress the pipe over a barbed fitting. Look for PEX acceptable fittings.
D.E.Bishop 09/21/14 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone: what's the big deal about it?

Okay I'll admit it, I have been in love with Yellowstone since the seventies. The DW and the DDs and I went there after having researched each area and it took us two trips to see most of what we read about. We have taken the DGKs and they loved the outlying areas. Old Faithful was a disappointment to all of us the first time, the DGS in particular. The second time it erupted it was fantastic and he loved it. We walked out to Morning Glory Pool and they almost cried. It looks nothing like it did when we took their Mom. Tourists have destroyed it. Other places were scientifically exciting. The wolves were out and we waited for a long time to see them. The buffalo were a little touchy, seems it was the rut. Watched one big bull destroy a little pine using it as a scratching post. Like was said earlier, you have to spend some time so the park can show itself.
D.E.Bishop 09/21/14 07:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roswell and Alamogordo how much to do, how long to stay

Alamogordo - tour White Sands Nat'l Monument - takes an afternoon if not hiking. Oliver Lee State Park is very nice. You could easily drive into Ruidoso if you like casinos. Other than that....not much. Roswell - never been as it doesn't appeal to us, but perhaps you. Fort Stockton is much better than Pecos.. . well, not much. If you're ready to stop around Pecos there's Monahans Sandhill State Park. East on I-10 is Caverns of Sonora - a neat cave tour. They also have a campground. Another idea after Alamogordo is to skip Roswell and head to Carlsbad and do the Carlsbad Caverns Nat'l Park tour or if you do it on your own, easily done, rent a 'wand' to carry along. It starts talking as you near something special - excellent. Have a good trip! Have not been to Cavers of Sonora, other than that; X2
D.E.Bishop 09/21/14 06:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: water pump

Sometimes you do.
D.E.Bishop 09/21/14 06:53pm Tech Issues
RE: House GFI trips when I run MH generator

I'm kinda mystified too. My rig when on shore power feeds through the transfer relay which is in the normally deactivated position, when the generator is started, a time delay switch(solid state, non-adjustable) energizes the transfer relay coil and switches from shore to onboard. The relay is designed and set to brake both sides of shore power, pass through an non-contact phase and then close the generator line side supply to the converter. Note: line and common only, not earth or chassis grounds are involved. In trade terms it is a break before make relay. I don't have any reference material with me but I bet that the AC + and -, are breaking and there is cross feed between the grounds. Too many times there is a problem discussed here when using a GFCI outlet at home on in a campground. There are CEMF when the converter chargers energize and de energize and the spikes may be following nthe grounds.
D.E.Bishop 09/21/14 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Annoying neighbor

I sympathize with you, I bought the smallest electric I could find to clean the garage at the S&B, have to wear hearing protection on low speed. On the road I just shake the entry mat frequently and vacuum as directed by the Queen Mum.
D.E.Bishop 09/21/14 08:51am General RVing Issues
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