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Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By CD Smith
ipad crashes

All you iPad users, be sure to backup your iPad regularly because when it crashes you lose everthing and it is a long and tedious tash to replace all your apps from the "Purshased" area of the ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,648
Posted By CD Smith
You should contact either Larry Gamble (at Little...

You should contact either Larry Gamble (at Little House Customs) or Casita to get the awning and installation costs.
Forum: General Chat 09-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By CD Smith
No, not there! Up on the launch bar, next...

No, not there!

Up on the launch bar, next to 'New Posts'.

I know that I am the only one that it bothers when I go to a website and it takes five (5) mouse clicks to leave the forum. That's...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,853
Posted By CD Smith
It amazes me that you have so many vehicles that...

It amazes me that you have so many vehicles that are miss-wired.

The statement I have highlighted in red is absoutely WRONG.

The POWER for your brake controller should come from a fuse panel....
Forum: General Chat 09-19-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By CD Smith
If you do go to vBulletin, I hope you are more...

If you do go to vBulletin, I hope you are more astute about using their program than this forum.

There are other forums using vBulettin where you don't have to click the idiot button, "Do you...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-19-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,675
Posted By CD Smith
When ever they are around I always buy from...

When ever they are around I always buy from Murphy USA (get the discount with a Walmart card).

I too have waited in line for gas. In Tucson, just as I was putting the hose back on the pump, a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-11-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By CD Smith
Here is a photo of the hirch on my 2007 Escalade....

Here is a photo of the hirch on my 2007 Escalade. You can't see much as it is hidden behind the bumper.

Here is the plaqcard on the hitch defining the towing and load for both with and without a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,853
Posted By CD Smith
Eh! Whatever.

Eh! Whatever.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-31-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,853
Posted By CD Smith
You can rationalize traffic accident causes...

You can rationalize traffic accident causes anyway you desire.

If a speed related accident happens -"Is it because some impatient idiot was speeding or was it caused by the more prudent driver...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-24-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,138
Posted By CD Smith
OK guys, let's get real. I tow with a 2007...

OK guys, let's get real.

I tow with a 2007 Cadillac Escalade with 6.2L engine, 6-speed transmission and a 3.42 differential. We tow at 60 MPH or the speed limit whichever is the lowest.

For...
Forum: General Chat 06-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By CD Smith
I have a wireless (not Wi-Fi) 32Gbyte iPad (1). ...

I have a wireless (not Wi-Fi) 32Gbyte iPad (1). I received it as a gift and use it everywhere with a Verizon Hot Spot.

The reasons I use a Hot Spot are many and varied. I have found that if my...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-09-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By CD Smith
My suggestion would be to use two 'low profile'...

My suggestion would be to use two 'low profile' recepticle boxes installed back to back.

A low profile box is one half the depth of a regular box.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By CD Smith
If I had an 8-ton trailer this would be very...

If I had an 8-ton trailer this would be very useful.

However, everyone should remember that you should never jack a trailer with a Dexter axle by lifting the axle. Always put your jack under the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By CD Smith
If my Escalade gets stolen I call OnStar, they...

If my Escalade gets stolen I call OnStar, they tell the police where its at, they go arrest the thief, and I get my vehicle back.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,414
Posted By CD Smith
There is one thing I love about internet forums. ...

There is one thing I love about internet forums.

There are no experts and you can't be held liable for bad advice!
Forum: General Chat 03-17-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,659
Posted By CD Smith
This is my process exactly. If fact I have...

This is my process exactly. If fact I have actually traveled some routes using "Street View" when traveling on an unfamiliar route or when the turns are close together. It provides me landmark cues...
Forum: General Chat 03-05-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By CD Smith
My favorite is StarWalk. It is very cool, but...

My favorite is StarWalk. It is very cool, but costs $4.99.

I still recommend it.
Forum: General Chat 03-05-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By CD Smith
Thanks for posting. I added it to my iPad...

Thanks for posting.

I added it to my iPad and it works great.

I found several erros about the parks we frequent and sent corrections to them.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,217
Posted By CD Smith
We were amazed that over 50 RVs and 18-wheel...

We were amazed that over 50 RVs and 18-wheel trucks were parked at the Wal-Mart in Deming, NM when we were there last march.

Later I learned it is a staging area for folks visiting the dentists...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-28-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By CD Smith
There is also a cut-off switch on the electronic...

There is also a cut-off switch on the electronic control box inside the furnace. I found this out when we bought our 1999 17' Casita back in 2004. The furnace didn't work and I traced the problem to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-28-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,102
Posted By CD Smith
The EAZ-LIFT WDH Model Number 48050 (400/4000)...

The EAZ-LIFT WDH Model Number 48050 (400/4000) is more than adequate.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 01-29-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By CD Smith
I have always used a 12 Vdc sissors jack. ...

I have always used a 12 Vdc sissors jack.

Like this Harbor Freight 12V Scissor Jack (http://2manytoyz.com/hfjack.html) from Harbor Freight.
Forum: General Chat 01-25-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By CD Smith
Last year a group of attendees to the Bluebonnet...

Last year a group of attendees to the Bluebonnet Rally went west to Davis Mountains State Park in Ft. Davis TX.

It was an informal gathering and unfortunately Joyce and I were not able to go.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-18-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,309
Posted By CD Smith
I don't have to think about what was asked, I...

I don't have to think about what was asked, I just have to think about how your statement was misleading. That's all.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-17-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,309
Posted By CD Smith
Don't be missled by what Casita Greg says about...

Don't be missled by what Casita Greg says about charging at 13 volts

My charger even attempts to charge a battery that reads 0 volts.

What really happens when two batteries are connected is...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-13-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,870
Posted By CD Smith
I once knew a man in New Hampshire that claimed...

I once knew a man in New Hampshire that claimed he could not sleep with his head in the direction water flows. As a matter of fact he positioned his bed so his head was on the North end and placed a...
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,836
Posted By CD Smith
Yes!

Yes!
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,836
Posted By CD Smith
I been through the Mobile tunnel many, many...

I been through the Mobile tunnel many, many times and never given our propane tanks a second thought. I don't remember there ever being a sign there.

I know they don't allow them through the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 01-01-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,792
Posted By CD Smith
I bought a 600 lb model from Harbor Freight only...

I bought a 600 lb model from Harbor Freight only it just cost $49.99.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-28-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,084
Posted By CD Smith
You may have ro use a couple of nuts on the...

You may have ro use a couple of nuts on the threaded shaft to make it stop turning.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-27-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,899
Posted By CD Smith
If you don't trust RV battery, use the TV...

If you don't trust RV battery, use the TV battery.

As for myself I usually use my "Jump Start".
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-27-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,899
Posted By CD Smith
Why not use a Search results for: '12v scissors...

Why not use a Search results for: '12v scissors jack' (http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?category=&q=12v+sissors+jack) .
I have used one for 6 years and find ir more convenient that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-22-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,631
Posted By CD Smith
Hauppauge Computer Works - TV for your PC!...

Hauppauge Computer Works - TV for your PC! (http://www.hauppauge.com/)

Also has a full line of PC/Video products. I have used one of their devices for more than 10 years.
Forum: General Chat 12-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By CD Smith
If you drill down deep enough they are just...

If you drill down deep enough they are just linking to:

GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada (http://gasbuddy.com/)

Check it out!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-16-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,209
Posted By CD Smith
Hitch weight for my Casita 17' SD is 470 pounds. ...

Hitch weight for my Casita 17' SD is 470 pounds.

My Escalade has automatic load leveling so hitch weight is compensated for.

The top of the ball when hitched is 22 1/2 inches.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-27-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,630
Posted By CD Smith
I have said it before and it is worth repeating. ...

I have said it before and it is worth repeating.

Towing or not, my Escalade gets its best MPG at 30 MPH with cruise control engaged. Engine speed is just above idle.

Anything speed above that...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-25-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By CD Smith
Yes, I like modifications. Sorry about not...

Yes, I like modifications.

Sorry about not having a signature before. It got lost with the forum format change and I just forgot to re-enter it.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-23-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By CD Smith
I also have the 5.3L Vortex/4L60E I have no...

I also have the 5.3L Vortex/4L60E I have no difficulty towing a Casita 17' SD.

You should have no problems.

I find it supprising that the HD Trailering Equipment came with a 3.42 rear axle...
Forum: General Chat 09-20-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By CD Smith
We also reached home safely. Had a great...

We also reached home safely.

Had a great time, met lots of new folks and old (long time) friends, also saw armidillo on road to restrooms (it was dead)!

Loads of thanks to Hershal and Darlene...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,019
Posted By CD Smith
I replaced the 'gas only - extrernally lit pilot'...

I replaced the 'gas only - extrernally lit pilot' with a 'gas -ESI/electric' model.

IMHO spend the extra for the gas/electric, you will never be sorry.

Before when I pulled into a campsite...
Forum: General Chat 08-31-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By CD Smith
Gee! I think back fondly when I owned a 'house...

Gee! I think back fondly when I owned a 'house car'.

It was a 1978 Chevrolet van that had a fiber glass top added. It slept 4 and I added a bunk over the front seats for our son. It had a three...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 08-29-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By CD Smith
Is there a way to: 1) Eliminate the idiot...

Is there a way to:

1) Eliminate the idiot box that pops up asking if you really want to log-off?
2) Set all forums as read without clicking 'Quick Links' and 'Mark all Forums as Read'?

The...
Forum: General Chat 08-28-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By CD Smith
We have stayed at Casino Campgrounds (Vicksburg,...

We have stayed at Casino Campgrounds (Vicksburg, MS and Mesquite, NV). They were well kept, got a discount at the Campground for Casino Card (never used), and 2 free breakfast buffet (at Ameristar...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-21-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By CD Smith
I wouldn't pay much attention to the advise on TV...

I wouldn't pay much attention to the advise on TV that you receive here. Everyone has their own agenda.

For what its worth, i will tell you what I tell all my friends when they ask me to...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 08-16-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By CD Smith
My ancestry file is on Ancestry.com here. ...

My ancestry file is on Ancestry.com here.

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Charles D. Smith Ancestors (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=138656).

As a result of this thread I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,648
Posted By CD Smith
In my opinion you are mistaken that the Casita...

In my opinion you are mistaken that the Casita awing is duifficult to use.

I find it easy to deploy and retract. Once you learn the simple steps it provides ample shade for out door meals even...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 07-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By CD Smith
I have been using Generations from Ancestry.com. ...

I have been using Generations from Ancestry.com.

At last count - 4,113 individuals from both my and Joyce's family.

Sometimes it is exciting work.

You have to become familiar with...
Forum: General Chat 07-29-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By CD Smith
Why is it necessary to go through 'Quick Links"...

Why is it necessary to go through 'Quick Links" to mark them as READ.

With the old forum software all you have to do is exit and they are marked as READ.

Is there something I can select in...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-28-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By CD Smith
I stand corrected! The NEC code makes no...

I stand corrected!

The NEC code makes no reference to 'convience outlet' orientation for either residencial or commercial construction.

I do not have access to the NEC code so I read Chapter...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By CD Smith
This is incorrect! Electrical codes require...

This is incorrect!

Electrical codes require that:
1) 115 VAC 15 AMP electrical sockets be installed with the EARTH (green wire round pin) at the 6 o'clock position.
2) 115 VAC 30 AMP single...
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