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RE: TV reception

As long as the dish assembly matches your service provider, yes, it should work. Make sure you get the post on the stand perfectly level for the best results when aiming. The DishPointer.com website can be helpful for getting the settings for your location. If you have a smartphone, there are apps that will help find a location with a clear view of the satellites. Once you're set up, please keep the volume down so you don't disturb the neighbors... :)
Dutch_12078 05/03/16 08:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: airline profits

One of the happiest days of my working life was when our company bought two Gulfstream corporate jets. I've not flown commercial since then...
Dutch_12078 05/03/16 07:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: First night as a full timer

Congratulations! And welcome to your new life! :)
Dutch_12078 05/02/16 08:53pm Full-time RVing
RE: HUD wants to outlaw fulltime RV'ing

That article goes well beyond misguided, and well into the misinformed area. The new HUD RV definition has been discussed repeatedly here, and there is NOTHING in the current or proposed definition that "outlaws" fulltiming in any way, shape, or manner. The RVIA and other RV organizations, such as the Escapees, are all in favor of the expanded definition that removes all RV's from any form of HUD control. Do a search of the forum for lots more about these silly rumors. Here's Snopes take on the issue: Tiny Homes Ban
Dutch_12078 05/02/16 06:20pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking To Get Roadside Coverage

Coach Net..just used them when leaving south, the door awning snapped, they sent over a local tech that was able to remove door awning so we could get home and it will be repaired here..very happy.. Mr. Stu, I would have never thought to call a roadside company for the awning issue. Good idea! So, Coach Net paid for the 'house call' part? Or, just the convenience of finding a service tech? MM Coach-Net pays for tech to come out, but not for the onsite labor and materials.
Dutch_12078 05/02/16 12:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unlimited Verizon 3G $5 a month

As of yesterday his store was here. http://stores.ebay.com/vzwmifi?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 Still is but he doesn't have any hotspots listed. Yep, he doesn't have any listed currently on his website either, just a "New devices coming soon" notice. Mobile Solutions
Dutch_12078 05/02/16 06:55am Technology Corner
RE: Progressive Insurance RSS

Try calling the Progressive RSS number at 2am and asking them for tech support to fix your RV's furnace when it's 20deg.F outside. Coach-Net has certified RV tech's available 24/7 that will work with you on that sort of problem. Coach-Net and Good Sam/Allstate also include a variety of other services beyond basic road service.
Dutch_12078 05/02/16 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Enjoy America membership?

I hadn't heard of Enjoy America either, but a search turned them up, and they do appear to be a legitimate alternative to PA. "Enjoy America"
Dutch_12078 05/02/16 06:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Average cargo load for retired couple fulltiming?

"Stuff" has a habit of expanding over time to fill the available space. Buy a floor plan you like with the biggest CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) your budget will allow and your truck will haul. ;)
Dutch_12078 05/01/16 06:58pm Full-time RVing
RE: Noisy Range Hood Fan Replacement

I used exactly the same fan, Joe. To install it, I just did a bit of tin knocking to square up the round opening for a better fit, and used nylon spacers and longer screws to mount it. This was the second coach I made th mod on, and I did use the speed control on the first one, but as ou said, it's not needed, and I didn't use it this time. Because the fan is so quiet, I also added a small red LED through an 1/8" hole I drilled in the front panel next to the switch so we won't forget to turn it off. All in all, a great mod!
Dutch_12078 05/01/16 06:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What about the RVIA Sticker ?

The example he gave has nothing to do with the US RVIA sticker program, only the Canadian certification program. In fact, US RV's imported into Canada have to pass their inspection even if they do have an RVIA sticker. He has not shown an example of any US government entity requiring an RVIA sticker. There are several smaller manufacturers, as well as some high end custom RV manufacturers that are not members of the RVIA, and their products do not display the sticker. There are legal requirements for US RV's to meet certain ANSI/NFPA and NHTSA standards, but there is no legal requirement that an RVIA sticker be applied to an RV.
Dutch_12078 05/01/16 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking To Get Roadside Coverage

We chose Coach-Net as our ERS provider. Our second choice would be Good Sam/Allstate.
Dutch_12078 05/01/16 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: internet on the go

I use a dongle, and use my phones as wifi hotspots. It is possible to buy an unlimited plan for Verizon on Ebay. Do not purchase a 3G unit as that technology is being phased out. Don, from what I'm seeing on the Verizon related forums, the 3G phase out will take at least 5 years to really become noticeable in most locations. Their plan so far seems to be to cut down on the number of 3G equipped towers in the more heavily populated areas rather than completely eliminating it so far. I fully expect my $55 dollar investment that includes the first 6 months of unlimited service will be more than paid back by then. That said, I certainly wouldn't depend on it as my primary service. ;)
Dutch_12078 05/01/16 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct or Dish TV

Dahkota does bring up a good point. We've been a number of locations where having the choice of which arc set to use has made the difference between getting a signal or not. There are locations where the locals are only available on one arc or the other, but not both though.
Dutch_12078 04/30/16 07:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Unlimited Verizon 3G $5 a month

I received the Novatel 4620LE I had sent in back today after being flashed for the $5/month deal. http://www.speedtest.net/result/5286906679.png What is the process/cost for sending in your own hotspot to be flashed for the $5 monthly plan? I believe they charge $55 with 6 months of service but you should check with them. Exactly... I paid the $55 for the service on eBay, and Mobile Solutions sent me the address to mail in my spare Jetpack less the battery and back cover. They reflashed it and sent it back prepaid a few days later with a new SIM installed. Now I'm using the included 6 months of unlimited 3G service and so far it has worked quite well, with just an occasional noticeable slow down. I'm quite happy with it at this point, and if it keeps on working this well, I expect to save quite a bit on monthly overage charges on our primary 4G/LTE service.
Dutch_12078 04/30/16 06:45pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Satellite choices--Direct or Dish

When we're at our upstate NY vacation cottage, we have Dish set our service address there for the Albany, NY local market stations. When we leave there and move to different markets, we have the locals changed, sometimes as often as daily. The receiver back at cottage does lose the satellite transmitted locals then, but the same locals are available over the air, so when our kids stop by, they can still see them. Dish has never given us any problems with frequent service address changes using their online chat service. We like leaving one of our two Hopper with Sling receivers at the cottage so we can program it remotely using Dish Anywhere online to record programs we will miss while underway. We can then watch those programs later on with Dish Anywhere. Our other Hopper is installed in the motorhome, and when we're at the cottage each Hopper can "see" the other Hopper's recorded programs, allowing us to watch any of them from either location. Overall, we've been very pleased with our Dish service.
Dutch_12078 04/30/16 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: antifreeze in fresh water tank

Most RV antifreeze is poisonous as it contains Ethanol, which is why the label has the poison symbol and the MSDS is some scary reading. It is also the cheap stuff that someone could afford to waste 5 gallons of. The non poisonous RV antifreeze is made from Glycol, and is safe for human consumption and actually tastes kinda fruity, but it is 5x more expensive and only available from RV dealers. Both are pink in color. I would assume worse case scenario to be safe. I don't know where you got the idea that glycol based RV antifreeze is only available from RV dealers, but it's wrong. Even Walmart's Super Tech RV & Marine Antifreeze is glycol based. And Camco's RV antifreeze is available from many non RV dealer sources, including Amazon, Ace Hardware, Advance Auto, and many others.
Dutch_12078 04/30/16 05:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Keep a word change a word

road service
Dutch_12078 04/30/16 04:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: internet on the go

I on the other hand will do nothing using a cell phone. IMHO, JMHO not secure enough and if it was, there is the issue of using your phone data, many phone contracts prohibit you from doing so, being tethered, and not being able to use the phone on some, etc. I would never do any banking using a cell phone period. Just saying that is 'MY' reason for not using a cell phone for internet access. When I went full time I bought a Sprint USB broadband. I plug in a USB stick into my computer, secure and I have internet anywhere with my laptop. In the MH or out in the woods! I bought it in 2004 and I am still using the same usb stick. Albiet I am grandfathered in with unlimited data. The newer ones have data plans but at least you don't have to worry about using all you data up on your phone plan which is usually less data and more expensive anyway. You do know that your limited coverage Sprint USB stick is using exactly the same cell service that you think is too insecure on a tethered or hotspot enabled smartphone, right? WiFi is actually much less secure. There are many different phone data plans with allowances up to about 40GB/mo or so, depending on your carrier. And for the last day or so, I've been testing one of the reflashed hotspots offered on eBay with a 3G only $5/mo plan. Working ok so far...
Dutch_12078 04/30/16 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Choices after coming off the road ...

When we decided we wanted to spend our time on the road, we sold our mountain top home but kept our Adirondack lakeside vacation cottage that's been in the family since 1947. Over the years since retiring, as our travels permit, we've worked on remodeling it for year round living with an eye towards living there full time when the time comes to hang up the keys. Both of our daughters live nearby and help keep an eye on the place, as well seeing that the lawn gets mowed or the snow plowed as needed. Our annual costs for taxes, insurance, heat, electric, etc, only amount to a few thousand dollars per year, and most of that is covered by the interest and dividends from investing most of the house sale proceeds. The work is far enough along now that we could move in any time, but we still prefer living in our motorhome when we're there. We only sleep in the cottage when we're doing some interior work in the motorhome or taking it to a shop for maintenance of some sort. We added a full hookup RV site as one of our first projects after selling the house. It's not the sort of setup that appeals to everyone of course, but having a place we know we can call home when needed does give us peace of mind as we grow older.
Dutch_12078 04/29/16 08:49pm Full-time RVing
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