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RE: Technology To Save Lives. How Much Would You Squawk

To me, texting while driving is just as bad as drunk driving. The technology exists to disable the texting feature of a phone while driving, but no politician I know of wants to touch that one. Deaths due to distracted drivers are on the rise while deaths from DUIs are still dropping. Until the technology exists to only disable texting on the driver's phone, it'll never fly.
Dutch_12078 08/18/17 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: residential refrigerator vs rv gas/electric refrigerator?

If you dry camp most of the time would 2 6 volt batteries(220 AHS) and 2 hrs of generator time per day be enough to run a residential refer? Or would you really need 2 more batteries just to supply voltage to the refer and solar to keep the batteries charged? A couple more batteries would be a good idea in that case, depending on what other loads you're using. Lights, water pump, other appliances on an inverter, etc., all contribute to the amp hour capacity needed for your situation. And more is better... Solar recharging is great since it costs nothing to operate and is of course silent. Solar is expensive up front though, so that needs to be weighed into the mix as well when deciding your generator/solar choices. We seldom boondock anymore, and when we do it's in an area where our onboard generator bothers no one except maybe the critters in the area, so running it is better in our case than solar as far as a cost/benefit ratio goes.
Dutch_12078 08/18/17 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: residential refrigerator vs rv gas/electric refrigerator?

I wouldn't purchase one myself, one because I've heard the res frig doesn't hold up well to the transportation part of RVing, two because of the quick battery drain. So far over the last few years, the only residential fridge complaint in an RV I recall reading on several RV forums was a rant about the lack of shelves in the freezer section on some models. There have been some complaints about the lack of door locks also, but I see that as an installation issue. The compressor in every residential fridge I've ever looked at was shock mounted and could handle the vibrations associated with road travel. Our two batteries easily handle our fridge/inverter setup with just a couple of relatively short generator runs daily when boondocking. Not much different than we ran it even when we had the Norcold fridge. If we boondocked more, I'd install enough solar to handle it. While underway, our alternator is more than capable of keeping up with the battery discharge rate.
Dutch_12078 08/18/17 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Auto start on generator

A web search for "Onan EC-30" will turn up lots of relevant info, including YouTube "How To..." videos. Onan EC-30 search results
Dutch_12078 08/18/17 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Oven Help!!!???

We put our pizza stone, when we had one, on the "baking floor" above the burner. Now we have an AirBake cookie sheet there.
Dutch_12078 08/17/17 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tiffin owners, is this true

An auto start system such as the Onan EC-30 can be installed to add similar features to any generator equipped coach.
Dutch_12078 08/17/17 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Color codes

Our Landau has the paint code listed on the build sheet attached inside a hall closet door.
Dutch_12078 08/17/17 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: residential refrigerator vs rv gas/electric refrigerator?

I have an 18 cu ft res fridge in a travel trailer. I have 2 6v GC batteries. We have to run the generator about 1.5 hours in the am and 1.5 hours in the PM If the trimetric says 100% when we head out, it says 100% when we get to our destination so my truck must be keeping up OK Linc That's similar to what we see when boondocking. A 1-1.5 hour generator run morning and evening, depending on what other loads we're using, and our 10 cu ft residential fridge does nicely on two Group 29 12-volt batteries. Going down the road, our 130 amp alternator easily keeps up with it.
Dutch_12078 08/16/17 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need confortable chairs that pack up in a tube

They tend to be seasonal items locally, but Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc., and even Aldi's grocery stores carry them at times.
Dutch_12078 08/16/17 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Tpms

We've been using our TST 507 10 sensor setup for several years now on two different coaches, with zero problems. It gets credit for likely saving us much more than its cost over the course of several incidents, including a sticking toad brake caliper, a failing rear wheel bearing, and a couple of nails or screws in tires. TST's customer service is excellent. We do have a repeater that I added when some new electronics were causing some signal loss from the toad.
Dutch_12078 08/15/17 07:52pm Tech Issues
RE: residential refrigerator vs rv gas/electric refrigerator?

We replaced our failing Norcold fridge with a residential fridge a couple of years ago. There's no way we would want to go back to an RV absorption fridge now. It wouldn't be a deal breaker for us on a new RV, but at the first sign of trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to go right back to a residential fridge. On the other hand, we don't boondock much any more, and I can understand why those that do would want the flexibility of electric or LP cooling.
Dutch_12078 08/15/17 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oven Help!!!???

We used a pizza stone for a few months, but when it broke into pieces, we replaced it with an aluminum air bake cookie sheet that works just as well for spreading the heat more evenly. They don't cost much and they don't break...
Dutch_12078 08/15/17 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: National Senior Pass prices rising

Well, by the reasoning used by the "if you can't afford it, don't camp" crowd, may as well raise fuel prices 800%, too. Hey, if you can't afford the fuel, you shouldn't be driving the rig. And taxes. Make over $80k per year, raise your taxes by 800%, you can afford it, right? Equalize all pay to $80k per year for everyone, tax up to 100% above that... Yeah, the "I can afford it, so who cares if they raise the fees" argument dies very quickly. But not to worry, not like TAX MONIES pay or have paid for the parks or anything :roll: Why is spending and taxes out of control? Because they can...ergo they will. When taxes and fuel become pay once and good for life, please let me know. Until then, "apples and oranges"...
Dutch_12078 08/15/17 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Screen door opener

We have a very inexpensive and simple screen door opener. It is a Camco 43953 and is under $10 at Camping World. Hope this helps. $7.39 at Amazon... Camco 43953 Screen Door Opener
Dutch_12078 08/15/17 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allied Insurance

Hopefully one, there was no PI and two if you didn't get cited for assured clear distance, consider yourself fortunate. Here in this state, you'd be ticketed for assured clear distance or failure to control. Jeeps and their occupants don't fare well in crashes as a rule. What is the "assured clear distance" to prevent someone from pulling out too closely in front of you?
Dutch_12078 08/15/17 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watch out ---------

If you look closely at the photo I posted previously, "the man" has been edited in laying down across the lane twice. Even though he's slightly bent over, if he's still at least 5'3", that lane is easily 10'6" wide. Here's a cropped version that might be clearer... http://i.imgur.com/8MeuNvQl.jpg OK. Didn't notice that, Dutch. Thanks. I agree it's deceiving in the original photo though, that's why I tried the edited version to see for myself.
Dutch_12078 08/14/17 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank explodes inside car!

Police said the grill, which was turned on, had a propane tank attached that was open and connected. I'd like to be a fly on the wall when these people try and explain this to their insurance company. Car does look totaled. And if explaining it to the insurance isn't interesting enough, I'd like to be there when they explain it to the rental company that owns the car. Then again, he'll be explaining it from a jail cell when he's released from the hospital.
Dutch_12078 08/14/17 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Yup. Free T.V. They Don't Want You To Know"

I am not paying to watch commercials on cable, should be free just like radio with all the adds they have. Brian In defense of the cable/satellite providers, their business is delivering programming. They receive no revenue from the ads carried on the programs they deliver, and in fact have to pay the program suppliers to carry those programs. And those "carry" rates keep going up each time a contract is renegotiated. When they take a hard line on rate increases, the program suppliers cut off access to the programs and the customers start screaming "Bring them back!" until they give in. The Congress critters are the ones that created that mess. Do I like the current rates and the regular increases? No! Of course not, but I do understand how the program re-transmission business works under the current rules, and how important it can be, especially to those of us in remote areas where good OTA reception is a myth. I believe Internet streaming of programming will eventually replace traditional cable and satellite services, but that opens up a whole new can of cost worms.
Dutch_12078 08/14/17 09:02am Technology Corner
RE: How do I post a picture with a post ?

Try this site. It worked for me. http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=2 X2, it's easy to use...
Dutch_12078 08/14/17 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Safety

Apparently the "You can't fix stupid." rule is still in effect... :R
Dutch_12078 08/14/17 08:04am General RVing Issues
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