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RE: using shark bites on pluming

Why not use the less expensive plastic ones. Check out the video at around 1 minute. Yep, Watts and the identical Sea Tech fittings are about half the price of Sharkbite fittings.
Dutch_12078 07/02/15 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

Dutch_12078 07/02/15 06:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Refrigerator Propane vs Electric

Our first TT had a propane only fridge, when we got rid of the trailer it was nearing 20 years old, and the fridge ran just as good as the day we got the TT. We just got rid of the dam residential fridge in our current MH that was put there by the POs and I plan on running it on propane all the time. If we run out of propane it will run on 12 DC till we get refilled again. I have no intention of using 120 volts unless absolutely necessary. Which frig will run on 12v DC only? Not saying they don't make them but only ones I know of run on propane or 120v AC. 12v DC is used to for the controls only. Dometic and Norcold have both made LP/120VAC/12VDC operated units over the years, although they only make the 3-way 12VDC capable models in the smaller sizes currently. The larger sizes do still need 12VDC for the controls, regardless of which heat source they use. There are also a few 120VAC/12VDC powered Freon compressor cooled fridges available.
Dutch_12078 07/02/15 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Dinghy ignition key

We use an unchipped key that I cut most of the head off of and painted the remaining portion flat black. I drilled a hole in it, and we use a small 'S' hook to remove it. When in place in the black keyhole, the key is virtually invisible to anyone looking in.
Dutch_12078 07/02/15 06:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: using shark bites on pluming

SharkBite, Watts, Sea Tech, and Tectite are all similar "no tools" push-on connectors for CTS piping. All work well, especially in tight spots where more conventional fittings are difficult to use. They're costly, but for occasional small modifications or repairs, they're very handy. I always keep a few fittings in my RV spares.
Dutch_12078 07/02/15 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ready Brake

North Carolina State Laws, Para. 20-124 (f): "Every semitrailer, or trailer, or separate vehicle, attached by a drawbar or coupling to a towing vehicle, and having a gross weight of two tons, and all house trailers of 1,000 pounds gross weight or more, shall be equipped with brakes controlled or operated by the driver of the towing vehicle, which shall conform to the specifications set forth in subsection (e) of this section and shall be of a type approved by the Commissioner." I have never found out which (if any) "types" of auxiliary brakes are "Approved by the Commissioner". I'm not aware of any standard passenger vehicle that is not equipped with brakes of a type approved by the federal DOT and/or NHTSA, and typically by reference by each state. The auxiliary brake controllers typically used in the RV market however, apparently do not require such approval.
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 05:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Driver killed racing at NY Racetrack

The motorhome rolled over and collapsed after being hit, causing massive head trauma to Mr. Rivers, despite wearing a helmet. There was no roll cage installed. Crash kills driver at Lebanon Valley Speedway event
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: External Antenna to Cable Connector

As long as your external antenna doesn't need an amplifier, just hook it to the cable port and leave the power button off at the panel. Make sure you set your TV to scan the OTA channels, not cable channels. With the power switched off at the panel, the cable connection feeds straight through to the TV. We used that setup when parked at our upstate NY cottage before we switched to satellite.
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 11:29am Technology Corner
RE: Split 30amp into two 15amp circuits

The NEC requires a main disconnect (i.e. a main breaker, or a switch and fuses) when more than two branch circuits are used. If only two branch circuits are used, it's apparently not actually required, but still IMHO a very good idea for a couple of reasons: explain this item to me then, since i own a similar one clicky That style panel can be used as either a main panel or sub-panel. Equipped with a straight in double pole breaker (power source connects directly to the breaker) and a neutral/ground bond, it's a main panel with lugs that can be used to feed a sub-panel. With the neutral/ground bond lifted and the source from a main panel connected to the bus lugs, it's a sub-panel. That style panel is very commonly used in residential construction.
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: Ready Brake

We have been using our ReadyBrute Elite tow bar with an integrated ReadyBrake for over 40,000 miles towing two different toads. Zero problems...
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 10:19am Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow brakes

The only law that matters and covers all states and provinces is the law of physics. An extra 3,000 pounds or so pushing on the back of your RV will lengthen your stopping distance, even if it's only a few inches.
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 10:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Making a Desk Top Icon

Can't believe people are making this so difficult.I can't believe that people are even trying to do it. Why get the operating system (Windows) involved in something that is a web function that web browsers excel in doing, i.e. managing bookmarks or favorites, and do it more efficiently. It suggests a lack of understanding of the functions of their web browser. It's all very effectively done at the top of my Chrome browser. Icons for frequently used apps with folders which drop down to lists of less frequently accessed URLs as seen in the screen clip below. All with just one click. But to each, his own. Having a desktop shortcut to click on that opens the browser and automatically takes you to a desired site is quicker than first opening the browser and then clicking in the desired site. The shortcuts can even open different browsers for different sites when a given browser handles that site better than another.
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 06:45am Technology Corner
RE: Scary New Credit Card

Each store or chain sets the no signature charge amount they are willing to accept. A mom & pop store near us recently raised their amount to $50 from $25.
Dutch_12078 07/01/15 05:54am Around the Campfire
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

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Dutch_12078 06/30/15 04:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Extra time ?

I've been planning for this major event for months. I've just completed finalizing all my preparations, and at the exact moment the extra second occurs, I will... blink.
Dutch_12078 06/30/15 04:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dual tire pressure equalizer - Anyone use them?

Crossfires have check valves to prevent rapid deflation in one tire from deflating the other tire, however, a slow leak can deflate both tires over time. Best bet is to use a TPMS with a Crossfire installation to minimize that risk. Of course a TPMS is a good recommendation anyway, with or without the Crossfire setup.
Dutch_12078 06/29/15 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Year Round Campgrounds

Timberlane Campground, a half-mile off i295 in Clarksboro, NJ, is open year round. Capital KOA in Millersville, MD about 8 miles from I-695 is open until Nov 23rd. From there south, you should have no problem finding open campgrounds.
Dutch_12078 06/28/15 07:11pm Snowbirds
RE: recreation.gov website

I had similar problem. Gave up. Your tax dollars at work. Wonder what that upgrade cost us? Not to worry. You will pay for it one way or another. Thanks Recreation.gov Recreation.gov is currently operated by ReserveAmerica. The reservation fee you pay when booking a site pays them, not tax dollars.
Dutch_12078 06/28/15 10:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need for exit plan?

One huge inaccuracy. "Sometimes it takes 10-12 years to get equity." What he meant was 10-12 years to not be upside down. Doesn't "equity" (in an accounting sense) mean the asset is worth more than is owed on it? In other words, not being upside down on the loan? I always considered equity as how much something WENT UP in value while owning it, not just being worth more than what is owed on it. Jim "Equity - 3 b : the money value of a property or of an interest in a property in excess of claims or liens against it" Merriam-Webster.com
Dutch_12078 06/28/15 10:39am RV Lifestyle
RE: Need for exit plan?

One huge inaccuracy. "Sometimes it takes 10-12 years to get equity." What he meant was 10-12 years to not be upside down. Doesn't "equity" (in an accounting sense) mean the asset is worth more than is owed on it? In other words, not being upside down on the loan?
Dutch_12078 06/28/15 06:22am RV Lifestyle
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