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RE: Dish Network loses 7 Turner Broadcasting channels

I lost some of the Braves baseball games in 2013 and this year also. Dish kept telling me they were working on getting them back. Turns out Direct and my local cable company never lost any of them. Dish seems to think they should not have to pay the same as everyone else. I dropped them. I had been with them 14 years. Who will you switch to when your current TV provider has their next unresolved contract dispute? Fairly recently, Direct lost The Weather Channel for three months, and TWC lost the CBS stations in some areas for a month over carriage fee contract disputes. Each service provider has carriage contracts that expire at different times, so it's not at all unusual for only one of them to lose certain channels at renewal time. The following year, a different service might lose the same channels for some period.
Dutch_12078 10/21/14 08:51pm Technology Corner
RE: air bag issues, NHTSA.gov has a list

We're still using our 2002 Toyota RAV4 (not on the recall list) as a second car. My total repair costs to date are about $300, and I expect it still has a few more good years in it.
Dutch_12078 10/21/14 03:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Blue Ox vs ???

My personal preference for a tow bar is the 8,000 lb rated ReadyBrute Elite from NSA RV Products. The tow bar includes an integrated ReadyBrake auxiliary brake system, saving the expense of a separate unit. The ReadyBrute can be ordered with arm ends to match any of the popular base plates.
Dutch_12078 10/21/14 03:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tire Minder vs TST tire pressure monitoring system?

What I do is I check my tire pressures before I leave for a trip. If it is a long distance, I'll check them again before I come back. So far so good. I try to make things "less complicated" if possible. In general, I've heard mixed reviews on pressure monitoring systems anyway. Some love them, while others think they are gimmicky. How "gimmicky" is it to get an early warning of a slow leak due to a nail, etc., or to get a high temp warning from a sticking brake caliper or a failing wheel bearing. Any one of those situations can end up costing far more than the cost of a TPMS if left to fail completely. I've had them all over the years I've had the TPMS installed, as well as incurring significant damage before it.
Dutch_12078 10/21/14 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Has Verizon contacted ANY Millenicom Customers yet?

The last word I saw, was that Verizon just got the Millenicom account lists on Thursday. It may take a few more days to integrate us into their system before they can contact us.
Dutch_12078 10/20/14 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Generator Hours

Our son-in-law's truck shop has Onan gas generators in some of the mobile service trucks with around 15,000 hours on them with no major service or repairs. 700 hours on a diesel genny? As said, not even broken in yet...
Dutch_12078 10/19/14 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

I can get a 4G Android phone with 1200 minutes and UNLIMITED data for $45/month..Where?Yeah, I'm really interested in this. And what kind of coverage? No complaints...I had coverage most of the way through Pennsylvania on I-80. Dude I was with has Verizon, and if he had reception, so did I. From Gary, IN to Youngstown, OH on US30, I was streaming music, and didn't lose the signal once. Just don't stray too far from the Interstates or major cities. Sprint owned Virgin only has service from Sprint's own network. No roaming...
Dutch_12078 10/19/14 07:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where do you Park?

RV parks/campgrounds would be the most common choice, with Walmart, etc. parking lots reserved only for single nights while in transit where permitted. With "trailer parks", I'm thinking of those parks built specifically for manufactured homes that seldom if ever relocate. There are a few of those that offer a few RV parking spots, but most don't. The most economical stays at RV parks/campgrounds are usually their weekly and monthly rates when offered. There are both private and public RV parks/campgrounds, with most of the public local, state, and federal parks having maximum stay limits of usually 14 days. Some allow longer stays during light usage periods.
Dutch_12078 10/19/14 06:57pm Full-time RVing
RE: Millenicom Customer Accounts Acquired by Verizon

Obviously, my crystal ball isn't any better than anyone else, but I'm not rushing into a new deal until I see what Verizon offers us. Since I want data only anyway, their double data deals are not available to me. One thought I'm keeping in mind is that historically VZW has maintained the plan status quo, at least for awhile, when they've acquired another company. There are still folks using the same plan they had with Alltel for instance.
Dutch_12078 10/19/14 06:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

I can't say that I've seen this as just a Class A thing, but yes, I have noticed it at times. In parks that cater to overnighters, I don't find it unusual, but I do wonder sometimes in destination parks when the weather is good, what keeps so many folks inside. I know once we get settled in for more than a day or two somewhere with decent weather, out goes the awning and out come the zero gravity chairs and maybe the hammock.
Dutch_12078 10/19/14 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Show stopper" road probems

I'm 71, and motorhome breakdowns are just something I deal with when they occur. They're not something I worry about in advance beyond having a good emergency road service plan. Over the years with various RV's, I've had a blown engine, a blown transmission, and a blown rear end assembly, all of which required major repairs when we were nowhere near anyplace where we knew anyone or any repair shops. Our road service has always found quality shops for us that were able to make the repairs as quickly and cost effectively as practical. Sure, we lost as much as two weeks of our trip, but since we're seldom on a planned schedule anyway, that didn't matter much. Of course, we've had other more minor issues along the way, but again, we just dealt with them as needed, either on the spot or when we were settled in for a bit somewhere, depending on the issue. As I see it, worrying about what might happen is a waste of energy, since there's no way to plan for all contingencies anyway. Do your preventative maintenance on schedule and enjoy your RV as it was meant to be enjoyed!
Dutch_12078 10/19/14 05:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Atwood water heater bypass problem

SeaTech/Watts fittings are a good choice. I'm glad it worked out for you.
Dutch_12078 10/18/14 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pump

Keep in mind that water flow rate, like electrical current, up to the limits of the source is demand based. If a tap is only partially opened, the flow rate will be low, regardless of the capabilities of the pump. If the fully opened flow rate at the tap is still below the pump's capability, a larger pump will not change that. Nor will it raise the water pressure at the tap for a given flow rate.
Dutch_12078 10/18/14 07:30am Tech Issues
RE: Where do you get service work done

Many large truck shops will work on diesel or gas motorhomes. A shop that's certified/trained for your engine brand would be preferable for diesels. If in warranty, then your choices may be more limited.
Dutch_12078 10/18/14 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

It sounds like the back pressure when the aux tank is open is somehow causing the main tank service valve to open. I can't think of a way for that to happen though. I think the Stay-A-While is a pretty simple 'T' device in this application, and if it's anything like the Marshall Brass Extend-A-Stay, the only check valve is on the auxiliary tank side, allowing that tank to be disconnected while the main tank is open.
Dutch_12078 10/18/14 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood water heater bypass problem

Just be careful if you use that Flair-It valve. The valve is directional, and the arrow must point towards the heater tank to stop the bypass flow into the tank. Installed backwards, the valve will allow liquid to pass.
Dutch_12078 10/17/14 09:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A toyota sienna toad

I chose using a Remco pump on our 2002 RAV4 at a point where it was more economical to buy the pump than it was to replace the vehicle. Plus, we really liked the car, as evidenced by our decision to buy another one years later. The installation is not particularly difficult, and well within the capabilities of any shade tree mechanic that's able to read and follow directions. When we bought the new 2911 RAV4, everything from our 2002 transferred over to it except the base plate. Oh, and the 2002 still serves us nicely as a second car that stays at our NY cottage. The Remco pump installation includes a dash control unit that mounts in the coach. The controller will warn of various error conditions ranging from an improper hookup to a low pump pressure, minimizing the risk of any transmission damage due to a wiring or pump failure, or even an operator error such as failing to hook up the umbilical cable or failing to turn the pump on.
Dutch_12078 10/17/14 03:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Website help

X2, I've used 1&1 for over 10 years now, including for the corporate websites I created for my employer pre-retirement, as well as my personal sites. Down time has been near zero over the years.
Dutch_12078 10/17/14 01:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pump

Your faucets are limited to 2.2GPM at 60PSI by EPA regs, so increasing the supply lines likely won't help. Shurflo and Aquajet both make higher volume pumps, with Shurflo's "Revolution" pump getting pretty good marks from many users. To quiet the pump, add a foot or so of soft flexible hose (with a suitable PSI rating) to both the inlet and outlet sides of the pump to minimize the transmission of the pump noise and vibration. Note the loops in the upper part of the photo below taken when I relocated my pump from the bedroom to the wet bay. We hear a low hum from the pump only when things are very quiet. http://i.imgur.com/GtSQ1q1l.jpg width=350
Dutch_12078 10/17/14 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: Millenicom Customer Accounts Acquired by Verizon

What will Verizon do to others like Tracfone. Just when I get a service that is good with reasonable prices they will probably do the same deal. I don't think Verizon will want to take on Carlos Slim and company in a contract battle. MVNO's are sort of like the seasonals or permanents at a campground, a guaranteed income with a very low cost of sales compared to retail customers.
Dutch_12078 10/17/14 07:41am Technology Corner
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