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RE: NFL Game Day?

Personally being a veteran and an American I am boycotting all sports until they quit disrespecting their country. The NHL started 10 days ago. I haven't seen any of their players doing publicity stunts during the national anthem like some washed up quarterbacks in San Francisco with wild hair and affluent White parents. X2!
Dutch_12078 10/22/16 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Chne

This is one of the rare times where you WANT to have a couple of wires left over when you're done... :B
Dutch_12078 10/22/16 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Report on Dish "DVR"

Our WD 2TB "My Book" EHD, bought on Amazon, has traveled nearly 50,000 miles in two RV's so far with no problems. We used it with our previous Dish VIP211K, and now it's happily serving our Hopper w/Sling, expanding the built-in DVR capacity. I also prefer using the Dish online chat system instead of voice contact for customer service issues, rare as they have been for us. I primarily use it to change our service address as we move around.
Dutch_12078 10/21/16 08:15am Technology Corner
RE: Outside shower privacy

We frequently boondock on a 9,000 acre paper company tree lot in the Adirondacks. In the past 20+ years, we've only seen another human being near our site once several years ago. And that was just two elderly ladies that were "birding" and apparently didn't realize they were trespassing despite multiple signs and a chained entry road. When there we often use the outside shower, weather permitting, to save on grey tank capacity. A thick layer of pine needles keep our feet from getting muddy.
Dutch_12078 10/21/16 07:24am RV Lifestyle
RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

If you live in NC how do you get a PennFed card? You can apply online. Pentagon Federal Credit Union If you do not have any military affiliation now, or in the past, then you can join the National Military Family Association and that is sufficient. I am checking into their card now. Do you use a plat rewards or plat cash back? I am thinking the plat cash back. I see there is no annual fee. Do you recall any hidden fees once you started using the card. If I join the National Military Family Association for $15 I can get the card? I prefer the cash back Visa card. The rebate is automatically deducted from your monthly balance and there are no hidden fees. To qualify for the maximum 5% fuel rebate, stick $25 or so in a Money Market account. You only need to join NMFA for the first year to qualify for PenFed membership. After that you're an existing member and don't need to renew with NMFA.
Dutch_12078 10/19/16 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS system recommendation

Had a TST 510 system on our previous coach for about 5 years until the sensor batteries started failing. When I called TST to order replacements, they offered me a "could not refuse" deal on the newer 507 system with user replaceable batteries. The 507 with non-flow through sensors worked well for us on our previous 33' coach as well as on our current 34' coach until I added some new electronics that interfered with the signal from our toad rear tires. To overcome that, I added the TST repeater and have been a happy camper again ever since. The batteries cost less than $1 apiece, so I change them annually instead of waiting for them to fail.
Dutch_12078 10/19/16 02:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

Guess Pilot is trying to get back the $92,000,000.00 in fines for fraud. anyone have a link to this deal? never knew this has happened It's old news really, related to a 2013 fuel rebate fraud charge. 8 former, current Pilot employees indicted...
Dutch_12078 10/19/16 06:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

You pay 3 or more cents over other stations at Fish Hooks. We owned a Class 8 and Flying J went through some Fraud issues and most of the Office people are in prison. Most fuel islands are pretty nasty too, old Speedways TS are really bad. Guess Pilot is trying to get back the $92,000,000.00 in fines for fraud. Only 8 PFJ officers were indicted, not "most of the Office people", and none have been tried yet, much less in prison. PFJ has paid out nearly $170 million in rebate lawsuit settlements and fines. We've found PFJ fuel prices to be competitive with other stations in the same area nearly everywhere we go. And during the recent media manufactured gas shortage in the southeast, PFJ stations did not raise their fuel prices at all, unlike many other stations.
Dutch_12078 10/19/16 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas card/cc benefits

The payment method with the best benefits is cash. No rewards card will give you back more than they are charging the retailer in processing fees. Three guesses as to who ultimately pays those processing fees... Unless you can convince everyone buying fuel to pay cash, you'll never see any savings that way. It helps some at stations that charge more for CC payments, but still usually not as much as the 5% PenFed rebate.
Dutch_12078 10/18/16 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency with DW Computer

"Going back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1"
Dutch_12078 10/18/16 11:03am Technology Corner
RE: Ever Replace a Toilet in an RV

Kinda surprised no one mentioned dumping black tank before installation. Wouldn't that depend on the circumstances at the installation site? Sure it's nice to have an empty tank down the hole, but it's not really necessary, especially if you have everything staged ahead of time for a quick swap. Even if that's not possible, a rag wadded up over the hole works well while other prep work is done. Been there, done that, both ways...
Dutch_12078 10/18/16 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
Today is National Meatloaf Appreciation Day!

Don't forget to celebrate at dinner tonight! "National Meatloaf Appreciation Day"
Dutch_12078 10/18/16 10:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Could someone identify this DANA rear axle please?

Yep, a 70...
Dutch_12078 10/17/16 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Blowing Lines

One trick I learned for better line draining was to use the leveling jacks to "rock" the coach from side to side, front to back, etc., with the faucets and low point drains open. A few minutes doing that and I see very little water when blowing out the lines.
Dutch_12078 10/17/16 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: RV propane tank replacement

The permanently installed ASME tanks used in motorhomes, etc, have a much thicker "skin" than the portable DOT cylinders used for TT's, BBQ's, etc. That said, even the portable cylinders have an allowable "pit depth" for rust when being recertified.
Dutch_12078 10/16/16 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: KOA's in General

Overall, we haven't found KOA's to be any different than any other parks with similar facilities in similar locations. Some are better than others of course. The 10% discount we get with our KOA VIK membership usually brings the cost down to about the same as other parks in the area. And the membership points we accumulate pay for our membership renewal each year. That said, we just include KOA's in the mix with all the other parks we use, both private and public. If it's convenient to where we want to be and has the facilities we want, we stay there.
Dutch_12078 10/16/16 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electronic Driver's License?

The "Enhanced Drivers License" issued by NY and several other states and provinces to those meeting the WHTI and REAL ID Act requirements contains an RFID chip that would not be available to CBP officers for scanning at border crossings if it were simply a photo on a phone.WOW, thanks Dutch, I knew I was getting old, but you just really made me cringe, as I have NO idea of what you just said, not living in NY for the last 32 years, i have no idea what an "Enhanced Drivers License" is, nor have I ever heard of WHTI, Real ID Act, or an RFID chip, God help me if I ever need any of that !! :E :h Live and learn... :B Enhanced Drivers Licenses: What Are They? As best I recall, EDL's are currently only issued in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington State, and to Canadian citizens resident in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. That list may have changed though. Oh, and in case you didn't know, "CBP officers" are Customs and Border Patrol officers.
Dutch_12078 10/16/16 05:14pm Around the Campfire

The combination of the influx of boomers in the RV market along with lower fuel prices and the improved economy have caused a not surprising boom in the RV industry as a whole. Sales are nearing historic highs, meaning of course, there are lots more RV'ers competing for the available campsites. The number of fulltime RV'ers though, appears to be remaining relatively stable. That's probably because fulltimers in general come mostly from the older generation, and the drop-outs due to death, disability, or other reasons likely pretty much match the number of new fulltimers on the other end of the scale. Many fulltimers spend longer terms at a given park rather than moving frequently, so I expect the impact in state and national parks with 14 day limits is minimal.
Dutch_12078 10/16/16 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Verizon with mifi that isn't just for a day's use?

Maybe a duplicate, did not read all the preceding pages. A. Tracfone does have data plans, just like other MVNO's do. Tracfone does include data with their plans for phones with data capability, including an add-on data only card. However, Tracfone prohibits tethering, either wired or wireless, making their data only usable by the phone itself. This was valuable information for me. I ditched both ATT & Verizon after I found myself admiring the reliabilty of my sister's Tracfone in the rural area in which I'd retired. My sister explained that Tracfone piggy-backs whatever signal/service it can grab... Verizon, ATT & I dunno what all? So, I made the switch. But I DIDN'T know they forbid tethering. This information means I will be employing a new strategy when the time comes. As usual, I'm grateful to everyone on the furum who helps me hone my list of action items. /CC Unfortunately, your sister has been mislead about access to the various service providers that Tracfone uses. They do not have any phones that "piggy-back" on other provider's signals other than the one the phone is equipped for. Verizon model Tracfones only work on Verizon towers for instance, just as AT&T and T-Mobile phones only work on their respective towers. Even the roaming partner towers available to direct subscribers are not generally available to MVNO's (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) like Tracfone.
Dutch_12078 10/16/16 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: antenna

Many knowledgeable antenna folks define omni-directional antennas as "equally bad in all directions". ;)
Dutch_12078 10/15/16 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
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