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RE: No Leveling System in my Class A

I installed Bigfoot's single pump "EZ Leveler System" on our '95 Coachmen 33' Class A myself in about 8 hours spread over two days. My cost at the time in 2008 was about $2000 including shipping. Our current '01 Landau came factory equipped with Bigfoot's 4-pump auto-leveler system. I like the one touch auto leveling feature, although I don't think it saves any time over leveling manually in the Coachmen.
Dutch_12078 08/28/14 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Backup Camera Knowledge

I installed a 2 camera 7" color monitor system found on Amazon for $170, and I'm quite satisfied with it. The OEM B&W 5" monitor was slowly dieing. I mounted both cameras on the rear of the coach, with one aimed at the toad hookup, and the other aimed for traffic coverage. The "toad cam" also works well when backing into tight quarters, since the view starts at the rear bumper.
Dutch_12078 08/27/14 06:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Hopper move to RV

We use our Dish Hopper and Joey with a portable tripod mounted 1000.4 dish when we take them in the coach. Works fine. Otherwise, we use the 1000.4 with the VIP211k that lives in the coach.
Dutch_12078 08/27/14 06:11pm Technology Corner
RE: RV anti-freeze

Think maybe I'll stick to alcohol...relatively nontoxic ??? No thanks. Water-propylene glycol mixtures dyed pink to indicate the mixture is relatively nontoxic are sold under the name of RV or marine antifreeze. Propylene glycol is frequently used as a substitute for ethylene glycol in low toxicity, environmentally friendly automotive antifreeze (such as Sierra, Prestone Low Tox, and Texaco PG). It is also used to winterize the plumbing systems in vacant structures. Propylene glycol is a common food additive used in a wide variety of products as well as many medications, so it's pretty likely you're getting your share of it in your daily diet. And it's rated as "GRAS" (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the US FDA.
Dutch_12078 08/27/14 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moles

How do I get rid of lawn grubs ???? As I said in my post, use a quality grub killer. Pretty much any lawn and garden center will carry it in various brands.
Dutch_12078 08/27/14 05:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Moles

The best way to get rid moles is to get rid of the lawn grubs they feed on. Several applications of a quality grub killer will send the moles packing. It'll also keep wild turkeys and skunks from tearing up your lawn in areas where those critters are prevalent.
Dutch_12078 08/26/14 08:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Replacing Broken Door latch

I replaced the 60-0650 in my previous Coachmen Class A with the newer 60-1650 and did not have to do anything to the existing striker beyond a minor positioning adjustment.
Dutch_12078 08/26/14 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will a smart TV work with your mobil hot spot

We stream programs on occasion from "Dish Anywhere" when we're near the end of a month with excess unused bandwidth on our 20GB Millenicom data plan. It works fine, but for day to day use is quite costly data wise as stated. Satellite Internet is not a good option for video streaming for most RV use. The older plans that work nationwide don't have the speed needed, and the newer higher speed plans, like Hughes Gen 4, Excede, DishNet, etc., are spot beamed, serving only limited geographical areas. Daily limits can also be an issue. None of the spot beamed plans support the frequent service address changes that many of us use to receive the satellite TV local channels as we travel.
Dutch_12078 08/26/14 04:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Using an RV in chilly, but not fridgid weather

Last January we saw temps down to -4F in southern Virginia on our way to Florida. The '95 Coachmen Class A we had at the time handled it just fine, with only a minor freeze up of a stub pipe to our water system pressure tank. That was easily cured in about 5 minutes with a hair dryer. We could have just left it until the temp went up since it didn't affect water use other than making the pump run every time a faucet was opened. The furnace kept us toasty warm inside.
Dutch_12078 08/26/14 01:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV Parks

We've visited hundreds of RV campgrounds/parks over the years, and I've been asked what year my coach was at check-in exactly once back in 2005. And that time was only because the clerk's sister had a similar 20 year old Class C and he wondered if ours was the same layout. Some parks that do have the 10 year rule, only apply it to long term stays in excess of a 3 or 4 weeks.
Dutch_12078 08/26/14 01:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: Progressive Insurance

Thanks for the info. I won't use them but also because of the political views of the owner /person running the company. Why do you think they call it Progressive? Today's world economy is too complex to even attempt to base purchases on the socio-political opinions of suppliers of goods or services. Shouldn't buy goods from red China. (The goal of communist countries is to defeat democracies). Shouldn't buy Arab oil. (Muslims hate infadels). Somebody likes gays, someone else hates them. Someone dislikes birth control, someone else favors it. Someone favors legalizing pot, someone else uses it legal or not. I'm purchasing a good or service from the source that does the best job of providing it, not from the source that votes as I do. Water bug I'm afraid I disagree with your position. In the case of Progressive I choose not to consider them in my insurance buying needs. Based strictly on their major support of far left issues. There are many more options available. I buy American made and my fuel from Sinclair (North American Crude)My trucks are from American companies. ( yes I realize much is made over seas ) My trucks were assembled in Kansas city and Michigan truck. Just my opinion. Peter Lewis, the now deceased astute businessman that built Progressive Insurance to become the third largest auto insurer in the US, did not have any day-to-day involvement in the company after giving up his executive position in 2000. His personal political/social support does not reflect the views of the company as a whole. Progressive as a company, donates millions to a variety of local and national charities. Or was it Mr. Lewis' multi-million dollar support of various museums and universities that you find objectionable?
Dutch_12078 08/25/14 07:57am General RVing Issues
"The beach was too sandy."

I think some of these people write RV park reviews as well. Actual complaints received by "Thomas Cook Vacation" from dissatisfied customers: 1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." 2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned." 3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price." 5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room." 6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow." 7. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared." 9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers." 10. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish." 11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun." 12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair." 13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller." 14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service." 15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners." 16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning." 17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel." 18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes."
Dutch_12078 08/25/14 07:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Black Tank Readings Not Possible

I've installed the SeeLevel II external capacitance tank sensors and display system on each Class A we've owned, and found them to be reliable, accurate, and relatively easy to install. The percentage readouts give a much better picture of the tank status than the "Empty, 1/3, 2/3, Full" systems common to the "screw through the wall" sensor systems.
Dutch_12078 08/24/14 09:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing 4 down

To clarify I looked at the FMCA towing guide and NO auto transmission Toyotas can be towed 4 down. I did see a new Camry 5 speed this spring. The owner said he had to special order it. Great to tow but kills your resale. Bill Some automatic Toyotas can be towed 4-down with the addition of a Remco transmission pump. We've towed two different Remco equipped 4WD automatic RAV4's for over 40,000 miles.
Dutch_12078 08/24/14 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Those of you with Tailgaters

I use a 1TB Western Digital "My Book AV DVR Expander" with my 211k. It's one of the Dish recommended drives.
Dutch_12078 08/24/14 08:14pm Technology Corner
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

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Dutch_12078 08/24/14 06:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Wi-Fi Refund

DUTCH, I get upset when the "free" WiFi isn't available that I paid for or might have chosen the RV park for. I haven't tried to be reimbursed for the lack of WiFi, but maybe I'll try it to help get the point across. But my question to Dutch is would you be upset if their "free" electricity wasn't working? Nothing extra was specifically paid for the electricity if it isn't on a meter. Bill Upset? No, because very little upsets me anymore, but I would express my disappointment before moving down the road to another facility. I see electricity as a bit more essential than WiFi. Since so few CG WiFi systems are worth using in the first place, I travel with my own Internet service onboard.
Dutch_12078 08/23/14 05:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Any experiece with Millenicom overage?

Under Millenicom's current contract with Verizon, you will be cut off at 20GB with no "slight overage" allowed as it was in the past. I keep a Straight Talk MiFi (3G only) on hand that I can activate quickly if I just need a few more GB to make it through the month.
Dutch_12078 08/23/14 05:42pm Technology Corner
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

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Dutch_12078 08/23/14 04:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: TV Addiction

When my wife was hospitalized for cancer surgery last year, the bedside TV's in her room had a setup that disabled the speakers at 10 PM. The headphone jack still worked for those that wanted to continue watching TV. The nurses station could also control the power for each TV.
Dutch_12078 08/23/14 04:50pm Around the Campfire
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