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RE: New toads

but be sure to verify the information in the owner's manual. under either recreational towing or towing behind a motorhome. do NOT buy anything that needs major alteration such as tranny lube pump, drive shaft disconnect, etc. bumpy I don't consider a tranny lube pump to be a "major alteration" since it only requires installing 2 or 3 fittings on existing ports, mounting the pump where convenient, and connecting some tubing and wires. The actual pump installation took me less than 30 minutes on our two RAV4's. The downside is that the pump isn't cheap. The upside is that it adds more cars to the potential toad list.
Dutch_12078 02/13/16 02:41pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

If you check one of the online listings, you'll find that there are actually relatively few tunnels with RV propane restrictions to begin with. And a number of those tunnels are not in areas that many RV's would want to travel, such as the Boston Harbor area, or the NYC tunnels. http://www.rvtripwizard.com/rv-info/propane-tanks-in-tunnels.html
Dutch_12078 02/13/16 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Remote Home Monitoring

We monitor the temperature in our Adirondack cottage using an Acu-rite Acu-link Internet bridge and remote sensors. The smartphone app and monitoring service are free. The system will report variances outside of the user set parameters by text and/or email. If we see the temperature dropping out of the norm, we have one of our daughters that live nearby check on the furnace and call for service if needed. I have the high temperature setting high enough that if it alerts, it would probably be best to call the fire department... ;)
Dutch_12078 02/13/16 09:12am Technology Corner
RE: Bank Rant

Portable card readers have been available in the US for several years now, including some that just plug into a smartphone to post transactions Should have been more specific. I wish RESTAURANTS in the states would use the portable readers. This is where a huge amount of fraud occurs. We have been in a few restaurants where the wait staff does use portable card readers, but not many. Of course, there's no guarantee that the portable reader is legitimate either. My preference is to take the card and bill to the cashier myself, so the card never leaves my sight. Even better are the ones where the customer swipes the card on the terminal themselves.
Dutch_12078 02/13/16 09:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Been lookin at C's and found this

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Dutch_12078 02/13/16 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keep a word change a word

down pillow
Dutch_12078 02/13/16 06:15am Around the Campfire
RE: 30/30/50 amp

A true 50 amp RV service provides two 50 amp 120 volt circuits (12,000 watts total) with a common neutral. The 30-30 'Y' adapter will give you two 30 amp 120 volt circuits (7200 watts total). The full 50 amp service will also provide 240 volts across the two hot legs, while the 30-30 setup may or may not, depending on how the split service is wired.
Dutch_12078 02/12/16 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keep a word change a word

jive talk
Dutch_12078 02/12/16 07:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bank Rant

This problem won't last forever, as eventually your banking and merchant system will catch up with the rest of the world. Our debit transactions are posted immediately and have been for years. We've just come in from a trip downtown and all our purchases are showing up on our account in the order they were done. Canada's been ahead of the States on things like this for a while. Wish the States would get the portable credit card readers like they have-then your card doesn't have to leave your sight. OP, glad you got it all straightened out. Portable card readers have been available in the US for several years now, including some that just plug into a smartphone to post transactions.
Dutch_12078 02/12/16 07:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: What a beautiful morning!

And this reminds me of why we're in Florida for the winter! :E GREENWICH 415 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 ...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM EST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM EST SUNDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS...MOHAWK VALLEY...GREATER CAPITAL REGION...LAKE GEORGE SARATOGA REGION...MID HUDSON VALLEY...TACONICS... BERKSHIRES AND LITCHFIELD HILLS. * HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING WIND CHILLS. * WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW TO 40 BELOW. * TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Dutch_12078 02/12/16 07:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a word change a word

baling hay
Dutch_12078 02/12/16 07:02am Around the Campfire
RE: HD question

The photo shows my Dish 1000.4 dish that's a bit larger than the DTV Slimline. The tripod is a modded standard roof mount that sells for around $30.I'm glad you got by cheap. The Slimline is finicky, and needs a strong, stable and LEVEL pad to mount. I think I would find it difficult to adjust your style of tripod to be plumb and stay there. My dish won't stand 50mph gusts. That's a bit of a stretch. I did say the tripod was modified. I just stick a bubble level on top of the post and screw the three 6" levelers in or out as needed. On very rare occasions I've needed to use a block under one of the legs when the only available hole through the trees required setting up on a steep slope. And those 50 mph wind gusts were recorded by the park office weather station and were consistent with the area TV weather reports. The two screw anchors were in good holding ground. http://i.imgur.com/rz10o6Zl.jpg width=450
Dutch_12078 02/11/16 03:39pm Technology Corner
RE: using furnace while driving

In cold weather, we routinely run one or both of our furnaces. Our Atwood Hydro Flame manual makes no mention of not running it wile under way. Never had a problem...
Dutch_12078 02/11/16 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of checks

The way things have been going, my bank would have changed owners and names 2 or 3 times by the time I used that many! :) Fortunately, my credit union is a lot more stable in the merger market.
Dutch_12078 02/11/16 02:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cost of checks

Yes, that's high, but typical of bank prices. I've ordered my checks from Checkworks.com for years. Their basic checks start at $9.99/box of 125, lower in higher quantities. Like you, I use very few paper checks these days, so one box lasts a very long time.
Dutch_12078 02/11/16 11:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Diesel Runaway Engine

I was told the reason the air intake for diesel RV & trucks is up high to avoid fumes such as a gasoline spill which could cause a runaway. Most diesel trucks and DP's have the air intake located in about the same height relationship to the engine as passenger cars. Most current production Class 7-8 trucks have under the hood air filters just like passenger cars, for aerodynamic reasons. The intakes are located to minimize the intake of road dust and water. It's extremely unlikely that in a gas spill the heavier than air fumes would be ingested into an engine in a high enough concentration and long enough to cause a runaway engine.
Dutch_12078 02/11/16 07:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HD question

I'm sure it can be done cheaper. I just wanted a setup that wouldn't blow over in wind and would stay aimed where I aimed it. I don't want it on the roof. The photo shows my Dish 1000.4 dish that's a bit larger than the DTV Slimline. The tripod is a modded standard roof mount that sells for around $30. This setup has held fast in 50 mph wind gusts with no loss of signal. http://i.imgur.com/96c6Jinl.jpg
Dutch_12078 02/10/16 07:56pm Technology Corner
RE: HD question

I guess you'll have to cough up a couple C-notes and learn to aim a Slimline. "...a couple C-notes...? An aiming app on a smartphone and a $10 sat signal meter will do just fine. A standard roof mount tripod can be modded for portable use for under $50.
Dutch_12078 02/10/16 07:15pm Technology Corner
RE: HD question

So cannot Winegard for example, not put the KA LNB under a dome? At an RV show, I asked the Winegard representative when they were coming out with a portable for DirecTV? His answer: NEVER I assume you mean an HD portable for DTV, since of course they do have SD portables.
Dutch_12078 02/10/16 04:13pm Technology Corner
RE: unlimited data plans

The $150 no-contract plan is on T-Mobile.
Dutch_12078 02/10/16 04:06pm Technology Corner
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