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RE: Cash or Credit

I'm old school. I lay $120.00 on the counter and pump away. I get up to 5 cents off a gallon by doing this. By paying at the pump with my PenFed Visa card, I get a 5% cash rebate each month. If gas is $3.00, that's $0.15 per gallon.
Dutch_12078 10/24/14 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Millenicom Customer Accounts Acquired by Verizon

I may have found something but someone near a store would need to research it. https://www.metropcs.com Over the phone is not good, but unlimited data for $60 is hard to ignore. Don't think they can do a Hot Spot, but perhaps if confronted face to face...Might be ATT towers. MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile and uses their network.
Dutch_12078 10/24/14 06:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Low Clearance Alerts?

I have the lowclearances.com POI on our Garmin nuvi GPS, and it has warned me a couple of times about a problem overpass up ahead. I have the alert set to warn me 2 miles away, so there's time to find a turn around and/or alternate route.
Dutch_12078 10/24/14 06:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

The other side of the "thumping" coin: It’s a scene played out countless times a day: A truck driver climbs into his cab and cranks his rig. While the big diesel is warming up, he reaches down behind the seat or into the storage space in the door and pulls out a heavy wooden club. He climbs out and walks around his rig, thumping each tire along the way to ensure they have the proper air pressure. According to industry experts, he’s wasting his time.(more...)
Dutch_12078 10/24/14 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: tire codes, how to read??

Based on your DOT code, your Carlisle tires made in Shenzhen, China in Sept of 2006 should be replaced. WOW, so they were 2 years old right out of the factory when the unit was new. Its a 2008. do u have a web site to find out all that other info? very interesting and would be a good site thanks My apologies for the late reply. For some reason, it didn't show up in my unread list. Here's a site that shows how to read the various tire codes: http://www.belletire.com/how-to-read-a-tire-sidewall At this site, you can look up the manufacturing codes. Just uncheck all but "Tires" and enter the two digit code in the "DOT ID" box: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/manufacturer/index.htm
Dutch_12078 10/24/14 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Ready brake, ready brute

The folks at NSA can fix you up with any needed parts, and the installation/user manual is online at their web site. The newer ReadyBrake units are slightly different than yours, but the basic setup is the same.
Dutch_12078 10/24/14 01:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dropbox, Pros and Cons

I use Dropbox to automatically synchronize my ebook reading positions between my tablet, smartphone, and PC. If a hacker manages to access my account, the only thing he'll find is which book I'm currently reading and what page I'm on.
Dutch_12078 10/23/14 07:53pm Technology Corner
RE: tire codes, how to read??

Based on your DOT code, your Carlisle tires made in Shenzhen, China in Sept of 2006 should be replaced.
Dutch_12078 10/23/14 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: toilette tissue

Any TP that breaks down faster than I can pull my pants up and go around to pull the waste valve open is good enough for me. :W We use the same Charmin Ultra in our coach that we used for years in our S&B.
Dutch_12078 10/23/14 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toll booth and Axis

EZ-Pass is great for them, it sucks for us. We still get reamed at most tolls, then again because we don't use it enough. They know what to do about that. They bill us a monthy billing fee. There are no tolls that will accept the EZ-Pass in 200 miles, but we can't go west withour running into one. Matt E-ZPass accounts issued in NY State (NOT by the NY/NJ Port Authority) have no monthly fee and no charge for the transponder for automatic replenishment accounts. One of our friends from Michigan recently got hers in NY while visiting us.
Dutch_12078 10/23/14 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Annuities, cashback cards & stuff

Credit Cards. If you have a very good credit score, look at Capitol One Quicksilver. We use our Cap One Quicksilver card for general purchases, and our PenFed Visa 5% pay at the pump fuel rebate card for fuel purchases. Both are paid off monthly of course.
Dutch_12078 10/23/14 07:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are there any RV toilets with a P trap?

One little tip that will cut down on black tank odors is to make sure the bathroom vent fan is turned OFF before flushing.
Dutch_12078 10/23/14 06:49am Full-time RVing
RE: Cold Weather and LCD/LED televisions

In case anyone didn't get it, there is NO "liquid" in a "Liquid Crystal Display" to freeze.
Dutch_12078 10/22/14 09:30pm Technology Corner
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.I doubt I will. Dish had lied to me for over a year and kept charging me more money for less product. No discounts for programing I was paying for and not getting. I understand contract problems but not ripping me off for something I am not getting. The point is though, that all of the TV service providers have carriage contract issues from time to time, so unless you're satisfied with the limited OTA offerings, you'll run into the same problems sooner or later, no matter who your subscription is with. And all of them have the same "We reserve the right to make changes..." in the terms of service. You don't like Dish? Fine... Just don't expect anything different from the others.
Dutch_12078 10/22/14 09:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Medical and veterinary needs while full timing.

I am alone with 2 dogs. What happens if one of them dies while on the road? One of them is too heavy for me to lift. They are quite old. When we were in Florida last winter, that happened to the single lady in a site near us. She asked one of our neighbors for help, and he in turn asked me. We removed the golden retriever's remains from the woman's coach, and with the assistance of the park office, located a nearby vet that arranged for cremation. The woman was understandably quite upset for several days, but a number of us, both men and women, sat with her until she was able to come to terms with her grief. I heard a month or so after we had left the park that she was volunteering at an area animal shelter. I think my point though, is don't be afraid to ask for help. RV'ers for the most part are a very friendly and compassionate bunch that will try to assist you if they can. Park offices are also a good resource in many cases.
Dutch_12078 10/22/14 07:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: What is consider Full Timing to those that full time?

We really don't care how other people classify us. When we say we're going "home", we mean going back to our motorhome, regardless of where it happens to be at the time. We also get all our mail via a forwarding service. However, we do own a lakeside cottage in upstate NY, which we do visit for varying amounts of time during the year as we are right now to deal with medical issues. Even when we're here though, we continue to live in the motorhome connected to our own full hook up setup unless we're doing some serious maintenance or remodeling in the coach that makes it difficult to stay in it. I don't know if that labels us as "fulltimers", "longtimers", or "part timers" under someone else's definition, but I do know that we're thoroughly enjoying our life style, what ever it's called. :)
Dutch_12078 10/22/14 06:56pm Full-time RVing
RE: Ready brake, ready brute

About 40,000 miles towing two different toads with the same ReadyBrute/ReadyBrake tow bar, with zero problems. Highly recommended...
Dutch_12078 10/22/14 06:17pm Dinghy Towing
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
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