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RE: RV Television Antenna Options

For those with clearance issues for the Wingman add-on or Sensar IV replacement head, there are a couple of possible options. Trimming the end element off the Wingman to shorten it a bit is one option, although it will degrade the performance some. Still better than no Wingman though. Another option that's more labor intensive would be to remove the mounting screws for the Sensar base and rotate the entire assembly slightly until it clears the obstruction. Reseal and reinstall the screws and your good to go. The inside ceiling plate should also be rotated to match.
Dutch_12078 03/26/17 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Power Cord Connection

If you plug the trailer cord into the trailer first, your more likely to make sure the breaker at the site power stanchion is off before plugging in that end. Plugging either end in with the power on is not recommended due to the likely contact arcing. Regarding the razor, I suspect the intent is that the contact area at the line plug is much larger than at the razor end, and better able to handle any potential arcing if the razor happens to be switched on when plugged in.
Dutch_12078 03/25/17 06:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Global climate change...in Iceland

Historically, Iceland has been a tropical paradise in the past, and glaciers have extended as far south as Missouri, so it appears once again that "what goes around, comes around". We'll adapt...
Dutch_12078 03/25/17 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM problem

I put dielectric grease on my aluminum valve stems before installing the TST brass sensors. That was suggested to me by TST tech support.
Dutch_12078 03/25/17 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Time, Selling Everything

As said, have an exit plan before you start fulltiming. Invest the house sale proceeds for when you need to hang up the keys for instance, rather than spending it on a more expensive RV. In our case, we sold our large home and invested that money, but kept our small lakeside cottage in the Adirondacks near our kids homes. Over the next several years, we converted the cottage from a summer place to year round living, and that's where we'll land when the wheels stop turning, health permitting. We did keep a few items from the house that were suitable for use in the cottage, but everything else was either sold or given away.
Dutch_12078 03/25/17 03:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: oil question

The SAE establishes the viscosity ratings for motor oils and the API (American Petroleum Institute) certifies the oil classifications that meet the OEM's quality and performance standards. API Engine Oil Classification
Dutch_12078 03/24/17 07:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Question abour Ready Brake turnbuckle

Might as well, it only takes a few minutes to install it.
Dutch_12078 03/24/17 06:07pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dish tripod

Our $20 modified roof mount tripod has kept the signal stable in 50 MPH wind gusts with just a couple of dog tie outs for anchors.
Dutch_12078 03/24/17 07:16am Technology Corner
RE: quick question

Did you get multiple quotes for comparison?
Dutch_12078 03/24/17 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Parks You Love Then You Hate Them You Need Them

OK western Park owner, looks like FTD put his cards on the table. So what is the name of your RV park that you run? WRVPO is not permitted to name his parks by the forum advertising rules...And if I did or wanted to give a name and location, how could anyone verify if I was telling the truth? It's not like you could look up tax records, plat maps or do a title search and come up with the owner of the park is "westernrvparkowner". All you can do to verify what is and isn't true in any post on these forums is to research anything stated as "fact". You can use the poster's past history as to a guide to the accuracy of anything they post and use common sense to determine whether or not you should believe what they are telling you. If a poster has claimed at various times to have been a corporate CEO, a lawyer, a Doctor, a tightrope walker, an offensive tackle in the NFL and a Kentucky Derby winning Jockey, the odds are everything they post isn't the unvarnished truth. Good points all...
Dutch_12078 03/23/17 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

AT&T may try to substitute the Audiovox device in place of the Mobley. Do not accept it! The Mobley's hotspot lets you connect your devices to the Internet, and uses the OBD2 port only for power. The Audiovox lets your device connect to the car's diagnostics via the Internet. The Audiovox has NO hotspot capability...
Dutch_12078 03/23/17 04:32pm Technology Corner
RE: 4 Wheel Down Towing Advice

I am considering pulling my 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring van 4-Wheels Down. I currently tow using a dolly and I have a nice set of wireless magnetic lights so I am covered there. I know what I need as far as the tow bar and plate and of course a Brake Buddy or something similar. The one thing my van requires if I choose to tow with the engine off is the oil pump. I do not wish to do the pump for may of my own reasons. That leaves me with towing 4-wheels down with the engine running. My question is, how many of you do this with the toad engine running while towing behind the RV? Any issues with overheating of the toad or other issues I'm not thinking of with this scenario? Again, I do not intend on buying another vehicle and will stick with the van even if it means still using the dolly but I wanted to get some input from those that pull this way. Thanks! I don't know what your reasons are for not wanting the easy to use transmission pump, but folks have towed 4-down with the engine running for many years, although usually for relatively short runs. I do know of a few that have transported an extra car to Florida for snowbird season that way, but that's only twice a year. Oh, and we have a bit over 50,000 towing miles so far with our Remco transmission pump installed on two different toads. Zero problems...
Dutch_12078 03/23/17 04:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Parks You Love Then You Hate Them You Need Them

OK western Park owner, looks like FTD put his cards on the table. So what is the name of your RV park that you run? WRVPO is not permitted to name his parks by the forum advertising rules...
Dutch_12078 03/23/17 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quick connect water inlets

My inlet QD has a check valve built in. Not likely any critters would get past it. A quick glance when hooking up shows if anything is sitting in opening.
Dutch_12078 03/23/17 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cheap Handling Fix - Where?

Yeah, I'm going to check with Ford but I was hoping to find them on line and avoid a trip to town. I'll let you know what happens. I've looked at everything else and can not find the source of the popping with body roll. Z bracket is my next try. I sure can't see that it will potentially cause any harm. Once I get the popping resolved I'll move forward with the CHF but don't want to make too many changes at one time. Try here: Ford Part No.: F81Z-5L496-AA
Dutch_12078 03/23/17 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spilled Lots of Dish Soap into Gray Water Tank - An Issue?

You'll have a very clean grey tank after it fills up. No harm done, and it should all be cleaned out after a couple of dumps. No special action needed. Some folks even report good results in getting built up grease out of the grey tank by dumping a bottle of Dawn down the drain, adding a half a tank of water, and going for a ride before dumping.
Dutch_12078 03/22/17 08:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cheap Handling Fix - Where?

Sit back and enjoy. More CHF Reading A lot of folks on there doom and glooming about failure. Can't say I've ever heard of a single sway bar failure from CHF. Not a single one. I agree... I've read a lot of CHF threads on various RV forums over the years, and the only failures I can recall were a few bolts coming loose, and one failed link where the owner admitted the links were badly corroded when he did the CHF, and should have been replaced. The loose bolts were likely from insufficient tightening of course.
Dutch_12078 03/22/17 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Parks You Love Then You Hate Them You Need Them

I think part of the problem in this thread may stem from your initial claim of having experienced "about every type of RV Park that exists. And their owners." based on a sampling of less than 1 percent of the roughly 15,000 pubic and private RV parks in the US over a brief 2 year or so period. That alone casts some doubt on the validity of your conclusions. I think you'll find there are many of us on this forum with significantly longer and broader experience that have not reached the same conclusions you have. What does that tell you? Are we all wrong?
Dutch_12078 03/22/17 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can this be towed 4 down

No, it must be towed 4-UP to keep the tow bar level... ;)
Dutch_12078 03/22/17 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical problem

Properly operating RV generators usually do see some minor voltage fluctuation as the loads change, but that's nothing a surge protector will do anything about. Nor is it necessary to do anything about it as long as the voltage stays within the acceptable 106-127 volt limits. I don't know why your surge protectors fried though, but as said, the voltage could be an issue.
Dutch_12078 03/22/17 05:29am Beginning RVing
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