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RE: New OTA Antenna

Only $399!!! I think I will stick with the crank. IIRC walmart was selling a dish 211k with automatic dish for $462 or so. bumpy The OTA antenna doesn't require a monthly programming fee though... :W
Dutch_12078 11/21/14 07:19am Technology Corner
RE: RV Park has dog park in it.

Many of the campgrounds we stay at have off-leash dog parks of various sizes and features, but the Lake George park certainly is one of the best we've seen. It might even give Four Paws Kingdom in NC a little competition...
Dutch_12078 11/21/14 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Toyota FJ as toad

We've towed two Toyota RAV4's for a total of 40,000 plus miles using the same Remco pump with no significant issues. In really cold weather, 20 deg.F or less, we sometimes get a low transmission oil pressure alarm until the fluid warms up a bit, but we've found that just hitting the remote start and letting it cycle once while we're getting ready to head out eliminates that problem.
Dutch_12078 11/21/14 06:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: Are you kidding?

Rain would be a big factor causing more roof collapses, etc., but warming by itself will not make the snow any heavier. Ten pounds of snow will still weigh ten pounds when melted, ignoring any evaporation. The volume will change, but not the weight.
Dutch_12078 11/20/14 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Camera ?

Different brands use different methods, so there may be a switch on the camera, on the monitor, or like mine, an onscreen menu entry that selects the "direct" or "mirror" view or similar wording.
Dutch_12078 11/19/14 09:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: do gassers offer anything like the DP engine brake

The external engine braking mechanisms used on diesel engines are there to compensate for the lack of compression braking that gas engines inherently have by design. The basic difference is that gas engines restrict the inlet air flow when you lift the throttle, while diesel engines restrict the fuel flow. That air flow restriction and resulting "compression braking" is what the external "Jake" type braking systems on diesels duplicate. To get the full compression braking effectiveness on a gasser, just drop it out of overdrive and downshift as needed for the conditions.
Dutch_12078 11/19/14 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a Piezo Ignitor ???

I did the stovetop electronic ignition mod on our previous Coachmen's stove that had no ignitor, and we liked the result so well that I replaced the piezo ignitor in our current Landau with an electronic one. No more "snap", "snap", "snap", when someone's sleeping!
Dutch_12078 11/19/14 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: Toilet 101

We've been very happy with our porcelain bowl Thetford Aqua Magic Style Plus. It has exactly the same "profile" seat as the residential toilet in our cottage, and is very comfortable to sit on. We first installed it in our previous Coachmen motorhome in 2008, and then moved it to our current Landau this past summer. We like it that much better than the plastic toilets. The Plus is available in both high and low profile versions.
Dutch_12078 11/19/14 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: dish 211K with external hard drive

The VIP211 receiver series with an external HD supports the full list of expected DVR features when activated.
Dutch_12078 11/18/14 08:08am Technology Corner
RE: Now Dish is threatening to dump CBS!

The CBS contract negotiations apply ONLY to the CBS owned stations, not the many other CBS affiliates that have their own contracts. The Turner programming was dropped because Turner cut off their feed to Dish. FCC rules prohibit Dish from substituting an out of market CBS station if CBS pulls their feed for a given local.
Dutch_12078 11/18/14 07:59am Technology Corner
RE: New RV Park Reviews website is now online

Yep, my initial impression of the new layout is very positive! I expect Andy, Janet, and the gang will be busy for awhile shooting down bugs as fast they poke their heads up, but that's to be expected with a change this big. I'm sure it will all settle out in due time. Great job, guys and gals!
Dutch_12078 11/15/14 07:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Duo Therm Thermostat Issue?

A couple of RV's ago, I had a Duo-therm thermostat do the same thing. The contacts controlled by the bi-metal coil had welded together. I was able to separate them and dress the contacts with a matchbook striker, allowing the furnace to operate normally until I could locate a replacement. In our newer RV's, I've replaced the mechanical thermostats with Honeywell digitals as one of the early changes I make as soon as we get them.
Dutch_12078 11/15/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AWESOME beyond comprehension

At the speeds that an SR-71 flies, those instruments are critical. But I noticed that needle, ball and airspeed are still on the panel. Why? Because they don't rely on electrical power to work. When I learned to fly in a Cessna 172, my instructor regularly pulled the fuses and made me fly with just those three instruments while looking for a suitable place for an emergency landing. Any pilot will tell you that the perfect flying career has the same number of takeoffs and landings. :) My instructor's favorite sayings were, "Take-offs are optional, landings are mandatory." and "The only time you can have too much fuel on board is when the plane is on fire." The SR-71 really was an amazing aircraft!
Dutch_12078 11/15/14 03:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Take TV out over winter.

The quick explanation for leaving LCD TV's in place is that there is NO liquid in an LCD, only crystals that have some liquid like properties. They do not freeze.
Dutch_12078 11/14/14 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Cable TV converter protocol

Right, the problem is not KOA's. The cable companies are using proprietary encryption protocols to manage their subscribers viewing options. Some cable companies do offer a 'head end' setup where all the decryption is done up front, and an analog signal for the allowed channels is fed to the campsites. It's an expensive setup though, and I don't know what financial arrangements the cable companies that supply head end systems are offering the campgrounds.
Dutch_12078 11/14/14 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My wife is concerned about personal security

In many, many years of camping and RV'ing we've only felt uncomfortable two or three times after pulling into a parking lot or rest area. In each case, the solution was as simple as turning the key and moving on to a different location. We've been accosted by panhandlers in parking lots at times, but always when we were there shopping with the toad, not with the motorhome. The one time we left an Interstate rest area in the middle of the night, was when we woke up to what sounded like a few dozen drunks all puking at the same time. Turned out a trailer load of live hogs had pulled in at some point a couple of spaces away from us. There was a Flying J just a few miles down the road, so we were back in bed about 30 minutes later.
Dutch_12078 11/14/14 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Cable TV converter protocol

I've only run into the proprietary converter issue a couple of times so far, but when I was wiring up the sat system in our then new to us Landau, I added two short lengths of coax connected with a double 'F' connector to the TV RF feed, with the connector "loop" available in an overhead cabinet near the OTA antenna power injector and switch. There was already a 110v outlet in the cabinet for DVR power, etc, so now hooking up a converter is a simple 5 minute job.
Dutch_12078 11/14/14 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would like to hear from Georgie Boy Pursuit Owners

We have a 2001 Georgie Boy Landau on a 2001 F53 chassis with the V10 engine. As said, the Bigfoot levelers are easy to use, and to answer the "Air Dump" question, no, you do not have an air ride suspension system, so that feature is inactive. The same panel is used in DP's where the dump feature may be used. One item to watch for/check on your 460 V8 is exhaust manifold leaks. The passenger side rear bolt is particularly vulnerable to breaking and possible manifold or head cracking.
Dutch_12078 11/14/14 06:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camco Cyclone or 360 Siphon holding tank vent covers?

I've used both, and the 360 works as well if not better than the Cyclone. It's also less prone to breakage.
Dutch_12078 11/13/14 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Global Warming

I have to chuckle when the weatherguessers talk about a "near record low" in relation to global whatever the current version is, as if this is something new and worrisome. Take a look at the date range of the top ten records for November for Houston, TX. With over a hundred year spread, I'm not sure how we can claim current human activity as the cause of these "disruptions". Then again, if we look back over millions of years we'll see similar patterns, only with much wider extremes. The earth has been in a warming cycle for many thousands of years now, and isn't even close to reaching previous peaks.
Dutch_12078 11/13/14 08:10am Snowbirds
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