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RE: Atwood 8531-IV-DCLP Combustion Box Insulation?

One of our two furnaces is located in a kitchen cabinet and the interior would get quite toasty when the furnace ran a lot in colder weather. To let some of the heat escape the cabinet, I added a register vent near the top of a blank side. The interior stays much cooler now, and the heat does not go to waste since it exits to the coach interior.
Dutch_12078 03/05/15 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Portable satelitte antennas

The Winegard Carryout G2 would be a better choice in my opinion. The larger reflector means less rain fade issues, and it is compatible with Direct, Dish, and Bell, so it'll still work even if you change service providers. The one downside is the separate 12-volt power cable, but that's a minor issue I'd think.
Dutch_12078 03/04/15 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: analog or digital TV at camp grounds

Yeah...I do wonder about that Spanish station: no matter where we are...and cannot get anything over the air...that station comes in loud and clear. I wonder what broadcast technique they're using that the (English) networks don't or refuse to use. There are radio and TV broadcast stations located just over the Mexican border running much higher power than US stations are allowed. They're called "border blasters"...
Dutch_12078 03/04/15 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires...other than RV...

Since light trucks and cars typically run at well below the tire weight rating, the stress on them is much less than an RV that runs closer to the max weight rating.
Dutch_12078 03/04/15 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Night Lights

Speaking of staying on, though -- is there some way to turn off the light if for some reason I don't want them on? No, other than turning off the power to the outlet or shining a light on the photo cell. But shining a light on it kind of defeats the purpose of turning it off, doesn't it. :S :B
Dutch_12078 03/03/15 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: How to establish residency in Alaksa

Florida, South Dakota, and Texas are the three most popular domicile states for RV fulltimers for very good reasons. Are there good reasons why you've ruled out those states?
Dutch_12078 03/03/15 06:26am Full-time RVing
RE: How safe is Camco antifreeze

How safe is the water to drink from the rig's water lines after using Camco antifreeze for the winter storage,and then draining it for the summer season. , We were full timers for 6 years and never had to store the rig so this is new for us. We are very cautious when it comes to food and drink and although Camco says that the antifreeze is safe so I am curious as to how others feel or deal with this. Thanks in advance for any responses. John in OR. The primary ingredient in Camco's RV antifreeze is propylene glycol, listed by the EPA as GRAS, "Generally Regarded As Safe". Propylene glycol is a common food additive, as well as being used in cosmetics and medications. Ingesting more than several spoonfuls of it undiluted may cause diarrhea, but then it's also commonly prescribed for constipation and colonoscopy prep. The bottom line, with no pun intended, is the stuff is quite safe and will not cause any problems if a small amount is not flushed from the water lines.
Dutch_12078 03/02/15 05:55pm Snowbirds
RE: Protect-A-Tow ?

We've used our Protect-A-Tow for 40,000 plus towing miles with two coaches and two toads. It works great, and we really like that it also protects the tow bar and cables from road debris damage. We keep the PAT attached to the back of the coach when we unhook and just roll it up with the support road in the middle. We secure it with small bungee cords. Hooking up again, it only takes a minute to connect the PAT to the toad.
Dutch_12078 03/02/15 04:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: water pump replacement

I don't see much need for a high flow pump when the faucets are limited to 2.2 GPM at 60 PSI by law in the US.
Dutch_12078 03/01/15 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yukon gold TV shows... What is the real reality?

Long time fans may remember the occasions when the miners have removed the foliage and topsoil/overburden, only to find the area has already been worked by other miners in years past. Mother nature is pretty good at reclaiming what is hers.
Dutch_12078 03/01/15 02:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Aiming directv dish

I agree you have to set the skew on the initial install but if you take it down and set it up in the same location plus or minus a few hundred miles you don't have to change the skew. Doesn't matter where you live. When you go to set it back up, you have to level it and set the compass heading and angle but the skew will be fine until you move east, wedst, north or south more than several hundred miles. And only a hundred setups? I have done hundreds and hundreds. All over the country. In heavily treed canopies with tiny holes. In the rain. With heavy cloud cover. The skew setting for a Direct 3 LNB dish using the 101W, 110W, & 119W sats in Jacksonville, FL is 50.9 degrees. The same dish when used about 345 miles (a typical RV travel day) away in Miami should have the skew set at 44.1 degrees. Do you really think an almost 7 degree skew error doesn't affect the signal strength from the outer LNB's?
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 06:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Aiming directv dish

Rarely. Correct me if I'm wrong but a few definitions; Elevation is the up and down. Azimuth is the left-right. Tilt or skew is what you twist your dish to. I think Dish uses different terminology. Dish uses exactly the same industry standard terms.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 06:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Aiming directv dish

I have a multi-LNB Dish dish, but Direct would be the same. Pretty much any time you relocate the dish any distance the elevation and skew settings will change. Along with the azimuth of course.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 02:56pm Technology Corner
RE: How full was your park this winter?

When we checked in to our site at Sumter Oaks, Bushnell, FL on Feb 1st, there were just a few empty sites left. It stayed that way for most of the month, but it's been emptying out some the past week or so, with a bunch leaving tomorrow, including us.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 02:24pm Snowbirds
RE: Coach WaterPump Replacement Question?

Don't expect a major improvement from just the mouse pad mod. The flexible water lines are usually much more effective.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on Niagra Falls

Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions! I think we will avoid the rainbow bridge when traveling with the trailer, and check it out when we just visit the park. We will be using canada for both halves of the trip. I haven't actually mapped out a route but my minds eye tells me that going through port huron to the falls and back again has to be a much shorter trip than going through NY, OH and the like. We travel back and forth between NY and MI six or seven times a year, and yes, the Port Huron/Sarnia run through southern Ontario to Queenston/Lewiston is the best route for us. We usually take a break at the Flying J in London to walk the dog and stretch our legs.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 10:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good Sam Roadside assistance vs AAA RV premier

AAA is regional, and not all regions offer the same services. Also, carefully compare the details for any towing distance or cost limits, etc. We found Coach-Net was a good fit for our needs, with GS second, and AAA not even in the running.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sams or FMCA Road side Assistance

According to FMCA, their ERS plan is provided by "Vehicle Administrative Systems". In reading the details, I see there are some limits that could be of concern, particularly the $1,000 towing limit. Note too that Good Sam's ERS contractor is Allstate Motor Club, while Coach-Net is an ERS contractor themselves.
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach WaterPump Replacement Question?

Adding some vibration isolation to your existing pump will likely do more for quieting it down than replacing it will. The most effective method is to add a foot or so loop of soft flexible hose with a suitable pressure rating at the entry and exit ports. Adding additional rubber padding under the pump can also help. A couple of layers of old mouse pad material is reported to work well. You can see the loops on the right of the photo below that I added when I relocated the pump in our Landau from the bedroom to the wet bay. The third larger loop is a suction line for adding antifreeze or filling the water tank from a bucket or other container. http://i.imgur.com/zBXf7I8l.jpg size=350
Dutch_12078 02/28/15 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Consternation re Water Heater Burner & exhaust

And if the rust does become an issue, it's still not a fire hazard because the water leaking out of the tank will extinguish the flames from the burner. The heat exchanger/flue is completely submerged in water when the tank is full.
Dutch_12078 02/27/15 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
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