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RE: Local Channels

We use the Dish Tailgater. Is it possible to get our home base local channels when traveling well out of the area. Last time out a RV neighbor said he was able to...got interrupted during conversation and I wasn't able to ask how? By "home base", I'm guessing you mean you want to receive your Idaho locals when you're in some place well away from there, like Florida, Arizona, etc. If that's the case, it's not going to happen on Dish, or Direct for that matter. The local channels are spot beamed, meaning they're aimed at relatively small geographical areas, usually only a few hundred miles around. Your RV neighbor may have been within the footprint of their own locals spot beam. When we're in Pennsylvania for instance, near Harrisburg, we can still get our upstate NY cottage locals from the Albany market, but only in SD on the western arc birds. We're out of range for the Albany HD spot beam signals on the eastern arc.
Dutch_12078 11/28/14 08:54am Technology Corner
RE: Walmart - Internet on the Go

Internet On The Go (TruConnect) is 3G only and uses the Sprint network with no roaming.
Dutch_12078 11/27/14 09:47am Technology Corner
RE: Driver of MH indicted in death of Police Officer

Well, he should have plenty of time to reflect on his actions while he's standing in the cafeteria line in prison. How nice of you to appoint yourself judge and jury to find him guilty and send him to prison without a trial. Fortunately, the rule of law in this country doesn't work that way.
Dutch_12078 11/26/14 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sorry, but another Nitrogen in tires question

NASCAR uses nitrogen for its stability and more predictable expansion in tires as it heats up, and for its dryness in air wrenches. Regular air could just as easily be compressed and stored in the same type of tanks as nitrogen for portability. Replacing the air in a tire with nitrogen is a pretty simple process, involving just releasing any pressure in the tire and then filling it back up with nitrogen to reach a 95-98% nitrogen content. Purging the tire a couple of times will push the percentage even higher. Remember, the uncompressed air in the deflated tire is only 22% oxygen to begin with, and that percentage reduces drastically when a large volume of pure nitrogen is added.
Dutch_12078 11/26/14 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: TST sensors: which small screwdriver to use?

I use the type used to fix eyeglasses. Works great. X2 My dollar store eyeglass repair kit came with 3 small straight and and 2 small Phillips screwdrivers, and one of the Phillips is perfect for the TST 507 sensor security cap screws. Looks like you dollar store kit is better than mine. I only got three screwdrivers with my kit. It probably came from a different part of China... :B
Dutch_12078 11/26/14 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Sorry, but another Nitrogen in tires question

No, it will not matter enough to bother chasing down nitrogen refills or top ups.
Dutch_12078 11/26/14 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Tracfone data usage - smartphone vs. dumbphone?

When you transfer your existing Tracfone minutes to a Tracfone Android smartphone, it'll automatically fill the three "buckets". If, for example, you currently have 200 minutes on your phone, it'll become 200 minutes, 200 texts, and 200MB of data on the smart phone. Any new minutes added will automatically triple the face minutes value, including tripling the text count and data MB. I usually buy my Tracfones and minutes from ShopCellDeals.com.
Dutch_12078 11/25/14 06:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Water Pump Too Loud?

A rocket scientist at Georgie Boy Mfg decided the ideal location for the water pump in our Landau was in a cabinet next to the bed. There was no way either one of us was going to sleep through it running during a middle of the night bathroom foray, so I relocated it to the wet bay, and added flex hose loops for vibration isolation. Now we can't tell if it's running except when the coach is absolutely quiet, and then it's just a faint hum. I also installed the pump where it's easily accessed for service, and can be changed out in about 10 minutes if needed. http://i.imgur.com/EjAHM3Kl.jpg width=350
Dutch_12078 11/25/14 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Other Uses for a Bottle Jack

I used one of my smaller bottle jacks a couple of days ago to jack a fellows fender of a front tire after he slid off the road and tapped a tree. Saved him a tow bill...
Dutch_12078 11/24/14 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: TST sensors: which small screwdriver to use?

I use the type used to fix eyeglasses. Works great. X2 My dollar store eyeglass repair kit came with 3 small straight and and 2 small Phillips screwdrivers, and one of the Phillips is perfect for the TST 507 sensor security cap screws.
Dutch_12078 11/24/14 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: No Shave November

Like Jon, I "participate" year round. Maybe I should skip trimming my beard for this month? :W
Dutch_12078 11/23/14 09:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wi Fi

I recently read a piece on a unique hot-spot. http://www.delphiconnect.com/mobile/wifi-hotspot.php#.VGZq5cm0dGg If I recall correctly it's Verizon who offers this... Multi-function data deices, Interesting not sure how valuable, One key advantage if you have a motor home is that it takes up NO floor or shelf space, NO outlet space,, Just your OBD-II jack. But that small "advantage" comes at the cost of an additional $5/mo Delphi subscription on top of the usual Verizon data plan charges. It also has no provisions for an external antenna, and the OBD-II port usually isn't located in a prime reception spot. "Use of Delphi Connect requires activation on a Verizon plan and a separate monthly Delphi Connect subscription charge. You will incur Verizon Wireless data usage when you use Delphi Connect." http://www.verizonwireless.com/pdf/deldisclpod1013_en.pdf
Dutch_12078 11/22/14 08:16pm Around the Campfire
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
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