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RE: Sewer Hookup @ Home?

When we submitted the drawing for a new septic system for our vacation cottage to the building inspector 10 years ago, he was the one that change the "RV dump station" label to "4 inch cleanout". It probably helped that he's also an RV'er... ;)
Dutch_12078 07/01/16 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: How long before buying a toad

We were planning to haul our then 2002 4WD RAV4 on a trailer when we bought our first Class A, but then we "discovered" the Remco transmission pump folks, and have towed our RAV4's 4-down ever since.
Dutch_12078 07/01/16 05:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Now even cycling gets you killed

I have been in many close encounters with deer, elk as well as black bear, moose and mountain lion. Knowing their attitudes and how to react is half the battle. The bicyclist was intruding on natural territory. The risks are there. Do not punish nature because of ignorant users. The victim in this incident was a USFS law enforcement officer. I highly doubt he was an "ignorant user".
Dutch_12078 06/30/16 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sticky for Trouble shooting manuals

As said, links would be the better way to go. Posting the manufacturers copyrighted material directly could be problematic.
Dutch_12078 06/30/16 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: West Glacier attack

The man killed was a USFS law enforcement officer. He was mountain biking at the time of the attack. Sheriff: Grizzly kills person near Glacier National Park
Dutch_12078 06/30/16 02:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Expectations of a Newbie

At one time we had a 21' Class C with a 20 gallon grey tank, a 15 gallon black tank, and a 25 gallon fresh tank. We could go about three days between dumping, longer if we used the park facilities for showers and such. With our current 34' Class A, we can easily go a week between dumping, and longer using the park facilities when available.
Dutch_12078 06/30/16 06:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Inexpensive small waste tote

For the few times a year we might need them, I carry one 7-gallon Aquatainer for hauling fresh water, another one well marked for grey water dumping, plus a 6-gallon Tote-N-Stor tank for black waste dumping. Filling the two waste haulers once is enough to add an extra day to our waste capacity, but if we need more, we're usually driving in and out often enough that multiple dump stops is not really an issue. The two waste tanks are small enough and light enough when full that we could even dump them into a standard toilet if necessary. We can go a week between dumps and rarely stay longer than that on sites without a sewer hookup, so the tanks don't get used much.
Dutch_12078 06/30/16 05:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Pill Bottles

We peel the script labels off and add them to our recyclables.
Dutch_12078 06/29/16 06:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Good Idea or NNOO

The only spare key I keep in a hidden magnetic box outside on our coach is a mis-cut key for the driver's door. All other spares are kept inside. The mis-cut key works fine if you know to insert it just so. Pushed in normally, it just feels like it's in the wrong lock. My thinking is that even if that key is found by a potential thief, there's a good chance he won't be able to make it work. Dedicated thieves, of course, will get in anyway since broken windows and such are nothing to them.
Dutch_12078 06/29/16 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Or Direct

We prefer Dish in part for the ease of changing our service location as we move from place to place. We like to watch the local channels for the area we're in. We have a two Hopper system with a Joey and use a tripod mounted dish that can be configured for either Dish satellite arc. It typically takes me less than 15 minutes to set up and aim it.
Dutch_12078 06/29/16 06:30am Technology Corner
RE: Locked keys in truck

The radio signal from the key fob is NOT what unlocks the door. The correct digital code embedded in the signal is also required. And the receiving antenna is not near the door lock. My best guess in the OP's situation, especially given that they could not repeat unlocking it, is that the door was not really locked. Stuck maybe, but not locked... So how does the act of turning on my cell phone, in close proximity to my yruck, unlock it? Any guesses? Done it dozens of times. When I looked into it, I was told it was the RF signal If the RF signal alone was all it took to unlock it, your cell phone would be unlocking cars all over the parking lot. Each vehicle does not operate on a unique frequency, there aren't nearly enough to go around. As said, your truck may be old enough to not have the modern more secure rolling code technology. Some of the older aftermarket remote lock kits are also not very secure and easily defeated.
Dutch_12078 06/29/16 06:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Another new OTA antenna

The OEM will usually go for cheap if it can do essentially the same job. Even if the units retailed for the same price the OEM pricing will likely be set somewhat lower than the Jack to regain market and the installation would be substantially quicker (cheaper) making it a very good choice for the OEM. Very few RVers are savvy enough about the OTA antenna mounted on their coach to question it prior to purchase. And it'll be even more profitable for Winegard as more stations move back to high/low VHF and they can sell folks yet another new antenna when the current crop of UHF centric units fail to deliver... :W
Dutch_12078 06/28/16 06:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Locked keys in truck

The radio signal from the key fob is NOT what unlocks the door. The correct digital code embedded in the signal is also required. And the receiving antenna is not near the door lock. My best guess in the OP's situation, especially given that they could not repeat unlocking it, is that the door was not really locked. Stuck maybe, but not locked...
Dutch_12078 06/28/16 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Which 211 to get

I prefer the VIP211K over the 'Z'. The 'K' has a built in OTA tuner that's an extra cost option on the 'Z', and also has an RF output that can be used to mirror to a second TV that the 'Z' doesn't have.
Dutch_12078 06/27/16 08:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

I have no doubt that new transmission technologies will be developed, but in the context of the OP, I ask what viable alternative to radio waves is available now...
Dutch_12078 06/27/16 07:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Locked keys in truck

Remote Possibility Can You Unlock a Car Door with a Cell Phone?
Dutch_12078 06/27/16 05:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Sun Protection

You did a fine job, but I'm not sure sun damage is a big enough concern to justify the time, effort, and expense. I replaced the then 16 year old awning fabric on our previous coach due to stains and a couple of tears from falling branches. The fabric itself was still in good shape otherwise. The cost was about $200 at the time. The now 15 year old fabric on our current coach is also in good shape other than a couple of minor stains that seem to be bleach/cleaner resistant. I will be replacing our slide topper fabric this year though, due to stretching and sagging.
Dutch_12078 06/26/16 05:56pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)

Whatever insulation product you use, just make sure that it's temperature rating exceeds the temperatures you expect it to encounter in the engine compartment. A fire there is not a good idea. Exactly... B-Quiet Ultimate for example, is rated for underhood use while B-Quiet Extreme is not.
Dutch_12078 06/26/16 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

"Radio waves", including microwaves, are made up of electro-magnetic radiation that falls between the infrared light frequencies and audible frequencies or wave lengths. That's nearly half of the known electro-magnetic spectrum. Portions of the radio wave frequency band lend themselves well for long distance communications, capable of reaching millions of miles into space. What makes you think another intelligent life form would not be capable of intercepting and responding to radio wave transmissions? Assuming they're indeed advanced enough to have that level of technology. What would you suggest as an alternative to radio waves?
Dutch_12078 06/26/16 11:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Day night shades

I've restrung a number of day/night shades, and as I recall, they all released from their mounting brackets by pressing spring clips behind the window side of the shade header towards the window and tilting the header down and away from the window. You should be able to see the clips with a small mirror if you can't feel them. Installation is just the reverse, slip them on the front of the clips and rotate up until they lock in.
Dutch_12078 06/26/16 09:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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