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RE: Tengonet vs Verizon Wifi

Tengo does not interfere with Verizon, although WiFi channel contention could cause drop outs. More likely though, the CG is just in a poor signal area for Verizon.
Dutch_12078 11/27/15 06:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network 211 Rcvr - Need a compatible hard drive?

We've been using a WD 2TB "MyBook" external HD with our 211K for the past 3 years with no problems so far. The drive is anchored in the TV cabinet with TV hold down straps.
Dutch_12078 11/27/15 05:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Indiana Excise Tax

I think Jeff is talking about excise tax, not sales tax. Several years ago the state started to collect excise tax when we get our plates/tags and it is collected by the DMV. Before that RV, boats etc were considered personal property and were supposed to be reported then taxed, but there was such a large number that slipped through without paying that they decided to change. Also the state instituted a property tax cap, so they were left with having to come up with other ways to find revenue :B I was under the impression that they calculated the amount based on the fair market value. I know the tax on my rig has gone down every year since it was purchased, this year was a very nice surprise as the tax was about 1/2 of that last year. On edit, I went to the BMV website and Jeff is correct that the class of vehicle is based on the Mfg Retail price, not the actual sales price. There is discounting every year to account for depreciation. I agree, that doesn't seem right, but that's the way they do it for cars also. You mean this is a tax on your vehicles that you pay every year? That makes NY's setup even more inviting. We pay a one time sales tax calculated on the purchase price and that's it. A few counties do have a nominal local tax though, for mass transit districts, etc., that's collected along with the weight based registration fee.
Dutch_12078 11/26/15 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Indiana Excise Tax

You could always move to one of the more enlightened states. NY only charges sales tax on the actual selling price. Or to one of the few states with no sales tax. ;)
Dutch_12078 11/26/15 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best method for maintaining engine batteries.

And just to hopefully make the Trik-L-Start's function a bit clearer, it only passes a charging current to the chassis battery when the coach batteries are at a higher voltage than the chassis battery. Once the batteries equalize, the Trik-L-Start goes into a standby mode until it's needed again.
Dutch_12078 11/26/15 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Antifreeze or Regular Antifreeze

It won't hurt anything in the drains or waste tanks, but do make sure it's disposed of safely when de-winterizing. A single gallon of RV antifreeze is more than enough for that purpose though, and certainly safer in case of accidental spills. Personally, I've never found a need for antifreeze in the waste tanks.
Dutch_12078 11/25/15 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

There is nothing on 77 unless you speak spanish. When we were parked in Kingsland, GA, tree cover only allowed our 1000.4 dish to hit the 72.7 and 77 sats. The Jacksonville, FL locals came in just fine on 77 in SD. In English...
Dutch_12078 11/25/15 09:03am Technology Corner
RE: Another Ready Break Question

The ReadyBrake add-on unit adds about a foot to your tow bar length. If your cables have that much extra stretch in them you should be fine.
Dutch_12078 11/25/15 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for thos using Ready Brake

Like Dale, I have the toad brake indicator LED wired to the toad brake switch for a more accurate reading. That's actually the way the older units were designed to work. I also installed a turnbuckle in the brake actuator cable on the tow bar for easy adjustment.
Dutch_12078 11/24/15 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toileting and the overnight stay

I think Bsinmich is addressing the folks who are saying to "just put water in the tank and use the toilet". Many of the comments on this thread are completely ignoring the issue of weather when they say "put water in the tank and use the toilet". Your posts are not ignoring that issue. I will add that choosing to camp in the Sierras for a few days is not the same as having to deal with those freezing temps just to get from your home to another location with non-freezing nights. Californian's (myself included) are fortunate in that they can enjoy non-freezing nights without having to travel for hundreds of miles. I posted that we fill up the fresh tank and use all systems normally in our coach when we leave our upstate NY cottage in January. That's a long way from, and usually a lot colder than, California.
Dutch_12078 11/24/15 06:21am Beginning RVing
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

Dutch_12078 11/24/15 06:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Tank Coupling is stuck!

Use a wrench on the valve side to counteract the force applied to the POL nut before applying more force with a handle extension.
Dutch_12078 11/23/15 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AT&T, and 30 gigs for $150/month

Would you seriously consider paying $150 per month for that? The price doesn't strike me as outrageous for unlimited home phone service and 30GB 4G/LTE Internet. The portability factor makes it a bit limiting for travelers, but it is doable.
Dutch_12078 11/23/15 06:13am Technology Corner
RE: Toileting and the overnight stay

We leave our upstate NY cottage in early January with our coach's fresh tank full and all systems in normal operation. The heat from the furnace that's passed to the wet bay keeps the pump and waste tanks from freezing before we reach warmer weather on our way south. The fresh tank is under the bed, so that's not a freezing concern either. We've overnighted in temps as low as -4 deg.F with no freezing problems.
Dutch_12078 11/22/15 05:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Real cost of full timing

Many fulltimers manage quite nicely on a third of that or less.
Dutch_12078 11/21/15 07:58pm Full-time RVing
RE: Old Weldex Monitor and camera

When I upgraded our coach to a new dual color camera and monitor system, I installed the working B/W system I removed at a disabled neighbor's house so she could see who was at the door before opening it. Her son supplied the 12-volt power supply and helped with the installation.
Dutch_12078 11/21/15 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you identify this for me?

The bobcats native to the Nantahala National Forest area of NC don't always have prominent spots. Given the poor lighting, that cat very much appears to one of them. http://www.bryantbaitandtackle.com/Wild_032_op_744x595.jpg width=450
Dutch_12078 11/21/15 05:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flexible Hose For Water Pump

I used a replacement shower head hose as a flexible connection to my pump to reduce the noise. Standard 1/2" pipe threads work perfectly with it. Amazon has them in various lengths, and I used a 40" one.
Dutch_12078 11/21/15 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: How high can we count in images with numbers in them?

Dutch_12078 11/21/15 10:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Thanksgiving

Our holiday shopping gets done primarily online, so yes, we might browse through Amazon's deals to see if there's anything we want while we're relaxing after dinner on Thursday. Go to an actual store? Heck no!
Dutch_12078 11/21/15 09:57am Around the Campfire
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