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RE: Do all Class A gas MHs have generators in the back?

Not all campgrounds have shorepower available. The NYS parks run by the Dept of Environmental Conservation (mostly in the Adirondacks) for instance, do not, while the ones run by the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (the rest of the state) typically do, including some with FHU's. Nationally, some national park, Forest Service, and BLM campgrounds do not include shorepower.
Dutch_12078 10/30/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DST ends on Nov 2nd

From the timeanddate.com link, even Ben Franklin's concept of DST was about savings, not farming: "American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin is often credited with being the inventor of DST, even though it was never put into practice in his lifetime. In his 1784 essay “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” he proposed the idea, although a little jokingly, to economize the use of candles by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead."
Dutch_12078 10/30/14 06:36am Around the Campfire
RE: getting your mail while moving around

Full time RV'ers often use their mail forwarding service address as their domicile address for vehicle registrations, driver's licenses, income taxes, voter registration, health insurance, etc. Domicile use typically requires a valid street address, not a PO box. Just offering a scanning service doesn't begin to scratch the surface of many RV'ers mail handling needs. Here's a link to one of the larger mail forwarding services that many full-time RV'ers and boaters use. Check out the services they offer... http://www.sbimailservice.com/
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 06:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: How much are you driving your Toad?

We drive our toad for many more miles than we do our coach.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 06:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: Generator noise under bed

BTW: If you read the Cummins/Onan warranty you will find out that the use of a third party exhaust system voids the generator's factory warranty. My Onan warranty expired years ago, but I wouldn't be concerned anyway. Onan themselves sell exhaust extensions that are more restrictive than the Gen-turi.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 06:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do all Class A gas MHs have generators in the back?

The genny in our Coachmen gasser is midship, and the one in our Landau gasser is at the left rear. There is no hard and fast rule about genny placement, other than the front being otherwise occupied.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes

I wonder if those 50 year old surplus Russian rocket engines came with a warranty... :R
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 05:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dale Jr wins Martinsville and gets his first clock !

Dutch this championship is supposed to award winning but some of the front runners going into the chase were eliminated only because of not winning soon enough in the chase. I didn't say I like this new format... :W Even back in the old days, before the constantly changing Chase formats, it wasn't about winning, it was about getting the most points. It was always mathematically possible to win the cup without ever winning a race. The money was always about winning though.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 05:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Base Plates

Adventure RV has Blue Ox base plates for about $380 for most models. They also offer free shipping sometimes. For auxiliary braking, I recommend the simple, low cost, ReadyBrake System. If you haven't bought a tow bar yet, the ReadyBrute Elite is an excellent 8,000 lb rated all-terrain aluminum tow bar that has the ReadyBrake system built into it. That combination plusa Blue Ox base plate has worked well for us for over 40,000 miles towing two different toads.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 10:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: Seat Belts

I know this will run against the grain of the culture of safety at any cost, but how many school busses have seat belts? How many school buses are built as flimsily as most motorhomes?
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator noise under bed

If I need 120V electric at night, I will find a campground. I do not feel comfortable running a gas generator while I sleep due to carbon monoxide poisoning. We've run our generator 24/7 during power outages, and the display on the bedroom CO detector has never moved off zero. We do use a Gen-turi though, to route the exhaust above the coach roof.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toilette tissue

I would really like to see a logical explanation of what possible difference it makes whether a TP breaks down in less than 1 minute, versus one that breaks down in 5 minutes. A facial tissue that may not breakdown at all, I can understand being a potential issue with sensors, macerators, etc.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: New Sensor 4 w/ new pro sensor

I don't pay for HD on satellite, but sad that HD is free on OTA tv, and Sat makes you pay !:) Thanks all. What's sad is that the OTA channels can make the sat and cable providers pay to carry them, giving them more viewers so they can charge higher ad rates. But that's a discussion for a different thread.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 06:37am Technology Corner
RE: Generator noise under bed

Our 5.5KW Onan is mounted partly under the bed, but we don't have any trouble sleeping with it running. The steady hum just adds some white noise. The bedroom furnace fan is louder than the generator. I haven't tried it without the Gen-turi exhaust redirector installed though. That might make a difference.
Dutch_12078 10/29/14 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dale Jr wins Martinsville and gets his first clock !

How come during knock out / tournament / elimination / style chase off or race off - for the cup that there are still 43 cars on the track? How come it is NOT those who actually qualified for the chase - that race?????? How can Dale JR win when he was eliminated?????????????????? Why can't Sprint Cup Racing be more fun to watch like Camping World Truck Series? Really great to see Tony Stewart in the top 5 again, now if Tony could only hire Darian Grubb back for next season. Congrats to Jr. Mike. You mean you didn't notice that there were two races going on at the same time on the same track? Junior only won one of them. The other race won't have a winner until Homestead.
Dutch_12078 10/28/14 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Millenicom Customer Accounts Acquired by Verizon

After an hour wait, I was able to get through to a VZW CSR that was faniliar with the Millenicom changeover. The bad news is that the $10/month discount from the $100/mo 20GB plan for a 1-year contract is no longer offered. In light of that, I did sign up at the $100 month to month rate, with $8/GB for overages. Plus taxes of course. All in all, I think it not the worst deal, although I had hoped for better. I do like the per GB overage charge though, rather than the 20GB "use it or lose it" add-on option that Millenicom offered. We typically only need 2 or 3GB to finish out the billing cycle, and this plan is a bit cheaper than using our Straight Talk 3G hotspot to fill in the gap.
Dutch_12078 10/28/14 03:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Low Clearance Alerts?

Ok what would everyone do in this situation You are driving down the freshly paved road the sign, gps, map book all say 13' 6"???:S I wouldn't even slow down, since it's highly unlikely they added 18" of fresh pavement. :W Usually, repaving an underpass involves removing the old pavement for some distance, so there's virtually no change in the clearance. There may also be a safety margin built into the number posted unless the sign says "Actual" or similar.
Dutch_12078 10/28/14 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: All I wanna know...

We make a pot of coffee in our low cost Mr Coffee in the evening and store it in a thermal "Airpot" carafe for morning. It's still plenty hot enough in the morning, and easily keeps us going while a fresh pot brews.
Dutch_12078 10/28/14 02:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: All I wanna know...

X2 on the plain old basic Mr Coffee. We've used one for years with no problems. Even when we won't or can't use the generator when off shorepower, we still use the Mr Coffee by heating water on the stove and pouring it into the grounds basket of the open coffee maker.
Dutch_12078 10/28/14 06:57am Around the Campfire
RE: water line, installing a T fitting??

Not sure why you want the T. Most toilets have a sprayer that actuates by partially depressing the foot valve. If yours does not, follow previous recommendations. On our Thetford Style Plus toilet, and a number of others, pressing the foot pedal halfway opens the valve to add water to the bowl, but doesn't send much pressure to the optional spray head. Pressing the foot flush valve all the way sends the full pressure to the bowl and the sprayer.
Dutch_12078 10/28/14 06:45am Tech Issues
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