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RE: Breakaway car

Wow! That was sure an unpleasant surprise I'm sure. I noticed in the shot of the front bumper/base plate, that the Roadmaster base plate apparently does not have the safety cables back to the frame that Blue Ox supplies with their base plates. I think that would have led to much less drama in this situation, since the car would not have completely broken away.Not a Roadmaster, .. looks like a Demco. I stand corrected. Apparently Demco doesn't supply the supplemental safety cables either.
Dutch_12078 01/27/15 12:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Sattalite TV

Particularly on the east coast, the Winegard Pathway X2 is a much better choice for Dish satellite service. The X2 is capable of receiving both the Dish eastern and western arc satellites, increasing your aiming options, and it also has a larger reflector than the Tailgater or Cube, making it less effected by rain fade. The X2 also handles two receivers, compared to one for the Tailgater.
Dutch_12078 01/27/15 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Breakaway car

Wow! That was sure an unpleasant surprise I'm sure. I noticed in the shot of the front bumper/base plate, that the Roadmaster base plate apparently does not have the safety cables back to the frame that Blue Ox supplies with their base plates. I think that would have led to much less drama in this situation, since the car would not have completely broken away.
Dutch_12078 01/27/15 07:52am Dinghy Towing
RE: How's the weather in Florida ?

We're about a mile north of the Florida line for the next few days before heading further south, and today was sunny and warm all day. Sure beats the foot of snow our kids in Upstate NY are expecting.
Dutch_12078 01/25/15 06:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: 3 feet of snow

Our kids in Upstate NY told us not to send them any more weather reports from the south, they'll be too busy shoveling snow to read them. :B They're only supposed to get a foot or so though...
Dutch_12078 01/25/15 05:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: pet sitters?

We can leave our dog in the coach for at least 8 hours if necessary. We just make sure she gets a long walk before we go and has fresh water. When we know we'll be gone for several hours, we usually leave a cell number with a neighbor and ask them to call us if there's any problems. Our dog is used to it though, since she's lived in RV's with us for most of her 15 year life. At her age, mostly she just sleeps even when we're there. I have seen some RV parks that offer dog walking services though, and the staff may also know of a local kennel or vet that offers "doggie day care" for their guests.
Dutch_12078 01/25/15 06:38am Full-time RVing
RE: Propane compartment help

Is there a mud flap behind the front wheel? If not, add one to cut down on the water spray. The propane compartment must be well ventilated in case of any leakage, so sealing up your other compartments as they should be would be your next step. A layer of window screening could be used I suppose, to close in the bottom of the propane compartment though. That would at least deflect some of the water and break up the rest into more of a mist without compromising the ventilation.
Dutch_12078 01/25/15 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ready Brute

I think the fellow with the View either hasn't learned how to properly adjust the cable per the instructions that came with it or the installation was not done correctly. In 40,000 plus miles of towing two different toads with our ReadyBrute Elite tow bar, I've only found a need to adjust the cable a few times early on due until the initial stretching was stabilized. I added a turnbuckle to our setup to make it a simple process to fine tune the cable length. If the cable is too tight to easily unclip when unhooking, then it's not adjusted correctly. There should be a small amount of slack in the cable. The ReadyBrute Elite has a preload spring built into it, and the dash indicator light in the coach should not come on in downhill or light braking situations.
Dutch_12078 01/24/15 08:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Who's Looking Out for Our Interests?

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Dutch_12078 01/24/15 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: I guess my post was removed?

"Political and religious posts, pictures, links, signatures etc. are not allowed in these forums and may be removed without notice or discussion." And if that rule doesn't cover it, this one does: "We reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason." Forum Rules
Dutch_12078 01/24/15 09:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Internet on the road

I think that for the minimal amount of time you want to spend on the internet, you may want to head over to Walmart and talk with the Straight Talk people, back where they sell cell phones. You would need to buy their mobile hotspot and also a (refillable) data plan. They will be about the cheapest around BUT it will not be the fastest speed. Tim Straight Talk is now selling mobile hotspots using either Verizon or AT&T's 4G LTE service. The slower 3G hotspots are fading fast. Maybe this varies by service area. When I put in my zip code, they only show a 3G hotspot. They do show 4G for tablets. I wish they would support a USB modem. Strange, but yes, it appears they've discontinued the Verizon and AT&T 4G hotspots they were selling towards the end of last year. I looked at them closely while comparing costs in relation to the Millenicom 20GB/mo plan being dropped. I ended up going with Verizon direct at $100/mo for the same 20GB/mo no-contract plan, a $10/mo increase. The UMX 3G hotspot that Straight Talk still lists is ok, but I found the lack of an external antenna port a bit limiting in remote areas. I still keep one around though, as a backup in case our 4G hotspot and USB modem fails.
Dutch_12078 01/24/15 06:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Internet on the road

I think that for the minimal amount of time you want to spend on the internet, you may want to head over to Walmart and talk with the Straight Talk people, back where they sell cell phones. You would need to buy their mobile hotspot and also a (refillable) data plan. They will be about the cheapest around BUT it will not be the fastest speed. Tim Straight Talk is now selling mobile hotspots using either Verizon or AT&T's 4G LTE service. The slower 3G hotspots are fading fast.
Dutch_12078 01/23/15 04:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Inexpensive Hearing Aids

My hearing aids came from hi HealthInnovations, a United Health Group company. They retail for about $800 each, but with my zero premium UHC Medicare advantage plan, the co-pay is less than half that. I fully agree with the previous posters, if you need hearing aids, GET THEM. Wear them, get used to them, and you won't be sorry in the long run. My BTE aids typically go in/on first thing in the morning and don't normally come off/out until near bedtime. When I got my first pair I couldn't believe how many sounds I had been missing.
Dutch_12078 01/23/15 04:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Any hints to score a reservation on Recreation.gov

I checked availability the night prior and found several sites already taken. I asked the reservations folks how this could be? They had no idea. What a sad joke on us I've found sites at various state parks at times that were shown as taken, were actually being held temporarily for maintenance or upgrades.
Dutch_12078 01/22/15 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: App for Propane Refill Prices in US

The price I pay for propane for our upstate NY cottage is based on the current spot market wholesale price plus a fixed markup determined by our average annual usage. Our last 250 gallon top off was at $1.64/gallon. The local cylinder refill station in the area gets about $3/gallon currently.
Dutch_12078 01/21/15 08:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: clue me in

Why not just register there in advance of the move? At the residence you are moving to.. Work it out with the current occupants there as to mail and such. Well, the OP claims to have left the thread, but he also mentioned early on that he has not picked out a house in MT yet.You don't have to Own a house to be a resident, he can rent. Do you expect him to rent a place he can't check out before he gets there? There are other options of course, that would give him an address to use until he gets settled in.
Dutch_12078 01/21/15 06:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: clue me in

Let me see if I understand.... YOu live in CT now, you are going to get the motor home and almost immed move to MT... Why not just register at the new address? Then you can finish up the transfer of citizenship when you get there? Why spend the money to set up an LLC? NOTE: the LLC tax dodge can come back to bite you .. But if you are moving there, WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS (you said a few), Why not just register there in advance of the move? At the residence you are moving to.. Work it out with the current occupants there as to mail and such. Well, the OP claims to have left the thread, but he also mentioned early on that he has not picked out a house in MT yet.
Dutch_12078 01/20/15 05:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: help me choose new towbar

Our ReadyBrute Elite combined all-terrain tow bar and brake system from NSA RV has served us quite well for the past six years or so. We use a Blue Ox base plate on our RAV4. With the tow eyes removed (a simple pull and twist) when we're not towing, the attachment points are almost invisible. There is also a ReadyBrute model without the brake system at a lower cost. The tow bar is all aluminum and rated at 8,000 lbs.
Dutch_12078 01/20/15 07:37am Dinghy Towing
RE: clue me in

The Montana LLC situation arises when the LLC owner brings the RV into their domicile state for longer than that state's laws allow without registering it in that state. For example, if you register your RV via a Montana LLC and then bring it to your Massachusetts home to store it for the winter. If/when Mass. notices the Montana plates and that it has been there longer than the 30 day limit then they will investigate and cite you if warranted.
Dutch_12078 01/20/15 07:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Replacing antenna

Hi For anyone interested the new Rayzar was reviewed an tested against an old Batwing antenna. Here is the Review I note that in the comparison, they did not use the available Wingman and SensarPro signal booster add-ons, and the Batwing still beat the Rayzar.
Dutch_12078 01/20/15 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
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