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RE: HOME EARLY

Some of the neighbors in the vicinity of our Adirondack vacation cottage can't tell the difference between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, so we don't stay "home" as it were for the weekend. Instead, we run the coach about 60 miles further north to a very private corporate woodlot where we can boondock with nothing more than the normal forest sounds around us. We hold one of only 3 lifetime camping permits that are still active out the 100 that were issued in the mid-60's. We haven't seen another camper in the area in years. Very peaceful and conducive to reflecting on the real meaning of the holiday.
Dutch_12078 05/29/16 04:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Fridge Questions

We replaced our failing 7.5 cu ft Norcold with a 10 cu ft Haier that was a near perfect fit. I gave the Norcold to a fellow RV'er that wanted to strip it for parts for his Norcold. Then he cut up the box and tossed the pieces in the park dumpster. I did save one of the Norcold racks and modified it to fit the Haier freezer. The new fridge fit through our door with about an inch to spare on each side. We could have taken the fridge doors off for even more room if needed.
Dutch_12078 05/29/16 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveling during overnight stops

Yes, we do level our coach with the toad connected. Our all-terrain tow bar doesn't care if it's level or not, making unhooking/rehooking easy if we should decide to drive the toad somewhere later on.
Dutch_12078 05/29/16 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pay as you go?

The prices went up in January folks...
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 08:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Using 2 sattelites antenas

I guess you learn something everyday. I thought the tailgater worked only with the 211 receiver. It does... The "Carryout GS2" is a similar Winegard automatic dish that can be permanently mounted or used as a portable unit, and works with multiple providers.
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 05:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Pay as you go?

What you see is what you pay, plus receiver/DVR fees and taxes. No sign up bonuses or discounts: www.mydish.com/upgrades/english-packages
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Memorial Day - Where are you camping?!

We're boondocking at a very private corporate woodlot in the Adirondacks. With only three of the original 100 lifetime camping permits still active, we haven't seen another camper here in years. Our two daughters joined us this morning and have their tent set up on the other side of our little clearing.
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 02:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Refrigerator tip over

Fridge mounted on Friday before long weekend? Residential refrigerators don't have top, nor side brackets for mounting, but do have strong floor frame where you can drill holes for bolts. I still think a piece of Styrofoam wedged on the top would be good idea. Hardware stores sell 'L' brackets that work quite well for anchoring the top of a fridge installed in an RV. I used the original Norcold bracket to anchor the bottom rear, but 'L' brackets would have worked well there also.
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Refrigerator tip over

When I installed my residential fridge to replace the failing RV fridge, I anchored it top and bottom. The minimum side, top, and bottom clearances in a standard residential kitchen installation are to insure adequate ventilation for the rear or bottom coils and compressor. In an RV replacement installation with the normal rear venting in place for an absorption fridge, those clearances are not needed. My fridge has zero clearance on the sides, and the small top and bottom clearances are blocked on the inside of the coach with wood trim.
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire pressure and blowouts

Tires rarely blow out due to over pressure. All vehicle tires are designed to operate well above the maximum cold pressure shown on the sidewall. The far more common tire failure cause is under inflation.This is also my understanding...however, the notion of what "cold pressure" is has been a source of interest. If you live in an area where the temperature varies wildly from day to day (like 30 degrees, or more), check your tire air pressure the day before the temperature is expected to drop those 30, or more, degrees, and then check again the next day after the temperature has dropped. I have seen a 10 psi drop under those circumstances...so, what is the correct "cold temp" reading? I agree, the cold setting can change as the ambient temperature changes, but the fact remains that modern tires in good shape are more than capable of handling the typical changes. My take would be the tires should be inflated to the proper pressure at the start of the travel day if temps are fluctuating that widely. Tires rarely need to inflated to the max though, unless the load range used is close to its maximum weight rating.
Dutch_12078 05/28/16 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

The reason the X2 goes to 72.7 for a two TV hookup is because that sat has the most HD channels on one sat. As Bill said, the X2 can only point to one sat at a time, just like all other domes. From the Pathway X2 tech specs page: (Scroll down for the X2 specs) "Multiple receivers must watch programming from the same satellite, Pathway X2 antenna receives programming from 1 satellite at a time and moves between satellites as needed."
Dutch_12078 05/27/16 06:37pm Technology Corner
RE: I wonder what happened???

Engine/driveline fires are the most common while underway. Hard to say if the blown tire was related to the origin or a result of the fire.
Dutch_12078 05/27/16 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVIA sticker

I have stayed at a campground that required you to have the RVIA seal, no seal no stayWhere? Legally, probably everywhere. In practice I doubt it's checked very often. There is no state or federal law requiring an RV to have an RVIA sticker. A park can require one of course, since it's their park and their rules. I have stayed at a couple of parks over the years with it in their rules, but no one has ever asked about it or looked for it at check in. While from a purely technical point of view, an "RVIA" sticker isn't required, the certification of compliance with the NFPA standards it represents IS required. If an RV manufacturer wished to have some other accredited body certify the vehicles compliance with the required minimum standards for life safety it would be acceptable. Please provide a link to any regulation that requires a "certification" that an RV meets NFPA standards. Even most RV's WITH an RVIA sticker are self-certified by the manufacturer, with only random checks by the RVIA inspectors. The NFPA does not set national or state standards for anything. Instead, they write standards that governments MAY adopt as written or may modify as they see fit. ANSI standards fall in the same category. NHTSA regulations and requirements for RV's and other highway vehicles, on the other hand, are codified in US law.
Dutch_12078 05/27/16 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Post that do not stick to subject

No different than what occurs on pretty much every other forum or newsgroup in existence. "Thread drift" is just a natural occurrence of a public discussion, whether it's online or around a campfire.
Dutch_12078 05/27/16 02:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: tire pressure and blowouts

Tires rarely blow out due to over pressure. All vehicle tires are designed to operate well above the maximum cold pressure shown on the sidewall. The far more common tire failure cause is under inflation.
Dutch_12078 05/27/16 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Doable or overly ambitious?

3500 miles in 8 days plus sight seeing? That sounds more like a marathon to me than a vacation. Family vacations are a lot more relaxing for everyone when getting there is almost as enjoyable as the destination. I suggest at least limiting the trip to one canyon or the other, not both.
Dutch_12078 05/26/16 09:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: 32 years ago today...

Congratulations!!! It's always great to here about others that have learned how to make it work over the long haul. A week from tomorrow my high school sweetheart and I will celebrate the 52 years since our wedding doing what we both love, living in our motorhome. We'll be spending the week at Pinewood Lodge Campground in Plymouth, MA, making the rounds of the better seafood restaurants, whale watching, etc. We saw the "Rock" the first time we came here some years ago, so no need to do that again... ;) Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Dutch_12078 05/26/16 07:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Removing the stove/oven

There is no electrical hookup to the stove, but you will need a cap or plug for the propane line after it's disconnected. If you're also removing a ventilation hood, the 12-volt wires can be cut and taped off.
Dutch_12078 05/26/16 05:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to get rid of bats

As said, wait until they're out and fill the gap. If the gap is needed for expansion or other movement, use a flexible foam filler. It's needed for drainage, use screening.
Dutch_12078 05/26/16 05:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: RVIA sticker

I have stayed at a campground that required you to have the RVIA seal, no seal no stayWhere? Legally, probably everywhere. In practice I doubt it's checked very often. There is no state or federal law requiring an RV to have an RVIA sticker. A park can require one of course, since it's their park and their rules. I have stayed at a couple of parks over the years with it in their rules, but no one has ever asked about it or looked for it at check in.
Dutch_12078 05/26/16 11:22am General RVing Issues
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