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RE: At the CG do you mainly use the CG showers or your RV's?

My wife and I both love our RV shower with it's variable needle spray telephone shower head, but when we're on no water and/or sewer sites at state or federal parks, we will use their facilities at times if they're up to our standards of cleanliness.
Dutch_12078 10/20/17 09:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Quadra BigFoot fire danger

Thanks for the updates! There's a lot of peace of mind in those two posts... ;)
Dutch_12078 10/20/17 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: NY EZ-Pass - watch out!

This happened to me once and EZ pass refunded my money without any problems. X2... It's happened twice to me, and the refunds were no hassle and quickly applied to my account. Now I double bag them in the signal blocking bags that E-ZPass supplies before returning them.
Dutch_12078 10/20/17 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: If you know anyone with land, tell them to build an Rv Park

You need more than land to build a quality RV park. With sites costing upwards of $50,000 each to develop the sites and supporting infrastructure, and a pretty long term ROI, they're not usually an attractive investment from a purely business standpoint in today's economy.
Dutch_12078 10/20/17 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quadra BigFoot fire danger

Is this an issue only with relatively recent installations? I've never heard of it before, and with thousands of Bigfoot jacks in use for many years, it seems that it would have cropped up before this.
Dutch_12078 10/19/17 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: PPL Texas customers

For years I read about how great PPL was, so I wanted to check them out. I was not overly impressed with a few of their units. They are resellers like so many other RV places. I would not go out of my way if you have a good local RV sales place that you know does good honest business. If not, then take a look at PPL. Apparently you're not familiar with what PPL primarily does. They are a consignment agency, not a "reseller". I understand they do sometimes buy used units under certain conditions and resell them, but that's a very small part of their business. By far, the majority of their business is brokering RV's owned by other people, something they do quite well by most accounts from people that both bought and sold through them. As said, they also have a very large RV parts business, both in store and online, with very competitive prices.
Dutch_12078 10/19/17 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New A/C's cheaper from sites other than camping world...

Assuming the same model numbers and shipping costs, the only difference is the amount the dealer puts in his pocket...
Dutch_12078 10/19/17 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I leave HDTV + Home theater in TT during winter?

Leave them in the TT unless there are security issues. Freezing whether will not bother them. TV's don't get to the stores in heated trucks...
Dutch_12078 10/19/17 07:15am Technology Corner
RE: Need input: RE: 2nd tank for gas generator "exercising"

I prefer to follow the generator manufacturer's recommendations when it comes to exercising it monthly. I like knowing it will start right up when needed without having to screw around with anything. When Onan says running it is needed to keep the slip rings clean and the windings dry, that's sufficient justification for me. As to the fuel tank, I want it full when the coach will sit for a time to minimize condensation buildup, and if it'll be sitting long enough I'll add Seafoam or now maybe the new CRC stabilizer that's formulated for ethanol laced fuel. That said, adding a small "test" tank for the generator, as the OP asked about, is not a bad idea, just not really necessary. Doing so would be a pretty simple project though.
Dutch_12078 10/19/17 05:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 amp outlet

The NEC allows six 6AWG THWN or THHN conductors in 1" PVC Schedule 40 conduit, and 5 in Schedule 80 PVC conduit. The chart linked below references the 2005 NEC, but the charts are the same in the 2017 edition. PVC Conduit Fill Table
Dutch_12078 10/18/17 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Helicopter inspecting power lines !

I can't tell what he's holding for sure, but it's pretty common for tower/line surveys like that to use high definition cameras and zoom lenses to capture structural details for later review on the ground. Before getting out of the helo, the use a special ground rod so the man getting off will not receive a possible lethal shock from static electricity. When landing, the skids ground the helo. Are you referring to the rod that's used to "bond on" to the live lines when doing maintenance? The video was obviously a survey flight, since the man in the door is not suited up for hands on line work.
Dutch_12078 10/18/17 11:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Vacant winter house: drain traps

Are you leaving the heat on? If not then pink stuff. If on vege oil. The house will be heated. Why veg. oil then? Thanks. The veg oil will lay on top of the water and help keep it from evaporating.
Dutch_12078 10/18/17 07:51am Snowbirds
RE: Vacant winter house: drain traps

At our upstate NY cottage, we do leave the heat on at a low (50℉) setting, but we also fill the traps with enough antifreeze to displace the water just in case the heat should go out during cold weather. We do monitor the inside temp from our phones, but it isn't always possible to get someone there quickly if needed.
Dutch_12078 10/18/17 07:50am Snowbirds
RE: Helicopter inspecting power lines !

I can't tell what he's holding for sure, but it's pretty common for tower/line surveys like that to use high definition cameras and zoom lenses to capture structural details for later review on the ground.
Dutch_12078 10/17/17 02:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

The third option, the breaker interlock, is exactly what I pictured in my mind. I believe I could do it myself, but just to be extra safe, I will hire an electrician to do it for me. I’d be surprised if you could get an electrician to do that sort of a job. It’s not legal because it’s potentially very dangerous. Please do it properly and install a transfer switch. A breaker interlock does the same thing as a transfer switch, and is legal. Exactly... The interlock doesn't allow the generator supply breaker to be turned on until the main line breaker is turned off, and vice versa.
Dutch_12078 10/17/17 06:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Social Security

The amount you receive is based on your highest 'n' number of quarters during your working life. I don't recall what the number is any more, so maybe someone else will jump in with that. If you're not earning anything, or at least as much as in the past, then the number they gave you should hold up. On edit: Ok, I got curious, so I looked it up. You need 40 quarters of eligible wages to qualify for a SS retirement benefit, but the benefit amount is based on a calculated average of your highest 35 years. So, in your case, as I said, the number they gave you should hold up, adjusted by any COL adjustments in the interim. Social Security Retirement Benefit Calculation
Dutch_12078 10/16/17 06:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Diesel more sluggish than gas?

With a gasser - learning other forms of communication while traveling would be Good advice. Why would that be? My Itasca gasser is so quiet that people phoning me don’t know I’m driving, they think I’m sitting at home. The wind noise is by far the loudest background noise, and it’s so muffled people can’t tell I’m going down the road at 65mph. Lumping all vehicles together is not just wrong, it’s silly. A base level pick up and a Caddy are both gassers, do you really think they ride the same and gave the same interior noise level? X2 - My wife and I have no problem conversing at normal levels while underway. Our V-10 does get louder pulling a steep grade, but it's still not loud enough to need any sort of "other form of communication". About the only time we might speak up a bit is when the radio is playing a favorite song and one of us cranked the volume up.
Dutch_12078 10/16/17 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Decisions decisions

There are thousand of women driving over the road tractor-trailers, and there's no reason you can't manage a travel trailer, whether 5'ver or bumper pull as well. All it takes is practice, just like any other driving skill. That said, a Class C or A does take less skill to back up, since it doesn't bend in the middle. ;)
Dutch_12078 10/16/17 05:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: replaced wipers for $3.88 each

I'm using 26" Rain-X blades so they are a bit more expensive, but I agree the small amount of modification it took to adapt them to the bolt on saddles on my wiper arms was well worth the cost savings.
Dutch_12078 10/16/17 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best cell company for internet useage(mostly)

We have an unlimited 4G/LTE "Connected Car" plan from AT&T that costs $20/month. We're currently in rural VT enjoying the changing color of the foliage, and I just ran a speed test. http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6711953233.png
Dutch_12078 10/16/17 11:35am Technology Corner
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