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RE: Base plate broke

Why is it every time I read one of these baseplate or towbar failure posts. here or on other RV sites, it's always a Blue OX product? I have never seen one that detailed a Demco or Roadmaster failure..... I've seen failures posted of all three brands, but you're right, Blue Ox seems to dominate. Then again, as you wander around various campgrounds, check out the toads and see how many Blue Ox setups you see compared to the others. The Blue Ox easily removed twist-lock horn setup is very popular due to the almost invisible look when not towing.
Dutch_12078 06/26/17 10:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Converting 30 Amp Ext. Cord To Hook To 50 Amp TT

Dutch, what I previously stated was that being I am a heart patient, I have to insure that I am equipped to go to bed at night hooked to shore power. If I return and our power cord has grown legs, I will have another. I "cannibalized" this cord for our last TT about seven years ago. It no longer has a use in this configuration, so on Amazon I have ordered what you and Lantley have mentioned for just over $26.00 delivered. I asked my initial question just to see if I could get some assistance rather than me later saying OOPS! Good thinking then, and just be careful of the wiring. It will work fine done as I described earlier, albeit with the standard 30 amp total current draw limitations that I'm sure you're well aware of.
Dutch_12078 06/26/17 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: Health issues on the road

Most health insurance policies include ER and sometimes urgent care coverage anywhere in the US. And many have provisions for "out of plan" coverage, usually at higher co-pays. Out of the country coverage can be dicey though...
Dutch_12078 06/26/17 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Switching to 4-flat towing

We use and like Blue Ox base plates, but we much prefer our ReadyBrute/ReadyBrake Elite combination tow bar/brake system over the other choices. The aluminum all-terrain tow bar is rated at 8,000 lbs, and the built in ReadyBrake brake system is a simple mechanical setup with few potential failure points and NO electronics. Hooking up the brake system is as simple as snapping a clip on a cable eyelet.
Dutch_12078 06/26/17 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converting 30 Amp Ext. Cord To Hook To 50 Amp TT

My read of the OP is that "time2roll" has it right, and what the OP wants is basically a long 30 amp/50 amp dogbone adapter with the appropriate 50 amp Marinco style connector for his TT, mainly for use as an emergency spare in case his primary 50 amp cord is stolen. Kent and time2roll also have the connections right, in that the single 30 amp hot leg would connect to both of the 50 amp Marinco's hot terminals. The cord would be connected to the TT and plugged into the 30 amp park power outlet. They sell/ make a 30 amp male to 50 amp twist RV cord. No need to fabricate one unless you have access to free wire the twist lock end is expensive. He already has an extra 30 amp cord from his previous 30 amp TT. He just needs the 50 amp end for it. I understand that he already has 30 amp extension cord but why cannibalize it? It can still be used as a 30 amp extension cord if he needs it. He could by the end. For $60.00.50 amp twist lock https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/z7AAAOSwmrlU1CPz/s-l500.jpg Or he could just buy it already made up for $15.00 more30 amp male to 50 amp twist RV power cord Ok, at those price points, I'll agree with you...
Dutch_12078 06/25/17 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: WeBoost 4G-X RV Cell Siginal Booster

The requirement to have your devices within a couple of feet of the inside antenna is one of the reasons we switched to a Maximum Signal Max Amp RV from a WeBoost Drive 4G-M. The Max Amp RV by design uses an inside antenna that covers our entire coach. The Max Amp has also gotten us solid 4G/LTE signals where the WeBoost either got 3G only or no signal at all.
Dutch_12078 06/25/17 05:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Roadside Assistance Coach Net vs. Safe Ride Motor Club

Price wise, after the first year, CN and SafeRide are about the same price when you include the required FMCA membership fee with the Saferide fee. In checking the SafeRide website, I don't see any mention of the 24/7 phone tech support that CN includes for appliance and other user repairable RV related items, ot their other RV specific features. The tech support can be pretty handy when your furnace quits at 2AM and it's 20℉ outside.
Dutch_12078 06/25/17 05:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Hopper upgrade

My upgrade went smooth as silk and is now integrated with Alexa. Now I can just sit back and bark a channel to Alexa and she will change it. My two Hoppers w/Slings and a Joey are scheduled for the new CUI update on the 27th. I sure hope everything goes smoothly!
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 06:37pm Technology Corner
RE: KOA membership

Besides the 10% discount, you also accumulate points with each stay that can be used for free stays, etc. The discount combined with the points makes the pay back faster than it would be with just the discount. Our points alone more than pay for our membership renewals each year.
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 06:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I could get used to this. Am I the only one?

Since our RV is our home, we don't go through those "withdrawal" pains in the winter anymore, but I surly do remember how great it was when we could start taking trips again in the spring! Now we call a few days or a week or so at our Adirondack get away cottage once in awhile our "vacation"... ;)
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2006 Damon (Ford F53) differential fluid change madness

My 2001 F53 Owners Manual says the differential is lubed for life with a full synthetic. "Your vehicle’s rear axle is filled with a synthetic rear axle lubricant and is considered lubricated for life. These lubricants do not need to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. The axle lubricant should be changed any time the rear axle has been submerged in water."
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Converting 30 Amp Ext. Cord To Hook To 50 Amp TT

My read of the OP is that "time2roll" has it right, and what the OP wants is basically a long 30 amp/50 amp dogbone adapter with the appropriate 50 amp Marinco style connector for his TT, mainly for use as an emergency spare in case his primary 50 amp cord is stolen. Kent and time2roll also have the connections right, in that the single 30 amp hot leg would connect to both of the 50 amp Marinco's hot terminals. The cord would be connected to the TT and plugged into the 30 amp park power outlet. They sell/ make a 30 amp male to 50 amp twist RV cord. No need to fabricate one unless you have access to free wire the twist lock end is expensive. He already has an extra 30 amp cord from his previous 30 amp TT. He just needs the 50 amp end for it.
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Patriot Braking System heading to hospital this morning.

A hard drive in an auxiliary brake system??? It seems to me that much complexity is just asking for trouble. With all those problems, maybe it's time to think about doing something different. Our ReadyBrute/ReadyBrake system, for instance, is approaching 10 years in service with zero problems. We have the combined tow bar and brake system, but the standalone version is just as effective. It's a simple mechanical system that works quite well, and NO electronics! ;)
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 11:13am Dinghy Towing
RE: informed delivery

... Looks like Informed Delivery will be available right on My USPS - no emailing necessary. And - they have an app for that. :) Informed Delivery is available on My USPS and from the USPS app now, but I still like getting the emails instead of remembering to check the app or site. I also like the My USPS update text messages when I have a package coming.
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 07:43am Technology Corner
RE: Converting 30 Amp Ext. Cord To Hook To 50 Amp TT

... Currently, I am hooked to a 30 amp box, using an adapter to hook to my 50 amp system. Once I get my conversion parts here, I will get out the ohms meter and starting at the 30 amp male plug, I will check to see what leads correspond to the terminals on the plug-in terminals, then hook the wires where indicated. I can't forsee any use for that additional wire. Could I be looking at that wrong? Your 30 amp cord has 3 wires, black (hot), white (neutral), and green (ground). The 50 amp Marinco style connector that fits your TT has 4 connections, 2 hots, 1 neutral, and 1 ground. Connect the 30 amp cord's ground and neutral wires to their respective terminals, and the hot wire to one of the 2 hot terminals with a jumper to the second hot terminal. Now you have the very long 30/50 amp spare cord/adapter you want.
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Converting 30 Amp Ext. Cord To Hook To 50 Amp TT

My read of the OP is that "time2roll" has it right, and what the OP wants is basically a long 30 amp/50 amp dogbone adapter with the appropriate 50 amp Marinco style connector for his TT, mainly for use as an emergency spare in case his primary 50 amp cord is stolen. Kent and time2roll also have the connections right, in that the single 30 amp hot leg would connect to both of the 50 amp Marinco's hot terminals. The cord would be connected to the TT and plugged into the 30 amp park power outlet.
Dutch_12078 06/24/17 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: AT&T Unlimited LTE Hotspot $20 without AT&T phones

Anyone have any idea of where I can download a USB driver for the Mobility? Google or ZTE site not much help lots of drivers but none for Mobility I was going to download a cell phone USB driver but don't know. I would like to connect to USB port the computer sees it but says no driver for ZTE Mobility. AT&T/ZTE never intended the Mobley to be used for tethering, so I'm not surprised they keep any drivers restricted. It'll be interesting to see if you or anyone else turns up one that works though. Let us know how you make out...
Dutch_12078 06/23/17 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Senior pass increase

Isn't it great that we are charged to go see public land. You don't think that those of us that use the land should pay more to maintain it than those folks that don't use it?
Dutch_12078 06/23/17 11:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Senior pass increase

And it will still be good deal even at the higher rate.
Dutch_12078 06/23/17 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: informed delivery

Does that mean the USPS photographs every piece of mail I get? While an interesting service, it raises some privacy concerns. Sounds ripe for data mining. This is really nothing new. The USPS, FEDEX, and UPS have been photographing letters and packages for sorting purposes for years. The only part that's new is linking your first class mail photos to your email address for notification purposes. The data has been there right along...
Dutch_12078 06/22/17 06:43pm Technology Corner
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