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RE: flordia snow birds heading north

We'll be running I77 up to Ft Chiswell on Saturday as we're slowly making our way north for our spring visit to our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Hopefully the snow will all melt before we get there. I'd really hate to have to shovel out our site!
Dutch_12078 03/20/18 06:03pm Snowbirds
RE: You can't make this up...got to laugh!

The tornado watch expired here in Edisto Beach, SC a little while ago, but we're still getting some brief thunderstorms. It hailed earlier today, but no snow with temps around 70. We left Crooked River in St Mary's yesterday, and at least got to drive up here in good weather. It's going to get colder now though, with a front coming through. It still beats the storm they're getting up north though! I hope all goes well and you're back on the road quickly...
Dutch_12078 03/20/18 05:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Winegard X1 Pathway Satellite

The western arc is viewable in all but the very northeast corner of the US, although at a lower elevation than the eastern arc as you move east. Being limited to the western arc will cut down on your aiming opportunities on treed sites, etc. In the areas you indicate, you should be ok in most locations, but likely not all. Having both eastern and western arc capability for our manually aimed 1000.4 dish, we have never been on a site in any of over a hundred parks yet where we couldn't get satellite signal. It did take most of the 200' of coax we carry a few times though. Your X1 likely won't work well that far out.
Dutch_12078 03/20/18 02:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Can water heater run while towing? Here's why . . .

1. The flame on the water heater will blow out. 2. If the underbelly is well insulated, have you thought about installing 1 or 2 12 volt 40 watt light bubes to use as heaters. Two light bubes came with my solar system from Harbor Freight so I assume they have replacement bubes. Or even a small 12 volt heater/fan. While driving down the road the 12 volt batteries will stay charged. 3. If not well insulated the 50 MPH "wind chill" will take a lot of heat from the underbelly. 1. Maybe, but ours has never blown out when we've turned the water heater on 30-45 minutes before arriving at our site. 2. I'd think 12-volt tank heater pads made for the purpose would be a better choice that would more evenly distribute the heat. 3. "Wind chill" does not affect inanimate objects, although wind will increase the heat transfer from the warmer object. It will not though, reduce the temperature below ambient as wind chill will on exposed skin.
Dutch_12078 03/20/18 02:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Uber 'autonomous' car kills women

OR, imagine the situation where the computer-commanded driver is driving your big motorhome to a vacation destination, going 70 mph down the freeway and BOOM, a front tire has a blowout! Is the computer programmed to step on the throttle, or is it programmed to follow more sensible procedure? But the more "sensible procedure" in this situation IS to step on the throttle to maintain control...
Dutch_12078 03/20/18 10:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Uber 'autonomous' car kills women

It appears likely in this case that the accident might have occurred regardless of who or what was in control. I wonder though, with future similar events with no backup driver on board, and they will occur just as they do now with human drivers, will the system be aware enough to stop and report the event?
Dutch_12078 03/20/18 10:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Property tax payment

Property tax on an RV? Move! Yeah, even NY hasn't caught on to that one yet! ;)
Dutch_12078 03/19/18 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: flordia snow birds heading north

Well, we went as far as St Mary's, GA for a week, and now we're near Charleston, SC for another week, after that it'll be a few days here and there as we slowly wander north. We're quite willing to let the snow melt before we go north to see our kids, grand kids, and great grand kids.
Dutch_12078 03/19/18 05:50pm Snowbirds
RE: Escapees Forum?

Comes up for me: http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?act=idx It is scheduled to go down tomorrow for an upgrade/move to new servers and platform. Rob The upgrade is for the website. The forum is on a different server.
Dutch_12078 03/19/18 04:28pm Technology Corner
RE: 2016 Thor 22e Class C Entry Door Handle problem.

Take the broken latch bolt to a machine shop and ask them to make one like it from a stronger material such as one of the stainless steel alloys.
Dutch_12078 03/19/18 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Escapees Forum?

The website and the forum are on different servers. As I recall, the website server is in-house, and the forum server is outsourced. I haven't found any indication on the Escapees website, Facebook page, etc, as to what the problem might be or when it might be resolved.
Dutch_12078 03/18/18 07:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon 55 Plus Plan

Dutch Thanks for that, I am learning these things as I go and of course because of you guys, this forum is the best. Next time I will be a little farther ahead, but if this switch does indeed save us the $700 a year I will be a happy camper and believe the 3 days of aggravation was worth it. Keith For that kind of savings, yep, the aggravation should be worth it, Keith! ;)
Dutch_12078 03/18/18 07:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Scarey TV ad.

Wired ran an interesting article regarding autonomous aircraft last year: DON'T FREAK OVER BOEING'S SELF-FLYING PLANE—ROBOTS ALREADY RUN THE SKIES I found this part particularly eye opening: Asian carrier require pilots to use autopilot as much as possible. “Asiana prohibits the first officer from landing the plane by flying it, it must be automated,” says Moss. “The captain is prohibited from manually flying above 3,000 feet.”
Dutch_12078 03/18/18 06:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Verizon 55 Plus Plan

Keith VZW amd ATT use different technology, ATT phones don't work on Verizon ! what do you mean by 'unlock' do you mean 'porting' your phone number over to Verizon ? there are some phones that work on ALL systems but the 'carrier' has to approve Do you have a 'world' phone that works on all systems ? just put in the correct sim card The Verizon/Sprint CDMA vs AT&T/T-Mobile GSM voice compatibility problems of old are pretty much history now. Modern SIM equipped smart phones can usually be switched from carrier to carrier just by swapping SIM's unless the phone is coded ("locked") to only activate on a specific carrier. Once the phone is unlocked as allowed by FCC regulations, it will technically work on the other carriers networks, although there may limitations if the specific phone model does not support all the bands (frequencies) that the other carrier uses. If you already have an active account on the other carrier's system, you can simply remove the SIM from your current device and install it in the new like device. No notification is needed.
Dutch_12078 03/18/18 10:31am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon 55 Plus Plan

We have both AT&T and Verizon unlimited data hotspot services, and Tracfone/Verizon for our cellphone voice service. On the east coast, our AT&T data service has worked well about 90% of the time, with Verizon filling in the as needed. Where AT&T has been significantly stronger than Verizon, we use our VOIP service via WiFi from our cell phones to make and receive calls.
Dutch_12078 03/17/18 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Collapsable drinking water hose... yay or nay

The problem I see with these hoses is that you always have to deploy the entire length of the hose even when the water tap is only a few feet away. You can't leave most of it coiled up like a conventional hose.
Dutch_12078 03/17/18 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Acoma Sky City

We found it a nice low cost one night stop over. And it probably stayed low cost for us because we stayed out of the casino. ;)
Dutch_12078 03/16/18 06:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Easy to get a reset from DISH.

My Dish receivers haven't needed a reset sent in several years, but it's nice to know it's there if I need it...
Dutch_12078 03/16/18 03:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Water Back-flow Into The Fresh Water Tank

As far as I know, there is only one way into the Fresh Water Tank, (via the external fill port) and only one way out of the Fresh Water Tank, (via the water pump, first passing through the WP filter). There is also a vent, though it’s not likely to be a source of water. A city water tank fill setup is often just a valve controlled bypass around the pump that uses the tank outlet as an inlet.
Dutch_12078 03/15/18 06:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Scarey TV ad.

I mentioned the planes primarily in the context of human acceptance of automated transportation, but obviously air flight for the most part doesn't need the same precision of an autonomous surface vehicle. Then again a fifty foot variance can make a huge difference to several hundred lives when that 747 tries to land itself fifty feet lower than the actual runway surface.
Dutch_12078 03/15/18 05:24pm Around the Campfire
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