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RE: Dish portable dish.

Depending on the age and model of your in-motion dish, it may not work with the format changes Dish made several years ago. If you're considering buying one of the portable self-aiming "dome" dishes, the instructions that come with them are quite good at walking you through the initial setup. After that it's just a matter of placing the dish in a location with a clear view of the sky in the direction of the satellite arc(s) your dish supports. The Winegard Pathfinder X2 would be my first choice since it fully supports both satellite sets for maximum aiming opportunities.
Dutch_12078 01/15/22 03:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Anybody launching a boat with a Class A?

The lake where our family cottage is has 2 or 3 fishing tournaments each year that attract a number of pro and semi-pro fishermen. Several of them arrive in fairly high end motorhomes, and I've noticed that a few have a front hitch installed that they use for launching their boats. Others tow a stacker trailer with their boat on top and a pickup underneath they use for launching.
Dutch_12078 01/11/22 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

For a little perspective, we have 18 campground reservations from now until April, and none of them have shown the slightest interest in the age of our 21 year old Class A. I do know that two of them would care if we wanted to stay longer than 30 days, including one that runs a soft credit report and a criminal background check for longer stays.
Dutch_12078 01/08/22 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

Hydro-Flame's (Atwood/Dometic) Excalibur XT furnaces were supposed to be quieter and more efficient, but I don't see them listed any more.
Dutch_12078 01/08/22 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Android and Linux

The "kernel" in an operating system is basically the digital interface between the hardware and software, in other words the "heart" of the OS. Android uses the open source Linux kernel, customized for their needs. The most popular OS that's commonly referred to as "Linux" is actually the "GNU" operating system that uses the Linux kernel as well. Point of interest, the Windows WSL 2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux) runs on a custom version of the Linux kernel. Microsoft is a member of the Linux Foundation and also supports the Linux kernel security mailing list (a rather select community). Microsoft submits patches to the Linux kernel as it works to create a complete virtualization stack with Linux and the Microsoft hypervisor.
Dutch_12078 01/07/22 08:12pm Technology Corner
RE: First front tire blow out....

I do agree that what the OP did was ok, but getting back to the hand positions on the steering wheel, here's an interesting article that discusses the NHTSA's change from the previous "10 & 2" recommendation to a "9 & 3" recommendation. They also keeping our thumbs on top of the wheel instead of wrapping them around the wheel. That's something professional race drivers have known for many years to avoid dislocating or breaking their thumbs in wrecks when the wheel can spin forcefully. How To Hold Your Steering Wheel Properly
Dutch_12078 01/04/22 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

I'm a fulltimer and participate in other RV forums where the fulltimer community is much more active. If anything, I think the last couple of years have seen a significant increase in fulltimers, especially among the pre-retirement crowd. With so many working from home, a home that can be pretty much where ever you want it to be is certainly attractive.
Dutch_12078 01/03/22 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Raised toilet, what’s underneath

Did you replace a low profile toilet with a high profile one? The ones I've worked on usually had a toilet drain pipe that needed the height to run off at a downward angle to reach the black tank. With the flush valve open can you see straight down into the tank?
Dutch_12078 01/01/22 06:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: First front tire blow out....

NEVER . . . NEVER . . . NEVER Step on the brake with a front tire blowout. You step on the gas then work on slowing down without brakes. Most vehicles I have driven, the only way to disengage cruise control and maintain a grip on the wheel is tap brake or clutch pedal. Would be willing to bet the OP does not have the 2nd option The cruise controls on my F53 based motorhome are on the steering wheel within easy thumb reach while maintaining a grip on the wheel.
Dutch_12078 12/31/21 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storing With or Without Full Gas Tank

For a month, nothing need be done beyond storing it with a full tank. For longer term storage, add fuel stabilizer to the full tank and run the engines as you described.
Dutch_12078 12/29/21 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) --- Great add-on

RV and/or chassis manufacturers aren't going to add anything that costs extra unless the feds require it or the market demands it. I expect TPMS' will be offered as a factory or dealer installed option at some point first.
Dutch_12078 12/24/21 06:26pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Broke down on the road, what's your insurance experience?

I'm currently using the $22/year roadside service I get with my Progressive insurance. The one towing event I've had so far using it was quite positive, and would have been a "sign and go" experience except that the NY Thruway requires that roadside service must be dispatched by their own dispatchers using only providers with special permits. I did have to pay up front that time, but it only took a few days to get a complete reimbursement from Progressive.
Dutch_12078 12/21/21 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: BEV as a toad behind diesel pusher

A park would really frown on charging an EV. LOL. Maybe they could add a surcharge? No EV's are towable 4 down. The electric motors do not have a true neutral. Some RV parks are not frowning... KOA Campgrounds To Begin Installing EV Charging Stations
Dutch_12078 12/21/21 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: SeeLevel II tank monitoring system

Being able to reuse the original wiring when installing the sensors and display makes the job relatively easy as long as there's ready access to the tank walls. this part isn't so much of a concern as my camper I bought had no monitoring system whats so ever for batteries or holding tanks. so all the wiring I will have to run and such. the tanks are all exposed so easy to put the sensors on. my main concern was how well these lasted. Steve If your tanks are close enough together, one of the nice things about the SeeLevel II system is that you only need a single wire plus a ground point to connect all of the tanks except propane. The single wire can be daisy chained from one sensor to the next and on to the monitor. Each sensor is configured to identify the tank it's installed on. The propane tank does need its own wire though since it uses the OEM sending unit.
Dutch_12078 12/18/21 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: SeeLevel II tank monitoring system

I've installed and used a SeeLevel II tank level monitoring system on each of the three motorhomes we've owned since 2005. The reliability and accuracy of the percentage readings is far superior to the "Empty,1/3,2/3,Full" KIB type systems common to many RV's. The external sensors don't get clogged up or coated with anything to cause misreadings as the "screw through the tank wall" sensors can. Being able to reuse the original wiring when installing the sensors and display makes the job relatively easy as long as there's ready access to the tank walls. https://i.imgur.com/n3VKYI0l.jpg
Dutch_12078 12/16/21 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: WANTED -- "Special" Insulated Cup

What diameter and depth are your cup holders? Knowing that might help us give you better answers...
Dutch_12078 12/16/21 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crooker River SP, GA

One of our regular dinner stops when we're staying at Crooked River is the Ship2Shore restaurant in Kingsland. It's nicely casual dinning, the way we like it. Also, if you save your receipt and go back again within two weeks, one entree is half price. I can't help on taverns, but I'm sure the Navy boys next door at Kings Bay submarine base know where the best ones are... ;) Ship2Shore Restaurant
Dutch_12078 12/11/21 05:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camco Ven Geri GENERATOR EXHAUST EXTENSION KIT

If it worries you, just slap one of these on top... https://i.imgur.com/8e0fRGcl.jpg I assume you're joking since that would likely destroy the effectiveness of the GenTuri. The exhaust pressure drops pretty low when the hot gas expands from the smaller exhaust pipe to the larger plastic riser tube. The exhaust heat causes the exhaust/air mixture to travel up the tube with minimal pressure. The cap would likely just cause most of the hot exhaust to exit at the open bottom of the larger tube.
Dutch_12078 12/10/21 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: National Park Reservations

So, the other day, I booked reservations for Lassen NP online for spring. I noticed a new notification stating that you could not modify your reservation for 15 days. This was not there earlier this year when I booked the same campground for this past September (closed due to fires, so trip was cancelled). Has anyone noticed this with other National Parks? I think it will help. A friend booked her campsite, but got the wrong end date (five days too early). The system won't let her modify her dates until Dec 15. But her end date is available as of Dec 12. So, she can't slip in and extend her dates before others have a chance to book. In her case, I suggested she just book a new reservation on Dec 12 for her end date to the correct end date rather than wait to modify her existing reservation. She will still have to compete with others for the additional days which is fair. This was implemented to cut down on folks deliberately locking in popular sites early and then a week or so later changing to the dates they really want. Some folks making honest mistakes do get caught up by the policy, but the blames goes to those have been gaming the system.
Dutch_12078 12/10/21 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camco Ven Geri GENERATOR EXHAUST EXTENSION KIT

$133.00 for this kit. I need to know what happens when it rains hard using the generator? Has anyone owned one of these that would know? I've used a GenTuri for years including during a couple of very heavy tropical storms. The generator continued operating normally and any small amount of rain that entered the exhaust elbow was either blown back out or dried by the hot exhaust. No drain hole needed.
Dutch_12078 12/10/21 07:37am General RVing Issues
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