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RE: CDL Required to Drive Class A?

The only place I've ever heard anyone having a problem was after an accident. A few times a warning, a few times a ticket, a few times an insurance company saying it was a problem. Probably an old wives' tale, but the guy who ran into the back of a stopped school bus near Fort Worth a few years ago taking his new, first, DP home from the dealer supposedly got in a lot of trouble over denied coverage for not having a proper category license. However, most of the people I know who do drive large DP do not have anything except their regular Texas, or other state, license. I'm not an attorney but I did spend 20+ years in EMS and I actually did work a fatality accident involving a DP. A retired couple traveling through a small, rural mid-west town in their Foretravel DP hit a car broadside as the car was going through an intersection. Not being involved on the law enforcement side, I do not know how LE treated the incident but, vehicular homicide in this particular state would have very likely been an issue if the DP driver had not been properly licensed to drive this rig. I've always wondered what happened to that couple but, I do know that I would suggest as many others already have here, find out what you need in YOUR state where you hold a valid DL to drive your RV and avoid the biggest mistake you can make. I will not be "like most other RVers and just go ahead and drive your RV without any special license because I've never heard of it being a problem". My state (as most do now) requires a non-CDL Class B license with air brakes endorsement to drive my current DP.
Solo 02/10/21 05:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Itasca Ellipse 42QD - Drain/condensation line

On our 2011 42QD the AC condensation lines are located at the left rear of the coach, near the left side of the rear mounted engine radiator and will certainly drip well after the ACs have been shut off. You have been given other ideas for where to look so hopefully you can track it down. Another suggestion if you are not already a member, the Tour/Ellipse Facebook Group is an excellent source for owner questions on your rig. Just another source for online owner advice-there are many but this one has been one of the better groups I have used.
Solo 01/20/21 03:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Make a "Smart" RV ?

I'm talking about technology. Touch pads, internet, cell phone, auto on/off lights appliances, etc.. voice commands... ie: Siri, Alexa...etc. what would you want, need, find cool to have Here's about the cheapest ($13), simplest and most effective WIFI enabled smart controller I've found for an RV that will control the 12vdc circuits (or 120vac) in my coach that integrate easily with Alexa/Google, etc. As already mentioned, all of this is dependent upon reliable internet but assuming that is not an issue, if you are willing to do a few simple electrical projects, having smart control of your appliances and lights is not difficult or expensive-only your imagination will limit you.
Solo 12/08/20 03:08am Technology Corner
RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

This BS no longer bothers me. I cut the cable a year ago and went ota. No regrets. That's great for you, and a great dream for the rest of us. As an RVer, I OFTEN find my OTA options limited or non-existent. It depends upon where you are parked. Agreed, Bill. We have spent months this past year in locations where the only way to receive a commercial broadcast was via our satellite (No cell service or WIFI and certainly no OTA channels). Cord cutting is not an option for us because of where we spend much of our time. We are watching the latest contract negotiations and anticipate that Dish will likely loose the right to broadcast the NEXSTAR stations after mid-night tonight while they continue the fight. Our solution if this happens, we are RVers and will contact Dish and change service location so that we can receive locals. Check NEXSTAR channels in your spot beam and see if you cannot simply change your locals available from the spot beam you are currently in to another market not owned by NEXSTAR. For us right now, we could select two other markets not owned by NEXSTAR and so therefore will not be affected by the possible blackout. Check NEXSTAR Markets and then check the coverage of the Dish spot beam you are currently in. I'll contact Dish via chat and change my locals to an area not affected by the blackout. Doesn't change the fact that Dish may buckle under to the NEXSTAR demands and pay their ransom and then in turn raise the subscription rate but, temporary coverage of all of the 4 TLN at least while they continue the fight.
Solo 12/02/20 04:43am Technology Corner
RE: 2015 Itasca Ellipse 42QD Vacuum system

One thing I mush have missed, We have a built-in Whole house Dirt Devil Vacuum system. The motor and power is located in the basement area just behind the front door and wheel well. On our Ellipse 42QD, the motor is mid-ship in the basement and I find that I consistently bump into the unit as I am storing things. You said that you "plugged it in". Does that mean the 120v power cord? Could the power to the unit became unplugged or does the outlet the Dirt Devil use not power up? Just some random thoughts.
Solo 08/25/20 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WiFi Issues

Have you considered changing providers when your TOGO plan expires and then continue using the TOGO? Now that Winegard/TOGO has unlocked this unit, accessing the administration menu and then using another provider's SIM is relatively easy. It's unfortunate that AT&T ended their agreement with TOGO but, if the TOGO has worked for you, changing out the SIM is very easy and certainly an option. There is no one specific answer to our internet solution as RVers but, having redundancy seems to work well for us. We have an unlimited hotspot phone plan with Verizon and then switched to a Cricket Wireless data plan for our TOGO when we lost the original plan. Just another set of options perhaps for you to consider.
Solo 07/20/20 07:14am Technology Corner
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