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RE: Are there good used DP's under $40,000?

PPL Motorhomes - DPs
TechWriter 07/04/20 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
Disconnect Power When Using Generator?

We lost power to all sites in our park today. The park let us run our generators, but said we should disconnect our RVs from the power pedestal first. Why?
TechWriter 06/28/20 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

This thread is laughable. People in cooler climates don't use AC. People in hotter climates use AC. I'm willing to bet more snow shovels are sold in Minnesota vs Alabama each winter. I think you're on to something.
TechWriter 06/27/20 12:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

In the last ten years that we have owned our 5th wheel we have never used the AC. I wonder why . . . Marysville, WA (where you live) weather data from 2019: June: 62 degrees avg temp, 63% avg humidity July: 65 degrees avg temp, 66% avg humidity August: 68 degrees avg temp, 51% avg humidity As compared with, Lake Havasu City, AZ (where I often stay): June: 92 degrees avg temp, <25% avg humidity July: 98 degrees avg temp, <25% avg humidity August: 98 degrees avg temp, <25% avg humidity And, yes, I use the AC quite a lot in the Southwest. How about another question along the same vein like . . . who uses their furnace in winter? I'll bet the results from Green Bay, WI will be different from Yuma, AZ. Location, location, location
TechWriter 06/23/20 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Most dont sanitize water heater?

It takes lots of vinegar and time to kill whatever it is that lurks in the water heaters. Bleach doesn't do it. There's plenty of articles about it out there in google land. How about a couple of links to those articles?
TechWriter 06/22/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Time to restring day/night window shades

Replace with MCD pull down shades. Don't even. That's what I did and several of my MCDs, which are wildly expensive, have failed. I have to use a clamp to keep one of my MCDs from rolling up. Wished I had kept my original shades. My experience is 5 years of full time use. ZERO issues. Maybe you should contact MCD. Been there done that. Suggest others search this forum and others for dissatisfied MCD owners.
TechWriter 06/22/20 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time to restring day/night window shades

Replace with MCD pull down shades. Don't even. That's what I did and several of my MCDs, which are wildly expensive, have failed. I have to use a clamp to keep one of my MCDs from rolling up. Wished I had kept my original shades.
TechWriter 06/21/20 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: iPads Sold Out

My reason for prefering 'Droids to IOS stuff goes back to the 1980's and is kind of political so I won't be discussing it here. Right. Instead you post some Mac vs PC tripe AFTER the OP has already made his purchase. Colossally useless.
TechWriter 06/13/20 03:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Hardware

Hi everyone, I got a typhoon on my last trip and my antenna was broken so I want . . . Thread Hijacking A thread hijacking occurs when one or more individuals commenting on the original posting, go off topic, creating a separate conversation. This is rude, and bad internet etiquette. If people want to discuss a different topic, they should start their own thread.
TechWriter 06/11/20 10:40am Technology Corner
RE: SEAFLO Pump - O-Rings?

Suggestions? AquaJet
TechWriter 06/02/20 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Best AGM batteries

X100 for Lifeline. My Lifeline story. . . Alter a few years I noticed corrosion around one or the posts of one of my four Lifeline batteries. Long story short, reported it to Lifeline who ended up replacing all four of my batteries.
TechWriter 06/01/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: What $125,000 gets you in Germany

$125,000 USD or 125,000 marks?
TechWriter 06/01/20 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camco water filter

Can you link to a few items or describe more? Here's our water filtration system.
TechWriter 05/30/20 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good Wi Fi for RV: Is it Possible?

As everyone knows, campground wi fi is usually poor. I didn't find that to be true last year when we visited 43 campgrounds over 5 1/2 months. In fact, about 40% of the time we had streamable campground WiFi (5 Mbps or over). I think most of the folks who post here are not full timers like myself and who pretty much go to the same campgrounds on the weekends. So if they have bad WiFi in these campgrounds, they assume that it's rotten everywhere. I would like to be able to get a wi fi signal that is reliable and strong enough to permit us to use internet TV such as Netflix or YouTube TV as well as basic applications such as email and video conferencing. To me, as soon as you talk about streaming TV, I think you'll need 5 Mbps down to be comfortable. I would not bother with cell or WiFi boosting. For me, the cost didn't justify the so-so results. But I do suggest cell carrier options. For example, I have one AT&T (Mobley) and two Verizon (Visible & an older) cell data plans. You may end up using campground WiFi for the slow stuff like email and cell data plans for streaming. Do yourself a favor, buy a subscription to MIRC. Great advice. They clued me into the Mobley.
TechWriter 05/30/20 01:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

Congrats OP! I think this thread set a record . . . it stayed on topic for a whole 4 posts !!!
TechWriter 05/23/20 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Autoformer Voltage Booster Question

My voltage protector The Defender, also checks for reverse polarity, as does my three light plug in, and none is detected. The booster plug or cord has not been replaced. You must like the Defender as you linked to it twice. The 30A Southwire 34930 and 30A Progressive EMS-PT30X both do the same as the Defender -- and for less money. BTW, in high or low voltage conditions, all of the above will disconnect power from your RV. None of them will boost low voltage like Frank's autoformer (or the much much better Hughes autoformer with surge protection).
TechWriter 05/21/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge protectors

Last I checked (And this MAY have changed) the PI unit had a limited lifetime warranty . . . That changed when Southwire bought Surge Guard a couple years ago. Now both Southwire and Progressive have limited lifetime warranties. Progressive was also bought by another company. After the buy outs, Progressive service and warranty went down and Southwire's went up. I'd go with Southwire now.
TechWriter 05/16/20 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Full Timer Health Insurance Options

Hi All, I am looking for specific examples of health insurance policies others have found for affordable high deductible health insurance for those of use not yet old enough for Medicare. I have a SD domicile address, but would like to include my grandson who lives in Iowa and retain access to my wife and my doctors in Iowa if possible. Looking for names of providers and what you are currently paying per month. I looked up ACA plans in Glenwood, IA and they ranged from $2000 - 4000 for you and your wife. If you make under a certain amount, you can qualify for an ACA subsidy to help reduce premium costs. Otherwise, you'll pay full cost. If your grandson isn't a dependent, good luck getting him on your plan. ACA plans are based on where you actually reside, not a "paper" domicile.
TechWriter 05/15/20 02:52pm Full-time RVing
RE: our current FINANCIAL situation

Unemployment numbers are claimed anywhere between 14 and 24%. That is not really so bad considering the situation. Remember many of these "unemployed" are really just on a leave while the businesses are shut down (hopefully they all start back up one day, but some will not). Not likely. According to Forbes, 42% of recent layoffs will be permanent, the coronavirus recession will last far longer, and unemployment is closer to 25%. Fasten your seatbelts.
TechWriter 05/14/20 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Normal" refrigerator temps

. . . the temperature in the refrigerator was 39 degrees. I am operating it on electric. Is this in the "normal range"? Yes, but where in the fridge are you measuring the temp? In my residential fridge, the temp in the back may be 10 degrees cooler than on a door shelf.
TechWriter 05/08/20 11:27pm Tech Issues
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