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RE: Question for those who have replaced rv frig w/ residential

Closed off the outside removable vent. Left the top vent open. No issues in 4 years. Chuck
chuckbear 06/23/21 10:03am Tech Issues
RE: Spiders

No bombs or sprays will overcome irrational fear. What does she do when encountering a spider in her home? Move out, burn it down, sell it. Not trying to be funny or mean, but you need to ask the question. Then apply the answer to the RV. You could always get a nuclear bug bomb (no such thing) from eBay and let her know you set it off the day before you leave. Then give her a can of natural bug spray to carry with her in the RV at all times. Outside, it ain't gonna happen. This is a problem you need to decide if you can live with. The only other option is to give up camping and find another hobby. Or just stay home. Chuck
chuckbear 06/08/21 10:35am Travel Trailers

CW coupons have always been redeemable at the stores and not online. Chuck
chuckbear 05/17/21 07:14pm Good Sam Club
RE: Starting Over - Heart Attack

We just finished a 48 hour trip across the Gulf of Mexico when I had my heart attack. A delay of more than 10 minutes to the hospital would have meant I would not be here today. If we had been offshore, it would have been all over. We spent 30 years living aboard and doing extensive cruising. After my recovery, we bought our current RV and sold the boat on the advice of my cardiologist. These decisions were devastating for us. That was in 2015. As of today, we have been consumed with traveling and enjoying our RV, buying and upgrading a home base, and getting myself back in reasonably good physical condition. There are still occasional pangs from missing the boat. But for the most part, we have come to enjoy traveling in the RV as much as the boat. We have done extensive traveling in the U.S. but still have a lot more to see. I doubt it can all be done in a comfortable manner in one lifetime. Mexico and Central America are still on our bucket list. If we did eventually have time for Europe, we would fly over and rent an RV. I'm not sure this information is helpful but I just want you to know that there is hope for a long and exciting life ahead, even if it means big changes. Good luck in whatever you choose. Chuck
chuckbear 05/04/21 09:05am General RVing Issues
RE: A B Switch

I use a similar A/B switch to do exactly what you want. But the first thing I did to eliminate any issues was to re-run new coax to bypass the original installed old coax. No problems in 4 years. Chuck
chuckbear 04/30/21 10:06am Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt only refrigerator

We used a 12-volt only fridge in our boat for many years. It consistently outperformed any 120-volt or 3-way fridge we ever had. It was made by Vitrifrigo. Chuck
chuckbear 04/14/21 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Indoor cat

We have a pretty good size house for our cat to run and play in. When we go camping it takes a day for her to get used to the RV again. We always take her toys and treats from home and as long as we feed her, she is perfectly happy. She too is a timid cat. Take your cat along and be patient. Don't open the door too quickly or too wide until you know where she is. Especially when coming back to the RV after being away. You will enjoy it and so will she. We often spend a few hours, not overnight, in the RV for a few days before leaving. Chuck
chuckbear 03/26/21 09:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: What do you do with cat at Campgrounds

I look for sites close to trees and bushes. I walk her without a leash - took a couple years to 'train' her but now she looks forward to walks with me. She never runs away - dogs do that - although I do not know where she is at all times. She loves to smell other peoples' RVs, bushes and branches, and sharpen her claws and climb. Keeping a cat confined inside is not my style, or hers. She couldn't get out herself and we needed to extend the bed to get her out. . .Not all cats are good travelers. May take time. Almost every campground we have been in over the years has requirements that pets be kept on a leash outside the RV. That includes cats. Ours will decide if she wants to go out for a walk on her leash or just stay inside and watch the world go by from the windows. She seems to be quite happy doing either and we don't force her to go out if she decides not to. We do some walks around the house for a few days before a trip to get her used to the harness and leash again. She freaked out the first time in a harness but quickly got used to it. We put the harness on and let her roam around our house, first inside than out in the yard. Once she was comfortable, we add the leash and go for walks around the yard and soon the neighborhood. Chuck
chuckbear 03/09/21 01:03pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

Trying to find out from Visible about data plans for my hot spot. Can't find any contact info any where. How does one go about contacting them? Visible only sells an unlimited voice/text/data phone plan, no data plan for hotspots. Some of us have removed the SIM from our Visible phones and installed them in Verizon compatible hotspots with no complaints from Visible so far. Some are using the Visible SIM in a hotspot with no problem and others have had their accounts canceled. Using a hotspot other than an approved phone is against their terms and conditions. The only way to contact Visible is through the Chat function on the Visible website. Chuck
chuckbear 03/01/21 08:16am Technology Corner
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

We have been using the Visible service for a month now alongside a Verizon Mifi with a real unlimited plan that the wife uses for working at home, provided by her employer. The Visible actually has a higher speed than the Verizon service when run through the Ookla speed test. It remains consistently higher no matter what time of the day we run it or what day. Our AT&T plan is all but useless here at or homebase. Chuck
chuckbear 02/28/21 09:50am Technology Corner
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

I've read Visible has been cancelling accounts that use the SIM in a different data device such as mobile routers. Maybe the loophole is to use it in a Verizon branded hotspot device? Good thought. I know there are some that have been using a mifi with the Visible sim for some time now with no issues. Chuck
chuckbear 02/26/21 01:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

You need to set up the Visible service on a compatible phone using the Visible app. If you choose to move it after that you can. But that is in violation of the terms and conditions and some have had the account canceled after doing this. Others are using a travel router to get around the speed limit and one device limit. Chuck
chuckbear 02/26/21 01:41pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV Spinoff Announcement

That still leaves AT&T with 70% ownership so I doubt anything will improve. We switched to Dish after 25 years with DirecTV and it has been one of our best decisions. Chuck
chuckbear 02/26/21 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

Dutch, How long have you been using the SIM in a hotspot? Chuck
chuckbear 02/25/21 08:07pm Technology Corner
Visible Wireless Feedback

I just started using the service and so far so good... I would like to hear from others about how they are finding the service to work? What equipment are you using in your RV with the Visible? What kind of coverage are you getting? What devices are you running with Visible? How are you finding the Visible to work with Streaming? Any other details you would like to pass on? Only looking for feedback from current users please. Chuck
chuckbear 02/25/21 04:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

The problem is you cannot believe the stats everyone is telling you. The figures are grossly inflated. A guy here in Florida was in a motorcycle accident and died. They blamed his death on COVID because he tested positive. This was debunked a long time ago yet people keep spreading misinformation and outright falsehoods. It's no wonder many are really confused about what's going on. If this would stop, we would all be better off. I don't understand how anyone believes this stuff. What would be the purpose of doctors and hospitals doing something like this? Stay off Facebook and reality will eventually sink in. Chuck
chuckbear 12/30/20 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

Of course not. FL is free. They reached heard immunlty in August. No spikes down there. If you are sick you will know it, symptoms are like the flu and include bad headache and loss of taste, but check the list as not everyone has every symptom. If you have symptoms you probably will be in bed, thus isolated, not walking about chatting it up with people. Sometimes Dr death fauci says mask work. if you are very sick with it then just wear a mask, and then everyone is safe. Sometimes dr death says mask dont work. But if you listen to him you wont be traveling anyway, you would have killed yourself already. If you need any more information on why this pandemic has reached an unprecedented level in both the number of infected and deaths, all you need to do is read posts from people like this. Fortunately, I believe there are many more informed people on these forums. I just received this email from my local hospital that treated my heart issues. They have already received a shipment of the vaccine, but... Please remain vigilant in helping prevent the spread of the virus There's much to be thankful for these days, including the recent news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. Based on national guidance, receipt of the initial supply of vaccines is being prioritized for those at greatest risk of exposure, including healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents. For now, it is too early to know when we may have additional guidance around vaccine availability for our patients and community. Stay informed about vaccination developments, including those specific to our health network, on our COVID-19 Resource Hub. In the meantime, please continue to take precautions and follow the guidance of your local health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including wearing a mask, practicing good hand hygiene and maintaining social distancing, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Thanks for trusting us with your care. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Citrus Internal Medicine Associates
chuckbear 12/29/20 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

There are no restrictions in Florida of any kind. The few local "recommendations" are pretty much ignored. Florida and our leaders pretty much have a "let em die" as long as the money keeps coming in attitude. We have been told our population is old so they will die anyway. So your only concern is for your personal safety and what you feel comfortable doing to keep yourself safe. Don't expect masks or social distancing for the most. Here it's business as if there is nothing going on. Chuck Not sure where you live, but here in the Keys you cannot get into any establishment with out a mask and people except for the out of staters and the people from Miami are adhering to it. And as far as taking care of the seniors I guess you have not heard the news (right from the governor) that we will be getting the vaccination even before essential workers. I checked with the Monroe county board of health and and they said yes that it is true and we should be getting an e-mail as soon as it is available. I was going to quote the governors words, but I don't want to start a political war Guy We live in Central Florida. I lived in the Keys for 10 years. It never accepted itself as part of Florida. As far as vaccination for over 65, that is simply the largest voting block in Florida so it will come before our police, EMT's and other essential workers that interact with a large segment of the public. But it is in doubt at this time just how long it will take to actually get the vaccine out to us. Yes, I am over 65 by quite a bit. My point to the OP has been, your concern is not and should not be restrictions or quarantines. It needs to be on taking care of yourself if you plan to come to Florida. Our infections average 10,000 to 13,000 PER DAY and positivity rates average 8 to 10 percent. With no restrictions or guidelines in place and very few practicing social distancing or mask-wearing, you need to be very careful down here. Only you are going to take whatever measures you need to stay safe and healthy. Chuck
chuckbear 12/29/20 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

There are no restrictions in Florida of any kind. The few local "recommendations" are pretty much ignored. Florida and our leaders pretty much have a "let em die" as long as the money keeps coming in attitude. We have been told our population is old so they will die anyway. So your only concern is for your personal safety and what you feel comfortable doing to keep yourself safe. Don't expect masks or social distancing for the most. Here it's business as if there is nothing going on. Chuck
chuckbear 12/29/20 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Comcast to charge extra for exceeding 1.2 TB data

I see dish got there act together, finally! It wasn't Dish that got their act together, it was Nexstar. They are the ones that ask unreasonable rates to carry their programming. The same stations with other owners never left the Dish lineup. Eventually, they all figure out it is costing them money in advertisers and get reasonable. Chuck
chuckbear 12/25/20 09:05am Technology Corner
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