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RE: Food!

Maybe it's time to go vegan? ;)
Dutch_12078 09/17/20 06:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

We have direct deposit for our SSI and some annuity payments, but we also receive several royalty and other annuity payments by check. Our credit union and our bank both have a photo deposit feature that lets us make deposits online anywhere we have Internet service.
Dutch_12078 09/17/20 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Iphone vs separate hotspot box

We have both AT&T and Verizon hotspots, along with Tracfone/Verizon phones with hotspot capability. The big advantage for us with our hotspots is that we can connect them to our roof mounted MIMO antennas for increased signal strength. One MIMO pair is omni-directional, while the other pair is directional using our crank up OTA batwing antenna. We've found that the directional MIMO pair often gives us a better signal than we can get with our cell amplifier/repeater. As said, one hotspot often works better than the other in various locations.
Dutch_12078 09/16/20 07:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Roadside Assiatance

Last year I switched from Coach-Net to the roadside service provided through my Progressive insurance for $22/year. The contractor is Cross Country Motor Club. Recently we had an engine failure incident while traveling on the NYS Thruway where road service requires special permits and must be dispatched through the Thruway Authority's own dispatcher. Because of that, Cross Country was not able to arrange a tow and instead gave me the phone number for the dispatcher and advised me that I would be reimbursed for the tow up to the policy limits. The tow operator that was dispatched was prompt and did a great job of hauling the coach to the Ford dealership we requested. The bill came to $810 and within a week of submitting the claim and a copy of the invoice online we received a check in the mail for the full amount. Sign and go would have been better, but I think the annual cost has been covered now for quite some time...
Dutch_12078 09/16/20 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: ac unit

15-20 degree heat removal temperature differential is a typical design criteria for any residential AC unit.
Dutch_12078 09/13/20 11:52am Tech Issues
RE: Speedway Gas Discount???

PFJ and Speedway have had a couple of different joint marketing agreements going back to 2016 with a One9 Fuel Network commercial discount agreement added last year. Is this a new agreement that extends to more than those Speedways with commercial lanes? Is there a link to the press release?
Dutch_12078 09/13/20 11:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

Here's the quickest way to adapt 1/2" NPT to garden hose: Brass Male Garden Hose Thread-to-NPT Adapters
Dutch_12078 09/12/20 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Verizon cell signal lost at night

PianoFish are you sure you are using that tower? How would I know? How would I find out? Both phones have been shut down and then restarted. It is a native Sasktel tower, and reseller Bell tower. Signal strength was -103 on Sasktel, and -104 on Bell. Speed test on Sasktel when not throttled is up to 85 Mps (often 60) and on Bell up to 40 Mps(usually 25). When the tower is busy those speeds drop. Particularly on the Bell phone. Out of curiosity, try moving further away from the tower and see if the numbers get better. One of my daughters lives about a mile from a VZW tower and gets a great signal, but when she walked her dog towards the tower she dropped bars when she got too close to it. I suspect the signal was overshooting her.
Dutch_12078 09/11/20 06:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

The dish is self aligning and about the size of a large pizza box. The installation instructions are: "Aim it at the sky. Plug it in. In either order." Now that's funny! So the only users are going to be mobile users? Why would any fixed location need an auto seeking antenna? Is the antenna going to have to track the satellites moving across the sky? If so, the antenna is going to be constantly moving? This gets more interesting everyday! The phased array dish has motor drives that self align it for the fixed installation location so no installer or user adjustments are needed. The mobile units will likely have a different mounting arrangement. Once installed and auto-aimed, the phased array does the satellite tracking with no moving parts while the programming handles the satellite to satellite hand offs, similar to cell tower switching.
Dutch_12078 09/11/20 06:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

To answer a couple of Starlink questions in this thread, SpaceX is currently testing the early equipment versions for the new Starship that will be capable of launching up to 400 Starlink sats at once, as well be the basis for future moon and Mars travel. Below is a look at an initial user terminal. The dish is self aligning and about the size of a large pizza box. The installation instructions are: "Aim it at the sky. Plug it in. In either order."
Dutch_12078 09/09/20 06:43pm Technology Corner
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

The rare times we need to send a check, we use our credit union or bank's online bill paying service. They send the check and we don't even pay for the stamp...
Dutch_12078 09/09/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

I slapped together a quick 1/2" NPT to garden hose adapter using some CPVC parts I had in my spares stock. I mostly use it to feed the black tank flushing wand from the shower hose from time to time.
Dutch_12078 09/09/20 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Emergency HELP Please F53 Fuel problems

The starting but not staying running issues sounds suspiciously like a mass air flow sensor issue. If the sensor got wet or picked up a spec of dirt, that's a typical symptom. Sometimes it dries out or the dirt gets dislodged and they run fine for years longer. The MAF sensor is located in the air cleaner housing and isn't difficult to change.
Dutch_12078 09/09/20 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Food for thought

I'd call it "pre-chicken salad". ;)
Dutch_12078 09/09/20 05:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

We have unlimited data hotspots with AT&T and Verizon that keep us online everywhere we've been so far. Some of our bills are set up for automatic payment though. Our phones also have a hotspot feature that we can use as a backup if needed.
Dutch_12078 09/08/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water pump check valve.

Another option is to add an inline check valve on either side of the pump. Just pay attention to the flow direction. Just one example: Watts AquaLock/SeaTech - Check Valve - 1/2 CTS (5/8 OD)
Dutch_12078 09/06/20 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pump replacement for older Travel Trailer

A SHURflo 4008 Revolution pump would work well for your application. SHURflo 12v 3.0 GPM Revolution RV Water Pump # 4008-101-A65
Dutch_12078 09/03/20 09:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish Network receiver question

Which model dish did you have installed on the motorhome? If it's not a Trav'ler or similar full sized dish but rather one of the dome style dishes, a Wally is the current best receiver choice. The dome style automatic dishes do not work with a Hopper.
Dutch_12078 09/02/20 05:33pm Technology Corner
Locast adds Detroit DMA

Email from Locast this morning: "We are pleased to announce we are now delivering more than 60 local TV channels to viewers in the Detroit TV market, reaching the following Michigan counties with streaming TV: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne."
Dutch_12078 09/02/20 01:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Map App for Phone...?

We frequently use our GPS to get to the local grocery store when we're in a new area that we're not familiar with... ;)
Dutch_12078 09/01/20 05:50pm Technology Corner
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