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RE: Outrageous CA registration fee!

I guess I’m skating by on my US$46 ($60 CDN) a year. I imagine some of our states have similar rates. You guys have your issues though. I have cousins in Canada and I wouldn't want to be in their shoes. NY charges just $70/yr for passenger vehicles (includes motorhomes) over 6950 lbs. No personal property or wheel taxes... On edit: For full disclosure, I'll add that 40 of NY's 57 counties add a weight based $5 or $10 annual vehicle use tax, and a handful have a $25 annual Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) fee that are collected with the registration fee.
Dutch_12078 09/24/21 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Switch to Direct TV

Dish is in the process of finalizing a deal with Sinclair that will include bringing back the Bally sports channels. Don't be in a big rush to switch carriers yet...
Dutch_12078 09/23/21 10:04am Technology Corner
RE: Awning leak

You are correct, there should not be any leaking there. Last year I found a couple of spots where our 20 year old awning was leaking a bit along the stitching at the coach rail, but a liberal application of seam sealer sold for tents and tarps took care of it. I wouldn't accept that in a new RV though.
Dutch_12078 09/21/21 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel mileage

Why collect the data? It is something that I have done since my first vehicle along about 1958. It is a habit I am slowly breaking. The only vehicles I still do it in are the Dodge truck and the motorhome. Perhaps someday I will throw those two logbooks away. Of course, they are also a log of where we have been. Or, perhaps, someday I will do some math computations and see what the fuel economy was. Just a bad habit that I haven't managed to totally break yet. The fellow we bought our current motorhome from gave me several notebooks, including one with odometer readings, fuel purchase notes, and receipts for every gallon since he picked it up new from the dealer. Other notebooks show things like which bulb in the bathroom light bar burned out when, plus where the replacement bulb was purchased and the receipt. July 22, 2009 he sprayed the generator bin door latch with WD-40 to stop it from sticking. Can you say OCD? ;)
Dutch_12078 09/20/21 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hooking up second AC with 50 amp service

The second A/C should be connected on the opposite leg from the first A/C.
Dutch_12078 09/17/21 06:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Autocamp glamping

Hmmmm, "The Yosemite site ranges from $175 to $475 per night depending on the season and day." What a deal!!! ;)
Dutch_12078 09/13/21 07:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class As in cold weather?

Just a cold weather data point, we've been comfortable in our gas Class A as low as -4 deg. F for a few days. We have two LP furnaces that do a great job of keeping the interior comfortable, and a small electric heater in the wet bay that kept everything from freezing except one small pipe to the accumulator tank. The only effect from that was the pump cycling more as if the tank wasn't there. Five minutes with a hair dryer fixed it. I will say we went through a lot of LP though, and were happy to move on to warmer weather.
Dutch_12078 09/12/21 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dirt Rod inline fuel pump instructions

Here's the info I used to install an inline booster pump on a 1995 Coachmen some years ago: ***Link Removed*** Thank you! You're welcome and I hope the info gets the rig going for you. The one I installed worked well for saving a trip to the Grand Canyon and getting the motorhome back to upstate NY. One time saver I did at the time was to use a toggle switch temporarily attached under the edge of the dash to control the pump, switching it on just before starting the engine. I updated it to use the relay for automatic operation later. I would give proper credit for the PDF and other info if I had any idea where I got it. If anyone claims it thanks for the assist! :)
Dutch_12078 09/11/21 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dirt Rod inline fuel pump instructions

Here's the info I used to install an inline booster pump on a 1995 Coachmen some years ago: F53 External fuel pump info
Dutch_12078 09/10/21 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Tank level question

Unfortunately only one cylinder is shown. I see the cylinder gauge says 1/4 and should be enough to keep the changeover indicator green. I agree the changeover valve is functioning poorly and should be replaced. I recommend Cavagna brand as a replacement. The only problem I see with the changeover indicator is the missing black cap. A strip of tape covering the red would fix that.
Dutch_12078 09/07/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: Propane Tank level question

Wow, some of these guys need to find a different website to get their information. Lots of posts in this thread that make absolutely no sense, posted just for the sake of posting something. Thank God Doug is around... Except Doug's post about the horizontal tanks and gauges referred to the wrong indicator. It's the red/green indicator at the changeover valve with the missing cap that's causing the OP's problem.
Dutch_12078 09/06/21 08:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Gassing Your Gasser

The key rule for refueling long rigs like RV's is to the extent possible, plan your exit before you enter.
Dutch_12078 09/06/21 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mother/son wedding dance songs

Hmmm, I guess the "Chicken Dance" is out if you want "waltzable", so here's a few I've heard at various weddings: "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban "Unforgettable" by Nat King and Natalie Cole “Do I make you proud” by Taylor Hicks “A Mother’s Song” by Daniel Kirkley
Dutch_12078 09/06/21 08:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Campgrounds that are open all year

The Jonestown/Hershey KOA just off I-81 is open all year. Others that we sometimes stop at on our January trek south are: Shenandoah Valley Campground, Mt Jackson, VA off I-81 (not the one in Verona) Ft Chiswell RV Park, Max Meadows, VA intersection of I-81 and I-77 Carowinds Ft Wilderness Campground, Charlotte, NC off I-77 Little Cedar Creek Campground, Ridgeway, SC off I-77 Jolly Acres RV Park, St George, SC off I-95
Dutch_12078 09/05/21 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Low mileage V10s

Where are you seeing all theses V10's blowing up posts? I haven't seen them here or on any of the other RV forums that I participate in.
Dutch_12078 09/05/21 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

Now can you explain how the @#$%^ traffic circles are suppose to be so great? There have been two traffic circles about 5 miles apart added near our upstate NY cottage in the past 5-6 years. Both are at intersections with a long history of frequent fender benders and even a few fatalities, mostly from folks trying to beat the lights. In the time the circles have been open, there has been just one minor fender bender caused by someone not knowing what "YIELD" means. Even better, the previous the twice daily long traffic backups at the now gone traffic lights have been nearly eliminated. At peak times, it's unusual now to see more than 6-7 cars backed up for brief periods. Even the former public naysayers have come around and admitted they're working well.
Dutch_12078 09/04/21 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank level question

A quick interim fix would be a strip of colored vinyl tape covering the red portion.
Dutch_12078 09/03/21 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Wanted - Fresh Water Hose for "Olds"

I use Flexzilla hoses and solid brass QD's that use an O-ring seal instead of the cheaper aluminum or plastic QD's that depend on a non-standard hose washer for their seal. The combination works well with my 78 year old arthritic hands. The only thing I screw on is the pressure regulator that has a large easy to grip plastic collar on the faucet end. Garden Hose Quick Connectors, Solid Brass 3/4 inch GHT
Dutch_12078 09/02/21 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Inline water meters

If the bottom of the water tank is accessible, Mopeka makes a stick-on ultrasonic level sensor that can be read with an app on your phone. I use their standard LP sensors on my portable cylinders and am quite pleased with their accuracy. The water level sensor can also be used with gray water tanks, but they're not recommended for black tanks due to the varying density of the contents. Mopeka Water Sensor Bottom Mount
Dutch_12078 09/02/21 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: LOCAST Receives Unfavorable Court Rulling

If you are using what they paid to produce then you should pay them for that use. How much should we pay for over the air reception? The original concept was that advertising revenue paid the expenses and community antenna/cable systems expanded the reach of that advertising. OTA, (Over The Air), TV reception is FREE but you do have to buy,(pay for), for the TV set and some sort of TV antenna. Which is no different than any other way of receiving TV signals. They're really hard to watch without a TV... ;)
Dutch_12078 09/01/21 05:59pm Technology Corner
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