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RE: DirecTV or Dish

Perhaps one of you Dish users can confirm that Dish Anywhere will allow me to see anything on my home DVR from any location. That is to say that if I am in Florida, I can watch something recorded on my DVR in Missouri as long as I have an internet connection. That feature might be worth giving up NFL Sunday Ticket. Until a few minutes ago I was sitting in our motorhome just over the Florida line St Marys, GA watching the local news from the Hopper w/Sling at our upstate NY family cottage with DishAnywhere on our FireTVstick. When the national news came on, I switched to the Hopper w/Sling in the motorhome and the Jacksonville, FL locals. Because we're getting the locals here, our NY Hopper does not get the sat locals at all, only getting the NY locals OTA. Other than that, we can watch anything on the NY Hopper just as if we were there. When we're on the road between parks, we frequently have the NY Hopper record programs so we can view them later with DishAnywhere.
Dutch_12078 01/21/20 04:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

How much power does a residential fridge typically draw. Some of reported it quickly drains batteries, and others have suggested it's really not that bad. Here's the label on our residential fridge. The duty cycle is typically about 25%:
Dutch_12078 01/20/20 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Cellular Hotspot

They use a hotspot that's been hacked to appear as a phone or tablet to AT&T's system. That lets them activate it using a plan intended for phones and tablets in violation of the TOS. It'll work as long as AT&T doesn't catch on and shut them down.
Dutch_12078 01/19/20 07:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

Retired Firefighter huh!..:R You need to explore the fire hazard potential - and if you're still happy with your gas/electric - add fusible link actuated extinguisher in the rear of the fridge compt. You might want to take a look at the flammability of the R600 refrigerant seeing more and more use in residential refrigerators... R600a (CARE 10) Isobutane
Dutch_12078 01/19/20 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford Starting /House Charging Question UPDATE Test

One note of caution: They can look very similar, but do not replace a failed isolation solenoid with a Ford starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is a momentary contact coil design, while the isolation solenoid is a continuous use coil design. Ford starter solenoids installed on the isolation side will often fail fairly quickly due to coil burn out. Continuous use solenoids used on the starter side often fail fairly quickly due to the high contact current the contacts are not designed for.
Dutch_12078 01/19/20 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Cellular Hotspot

I have a grandfathered AT&T $20/mo hotspot plan with unlimited data, and a Visible (a Verizon company) phone with unlimited talk, text, and data including tethering and a hotspot feature. The Visible plan is $40/mo, but they also have a "Party Pay" feature that lets you join with up to three other people, even complete strangers, that can bring your cost down to $25/mo. Each member of the party gets their own account and bill, and only their first name and the last four digits of their phone number are visible to the other members. Between the two plans, we've not been anywhere lately where we didn't have service at streaming speeds from one or the other.
Dutch_12078 01/18/20 07:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

My SeeLevel tank level display has always read correctly, so I do use it regularly. You're probably correct for the "nails in the tank" style monitors though, they don't typically read low.
Dutch_12078 01/17/20 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Zoning Law

In my upstate NY location, the "RV Dump Station" label issue was related to the local code defining it as a commercial device requiring commercial septic specifications that my residential system wouldn't meet. Labeling it a "4 inch cleanout", which is what the fitting actually is, satisfied the rules and the building inspector regardless of how it would actually be used. It was the building inspector that actually made the label change on the septic system plans I submitted.
Dutch_12078 01/16/20 07:09am General RVing Issues
A redneck Automated Safety Hitch?

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Dutch_12078 01/13/20 05:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Folly of searching for used cargo trailer

A few years back I inquired about a 38' Class A on Craig's List and got a similar song and dance. When I asked about inspecting it, I was told it was already "crated up and ready to ship"! They said I could inspect it when it arrived and send it back if I didn't like it with my money promptly refunded. Sure... ;)
Dutch_12078 01/13/20 05:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: More tire pressure monitor discussion.

I've been towing RV's for 50-years and never had a flat, nor a problem with a tire. I do change my tires often and rather spend my limited $$$ on new Goodyear tires than a TPMS. If I ever get a flat.... I will stop and change it myself. My only blowout in a motorhome was on our previous coach with no TPMS. The tire that blew was a 10 month old Goodyear inside dual. I don't know if it was low pressure or road debris that got it, but it took out the brake/turn/tail light wiring, destroyed a 7' fiberglass rocker panel, and bent up a 16 ga steel storage bin, ripping one end open. Would having a TPMS have avoided that situation? Maybe. I don't go without one now though, and it has alerted me to slow leaking tires, a sticking brake caliper, and a failing wheel bearing at various times on various motorhomes and toads. Consider that the Federal DOT mandated them on passenger cars for a couple of good reasons, safety and fuel economy. Why wouldn't you want the same tool on your RV and toad or tow vehicle?
Dutch_12078 01/13/20 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Free Streaming on Android

I watch Pluto along with other free ad supported streaming apps on our TV using our FireTVstick. Pluto is a legitimate service owned by ViacomCBS.
Dutch_12078 01/13/20 06:34am Technology Corner
RE: full timing

I've done oil changes in a NAPA parking lot with the store manager's permission. The oil and filter were bought there of course. They even accepted the used oil for recycling.
Dutch_12078 01/12/20 06:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: EPass Extra thoughts

Do you mean "E-ZPass" rather than "EPass"? The battery less CFX EPass does not work in most E-ZPass states, but the battery powered E-ZPass works in all 18 member states including the CFX roads in Florida. The member states have various ways of calculating tolls, but many use the total axle count as the determining factor. Rates also vary by state, so it's difficult to accurately post examples that would be meaningful to you. We use our E-ZPass mostly in the Northeast, and have never needed it in Florida.
Dutch_12078 01/12/20 06:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Tire pressure monitors

Our previous toad had stubby rubber stems and the TST 507 sensors just touched the rim when screwed on, so there was never a problem from centrifugal force bending the stems. Our current toad came with the recommended metal stems though.
Dutch_12078 01/11/20 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: new microwave

When our OEM Sharp microwave failed 4 years ago after many years of service I replaced it with a near exact fit Hamilton Beach model that Walmart had on sale for $88. The only mods needed were to the Sharp ventilated trim, some minor rebending of the mounting straps, and some small shims under the feet to get the height right.
Dutch_12078 01/10/20 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire pressure monitors

I haven't seen any value to flow through sensors over cap sensors. It takes just about the same effort to remove the valve cap on a flow through as it does to remove a cap sensor to air up. I removed the rotating security covers on our TST cap sensors, making them smaller and slightly lighter as well less noticeable. That also doesn't require any tools to remove them. And I haven't lost any to theft in over 5 years so far.
Dutch_12078 01/10/20 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard Wingman

The Wingman is a definite plus for UHF reception, although the current FCC mandated channel repack has a number of stations moving down to both VHF high and low channels where the batwing already shines. Repack Plan
Dutch_12078 01/07/20 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C Cover

Have you retorqued the A/C hold bolts recently? They can work loose a bit over time, letting condensate or rain leak in past the seal.
Dutch_12078 01/03/20 07:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Thinking of replacing ASME propane tank

ASME tanks don't require periodic recertification like DOT cylinders, but refillers are supposed to give them a brief visual inspection for damage before filling. I've only seen a refiller refuse to fill one on a Class C one time. And that one had obvious crash damage.
Dutch_12078 01/03/20 06:39pm General RVing Issues
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