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RE: RV Airflow

It looks like a worthwhile mod if you have a Coleman Mach A/C and one of the compatible RV models. RV Airflow
Dutch_12078 12/01/20 04:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

The FCC or Congress could stop these retransmission disputes from using the viewers as hostages by allowing the service providers to use out of market stations during blackouts. :R You do realize that FCC AND Congress ALLOWED this to happen by changing the rules/laws to allow OTA TV stations to DEMAND "payment" to those stations in order for Cable AND Satellite providers to be able to rebroadcast those Stations? Station owners felt they were being "cheated" out of revenue as Cable and Sat markets grew and lobbied to get a ruling in favor of the TV station owners.. Additionally, you do realize that in most areas of the US you CAN also BYPASS the dish or cable and view the OTA channels DIRECTLY without the middle man? Just takes a OTA antenna and flipping your TV to OTA channels.. Not impossible and you WILL get a much better pix in full HD (you only get SD OTA channel quality on Dish).. Not to mention using OTA you get the additional SUBCHANNELS of each OTA broadcast channel.. Dish does not provide those channels and I suspect neither does Direct or most cable systems.. Of course I realize who caused the problem. That's why I said they would have to be the ones to fix it. If OTA channels were reliably available everywhere there would be no need for the satellite or cable services to carry them. Since that's not the case, we have to live with these periodic outages that will only get worse as the channel owners get greedier. I do have alternate sources available for the networks and most local news is carried online in one or more formats. So for me, the outages are an annoyance, but not a loss.
Dutch_12078 11/30/20 07:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Long trips

We have never regretted any RV we've bought, including the "fixer uppers", because we knew what we were buying before we wrote the check.
Dutch_12078 11/27/20 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

While watching CBS yesterday, a message scrolled across the screen that after some date coming up soon (I don't remember the exact date) Direct TV might not be able to provide CBS anymore. I just read where direct is loosing 60 channels on monday Looks that way: DIRECTV Could Lose 60 Local Stations Monday
Dutch_12078 11/27/20 08:04am Technology Corner
RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

The FCC or Congress could stop these retransmission disputes from using the viewers as hostages by allowing the service providers to use out of market stations during blackouts.
Dutch_12078 11/27/20 07:26am Technology Corner
RE: Cant get parts shipped from USA to Canada

There are a number of legitimate ways to get items shipped into Canada from the US. The problem is usually more related to finding a cooperative seller that will work with you.
Dutch_12078 11/26/20 11:15am Snowbirds
RE: I Hope This Doesn't Get Taken Down Right Away

I was at Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon, Vietnam waiting on a flight to Pleiku when the announcement came over the PA system. You could have heard a pin drop in the normally noisy environment.
Dutch_12078 11/26/20 07:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Every time I get my tank refilled, they open the overflow (?) valve and fill until propane comes out. No air left ! That "overflow" valve is actually the "Fixed Liquid Level Gauge". When the escaping vapor turns to escaping liquid the tank or cylinder is filled to the maximum legal 80% of the liquid capacity to allow for expansion.
Dutch_12078 11/25/20 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

I use an AP Products/Mopeka Bluetooth level sensor on my DOT cylinders. It's quite accurate and alerts me when the alarm level I set on the phone app is reached. Works on 20, 30, and 40 lb cylinders. AP Products 024-1001 Propane Tank Gas Level Indicator
Dutch_12078 11/24/20 12:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starlink Internet Beta test

The public beta testing is by invitation only so far, and coverage is currently limited to northern US and Canada. The user terminal requires a $499 payment and the monthly subscription is $99. During the beta test phase, the user terminals are geofenced to the subscribers registered address, so not suited to mobile RV'ers. Reports from the testers indicate the actual usable range is within a 15 mile circle of the subscriber's address. Speeds and latency are looking pretty good so far, and should improve as additional satellites fill out the orbital paths.
Dutch_12078 11/21/20 08:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Free Natioan Park enterence

For those veterans that don't have a VA health benefits card, there is a Veteran Identification Card (VIC) available that can be used in place of carrying a copy of your DD-214 with you as proof of your status. How to apply for a Veteran ID Card
Dutch_12078 11/21/20 07:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roku new channels

Thanks for the update! We've been enjoying the free Roku Channel on our FireTVsticks.
Dutch_12078 11/20/20 11:55am Technology Corner
RE: Space X Dragon launches to Space Station in 5 minutes

Speaking of SpaceX videos - here's mine, which makes me laugh every time :-) I'm glad Elon has a sense of humor!! Oopsie! Yep, video proof of the SpaceX "fail and fix" philosophy that has worked well for them so far.
Dutch_12078 11/20/20 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Oven ignitor

I installed a small stainless steel camping mirror on the bottom of the oven so we could see the pilot easily. We use a BBQ lighter with a mark on that lets us insert it the correct distance to light the pilot light by swinging it side to side a little. My wife and I only have to bend over a little now to light it.
Dutch_12078 11/19/20 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Proper Hydraulic Fluid to use?

Dexron III is getting a little harder to find, but Dexron VI and Dex/Merc are commonly available even in convenience stores and are fully backwards compatible with Dex III. AW32 hydraulic oil will also work ok. In an emergency, even household vegetable oil will work as a jack oil but should be flushed out and replaced with Dex at the first opportunity. Never use AW32 or vegetable oil in a transmission though!
Dutch_12078 11/15/20 07:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LP hose needed

I'm trying to get a hose to connect from a 20 lb bottle to my extend-a-stay connection via the disposeable canister connection instead of having to use wrenches on the inverted flare connection. I leave my Extend-A-Stay hose connected all the time and just coil it up using a short bungee cord to secure it for travel. I use a POL cap to make sure the POL fitting doesn't leak.
Dutch_12078 11/13/20 05:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Proper Hydraulic Fluid to use?

Dexron ATF is used in a lot of consumer jack systems mostly because it's readily available. A close straight hydraulic oil equivalent is AW32. It can be used in most jacks, but never use it in an automatic transmission since it doesn't have the correct friction modifiers that the clutch bands need.
Dutch_12078 11/13/20 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ready to install antenna and router, but lots of ???

For the hole, lay it out on the roof with a marker. Cut the rubber roof material with a sharp utility knife and then use the hole saw for the underlayment. Without some research, I can't help you with the other issues.
Dutch_12078 11/07/20 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

The only folks I've known to do the motel thing on a regular basis were being paid to deliver new RV's to dealers. Many use sleeping bags though and sleep in the RV at truck stops, etc.
Dutch_12078 11/07/20 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Reality of RV length restrictions?

The only real site length factor is the trailer since the truck detaches and can be parked separately. Most public and private parks have at least some sites that will easily accommodate an RV that size. Some length restrictions are related to site access rather than site size though, with narrow roads and trees, boulders, etc., the limiting factor.
Dutch_12078 11/07/20 07:21am Full-time RVing
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