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RE: SeeLevel tank monitors

I've installed SeeLevel sensor strips and displays on seven RV's so far, including two of my own. I've been very satisfied with the performance and the more accurate percentage readings. If the tanks are reasonably accessible, sensor installation is quite easy using the existing wiring. The display installation depends on what you currently have and how much you want to modify it. Most of my installs have been to replace the common KIB systems used by many RV manufacturers, and I was able to gut the existing displays to use them as a base for the smaller SeeLevel display.
Dutch_12078 01/15/21 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

As KDK said, do the pilot hole and then the finish hole. I did 16 half-inch holes in the frame of a previous motorhome with a Makita cordless drill to install a Bigfoot jack system using the same process. The job sucked down batteries pretty quickly, but with a couple of spares and a charger on hand it wasn't a problem.
Dutch_12078 01/15/21 07:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bolts to Replace Retractable Steps

On a previous motorhome, I replaced the steps after spraying the bolts/nuts with PB Blaster and letting it sit overnight similar to what Doug described. Three of the nuts came off quite easily, but the last one was determined to exhaust my complete vocabulary of swear words. I finally got it apart by grinding off the last 3/8" of the threads and clamping the bolt with a pair of Vise-Grips while turning the nut.
Dutch_12078 01/14/21 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wall mount electric heater

Depending on your furnace and A/C models, there are much lower cost options than the Coleman thermostats. My Honeywell 7-day programmable digital stats were less than $25 each at Home Depot.
Dutch_12078 01/14/21 06:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Connect small wires to auto battery post?

These adapters will get the job done: Schumacher BAF-MT2 Coated Marine Terminal End
Dutch_12078 01/13/21 07:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Waste Tote Recommendations

Last year I bought a used Thetford SmartTote2 27 gallon 4-wheel tote and have been very satisfied with it. The plastic wheel bushings were getting a little sloppy, so I replaced the wheels with semi-pneumatic steel wheels with ball bearings. They're very quiet compared to the plastic wheels, and I expect them to last a long time.
Dutch_12078 01/11/21 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: easy to use DVR

Our dish box in the MH will record antenna tv but the one in the house will not. They claim there is a tuner for it but won't say where to buy it. Maybe you should ask directv if they have a tuner for your box. If your Dish receiver is one of the Hopper series, at the link below scroll down to the $29.99 "AirTV Dual-Tuner Adapter". This is the same OTA adapter Dish supplies in a black housing instead of white, and at a higher price. I have one of them on each of my Hopper w/Slings, and they work quite well.
Dutch_12078 01/08/21 08:25pm Technology Corner
RE: vac u flush

I would prefer a macerator toilet to the vacu-flush system. Fewer parts and less space needed, but the tank can still be almost anywhere. Of coourse when the tank can be located directly below the toilet, it's hard to beat the standard RV toilets for simplicity.
Dutch_12078 01/05/21 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Avoiding Low clearance routes

I have the POI file from installed on my Garmin GPS. I have it set to alert me 2 miles before any clearances lower than 12.5 feet for my 11.5 foot motorhome.
Dutch_12078 01/05/21 08:21am Beginning RVing
RE: Replace Mobley

As I recall, if your Mobley SIM lock code was changed from the default, the update that reverted to the 2-hour limit was blocked from installing. It's been a couple of years though since I had the SIM in the Mobley, so I may not be remembering that correctly. Some advantages to moving the SIM to a more powerful hotspot are the ability to connect external antennas, the newer hotspots can use the newer bands, and the ability to connect more than 5 devices.
Dutch_12078 01/05/21 07:19am Technology Corner
RE: Replace Mobley

You likely will need to contact ATT tech support and ask for the "PUK" unlock codes for your SIM. Along with the time limit change, AT&T locked the SIM so it couldn't be moved to another device. TS is usually pretty good about giving out the codes. They will give you one code that can be used right away and a second one for future use if needed. It's been a couple of years since I needed to use a PUK code, so maybe someone else will jump in and with a more complete answer. Oh, and I'm 77, so even us old guys can learn new tricks if we put our minds to it... :)
Dutch_12078 01/04/21 06:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Replace Mobley

I bought mine on eBay. There are newer hotspots that will also work as well or better.
Dutch_12078 01/04/21 05:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Replace Mobley

I moved the SIM from my Mobley to a Netgear hotspot a couple of years ago and do not have the 2 hr time limit. I'm currently using it in a Netgear Unite Explore 815S and have been very satisfied with the performance of it. AT&T has never complained about the move and I regularly hit 100+ GB per month with it. Last year the SIM suddenly failed to register with their system per their tech support, and a local AT&T store had no problem replacing it in the 815S.
Dutch_12078 01/04/21 05:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Batteries in parallel and series

Both drawings are of the same hookup and will work well...
Dutch_12078 01/02/21 07:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Stimulus Payment Questions

Under the law the money isn't payable until Jan 4th. Some banks are posting it to your account when they receive the ACH info with a "pending" status, others are basically advancing you the money and show it as available right away, while others are waiting until the 4th to post it. And of course there will be the inevitable delays for some for a variety of reasons.
Dutch_12078 01/01/21 07:11am Around the Campfire
RE: How do you transport your mobioity scooter

Any suggestions for a power lift with swing arm for a SUV? I've been looking at Harmar and Bruno. We had a Bruno swing arm lift installed on our toad for my sister-in-law's scooter. It worked well and never gave us any problems.
Dutch_12078 12/29/20 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Conflicting information tow dolly

If your steering wheel doesn't lock when the key is off you can use your seat belt to lock it. Wrap the seat belt a couple times around the steering wheel and then buckle it in place. Now pull the seat belt all the way out so that as you let it retract it locks. Your steering wheel will be locked. That was our routine any time we had to tow a vehicle backwards.
Dutch_12078 12/29/20 07:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dometic Fridge stopped working in cold weather? Ideas?

Your fridge needs heat to circulate the fluid/gas that extracts the heat from the fridge and freezer areas. If the area in back of the fridge is too cold, the fluid/gas can't circulate. Sometimes all that's needed in colder weather is to temporarily cover the most of the vents in the outside access panel to slow the flow of cold outside air up through the roof/upper vent. In even colder weather, a 60 watt incandescent light bulb (if you can still find one) may help warm up the area. Make sure it's in a safe holder of course, such as a mechanics lead light.
Dutch_12078 12/28/20 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Quick GVWR help

The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the fully loaded capacity of your Pilot including a full fuel tank, passengers, cargo, and trailer tongue weight if towing. The 4500 lbs is the trailer GVWR your model is rated to tow.
Dutch_12078 12/28/20 02:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: does a detached over-the-air television antenna help?

The common Winegard Sensar crankup antennas are still the leader in RV OTA antennas. Nearly any directional antenna will beat an omni-directional antenna, but in nearly all cases height is might with antennas regardless of design.
Dutch_12078 12/28/20 02:33pm Technology Corner
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