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RE: Directv access card

Well I ordered the card so will see. They are wanting to send to the service address but I am not there while in the RV so they are trying to figure that out. ??? JimR
JimR 1 06/22/20 11:42am Technology Corner
RE: Directv access card

So Bill let me get this sorted out in my head. You are saying that after Aug 31, 2020 I will not be able to get DTV at all even if the new card is installed? DTV said it would convert the SD to HD ?? Not sure I believe that but?? I also need to correct that I have a D-11 a silver colored recever that came with the RV not a D-12 Thank You for the reply Bill JimR
JimR 1 06/22/20 10:55am Technology Corner
RE: Colored party globe lights for awening? ...yeah, I know

Camping world has a few lights that I think you are looking for. JimR
JimR 1 06/21/20 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Directv access card

If you are currently using a SD only receiver like a D12 or R series DVR (actually any receiver model that does not start with an H or HR) then DTV is correct that you will need new hardware to continue to receive the DTV signal when they end the SD broadcast in the near future. I do have a D12 receiver with a 18 inch dish antenna. Hope all will work after wards. JimR
JimR 1 06/19/20 08:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Directv access card

Rather than do nothing, call DirecTV and ask them if this is legit and ask them why? Chuck Hello I did call and was told that was not for a card but for an upgrade. She really did not seem to know about the email. I did call the number and was told my wait time was 42 minutes I hung up and then deleted the email. Bottom line I think it is all BS DTV trying to get you on a new contract and I will wait and see just like the end of DNS "NOT". JimR ps I think they (DTV) is suffering from a rectal cranial inversion.
JimR 1 06/17/20 02:30pm Technology Corner
RE: First Aid Kit Contents

Get or make a good kit. LOts of sterile dressings of various sizes 4x4, and larger, a box of multi-size bandaids. Forceps, scissors, Kotex box to be used as dressings. Gauze (Kling) to wrap bandages. Benedryl, Tylenol, wire splint (folded) Antiseptic soap and treatment. Ace bandage, sling. I have to ditto on this. One thing I have put on a wire splint on a woman with a broken forearm worked well. But the feedback I got was that it does not work well with xrays. JimR
JimR 1 06/14/20 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chipmunks

To answer your question if you are staying awhile like I did for the summer hosting in Oregon I did the following. I made a cage around the MH by using 1 x 2 x 8 ft long furring strips and hardware cloth 1/2 inch. I made frames from the furring strips with the hardware cloth attached using staples with an Arrow stapler. I measured along the bottom of the MH in 8 foot sections measuring the clearance from the ground to the MH on each end of the 8 foot section and then made the frame. I then inserted the frame in between the MH and ground. I made the frames a little taller so it was a tight fit. For the wheels I used my wheel covers (MCD they cover the wheel well) as a template I cut the hardware cloth and used pipe insulation ( 3/4 inch) to go over the end of the hardware cloth so not to scratch the MH and made the fit tight and holding. For other openings I just cut the hardware cloth to fit and attached using wire ties. The front of the MH was a little harder to figure out because of the curve of the bumper but using just the hardware cloth with no framing worked very well from left to right on the bumper. Using 2 x 4s cut into 2 or 3 foot long sections and attached to the cloth on the bottom so that they could be used as a hold down using rocks on them. The top just fit behind the bumper. Simple hand tools and a screw gun or drill will work but the one tool that I just happened to have was a pair of tin snips to cut the hardware cloth. WEAR GLOVES Cost was a little over $100.00 the first year less the second year. Well worth the cost. Time involve a couple of afternoons between duty rounds at the camp. JimR
JimR 1 05/18/20 10:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you use glass plates ?

What ever you get make sure it is microwavable, mine is not so I still use paper at times to heat or prep food. JimR
JimR 1 05/13/20 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: ? "Easy" Way to Clean Patio Mat?

Before you buy read this post in the Class A section of this forum Patio Mat JimR
JimR 1 05/11/20 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: DirecTV dropping DNS

Important information Dear JimR, Regrettably, we must inform you of a new law that affects your programming. Until recently, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act authorized DIRECTV to provide you access to your out-of-market broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, and/or FOX. Unfortunately, Congress has decided to not renew key provisions of this law. As a result, on June 1, 2020, we no longer will be able to provide you access to these out-of-market channels. These are not available anywhere else. However, this change does not affect access to your existing local network stations. If you’re paying for these channels, you’ll receive a credit within 1-2 billing cycles for this programming change. If you have any questions, please call us at 866.595.9429. Thank you for choosing DIRECTV. As it states my local programing will not be affected but it is as I do not get locals in the RV. I too have had the Distant Network Service for a longtime. Maybe Dish will work for a while a lot of things are changing JimR
JimR 1 04/28/20 08:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Crash Guards on Towed

double post JimR
JimR 1 04/17/20 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crash Guards on Towed

This company makes off road bumpers for Jeeps they may know of someone that has what you want. Rockhard offroad bumpers with integrated tow bar brackets 800-762-5427 Might look at a bumper on a patrol car to find the brand. I have seen a push or crash bumper on a Motor Home but do not remember where or when but it was a diesel pusher. Also I would not trust a crash guard that plugs into the tow bar sockets (if I did understand what you described). JimR
JimR 1 04/17/20 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

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JimR 1 03/23/20 10:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Working in California

I agree that volunteering does not sound like a 'gainful' employment. But Cali, NY and other such states are well known to take the most expansive view possible of your residence status and to pursue people who they believe are residents for taxes. They have been known to take legal measures and people have to hire lawyers to fight them off. "A special division of the FTB has for years systematically targeted seasonal “part-time” residents for audit (I use the term “part-time” loosely, since we are talking about nonresidents who spend part of the year here, not part-time legal residents per se; but the term has stuck). Though Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Sonoma counties experience their share of audits, historically the most common casualties are affluent “snowbirds” who own vacation homes in the Palm Springs area as an escape from the winter blasts of the Midwest or northern states. In fact, many of the major cases in residency taxation are eerily similar: they usually involve Midwesterners who own winter vacation homes in Palm Springs and environs. If the FTB finds significant taxable income coupled with meaningful contacts with California (such as a vacation home, business interests or long visits to the state), it can lead to the launch of a full-blown residency audit." The part time residency trap Read that article Once again I urge you to call one or more of the places you are considering and talking to their bookkeeper for a local view of the situation. Are you really expecting to volunteer for more than 180 days? Very good post and link to information thank you. I do not plan to stay in CA long enough to become a resident and at this time I do not want to remotely consider earning any income here as I now feel that is to riskey. Thank You JimR
JimR 1 02/23/20 09:38am Workamping Forum
RE: Working in California

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JimR 1 02/23/20 09:35am Workamping Forum
RE: Working in California

You are considered a California resident if you are present in this state on more than a temporary or transient basis for 6 months or more in a 12-month period (CVC §516) and/or California is the state where: You are registered to vote. You are gainfully employed. Military personnel are not considered gainfully employed in California, even if they also hold a civilian job. Your place of business is located. Resident tuition is paid at a public institution of higher education. Dependents attend a primary or secondary school. Homeowner's property tax exemption is declared. Property is leased for use as a residence. Residence is declared to obtain a license, privilege, or benefit not ordinarily extended to a nonresident. Your current driver license was issued. You are determined to be a resident as evidenced by acts, occurrences, or events that indicate presence in the state is more than temporary or transient. The above is from the California DMV website. The 2nd line is that I am asking about "gainfully employed". My understanding of this is that I will not be working for money in California. And I understand anyone doing so would not want to answer. To bad as I have worked in the states of Iowa, Arizona, Oregon, Kansas and Nevada for pay and was not required to get a vehicle registration in that state to my knowledge. Thanks for the replies JimR
JimR 1 02/21/20 09:00am Workamping Forum
RE: Working in California

Ummm, I would check with your accountant. If you are going to register a car and a temp residence there could be HUGE tax consequences esp when dealing with California. Not registering nor considering it a temp residence. In fact just the word residence could make one subject to the requirement to becoming a resident of CA. See walks like a duck above JimR
JimR 1 02/20/20 11:27am Workamping Forum
RE: Working in California

I think you are correct in most of what is posted here as far as living in an adjoining state and working in CA, but there was a post I belive on this web forum about someone living in Reno that got ticketed for driving to work in CA. That was posted along time ago so who knows now. I think the term long time is correct (6 months) and you are considered a resident, even if you are in a comma in the hospital. I have in the past looked at the residency information on the states web site. There they state that more than one half a year (basically 6 months) or when you earn earned income then a drivers licence and registration is required. As far as getting mail here that alone would not trigger a residency requirement. Thanks for the replies jimR I called one of my friend who does this and he explained it this way. so long as you are just commuting, there is no requirement to convert to CA licensing or registration. He said that it would be an unworkable nightmare because you'll need to get a CA registration every morning because you work in CA but need to change back to a NV registration each night because you live in NV. Not possible. There are triggers and these are when most get in trouble or ticketed. The biggest is if you use your personal vehicle in your CA work and stay in CA during your work. This means you may have a pickup you use in your work and crash at a friends house during the week while working, but go back to your state on weekends. The work, live and utilization rule on the vehicle would apply and require CA registration. The living rule may also be triggered as you're spending more days in CA than at home. The other major one is the walk, talk and sound like a duck requirement. Pretty much if you do anything that makes officials think you're a CA resident, you may have made yourself one without realizing it. Things like applying for state benefits (other than employee interstate transferable benefits), having an official USPS change of Address to CA (unless a temp vacation like mailing), using resident discounts and services, etc etc. It's kinda common sense, but it can be tricky. Yes i agree with you on this JimR
JimR 1 02/20/20 11:24am Workamping Forum
RE: Working in California

Register as a Ca resident since you're living and working there. Why take a chance. If you get stopped by a cop expect a ticket otherwise. This is not an option, to costly and I an not living or working here I am volunteering for USACE. JimR
JimR 1 02/20/20 11:24am Workamping Forum
RE: Working in California

If you live and reside in a neighboring state but work in CA, so long as you are not using that vehicle as part of your employment (using it for business purposes), you are exempt from registering. I know several who live in AZ and work across the border in California and were told by CA DMV they are exempt so long as they are not making staying in CA a normal part of their life. If you work in CA and actual reside in CA, or you establish CA as a place of residing (long term RV is included), or you get mail at a CA address, you must get a drivers license and vehicle registration as soon as you start working in the state. I think the key is you are not living or spending nights in CA while you work. I think you are correct in most of what is posted here as far as living in an adjoining state and working in CA, but there was a post I belive on this web forum about someone living in Reno that got ticketed for driving to work in CA. That was posted along time ago so who knows now. I think the term long time is correct (6 months) and you are considered a resident, even if you are in a comma in the hospital. I have in the past looked at the residency information on the states web site. There they state that more than one half a year (basically 6 months) or when you earn earned income then a drivers licence and registration is required. As far as getting mail here that alone would not trigger a residency requirement. Thanks for the replies jimR
JimR 1 02/18/20 02:43pm Workamping Forum
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