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RE: Best AGM batteries

X100 for Lifeline. My Lifeline story. . . Alter a few years I noticed corrosion around one or the posts of one of my four Lifeline batteries. Long story short, reported it to Lifeline who ended up replacing all four of my batteries.
TechWriter 06/01/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: What $125,000 gets you in Germany

$125,000 USD or 125,000 marks?
TechWriter 06/01/20 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camco water filter

Can you link to a few items or describe more? Here's our water filtration system.
TechWriter 05/30/20 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good Wi Fi for RV: Is it Possible?

As everyone knows, campground wi fi is usually poor. I didn't find that to be true last year when we visited 43 campgrounds over 5 1/2 months. In fact, about 40% of the time we had streamable campground WiFi (5 Mbps or over). I think most of the folks who post here are not full timers like myself and who pretty much go to the same campgrounds on the weekends. So if they have bad WiFi in these campgrounds, they assume that it's rotten everywhere. I would like to be able to get a wi fi signal that is reliable and strong enough to permit us to use internet TV such as Netflix or YouTube TV as well as basic applications such as email and video conferencing. To me, as soon as you talk about streaming TV, I think you'll need 5 Mbps down to be comfortable. I would not bother with cell or WiFi boosting. For me, the cost didn't justify the so-so results. But I do suggest cell carrier options. For example, I have one AT&T (Mobley) and two Verizon (Visible & an older) cell data plans. You may end up using campground WiFi for the slow stuff like email and cell data plans for streaming. Do yourself a favor, buy a subscription to MIRC. Great advice. They clued me into the Mobley.
TechWriter 05/30/20 01:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

Congrats OP! I think this thread set a record . . . it stayed on topic for a whole 4 posts !!!
TechWriter 05/23/20 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Autoformer Voltage Booster Question

My voltage protector The Defender, also checks for reverse polarity, as does my three light plug in, and none is detected. The booster plug or cord has not been replaced. You must like the Defender as you linked to it twice. The 30A Southwire 34930 and 30A Progressive EMS-PT30X both do the same as the Defender -- and for less money. BTW, in high or low voltage conditions, all of the above will disconnect power from your RV. None of them will boost low voltage like Frank's autoformer (or the much much better Hughes autoformer with surge protection).
TechWriter 05/21/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge protectors

Last I checked (And this MAY have changed) the PI unit had a limited lifetime warranty . . . That changed when Southwire bought Surge Guard a couple years ago. Now both Southwire and Progressive have limited lifetime warranties. Progressive was also bought by another company. After the buy outs, Progressive service and warranty went down and Southwire's went up. I'd go with Southwire now.
TechWriter 05/16/20 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Full Timer Health Insurance Options

Hi All, I am looking for specific examples of health insurance policies others have found for affordable high deductible health insurance for those of use not yet old enough for Medicare. I have a SD domicile address, but would like to include my grandson who lives in Iowa and retain access to my wife and my doctors in Iowa if possible. Looking for names of providers and what you are currently paying per month. I looked up ACA plans in Glenwood, IA and they ranged from $2000 - 4000 for you and your wife. If you make under a certain amount, you can qualify for an ACA subsidy to help reduce premium costs. Otherwise, you'll pay full cost. If your grandson isn't a dependent, good luck getting him on your plan. ACA plans are based on where you actually reside, not a "paper" domicile.
TechWriter 05/15/20 02:52pm Full-time RVing
RE: our current FINANCIAL situation

Unemployment numbers are claimed anywhere between 14 and 24%. That is not really so bad considering the situation. Remember many of these "unemployed" are really just on a leave while the businesses are shut down (hopefully they all start back up one day, but some will not). Not likely. According to Forbes, 42% of recent layoffs will be permanent, the coronavirus recession will last far longer, and unemployment is closer to 25%. Fasten your seatbelts.
TechWriter 05/14/20 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Normal" refrigerator temps

. . . the temperature in the refrigerator was 39 degrees. I am operating it on electric. Is this in the "normal range"? Yes, but where in the fridge are you measuring the temp? In my residential fridge, the temp in the back may be 10 degrees cooler than on a door shelf.
TechWriter 05/08/20 11:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish Hardware

You also need a 42 switch Not with the DISH RF Mogul. See page 13 of the Eagle Operation Manual for wiring instructions. For a single Hopper 3 install to a DISH RF Mogul, you would only need a DISH Hybrid Solo Hub + a DISH Hybrid Western Arc LNBF for the RF Mogul. Finally, contact RF Mogul to make sure you know exactly what you need. For a first-time Hopper install, I believe DISH still requires it be done by a DISH Installer. Contact a local satellite TV installer, not DISH, to do this.
TechWriter 05/01/20 08:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Hardware

since the law changed Dish will not have DNS either We don't need it.
TechWriter 05/01/20 05:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Hardware

You have the SK-SWM3 Trav'ler. OP has an RF Mogul, not a Travler.
TechWriter 05/01/20 03:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Hardware

My RV antenna is an RF Mogul that will require some LNB's and arm hardware, but that part seems a pretty easy change over. Any help on picking receivers and/or recorders anyone can give would be appreciated. Since you'll me moving your DISH receiver back and forth between home and RV and since you'll have a DISH RF Mogul, then I suggest a Hopper 3 DVR. It's a much more capable receiver than a 211, Wally, or Hopper Duo.
TechWriter 05/01/20 03:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish/Direct TV is going Bye Bye Millions soon to Disconnect

By years end you will get fast internet at home or in your RV anywhere, internet gets you thousands of TV programs and many are free without commercials.. Your lack of knowledge of satellite TV is now eclipsed by your lack of knowledge of satellite Internet. Get educated at the Starlink FAQ. From Elon Musk . . . "We'll have some small number of customers in Los Angeles but we can't do a lot of customers in Los Angeles because the bandwidth per cell is simply not high enough" also "I wanna be clear, it's not like Starlink is a huge threat to telcos. I want to be super clear. It is not. In fact it will be helpful to telcos because Starlink will serve the hardest to serve customers that telcos otherwise have trouble doing with landlines or even with cell radio stations, cell towers."
TechWriter 04/26/20 04:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Dicor vs. Eternabond

Don't use Dicor for vertical seams. Use EternaCaulk. I use it on seams, and to seal the edges of EternaBond tape. Five years +
TechWriter 04/22/20 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

"If it's someone's time to go, I can't save them. Some people simply will die from this virus, like it or not. Everyone dies eventually, like it or not. However, the people who are most susceptible are still free to stay away from the rest of us (self-isolate) as we resume our own survival tasks." Since the Michigan rallies, I’m all for this because it looks like support for this mainly comes from a particular political bent, and if they want to race for the exit, have at it!
TechWriter 04/19/20 04:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

New study by Stanford scientist says coronavirus no more deadly than common flu. There are those pesky scientists again. Exactly! Time to get those COVID-19 slackers out of the ICUs.
TechWriter 04/19/20 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Laundromats are closed!!

No way would you catch me in a Laundromat!!! Now I have another reason to be happy I have had a WD for nearly 5 years. Ditto. https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/wd_02_opendoors.jpg height=525 width=350
TechWriter 04/06/20 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Laundromats are closed!!

And now, back to OP's original topic . . . Laundry is an "Essential" service far as I know. Until they shut down the laundromat.
TechWriter 04/06/20 12:08pm General RVing Issues
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