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RE: Counteracting bioDiesel

I have run up to b20 many times in my 03 c12 ( actually manufactured in 02 ) over the last 50,0000 miles with no issues. When I looked some years ago cat authorized up to b20 in their engines. I think you may have received some inaccurate info. Like others have said just drive it and top it off and you’ll dilute it. You can get up to 5 % bio at the pump with no notice whatsoever, so you have already been running a small bio % without knowing it. @007 on mfgs made changes in to better accmodate ULSD and the same year or next to rubber seals and componets for bio diesel. Biodiesel is like cookign oil and swells the old rubber formulas and rots them too. I found this in my notes without looking too deeply , From the Caterpillar Engine Maintenance Handout: Cat and Cummins have differing stds .. I believe the seals were changed much earlier .. late 90’s or very early 2000’s ? Biodiesel – Use ASTM D6751 or DIN 51606 specification • Limited storage life • Less BTU content (5 – 7%) than regular diesel • Allowable Blend – Up to 30% for engines built prior to 1/1/2007. <<<< THIS ! – Engines built on or after 1/1/2007: » Up to 5% for C7 and C9 » Up to 20% for C13 and C15
jorbill2or 02/25/20 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Counteracting bioDiesel

I have run up to b20 many times in my 03 c12 ( actually manufactured in 02 ) over the last 50,0000 miles with no issues. When I looked some years ago cat authorized up to b20 in their engines. I think you may have received some inaccurate info. Like others have said just drive it and top it off and you’ll dilute it. You can get up to 5 % bio at the pump with no notice whatsoever, so you have already been running a small bio % without knowing it.
jorbill2or 02/25/20 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Network Play Maker Sat Antenna Problems

Also you are now running power through the coax. ( which of course was your goal) While it may have worked just passing the video on the old setup the addition of Power has obviously caused a problem. Check all connections , like the one behind the sat “in Jack“ you plugging into on the side of the rv no shorts etc and insure it’s a direct run to the tuner box from there. Too long a cable 50 ft total including the interior run is std but I’ve seen it work with longer , bad connections, poor quality coax all possible.
jorbill2or 02/24/20 03:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Tv while traveling

Hulu yes Hulu plus live tv no ... you have to be on the home network. I tried it with my sister-in-law’s used there login and all was fine until I left their WiFi Roku and Fire don’t work. I can log in on the phone and get locals where I am but I have to use the mobile device. They won’t give an account to someone with just a mobile cellular account. Again that’s the “live tv “ cable channels and locals . That’s what I found but I’d love to find different.
jorbill2or 02/08/20 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portland Oregon Parks question

I would avoid East of the airport. A few years ago when I lived in the Portland area , the rv parks were known drug issues with the police in east county. I was identifying a stolen car of my daughters ( found in a rv park) and the officers were less than positive. I also would suggest an apartment.
jorbill2or 01/21/20 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

Sling prices just went up as most of the streaming services have . Sling offers almost no locals ( that’s why they are cheaper and very limited channels) , but if they are the ones you want ??
jorbill2or 01/17/20 11:15am Technology Corner
RE: "Leather" coming apart and peeling

Ultra leather and all the other cute names in almost all coaches /rv’s aren’t “real” cowhide. They are synthetic. In most cases it will do ok. For several years all the manufacturers used a “bad run “ of the stuff. It wasn’t just Fleetwood. Flexsteel I know used it , not sure about the higher end Villa manufacture. This has been , as said , known for several years with several threads in it in all the forums. There has been some luck getting it fixed in the past but word is those days are past.
jorbill2or 01/12/20 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Bad RV Wreck in Oregon

Not that it makes much difference of the results but a couple of questions arise about the where of the crash. "It took the Ilwaco Fire Department over an hour"... From Ilwaco it is at least a 30 minute drive to anyplace in Oregon and that includes a 5 mile drive across the Astoria–Megler Bridge. Some of the comments in the comments section seem to come from the towing company that is located in Ocean Park, WA. Oregon State Police isn't likely to have them on the call list unless it was an extreme emergency. And the poster that said "Most roads in Oregon have no guard rails;" must be a transplant. I am an Oregon native for 67 years and driven a vast majority of the roads in the state and have seen many miles of guardrails. I don't doubt you've seen many miles of guardrails, but the standard is no guard rails on the majority of roads throughout the State. I to am a lifelong Oregonian with now 4 years touring the us and sure, there are no guardrail roads in places in Oregon .. I’ve found the rest of the country no different. Where are you getting this sales tax / roads info from ? All roads .. everywhere are “built “up with gravel shoulders. Besides this crash was mislabeled and is a Washington crash. What about Washington state guardrails? On built up roads! I think they have a high sales tax but roads are generally from the fuel tax. Old time Oregonians are a little touchy when transplants start talking sales tax to fix problems lol
jorbill2or 01/01/20 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washing clothes while underway

All of the rv washers I’ve had are not wired through the inverter. Like the AC they are shore power or generator only. We used to run it while driving a few times in our old Winnebago. That is until it was running and I hit a rough patch of road. The washer tub somehow hit one of the electric circuit boards in the bottom of the tub area. Several hundred bucks later and the repair guy said not to run it while moving. We haven’t since. All it took was some good bumps.
jorbill2or 12/25/19 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish TV

The difference in the portable and the travler , besides being able to get out From under trees and rain fade on small reflector portables is in the tuners abilities . The Wally tuner in particular , opens up a second tuner inside with the travler. with a added hard drive , It allows you to record/ watch two program channels at a time ...4 if you purchase and attach the over the air dongle. The travler also allows you to use the “Hopper” 16 tuner home receiver should you want to. It doesn’t work with any dome portable . the travler also allows you you use multiple independent tuners that can be totally independent of Each other. Domes don’t offer that independent tuning. As they are locked to just one satellite at a time and Dish uses 3
jorbill2or 12/23/19 08:05am Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Unlimited Data vs wifi hotspot usage

Since you are connected with a hard cable ( Apple lightning to HDMI out adapter to a tv ) the data used that way is always considered “on phone “data. Instead of using the phone display your using the tv as the phones display in fact the phone display is only a control panel mode . Connecting the hotspot ( WiFi or Bluetooth) is a separate function and I never noticed a problem ... other that the wireless hotspot going against my hotspot data cap it did not effect my unlimited on phone streaming. Note I haven’t used this in awhile since I have dedicated hotspots now. Doing so I found my video stream speed slowed if my data connection was poor. Only so much data to go around and not a good solution so I bought dedicated hotspots. I did find a few streaming sources that would not transfer to the tv via the dongle ( blocked) as a FYI
jorbill2or 12/13/19 01:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Directv or Dish?

Dish or direct will have virtually the same signal abilities. They use different satellites but no difference in signal quality. As of now direct is limited to big full dish antennas for HD the portables are standard def .. but that is supposed to change . Dish is very very friendly to rvers and can give you the locals ( ABC NBC CBS pbs ) where you are super easy via call, text or chat. If you have a prepay by month account ( outdoor ) you can do it in your account online with no customer service interaction. All that and the channels are the same .. with a big difference ... no Sunday Ticket and no HBO on Dish . If those are important, Direct is the only way to go for satellite. Dish has a flex plan that’s 40 bucks and you can add packs to keep cost low. I generally get locals via ota for free included in the dish guide. But if I’m somewhere it’s not possible I can add locals via satellite for 12 bucks / month. HBO can be had via steaming and as for that matter everything else ( except Sunday Ticket) and you can dump satellite if you are confident you can access fast unlimited internet everywhere. I have streaming options plus Dish tv ... streaming isn’t always available but that has a lot to do with where we travel and we have unlimited att and Verizon hotspots .
jorbill2or 12/06/19 05:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish or Directv for full timers?

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jorbill2or 12/06/19 04:57pm Full-time RVing
RE: Question for those towing an enclosed car hauler...

No , and yes ! I ordered it without thinking my “spry” self would have no problem, esp with the small car I was hauling. Wrong , I would never buy another without a escape door. Crawling out is a pita no matter how small the car rep after the retirement spread.
jorbill2or 11/14/19 11:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HDMI outlet.. Ideas??

Hdmi over coax and use your existing outside coax with a coax to the receiver module then hdmi to the tv .. there is a transmitter you connect to the hdmi out on the sat box then the coax to the outside. You’ll need a hdmi splitter if you want to watch the inside tv also 100 bucks up for the both the transmitter & receiver and another 30-50 for the hdmi splitter. The cheap way , and this is how I currently send my wally to the bedroom tv is with a component ( the yellow white red out ) to coax adapter commonly called a game adapter. It sends the signal std definition to the rear the on coax on Channel 3 or 4. Turn the tv on to Channel 3 and change Channel’s with the sat tuner. The picture isn’t high def but it’s passable. All in 12 bucks.
jorbill2or 11/06/19 02:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

I believe It’s the hdmi port that it contains isn’t up to the proper codes.. ie it the older port allows the signal to be pirated. I have no idea what the current code is up to 3-4 ? but if the hdmi device doesn’t support the codec it won’t play the content. I think I saw somewhere where older hdmi devices would no longer support new content. The beauty ( for the content providers) of the hdmi input is they can block content on un authorized equipment or as they change codes the older connections can’t.
jorbill2or 10/29/19 12:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Wally receiver with fixed dish?

The Wally will work fine with the full dish. Just run a check switch ( actually when you plug it in it should do that on its own) it will recognize the dish. If you have a hard drive active and on it , it will add ( turn on ) the second tuner in the Wally. That will add the ability to record 2 programs at once that you don’t have currently with the portable playmaker ( or any portable ) You could also take the hopper .. but I assume your recording local Chanel’s back at home or someone is still at the house ?
jorbill2or 10/07/19 07:43am Technology Corner
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

Dish will provide you a hopper and a Joey for home for “free” for signing up for Dish service. You can buy the Wally or 211 receiver and the portable automatic dish from several online a retailers. You can turn the rv tuner on or off at will via app The provided tuners in the house need to be on since you don’t own them they would probably want them returned if not connected . You can change your service location at will , every day if you desire via text , app or phone call. Changing service locations will / May affect the home tuner ability to get locals but all other Chanel’s will work as normal ( record while your not there) Dishformyrv.com can help you with the RV setup. And at least direct you to the home set up. I use a pathfinder2 and it works great with a large reflector ( less rain problems) but it’s large and hard to store. It’s not my primary dish that’s a roof mounted travler I have little experience with the other portables.
jorbill2or 09/29/19 07:10pm Technology Corner
RE: .Options for Highspeed Internet Anywhere (Data Intensive)

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ In your situation I’d drop the money to join.Mobile internet
jorbill2or 09/29/19 10:39am Technology Corner
RE: full time 101 questions

Keep in mind those rates you quote are teaser rates based on having excellent credit 750fico plus and great income. The 20 year number is unwise as a rv will be underwater for almost the entire 20 years .. if it lasts that long and will be junk value at the end. Also 15- 20 year numbers aren’t available on older units .. like 7 or more years old and certainly not at the interest rates you are looking at I second the get some “real” rate quotes based on your credit situation and purchase choice. I think you’ll find a modular or home rate will be competitive
jorbill2or 09/27/19 11:03am Full-time RVing
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