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RE: 12v Refidgerators

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jorbill2or 06/01/20 10:17am Technology Corner
RE: 12v Refidgerators

12 volt Refrigerators are some pretty efficient units , or at least can be. Many people have preconceived ideas based on old tech. 400 watts solar with a sufficient battery pack and no additional large draws would be plenty for a 10 ish cubic foot modern 12 volt unit. Now if your camping in the winter with no sun and furnace use ... well most likely not. How much battery capacity ?, that tells you how long it will run. the solar or Generator (what solar is)just replenish the battery. hopefully 5-6 hours of solar replenish the 24 hour draw.
jorbill2or 06/01/20 10:17am Technology Corner
RE: DTV stopping DNS

You will not get network anymore unless you change your address ... that is not easy with direct. The comments about dish are accurate that Dish allows you to move your service address at Will giving you the locals near where you are are. Dish is very rv friendly. You can use your rv’s OTA over the air antenna to get the locals near you ( if you can) , change to Dish , or buy a streaming package for about 50 bucks that duplicates your direct account ( IE youtubetv which is rv friendly allowing hotspot access etc ) assuming you have unlimited hotspot internet access. ( not easy or cheap) or “move” to where you are now on directv .... a real hassle from what I’ve observed ..... but if if you don’t move much it might work ... good luck. Directv has abandoned its mobile customers and in my opinion, you are sol
jorbill2or 05/18/20 03:01pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH TV - Locals

I believe we have America’s top 250 and pay about $110 a monthI'll need them all. Does anyone know if Dish receivers have signal beeps when aiming the dish? Do they also have a signal strength display? Yes if your doing a manual dish I believe it gives you signal strength tone in the settings menu Most don’t mess with a manual dish as the portable auto dish are pretty cheap and no effort.
jorbill2or 05/03/20 05:53pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH TV - Locals

One good thing is flex pack allows you to change at will and add or subtract sub packages like a “news pac” movie pac etc for just days or weeks with prorated charges. Std packages require I believe a monthly commitment. dish has package comparison charts on their web sites , so you can see and compare what they offer.
jorbill2or 05/03/20 01:34pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH TV - Locals

Set it up yourself .. then call and activate on the pay as you go plan. Nobody sets it up except you. Most installers haven’t a clue and rv dealers are mostly who will set it up if you need someone to do it for you. The difference on pay as you go is you pay in advance. You must technically own the receivers, but some have transitioned their “loaned” Home account receivers. With your own receivers they don’t care how much you start or stop it. Even with a regular home account you can chat ( text) with dish and change locations as many times as you want , with the dish outdoors pay as you go account you can do if with no contact other than the app. I have changed my account as much as 25 times in a year and 5 times one week .. no issues. The only gotcha are taxes you pay. Communication taxes, sometimes high, are based on the locality you are getting your locals from .. for example Oregon had no communication taxes to speak of .08cents..... but Florida near Orlando I payed over 8 bucks!
jorbill2or 05/03/20 12:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish/Direct TV is going Bye Bye Millions soon to Disconnect

The full goal is 40,000 table size satellites. At the current 60 per launch it will take about 670 launches .. one a day for 2 years. I’m sure the US can be up and running sooner but the one a day launch ? Not yet In the cards
jorbill2or 04/26/20 07:10am Technology Corner
RE: Dish/Direct TV is going Bye Bye Millions soon to Disconnect

With time they won’t be in a “line” as close together but will spread out. Keep in mind only the northern 1/2 of the US and Canada is going “live” public testing this year and without its full array. Worldwide will take a lot more launches Supposedly you’ll need a 2 foot round plate type dish mounted on the roof with a clear view of at least part of the sky of course. Yes , Astronomers are having a fit about the visual interference. But it is the future. Sky net is near ,:) But tinmac is ... optimistic ? With his clickbait..... all of the US will not be accessible this year , not even close but if your in the northern states you may be able to beta test. The full northern array won’t be online just enough to begin “testing” public access.
jorbill2or 04/26/20 06:16am Technology Corner
RE: trading up to a DP, wondering about fuel program

Not a credit card a direct debit from your checking account ... same as the water company etc May do ... just google “ACH withdrawal” . Most are saving 20-30 cents minimum over best price plus credit kickback. And no looking and finding backwater stations ... best price I’ve found is Loves and even with the high pump prices they have ... the discount beats anything around. Do what you want ... look it up on the forums or google it and for over a year many are saving big $ .
jorbill2or 04/19/20 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What manufacturers will this recession bring down?

Fascinating! Five pages of commentary and not one answer to my original posted question. Lets try this again and just answer with RV manufacturers names. Fair enough. I answered you on the first page ... Winnebago it they leveraged the Newmar buy out.
jorbill2or 04/05/20 03:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: What manufacturers will this recession bring down?

Many small business’s are operating week to week .. many more than you think. Even with the loans and forgiveness they don’t have a chance.My guess is 20% are gone today and if this last much past may 1st many more will fall. Things won’t “just snap back” you can’t stop a super tanker and just snap your fingers and go. How much borrowing did Winnebago do to buy newmar? I’d say if they did much they are in trouble.that's my bet for the big guys All of the small towable guys are underwater all the time ( gone) . Class a sales were falling anyway and the market was very soft. It’s not snapping “back” We may have been doing great, and this isn’t caused by economic problems but it created one of the biggest economic messes since the depression. I think Rving will be the last thing most people think about for the next few years. The only “good thing” , if you can call it that , is the whole world is in the same mess.
jorbill2or 04/04/20 09:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Buyers market?

Actually, is it a good time? I’d say not yet, but soon. The full effect of the economy shutdown is a few months away. Lost jobs and the need for cash will cause a glut of new / almost new rigs being on a fire sale manufacturers/ dealers are sitting on way too much inventory ( they will soon file bankruptcy) which will lower values for the used market. People haven’t realized they are in big trouble yet , they will. But just not today. JMO This too will pass it always has .. smart people wait and buy the down times , if they have the cash or ability , most are not in a position to buy which is why you can Get a deal. I don’t feel bad buying something Cheaply as it gets them out from under a big problem even if it greats a smaller problem for them.
jorbill2or 03/26/20 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

Unfortunately, even if you get an HD receiver which is capable of High Def, if you are using a dome, the dome can only receive SD programming and the picture will be small and it will be [email protected] However, it will be a more simple setup as you just select the appropriate HDMI input. That will also allow you to connect your existing OTA TV antenna to that one coax connection, do a new channel scan and you will be able to watch all of your favorite local TV channels in FULL HD! The OTA TV is the VERY BEST TV viewing available as it is not compressed like the other options. Want to watch the Super Bowl and you have Cable or DTV or DISH? Switch to the OTA antenna for a substantially better picture! If I read you last post correctly there appeared to be a complement in there. If so, many thanks! Bill i think he said this was on his sticksNBricks so hopefully no dome is involved :) let the High def flow!
jorbill2or 03/19/20 05:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

probably not something you want to do, or figure out ,but you can change the Picture settings on the TV. something like wide , full screen etc. In fact you can toggle between them all and pick one that looks best without chopping too much picture. I'm glad you got this figured out ! At least you can watch a "picture". It wouldn't hurt to see if DTV will send you a new tuner that can do HDMI and how much it cost , or doesnt, might be a surprise. Then again it is DTV not known for customer service
jorbill2or 03/19/20 03:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

If the spectrum was on a hdmi cable , spectrum doesnt scan only the one connected to the coax (cable one ?) does . Turn the tv to the HDmi port that you plugged in then use the spectrum box to control channels etc. one question , since you say the cable was connected , was the dtv box not only "connected" but on and on a dtv channel when you did the scan ? since your other tv worked the new one should also what is the model number on the TV .. someone can look it up the instructions You can too on the Vizio web site Vizio Actually it sounds like your tv input "cable one" is not set properly to scan for over the air tv .
jorbill2or 03/17/20 08:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

I have a new Vizio .. just bought 50" It has both analog and digital OTA tuners. Truthfully I haven't seen any with tuners that don't do both analog and digital and I just got done shopping for our casita. It's not the tv I'm pretty sure its the hookup or lack of being on broadcast tv and scanning for new channels. The older DTV tuners must have coax out. The new Dish receivers don't
jorbill2or 03/17/20 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Brand New Vizio 40 inch TV problem, HELP

1 if the directv has hdmi why are your trying to use coax ? I can only assume you can't 2 does the directv have coax from the DTV box out ? ... it needs to or you need to use a game adapter on the composite outs. If it does which channel does it transmit on ? analog 3or 4 ? turn on the tv and with the direct box also on....Go to the TV and select over the air tv as the source then scan the tv for channels (go to antenna, select over the air OTA, and scan). when done go to analog channel 3 maybe 4? it's been so long .... Should work. can you get any OTA channels on the TV? if you can then it's not the tv using coax like this really degrades the picture but if its all you can do its better than nothing
jorbill2or 03/17/20 01:31pm Technology Corner
RE: tax writeoffs for full timers who work from road

The rule is "related business expenses". Examples: A room converted into an office devoted to running your business. Proportionately tax deductible calculating from total rental paid or the depreciation of your house. Gas to deliver your product or meet the client. Again, proportionate cost in depreciation if you are using your car for your business. I don't know how campground fees can be deductible since land is already part of a lease rental in an alternative scenario that you are renting an office or a factory for production. In our case during an event campground fees are no different than a hotel rental while attending a business conference . we do NOT deduct year round campground fees, only while at a specific event.
jorbill2or 03/10/20 01:00pm Full-time RVing
RE: tax writeoffs for full timers who work from road

Can only say what we do. My DW is a independent contractor and manages a professional organization, for peanuts I might add ! we/she writes off several items. She organizes and or attends several conferences across the country, travel mileage is taken, campground fees also but only while she is at or prepping the conference ,not all the time . She also meets with local Members meetings representing the organization and taking mileage ($.58 a mile) to those things also. Most of our travel mileage is deducted as she is always scheduling meetings along our travel. She also fly's sometimes out of state when its not possible to travel in the RV. SF to NY for example ,If those expenses (air car rental hotel )are not reimbursed they are all written off. We do not use the RV as a office expense ...or depreciation just too much trouble.My weak understanding is it causes issues when you sell or trade the RV Her non employee contractor income is low enough that its almost all written off with just those small items .Most of what she does is like a volunteer being reimbursed We had a tax consultant go through all the items the first year she started her "job" I agree you should also.
jorbill2or 03/10/20 12:26pm Full-time RVing
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
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