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  1. Tell us where to find information on "OTA"
  2. Simply because to most people UNLIMITED means just that UNLIMITED. If there was any truth in advertising, cell phone providers wouldn't be able to get away with lying in their offering like they do. I'll admit throttling is better than abruptly turning off all data when their arbitrary limits are reached but it's still a slap in the face to find out you've been reduced to dail-up speeds and it's still early in the month.
  3. I'd bet the microwave is on a dedicated circuit all by itself. Check for power at the breaker and make sure the screw on the breaker and the neutral wires are tight.
  4. I guess "williames" isn't going to come back and help us figure out what it is they're asking about. Like Brett, I searched and searched without finding any results for a product called "Forever Tape" or anything close. Moving on...
  5. One of the least expensive brake systems is my favorite - ReadyBrake by NSA. It's truly proportional meaning, it applies the brakes according to how much braking is needed. It's quick and easy to connect/disconnect and there's no box to install/remove on the floor of the towed. BlueOx is my preferred towbar/brackets. I run a hidden wire to the back of my towed and use diodes to light the tail/stop/turn signal lights. I've been towing vehicles behind motorhomes for over 40 years and I've found that 4-down towing with the items I've listed here are the easiest and quickest way to get on the road. There's plenty of towbars on Craig's List in our area and once in awhile, the towed with all the accessories comes along.
  6. I hope Lynda comes back to see the answers given and answers the questions asked so that the answers can be more specific to her MH. If she's got a Ford F-53 chassis, moving the links on the sway bar closer to the axle is the cheapest and quickest way to improve the stability of that chassis - replacing the bushings with the polyurethane type is a must afterwards because of the increased pressures on them. It made a world of difference on my MH and I highly recommend it. Before the change, I felt top heavy going around the slightest curves and afterwards, it rock solid.
  7. I saw a discussion of this product recently on Trek Tracks. You might find it what you need to cover the Filon. https://www.epdmcoatings.com/
  8. I've heard from others the prices and quality of the work done here are very good but this information is 9 years old. Navarro's in Los Algodones Mexico. Contact Navarro at 928-343-2750, or enrique@navarrosshop.com
  9. I had the same problem with Sprint's hotspot in Florida City. I worked with the CEO's office for several weeks and got absolutely no where. My old 300 baud modem was faster than the throughput I was getting there. I was within a mile of 3 towers. I drove to the base of all three but service never improved. On the other hand, while parked a mile off AZ 95 two miles south of Quartzsite during RV Week when estimates of 100,000 or more RVs are spread out in the desert, I had adequate (not great) service with both Sprint and Verizon. I would connect to the PC in my church's office over TeamViewer and while slow, it worked. With the crowd around me, I felt fortunate. I can't say I thrilled with the service I receive from Verizon either though. I've got what was supposed to unlimited data that's throttled after about 10 days use each month. The original plan I signed up for allowed me to bank 20Gb of high speed data but Verizon changed those terms without so much as a hint they did so. In between Sprint and Verizon, I tried T-Mobile for a little over 6 months but I couldn't deal with the dead spots I kept running into. I really expected much better service from Verizon after listening to all the talk around the campfire but that hasn't been my experience. I haven't tried AT&T in the last 19 years but back then, CDMA was the standard for cell phones. Soon, they'll all be bragging about their 5G service. Don't believe a word they say and avoid their early implementations for a couple of years at least. Is there anyone out there that's completely happy with their cell phone and data service and the price they're paying? I'd like to hear from them.
  10. EternaBond | RoofSeal White, EPDM RV and Roof Repair Tape - applied to a clean surface will stay flexible and last well over 15 years. https://www.bestmaterials.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=1021
  11. My specialty is residential and commercial HVAC/R. What is the purpose of this vacuum pump talked about here? Is it used to provide vacuum for the dampers on the dash heating and air conditioning dampers on a diesel MH? Just curious. If that's its purpose, then there should be reservoir that once the pump took it down to 25 inches or so of mercury, would cycle off until it the vacuum rose to 15 inches. That should be plenty to make the dampers operate. If that's not the purpose, enlighten me please.
  12. As I recall, I had to send a copy of my DD-214 for verification. Try this link: https://www.verizonwireless.com/discounts/military https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/employee-discount-validation-faqs/ Start here: https://www.verizonwireless.com/discount-program/?type=military# Active military service members, veterans or first responders, here’s what you need to know. For those who serve, we offer: Discounts on Go, Beyond or Above Unlimited plans. One line on your account? Save $15. Two lines? Save $35. Three or more lines? Your best savings are $40 on your account access fee.* or, a 15% discount off other eligible plan's monthly account service fee as well as up to a 25% discount off select accessories when purchased online through My Verizon. But first, you'll need to verify your service. As an active military, you can provide one of the following documents: Military-issued email, Military paystub, Military enlistment DD Form 4 or SCRA Status Report. Military veterans can provide one of the following documents: Your DD Form 214, Veteran's ID Card, Military Retiree Account Statement or VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage. First responders can provide one of the following documents: Paystub, pension stub, volunteer ID or Statement of volunteer service. To register your existing account, click Existing Customers in the menu directly above and enter your Verizon mobile number in the My Verizon User ID or mobile number field to start. *The line-based tiered discount for the Go, Beyond or Above Unlimited plans applies if the account was activated with, or plan changed to, one of these plans 6/28/18 or later. For military, Any Go or Beyond Unlimited plans activated prior to 6/28/18 will receive a flat $15 account level access fee discount or for first responders, the plan will not qualify for a discount. At any time the plan can be changed to the new Go, Beyond or Above Unlimited plan to receive the line-based tiered discount.
  13. I've been using an antenna like that one for a couple of years now and it's worked great! I found it in a thrift store and bought it on a whim. It has increased the signal strength enough so it's never been a problem. I'm not on the FMCA plan but I've got one of the Verizon so called BS "unlimited" plans that throttle you down to 600kbps at 15Gb. I've already blown through this month's allotment. When I bought into Verizon, I was told unlimited meant 20Gb that I could bank up to 20Gb if I didn't use all of it in any month. I only use the JetPack intermittently 9 months a year and depend on it over the 3 months we play snowbirds. I've never had a plan change after agreeing to it before Verizon. It seems they'll change terms whenever they feel like it without any notification or admitting to it. I do take advantage of a 15% discount for veterans and $10 discount for direct autopay to keep costs down as much as possible. Between satellite TV, Internet connectivity for the house and cell phones, being connected sure takes a toll on our retirement income each month.
  14. Boatman1955, To measure the height, lay a board on top of the air conditioner and make sure it's level - then measure the distance to ground from underneath it. Use a vent cover meant for the Fantastic fan or you'll lose a lot of its ability to move air. The smaller covers are great for the small fan in most bathrooms and non-powered vents.
  15. Sadly, delamination was an industry wide problem until 2008 when the manufactures finally switched away from the plywood underlayment. Many, many brands were affected including Country Coach, Monaco who built Safaris and Treks like I own. Mine didn't delaminate, the gelcoat checked and cracked all over the place but especially under the darker colors. The only sure cure is replacement which to have done is well over $20k.
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