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chindog

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About chindog

  • Birthday September 8

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  • Interests
    kayaking, hiking, biking, finding good mom&pop restaurants
  • I travel
    With pets
    Full-time

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  1. I want to know how the pork shoulder and rump roast turned out!
  2. If you are talking about the 8800L jetpack, it did have some significant problems with dropping signal and rebooting. I've got one, and it got to the point that it was rebooting as often as every 2 to 5 minutes. I was about ready to throw it out. Then, a few weeks ago, Verizon rolled out a software update, and since then it's been smooth sailing. I've been all over the country from FL to CO since then, and haven't had any issues with the 8800L since the software update. In fact, it performs a lot better than my previous jetpack, a 7730L, with faster download speed and less buffering. On my plan, I do have to put up with network management, but it hasn't been much of a problem unless I am in a highly populated area and the tower is swamped with users.
  3. chindog

    EFS Card

    It's like an ATM withdrawal without the fee. But you have to go inside to get your cash. Too bad they don't have little ATM cash dispensers at the pump.
  4. You can get them from https://magneshade.com/ I don't think they have a reseller network. They do sometimes have booths at RV shows, and list their schedule on their website. I've had mine for about 4 years, and have been very pleased with them.
  5. On the CRV, you have to pull one of the fuses when towing, or the battery will discharge within a couple of hours. The manual shows the fuse to disconnect.
  6. I've got the FMCA Verizon plan, and we've been pleased with it. However, Verizon is pretty strict on the slowdown at 25gb. When you hit that, it slows down to almost unusable speed. Even downloading email takes forever. We don't stream anything, and are very judicious with our internet use, so 25gb usually covers our needs. However, even though our PC's are set as metered connections on Windows, the forced update downloads sometimes eat up our bandwidth. Having to do 3 or 4 days on slow speed at the end of our service month is truly a bummer. When our current contract period is up, I'm definitely switching to the new prepaid Verizon plan.
  7. If you have a Velvac VMax III, which are pretty common for class A coaches, there are 2 screws holding the camera mount on the face of the mirror. Remove those, and you can remove the cover piece. The camera will come out with the cover. Be careful to note the position of the camera (maybe mark it in the holder with a Sharpie) so you can position it in the right place when re-assembling it. You have to get the camera cable tucked back in the right place to get the cover back on properly.
  8. Here's how I do it. I pull up to the truck lane pump, swipe my RV Plus card, input my pin, and the pump turns on. I pump diesel into my tank, and put the nozzle back into the holder when done. Usually the receipt printer is broken or out of tape, so I take a photo of the amount and gallons with my phone. I drive away, and pay my bill when it is emailed to me.
  9. I'm getting the same thing on both Firefox and Windows Edge.
  10. I would rather have the radio that played cassettes. The music was better back then.
  11. The headlights at that link are pretty expensive. For my coach, they want $330 for a pair. I happen to know that these headlights are the same as a GMC Yukon, and are only $135 for the pair on Amazon.
  12. No state taxes listed on the bill, just a $.02 regulatory charge and a $.06 "administrative charge" .
  13. My total monthly bill is $50.07, including all taxes. Of course, the location of the subscriber has a lot to do with that. We are residents of Florida.
  14. For us, the FMCA Verizon plan works very well. The 25GB/mo is just about what we use for our laptops. We don't stream videos or play games online, just the normal email and internet surfing. It is rare that we exceed the limit, and when we do it's usually because of a Windows update. We use Consumer Cellular for our cell phones, and have a 3GB data plan for them, which we hardly ever exceed. But for the computers, our FMCA/Verizon hotspot bill is just $50 and change each month, and is less expensive than any other plan on the market that we can get.
  15. It's not just the wiring that is a hassle when changing from one toad to another. There is also the brake piston, and the cable to the brake pedal, which on my toad is mounted under the panel under the drivers side door, with the cable running under the carpet to the pulley behind the brake pedal.
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