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RE: Fuel cost in your area

Today. $6.08 regular. $6.53 premium Dave
magicbus 06/29/22 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Another member since 2002. On my third RV with a liveaboard boat in between, widowed once and remarried. I’m one of those who doesn’t Facebook or other social media, but still learn stuff from this board. Dave
magicbus 06/21/22 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bronco

I stand corrected. Per the manual it does indeed have a neutral tow position. Dave
magicbus 06/18/22 03:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: Bronco

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magicbus 06/17/22 05:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: CC safety

“Apple Pay is accepted at over 85 percent of retailers in the U.S., so you can likely use it wherever and however you want. Except Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.Well I’m not going to argue you about it because my nearest Walmart, Home Depot or Lowes is 2 hours away. All I know is our local supermarket, ice cream shop, thrift shop, a wildlife refuge and gas station don’t display an Apple Pay icon but do accept contactless credit card transactions, and they accept my Visa on my iPhone. So there you go. Dave
magicbus 06/02/22 06:32pm Technology Corner
RE: CC safety

Per the Apple Pay website (Link) it is accepted anywhere that takes contactless credit cards. “Apple Pay is accepted at over 85 percent of retailers in the U.S., so you can likely use it wherever and however you want. If you’re not sure, just ask. Apple Pay works anywhere that takes contactless payments — from vending machines and grocery stores to taxis and subway stations.” On edit: I only recently learned that the Apple Pay network is not required. When I added my BofA card to my wallet, BofA texted me a code then sent an email saying my CC was added to my iPhone wallet and could be used at any contactless station. I guess they added their transaction routing info to my phone in order to skip the need for the Apple Pay network. Dave
magicbus 06/02/22 02:57pm Technology Corner
RE: CC safety

Or as others have pointed out, put your card in your phone wallet and leave the card home. At least with an iPhone you tap your phone and approve the transaction using your fingerprint on your phone. Can’t get much safer - especially with something for which you have no liability, all you are trying to do is avoid the hassle of a stolen card. Dave
magicbus 06/01/22 07:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Doesn't Starlink still require a 180 degree view of the sky? If so this would kind of limit one's camping options. Dave
magicbus 05/25/22 01:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Nearly impossible to get Class C Chassis serviced?

I've had good luck using independent truck shops for our Class A's and C's over the years.I used this solution to repair my previous class A and then a DP. Never had an issue. Dave
magicbus 05/22/22 04:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave Interesting. I have three in my house. None are that far apart. The line runs are - IIRC - 12 and 16' with the excess line coiled up behind the outside unit.As I said, something like 20’, it was a couple of years ago. And he said he would have to coil any excess near the inverter. He preferred to bury it which is what started the discussion. Our shortest run was just long enough that there was no excess. Dave its probably because the standard lenth of precharged line is 20'. if he had to cut his own line, add the fittings, solder them then purge and charge them the cost would be several times more so a lot of installers are going to the precharged lines and trying to lay it out so there isnt any excess that just looks bad and showes how they did it. Actually the other two runs were close to 40’ and he did evacuate and charge the system. He wasn’t shortcutting the installation. He explained that inverters, unlike heat pumps, had some minimum requirement for the gas to expand before it was returned to the inverter. At least that’s how I understood the explanation. Dave
magicbus 05/14/22 02:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave Interesting. I have three in my house. None are that far apart. The line runs are - IIRC - 12 and 16' with the excess line coiled up behind the outside unit.As I said, something like 20’, it was a couple of years ago. And he said he would have to coil any excess near the inverter. He preferred to bury it which is what started the discussion. Our shortest run was just long enough that there was no excess. Dave
magicbus 05/13/22 04:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave
magicbus 05/12/22 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I just wish the electric bike riders would keep their speed to “pedal bike speed” on our shared-use bike paths. Many of them are a hazard to walkers and other bikers. Dave
magicbus 05/10/22 04:15am General RVing Issues
RE: On the road observations

Returning from Florida last week it seemed to me that the lots, while looking full, appeared to have an over-abundance of trailers as compared to Class A, B, C or DP's or even fifth wheels. One of the big dealers had 5 Class B units, but most of the rest were lucky to have 1 or maybe 2. Dave
magicbus 03/31/22 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

If {I say dumb stuff that the mod deletes time and time again}...Or maybe it’s time for folks with rude comments to stay in motels. (Apologies to the moderator). Dave MOD'S EDIT: I fixed the quote for you :W Regards, Other Dave
magicbus 03/15/22 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

Well if you really can't handle a "whiff when dumping" then I guess you do need to add something to mask it. I guess after growing up camping using pit toilets, on boats using cassette toilets, and then finally graduating to RV's and a boat with with closed tanks, catching a "whiff" reminds me how far I've come :B. Dave
magicbus 03/15/22 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

Our Canadian neighbors flying home tomorrow had to get a PCR test yesterday afternoon. They said it needed to be a PCR within 3 days of the border crossing. Dave
magicbus 03/11/22 04:56am Snowbirds
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

Gray an black tanks always stink but the plumbing is designed so you don’t smell them during normal use. If you can smell your tanks you have a vent and/or trap problem you might address. I’m on my third MH and stopped using chemicals 20 years ago after I realized I didn’t need them. Dave
magicbus 03/10/22 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: OnStar requires update due to 3G end of life

If it needs an over the air update to use 4g I hope it happened last week before 3g went away! Save
magicbus 02/27/22 01:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Rant - getting someone to work on a Class C motorhome

Yes that’s really the point. My mechanic stepson taught me all about the flat rate book. I don’t think dealers even do time and materials anymore. Given the “maybes” with an RV I can see why a dealer wouldn’t want to touch one. Dave
magicbus 02/20/22 02:37pm General RVing Issues
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