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  1. https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/3b7127eb-8fb6-3298-9842-5d55273eb090/ss_he-collected-nearly-%24200k-as.html Jim
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    Car Rental Insurance

    Has anyone here had the misfortune of damaging a rental car and using your own insurance to pay for it? In the past, I have never purchased the add-on insurance when I rent a car. My insurance co. (USAA) will cover me in a rental car and when I charge the rental my credit card (USAA) will cover the deductible. I will be renting a car next week and decided to research this a bit. I actually called USAA and spoke to someone about the coverage and was surprised at the answers. They said that I had coverage but it "may" not cover everything. They said the rental car company can bill for things such as "loss of use" fees and those "may" not be covered. The bottom line from USAA is that you might want to consider paying the car rental company for their insurance. I'm curious if anyone here has damaged a rental car and what the process was like? Jim
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    Cell signal booster

    I use a weBoost 4G-M. I was amazed at how well it actually worked. I was in an area with a very weak Verizon signal so I gave this a try. Performing a speed test with and without the booster showed a remarkable increase with the booster. Jim
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    I saw a sign in Kerrville TX that said. . . "we don't know them all, but we owe them all". I thought that was kind of nice for Memorial Day. Jim
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    RV Quality & Lemon Laws

    I would like to see the number of complaints presented as a percentage of units sold. For instance, Montana is on the list but there are a very large number of units sold. So the complaint ratio may actually be quite small but they still make the list because the raw number is high. I have considered replacing my RV for several years but I'm scared to do it. The product quality and dealer support is abysmal. Jim
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    Fallen Hero Cart

    Thank you for escorting our service member home. Jim
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    Streaming advice sought

    Well, I purchased this adapter from Apple and it seems to work just fine. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter?fnode=97&fs=f%3Dadapter%26fh%3D458e%2B45b0 Thanks for the replies. Jim
  8. I purchased my RV nine years ago at PPL in Houston and was very impressed with their operation. I have stopped in twice since then to look at RV's and on both visits my opinion remained the same. They have the selling of consigned RV's down to a science. There is never any pressure to buy, but they are right there to assist with any questions. When you decide on an RV they make the purchasing process quite easy. My point is, that if the place has a good reputation among RV purchasers, that's the place you want to go to sell your RV. They have a lot of people coming through there to look at and buy RV's. jim
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    Streaming advice sought

    Eddie, look a few posts up on this thread at the post from Technomadia. Their link is very informative and a section of it answers your question. Jim
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    Streaming advice sought

    I guess I'll give this a try. Jim
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    Black Tank Chemicals - Liquid or Dry?

    I have a 98 Carriage so I guess I don't have "current RV plumbing"☺️. As I stated above, one of my reasons for not using it is because many of them slow the natural process of decomposition. Many people use and love these products and that's just fine. But if I can sit in my RV and smell my black tank, I know I have a mechanical problem. Rather than mask the odor with perfume, I will correct the mechanical problem causing the odor. Jim
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    Black Tank Chemicals - Liquid or Dry?

    I'm in the "no additives" camp. If you stand over your commode, with your foot holding the pedal open and stick your head in the darned thing you should certainly smell bad stuff. That smell is bacteria at work that decomposes the waste. If you are using products that make the tank smell nice, most of them have bleach in them, which retards or stops the process of decomposition. And you are then surely headed for trouble. If you are eating dinner and smell your black tank, you have a mechanical issue. The issue could be a clogged vent, a worn gasket in your commode or a leak somewhere. If your system is properly sealed, you should smell nothing. I think some people stand there with their foot on the pedal, after doing their business, with the thought of rinsing the toilet. All you are doing is holding the trap open to the "cauldron of bad stuff" and heat rises. Just hold the foot pedal at 50% to allow fresh water to enter the toilet and then quickly push the foot pedal down to drain it. So that's how I do it. Jim
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    Streaming advice sought

    Thanks for the link, it was very informative. I have an iphone 8 with unlimited data plan. In your link you indicated a "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" is an option and I have looked at those. When I look on Amazon they all specifically state that they will not work with Prime Video and other commercial streaming services. Some of the commenters on Amazon stated that the Apple version of the device would work. So I called Apple several days ago and they referred me a fella in tech support and he stated with certainty that it would not work with streaming services because of copy write infringement issues. So I'm left wondering if the Apple product really does work and they are just required by law to state that it is not designed to handle Prime Video? Any thoughts on that? Jim
  14. I'm full time, use a Dish Tailgater for satellite TV, Verizon Unlimited with a hot-spot for internet, and I'm looking for advice on a better way to stream shows through Amazon Prime. Right now I use my hot spot on the phone and my TV accesses the internet through the phone but when I reach the data limit on the hot spot the speeds are reduced to a point where streaming is no longer possible. Any ideas of how to better do this? Jim
  15. I think his apology is very well written but it was penned for the wrong reasons. In his letter he mentions his business and his employees. He clearly understands the adverse economic results his careless actions will have on his business and I think that is probably the only real regret he has. The depth of his appreciation for what that arch is, is probably limited to just "oh that's cool". And at his point in his life his level of appreciation will probably not change much. I would like to see the Park Service offer him a deal. Offer him the choice of a $10,000 fine or 150 hours of public service working with a park service restoration team for him and each member of his family. For the mother and father it will simply be punishment for being stupid. But for the kids they may learn an appreciation for what it takes to repair or minimize the damage people like their parents cause. And the kids may actually learn how treasures like that arch are formed. Jim