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  1. Class seat has only the two front seats meeting federal standards. The back belts do not have to meet any rules...
  2. I was the one who was able to educate the 11. Search for probation person (son). Homeowner (dad) refused to allow entry, struggled, and was arrested for defending himself and his privacy. The testimony of a Sgt. was the key. He admitted the son, while having given the address on earlier forms, was known to not be a current resident. This meant, under the law, there was no right to search. Not guilty eventually, after the other 11 realized the police are not always correct. While I happened to know the rule, the 11 were convinced by reading back and discussing how the Sgt knew the son did not live in the home for quite some time. For me... We need to be sure all reasonable people appear to serve. Consider what you would hope for of it were you or yours at the defendant's table. The judge was great, pointing out the only items to consider were the testimony and evidence. The lawyer's words were not testimony, whether opening, questions, or closing. The toughest part was heeding the reminders to not research and only decide the case based on the testimony. The prosecution was sloppy. No inquiries as to our experience with the police. We were not asked to volunteer any information either. Maybe the DA was pushed to prosecute a bad case. Defence attorney presented a good case, and thankfully, the Sgt. was perfectly honest stating he approved the search while knowing the son was not a resident, and that there was no immediate threat or information the son was actually present.
  3. Have it. Like it. Only concern is I happened to be wanting to clean the filter one day while it was running. Took the screws off, and can feel the intake air sucking and holding the cover up. Hints at some air restriction, but for me, the lesser sound is most important. For me, it has been on near a year. 5db (using phone app) better, which in a small rv, is a huge deal. We can actually talk and hear while under the AC.
  4. Yep, a good reminder why I stopped posting. While you may disagree, other have reasons for keeping cool, maybe even medical needs. Signing out until I forget unproductive, and maybe written as nastygram or just smart Alec replies
  5. Gasser for me... although rare these days, could vapor lock while sitting off, and restart tried before cooling off, if the conditions are right. If the staff would like me to shut down, I would ask they allow me to park and hook up, then I will come back for paperwork. They likely already have collected the first night as a deposit. A electric rad fan is on my to-do list, not only for efficiency, but for better idle cooling.
  6. 24 ft class c. Engine heat radiates in cab, although we have added insulation which helps. 3 greyhounds, 3 humans, one AC. One human is of the age where hot and cold comes in "flashes". The few cents of fuel we burn is nothing compared to having overheated occupants. Because of where we live, when we go east during anytime other than winter, we have at least one overnight in high temps.
  7. If needed, mu gen goes on at least 30 min before arrival, and goes off 15 to 30 after plug in (assuming hookups). Need to get and keep the inside cool, without having the engine heat overwhelm the AC. If really hot, the engine may also be running so the engine ac to help. This includes/covers the check in lane, as sometimes check in can take awhilem We almost always arrive before dark. No complaints so far, including no gen at all locations. Same of the power goes out or is low voltage (which autoformer cannot handle), if needed, gen is used with no complaints so far, even if no gen locations, or outside quiet time.
  8. I call it a tall queen because the pads for the storage cubbies can be used for pillows adding another 12 in or so.. Nice space for certain. Handy as the two main beds are the same size for sheets.
  9. Our 2250 has a queen over cab (Ford)... Maybe yours does too?
  10. The alternative is less than optional, LOL. I have had to grow up and plan for my demise...
  11. Dp26

    Fuel spill insurance

    Pd is property damage (during accident).
  12. Dp26

    Fuel spill insurance

    No experience, but it looks like PL/PD is the coverage.
  13. Gord for me... Separation resolves any red light issues. Vertically counts too, and resolves any out of perfect alignment of the two antenna. While mobile, I will lower the inside antenna to get best boost. When stationary, I switch to a marine antenna on a flag pole, which resolves separation, and improves range to tower. The booster does adjust power to try to keep working when separation is iffy, so when in fair signal areas (less boost needed), separation is not a big deal. When max boost is needed, max separation is needed too. I proved this by accident. When in a very marginal area, we had no connection until we accidentally knocked the interior antenna off the velcro. Viola, we had signal (when no one else did, including next to me with a different brand). When we got home, I discussed this with Good, and we agreed the increased separation allowed more boost power than my normal setup did. Since I did not want a sheet of metal for a ground plane up a flag pole, nor a yagi, the Marine antenna was the solution. Note, for me, I value connection, where others give ratings on speed tests (which are tough to compare). I need connection to generate income, as do the storm chasers who say Gord's system beats all too. When only one brand can get connection, it wins over no connection. For me, it is only a few times a year I need the boost, but I could not stay at those places without it. I could get a sat setup, but the cost is not reasonable for my needs.
  14. Velvac mirror explosion. Drivers side. 2k miles from home, nowhere near any sort of hardware store. Drill and bolt robbed from elsewhere got it workable to get home
  15. My interior antenna is the stock omni. The lucky part is when it fell, it landed in such a way as to still be properly oriented! My interior antenna is not centered. I have it on the bottom of a cabinet right over the door. This improves signal when outside, while not hurting it noticeably when inside. It is velcro mounted, so I can (although we never have had to) move it to a centered inside position. Within a reasonable distance from the internal antenna, I have found no real world (not signal test, but actual connection and speed) difference by being an arms length, or 10 feet away. My signal test is whether DW and DD have connection, and the warning tones cannot be missed! (I have db apps, and enough experience to use and interpret db - from CB days.) This summer, the real world comparison of a neighbor not having signal with a competing product, and me getting signal (and them borrowing my signal), affirmed what Gord has the tough job of teaching, that MaxAmp "sees" better than the competitors. On a level field, with all playing by the current rules, max speed for any brand is the same, carrier limited, so the evidence I have seen of MaxAmp seeing at lesser signals makes it the clear winner.
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