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RE: Improve campground WiFi signal

Please do listen to some that are being "judgemental". People use judgement every day of their lives. Most have experience you could use. Requiring a specific answer will never work, on a forum especially, or in person, if someone believes you may want to rethink your idea. You are going to use your own judgement, based on others experience, opinions and advice. That includes weak, slow bandwidth at a CG, how streaming affects that available bandwidth (or how you might affect your fellow campers) and the use od a data plan. As many have said, it is not because of signal but limited bandwidth (or it could also be a high latency). If a CG has a limited bandwidth and you try to take up 25% of that in streaming, you and your fellow campers will reap the consequences. That is why I take an SD (or USB) stick with movies on it. HD/H264 MP4 movies will average 1.5-2.5GB depending on the resolution you use. Red Box is a great resource. With these you do not worry about the video pausing to buffer the stream or if the neighbor cannot get to FB or email.
Kiwi_too 10/17/14 09:30am Technology Corner
RE: Montana LLC

So many get all wrapped up into the fact that it is legal, because many states are just catching up to the loop hole, not seen. Fine. OK. So it is legal to avoid taxes and a Montana LLC may be a mechanism to do that. And many promote not paying one more penny in taxes than necessary. Got it. Now look at yourself as a part of a community. Now there is another side of that penny. It is called tax burden redistribution. Communities, city, county, state and fed, all rely on taxes as income to support community needs/projects. What is that balance and how big the government is. I for one like small government but even with small government, we rely on the governoing agencies to maintain our community assets, like parks and roads. Now let's also assume that everyone buys everything through a Montana LLC (why should it be limited to RV. Seems that local storeds would be out of business and the roads would not get repaired. Yeah. I know that that is over kill for this scenario. I'll get back on target. Where does the state get revenue it lost through this Montana LLC that was set up solely for the purpose of avoiding that tax. Why they up MY property or sales tax and in some states income tax. That means that the $12000 (more or less) sales tax burden that you avoided gets passed to all. Seems fair to me. I don't mind paying for what you avoided. Now, those that look down on those that report possible "tax avoiders" might think that turning you in is fair. After all, you started it by avoidng your taxes, though legally, and passing on a tax increase to us. I suggest that, like others have stated, if you do not like your tax structure, find a different place to live. Maybe an island unto yourself so you won't have a governing body and communal needs. In economics, there is more than the tax the was not paid. There is how the government needs to get the needed funds. Just because you can, does not mean you should.
Kiwi_too 10/15/14 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window fan (s)?

Also, replacing the vent in the bathroom with a FF will increase the air being pullled in through the BR windows.
Kiwi_too 10/09/14 01:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How much does you RV shop charge?

Not high at all. Even the shop fee seems reasonable. I guess it could be 15.95.
Kiwi_too 10/08/14 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: This caught my eye on the way home.

Very sweeeeeet.
Kiwi_too 10/08/14 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

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Kiwi_too 10/07/14 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

Well, my jar of Orville's is depleted at this point. It was all popped stove top with oils that do not harm you, so no detrimental impact to health or well-being. It has been quite an experience to see how many in this community will go to extreme lengths to prove that they are right and you are wrong. So, go forward, call your Bank as you are delayed on your journey, show your I.D.'s, reveal your itineraries, get to your next destination with your pile of cash etc. The insults were extraordinary...I was only try to give our folks some insight as to how the payment system works with the cards that most of us have in our wallet...won't attempt again. BTW, after complaining to my Issure about denying my diesel purchase in SC in July, they approved my purchase last weekend in the Bahamas. That is what having a V or MC is all about. You are after all the customer, the banks are the ones getting the revenue There are no delays, if done right. There are minor delays if not. If done right, by notifying bank in advance of your travel route, you pay and go. If not, then a call to the bank to verify your transaction and update your rouote will be required. I did it this way, once. Took me 15-30 minutes to get it corrected and I was back on the road. For me, this is a minor inconvenience to the hassle of having my card cancelled, due to a compromise, and having it reissued. If I am on the road, I would rather the bank protect me than be without my cards, mid trip. I am happy that PFCU has their security that assists me, even though there may be minor (my perspective) inconveniences. And yes, we all state the facts as we see them, to support what we believe to be right, and that includes your arguments.
Kiwi_too 10/07/14 10:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

A store requiring valid ID to verify the authorized user of a CC is a violation of my privacy?? I throw the red flag on this. It is against both Visa and MC rules unless requested by the Cardholder. To effect this the Cardholder simply writes on the signature panel to check the identification of the user. If a merchant requests a valid ID to honor the card as a method of payment, the Cardholder has the right to complain to Visa or MC. Visa or MC will contact the merchant's Acquirer with the complaint. The Acquirer must investigate and notify the merchant that this is in violation of Visa or MC rules (which the merchant is contractually bound to obey). If the merchant does not cease and decest, card acceptance privileges can be revoked by either V or MC. The issue was not policy but the statement that is was a violation of privacy. I am a firm believer that every credit card presented needs to be accompanied by a pic ID. That is my policy. I do not believe it violates anyone's privacy, as you have already stated an ID as it is on a CC. You now simply present a valid Pic ID as proof that you are the card owner or the person authorized to use it. Your option as per the V and MC rules, you simply write on the signature panel, request I.D. However, you are certainly not required to do this per the Rules and Regualations of both V and MC. Good news is that you can opt to do this, but it is entirely up to you. It may be your policy, but it is not the policy of either Visa or MasterCard. I will say it again. This is not a comment on V or MC policy. It is a comment on privacy. Privacy is not compromised by asking or demanding pic ID.
Kiwi_too 10/07/14 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

A store requiring valid ID to verify the authorized user of a CC is a violation of my privacy?? I throw the red flag on this. It is against both Visa and MC rules unless requested by the Cardholder. To effect this the Cardholder simply writes on the signature panel to check the identification of the user. If a merchant requests a valid ID to honor the card as a method of payment, the Cardholder has the right to complain to Visa or MC. Visa or MC will contact the merchant's Acquirer with the complaint. The Acquirer must investigate and notify the merchant that this is in violation of Visa or MC rules (which the merchant is contractually bound to obey). If the merchant does not cease and decest, card acceptance privileges can be revoked by either V or MC. The issue was not policy but the statement that is was a violation of privacy. I am a firm believer that every credit card presented needs to be accompanied by a pic ID. That is my policy. I do not believe it violates anyone's privacy, as you have already stated an ID as it is on a CC. You now simply present a valid Pic ID as proof that you are the card owner or the person authorized to use it.
Kiwi_too 10/06/14 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

A store requiring valid ID to verify the authorized user of a CC is a violation of my privacy?? I throw the red flag on this.
Kiwi_too 10/04/14 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

the only reason the bank (or cc company) is calling is out of concern for themselves. the card holder is not liable for charges they didn't create. To me it's not just who is liable. I am always concerned if someone steals my credit card info and makes purchases under my name? Anything that concerns my credit card company concerns me too. I figure it's a partnership and they are not only looking out for themselves but for me too. I know what a hassle it is to try and reestablish my identity and restore my credit because if it's stolen, my credit will suffer, at least in the short run. Sometimes it takes a couple of years to accomplish it too. I'd rather not have that hassle. Your credit would not be affected. Your issuer will credit the bogus charges immediately or you can lodge a complaint directly with Visa or MasterCard. This thread is not about identity theft...it is about your card issuer denying authorizations when you, the cardholder are attempting to make a purchase because you are on the road. Prior to my retirement, business travel took me to Europe and Asia. Never had to notify my issuer(s)...all was well. After the breaches at the big retailers, had my diesel fuel purchase denied in South Carolina...not acceptable IMHO. Not actually correct FormerBoater. I think your are confusing the Credit card companies and the big three credit reporting services; TransUnion, Equafax and Experian. They are not the same. Depending on who and what gets reported to them, they can and will (at least in the short run) report everything about your attempts at credit, loans and payments. If someone tried to open credit in my name, it's reported. If it's denied, it's reported. If someone checks my credit report, it's reported. If someone gets a Best Buy card, it's reported. If a payment is not made when it's supposed to be, it's reported. In the long run, you will likely be able to straighten it out but like I said, it can take months or maybe years. You can't just call and say "it wasn't me" and all is forgiven. Like the advertisement on TV; "That's not the way it works." As far as what this thread is about, I think if the CC companies deny my charges due to them thinking my card info was stolen, then that's close enough to identity theft or at least suspected identity theft. ... and sometimes the world changes. With the amount of ID theft, there has to be more agressive contention to reduce the amount of loss. I am very happy with a CC that looks out for that hteft and attempts to reduce it throygh these means. If you think that because you have no "cost" in the recovery, you are wrong. The CC company always passes the cost. You will pay in the long run. I am glad to put up with the hassle of verifying charges.
Kiwi_too 10/03/14 07:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: the Ultimate project ?

I have seen that rig. It is sweet. The wood work is awesome. I would not want the "manual" slides. It is larger than a truck camper. The stove is a real wood burner. Very cool.
Kiwi_too 10/02/14 09:22pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: towel rack for shower

http://www.mainemilitary.com/ProductCart/pc/catalog/germanhelmet1.jpg
Kiwi_too 10/02/14 03:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lighting / Ambience / Outside / Inside / Upgrades / Awning

You have a neat hobby. Looks nice.
Kiwi_too 10/01/14 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: windows 10 fyi

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Kiwi_too 10/01/14 09:43am Technology Corner
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

I bank with PenFed and have had this (out of area) protection for years now. It seems like a hassle but it is for my protection, in case the card or number is stolen. I can go on line (or call) and list the states I am traveling through and for what period, so PenFed knows that the card is probably being used by me in a predesignated area/trip. I forgot once and had to call and verify for a transaction to be approved. I am happy to have this hassle.
Kiwi_too 10/01/14 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washington State possible new taxes on MH & TT's

In traveling across the country, I am always puzzled as to what WA does with its tax revenues. Other states, with much lower fuel tax, have much nicer roads and their state parks are moderately priced and better maintained. I was shocked to see camping fees of $42 a night :E at Yakima Sportsman state park this year. Remember that there is no state income tax.
Kiwi_too 09/30/14 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Simple Electrical help, TT 50 amp to Home 15 amp

That 15 amp hockey puck adapter is very light. Keep an eye on it or get a better built 15 amp dogbone adapter.
Kiwi_too 09/30/14 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Washington State possible new taxes on MH & TT's

Take a look at the whole report. Lots of good stuff in here that would be good to see come to fruitíon. State Parks have been starved for funding for years. The money has to come from somewhere. Personally, I will gladly pay it on my upcoming motorhome purchase, if it's enacted by then.While I agree the money has to come from somewhere it's a little unfair to target RV owners who represent a very small population of state park users. Few state parks are camping parks and of those even fewer can accommodate motorhomes of any size. I already pay a rapid transit excise tax on my motorhome that started at $900 per year. That tax alone is unfair in that it taxes every vehicle in your family (I have 3) for a benefit limited to just a few. So, I'm not exactly excited about another tax. Everyone uses our parks, not just RV's. I'm not sure yet just why the current Discover Pass isn't generating the needed offset, but there's a lot of seemingly accurate accusations of fund mismanagement that should be addressed prior to hitting us with an added tax. Just my 2 cents :) x2 I believe a user fee for many purposes, is exactly the way to go. It is not everyone's responsibi;ity to fund others use, if they do not use a facility. It can be a progressive use fee, such as number of people in a car, size fees for larger vehicles. Before anyone targets me, know that we do use state parks and would pay a fee for use. Maybe the answer is also a VERY small tax to the WA citizens with a targeted use fee.
Kiwi_too 09/30/14 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solid State storage Disc ...

Dependability of the SSD depends on the make. Some are more dependable and some are not. SSD are more vulnerable to surges. You can get the best of both SSD and Spindle HD if you use a product like Allway Sync. Sounds like you need something that constantly backs up your changes. Keep your working file/folders on SSD and backup to HD at 0 dark thirty every night, unattended.
Kiwi_too 09/28/14 05:09pm Technology Corner
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