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post #71 of 99 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 14:39 Thread Starter
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I wonder what its legal status is? Not that I would be remotely interested. Some of the American ones are no where near the quality build that we would want. It might be why the price has been reduced so dramatically? Almost like tin cans on wheels.
Ha ha, I would tend to disagree with you there Pat. Hardly tin cans when they weigh 6 to 8 tons. OK they are 'thrown' together for want of a better expression but with all the standard fittings, very good value for money. I would guess there are many sited American trailers and fivers along the Med coast because of the value and comfort they provide.

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Are they insulated? Do they have double glazing? Not the ones we looked at
They took our Celtic Rambler to Iceland and lived in it for a while before putting it on the market. Most American made ones are aimed at being used in the Southern States. My brother lives in Minnesota and you never see one there. Then there is the tank that you need to tow them! Just not practical in Europe unless you are going to use them as statics and it now appears that it is not even legal to do that.
Think we will stick with our ultra versatile Rambler
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Agreed about that Pat. But they have recently been fitting double glazing and better insulation. We stayed near Grand Canyon in freezing temps and snow with our last two RVs. They had two furnaces and an engine heater so able to winter travel.
I did ask some American dealers about double glazing and was told why drag the extra weight around when you can just turn the furnace up? Different psychology.

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Yeah, bit like the folks in Minnesota who go to Florida for the winter and leave their heating running full blast! They also heat their garages. Then in the summer they cannot live without air conditioning and will go start the car ten minutes before they go out so that it is "comfortable" for them. No one has a washing line it is all tumble dryers. I asked my brother why he does not hang out his washing in the summer as it would dry in about half an hour. His answer was "because the neighbours would complain!". This from the man who moved to the States because he did not like the class system of Britain (washing out on a line is a lower class activity).
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Yes, until it hits them hard they won't change. Gas at the moment is still only $2.50 a US gallon. So they still drive across the car park shopping and do 50 miles to dinner.
Large pickups and SUVs are back in popularity. The 'compact' is relegated to town use.

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Only problem we find is no channel 4 or 5.


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Isn't that a bonus lol

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On our travels in Europe we use a Huawei mi-fi Vodafone 50 Gb SIMM £21 per month and an Amazon Fire stick. As its a UK contract we can watch all the channels same as home. Also have Amazon prime great for films and catch up.
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Yes, we have been down this route before but need far more than 50GB worth of TV. And the apartment has it's own internet. It's just trying to get regular UK TV easily and cheaply if possible.

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Just a question to anyone more knowledgeable than me please.

Finally have got my hands on a Slingbox Solo but have tried to download the software to enable me to use it while away.
It did take some finding but managed it in the end after the Slingbox.com webpage kept flickering making it difficult to read.

The software and program did download and set up on my Win10 desktop successfully. But just won't finish the installation on my Win 10 laptop.
I keep getting the message "Unable to register Sling SDK. Please contact your administrator to install".

I have disabled the AV but it still won't install. I have deleted and downloaded again but just the same.

Any ideas please?

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Try right clicking on the installer file and run as administrator Ray.
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