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    Need advice from a roof expert

    Oh yeah, rinse the new roof and then reconnect your cistern. 🌧️
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    Need advice from a roof expert

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    Need advice from a roof expert

    Well, it ain't easy--and nothing is permanent, but you can fix this problem. Prepare to work hard, in the sun. Or in the alternative you can locate, pay well, and supervise closely a couple of diligent workers. It's a seriously daunting and depressing job to tackle solo, although it's possible...
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    Need advice from a roof expert

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    Paso Rápido & Juan Pablo II Highway

    I think that's been bumped to February...still no sign of the equipment being installed.
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    Finally Moving to DR

    "Rent before you buy" is excellent advice (says the fellow who bought a home before his 2 week vacation was half over. 20+ years ago; no regrets.) Probably the tapon that Santo Domingo has become wasn't a feature in your dreams of life in the DR. Pay attention to traffic, even before renting...
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    International wire transfer.

    I am told that transfers of $4,000 or less require no confirmation as to source of the funds by Banco Popular, and that is consistent with my experience. Funds arriving the next day if made by ACH wire. Anything above $4,000 is held by Banco Popular for a few days until I contact them and...
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    Seeking Technician: Hella LED Driving Lights

    Thanks, Bob. When looking at the details of the Hella harness to which you provided the link I see that it does include a solenoid and clearly states that it's "... ideal for installing LED lights and light bars. Capable of handling two lights with up to 150 watts each at 12 V..." Looks like...
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    Seeking Technician: Hella LED Driving Lights

    One would imagine so. But au contraire! Reluctantly, I opened my little can of worms earlier today and discovered--no solenoid in the circuit! I suppose that absence may have contributed to the demise of the Volvo switch that 4 X 4 Dominicano used to make their original installation, dunno...
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    Seeking Technician: Hella LED Driving Lights

    BTW, I haven't seen these Hella LED pencil-beam lights for sale anywhere else in the RD, only on Amazon and then at nearly $1000.00 US the pair... Hella vendors in Santo Domingo are among those who say "dunno."
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    Seeking Technician: Hella LED Driving Lights

    I'm embarassed to say what I paid for these lights. Suffice to say that I thought the installed price was way high when quoted and of course it was double that when I discovered at the end of a very long day that the original quote was for ONE light. In fairness, I did confirm later that these...
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    Seeking Technician: Hella LED Driving Lights

    I have two Hella LED driving lights of the "Spot" (pencil beam) persuasion which I used sparingly and when alone o the highway. They are a great aid when compelled top drive after dark. I purchased these from a reputable 4x4 shop in Santo Domingo and they did the installation, which proved...
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    Police Traffic Stop

    In years past it was more common to be stopped and solicited. Much less frequent now. Back in the day I developed a standard response: "I have my documents in order and am happy to show them to you. I do not have a firearm; I do not have drugs, and I am sorry--I have no money for you." Never...
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    Nissan NP 300

    Hi, This thread can be closed, please. It's off to a new home.
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    Best options for purchasing a vehicle (used and new)

    Yup; been there and done that. Maybe I'll create a new email address and try from ground zero...
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    Best options for purchasing a vehicle (used and new)

    Not sure how I might find Gorgon, but I'll poke around a bit. Thanks, William. BTW, do you know anything about the daily news summary ceasing delivery all together? I've reported it centrally several times, to no productive effect.
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    Best options for purchasing a vehicle (used and new)

    I'll forward some photos to the WhatsApp number you provided.
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    Best options for purchasing a vehicle (used and new)

    I've always intended to make this the only vehicle I'd ever need in the RD, and so it's in good shape. It's dusty and stored (but waxes under the patina of dust. ;-) Yup; it's the NP300 and the owner's manual identifies it as a Frontier.
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    Best options for purchasing a vehicle (used and new)

    I'd have to walk down to the garage to check and be sure, but 117,000 or 121,000 km. Rings a bell. Recent shocks, recent battery, and more
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    Best options for purchasing a vehicle (used and new)

    I'd have to walk down to the garage to check and be sure, but 117,000 or 121,000 km. Rings a bell. Recent shocks, recent battery, and more