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RE: Filling and Dumping while on a trip

I see people say that it is ok to stop in rest areas, truck stops, WalMarts and Cracker Barrels and that is all well and good BUT.... When you road trip, where do you dump your gray and black water? Where do you refill your fresh water? lots of places to dump but very few free. most of the highway rest stop dump stations are closed and have been for some time. you can still find them but they are rare. any private or public campground or RV park will let you dump for a fee but it's not usually very much. in the past we've filled up with fresh water at truck stops, gas stations and so forth.
rk911 03/19/15 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Owner Questions

Just curious. How long have you owned your RV? What type is it? How long do you plan on keeping it before selling it or trading it in? we've owned our current class A MH for 15-years, the one before it also for 15-years. we're actively seeking to trade it for a new class A within the next month or so. hope to keep that one for 15-years.
rk911 03/18/15 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: How much sewer hose?

When I bought the coach a few months ago, it had 30 feet of sewer hose, a 10-foot hose and a 20-foot hose. The hoses that came with it shows some age, so I plan on replacing before an “accident” requires a replacement. My experience has mostly been boondocking with a TT and dumping when returning, so hose length has been no real issue. I’ve only stayed in a campground with full hookups a handful of times, and I’ve had no problem with a 20-foot hose. I’ve purchased a new 20-foot sewer hose and I expect it to work for all campgrounds. I figure I can move forward or back as needed to accommodate the sewer hookup and use a little more fresh water hose and/or shore cord if needed. Am I likely to run into a problem with only 20 feet of sewer hose aboard? How often do you really need more? I’m trying not to overdo it on things I may need once in a blue moon. Wayne we carry a 5', 2-10' and 1-20' hose. I only need all of them when we stay at the Isleta Lakes park in Albuquerque. but you never know. be prepared.
rk911 03/17/15 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canceling SiriusXM

We had a trial of SiriusXM on our 2012 Chevy 3500 when we bought it, but let expire. We recently got a great offer from them & am considering taking it as it will be effective during our trip time to Yellowstone this summer, but know we will cancel once the time period is up as we don't use truck daily. I' ve heard they make you good offers to stay but we really don't need it after this trip. How hard do they pressure to continue when you call to cancel? you should be able to suspend the service on that radio until needed again. that's what we do. we activate the radio for the months that we will be out and then cancel when we return home.
rk911 03/17/15 07:49am Technology Corner
RE: Problem with Pilot/Flying J Discount

I've asked the moderator to close this topic. my original intent was to communicate with GS personnel about this matter, not to start an argument with others. apologies. what I should have done is to call GS direct which is what I will do.
rk911 03/15/15 10:51am Good Sam Club
RE: Problem with Pilot/Flying J Discount

Hello rk911, The Good Sam Club Swipe & Save discounted is a newer program that offers $.03 off per gallon of fuel, $.05 off per gallon is only available with the RV Plus Charge Card provided by Pilot and Flying J directly. Please visit http://www.goodsamclub.com/pfj/ to learn more. Regards, Rapid Response Team we're GS Deluxe members and according to the GS website entitled to the $.05 discount on gas, which is what we normally receive on gas. but the amount is not the issue. we did not receive any discount, $.03 or $.05, on the gas purchase yesterday. why not and how do we claim whatever discount is due?
rk911 03/15/15 10:12am Good Sam Club
RE: Problem with Pilot/Flying J Discount

If you were in fact entitled to the five cent per gallon discount, you were not given a 60 cent discount. I think a better effort would be to learn how and when the discount works rather than fighting over 60 cents. I know precisely how the discount works, thanks. every penny counts.
rk911 03/15/15 09:21am Good Sam Club
RE: Problem with Pilot/Flying J Discount

Swiping my GS card has never worked. I go inside and they turn on the pump. Discount has never been 5 cents for me. Always 3 cents a gallon. PITA I save about $5 on a trip. Since I stay a week at a time at RV parks weekly standard discount is more than GS discount. I keep asking myself why I keep my membership. PA membership seems to have more value. we've had the GS loyalty card now for as many years as it's been offered and its never failed to work at the pump...until now. we're like you...usually staying between a week and a month at parks. but there are enough 1, 2 and 3-day stays to still make membership a good deal.
rk911 03/15/15 08:57am Good Sam Club
RE: Problem with Pilot/Flying J Discount

I thought you're suppose to swipe the Flying J card first then the credit card. Maybe not. Cat Lady not at this station...it asked for payment card first and then the loyalty card. if I don't see a response here from GS i'll call them in the morning.
rk911 03/15/15 08:00am Good Sam Club
Problem with Pilot/Flying J Discount

Hi. We are GS Deluxe Members. We bought gas at the Pilot station in Clear Lake, IA on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at approximately 8:30am. 87-octane regular was advertised at $2.29 per gallon. at pump #3 I swiped our payment card and then the GS Pilot/FJ discount card and then pumped 12.540 gallons of 87-octane. when I received the pump receipt I saw that there was no discount. the store attendant knew nothing about the discount program. why did I not receive the $.05 per gallon discount and how can I go about obtaining it?
rk911 03/15/15 07:48am Good Sam Club
RE: Can't figure out why 1/3 data usage on iPhone is for video?

My wife and I cannot figure out why last Verizon billing showed 1/3 of data usage on each phone was noted for video. We don't stream movies, YouTube, FaceTime etc. on phones Verizon was no help. Any suggestions? call back and ask to be bumped to second level support or a supervisor on this.
rk911 03/14/15 06:33pm Technology Corner
RE: US 50

You can do it, no problem, but it involves Monarch Pass. You can look at the pass on cotrip.gov on their webcam map. It's a challenging pass if you haven't driven too many. Did it with a fifth wheel years ago, but haven't done it with the coach. didn't find a cotrip.gov but did find www.cotrip.org Sorry for that. It's bookmarked as "Road Conditions" so I forgot the address! no worries.
rk911 03/14/15 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: which phone OS??

...tether the android to your laptop for a "free" hotspot. you'd have to jailbreak the iPhone to do that. Nope, I have Wifi hotpot on my iPhone with Verizon. It's part of the service that VZN allows on certain data plans. correct but we pay for that. if you jailbreak the iPhone you can find software that will let you tether to a laptop for free access to the web. not sure what effect jailbreaking has on the iPhone warranty though.. I'm not sure I understand your post. I pay $40/mo for an iPhone 5c unlimited talk and text and x GB for Internet with Verizon and I can use it for a hotspot wirelessly or tether it. Are you saying I would pay $30/ mo without this capability? I was told this was the min plan that Verizon offered for a smart phone. My old flip phone was $30/ mo. I'm saying you'd pay nothing to nobody. just google 'jailbreak iphone tether' and read what comes up. I've not done this, jailbreak my iphone, but plenty have. as I said, not sure what effect if any jailbreaking the phone would have regarding warranty issues.
rk911 03/14/15 06:10pm Technology Corner
RE: US 50

You can do it, no problem, but it involves Monarch Pass. You can look at the pass on cotrip.gov on their webcam map. It's a challenging pass if you haven't driven too many. Did it with a fifth wheel years ago, but haven't done it with the coach. didn't find a cotrip.gov but did find www.cotrip.org
rk911 03/14/15 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MONITORS I Am Puzzled

what output does the laptop have? only vga?, hdmi out would allow you to use a tv SOME TVs (smaller sizes) may have a VGA port. the 32" TV in our MH has one as did a smaller 19" on my desk at home. most of the TVs I looked at recently had just an HDMI.
rk911 03/14/15 04:11pm Technology Corner
RE: which phone OS??

...tether the android to your laptop for a "free" hotspot. you'd have to jailbreak the iPhone to do that. Nope, I have Wifi hotpot on my iPhone with Verizon. It's part of the service that VZN allows on certain data plans. correct but we pay for that. if you jailbreak the iPhone you can find software that will let you tether to a laptop for free access to the web. not sure what effect jailbreaking has on the iPhone warranty though.
rk911 03/14/15 04:08pm Technology Corner
RE: which phone OS??

. about the only "advantage" is that you might be able to tether the android to your laptop for a "free" hotspot. you'd have to jailbreak the iPhone to do that.is that like the days when you could open the cable box and snip a wire and get free Hbo? don't know about that. ;o)
rk911 03/12/15 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: which phone OS??

This has probably been covered many times on this forum but since technology changes I'll ask again. I'm shopping for a smart phone, currently doing business with Verizon. I'm very tech savvy but since I retired I find myself using my cell phone less and less, so the old flip phone has met my needs. I can see where I could infrequently use texting capabilities. So the question is: Apple IPhone or an Android based phone?? I would NOT be using it for watching movies or music. I have several nice cameras and prefer to use them in photo uses. Just need a phone for calls, seldom texting, and maybe internet access on rare occasions. Which phone? this will likely be a ford vs. chevy, ginger or mary ann or tastes great/less filling thread. we have and like the apple phones and tablets. OS is very intuitive. buddy and wife had androids and but changed at the end of their 2-yr contract with Verizon to iPhones. about the only "advantage" is that you might be able to tether the android to your laptop for a "free" hotspot. you'd have to jailbreak the iPhone to do that.
rk911 03/12/15 04:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone or Walkie Talkie for 8 YO DGD

...I think you will find that a $25 pair of walkie-talkies, with a maximum range of 25 miles (and a more likely range under the sort of conditions likely in Yellowstone of perhaps 5 miles)... a pair of FRS radios would have a reliable 5-mi range on a prairie, desert or lake. otherwise maybe a mile. FRS is very low power FM and operates line-of-sight.
rk911 03/11/15 09:13am RV Lifestyle
RE: Turbo tax admits their mistake!!

For you. For me, TT beats the heck out of doing it on paper, when you have a schedule C business with depreciation, and investments. I don't have a business and I have never had to do Colorado taxes on paper..... TT did give you the state software to prepare your state taxes at no additional charge. the extra charge was to file your state taxes. you could always mail the return. the post office charges for that as well. They did not give me the state software at no extra charge - they made it so that, this year, I had to buy a more expensive version of their software which 'included' state software, even though I did not want it - about $20 more than last year's product if I remember right. I always file my state taxes online for zip, nada, no charge. Whatever..... no extra charge...but you and every other taxpayer ponied up for it.
rk911 03/10/15 03:13pm Technology Corner
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