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RE: mor ryde

We're on our second Carriage Cameo with Mor Ryde. I'm pretty sure it's the LRE. We really like it and recommend it. We also have the Mor Ryde pin box on this unit. It significantly reduces the back and forth chucking, making the ride in the truck much better. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 01/26/15 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone useing WEBROOT antivirus?

I've been using Webroot for about 2 years. It's caught few things and seems to be doing what it's supposed to. As you said, you don't really know until it fails. I'm no techie; I bought Webroot when I purchased a laptop from Best Buy and installed it on my other two computers, as well.
8ntw8tn 01/25/15 02:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon vs AT&T

I don't have any direct experience with AT&T, but I'm well satisfied with Verizon. This past year we decided to change providers because US Cellular doesn't provide adequate data coverage outside their home area(s). The choice was quickly narrowed down to AT&T or Verizon. Though AT&T coverage appeared to be good in the area where we winter in Texas it was spotty in my home area and nearly none existent in other areas of importance. (I got this information from other AT&T customers I know.) Verizon coverage was much better, though at a marginally higher cost. So far, it appears we made the correct decision.
8ntw8tn 01/24/15 10:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Tool chest selection

Since we spend about 6 months in Texas I take as many tools as I can. I carry a socket set and combination wrench set, along with jacks, electrical repair kit and tie down straps in a cross-bed low profile tool box. I have a three drawer tool box in the side basement in which I have screw drivers, pliers, small wrenches, hammer, hatchet, and an assortment of other small hand tools and testers. Over the last 5 years of traveling south for the winter I've added and removed tools that I take along, and I suspect I'm not finished. Space is the limiting factor; wish I had more. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 01/19/15 08:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does closing the laptop disconnect from wifi?

Thanks for the responses. I checked my settings and the laptop is set to "sleep" when the lid is closed, whether on battery or plugged in. The manager has, on occasion, shut the wifi off and then back on the first thing in the morning to clear the system. That's really inconvenient when you're on-line at the time. We're in a park for the winter so we really have no choice but to use the park's wifi most of the time, though we do use our phones as a hot spot when we do anything like banking, credit cards, etc. for a secure connection.
8ntw8tn 01/19/15 07:55pm Technology Corner
Does closing the laptop disconnect from wifi?

The manager here in our park has requested that we manually disconnect from the wifi each time we're finished using it. They contend that just closing the laptop leaves it connected to the wifi and continues to use band width. True or false?
8ntw8tn 01/19/15 08:07am Technology Corner
RE: Best price on Tailgater

I ordered the Pathway X2/VIP211Z package from Winegard. Fortunately they mixed up the order and I received the K model. More options with the K and I'm going to look into hooking up the bedroom TV as BB TX described.
8ntw8tn 01/15/15 07:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network for just the RV

Well, I think it was your email in combination to the two I sent to them!!! X2 on waiting for the rate increase.
8ntw8tn 01/15/15 07:08pm Technology Corner
RE: CheapHeat installation costs?

I'm looking at it mostly as an economical way to reduce propane usage. Maybe not so important now that the cost of propane is lower than in previous years. Though that could change, too. Self-installation is a possibility, but something I wouldn't tackle until after returning north in the spring.
8ntw8tn 01/15/15 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: temperature of house for winterized.

I don't really have a choice. Our programmable thermostat limits the lowest setting to 54 degrees. I'm fortunate to have a couple of close friends who check on the house a few times a week. I also have a auto dial monitor in the house that will rotate through a series of programmed telephone numbers if the temperature drops below 45 degrees or if the electrical power is interrupted for more than 5 minutes. So far, that has only happened once in the last 5 years when the furnace malfunctioned.
8ntw8tn 01/14/15 07:23pm Snowbirds
RE: CheapHeat installation costs?

Those numbers are what I was afraid I'd confront. If they are typical then I would expect to take at least the next three years to break even. I'll have to consider this further and decide if it's worth the effort and expense. Thanks for the responses.
8ntw8tn 01/14/15 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
CheapHeat installation costs?

I've been investigating the possibility of adding a CheapHeat system to my Suburban furnace. One of the guys in our park ordered it as an option on his new Excel trailer and he really likes it. I know the cost of the unit from the manufacturer is just under $500, but that doesn't include installation. Has anyone on the forum had it installed as an after market device and would you want to share what the installation costs were. Thanks.
8ntw8tn 01/14/15 02:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oregon

Depends on what your definition of "best" is. We took nearly the same route in 2011 on our way to Corvallis. On the way west we took the northern route on I-90 through Spokane and Portland. For the most part it was a good road and reasonably scenic. I can't say I'm a fan of the Portland traffic, though. There were some significant downgrades on the west side of the mountains, but my exhaust brake handled them pretty easily with very little assistance from the service brakes. For our return route we took U.S. 20 towards Ontario, ID. Though a pretty good road, it's two lane and sometimes, I thought, a bit narrow. East of Burns, OR. there are a couple of mountain passes to go through. Again, it was a good road, but a bit narrow in places. There is a really nice campground towards the east end of Burns and a really good steakhouse in town. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of either one.) There's also a really good diesel repair shop on the west end of town. (I'd rather not expand on that, please.) The east side of Oregon is not very scenic unless you're really interested in prairie ground or hay, onion, and potato fields. It was nice for us to see it once, but... Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 01/14/15 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
How do I delete photos from the icloud?

My DW is getting a message that her iPad won't back up because there's not enough space on the icloud. We've transferred photos to the laptop and deleted them from the iPad but still get the same message. Next I did a Google search and, following those directions, we signed onto her account from the laptop, and went to the icloud drive. It's showing that there's no data stored on it. She's gone into the Storage part of the app and turned off most of the applications to be backed up. We waited overnight, but she's getting the same message that there's not enough storage space to perform a backup. We looked at the "Delete Backup" option, but that seemed like it would delete everything that she's ever stored on it icloud. She really only wants to delete some of the photos from the icloud. She really isn't interested in purchasing more storage. Can anyone tell us what we're not doing or what we're doing incorrectly?
8ntw8tn 01/14/15 10:33am Technology Corner
RE: Another knee surgery!!

I had mine replaced in May,2013. I still have a bit of tendonitis below the knee and maybe I always will. Still, there's no pain in the knee from walking and standing for long periods. I've found that using a copper compression sleeve helps a lot with the tendonitis. I seem to have a bit more bend in the knee since using it and I hold onto an outside hope that it may heal completely some day. I wouldn't relish the discomfort of going through therapy again, but I'm sure glad I had it done.
8ntw8tn 01/12/15 08:14pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: South-TX Weather Has Been Wonderful (So Far)

This is our 4th season in the Texas Hill Country. Yes, it is cooler than normal and what we wish it was. We've come to expect that we'll experience 3-6 weeks of 'winter' weather and this year is no different; yesterday we had a high of 35 but today it got up to 68. We've come to realize that we don't come here just for the warmer temperatures than what we have back in Iowa, but to continue friendships we have formulated here in the park. We've also found the "locals" to very friendly and welcoming. Every year that we've returned to our Texas location, upon going to our church, the pastor says simply, "Welcome home". And so far, regardless of when we get moisture, I've never had to shovel any of it.
8ntw8tn 01/11/15 07:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Coffee Grinder?

When our burr grinder gave out last year I did some research and found that the Mr. Coffee blade grinder had some very good reviews. It was inexpensive and I found one at Wal-Mart. For medium to coarse grinds it seems to work every bit as well as the burr grinder did. I've not used it for fine grinds so I don't have any information in that regard. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 01/11/15 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Come on over for campfire coffee

Whether we're home in the sticks & bricks or spending the winter as Winter Texans in the Hill Country, we use our Keurig; I use Kirkland Pacific Bold and DW uses Kirkland Breakfast Blend. Just finished my first cup.
8ntw8tn 01/11/15 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: employee attitudes at Camping World

I wish I could second cdc's glowing report on the Camping World in New Braunfels. Unfortunately, I've had mixed results. On prior visits I've been very pleased with the service I've received out on the floor and at checkout, but the most recent (about two months ago) was less than satisfactory. I had decided to upgrade my 5th wheel hitch, had narrowed them down to B&W and Pullrite, and stopped in to check them out. I asked the gal behind the counter about the B&W but they don't have those on hand and it would take 3-4 days to get it in; she really seemed disinterested in selling the B&W. I understand that; they have other products on hand. They have a Pullrite on display, indicating installation costs of $149.00, but I would have to have new rails because the hitch won't fit my existing universal rails. She even checked my rails and agreed; I need new rails. She told me the installation would take 9 hours, I would have to leave my truck overnight, and the cost would be $149 PER HOUR. Now, I've installed two hitches on two different trucks I've owned, including the present one and I know it doesn't take that long. I thanked her for her time and proceeded on my way. I ended up buying a hitch later in the afternoon from a nearby dealer whose service rep was much more accommodating. The cost of the hitch itself was actually a little more than what CW wanted, but they installed it in less than 30 minutes at no additional cost. I'll continue to go to CW for some items, but probably nothing major, at least not in New Braunfels.
8ntw8tn 01/08/15 08:33am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Need gps recommendations

I've had several Garmins, interrupted by a Magellan. To be fair the Magellan was several years ago, but I found it cumbersome in caparison to the Garmin. We still employ a map or atlas along with the Garmin because it's not uncommon to find its routing less than optimal. Still, Garmin is the first brand I look for when I'm considering an upgrade.
8ntw8tn 01/07/15 06:37am Technology Corner
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