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RE: Speed to stream?

Actually... we live out in the country. Our Internet is supposed to give us 3 mbps but we only get 1 to 1.5 We are able to stream both Netflix and Amazon. Sometimes it is very slow but mostly we are able to watch movies and shows with no problems. We have Direct TV with a DVR. We can pause and record shows. We don't have enough bandwidth to start a program from the beginning. We moved here from Austin where they now have AT&t and Google fiber...it was a big adjustment for us in the beginning but now we have no traffic!
GizmosMom 06/14/17 07:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Overnight parking west of Chicago/Joliet

Hollywood Casino is in Joliet. They have an RV park but I am thinking that you could probably park in the casino parking lot overnight...if you are stealthy
GizmosMom 06/14/17 11:53am Roads and Routes
RE: From Texas: OK/MO/AR or Arkansas/Missouri/Illinois?

Thanks, everyone!
GizmosMom 06/14/17 08:28am Roads and Routes
From Texas: OK/MO/AR or Arkansas/Missouri/Illinois?

Driving up to Bolingbrook, Illinois from Texas(Streetman--Richland Chambers area) for a wedding in late July. I know that US 69 in Oklahoma can be rough and I also know that IH 40 past Little Rock can be rough and full of trucks. Can't decide which route to take. Both are essentially the same time-wise. The Oklahoma route is slightly shorter in miles. Should I just flip a coin? Anyone traveled these routes recently? Thanks.
GizmosMom 06/13/17 12:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Long, Long Trailer

Thanks for posting this. We owned a VHS copy of that movie but no longer have any VHS players!
GizmosMom 06/10/17 12:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Forwarding Mail - a cautionary tale...

We have our mail held about 6 times a year. Been doing this for twenty plus years and have never had a problem. Our mail delivery person out here in the country is a gem. We are very lucky.
GizmosMom 06/05/17 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: carbon monoxide detector

Yes, ours goes off when we spray any aerosol spray. We have to be very careful because it will upset our 11 year old dog, Smudge. He shakes for a long time after it goes off.
GizmosMom 06/05/17 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: too toad or not to toad that is the question

We also own a Class C. Our other vehicle is a Chevy Suburban. We would need to purchase another, (smaller) car, pay the insurance, possibly purchase a tow dolly, etc. For those times that we need a toad, maybe twice a year, we find it is more economical to rent a car. Just my two cents...
GizmosMom 06/05/17 11:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Florida Love Bugs

We traveled to Sam Rayburn Reservoir in east Texas twice in April. The lovebugs were out! It was a chore to get them off the RV but my husband did it. Then our neighbor suggested that next time we spray the front with PAM and they will come off easily. Seems like if we sprayed it on the top it would drip onto the windshield 9our Class C does not have the cab over). I did an Internet search on how to remove them and came up with many, many different solutions.
GizmosMom 06/03/17 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV while traveling questions

I spent over an hour yesterday calling DNS at Direct TV. The people who work in DNS are totally clueless! I spoke with four different people and they gave me four different solutions and they were all incorrect. We have decided to send in another DNS application. In reviewing some paper work I noticed something: All local channels will be changed account wise. For those of you who have Direct TV in both the RV and at home, is this true? Do you no longer have your local channels at home? Thanks again
GizmosMom 06/03/17 09:19am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV while traveling questions

Thanks to everyone...we will keep trying!
GizmosMom 06/01/17 08:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV while traveling questions

CT Wanderer: Yes, that is what we are trying to get. The mobile account. We mailed in the application and then also faxed it to a DNS supervisor. We can't get anyone to help us establish an account. Appreciate any other info you have regarding how you set up your account. Thanks
GizmosMom 06/01/17 04:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Campground in/near Chicago?

We are going to a wedding in the Bolingbrook area this summer. We are staying at a hotel but I had checked into some campgrounds and found two in the SW Chicago area: Camp Bullfrog Lake Hollywood Casino Joliet (scroll down to the RV park) I really couldn't find any others that I liked.
GizmosMom 06/01/17 04:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Direct TV while traveling questions

We have Direct TV at home and have a direct TV satellite dish mounted on the RV and also a separate receiver. Last summer while traveling we wanted to watch the Olympics and we had to call in the address of the RV parks that we were staying at each night so that we could receive NBC channels. We were finally told that we needed a mobile account. We received paper work that we completed and mailed in to Direct TV, Distant Network Services. Never heard from them and then faxed copies of our paperwork to them in May. Called today and spoke with 12 different people and on the phone for 2 hours. They have no clue. We are pretty frustrated. How do you get your direct TV channels while on the road? Do you have a separate account? Do you have to call in and tell them where you are? Are you using your receiver from home successfully? Yes, we know that we can use our phones and tablets to watch Direct TV but we paid for the satellite dish and we want to use it. We appreciate any help, advice, contact numbers that any Direct TV users can give us. Thanks.
GizmosMom 06/01/17 03:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Is anyone making small (<30') Class A diesels?

Our friends just purchased a Winnebago Via. It is 25-26 feet long. They are very impressed with it. Happy Travels!
GizmosMom 05/16/17 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: how far to drive every day

I love reading threads like this. When we were both working we drove about 10 hours a day just so that we could get to our destination. Then we relaxed. Now we are retired and drive about 6 hours a day. Also, we both drive so we don't get too tired. We stop about every two hours to stretch our legs and walk the dog.
GizmosMom 05/02/17 01:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Brooks379 to the rescue..

Thank you for being a "Good Sam!" I hope to see you on the road someday. We will wave!
GizmosMom 03/29/17 02:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Kansas City Question

Thank you, everyone! DH is not keen on going through the shops so we will make a quick stop in Hamilton. I just want to SEE it. May return with the girlfriends someday!
GizmosMom 03/20/17 06:21pm Roads and Routes
Kansas City Question

We will be traveling north from Joplin, MO, on a Thursday morning in late July. We'll stop at Hamilton, MO so that I can look at the quilt shops. Plan on driving north on IH 49 and then taking IH 435 to IH 35. Any problems or major construction snags?
GizmosMom 03/18/17 04:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Average age of RV'ers

We both started at age 37 and we are still going at age 66
GizmosMom 03/12/17 10:42am General RVing Issues
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