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RE: CELL PHONE SIGNAL BOOSTER? REALLY?

I saw the lesser priced Sleek 3G amp listed for $89. Those with 4G phones commented that it works well. I suspect the newer 4G Sleek model boosts signal more efficiently. I wonder if the signal boost is more significant with the 4G model and worth another $45? Rhetorical question only. That's what the credit card is for!
Robocop 10/20/14 06:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Dish Tailgator cube

I have used www.dishpointer.com as a resource for line of sight Google map orientation since I do not have an Apple product. The latter is outstanding when I have seen it used. At this point I did not want to drop $20 for the respective Dishpointer app. I also have the Satellite Finder app from Foxsmith Technology. Simple but efficient tracker. I just dowloaded Satellite Director by Zekitez. Very cool and immediate tracking results with audio and visual recognition.
Robocop 10/18/14 05:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Dish Tailgator cube

Most forested CGs are hit or miss regarding that one spot through the trees. And most of us in the Northeast do not get the 129 SAT anyway. Some days I do not get the 110 SAT either when the trees are too dense. Camping during the winter months does help a bit as the trees lose their leaves. The on screen zip code data only provides info regarding the location's azimuth and elevation. It does not manually change the acquiring of the satellites. All that is done by the Dish techs. I would say in the last year I have been more disappointed by the lack of optimal service in my CGs. But when I catch two satellites the sky's the limit. No pun intended.
Robocop 10/14/14 09:28pm Technology Corner
RE: How much is an RV parking space at home worth to you?

When I bought my house in '99 I had a grassy, crush and run driveway. My residential street is narrow and access is tight. Even though at that time I owned a 19' PUP I knew it was time to invest big bucks in a long and wide driveway, just in case. Now I have the MH, toad and a F-150 all tucked away nicely, just like on an aircraft carrier! I have always loved working in and around my PUPs, Roo and the Sunseeker. I can dump at home as well. It is worth everything to me to have immediate access and know it is as secure as it can be in my driveway. Having friends who own 40' MHs or 5ers and due to HOA restrictions cannot park them at their $500,000 homes seems a bit silly. Even more so when the HOA tells them what kind of paint and fencing they need to use. I did real estate part-time for two years. No different than having a pool in the back yard. You may love it and think it has great appeal but when it comes time to sell, someone else may not see it the same way and unwilling to pay that extra buck. I do not think a parking pad or extended driveway is a deal breaker for the most part when selling.
Robocop 10/04/14 07:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Coachman Leprechaun 319DS

I never try and bash any product. We all love our units and no manufacturer is immune from having production issues. I have friends who have had a Leprechaun for 4 years. The last two years they have had ongoing fresh water plumbing/pump issues which for whatever reasons have not been resolved satisfactorily resulting in constant leaking and an inability to have running water in the unit. Were it not for the fact they have a dealer winterize it for them I might suggest that may have contributed to the issue. As for me and my Sunseeker, I navigate issues as they come up as well. It is not a perfect world.
Robocop 10/04/14 06:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stability of 31' C on E 450 chasis

This was my first MH so I can only compare to pulling travel trailers. I went almost three years not pulling a toad and found the handling to be excellent. Even with the toad for the last year, I still "drive it like I stole it" but certainly with safety being the primary consideration. I travel alone, have never weighed the MH and know I carry a lot of stuff. Other than extremely windy conditions on open interstates or a large profile tractor trailer whizzing by me too close, the MH almost feels like it is on auto pilot. Just turned 10,000 miles.
Robocop 10/04/14 06:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: toad

And the correct answer is: It's like a girlfriend - everyone has their favorite! :B Sadly, I have no favorite girlfriend at the moment. However, I do like my CR-V. And I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once! LOL!
Robocop 10/04/14 06:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: canada trip

I just got back from 10 days at the Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. To my Canadian friends, it was the most fun I have had in a long time. Beautiful area. I have not crossed the border in years. I was actually a little nervous going over even though I had nothing to hide. And when the border agent asked me what my tag number was I drew a complete blank and instead of retrieving the registration card I asked if I could get out and look at it! And I gave her more forms of identification than she needed or wanted! Coming back it was smoother even as I had quite a few purchases I would have declared if asked. Yes, engage the agents in direct response to their questions. As a law enforcement officer I would have felt odd being searched but of course we know the world has changed and the protocols now in place are a necessary evil.
Robocop 10/04/14 05:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Good news for Verizon unlimited plan holders....

I just bought the bullet with VZW as I upgraded from a Droid I have had forever to the Galaxy S5. I was stomping my feet when I learned about losing the unlimited data (I had forgotten the new action they were taking and thought I was grandfathered in totally). However, I simply considered how I had probably wasted unlimited data over the years and was willing to try a new methodology. So, in order to get some additional discounting on the new phone and data plan I picked up a tablet with an additional line as well as always using wi-fi when I can, more so at the house. Sadly, we have done all this to ourselves in the search for more efficient communication. It comes with a cost. Having a pager seems so prehistoric by today's standards!
Robocop 10/04/14 05:02am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite TV

I have had the Dish Tailgater for a year. I do not have a Sat system at home. Initially I was disappointed as I thought all I needed was a good look at the southern sky for access. It can be trickier in heavy forested CGs or when bad weather prevails. The 'pay as you go' aspect is cool but not really a savings for shorter trips, However, when I have a great connection it is worth the increased per day cost. I have not had good luck with getting local channel access but all the major network channels and Sirius radio channels make it worthwhile. DISH customer/technical support is good but at times the wait on the phone can be forever.
Robocop 09/14/14 10:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mild Rant. Don't Any of You Take care of your RV?

I would agree for the most part with the OP. Excepting my very first Jayco PUP which was 4 years old, my last 3 purchases have been new. Not so much that there was nothing out there that could have worked but I wanted more peace of mind buying new. Excepting of course issues we know may occur right from the point of sale. My last two RVs looked almost brand new when I sold them. I find keeping up with the Class C a little more daunting given the mechanical side of the equation and size. I do not consider mine a toy. I get out a minimum of 8-10 days a month when possible and then another 5 weeks for vacation time. I suspect when the use of our units is frequent and not simply "once in a awhile" it should be taken care of as an asset and not something eventually written off. I did not want to have a big dollar loan this late in the game but you get what you pay for. The first 10,000 miles in the MH have been most enjoyable and I am glad I bought new. If I buy a Class A I may change my mind!
Robocop 08/31/14 09:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do not have to be old to own a Motorhome

I had to grow up a little bit more and make sure the bank would let me drive mine away. One more year to retirement and then I will really misbehave! However, I do miss a good tent, PUP or HTT. Well, maybe only a little.
Robocop 08/30/14 02:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ez pass locations

I never have an issue with my two E-Z Passes when utilized on my Honda or F150. However, on the Class C for the last 3 1/2 years it is hit or miss. I have moved it around on the windshield and for the most part 2" up and centered. Often in MD I am a violator with or without the toad. In NYC, it is hit or miss on bridges with toll gates. Anything else I could care less. If the overhead reader does or does not read my transponder in the Express lanes or the slow lane reader does not, all my tags are on file and there is no additional fee if it does not read. But I do hate to see the red light flashing and hear the alarm. It's like the whole world thinks you are a criminal!
Robocop 08/25/14 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips on Keeping Motorhome Cooler

When I had a HTT, Reflectix was an absolute necessity for comfort on all tent panels, both for insulating (winter or summer) and light refraction (hate that 0530 sun from the East). Old ways die hard. Still do the same thing whether in my driveway or on the road. Helps with UV damage too. Yeah, it often looks like a cave in broad daylight but it is 10 degrees cooler. Another area often not considered is the atrium dome above the tub enclosure. The sun beats down on that unimpeded all day. I use a piece of Reflectix there as well and that makes a huge difference.
Robocop 08/07/14 06:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Keep loaded or UNLOAD

Loaded. For the Zombie Apocalypse times two.
Robocop 08/02/14 08:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dish Tailgater - how do you secure?

Like others, simple cable and lock. When it is up on the roof I attach it to ladder or antenna mount just to make sure a stiff wind doesn't take it! On the ground, anything stable. Today I picked up the Tailgater theft alarm just for giggles. Of course if I am not in the RV I will not hear it. But as most of us know, CG theft is few and far between. If someone wants something bad enough they will get it.
Robocop 08/02/14 07:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Car towing

Honda CR-V standard shift. Awesome! But there are many options out there to choose from.
Robocop 06/22/14 11:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Watch your rear.

Made a quick three point turn 50 feet my home recently to get better driveway access, plenty of room, no traffic, middle of the day. Too cocky. Totally forget about the stop sign sticking out a tad into the intersection and caught the slide topper roller just a bit. Nothing torn or damaged but it did make a loud noise and got my attention. I find gas stations with the big metal rails along the islands to be challenging, especially when dragging the toad along.
Robocop 05/03/14 03:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nickerson beach campground - Lido beach (LI, NY)

I have been there two weeks each August the last four years. Actually got booted out early when a tropical storm/hurricane hit two years back, not Sandy. Came home and one day later was living in the RV for a week due to power outages. I hang with friends from LI and never ever thought I would enjoy camping literally on a parking lot with grass under the flight path for JFK. And the ride from the GW to the CG can be truly a test of your patience. Having said that, I have a great time and will be there again in August.
Robocop 04/27/14 07:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brake Buddy Patriot

I was looking for average price and maximum return when I bought my original Brake Buddy. I know folks don't like the extra step or two to hook it up but I have found no issues so far. As Bumpy offered, it is not progressive braking but mine comes on when I really need it and has never let me down.
Robocop 04/27/14 06:34pm Dinghy Towing
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