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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
RE: Transition from TT to Class C

My own situation is odd. I not only went up from a TT to a MH but decided to keep my TV and buy a toad as well (after two and half years). And I live alone! I wanted more flexibility for camping and/or visiting friends in far away places and the MH provided more opportunity for that. I'd rather have my Mobile Man Cave in a friend's driveway or at curbside for my own privacy at times. Yes, I probably could have bought a 5er and upgraded TV for a lot less than a MH and without the additional hassles of vehicle maintenance. However, it has worked for me. My insurance is negotiable and my three vehicles now have less wear and tear collectively. Everyone has a different reason for trading up or downsizing.
Robocop 03/25/14 07:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

I think accidents or blocking traffic are a different situation. I'm thinking a disabled vehicle on the shoulder out of traffic. Without knowing what the regulations are for any other controlled access roadway I can only then state that the NJTPK Commission would not allow AAA to respond. Period. I was in a safe place, albeit in between 6 lanes of travel in a cross over. Friends had a wheel fall off and axle damage on the PA Turnpike and their situation was more serious of course. The PA Turnpike Commission sent out a roll back tow for a 32' Class C. That caused damage to the frame as well as issues to the interior. Clearly a heavy duty tow was needed.
Robocop 02/22/14 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

Can someone post what tires are being recalled? I put new Michleins on my Cl C about 18 months ago. Thanks. LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE DOT SEQUENCE - B3JH AKEX DOT PRODUCTION PERIODS 0210-2512
Robocop 02/22/14 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

I do not want to hijack the thread but I believe the issue is not which roadside assistance one has. Controlled access roadways are private roads and as such the entities which manage them require specific insurance/permit/licensing requirements and mandate who is able to respond. In my jurisdiction when a crash occurs and a vehicle requires a tow or if not in a crash but disabled in the middle of the road creating exigent circumstances, the PD calls for a tow from a specific list of insured/licensed operators and not AAA, Good Sam or Coach Net for example if we were talking RVs. I don't relish making that call and often get quite an earful.
Robocop 02/22/14 07:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CRV as a tow vehicle

Agreed that a CR-V is definitely negotiable on unpaved road conditions.
Robocop 02/22/14 01:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

I never win PowerBall but I got lucky on this one. My numbers were close, but no cigar. I can't remember the last recall on any of the three vehicles currently owned that I did not have to respond to. However, within one year I did have two flat tires on the MH and one would have been catastrophic were it not for Tire Minder alerting me to the sudden loss. When was the last time you found your metal tire valve had loosened up and fallen off on the NJTPK just south of the GW Bridge in the pouring rain during morning rush hour? Ugh. I learned quite a few things that day to include AAA cannot respond to a controlled access roadway. Good luck to all getting their tires replaced.
Robocop 02/22/14 12:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Snow on roof

Have you ever seen your local dealers removing snow from their RV roofs? I haven't. :h That was so funny I almost fell off the roof of the MH while shoveling it. Nah. The sun will do that just fine. Solar energy works for me!
Robocop 02/15/14 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome EZ-Pass and towing a trailer

Prior to the MH, I never had an issue with EZ Pass towing my HTT while using EZ Pass lanes. I have never been able to understand the NY State of mind (thank you Billy Joel!) when my NY friends always talk about having that additional transponder for a trailer. When I zip through NY it has never been an issue. One EZ Pass for me and the toad. It does get pricey for sure. Ah, the cost of having a good time!
Robocop 02/07/14 07:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: class c

My conundrum was I live alone, love my 2002 F150 with only 95K and no dents or rust, but did not want a smaller toad that was more like a roller skate, in spite of it being lightweight. My CR-V was the right price, clean one owner and allowed for much storage and passenger comfort should I ever have passengers! But for now, I load it up with wood and every other week switch my vehicles to keep both mechanically healthy. Another cool thing is if I cannot get a ride to the mechanic or back when either one needs to be worked on, the RV excepted since the toad was bought for that purpose, I just tow the toad with the truck! Works just fine with the wiring umbilical and tow bar.
Robocop 02/06/14 06:10pm Class C Motorhomes
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