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Omnidirectional TV antenna verses rotor TV antenna

It's time for me to replace my 18 year old TV antenna that has a power rotor. It has served me fine including when we went digital. In looking into antennas to purchase Omnidirectional TV antennas are indeed common. Like most RVers I am rarely near a TV transmission tower and occasionally in a remote area. My antenna mount is 5 feet above the surface of my roof on a raiseable platform. An omnidirectional TV antenna is obviously easier to use. Is the reception of an omnidirectional antenna as good as an antenna with a rotor? I have the wiring in place to put in a rotor antenna. What would you choose? Eric currently in Yuma
cire 03/05/14 08:36am Technology Corner
RE: Best brand of recliner chairs

I bought a Lambright two years ago. The seating suspension stretched for us after one year. (I'm a 260# guy.) This causes you to sit lower in the chair. Last year I tightened the belts up. This year I had to do it again. A pain in the neck. I never had such problems with my Flexsteel. I liked the idea of buying from an Amishman but next time it will be some other brand.
cire 02/08/14 08:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coach Net vs AAA. An Experience.

In 9 years of full timing I needed to be towed for the first time this past fall. Without dragging you through and explaining all the details in a few words: The Coach Net towing experience was as good as I could have hoped. ALL details went exactly as I expected and could have hoped for. Eric, currently in Q
cire 12/25/13 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poll: How many years have your 6v batteries lasted?

Nine years on 6-Lifeline 4D AGM batteries. They need to be replaced now but since I only dry camp when I overnight at a rest area they are still holding up. I'm sure they would fail a condition test but in the last 12 months I have not did any serious dry camping. The cheap SOB that own's this coach won't replace them until he has to. I'm looking into the cost of AGMs' versus wet cells with a central watering system. I'll decide then when to let loose of $$$. Eric currently in Q (plugged in)
cire 12/23/13 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVer selecting health insurance

After spending a LOT of time evaluating my options I discovered that Nevada does not offer a PPO plan that qualifies for a subsidy. (We qualify for a substantial subsidy.) Even the BCBS MultiState HMO does not work out. This is a much longer story because we feel we must have a PPO plan because we have Doctors in various states and we spend little time in NV. The ObamaCare plans in NV cover only NV locations except for emergencies in other states. Of course everything is more complicated than I am portraying here but you don't want to read 5 paragraphs on the details. Bottom line is I must move my domicile from NV to another state in order to get a PPO plan. Right now Texas looks like a likely candidate. I need more time to evaluate alternative states. Fortunately because changing domiciles is not real hard for us, we can do it. It just that we expect to spend a several hundred hours of work to transfer everything over.
cire 12/18/13 11:16pm General RVing Issues
RVer selecting health insurance

I like many others needs to pick an new insurance carrier quickly. Now that the website is working better I can look at some of my options. Because we're full timers we must have a policy that can work anywhere in the country. First question: How do I find which carrier will cover me when I travel. I'm not afraid of doing homework. I just don't know where to start.
cire 12/17/13 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda CRV or Subaru Forrester

I'm a CRV owner. I too am looking at new cars. The only two I am considering is a CRV or a Subaru. To me it comes down to one issue. Do I want an automatic or manual? Because I will drive the car till the wheels fall off I will be 75-77 when its time to buy another car. At 75 I don't think I want to play sports car driver with a manual transmission. Just my thoughts.
cire 09/25/13 07:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Coach Length

Our motor home is 42' 10". We've full timed in it since 04'. I cannot imagine any difference in driving a 40'er or a 45'er. We have never been in a campground that could not accommodate us. In fact, the great big rigs usually get the extra large parking spots. The only limitation with a big rig is getting into some deep woods forest service campsites. Actually, you would have the same limitations with a 40'er. One issue with a longer rig is you many need a somewhat flatter site than a smaller wheel base rig. It likely takes a bit longer learning curve to learn to back the 45' versus a 40'. When you do get parked the extra few feet is worth the extra effort. IMHO
cire 08/07/13 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning fresh water tank

After you bleach the tank I would suggest draining it of as much water as possible and letting the tank dry out. I would add beach to your tank as a last step to draining it. You may have "stuff" growing on the roof of your tank. Also you may have dead bacteria stuck to the walls of your tank. Another more radical step would be to drill precision holes in your pure water tank. With one or two holes drilled, high in the tank, you could get a high pressure water washer and clean your tank. You would likely need special, home made fitting to reach most of the tank. If the hole is large enough you could get a garden hose as well as your arm in the tank. The holes that you drill could be glued shut. A better method, one that I have used in my black tank, is to purchase "test plugs" for the holes that you have drilled. Test plugs are rubber plugs that expand when you tighten a fitting on the outside of the test plug. All the big box hardware stores and most regular hardware stores have these items. This step is the most radical but it is the only method that I can conceive of to aggressively clean the inside walls of your water tank. I put a 4" test plug in my black tank. Long story about why I did it. I have used the test plug annually to clean my black tank thoroughly. I would do it again in a minute.
cire 08/05/13 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CR-V towing with the engine on

There is a reason to consider leaving the engine running while driving. Honda does not recommend towing the CRV at speeds above 65 MPH. There has been reports of transmissions being "burnt up" after being towed at speeds higher than 65 MPH for extended periods. After having replaced my transmission twice since I've been full timing, I would leave the CRV idling if I had intentions of towing it at high speeds for an extended period of time. Idling the engine provides oil circulation within the transmission.
cire 08/04/13 08:20pm Dinghy Towing
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