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RE: Direct TV

Call DirecTV (AT&T) customer service @ 800-531-5000. Just tell them that your setup was working, but now it doesn't and you've tried everything. Ask them to send out a technician to resolve the problem. I've had them come out to our RV in an RV park several times to take care of problems.
Popsie 05/21/18 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer tire load rating

Also, if you hit a pothole, especially at speed, there will be a greater load on the tires than the load just running on a level road. So it is best to have excess load bearing capacity just in case.
Popsie 04/07/18 09:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Finance Recomendations

We took a different approach. When we decided to retire, we gave notice to our employers, Then my wife put our house for sale on the internet (she is a computer smart person - that was her job), and in two days someone came over to look and ended up buying our house. Shortly thereafter we put stuff in storage and gave it to charities and bought our RV - a two year old Class A using some of the money from the sale of our house. Since then, we've primarily been full timers with some breaks in the action with family etc. BTW, since we were selling the house on our own, we did not deal with any real estate people. My wife had legal service as part of her work and they put together the sales contract (one half of a page of paper), and managed the whole sale, deed transfer, etc. for less than $50 for the whole deal.
Popsie 03/17/18 06:43pm General RVing Issues
Finding Doctor while travelling

Any advice on how to find good doctors/Clinics/Hospitals/etc. while travelling far away from your home base?
Popsie 03/06/18 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Filters change ISC Cummins

When I change the fuel filters, I use a threaded pipe plug in the center hole then pour oil into the outside holes. That way, the only oil that gets to the engine is oil that has passed through the filter material. We've been fulltimers since 2003, and when I change the filters, I just crank the engine and it fires up shortly. Never any problem. YMMV
Popsie 02/28/18 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct tv box

See if you can find an independent local dealer that sells DirecTV. An independent will be glad to come and check out your RV setup and provide you with the options to consider and explain how it would all work and what it would cost. Perhaps DirecTV would do the same, but my experience is that independent dealers have more flexibility. And it probably wouldn't cost anything for a review.
Popsie 02/27/18 07:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Exterior window lock...

We had a problem with the door lock once. Called AAA and they sent out a locksmith who was able to correct the problem. I never did understand what was going on.
Popsie 01/13/18 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CR-V towing

We have a 2011 CRV. We did run down the battery a couple of times towing so I bought a switch that has in insert between the power and the wires to the radio. I turn it off when going into tow mode, and it keeps the battery from running low. IIRC, it's a Roadmaster Fusemaster. It was something of a pain to install (I'm old and fat), but it works great. We've used it for years of full timing without ever having a dead battery.
Popsie 01/05/18 04:08pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Which mail forwarder in South Dakota should I choose?

We are very happy with Americas Mailbox in South Dakota. We also continue to use Escapees in Texas where we have a lot of family, but had no luck trying to convert Escapees to South Dakota. YMMV
Popsie 12/18/17 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: TV Fox antena

The best over the air RV antenna is the Winegard Rayzar auto which provides excellent reception from more than one direction at a time.
Popsie 11/02/17 08:23am Technology Corner
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

OK, when I posted the question, it was out of ignorance. Now I have reached a state of confusion :o Can anyone recommend a compact 120v powered compressor to carry in my RV that can readily inflate my tires to 125 psi?????
Popsie 11/02/17 07:56am Tech Issues
SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

I have a vague memory of some folks getting a SCUBA air tank pumped up to very high pressures, then carrying the tank (with a pressure regulator) to quickly and accurately fill RV tires. Do any of you have experience and/or opinions about this settup?
Popsie 11/01/17 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance increase for going full-time RVing

You need to purchase a full-timers insurance policy. AAA does not write coverage for full-timers. In S Dakota our full-time motorhome policy has an annual premium of around $850. That will vary based on the exact motorhome you have, your driving records, your insurance history of continuous coverage, if you also have insurance on a vehicle and your credit history. You need to establish your residency somewhere in one of the full-time friendly states and then purchase a new full-timer policy. What insurance company are you using??
Popsie 10/22/17 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
Insurance increase for going full-time RVing

We decided to go full time again, and sold our house. AAA bumped up our vehicle insurance $3,000 because we are going full time. Has anyone else encountered this, and can anyone recommend an insurance company that doesn't up the rates for full timers?
Popsie 10/20/17 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace RV Body?

It seems to me that you might be referring to Class C units. You might want to contact one of the big companies that rent Class C's, as I can imagine that after enough mileage they might put the house onto a new chassis?
Popsie 08/05/17 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Thinking of getting a Dolly

We've towed using a dolly in the past. No big deal as far as towing. The one issue we encountered was that in some parks you have to store the dolly away from your site. For that situation you need a to equip the sedan to tow the dolly to and from the storage area. If you are going for a really nice (and expensive) sedan, you might want to consider an enclosed trailer instead of a dolly.
Popsie 07/13/17 06:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2014 CRV

We put in a switch such as shown in this video (different manufacturer but the same thing). If you switch off the radio/music player while towing, you can tow all day without running down the battery.
Popsie 07/11/17 04:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Camping world you won't believe this !!!

Two of my cousins are lawyers, and one of my best friends from school days is a lawyer. I've gotten a lot of free advice and help over the years. Are you sure you don't have a friend or relative who might get their attention and a reasonable response without costing you a lot of money?
Popsie 07/09/17 01:00pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: 1997 Country Coach

There are a number of places that will add slideouts to a motorhome - search the internet.
Popsie 07/07/17 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reliability in purchasing older diesel A

IMHO, the vehicle parts of a diesel pusher RV are typically the same engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, drive train, wheels, steering gear, etc. that are used in over the road trucks. Long haul trucks typically operate for over 100,000 miles per year, and don't need to be overhauled for three to five years. I saw something on RV.net that suggests that typical RV usage is about 5,000 miles per year. This suggests that a 20 year old diesel pusher should still be good for another decade or two before needing a major overhaul. Of course their are other elements of an RV that might well be in need of repair or replacement on a twenty year old RV such as batteries, refrigerators, air conditioners, tires, paint, etc. Also, rust might be a concern. I think a thorough inspection would be in order on a 20 year old rig to determine the work that might be needed now, and how long it might be expected to operate in the future. Also, maintenance records would be nice to review if available. BTW, our DP is 17 years old, we've never had any major maintenance required, and according to the shop we use is in very good condition. It has had the brakes relined, and we are planning to replace the shock absorbers this year. It has over 100,000 miles on the clock.
Popsie 06/26/17 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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