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RE: My idea for a Satellite stand with leveler

do any of these small dishes get HD channels? My Wineguard Carryout gets HD on Dish Network. If I had Directv it would still work, but no HD.
nazpaz 12/18/14 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Issues Getting the Camper Level

I don't see any reason the Anderson Levelers can't be put on boards to get some extra height. They really aren't the issue here.
nazpaz 12/17/14 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Arches NP

Let me be another to recommend Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands NP in addition to Arches. The state park was one of our favorite places in Utah. Let me whet your appetite with the view from the state park: http://i.imgur.com/j1NJe70.png height=400
nazpaz 12/16/14 05:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

You got me! I saw the subject line and thought "How could anyone hate this product?" I had to open the thread to see. :?
nazpaz 12/16/14 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Calif Hwy 101

Here's a photo I took on Hwy101 a few months ago. It's near Florence, OR - a wonderful stretch of scenic highway. http://i.imgur.com/Q9cdXMO.png width=800
nazpaz 12/15/14 08:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Issues Getting the Camper Level

Kudos for the best graphic I've seen for describing the problem. You even have Anderson Levelers in the image! No solution here though. I often watch my left to right level which is mounted on the front of the camper and drift back and forward in the site to get the most level (or least unlevel) spot for landing. Front to back is seldom a big issue for us though. The worst we've been is being right at the bottom of our 5th wheel landing gear.
nazpaz 12/15/14 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: My idea for a Satellite stand with leveler

Nazpaz- no one will be walking away with that dish! Found that most of the problems with aligning stems from the mast not being perfectly level. that's what a Dish tech told me. Ha - bet it won't blow over either.
nazpaz 12/15/14 04:40pm Technology Corner
RE: My idea for a Satellite stand with leveler

This isn't as nice as yours but I thought folks might be interested in this approach. I saw it down the way in this campground. http://i.imgur.com/UlHMsbU.png
nazpaz 12/15/14 03:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Campground costs

Thousand Trails is in our plan if we choose to stop volunteering. A quick followup for anyone who is considering TT - while I suggested getting a used membership I don't recommend that for anyone who has never stayed in a TT. They have an annual Zone Pass that gives you access to parks in one particular area. I say get a ZP first, try it out to be sure it's your cup of tea and then get a membership from someone after that. You'll not only know more about TT after a year but you will also be more on the inside track for finding a used membership.
nazpaz 12/15/14 12:26pm Full-time RVing
RE: Campground costs

Hi, There seem to be lots of complaints about the Thousand Trails. I'd be careful and start with something such as Passport America. I'm active on the unofficial TT Facebook group and it seemed that there were lots of complaints there. That was a bit confusing to me because we've stayed at a lot of TT's over the past couple of years and while, like most campgrounds, there were some things we liked and some things we didn't like, that we felt TT was a good deal for us and we were generally pleased with our membership. I decided to do a survey asking if people were glad they were members. The results were very positive. Over 90% of those responding were positive about their memberships. I decided that like most any business, when people are satisfied they don't say much about it but when they are unhappy they tell everyone why they are unhappy. By the way, the worse experiences we had were at Passport America campgrounds. Some of them are good but we've been at some that were real dumps. Last summer we paid for two nights at one, but after the first night we got out of there!
nazpaz 12/15/14 08:50am Full-time RVing
RE: Campground costs

There's lots of good information here but I don't think anyone has mentioned Thousand Trails. There's no telling how much money our membership has saved us but it's a lot. Try to pick up a used membership - one that gives you park-to-park and at least 2 week stays. This last year we traveled to the northwest and worked our way down the coast, basically moving from one TT to another. Some of them are great, most are average, and a few something less. You can't beat the price. Once you have the membership you pay annual dues that differ in amount based on the membership you get. Our dues are around $600 a year and we get the first 50 nights at no extra charge (some campgrounds charge an extra $3-5 for 50 amp hookups). After our 50 "free" nights we move to paying $5 a night for the rest of the year. There are many different contracts out there, so someone is bound to give you different numbers - but all in all, it's a great deal for touring fulltimers. Last year we averaged around $11.33 a night including all campground membership fees and overnight stays. I think our 2014 numbers will be the same or a little less. I'll be posting my 2014 expenses in my blog (linked below) after the first of the year. Good luck in your planning.
nazpaz 12/14/14 04:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Macerator question

We got a macerator so we could pump up into a big blueboy in the bed of the pickup. It beats (1) dragging the 5th wheel to the dump station or (2) dragging the blueboy back and forth. If you don't stay in a campsite long enough to fill the tanks or always park where you have sewer access it probably isn't worth the trouble or expense.
nazpaz 12/09/14 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Galveston TX area parks

This is quite a ways from Galveston, but a lot of people don't know that Sea Rim State Park is now open again. It was closed for years due to hurricane damage but it is open now, right at the top of the Texas gulf coast near Port Arthur. Even if a person intends on continuing to Galveston it's nice knowing this park is open - and providing lots of nice beach access.
nazpaz 12/07/14 04:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Kerrville, TX to Galveston,TX

We came around on 1604 - no problems, just a few lights when the freeway ends for about 3 miles at I10. The bigger issue is Houston traffic and I don't think you can avoid it.
nazpaz 12/07/14 07:30am Roads and Routes
RE: I-10 best choice thru TX?

For DW, try audiobooks. Also if you have satellite radio, one of their channels has old time radio serials. Or let her drive for awhile. I10 in the nowhere's of west Texas is a good place to practice.
nazpaz 11/29/14 12:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-10 best choice thru TX?

X2 on Bahmorhea State park -- it's a welcome change from what you'll be driving through a couple of days. If you are hardy soul you can even go for a swim - the water in the wonderful spring fed pool stays in the low 70's year round.
nazpaz 11/27/14 06:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pulling I-40

Just so happens that I drove that the other day. F350 and 34' 5ver. If you drive across 58 from Bakersfield to Barstow you'll be on all good 4 lane highway. The pull up from Bakersfield to Tehechapi is pretty steep but definitely doable. Our clutch fan was wound up all the way from about half way up to the top. It's a 15 mile pull. Once you get into AZ there are a couple of fairly good tows on I40, but at 6% or less none are major league. Be sure to fill up at Barstow and not around Needles - then, once you get into AZ prices drop considerably.
nazpaz 10/02/14 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you boost cell signal? ATT in TT Cottonwood, AZ

Spouse works remotely using company Avaya voice data network over company's ATT 4g Voice Date service and Iphone 4. Can't get over 1 bar here in Thousand Trails, Cottonwood, AZ. Anyone had any luck boosting ATT signal in similar situations? (FYI, her personal smartphone shows 3 bars using Verizon). Thanks. It just so happens that we are in the same campground as you. We're on Verizon and the Wilson Sleek boosts our 4G from 1 or 2 bars to 4 bars. I'm guessing you would get similar results on ATT.
nazpaz 10/02/14 08:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: do you leave your awnings out?

It just depends on where we are and what the weather forecast is. In Texas we put the awning out when we are using it and put it away when we are finished. It's our experience that in Texas sooner and not later the wind will start blowing. We've spent the summer along the Washington, Oregon coast and now are near Yosemite. We've had very little wind so I just take a look at the weather forecast and let it help me decide whether or not to leave the awning out. Most of the time we've just left it out all the time. I have all the straps, flapper stoppers, etc. necessary to tie it down and I used to use them. However, when the wind started blowing I worried about the awning constantly. Then, if we got anything serious I would go out and take all the stuff loose so I could close it. I decided that since I can store it or take it out in about 2 minutes that it was silly to go to all the effort needed to stake it out only to be out there in the wind undoing it all so I could go to sleep without worrying about it. That's our approach - neither right or wrong, just how we do it.
nazpaz 08/30/14 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dead Horse State Park - Utah (Moab Area)

We loved Dead Horse State Park when we were there a few months ago. The advice on filling up with water in Moab is right on. However, I will mention that there's a public sink outside by the bathrooms in the campground that does have drinking water. You can't fill your camper there, but if you have water containers you can fill them for drinking water We also stayed at Horsethief Campground, BLM which is quite near the state park (and both are near Canyonlands National park). This is a large dry, no hookup campground. It was a good spot for a few nights for us. If you want to see our photos of these campgrounds, we did reviews of both campgrounds in this section: http://pastorscott.com/travel/tag/utah/ We really liked the Moab area.
nazpaz 08/27/14 11:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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