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RE: Winegard Carryout Power Cable

I replaced mine with a two prong trailer connector. Much better than their odd ball plug.
nazpaz 03/22/15 03:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone booster

I've been using a Wilson Sleek in conjunction with a Wilson Yagi antenna. I've been quite pleased with the performance. The Yagi provides much more gain than the little rubber duckie that comes with the Sleek. FYI, the Yagi does have to be aimed towards a cell tower with the rubber duckie doesn't. Glad to see your post. I've been using a Sleek a couple of years and just ordered a Yagi antenna to add to my capabilities when necessary. Last year we were in a few spots where we needed just a bit more than the Sleek alone and I think the Yagi will make the needed difference. In fact, we're in just that situation where we are right now. Should have gotten the Yagi today but bad weather delayed the shipment. I should be in business with it the first part of the week.
nazpaz 03/06/15 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

OK, I need to understand why if someone gives you general category amounts that apply to fulltime RVing, but doesn't want to include on a public forum, their complete monthly expenditures, they are in the wrong? We've got 9 years worth of data and I would be happy to give you averages for expenditures that pertain to fulltime RVing, but I would never share what our income is nor things like the amount we set aside for gifts to family members, or things that don't have a thing to do with RVing. Barb I say share the information you are comfortable sharing and don't worry about what others think you should or should not share. I agree that camping information is what people need - other, general expenses aren't very helpful anyway. What I do is line item the camping related stuff and then lump most of the rest together in one number. If someone finds that helpful I'm glad. If someone wants to compete and tell my how little they can spend or doesn't like how I do it that's okay with me - that's how I do it. If they want to keep records and share differently I say more power to them! :)
nazpaz 03/02/15 03:20pm Full-time RVing
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

This is exactly why it's so hard to budget a prospective ft life . Ea person lives differently certainly , but most people won't share "real "" numbers because they are afraid to be judged and hung online! I suspect other than those living in a RV to "save" money those really living a retired full time travel , golf, eat out frequently , " good life" on the road spend much more than they let on Just remember, he didn't ask people to tell him what he would spend. He asked them what they spent. No one can tell him what he will spend, but those who keep records can tell him what they spent. That's not to say whether or not that information will be especially helpful but it is an answerable question.
nazpaz 02/28/15 11:41am Full-time RVing
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

So let me change the question. What is the amount you spent to live as a full-timer last year? My goal is to come up with a rough idea/average of how much I need to have set aside before we head out on the road. I know everybody is different. That is why I want to get an average. In 2014 we averaged $3375.68 a month/$40508.16 a year in total expenses. In 2013 we averaged $3466.76 a month/$41601.12 a year in total expenses. Those figures probably are only marginally helpful because they include all kinds of expenses that won't be relevant in your planning. The ones you want are those directly related to the RV lifestyle. Then use your own figures for stuff like food, medical, indebtedness, etc. Because of that I only give line item figures related to camping in my blog expense information. Someone already posted a link to our 2014 expense sheet. You might find my post about reading other people's budgets to be helpful. I also did a recent post directed to dreamers about things to think about before going into this lifestyle. Good luck in your planning.
nazpaz 02/28/15 09:55am Full-time RVing
RE: Andersen-3604 Camper Leveler

We used our Anderson Levelers for the first time today. It took me a few tries to get the hang of using them, but they did level the camper. However, I noticed something else and wonder if anyone else has experienced this. I use between the wheels roto-chocks. Once I got the camper level I installed the chocks. For the first time, the distance in distance between the two tires on the levelers was about a half inch closer together than those on the ground on the other side. I noticed it because the tires are pretty close together on this camper in the first place and I had a hard time getting the roto-chock in between the tires. Has anyone else experienced this - or does anyone have any thoughts on this in general? Thanks.
nazpaz 01/30/15 08:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carpet replacement(s) - but with what??

We recently put Allure Traffic Master laminate in our living room. We are quite happy with how it looks - haven't had it long enough to comment on wear/use issues. I blogged it with lots of photos here.
nazpaz 01/21/15 11:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: We replaced carpet with laminate flooring

The only negative I've read about the standard Allure in in regions with huge temperature swings, ie, freezing then heat. Possible to see some separation in these cases. Since we're fulltime the RV never sits out in the cold without heat on so the issue may be different for us than for a weekender in the north. It that case it's likely a real concern.
nazpaz 01/14/15 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: We replaced carpet with laminate flooring

I hope that works well for you, as it does look nice. However, Allure floor tiles are specifically not for use in RV's, and for use in only a specific temperature range. I mention this for anyone reading this thread and thinking about Allure. Fair enough - time will tell. I researched this quite a bit - when I google: "Allure Trafficguard RV" I find lots of positive reports on using it. In fact, if there are any negative issues I've missed them. I suggest that anyone considering it do the same kinds of search and decide for yourself - so far as I am concerned the positive reports carried the day.
nazpaz 01/14/15 03:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: We replaced carpet with laminate flooring

Looks nice. Is there a big difference in weight between the carpet and the flooring? Don, I think it added about 100 pounds to the camper weight. I used 4 boxes at 36 pounds a box which equals 144 pounds. I'm estimating that the carpet I took out weighed around 40 pounds - maybe a bit more. In my case, the extra 100 pounds on the back of the camper will probably be a good thing as I have plenty of towing capacity but am close to the max pin weight.
nazpaz 01/14/15 02:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: We replaced carpet with laminate flooring

That's nice looking. Congrats on job well done! Currently RoadAbode just has Linoleum throughout. This would definitely be an upgrade. Were you able to just cut with a utility knife or another type of blade? It's easy to work with. Just score it a few times with the utility knife and then bend it - it snaps right off. For more complicated cuts I used tin sheers which cut right through it. Aside from the physical part of the project, I'd say if I can do it anyone can do it. :)
nazpaz 01/14/15 12:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
We replaced carpet with laminate flooring

We've just finished replacing our living room carpet with Allure Trafficmaster laminate flooring. So far, we are pleased with the results Our blog has lots of photos and information about the project - you'll find it linked in my signature below. http://lh4.ggpht.com/-OFfABx0-k1k/VLSJxSAOtgI/AAAAAAAAhu8/CKwHRF4epPo/w400-o/100_3699.JPG
nazpaz 01/14/15 11:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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
RE: I HATE FANTASTIC FAN!

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
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