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Automatic Dish?

I've decided I'm through with the meter and phone apps to point my dish and I'm going to get an automatic antenna. There's a bunch of possibilities but I have a question. How important is it to have the ability to use western arc satellites? That will trim the field down a little. I have a 211z for my trailer since Dish has decided not to offer anything for the Hoppers. Anything else I should be aware of? TIA Jim
quasi 03/27/17 11:19pm Technology Corner
RE: GPS 7735

The 7735 is(was) the Good Sam version of the Rand McNally 7730 with a bunch of Good Sam stuff loaded in the POI file. It was typically about $50 cheaper than the 7730 but I thought I'd be smart and wait to see if there was a deal for Black Friday. I think I outsmarted myself out of $50.:S
quasi 11/22/16 07:43am Camping World Accessories
RE: GPS 7735

Reply from CW: "Mr. Wolfe, I have checked on the Rand McNally GPS you are referring to and I apologize it has been discontinued." So there you have it. Jim
quasi 11/21/16 03:35pm Camping World Accessories
GPS 7735

Waiting for Black Friday to see if I could get a deal on the GPS 7735. Can't seem to find it online. Has it been discontinued? Jim
quasi 11/19/16 02:28pm Camping World Accessories
Basement Storage???

I'm impressed with the size of the storage in the baggage area in my Redwood 36RL but it seems I just pile more junk in there. I'm looking for more creative ideas to better organize the chaos that I'm experiencing. Pics please. (I would have signed this post but I think my pen is lost in the cargo area . . . )
quasi 07/03/16 09:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: G-Rated Tire Recommendations

I think I'm going to go with the Sailun G-rated tires. These are the same brand recommended by Titan Guy and I have found no posts which would make me be concerned about the tires. I am not going to H rated tires because I have 7K lb axles and the G series will exceed that. I have been to the scales fully loaded and we have a pretty healthy safety margin. That combined with the price difference makes the choice easy for me. Thanks for the input. Jim
quasi 07/01/16 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
G-Rated Tire Recommendations

I need to replace the Goodyear G614 Tires on my trailer and I'm hoping to do it without having to resort to bank robbery. Doing an online search, I'm finding a few Chinese brands I've never heard of. Anyboody got any real world recommendation for a tire somewhere between these two poles? Thanx, Jim
quasi 06/30/16 07:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Realistic Budget 2.0

Travel Trailer ~ I think we're closely aligned on what my budget was trying to establish. We own a trailer and that will not change based on whether it's in the driveway or on the road. We have satellite TV and wireless phones which will also remain whether we camp or not. Those items go in the Fixed Expenses category since they are not dependent upon travel. Camping fees, Fuel and Admission fees are directly attributable to travel. We have resources available for whatever we choose to do and for most unforeseen costs that may crop up. The budget was not for deciding whether we could afford to go, it was merely my anal retentive, spreadsheet based personality trying to get an idea of whether my estimates were in the ballpark. Thanks to all who have shared their opinions especially those with reasoned explanations. As you said, everyone does it differently. Thanx, Jim
quasi 05/29/16 11:37am Full-time RVing
RE: Realistic Budget 2.0

Some clarifications are in order. First is that we want to figure everything on the high side as a measure for comfort. If we don't need $1000 for maintenance (and I doubt we will) then that money stays in the kitty. We have a heat pump and an electric heater to offset propane consumption. Our trailer is 38 feet long so fuel consumption is based on current data. We have been told that during your first few months in a long term or full time trip you tend to do a lot more running around and tend to spend more on doing "things" until you settle down. I don't know if we'll be want to go down the Colorado River in a raft but I want to have the option. Thanx, Jim
quasi 05/26/16 08:04am Full-time RVing
Realistic Budget 2.0

After getting some really good feedback, I've modified my original budget to include Maintenance costs, increase fuel expenses and eliminate expenses we would have regardless of whether we were camping. Am I getting closer? "5200 mile trip.January 1st through April 30th." $1,000.00 Maint $3,600.00 Camp Fees $2,000.00 Fuel $100.00 Propane $2,000.00 Admission $800.00 Restaurant $500.00 Hobbies $10,000.00 Total
quasi 05/24/16 11:16pm Full-time RVing
RE: Realistic Budget?

Thanks to all who've offered some realistic, constructive criticism of our budget. We plan on a couple of weeks in February in Puerto Penasco but we have no clue on the route we'll take to get there. For this first outing, I'm telling people that our plans are etched in Jell-o. We're going to use the flip-flop method for route planning. If It's too cold for flip-flops, go south and west. Thanx, Jim
quasi 05/23/16 10:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: Realistic Budget?

We plan on doing some occasional boondocking and taking advantage of weekly rates whenever feasible. The lodging figure is 120 nights at $30 per night. Is that an unreasonable estimate? We've also tried to estimate everything at the high end. With money, I think it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. If we find we've overestimated, we'll add another month or two.
quasi 05/23/16 08:21pm Full-time RVing
Realistic Budget?

We're planning our first long-term trip out west and trying to come up with a realistic budget. We know, as newbies, we're going to spend more than average seeing sights and running around too much. For you full-timers and long-timers, does this budget look reasonable? January - April Trip $3,600.00 Camp Fees $1,457.00 Fuel $2,000.00 Admission $3,200.00 Hlth.Ins. $400.00 Wireless 440.00 Dish $200.00 Grooming $2,400.00 Food $800.00 Restaurant $400.00 Hobbies $ 15,397.00 Total 5200 mile trip. January 1st through April 30th.
quasi 05/23/16 06:36pm Full-time RVing
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