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RE: Direct TV Genie and Aiming the antenna question

OK thanks for the reply. I was going to use the Genie and get a new antenna for that. right now I have a HD system in the house and the SD in the RV, (still have an old CRT Sharp TV in the RV. I think I will just upgrade to all new TVs and a Winegard Antenna. JimR
Jim & Betty 04/26/15 04:16pm Technology Corner
Direct TV Genie and Aiming the antenna question

In my RV I have the Direct TV receiver non HD using the 18 inch antenna that I can aim and set up. I have a house with the Genie in it and all set up to run there. Question: What problems is there to put the Genie in the RV? How hard is it to aim the Antenna that the Genie requires? I assume I may need some other equipment too. JimR
Jim & Betty 04/25/15 01:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Advice on leaving California

PUB 52 Vehicles and Vessels: Use Tax This publication was updated January 15, 2015 this is what I used for instructions for an out of state purchase. When I did this it was less restrictive for the time limits required for the RV to be out of state. I took delivery of the RV and then established residency in SD about 7 months later. The RV was out of the state more than in. JimR
Jim & Betty 04/05/15 07:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: Questions for Full Timers

IMO I think that 15 to 20 years out is to far out to really give you any information that would be good. At that time President Justin Beiber may have all the Forest service campgrounds closed in order to grow more pot for those foreign countries in need. :B JimR
Jim & Betty 03/23/15 01:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Michelin dealer in Phoenix area

So much for 550. Just quoted us almost $700 each Who quoted you?? If you have a class a coach and are a FMCA member that tire size in the XZA3, (memory ?) is about $550.00 per tire including the fed excise tax. Go to the FMCA site at FMCA.com FMCA and there you will find what you need. You may need to email for a price as I had to do. In my search I was quoted from $700.00 to $830.00 per tire non FMCA As stated there are a couple of tire dealers in the area that are part of the Michelin Advantage National Account Program. If they or who answers the phone does not have a clue that may be a clue to you that they are not part of the program. With all the folks I talked to all were up front as to whether they participate or not or if they do or do not do motor homes. My cost was about $550 per tire and $260.00 to mount and balance with weights on all six tires. Done at Dales' Tires in Rapid City SD jimR
Jim & Betty 03/23/15 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: calif hwy 99

Hwy 99 is just fine and there are plenty of places to stop and take a break. The rest stop in Turlock is open, but rest stops aren't my first choice. You have a nice Camping World in Bakersfield and another in Fresno. Both good places to take a break and look around at RV supplies. Every town has a Walmart or a Target or both to stop at. There is a Walmart Super Center in Atwater. If you like air museums there is also a great one of those at the old Castle Air Force Base in Atwater. Just follow the signs, it's a few miles off the freeway. If you're staying at the Lakes RV Park in Chowchilla, it's a very nice little park and each night stay used to come with a round of golf for two, I assume they still do that. You've got other RV parks on your route but you'll probably only need the one if your main goal is Sacramento. Just a question isn't the Camping World at Fresno a little tight to maneuver there?? I was there at the Grand Opening and from what I saw you would need to get into the Paul Evertt Lot to turn around unless I missed somthing. JimR
Jim & Betty 03/09/15 12:52am Roads and Routes
RE: calif hwy 99

This is what I remember about the rest areas if they are not closed for repairs. I-5 at Lebec Hiwy 99 at ave 200, Tulare Hiwy 99 at Kingsburg Hiwy 99 at Turlock. After Turlock I try to make it past Sacramento before stopping again. JimR
Jim & Betty 03/09/15 12:49am Roads and Routes
RE: Hint and vent to guy laying in the road

nobody offered to help the guy, or at least sit behind him with 4-ways on so traffic knew to go around? lots of armchair quarterbacks in this thread. I understand your post and concern but did you consider that while people were looking at you, "Hey why's that guy got his flashers going?" they then run over the poor guy in the road cause there looking at you. Also if I remember correctly people drive fast as hell there and you would just give them another target to hit. Just my 2ยข worth JimR
Jim & Betty 03/08/15 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla device

I see advertised a device invented by Tesla that cuts your electric bill. Can't seem to find any info on this. Perhaps they mean this Solar City home Storage It is in reference to the battery systems that Tesla is making in the new factories in Reno, Nevada and I can not remember where else. Tesla and Solar City are run by the same company more or less and this is a big deal in the energy management systems that are now and in the future being installed. The link is but a short blip I Googled but I have read recently a large article that was put out. Bottom line is your home or regional energy systems would be able to make the electric in the day and store excess in the batteries to run the home at night or during power outages, for days, just like us RVers do now but for overnight. jimR
Jim & Betty 03/07/15 12:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Oh No!?!,,?

RID X if it is pyramid... The Rid-X for septic systems is bacteria that will take days or weeks to do any good. The Rid-X RV kind may help break down paper, but the real purpose is to reduce odor. Rid-X is now made for RVs but I do not know how the chemical works, seems to be something new, not the Rid-X but the RV part. jimR
Jim & Betty 03/07/15 12:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Poor attitude at top rated Good Sam Park, Phoenix,AZ

I have a dog and have been in the same parks where there are dog zones and no dog zones. I do not let Little Boy walk in the no zones and do ride him to the dog park if I need to go through a no zone getting there. Sorry guy but I think this one is on you. But I want to know what was posted in the yard a photo or?? JimR
Jim & Betty 03/01/15 06:13pm Good Sam Club
RE: Poor attitude at top rated Good Sam Park, Phoenix,AZ

We are staying a park in Phoenix, AZ for a couple months. We have a wel behaved dog 2 1/2 yr old. that gets walked 4-5 times daily to the dog park and around the park grounds for exercise. The wife was approached last week by a perm. resident and chewed out about the dog peeing on a rock and common area plants (along with other residents dogs and coyotes). Happened to notice the resident posted a notice for al to see on his opinion of dog owners and their disregard for his property. I approached the manager on my concern of the notice and the damage it would do to future RV'ers passing through she layed into me in a very un professional manner and informed me that dogs can be taken to the dog park to do their business only and controlled (guess she meant to drive them to the park like alot of residents do with their older dogs). Have come to the conclusion that dog friendly does not mean dog friendly in the Good Sam guides. I alos now see first hand the locals really do not want the Nomads passing through helping to keep their rents low by paying some of the cost for park operation with their rent monies. I'm hoping to be contacted by Good Sam to pass on the notice that is posted by one resident so they can include this information in the next update to the ratings for the park. In addition the facilities are not what they claim. I just want to know what they posted. JimR
Jim & Betty 03/01/15 06:09pm Good Sam Club
RE: Mercerdes Deisel

There is a MBE yahoo forum just about this engine with a lot of information there. As far as oil I use Shell Rotilla 15-40. Filters and parts and service can be bought at a Freightliner or at Dietroit Diesel shops. I believe the manuals and owners books are available on line at Dietriot Diesel. Your vin number would be a big help in those serches. Also a call to the Freightliner Training shop at Gaffney NC may be a big help too. JimR A MBE owner on a Freightling coach
Jim & Betty 02/28/15 11:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Utah repair places?

Charlie's Service 1901 N. Main, Sunset, UT (801)773-1193 look it up JimR
Jim & Betty 02/25/15 04:16pm General RVing Issues
Carefree Awning / Camping World ??

Dumb question but just had to ask. I purchased two replacement awning fabrics and on each box was a yellow oval sticker that read Presidents Club. Is Carefree and Camping World related? JimR
Jim & Betty 02/16/15 10:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to get tires

FMCA Michelin Advantage Program A national account through FMCA it saved me a lot of cash. JimR
Jim & Betty 02/16/15 10:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold refrigerator drip line

it has a smaller hole in it so it wont get insects in it X2, I sometimes have to clean the hole out as it does get plugged. Ditto it plugs up sometimes JimR
Jim & Betty 01/31/15 12:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking for a vehicle to tow.

Jeep Wrangler JimR
Jim & Betty 01/27/15 12:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coffee Grinder?

The other topic about coffee brought this question to mind... We use a french press while camping. I'm looking for a coffee grinder that makes medium to largish grounds so the filter in the french press does a better job. We have been buying the pre-ground coffee for our trips, but don't like the grounds in our cups of coffee. I'm not sure if we should have a small (non-electric) one to bring with us and grind new beans every day - or - one to leave at home and bring a jar of grounds with us. Any suggestions? If I remember right we bought a small electric one from Starbucks JimR
Jim & Betty 01/20/15 12:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Prescription Drugs ?

Wal-Mart or Costco depending JimR
Jim & Betty 12/25/14 12:26am Full-time RVing
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