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RE: Unfair Reservation System?

Or if you can’t beat em join em. Rent a month and go back and forth on weekends.
Big Katuna 11/16/19 02:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Unfair Reservation System?

I feel your pain. But they probably got tired of seeing a bunch of empty spots on weekends and people complaining they wants weeks and months and not just a weekend. We have Reserveamerica in Florida which I hate. And one reason is they let weekends book up 11 months in advance. So we can try for a week or two and there are no weekends only weekdays open.
Big Katuna 11/16/19 11:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FLORIDA RV PARKS for SnowBirds

Beats shoveling snow.
Big Katuna 11/14/19 11:03am Snowbirds
RE: 20 year old hoses

I was at Freightliner Gaffney this summer for belts and valve lash on my 05. Factory hoses. I asked them to check the hoses and advise and he told me they were fine. They squeeze them and check for cracks. If they’re still soft, flexible and no cracks leave them. Buying replacements might not be a bad idea.
Big Katuna 11/11/19 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: replacement for Directv

You can not use a Hopper with the Winegard Pathway. I tried using the Hopper and a Joey with a tripod and the correct LNB but it was too big of a pain to take the Hopper, Joey and Access point out to the rv. Not to mention DISH boxes have a slow meter so it was a pain to align the dish. Now I just leave them at home to grind away downloading shows and use the Pathway. I hope someday Winegard or someone comes out with an auto align dome that works with a Hopper.
Big Katuna 11/10/19 07:45am Technology Corner
RE: Slide motor/gear

Look on EBay.
Big Katuna 11/09/19 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Side windows are fogged up

Sun last Design in Hudson FL did mine. A few hundred per window. You can ship the windows to them.
Big Katuna 11/08/19 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Harvest Host

The 1-2 nite max was a no no for us. We rarely stay less than 2-3.
Big Katuna 11/06/19 02:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alternative satellite option?

DISH has two sets of sats; the eastern arc is in the southeast southern sky any higher up and western arc is in the southwest sky. With an augmented reality sat location app on a smart phone you can “see” the sats and move around until one of the sets of sats is clear. I set my Pathway up there. I almost always can get sats. It just takes a small hole. I agree rooftop sat dishes are nearly useless. I haven’t used mine in years.
Big Katuna 11/03/19 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternative satellite option?

Another vote for a Winegard Pathway X2 and a DISH Wally. Hook it up and you’re done.
Big Katuna 11/01/19 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: health insurance

I can get medicare when i reach 65 through my state run pension plan, its call ed the connector, they will subsidize my premiums but at what % is still unknown. Medicare and SS aren’t tied together. Also you will still need a supplemental policy to pick up what SS doesn’t cover.
Big Katuna 11/01/19 12:17pm RV Lifestyle
RE: fridge removal and replacement

I replaced the cooling unit with an Amish made unit so no removal necessary. Works better than a new one.
Big Katuna 11/01/19 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: health insurance

We were self employed for decades. Health insurance is one hot mess in the US. We are now on Medicare but before we turned 65, we were paying over $2000/mo and had high deductibles so most years add on another $3-5K out of pocket. What don’t you qualify for Medicare? If you need more contribution go back to work. If you have the income bite the bullet. If not, work until your 65.
Big Katuna 11/01/19 08:38am RV Lifestyle
RE: Class A. Wheel size

The 90’s F53s had 16”. My Honda toad had 17”.
Big Katuna 10/29/19 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A. Wheel size

I read somewhere the new motor will be mated to the six speed for a few years. 2016 and up Fords have the six speed. Fleetwood and Holiday Rambler 32’ have 22.5”.
Big Katuna 10/28/19 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-4 though Orlando

It’s a mess. You don’t say where/how you’re coming from but you can take 75 down and then connect to the Florida turnpike below Orlando.
Big Katuna 10/27/19 03:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Update on the 96 Bounder MH gifted to me

I’m guessing you replaced two six volt batteries that were in series (12v) with two 12v in series (24). The lp tank has a shut off solenoid for shutting off the lp when filling or for tunnels. There is a switch somewhere. F53 are notorious for brake problems. I would replace all hoses and caliper pins.
Big Katuna 10/27/19 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: replacement for Directv

I’ve had both and DISH is WAY more RV friendly. You can reauthorize your sat box with your smartphone. DISH doesn’t care if you change locals everyday. I bought a carryout auto seek dome Winegard Pathway X2. It does HD. You can’t use a Hopper but the Wally is ok. You can add a USB drive to use DVR feature, no monthly fee. Just a one time $40 DVR fee. Way better tech support than DTV.
Big Katuna 10/26/19 03:00pm Technology Corner
RE: stand alone antenna booster

Winegard Sensar Pro. Adjustable amp, scan peak signal meter. Made a big difference.
Big Katuna 10/19/19 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did you get your free DISH voice remote?

You have to press the mic button to talk to it. I wouldn’t call using a voice remote lazy. ALL remotes promote laziness. I remember dad sitting in his Lazy Boy telling one of us to change the channel. I haven’t used it long enough to form an opinion.
Big Katuna 10/19/19 05:42pm Tech Issues
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