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RE: directv to dish

Directv notified everyone using SD receivers that this was going to take place. I called DTV and they sent an HD #H-24 box that I continue to use with my G3 dome. Never have received any information from Direct yet as to what they are doing, only info is from here. :E
RAS43 01/20/20 06:59am Towing
RE: North from Colorado to Mt Rushmore

I25 from Monument to Castle Rock is a mess as they are widening about 18 miles all at the same time. Won't be finished 'till 2022. I'd avoid it if at all possible. From Colorado Springs I'd suggest US24 to Limon and then north or to Burlington and then north on US385 which goes all the way to the Black Hills area. I've traveled US385 and it is a good road.
RAS43 01/14/20 10:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Summer fuel at minus 42

The first winter I had my new '99 Ford 7.3l diesel the fuel jelled at -20 degrees as did my friend's '99. We had fueled at the same Conoco station. Both of us had our truck towed to Ford where they just put them inside for a day and they started up. I added an additive and had no further issues. I found out later from a friend in the fuel business that this particular station often bought fuel from sources outside of our area instead of the local refinery. The fuel was not winter blended. Never went there again.
RAS43 01/14/20 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator 2000i problems

Maybe a bug built a nest in the vent and when you twisted it rapidly it broke loose.
RAS43 01/11/20 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Pickup driver caught after cops find him hauling 53? trailer

He has some type of "air set up".. there is an airline that runs from the truck bed to the right glad hand on the trailer.. That air line is hooked to the emergency glad hand which fills the trailer's air tank and releases the parking brake. The other glad hand is the service side which applies the brakes when the tractor foot valve or hand valve are applied. Without an air hose there is no way to apply brakes. Pretty hard to stop with only the pickup brakes.
RAS43 01/09/20 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Requesting solution from knowledgeable RV.NET collective

Again, thanks for all replies. Group 29DC at Walmart for $100.00 each with 2 YEAR FREE REPLACEMENT and a pair in parallel will fit. p.s. -- not too concerned about being WET since if I roll the MH pretty sure other issue will arise. Good choice, that is what I have and will begin the third year this spring. I have dry camped for a couple days due to a power failure and they did fine.
RAS43 01/08/20 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: My perception on real gas

You people that have a choice are lucky. The nearest real gas to me is more than 20 miles away. X2 Same for me. 40 miles round trip would be around 2 gallons of fuel. No way does pure gas even up the cost, specially since it is around .40 cents more. I'll continue to use E10 which we have had to do for about 30 years around here. And for me--without any issues in any of my equipment.
RAS43 01/07/20 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A/C Cover

Had an A/C cover once for use when unit was in storage. After one of our frequent wind storms it was gone, never to be seen again! That was the first and last cover.
RAS43 01/04/20 06:37am Tech Issues
RE: Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Thanks. Paved is good! Looks like beautiful country on the satellite view. We may be boondocking north of the reservoir mid September. Will it be crowded with elk bow hunters? Bow hunting season is for almost all of September, muzzle loading is for 9 days about in the middle.
RAS43 01/03/20 04:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pickup driver caught after cops find him hauling 53? trailer

Looking at the article linked, the person had an air tank rigged to release the parking brake but there isn't a hose to the connection that would apply the service brake. So the only braking would be done by the truck which is not legal for the size of the trailer.
RAS43 12/22/19 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

At this point 95% of diesel pickups on the road are as quiet as gas engines. Diesel noise is really on non issue. Yes there are a few old trucks still out there but loud diesels are no longer commonplace. Except for those individuals that insist on removing the muffler or installing a low flow one "for more power". They are noisy.
RAS43 12/21/19 06:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Visiting Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton Ntl Pk,s

Yellowstone will not only be crowded but by September you might catch some snow - might get lucky and have 70's everyday, but plan for Cold and Damp and be Happy with Sunny and Warm. We are also planning a trip to Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier in the same time frame in 2020. I know snow is a possibility, but I am surprised Yellowstone is still crowded in September. I know it is very popular park, but I would think the crowds would be down some from the summer peak due to school being back in session. Bus loads of foreign visitors come in every day from various points. They glog up walkways and the buses fill up parking lots. Early and late are best to enjoy a great park!
RAS43 12/20/19 05:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portable Satellite Antenna

RAS43 12/19/19 06:57am Technology Corner
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

The answer is quite simple. You just wont be driving. They will make it so expensive only rich people will be driving anything. Everyone else will be waiting in line for the transit to show up. Maybe regular people could afford a bicycle. But they are talking about trucks, not cars or personal vehicles. So how will you get all the food you eat, the gas for your vehicle, clothes to wear, and just about every product you buy since they all come to the store where you shop buy TRUCK!!
RAS43 12/18/19 11:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Portable Satellite Antenna

Bill, Could you explain a bit about SWM, not sure I understand that. I assume it is not needed with the 18" round antenna in my trailer.
RAS43 12/17/19 03:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Portable Satellite Antenna

The question about receivers is not really in question at all. You just have to have an HD receiver to receive DTV programming in the near future (some are now reporting 2021). I suggest the H24 model or HR24 if you want a DVR. This will work today receiving only SD programming (true with any dome model antenna) and will work when the change happens someday. If/when this change happens your dome will start receiving programming in HD which will be a great improvement. What remains in question is which channels will be available since only the programming being broadcast from the 101 satellite can be picked up by a dome. Bill, I have Direct at home and have been using an SD receiver (D12-300)in our trailer as it has an 18" round roof mount antenna. I do have an HR24-500 receiver for our family room TV right now. From what you have stated above, it seems like my HR24-500 will work in the trailer with the 18" round antenna. If so that will be great as Direct is providing a new receiver for our new 4k TV in the family room and I can keep the HR24 for the trailer. Another question- I have an H25 receiver in our bedroom, why doesn't it work in the trailer?
RAS43 12/17/19 06:56am Technology Corner

If you want an even better filter for your RAM look into the AMZ/OIL - Donaldson Blue. Same filter Made in USA. The FleetGuard Stratapore unfortunately is now made in Mexico. I would never change from the Fleetgard Stratapore fliter just because it was made in Mexico. It is too good a filter IMO. Great fleet experience.
RAS43 12/11/19 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: senior pass

It has gotten to the point where most visitors to the National Parks are foreigners so cheating seniors is really not likely to make much difference except for those of us who are seniors. Now that is the truth!!
RAS43 12/11/19 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire covers while storing 5th wheel for winter

My QAUALITY Michelins on both truck and trailer cracked badly within 5 years and the trailer tires were covered whenever it was not in use.
RAS43 12/09/19 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel hitch installation

Look for a place that sells and installs 5th wheel hitches as they usually can install correctly and even install the wiring. That is what I did and it has been a great installation.
RAS43 12/08/19 09:01am Tow Vehicles
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