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RE: Directv access card

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said! We've been with DirecTV for over twenty years and NEVER had a new card sent to us either! Dan
dapperdan 06/16/20 04:37am Technology Corner
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

This is obviously someone's idea of a joke! This was more or less a "photo op" type thing to get people talking. NOBODY in their right mind would even attempt to tow a fifth wheel this way! Besides, I'm pretty sure they don't make properly sized brake controllers for Buicks (or whatever that vehicle is). :B:B Dan
dapperdan 06/10/20 05:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Directv getting channel loss 771 but not really

We experienced somehing similar a couple of years ago. We were getting the dreaded "771 loss of signal" message too even in clear weather and we have NO trees to obstruct. Long story short, what it turned out to be was our satellite dish (over the years) had been bumped or whatever and was out of alignment! We had a Direct serviceman out to check things out, he replaced our LNB (even though he didn't really think that was it) and re-tuned the dish. NO more "771" messages since! It's hard to say what's going on in your situation but this is what ours turned out to be. Good luck!! Dan
dapperdan 04/19/20 10:54am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone have a favorite RV wax ???

I use NuFinish, have for years. I don't seem to get the blotchy effect some are stating here. :h I only wax our fifth wheel once year, I do however wax the front cap at least two or three times a year to make removing bug splatters easier. Lots of good suggestions here, pick one and go with it! :B Dan
dapperdan 04/11/20 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wisconsin Campgrounds

The governor just announced that 40 state parks will be closing effective April 10th. Dan
dapperdan 04/10/20 05:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tallulah Gorge SP, Georgia

I can't speak for the State Park, we didn't stay there. We stayed at River Falls at the Gorge Campground and that had a steep hill heading down to the river, not bad though. We made that climb out with our 38' fifth wheel just fine but is was a little intimidating. :B If I remember correctly we did check out the state park, the sites looked very nice BUT I can't remember the drive in or out of it, sorry. :h I can say though that the gorge itself is beautiful!! Definitely worth visiting at least once!!! Good luck with your trip. Dan
dapperdan 03/24/20 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas prices

I paid $2.35 at Sam's in Fort Walton (FL) two days ago. :B There was a station in Milton yesterday that was selling diesel for $2.15! Every station in Navarre was at around $2.55 to $2.69 as of yesterday. Dan
dapperdan 03/20/20 04:44am General RVing Issues
RE: getting trapped inside a park

I love it when you get to a campground/park and the host/attendent says "you should be able to make it"....... Happened to us a few times, a couple of times we ended up using reverse. :B Thank God I'm comfortable backing up the rig, for some it's a rather daunting task! When making reservations our first question is "we have a 38' fifth wheel, can your place accommodate our size RV?" Dan
dapperdan 02/21/20 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out creep

These guys are SPOT ON!! You have a leak going on somewhere in your system. This happened to us on our old Montana, the bedroom slide would "work" it's way out in transit just a little. When I figured out I had a leak, started searching around and, for me it turned out to be easy. The fitting on the bedroom slide ram was a "tad" loose. All I had to do was tighten the fitting and didn't have any more issues with it while we owned it. Dan
dapperdan 02/07/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Metropolis IL

We were just there last February and throughly enjoyed our visit! Parking with an RV could be challenging but if you're willing to walk a little you "may" be able to park on one of the side streets around the corner where you won't need to angle park. A lot is going to depend on what time of day and just how busy downtown Metroplolis is. While we were there, there was PLENTY of close parking (for an RV) BUT you're talking about fourth of July week and that's going to make things harder. You might give the chamber of commerce a call and see if you can get info from those people. While there check out "Yesterday's Home Cookin" diner. It's a cute diner we found and had LOTS of locals there for lunch the day we were in there. The food was really good and the prices VERY reasonable! Good luck and enjoy Superman!!! :B Dan
dapperdan 01/01/20 08:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Visiting Family in Memphis, need safe rv park

We've stayed at EZ Daze three times in the last few years. ALWAYS felt safe, very well run park, nice and clean and we would defiantly stay there agin if in the area! :B Dan
dapperdan 12/26/19 08:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Getting cold {er} in southern Arizona...

This was Chandler last Monday afternoon, a thunderstorm moved through and dropped a BUNCH of hail! :E https://i.imgur.com/fygM8hbl.jpg It was actually pretty nice the rest of the week, we were only there for a week. Looked like Wisconsin tho!!! :B Dan
dapperdan 12/17/19 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auto leveling airbag system??? How important is this?

I have the factory (rear) air suspension on our 2015 RAM. The air suspension "seeks" it's own level whatever the load is you put on the rear axel! I had Firestone air bags on our old '06 RAM just for leveling the ruck with the fiver on. Now the 2015 levels itself each and every time I add weight to the box. My truck ALWAYS sits level, load or NO load! Our rear air has worked flawlessly since new! I love it! Dan
dapperdan 12/01/19 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Graceland RV Park & Campground

I know you were looking for people that stayed at Graceland park, we did not but I checked them out while visiting Graceland last spring. It's a very well run RV park and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there. We were staying in South Haven (at the time) and didn't know about the RV at Graceland! Dan
dapperdan 11/28/19 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Kinda like "The Mule", Leo Sharp in Clint Eastwood's movie. Just not as "big-time". :B Dan
dapperdan 11/19/19 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

Only one is going to go empty at a time. When Indicator goes from GREEN to RED.....swap indicator lever to other cylinder Then remove the empty one and go get it refilled. TWO 30# cylinders (14 gallons) will last a long time FTng we went 6 weeks on ONE 30# Pressure inside cyliders doesn't change a lot until almost empty Overthinking the issue. We've been using this method for 10 years now, works GREAT for us! One tank valve open, one closed. When tank "A" is empty switch to tank "B" and when it's convienent, get tank "A" refilled. Old Biscuit is spot on!! 30# tank will last a good long time unless you're running the "h" out of your furnace! :B Dan
dapperdan 11/11/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-94 through Chicago

We live in SE WI and do the drive all the time. We have also towed through Atlanta a handful of times and IMHO, Atlanta doesnt hold a candle to the hassle of driving I94 through Chicago. Winding and narrow lanes, on-ramps on both sides, crazy drivers, etc... The 294 bypass really doesn't change the drive at all if you use an iPass. If you have time, I'd sign up for and iPass and have it sent as it will help you in Indiana as well. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Great advice!! We too travel through Chicago every now and then, timing is EVERYTHING! From Milwaukee we head through Chicago on I-294 starting at 8:30 am - 9:00 am. We've NEVER had traffic trouble using 294 at that hour but beware, we're going south and the north-bound side south of O'Hare is crazy busy at that hour! From the south I'd try going a little later in the morning IF using I-294. We use the I-Pass, time AND money saver! We had to leave our trailer in Indiana three years ago for warranty work, I decided to take I-94 up through town (Chicago) around noon. NEVER again will I drive up the "freeway" (I-94)! It took us and extra hour to get through Chicago that trip. Dan
dapperdan 09/23/19 07:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mama Gerties

Here's pictures from our site when we were there April of 2018. https://i.imgur.com/oD0lsTol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6wNnnWZl.jpg Loved the views! Dan
dapperdan 08/07/19 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mama Gerties

We stayed at Mama Gerties April of 2018. We had a site at the top and it was awesome, the lower sites did look a bit close together and obviously didn't have the views we had. IMHO our site was worth the extra $$$, we enjoyed our stay there. Would we stay there again? In a New York minute IF we could book a site at the top again! Good luck with your decision. Dan
dapperdan 08/07/19 07:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lippert Hydraulic Leveling System

There's NO straightening those rams! They're "junk" now. Your friend is going to have to order new jacks from his local RV dealer or from Lippert directly and get them installed. Your friend has just learned an expensive lesson the hard way unfortunately. :S Dan
dapperdan 07/25/19 10:00am General RVing Issues
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