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RE: The RV Life and the environment

Last I heard this is still a free country. I'll do what I want, when I want and don't care what anybody else thinks. I'm not here to impress anybody or worship anybody because they think they are saving the environment. X2 but I don't think we're allowed to believe that.
ljr 04/28/16 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: The RV Life and the environment

I really don't care how much energy I use in any form! I paid for it, I paid taxes on it therefore it is mine to use as I see fit I conserve energy in my home to save money, not because some greenie twit driving his prius around thinks I need to! I drive my motorcycle to work almost every day not to save the planet (that will be here long after any of our descendants) but to save on paying for fuel and wear and tear on my 1 ton diesel truck!! My guess is that my carbon footprint is way smaller than mrs. soccer mom driving in her Suburban everywhere, running the air conditioning in her house at 60, and then yelling at me for idling my truck when I fill up (yep has happened) Chris X2
ljr 04/27/16 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why are so many rest stops closed?

Government 101. True at any level for any party. When you want to make a case for raising revenue you cut the most visible services.
ljr 04/10/16 10:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Hensley or....

Never had a PP but I had a Hensly for several years. Before that I had a Pullrite. I actually preferred the Pullrite but the install was a REAL pain.
ljr 04/05/16 12:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electrical management system

Have to agree with Bumpy,an EMS is really good and cheap insurance, if you factor in loosing some of your electronics on your RV. Progressive Industries is the best on the market,American made and a Lifetime Warranty. The warranty is fantastic! I have two and both have been repaired or replaced several times. Always promptly and without question. They are very suseptible to moisture. That would be a show stopper without the great warranty service.
ljr 04/05/16 11:17am Beginning RVing
RE: first shakedown trip, need good place in CO

All good suggestions but I would put this one at the top of the list: Cheyenne Mountain SP if you can get reservations. Probably more likely now that it would be in the summer. Nice up high in Raptor Glen overlooking Colorado Springs, beautiful at night. X2 on Cheyenne Mountain. A few sites have steep entrance ramps that could bottom out a longer rig. Great trails as long as your hiking buddy isn't a dog (not allowed on trails).
ljr 03/20/16 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recording with Dish satellite

We would like to record tv shows while in the Motorhome. I know it's not possible with a vip211k receiver. As others have noted, you can turn a 211 into a DVR -- kinda. The 211 has 1 sat tuner & 1 OTA tuner. You could record a sat program while watching an OTA show (or vice versa), but you can't record a sat program and watch a different sat program. We have Dish network service with a Winegard satellite antenna . . . Will a different receiver allow us to record? If so, which one? If you have a Winegard Travler, then you can use any DISH receiver, like a 722 (2 tuners), Hopper (3 or 16 tuners). TechWriter and I have this discussion quite frequently. Though I too am both a Dish and Travler fan there are limitations to using them together in the Eastern US. If you want a Hopper in the East stick with a portable Dish antenna on a tripod.
ljr 03/07/16 11:33am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite service possibilities

If you spend any time in the eastern US there are limitations to Dish and a Winegard Trav'lr. Best stick with Direct or avoid the Trav'lr. (That's from one who didn't and regrets it. ) That's why I carry a tripod. BTW, I'll take a 16-tuner Hopper over a 5-tuner Genie anyday. Then I'd suggest the OP get a good tripod and meter and stick with the portable if they prefer Dish. I would if I had it to do over.
ljr 03/05/16 09:25am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite service possibilities

Becoming Fill-timers we are overwhelmed with the new aspects we are learning about . . . We have 2 HD TVS. Is it possible to have a roof mounted satellite service that supports watching different programs on each of the TVs? . . . is it possible to have a DVR connected to only one of the HD TV's to record a program while watching a different program on the same tv? For a full timer (like me), I'd suggest either a DirecTV Genie or a DISH Hopper system. Either one gives you the full capabilities of a home-based setup. Both systems are Whole House (or RV) DVR systems that allow several HD TVs to be connected to a central DVR. Each TV can watch/record its own programming. For either a Genie or Hopper system, your best (and easiest) bet is to install a rootop Winegard Travler automatic sat dish. This will set you back about $1200 - 1500. When you're parked under trees, you can also use a tripod-mounted open-faced dish for either a Genie or a Hopper. Finally, while they're fine systems for part-timers, for full timers I don't recommend rooftop domes or a ground-based antenna like the Tailgater, Carryout, Pathway, etc. If you spend any time in the eastern US there are limitations to Dish and a Winegard Trav'lr. Best stick with Direct or avoid the Trav'lr. (That's from one who didn't and regrets it. )
ljr 03/05/16 08:09am Technology Corner
RE: J.T. Strongarms....good/bad?

My FW came with them factory installed. I really can't tell that they do anything.
ljr 03/03/16 07:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Avoid Fidelity if you want to see your $$ again

What does this have to do with RVing ?? To a full-timing RVer, these matters are CRUCIAL. X2
ljr 03/02/16 11:51am Full-time RVing
RE: Direct TV vs Dish

I got fed up with Direct tv when they told me I would have to set up to separate accounts, one for the RV one for the house plus I would have to pay even when I wasn't using the RV. Way to expensive. They just didn't know how to handle RVs. So when to Dish just for the RV. Plus only Dish has the only portable Dish which will do HDTV. I've heard similar things from people at Dish. It's tough to get consistent answers from them too. If you keep trying you eventually get the answer you want. I don't think either company has their act together regarding RVs.
ljr 03/02/16 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV vs Dish

As I understand it; the satellite in the sky for Dish subscribers is located off of the west coast, making the angle of the receiver dish very slight. ........... Dish has two sets of three satellites each, 110, 119, 129 in the western arc and 61.5, 72.7, and 77 for the eastern arc. You should choose the sats most available to your part of the country. ....unless you have a Winegard Trav'lr. It doesn't support the Dish eastern arc.
ljr 03/01/16 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite provider recommendation 4 FT

I have a Winegard Trav'ler and Dish. I like both but not together. If you go with a Trav'ler, get Direct. The Trav'ler has limitations with the Dish satellites. Depending on your travel and viewing habits you may not care but since you're starting from scratch you might as well just avoid the whole issue. What are the limitations with Dish you spoke of?? Granted sometimes 129 can be difficult but that only means no HD on some channels. Long complicated explanation but the short version is that it can't get all the Eastern Arc satellites at once. If if you don't care about local channels via satellite and major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX) then it doesn't matter. If you don't spend much time in the east then it also doesn't matter. In AZ it isn't an issue. If your starting from scratch, might as well get Direct and avoid having to figure out what all that means.
ljr 02/07/16 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite provider recommendation 4 FT

I have a Winegard Trav'ler and Dish. I like both but not together. If you go with a Trav'ler, get Direct. The Trav'ler has limitations with the Dish satellites. Depending on your travel and viewing habits you may not care but since you're starting from scratch you might as well just avoid the whole issue.
ljr 02/07/16 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buccaneer State Park, choose route carefully

If coming off of I-10 take the first Mississippi Rest Area exit coming out of LA. Go right till you see the road that goes to the Silver Slipper casino (well marked). That road takes you to the gulf then turn left. Do a googles on the route if need the name of the roads. Route 90 Lakeshore Blvd Beach Rd This is a great park so don't let my post scare you away. Follow these directions and you will have zero problems with track crossings.
ljr 01/19/16 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buccaneer State Park, choose route carefully

Yeah Clearmont has a nasty hump while Lakeshore is fairly level. Somehow I got down Clearmont with no sign, slowly went across sideways and made it. Another class A busted a holding tank that day. I went out Lakeshore down towards the casino and had no problem. Are the crossings in town ok? No.
ljr 01/19/16 05:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Buccaneer State Park, choose route carefully

FW versus train The park webpage suggests a route across Lakeshore Blvd that avoids the bad track crossings. This guy was on the route my GPS suggests and got hung up on the tracks. Fortunately he punched it and broke the truck free of the trailer before the train hit.
ljr 01/18/16 04:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 27 Foot Good for State and National Park?

I've been near full time for almost 6 yrs with a 30' FW. I stay exclusively at state, county and municipal parks and size never been an issue.
ljr 12/28/15 04:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help us plan our trip! Zion NP

I spent two weeks at Sand Hollow SP near Hurricane a couple years ago. Nice, well kept park with FHU, great views from some sites and excellent water sports. I was there in August...HOT, HOT, HOT!
ljr 12/27/15 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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