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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
RE: Route 90 Biloxi to New Orleans

I just drove I-10 to Gulfport on 90. A little traffic going through Waveland and near Gulfport but no real problems. The road is mostly 4-lane with cross streets.
ljr 12/21/15 01:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Suburban SW10 DE water heater doesn't!

That's happened to me twice. In both cases a new AC thermostat fixed it. Amazon sells them. Easy replacement. It's under a plastic cover secured by one nut.
ljr 12/21/15 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Protect your expensive electronics

All of my audio/video/computer equipment is behind a UPS both in the RV and house. The rest of the RV has an EMS and Autoformer. Power fails sometimes no matter where you are. Electronics doesn't like that. As a tech geek there is quite a bit of $ involved.
ljr 12/19/15 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Great Mobile Service in Southern MS

Make sure you do a review at rvservicereviews.com so we all have a good reference when in Mississippi! Good idea. I'll do that. It's so unusual, in my experience, to have a service company solve a problem instead of compounding it that I want to spread the word.
ljr 12/17/15 01:19pm General RVing Issues
Great Mobile Service in Southern MS

After several days of run around by different mobile RV service companies over a leaking water heater, I finally remembered the name of one that had done a good job for me on something else a couple years ago. Happy Camper Service Center, Picayune, MS (happycamperservice@yahoo.com, 877-799-9494) responds promptly to email, returns phone calls, shows up as promised and does a good job at a reasonable price. I'm not sure what area they service but it must be rather large. I won't forget their name again.
ljr 12/17/15 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Transfer Flow: fuel guage reads too low

I've never tried it but there are adjustments in the config menu.
ljr 12/15/15 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Texas trip

I've always enjoyed the drive up the Bluewater Highway from Surfside, TX to Galveston. I usually spend some time at Quintana Beach County Park and then head for Galveston State Park before going on into LA. There's small toll bridge that is a little tight but entirely doable.
ljr 12/13/15 01:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Texas in January

Several full-timers I've spoken with who winter in Texas say to stay south of I-10 to avoid the cold. I've lived in Amarillo, Fort Worth and San Antonio - avoid the first two in the winter... San Antonio is better, but can still get chilly (of course, nothing like Missouri). Rob I've spent winters along the Gulf for years. South of I-10 is good rule of thumb. How far south depends on your definition of "fairly warm".
ljr 12/13/15 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: f250 or f350?

Looks like I am going to go with the f350. I am also looking at a 2008 Lariat F350 4x4 that is $25,000. The 2015 is $53,000. Now time to make some decisions... Good call. It still pains me that I replaced a perfectly good F-250 simply because my taste in RVs outgrew it. Not spending the relatively small extra amount for an F-350 was a very expensive mistake on my part. I've always had 4x4 TVs. I've only really needed it a handful of times but then I REALLY needed it. Sometimes the capability to negotiate a few feet over mud or wet grass can save a days travel and a very expensive tow.
ljr 11/26/15 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

There is nothing on 77 unless you speak spanish. Some local stations use 77. Are those stragglers that haven't moved off yet or the beginning of a trend?
ljr 11/26/15 07:03am Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

Hmmmmmm........ I don't see where Winegard misled anyone. You bought the unit, knowing it didn't work. Sort of a strange move, given the price. Anyway, all the wild ideas of how to make it work, seem more cumbersome than simply getting a 1000.4 dish on a tripod. Or a VuQube Flex VQ2100 that can be programmed for most any service and both Dish arcs......... This seems like a classic case of "We've got your money now get lost.". You are correct. I purchased an inferior product from an unresponsive company on the poor assumption that they would keep up with changing technology. Thanks for your contribution.
ljr 11/25/15 09:22am Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

So how did you do that to get both sats? What is your setup? Hopper? There is nothing on 77 unless you speak spanish. That seems to be hit and miss. I've tried many times and always failed. Some have posted that they can't get 72 at all, even by itself. Without the software to set the skew I think you just have to be lucky. I've explored many tricks and kludges. I don't mind climbing up on the roof and messing with the LNB setup but the bottom line is that we are screwed unless Winegard steps up and sells aiming software for EA. Even a manual skew adjustment would be a huge improvement but they seem utterly disinterested in the whole issue. This seems like a classic case of "We've got your money now get lost.".
ljr 11/25/15 07:04am Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

I just received a reply from Winegard to my periodic inquiry about EA support.... "The SK-1000 will not work on the eastern arc and we do not have any plans to update it to do so." In other words "stuff it". I'll keep asking but I wonder whether I'm the only one
ljr 11/24/15 08:24am Technology Corner
RE: First Tow Vehicle Suggestions

I have made some very costly mistakes over nearly two decades and multiple TV purchases. My advice is to choose a TV not for this first RV but for the next one. Twice I have found myself replacing a TV still very much in its prime, simply because my taste in RVs outgrew it. That gets really expensive.
ljr 11/17/15 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wireless Printer

This one looks good and meets your requirements. I'll never have another inkjet, though. Is your budget open to color laser all in one? That's what I have. I'm very happy with it.
ljr 11/16/15 03:18pm Technology Corner
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