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RE: Dog life in the desert?

Thanks everyone for this great information!! I never heard of the rattlesnake shot, I guess we get it in AZ? My vet in PA has them. One caveat they gave me is that it is some help for most venemous snakes in the US but none for the unique venom of the Mojave Rattlesnake found around West TX, NM and AZ. It's not a magic bullet but it might buy you some time getting to an emergency vet.
ljr 10/08/15 03:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: RV Park Suggestions between Dallas and Ozarks

Actually I'm at Arrowhead right now. Nice place. The Turkey Flat campground looks like it has been redone within the last few years. Be careful if you make a reservation for a FHU site. The numbering scheme is weird and the online map is wrong. PM me with any specific questions.
ljr 10/07/15 10:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane regulator

I'm certainly not the one to answer your question because I have a similar problem. I've been reading about 2-stage regulators. At least on paper they seem like a possible solution.
ljr 10/03/15 03:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: More DISH/OTA Questions

However if you travel in the eastern US you may get only SD locals or none at all. I made the mistake of purchasing an SK1000 with Dish too. The SK1000 doesn't fully support Dish in all of the eastern markets. Larry, that's why I suggest DISH Travler users buy an external portable open-faced dish -- for those times you're parked under trees or when you need the Eastern Arc sats. Having two sets of sats is the nature of the beast with DISH. That's one approach. I suggest they either switch to Direct or just stick with the portable and save their money.
ljr 10/03/15 11:53am Technology Corner
RE: More DISH/OTA Questions

The advice about calling Dish with your location is correct. However if you travel in the eastern US you may get only SD locals or none at all. I made the mistake of purchasing an SK1000 with Dish too. The SK1000 doesn't fully support Dish in all of the eastern markets.
ljr 10/03/15 10:48am Technology Corner
RE: New DISH Subscriber With Questions

If you have a Hopper, OTA alone won't cut it.
ljr 10/02/15 10:46am Technology Corner
RE: New DISH Subscriber With Questions

When you get a competent Dish CSR the process is quick and simple with no additional action by you. Unfortunately Dish has very few competent CSRs. If they don't immediately seem to understand and respond, just politely end the conversation and call back. Solid Signal is correct. Three or more calls is routine. With a little practice you will learn to detect a clueless CSR in a sentence or two.
ljr 10/02/15 10:27am Technology Corner
RE: leak around tv antenna on roof

As said, check and seal any dicor. I had a leak in the antenna area and it ended up being the boot. It looked fine but was just not tight enough on the cable. I never would have believed it could leak that much but it did. X2, on 3 different RVs. That boot seems to be a chronic problem from my experience.
ljr 09/28/15 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Dish Network Chat

I have a coax feed from my batwing to my VIP722 DVR receiver. I then do a scan for local channels on the 722 when arriving at new location and getting dish online. Locals are then on the guide and can be recorded just like the others. I do not have to contact Dish Network this way and works just as good. ...unless you have a Hopper. It has some great features that don't work with OTA.
ljr 09/27/15 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network Chat

I have a canned chat script I just cut and paste with the new address. Always keep the chat transcript afterwards. When they really screw things up, as happened a couple weeks ago, it helps as you untangle your account.
ljr 09/26/15 07:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Quadra Big Foot Leveling - Auto Level

I have factory installed BF on my Hitchhiker. The only time that has happened to me is when the site is WAY low in the rear. You are aware that you have to start nose high, correct?
ljr 09/26/15 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New FW, Problems adding Up

After 2 TTs with virtually no problems I went high end FW for retirement. The 1st year was H*ll. Everything that was supposed to keep water in let it out. Everything that was supposed to keep water out let it in. Numerous things were loose, broken or not connected at all. I was on the brink of telling them I wanted a refund and getting an attorney. The only thing that stopped me was their 1st rate service facility that consistently went above and beyond any effort I could reasonably expect even under those circumstances. My FW is now 5 years old. Nothing worse than trivial routine maintenance for the last 4. I still stop by the service department once a year for upgrades and PM. The moral of my story is that even a lemon can be fixed with enough effort by the right people.
ljr 09/17/15 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: iPhone Lock screen Emergency feature

Around here emergency room providers don't look at your stuff. If you need a blood transfusion, they have to draw blood to accurately verify blood type. My wife is a PA in an ER. I also asked if nurses or techs look, and she said no. I don't know if first responders do. I would guess they do for your emergency contact if you unconscious or something. When I asked my MD what my blood type was to put in it, he said that the current test for blood type is so quick and simple they'd do it anyway so not to bother listing it.
ljr 09/11/15 06:55pm Technology Corner
RE: iPhone Lock screen Emergency feature

I did it but I've been wondering if emergency personnel were up to speed. Are you one?
ljr 09/11/15 11:54am Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

I just don't understand. Change the LNB on the Traveler. Then change the dip switches. Same as in doing a Tri-pod mount. Different LNB's is all you need. BYW, I was with DTV for over 10 years, 6 of them with our RV. I switched to Dish because of being RV friendly and their online Chat Service. I go on line, change my service address for locals and 15 minutes I am set. AND we have the Hopper and Joey inside the rig. I think you are confusing the Trav'ler with another model.
ljr 09/06/15 12:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Rv camping in Mississippi or Alabama

Buccaneer is one of my favorites too. Another is Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve. It's on Creek tribal land near Atmore, AL.
ljr 09/06/15 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campgrounds with electricity

There are several in the Allegheny National Forest in PA. They are all 20A though.
ljr 09/06/15 10:06am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Fulltimers....what's your favorite 5er?

Another vote for a used Nuwa Hitchhiker from Kansas RV center. They sell others now, but are the location of the former Nuwa factory. They refurbish used units and can make changes if you want. We had some changes and additions done on our unit. We have been FT for just over a year. X3 and their service department is first rate. I have an appointment in a few weeks. I stop once a year to get whatever glitches or upgrades have come up handled.
ljr 09/04/15 06:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cleaning and protecting rv tires

7X 303 Do I hear 8?
ljr 09/04/15 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: full-timing and credit rating

Selling a house and going full time should not adversely affect your credit. A good place to check and monitor your credit for free; https://www.creditkarma.com/ You can play with different hypothetical changes and see the effect on your score. The site for federally mandated free credit reports (does not include FICO score); https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action I recommend that everyone should place a credit freeze on your account at each of the three reporting agencies. At most it will cost you $30 depending on state of residence. It is the only way to be guaranteed to prevent id theft and can easily be thawed at any time. Monitoring services are a waste of money and not worth having even if free. For info; http://www.clarkhoward.com/credit-freeze-and-thaw-guide X2 on the freeze. I did it years ago. Nobody can open any kind of account in your name if the credit check fails. It doesn't matter how much info they have. It cuts down on the junk mail credit offers too.
ljr 09/04/15 06:49am Full-time RVing
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