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RE: How much grease in the Ez lube?

Throw your EZ lubes away. One to many squirts will cost you a thousand dollars when the grease hits your pads or shoes. And the EZ lube does not pack the bearings, it just coats them. X2 from hard excperience. I thought I was being really careful but not careful enough.
ljr 05/30/16 12:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Ideas for a week in Colorado

Rifle Falls State Park not Rifle State Park but Rifle Falls I stayed in a FHU pull thru site at Rifle Gap SP. My pass was also good at Rifle Falls and a 3rd nearby park whose name I forget. With all 3 I had the best of all worlds from an improved site with a great view to serious wilderness hiking.
ljr 05/30/16 09:00am Roads and Routes
RE: I-95 Stopover South Ga. / North Fla.

Blythe Island Regional Park Brunswick, GA X2, nice place and close to I95. Some of the roads are a little tight but entirely doable.
ljr 05/24/16 06:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Skidaway or James Island?

I like both but based on your interests, the facilities and location of James Island is a better fit.
ljr 05/21/16 06:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I drove off with the antenna up...

I did that too...once. My fault.....so i bought one of those "Antenna is up" things from CW. Hang it on the crank every time. No more problems. That's where I keep my truck keys.
ljr 05/21/16 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auxiliary Fuel Tank options

I've had 2 in bed and 1 replacement from Transferflow. Never tried one with a cover but I think the filler neck on my current 98 gal would be a problem. If "cheap" is among your requirements, forget Transferflow.
ljr 05/08/16 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campgrounds in Va, W Va, MD, Del and southern PA

Elk Neck State Park This is a very nice and very popular park. The Northeast loop has full hook ups. I've never stayed at Elk Neck but I have driven through and it looks worth a visit. I'm a fan of Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA. They have everything from primitive tent sites through FHU pull thrus. Lots of hiking. Big lake with fishing, beach and boat rental. Even a decent restaurant if you get tired of campfire cooking.
ljr 05/08/16 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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
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