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RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

As usual some posters here can't get the facts right (OK, maybe only one whose name I will not acknowledge). I never left the thread, I left responding to one particular participant behind. So that makes me one of the Right Ones, Thank You... :C:W:B {12 months}
timmac 10/07/20 12:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Wow my thread has grown to 13 pages now. Hard habits are hard to break and as one ages they tend to not to want change but change still happens.. Cars killed the horse and buggy. Cell phones killed payphones and internet is killing traditional TV service. And soon electric cars/trucks will kill the internal combustion engine. :C
timmac 09/28/20 11:36pm Technology Corner
RE: SpaceX/Starlink at work for the public good...

Yep SpaceX Starlink is going to change the rural area's that lack internet and full time RVers, satellite TV will go the way of payphones...
timmac 09/28/20 11:23pm Technology Corner
RE: las vegas

...not getting the same vaccinators before this .. vacationers? Ahh spell checker got me again..
timmac 09/19/20 01:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: las vegas

The RV parks might still be OK but gang fights are up 1000 percent in the casinos, it seems the new low hotel room prices are not getting the same vaccinators before this half fake covid lock down, young thug types are coming here every weekend and fights all over the place.. Its so bad that metro police are now doubling up patrols on the strips and at some local casinos.. Vegas is not the same anymore... ........................................................ Yep... fights even inside the Casinos too! Nothing but class coming into the new Las Vegas https://youtu.be/XNGYEzIGDkM Wynn Las Vegas files lawsuit after Labor Day weekend violence at property https://youtu.be/6TKdeaaOz9U
timmac 09/17/20 10:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Firestone tires

I have the Firestone FS561 on front and back and love them, I have no steering issues and they ride soft, quiet and smooth, 2 years no issues...
timmac 09/17/20 10:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Billy is getting very upset that satellite TV might send him a notice soon that they will no longer be in business due to lack of customers.. If you think Elon is spending billions of dollars on this satellite internet that will give poor service you are wrong.. Oh yea and there is 2 other satellite internet companies coming online after Elons is up.. Has AT&T found a sucker yet for DircTV..
timmac 09/17/20 10:09pm Technology Corner
RE: 1995 Bounder 36' increasing towing cap 3500 to 5,000 lbs

Thanks to all who weighed in. What does the gallery think of this? Beef up every system? 1. Go to slotted and cross drilled and ventilated brake rotors front and either convert the rear to disc or go to the next bigger size of drums. 2. Add say 25% more volume radiator 3. Beef up the Hitch to a 5 or better yet 10k 4. Install an oil cooler and transmission cooler 5. Lower the rear end ratio or replace the entire rear axle with something bigger, beefier and have a push button locking differential 6. Replace the fuel delivery system with state of the art in 2020 fuel injection 7. Replace stock exhaust with headers going into an oversized single pipe I have so little money in this rig that I could add these improvements one at a time. Any comments on the ideas? Sell the motorhome if you already bought it and cut your losses, get a newer motorhome like 2000 or newer than you wont need improvements for towing 5000 pounds. In 2006 Ford did lots of good improvements to the chassis, better motor and transmission, better cooling and radiator, better suspension and brakes and can tow 5000 pound..
timmac 09/09/20 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1995 Bounder 36' increasing towing cap 3500 to 5,000 lbs

What year is the Explorer, does the 4 wheel tranfer case have neutral, if so you would be better off flat towing. You will need to add a new class 3 hitch with 5000 lb rating and have the rear frame extension beefed up by a welder, the biggest weak spot is the added rear frame extension from Fleetwood. A 4 wheel car hauler trailer will add about 2000 pounds, you cant do that even with a bigger hitch, you could do a tow dolly.. Or buy a smaller SUV or car that can be flat towed that weights under 4000 pounds..
timmac 09/08/20 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

And MTV was going to kill the radio. How did that work out? Chuck MTV was never going to kill radio, radio will still be around long after traditional satellite/cable TV will be..
timmac 09/08/20 03:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

Have you had the tires ballanced, many people dont balance trailer tires and thats a mistake, I had some blow outs and unusal tire wear on a trailer so I had a tire shop balance the tires on the rim and found 2 rims out of round real bad, replaced those 2 rims and all 4 tires balanced and my problems went away.. :C
timmac 09/07/20 03:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Elon's internet is inevitable so there is no need for me to want it or not. However, it's not the magic bullet that will suddenly fix all the issues with Internet service Worldwide (or even Country wide). But it is the magic bullet that will bring the end to DirecTV and Dish, once the rural folks and RVers on the road have access to internet and what few customers there will be left the satellite companies will be forced to shutter their doors. Hence why AT&T is trying to find someone with money to buy out DirecTV. If I was a billion dollar investor I would not even take a satellite TV company even if it was free.. Like I have said satellite TV is a dead horse rotting away behind the barn that has not been buried yet..
timmac 09/07/20 02:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Let me know if you need a reality check! Billions of dollars in satellites and on-going infrastructure costs all being sold to only those who don't already have good service (maybe 20%, max). Pie in the sky is one thing and I don't need any help with that math! That's why satellite TV is losing millions, the 80 percent that have internet has cancel satellite/cable TV service and the remainder 20 percent are moving towards any internet service they can find.. Elon's satellite internet service will get the 20 percent signed up and this is why AT&T is selling off DirecTV fast before it goes bankrupt..
timmac 09/06/20 11:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Beta testing will begin in Canada and the Northern US only. Still years away from full US / World coverage. Lots of ground stations still need to be built as well. You have to ask who the customer will be. Much of the US has good fiber (or similar) coverage. Satellite internet will not be better. So the market is only the under served in the US and other Nations. Recheck how fast SpaceX puts satellites into orbit and specifically how many he CAN put up. 1000 isnt very many launches away from 600 at almost 60 a pop. (Elon has further stated that 2 launches a month is 'meh' and they can do much better.) Lemme know if you need help with the math.:B Bill doesn't want Elon's internet up soon, it will prove me right..
timmac 09/06/20 11:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

AT&T had a grand plan to control ALL communications.. Basically Rebuild the old BELL TELEPONE and then some (Been their plan all along) The problem with DirecTV (And Dish) is Roku, apple TV -etal You get decent unlmited Internet bandwidth you don't need the sat dish and monthly sat bill.. You got it all. Me.. Depending on where I'm parked. and it appears I'm about to settle in the land of "Fairly decent coverage" I have so much OVER THE AIR TV that my DVR's overload and I have to off load 'em to long term storage. (I have two DVR's and a compter all networked. the computer downloads the Program guide, modifies it for upload to the DVR's. which do all the DVR things (LIke record any program with NCIS in the name) and I can download to the comptuer and transfer to any portable device if I wish. They also let me start watching in one room. Finish in the other and so on. Like I said all the fancy pause fast forward rewind stuff too. Only instead of 100/month is't 25/year for the electronin TV Guide.. that's all folks. Wow what a setup, maybe I need to move forward on my downloading movies to watch off my laptop in RV when traveling, I was told I could upload thru the Roku box but have not tried it yet, I cut the cord years ago and my household yearly TV cost is $300 a Year and I get 5 times what DirecTV was giving me at $70.00 per Month..
timmac 08/30/20 04:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Toyota Highlander V6

I'm new as it gets to this. Haven't even purchased yet. I have a 2013 Toyota Highlander V6 rated at 5k tow weight. I'm currently looking at a tandem axle pop up between 3100 and 3700 lbs. I am set up to pull, with a hitch and lights. I need to get trailer brake hookup installed. Thoughts on my rig pulling this weight? Should i look at aftermarket transmission cooler as well to preserve the vehicle/tranny? Have a shop install the trailer brake kit and have them show you how it works, its easy after you know, yes on the tranny cooler and your towing weight is fine but what about camping gear, supplies, etc, you could easily go beyond 4000 lbs. My wife owns a 2019 Highlander 6 cly, I would not go much beyond 4000 lbs towing on these Highlanders even though Toyota says 5000 lbs.
timmac 08/30/20 03:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

This post spreads like covid. A bunch of BULLSH#T Covid is half fake..
timmac 08/30/20 03:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Two-wheel down car caddy .... can I tow with rear wheels up?

Not sure if I could back my Mercedes up on the car caddy backwards since this vehicle is automatic and leave front wheels on pavement? I know I've seen some vehicles on the highway being towed this way, but, obviously don't want to damage anything. My front-wheel drive Solara is unavailable which is what I usually tow. As long as steering is locked, I don't really see a reason I couldn't tow it down the highway this way....but, smarter folks on this board may know if I'm overlooking something. Thanks! Have a Remco Drive Shaft Disconnect installed than you can flat tow.. I have one and it works great no issues...
timmac 08/30/20 03:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Most of the business DirecTV lost went to Dish, which if you don't know, is a satellite provider. Give us all a break. Chuck Wrong most of all satellite TV service was lost do to those cutting the cord to go streaming, Dish and DirecTV both lost millions of accounts over the past 3 years and will loose millions more in the next 2 years.. :R maga
timmac 08/30/20 02:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

Then if you have more than one TV, you will need PAY FOR multiple accounts or HIGHER SERVICE TIERS which will cost you more.. Example, Basic Netflix account allows for ONE "Device" at $7.99 per month for SD video.. Want 2 you have to Bump up to Standard "HD Plan" at $10.99 per month.. FOUR or more "devices" and you have to sign up for Netflix "Premium plan" which is $13.99 per month! Not True, I have 2 TV's in my house and 2 TV's in the RV and they are all under the same Netflix and Amazon account, 1 cost for all 4 TV's. { No up cost for additional TV's never seen this or heard this, unless its new and I am grandfathered in } However my home internet is different than my RV internet but my business pays for both internets. I like how those that don't stream seem to know the true cost, well let me tell you its cheaper and 10 times better than satellite ever will be not including the internet service.. However 85 percent of the population needs internet so might as well stream your programs for free or a small cost than pay a separate satellite company.. :R
timmac 08/30/20 02:12pm Technology Corner
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