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RE: Waiting.....

Oh...I was thinking that the lawn chairs weren't out and the ice chest for beer was missing!!!!!
amandasgramma 11/02/16 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pests and dangerous plant hazards in Arizona

Ive read a few answers.....want to disagree. In the winter, in Quartzsite area, it's rare to see scorpions, snake, etc. We've camped here for 7 yrs and have seen 1 snake, 1 tarantula and one scorpion. Usually it's too cold. But for sure, look first. As for coyotes......they ARE a danger....not to humans but to animals. We hear every year of someone complaining their dog or cat got to be the coyotes dinner. So keep an eye on the pet and do NOT trust your dog will stay by the campsite. They see a rabbit, they take off. We found a dog out in the desert. Luckily found the owners......the dog was TWO MILES from their RV.....and had been out there for 10 hrs. It was VERY lucky to be alive. As for the cactus.....LOL...they are there all year long. Look, but don't touch is my motto. Walked into a jumping cholla once.....was rockhounding....that dang spot on my leg hurt off and on for 6 months.
amandasgramma 11/02/16 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite Antennas

We have tried two Dish portable sats. The white cube was good but you could only watch one tv. The big gray one we could watch two tvs HOWEVER, they had to be both on the same satellite. grrrrrr. And it took forever for it to search when you changed channels....yes, even 1 minute is forever to me. We also had trouble with it dropping the satellite. Every morning we had to do a search for the HD satellite.....no matter where we were parked, or what state we were in. We finally went back to the original dish on a pedestal. We can hook up 3 tvs to it. We have had very little trouble finding the sats with it. Any problem finding the sats were minor compared to the trouble with the other two. And it was less than $100!!!!
amandasgramma 10/24/16 08:47am Technology Corner
RE: Disintegrated vent, Warning about using vent cushion/inserts

I've used the cushion for years. Has nothing to do with the vent falling apart. The Sun destroys them as it will the shroud on the A/C. B.O. DITTO....and yearly maintenance would have helped prevent this surprise. We always go thru EVERYTHING before we head out the first time in the spring. Course, now we RV full time, so we see what's happening............I hope.
amandasgramma 06/17/16 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance on storage units

Our full-timer RV insurance has an option for contents of a storage unit - which we chose to use for coverage. where do you get full-time RV insurance?
amandasgramma 06/13/16 06:11pm Full-time RVing
RE: Full time/South Dakota insurance question.

Thanks, Boonhauler....I didn't have the "inc" on it. :)
amandasgramma 05/30/16 07:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: Full time/South Dakota insurance question.

If you don't have one, I use My Home Address as the forwarder (host) for my SD residency. They're really nice folks and reasonably priced. In my experience you can't go wrong using them. Heads up....checked that website and it says that website is for sale...!!!
amandasgramma 05/30/16 03:04pm Full-time RVing
Insurance on storage units

A little background: we made a quick decision to RV full time. House sold MUCH faster than we thought. I have had 2 surgeries since we sold 1 1/2 yrs ago and am having another surgery June 7. In the last 1 1/2 yrs we have rented a room from our good friend and our renter's insurance covered the storage unit. Had planned on clearing them out this summer but that's not going to happen. SO...my question....do any of you full timers have storage units and if so, how do you insure them...or do you? Our friend is getting married and moving....so what we've been doing is no longer an option. thank you in advance.
amandasgramma 05/30/16 03:00pm Full-time RVing
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

Okay......no, we did not try setting up both tvs as one tv...will try that later. As for a comment that struck me as saying "well, gee...that's the way it is"....I don't accept that when something is advertised one way but in reality is another. If I buy something that says it's blue and I get red instead, NO..not acceptable.
amandasgramma 05/28/16 08:07am Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

I would use Dish chat. Works better than phone in my opinion. Yip..use chat ONLY...I'm hard of hearing...love chat
amandasgramma 05/27/16 07:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

If you are out West use the Western Arcs when doing your setup. As far as getting locals have you talked to DISH, phone or chat, to give them your current location? it will not let us use the west coast feed if we have it set for two tvs...unless there is another setting choice somewhere....it's grayed out in the location we know of. And yes, we gave them our current location. The locals will ONLY show up when we have it set for 1 tv. As for the same shows...no. The hours of the shows are different and we can't get the local news unless we use 1 tv only.
amandasgramma 05/27/16 07:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

The reason the X2 goes to 72.7 for a two TV hookup is because that sat has the most HD channels on one sat. As Bill said, the X2 can only point to one sat at a time, just like all other domes. From the Pathway X2 tech specs page: (Scroll down for the X2 specs) "Multiple receivers must watch programming from the same satellite, Pathway X2 antenna receives programming from 1 satellite at a time and moves between satellites as needed." okay, I now understand that. But say I'm watching something on the sat that is east coast (72) (2nd tv not on) and now I want to watch Jeopardy on our west coast local channels, I have to do set up again...right? And that takes a good 10 minutes....... Am I right? That's what happens to us and I find thst totally unacceptable!
amandasgramma 05/27/16 07:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

okay...we figured it out. And because we're on the west coast we won't get locals. This is BS....we'd have to do the set up all the time and would lose 10 minutes of a program. Looking at the ads, I wonder how they get away with the lie...or omission of facts!!!! I am NOT happy we spent the money for this!!!
amandasgramma 05/27/16 06:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

Oops
amandasgramma 05/27/16 05:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard pathway x2 question

This pathway x2 is SUPPOSED to be able to point at all 3 and get 2 diff sats at same time on 2 tvs............it has 2 lnbs...at least that is what we were told. BUT...it loses channels on BOTH tvs. I'll try to figure out the EA or WA (Iirc)
amandasgramma 05/27/16 05:53pm Technology Corner
Wineguard pathway x2 question

Hi all...need some info. We bought a Wineguard pathway x2 so we could watch 2 separate channels on 2 tvs (Dish)..after having for a month, hubby hooked up the 2nd tv. We aren't getting the normal sats..110, 119 and 127 on EITHER TV. Instead we get sat 72...we lost a lot of the regular shows we watch!!! Anyone else experience this?
amandasgramma 05/27/16 05:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Full time/South Dakota insurance question.

Thank you everyone...I was hoping it wouldn't be a problem and couldn't figure out why I hadn't heard before now that you couldn't get nationwide ins. Thank you all again! Safe travels!
amandasgramma 05/11/16 12:38pm Full-time RVing
Full time/South Dakota insurance question.

Considering changing domicile to South Dakota. We both are on Medicare. Another posting about ins saying insurance is unavailable for full timers concerns me. Is it true? Will we be able to get a medicare supplemental insurance??? Seems odd that you couldn't!!!
amandasgramma 05/09/16 05:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: First trip out west from FL.... need help

We stayed in Kanab and traveled to GC, Bryce and Zion on different days. Do NOT try to do Zion on a weekend!!!! HOLY COW it's a busy place! We stayed at Kanab RV Corral. Nice small park. Kanab is an hour or two from each of the parks. We don't do a lot of hiking, so seeing each one for a day was sufficient. :) The drives to the parks were awesome.....we were there in the fall and the colors were nice!
amandasgramma 03/28/16 10:45am Roads and Routes
RE: New to RVing - Questions

Welcome and congrats. A little research on this forum will give you many ideas. 1) we have an Olympic bbq and love it. There will be many suggestions of every kind out there. It's trial and error to find the one you like. 2)We have DishNetworks Tailgater. It works for us and is cheaper than the ones mounted on the roof. As a beginner, don't get one of those grey dishes. It will drive you nuts trying to zone it in. 3) I don't know...that's hubbie's job. 4)Yes, lock your door and your compartments. You just never know who will decide your stuff should be theirs. After years of camping, we got lax this year and left our portable Hondagenerators out. They were stolen...oops. :) Now, a little more advice....how are you dealing with your mail? Does your insurance cover everything IN the rig as well as the rig itself? Have an awesome time...and keep a sense of humor.
amandasgramma 03/23/16 03:59pm Fifth-Wheels
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