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RE: Satellite Newbie looking for advice

In the past Directv had its fans here. Not so much any more it seems.
BB_TX 10/26/20 05:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite Newbie looking for advice

I agree with Dish. Have used it for years in the RV.
BB_TX 10/26/20 03:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Best market for RV components for sale?

Also there are brand specific Facebook groups that allow for sale items and the more general Facebook marketplace. And of course, many people use craigs list.
BB_TX 10/26/20 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Medicare Questions

I would recommend you discuss your wife’s situation with your company insurance coordinator to choose the best option at least for the coming year. And delay your retirement until 65 and eligible for Medicare. Full coverage before Medicare is expensive. We have Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan F and never pay a deductible. Even for surgical procedures.
BB_TX 10/25/20 12:10pm Full-time RVing
RE: Albuquerque to Tallahassee

If you take I-20 across Louisiana, take I-220 around the north side of Shreveport/Bossier City. Unless they have rebuilt/repaired that stretch of I-20 thru Shreveport/Bossier City, it is one of the roughest 15 miles of interstate I have ever been on. The rest of I-20 is not bad.
BB_TX 10/25/20 08:49am Roads and Routes
RE: Received new vehicle with nail implanted in tire-maybe.

I would take it to a different tire dealer for evaluation. I had a low tire on my truck a few years ago and the tire guy found a steel rod 1/4” diameter and about 8” long in the tire. He used a combo plug/patch. Inserted from inside the tire the patch covered the hole and the plug filled the hole. Lasted until the tire wore out. And it wore evenly along with the other 3 tires. But if in or very near the sidewall then you are out of luck. Dealer not likely to help after you put that many kilometers on it.
BB_TX 10/21/20 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Fairbank AK -- Northern Lights ????

Get it from people who should know.
BB_TX 10/21/20 08:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gen Y fiver hitch increase fuel economy?

Snake oil. Sounds like an unverifiable sales pitch.
BB_TX 10/20/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: camping sites for a 42' fifth wheel?

The question is why did you buy a 42 foot fiver? The answer is because we could. Wonder how many others have such a large size fiver? "Because we could" is not a very good reason to buy 42' unless it fits with your particular idea of "camping". If larger private RV parks is your goal, then that fits. If federal, state, COE, and city parks and smaller and more remote destinations is your goal, then maybe not.
BB_TX 10/19/20 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hard to find a full-time spot

An attempt to eliminate RVs that sit so long they can no longer be moved?? You really no recourse but to be willing to move regularly or find some where that still permits unlimited stays.
BB_TX 10/18/20 06:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colors of trucks!

White has long been the dominate color in this area. We have owned vehicles of just about every color over the years except orange. But our last several have all been white. And will likely continue.
BB_TX 10/17/20 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: camping sites for a 42' fifth wheel?

We have stayed at several state and COE parks. Most of them have at least some sites long enough for 40’+. But usually only a small number of the total and those are first to get grabbed up. The majority of the other sites would be hard to get one that long into. And we have been in some that I did not see any site that long. And a couple of state parks would have been difficult to even navigate a 40 footer and CC truck thru the narrow roads and close in trees. You will find some limitations and you may not always get to stay where you want. But you can always find some where to fit.
BB_TX 10/17/20 06:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12 volt receptacles shorting 12 volt accessory charge cords

What exactly do you mean by "charge cords shorted out"?
BB_TX 10/17/20 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

The antics of some drivers is sometimes mind boggling. But I don’t let them bother me. I drive the appropriate speed in the appropriate lane for the highway I am on. I don’t drive in the left lane on a multi lane highway unless I am approaching a slow vehicle and no one is approaching from behind in the left lane. If I am slower than the limit and holding up traffic I will pull over if a pull over or pull out is available. But if I am going the posted limit I will not pull over just so someone can go 10-15 over. They are going to drive as they will and I have no control over that, so not my concern. Relax and enjoy the trip.
BB_TX 10/16/20 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: On the road breakdown stories..

Two in 12 years towing our 5er. 1. Cam sensor on my truck towing my 5er failed just east of OKC. Coachnet sent out a roll back tow truck for my truck and a pickup with 5th wheel hitch for the 5er. Tow truck took my wife and two granddaughters to local Ford dealer. Pickup took me and 5er to KOA east of OKC, parked it in my assigned site, waited while I hooked up and started A/C, and took me to Ford dealer. Friday mid afternoon now and daughters needed to be back home by Tuesday for school. Dealer got me a rent car, sent the truck to the shop, started work early Saturday morning, and ready to go by noon. Great service by dealer and tow company. 2. After towing all day across Texas in temps up to 108 and stopped for an hour on I-40 just before NM due to an accident, pulled into a rest area west of Santa Rosa, NM to walk the dog. After 15-20 minutes go in truck, put in drive, and started to pull out. But it would not move. Tried reverse and no move. After several tries I noticed the truck was trying, but the 5er would not move. Hmmm? Brakes locked? Checked emergency breakaway and it was plugged in. Threw battery disconnect switch and disconnected cord to truck. Still would not move. Getting late and not long to dark, and nothing close. Called local sheriff department. No answer. Called Santa Rosa police department and spoke to someone there and asked about any RV repair facility close. Said yes but nothing would be open this late on a Friday evening. Beginning to think we would spend the night in the rest area in 100 degrees. Noticed an older latino worker cleaning the grounds and ask him if he knew of any mobile repair person. He said wait a minute, pulled out his phone, and began to speak in spanish. Hmmmm? Don't like the fact I can't understand what he is saying. But he handed me his phone and I spoke to another person with a spanish accent and explained the problem. Breakaway cable he said. Already checked it I said as well as mentioning throwing the disconnect switch and pulling the cord. By any chance are you parked along the side where the big rigs park?, he asked. Yes, I said. Your tires are stuck to the hot soft pavement, he said. What??? Yes, put the truck in gear and give it a lot of throttle, he said. I said I tried that until I was afraid something might break. OK, trust me as I have made several $100 trips out there for the same thing. It is slightly downhill going backward so put it in reverse and give it good throttle, he said. So I put it in reverse, hit the throttle, and after a little hesitation it started to roll. Relief!! I got out and looked and could see depressions in the asphalt where the tires were. I ask what I owed him and he said just give my friend a tip. I gave him a generous trip and we were on our way. What are the odds of being stuck in a remote rest area, finding a worker who has a friend who is a Mobile RV repairman, who just happened to be familiar with that rest area, who knew right away what the problem was, and who was willing to tell me free of charge rather than coming out and charging for a service call? Someone looking after us????
BB_TX 10/16/20 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Built 5er?

............... Horizons RV seems to make the `best'. I wonder how they are doing? For $200,000 and up for a 5er they better make it the best! :E
BB_TX 10/15/20 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Built 5er?

Time will tell.
BB_TX 10/14/20 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to tow travel trailer with 2 adults, 3 kids, and 2 dogs

New Expeditions with heavy duty towing package tow ratings are up to 9,000 lbs or more. And you can find ultra lite TTs in the 30’ range with GVWR of 8,000 lbs and under.
BB_TX 10/10/20 01:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to tow travel trailer with 2 adults, 3 kids, and 2 dogs

I definitely agree with a van as your tow vehicle. Two adults, three kids, and two "medium sized" dogs, I don't think your passengers would ever be happy on a long trip. Some of the E350/3500 vans are rated to tow up to 10,000 lbs depending on the model. And room for the kids to stretch out and nap on long trips. Never towed with one, but used to use Chevy 3500 15 passenger van for 6 adults and 3 kids and all our luggage on yearly 750 mile each way family trip to Colorado and back. Worked great.
BB_TX 10/10/20 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Don't renew GOOD SAM for multiple years

Probably in the fine print that no one reads. If so, you have no recourse other than simply complaining.
BB_TX 10/09/20 01:31pm Good Sam Club
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