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RE: Satalite tv

We have a 2015 tifton and on extended trip where cable and tv is very limited So my husband not happy Any ideas how to get satalite tv without direct tv or dish Thank you You CANNOT get satellite TV without paying a satellite TV provider. i.e. DirecTV or DISH. DISH does offer a month to month contract. You buy the dome antenna and receiver and then setup an Outdoor account. If you mean you just want to be able to watch cable TV channels then your OTA TV antenna can get you many and streaming can get you the rest, Dish portable then get the Dish anywhere app. Anything I have at home is available on other devices away from home, you do need the home receiver connected to the net. Dish at home the travelers $7 a month add on when I got mine.
Edd505 06/25/21 06:15pm Technology Corner
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

With that weighty out will need a one ton vehicle. If you insist on a Ford, a 450 would be a better option. Check out a RAM 3500, when a truck gets picked as “car of the year”, they are trying to tell you something!, RAM car of the year,your not serious are you? Drive through any RV park and count, Ford will out number any other brand. My 1st SD was a 1999 and I still drive them. I try to stay in SRW weights as I do not want the dully and extra tires. At 16K he will need a dully and the F450 would be a good choice for better turning that the F350's
Edd505 06/20/21 05:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel Hitch troubleshooting

Just a thought...are you backing under the kingpin and then lowering it? Or are you backing into the kingpin, lowered so that your TV raises the 5er slightly when you back? I found that backing into the kingpin will cause the hitch to completely snap shut securely. Think about it...that is how truckers do it. I would back until the pin was about to engage, hook up my power connector and set the brake on the 5er, along with wheel chocks to hold it steady while engaging the kingpin. Hope this helps. Works well but just lock the trailer brakes by hand and go for it.
Edd505 05/31/21 09:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Driving people to boondock by calling themselves a "Resort"

If it has resort in the title I'm out, they are all over priced and all I need is working hookup to explore the area.
Edd505 05/27/21 07:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV parking in Reno and Las Vegas

A lot of Nevada casinos have overnight lots where they allow RVs, but that's not a thing in Vegas. Or at least I've never seen it. Your choices are: * Circus Circus RV Park on the strip. It's pretty nasty, but so is the rest of Circus Circus. The only plus is that it's right on the strip. It's a long walk to the nicer casinos though. * The Oasis RV Park at the south end of the strip. It's actually pretty nice, but it's too far to walk to the casinos and you either need to take their shuttle or an Uber/Lyft. * Sam's Town KOA. It's in Sam's Town and not on the strip, but it's actually halfway decent. The KOA itself is just a big sweltering parking lot, but at least it isn't as nasty as Circus Circus. There are two decent casinos on either side of it, or it's a pretty short drive to the strip from there. We've done the overnight boondocking thing in Mesquite on the way to Zion, and it was actually pretty decent. You just need to get there early enough to secure a spot. They also have a FHU RV area, but it's not free and it's harder to find availability. The vibe in Mesquite is very different from Vegas though. It all depends on what you're looking for. Add Clark County Shooting range, off strip but very nice view of the city nights. As a side that is the nicest range I have seen in my life, RV park is by the skeet range. Call ahead for entry & site assignment.
Edd505 05/27/21 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ice Cream Season

Tried to use an ice ream maker but could not get the 5W freezer cold enough, I had milk shakes.
Edd505 05/27/21 05:51pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

Wouldn't be w/o pulling 14K 5W, 80 gallons in a SRW 8ft bed.
Edd505 05/27/21 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Super spring

If you need to modify the suspension for the load you do not have enough truck. Add springs, air bags, timbrens or anything else the bottom line is you still have a half ton truck and you should have bought bigger 2500?
Edd505 05/26/21 08:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

For those of you who couldn't see the benefit of extra fuel, look today at gas stations in the Eastern US. Due to the Colonial Pipeline issue, what is happening to those who need fuel and are unable to get it? Let alone paying the increased cost of fuel if they can get some. Anyone? Anyone> Bueller??? Bueller??? Let me see, maybe I should haul a extra 500 lbs around for the life of my truck because something might happen? If that tank was MT when the attack happened all it would do is give you a better chance to hoard fuel. The might happen happens when I get low on fuel. Oh and when the pie lines hacked I still have 100 gallons plus.
Edd505 05/19/21 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

Guess I am a “FOOL” to haul a nice large RV. Must be extra foolish as I also own a 2,500’ rambler in NW WA on property with a 30x40 shop. Curious why you don’t sell that RAM as it seems you are not happy with it. On flT ground towing at 60 I will bet you get 9-10 with the RAM and no way more than 7.5 with the gasser same conditions. Must be another fool, 1800sqft home, 40x50 shop, 30x35 car port, over size two car garage (wife's craft shop) 14K 36ft 5W. 80 gallon auxiliary tank and no savings? Just over $1000 last year with the TSD fuel program, same card EFS card truckers carry. Plus no worries on when to fuel with the long stretches. This topic been beat to death many times. Why do the big 3 all make trucks, RV's in multi floor plans and price ranges? Because different stokes for different folks, we don't all like the same thing. You like Dodge I like Ford, who's to say which is right, the GM guy?
Edd505 05/19/21 05:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Small (non-teardrop) Off-road travel trailer

KZ Sportsman with the off road package. KZ Sportsman
Edd505 05/07/21 08:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hello Marcus

Talk about shell games lol. You need the gold, diamond, platinum, complete, super duper, new and improved, value added plan if you want the valve stems covered. That brands not covered __________ (entry your brand) Sorry.
Edd505 05/07/21 08:17pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: How windy?

I visited my son on Saturday and the wind from the southwest was blowing 30+ mph gusting over fifty. I saw a number of trucks towing campers heading north but none heading south. Just how winding does it have to to be for you to pull over and wait for the wind to die down. I told the wife that there was no way I would been out in that wind towing our fifth wheel. This is a question often presented from time to time. I firmly believe that the weight of the rv weighs heavily (pun intended) into the equation. The heavier the towed unit, the higher the wind velocity you can safely handle. On our recent “marathon trip”, we encountered high winds from Oklahoma (a rather intense Thunderstorm just north of OK City) up through Cheyenne, Wy. Our 5th wheel weighs in @ 20K pounds, and we had zero discomfort. We passed numerous tractor/trailer rigs that seemed to be having some difficulty. I don’t think that there is any “concrete” wind speed number. Everyone must make their decision based upon their comfort level! The heavier the unit the better it handles a hard cross-wind! That said, when/if that heavier unit does become unstable.....the more difficult it is to correct! It really comes down to your comfort level! memtb Very likely empty or very light load in 53ft at 13'6" makes a great sail.
Edd505 05/07/21 08:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank. 80 gallon transfer 1000+ mile range, I pick where I fuel and at what price. Even with the 2020 lock down and limited travel my yearly discount was just over $1000. Between NM and as a test Omaha NE, $3.12 high & $2.69 low is .49 a gallon differance $43 on a 100 gallon single fill. Yes the extra fuel can save big over a year, who would not want $40-50 off every fill all year? Last month: 94.61 gallons x $2.707 = $313.61 Discount $57.52 Paid $256.09
Edd505 05/07/21 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Full Body Paint Job

Looks great but have you noticed any differance in staying cool with the black?
Edd505 05/06/21 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Road conditions

Can I drive? Maybe depends on your abilities asking here is like asking a weather man if it will rain.
Edd505 05/06/21 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Budget temp sensors (data storing)

This is what I use. It shows a high and low temp, along with the current temp of both the freezer and the refrigerator. I have the display mounted on the outside (side) of the fridge using heavy duty Velcro and it hasn't come off yet due to heat. I find that I check it regularly each day, just to make sure that everything is working as it should. The high/low temps are resettable and it has an alarm function if the temps are out of range. Scott AcuRite Refrigerator Sensor from Amazon These don't work worth a ****. I have one and it is at least 10 degrees off and no way to calibrate. I bought two small analog thermometers for home refrigerators and hung one in each compartment. Thermometer
Edd505 05/06/21 07:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Microsoft Office for FREE

Why worry, Open Office, free to everyone and does all MS office does. Open Office Free
Edd505 04/28/21 06:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Turbo goes out at 37,000 miles

One item that kills a turbo really fast is driving down the interstate at full speed and getting off to get fuel, coming in to the gas station and shutting down the engine. This simple little action is detrimental to the life of the turbo, while the engine is running the oil is circulating to the turbo and lubricating the bearings and cooling, shutting the engine down shuts the flow of oil, this oil not only helps lubricate the bearings it also helps with cooling the unit. When the flow of oil is interrupted the residual oil begins to cook and slowly starts to block the passages and also starts to destroy the bearings. Depending on the turbo, it will spin at about 17,000 RPM at idle and anywhere up to 150,000 RPM's running down the road. Try to avoid this by letting the engine idle 2 to 3 minutes or more before shutting down, this helps the turbo slow down to near idle speeds and helps cool the unit a bit, this prolongs the life of the turbo. I do not know if they still manufacture them or not, it is an electric motor 12vdc and a pump coupled with a timer that runs for about 3 minutes at engine shut down and pumps oil to the turbo after the engine is shut down, totally separate from the engine, runs from the engine sump to the oil line for the turbo, the oil then drains to the engine pan this helps cool down the hot end of the turbo while it spools down and prolongs it's life. navegator Detroit but yes, I still do with my F350.
Edd505 04/28/21 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cortez, CO RV parks?

Another Sun Dance there is a large park a few blocks N. I was lucky enough they had a balloon festival se walked to. The parks very nice w/ the balloons.
Edd505 04/28/21 05:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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