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RE: Apocalypse almost

Exactly, even the homeless have cell phones. Nobody uses or in the younger crowd even knows how to use a “pay “ phone. Why would anybody keep a unused device in service? Very few stagecoaches left also ;)
jorbill2or 01/15/21 05:02am Technology Corner
RE: SD Address, yay or nay?

Unless you have substantial income or assets to protect, and a tax lawyer to advise I’d probably not complicate matters. You have a fixed house Park model in the state your work base is even if you work from home and are looking to establish a domicile in South Dakota , and a LLC in Montana. Sounds like trouble without some serious legal consultation
jorbill2or 01/12/21 06:09am Full-time RVing
RE: I Like Verizon, But.....

You said you moved to a new town Amarillo, and it got worse. I would venture where you are now Verizon has a bad signal. There are many solutions but the easiest is ask your neighbors what carrier are they using ? And how does it work? Verizon doesn’t work great everywhere , no cell service does. You need to find the one in your neighborhood that has towers and capacity. So ask around close to you. If your neighbor uses Verizon with no issues then you can suspect the phone . The cell carrier that works best in my house isn’t the best one Necessarily for you. This isn’t about what works for other people other than those in your specific location. Now if you were asking what works in the most places as I travel , that’s a different question. Btw WiFi calling isn’t exactly what you had. WiFi calling is using the phones WiFi to connect to your home WiFi router and make calls on the internet provider not on the cell network. You don’t need a “box” to do that, if your phone is new enough that is.
jorbill2or 01/07/21 08:21pm Technology Corner
RE: does a detached over-the-air television antenna help?

Omni on any antenna means a lousy range in all directions but if your close it’s easy ... no pointing, which to some is “better” . You can get better distance reception with a directional like the winegard batwing with the uhf add on but you will have to get up and point the antenna .. sometimes at different places in the same location depending on where the transmitters are. You can get an app to figure out where that is . Secondly unobstructed height and size is king ! If your antenna is blocked by say , by the air conditioning... no joy.
jorbill2or 12/28/20 03:04pm Technology Corner
Tiffin Acquired by Thor for 300mil.

Wow so they all fall to the big boy fall out. Kinda sad to see all the owner brands fall to the big corporate groups. I see they got Van Leigh also. Guess Bob and family can finally retire.
jorbill2or 12/21/20 06:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lots of data

I would look to a source such as rvmobileinternet.com .a group that reviews sources and equipment to do what you want. In your case since you NEED data I would pay for the annual membership to get the latest on what’s available.Just know that you should have Multiple plans ,at least 2 to provide redundancy. There are resellers who you can get unlimited hotspots from but they come and go and knowing what’s the latest is important to maintain connectivity. It’s a complicated space and sites like theirs have saved me a couple times. Forget campground WiFi it’s very unreliable and for now that leaves cellular hotspots. We have 2 but all are grandfather/ no longer available so no reason going into them.
jorbill2or 12/08/20 04:44am Technology Corner
RE: Going full time with dogs

Are you going to be traveling the country in your RV or is it going to be your stationary full time residence? If the later, then I strongly advise AGAINST a RV. Nothing about them is designed for full time stationary, residential living. You would be better served buying or renting a mobile home or even modest traditional housing. THIS ^^^^^
jorbill2or 11/09/20 07:40am Full-time RVing
RE: Anyone know of a seller for a dash cover rug or mat

Or here Shade pro
jorbill2or 11/07/20 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

Just be advised that 2 tuners with one dome( that has 2 outputs ) will work ... as Bill says ...... kinda but not really. Most people aren’t happy as the secondary receiver doesn’t control the dome aim and can be “confused” and require resetting.( frequently ) Many people come on here and are very frustrated. Don’t be that guy. Be forewarned Several domes have a roof mount kit that the dome locks into and it can just be popped out for use elsewhere. They aren’t permanent. If it were me that’s what I would do. No need to store the dome in a bay and only need you take it down if I’m under ( around ) trees that block the view. Actually personally I would consider 2 domes if the second tv watching something else is important .I have a traveler and just sold my ground dome as I wasn’t using it in the locations we camp the roof traveler is good enough Also Get one of the aiming apps for your phone like in the photo above. they use your phones cameras to show the real time view of the satellite position . If there any trees ,bushes ,buildings, mountains in the way you can easily tell if your wasting your time. If your staying at a commercial park ask for a sat view site .. almost anybody understands what you want.
jorbill2or 10/21/20 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Winnebago buys Newmar

Because it happened long ago and is just now final I guess. The forums were full of it back when it happened last year.
jorbill2or 10/09/20 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: questions on parking dp vs gas on grass

Never measured ... 6” maybe . And yes just hold the raise switch . I use it if I’m in a sloped drive so I don’t drag the rear. Good luck !
jorbill2or 10/05/20 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: questions on parking dp vs gas on grass

Dp,s I’ve had all sit lower than gassers. In many cases you can raise them with the air bags but only while holding the raise switch , they return to ride height as soon as you release the switch. Personally I wouldn’t be driving on grass that wasn’t bone dry and hard packed . The weight and highway tires can get you stuck ( personal experience ) very quickly. I park on my bro in laws gravel pad when we visit and the gravel compresses to tracks so I quests gravel if compacted like a driveway is fine but it needs to be compacted. If it’s close by maybe a test park just to make sure ?
jorbill2or 10/05/20 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need New TV

6 months ago bought two televisions . One is a Visio with built in smart cast and the other a TCL Roku tv. both are excellent televisions. Both have built in streaming app availability via your WiFi. It’s almost impossible to not get a smart tv today. Televisions have become commodities and the average person wouldn’t know the difference. There is nothing that needs to be “ special “ about a Rv television,unless you want a 12 volt tv so you can run off batteries without an inverter. ( I wouldn’t) . Rv manufacturers generally put the cheapest thing they can buy in bulk , in this case a furrion. Anything you put in will be good.
jorbill2or 09/23/20 12:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Caps on personal property

I think the real issue is many Today buy online without agent interaction or have agents who don’t fully explain coverage. Then they don’t READ the actual policy when they get it. Homeowners also have these same limits and most , until they have a loss , haven’t a clue they aren’t really covered Have you read your policy? Too hard? Then have a good agent to explain it to you.
jorbill2or 09/13/20 12:38pm Full-time RVing
RE: Caps on personal property

Yes read the policy limits and have your agent add riders for additional values you want insured. It’s best to have a agent who knows what they are doing.
jorbill2or 09/12/20 07:29pm Full-time RVing
RE: Directv ???? Just seeking answers??? Confused!!

I think your kinda stuck with the gamble. Will it be seamless for you to hd .. maybe , will directv disappear . Unlikely. Will it be sold? .. likely As they are actively looking but A long process And if combined with dish Will require an even longer approval process. I’d just roll the dice unless you already of a mind to switch.
jorbill2or 09/12/20 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Yes the coach resorts in the south are in their slow season ..we haven’t gone north this season so I don’t know how the coach only resorts.are doing up there. Winter May be different This year as Canadians make up a significant percent. If the border doesn’t open ( and it looks like it may not) they will be missed. Our ownership parks motorhome only section is 20- 30% Canadian use ( rent or own).
jorbill2or 09/12/20 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Live with no dash ac?

To answer What you asked ( I think ) when I bought our marquis the dash air didn’t work and I was quoted Over a thousand to replace the compressor and the dryers etc serviced. Knowledgeable people said it wouldn’t keep up and I would need to run a roof air . I let it go till later. It’s now 6 years “later” and I just run the generator and the roof airs ... I’m plenty cool while driving and I’ve now spent 2 summers traveling in Semi hot areas . Dash air is not more powerful than the roof airs or even one large roof air . it does blow cold in your face I suppose I see that as an advantage. I can see closing off the front with some curtain contraption would keep the cab cooler on dash air alone. My question is when you get to your camp and open that curtain your met with a wall of heat and it will take time to get it back down. Why do it ? The bedroom will get crazy hot with the diesel just under the floor. I guess folks do all that to save a few bucks in the generator use. i prefer to be comfortable all the time In The whole unit . the roof airs do that. Just my take...
jorbill2or 09/11/20 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Transmission cooler radiator 03 Diplomat

Source is a good choice but if you take the measurements to a Radiator shop in your area they can match it or order it built.
jorbill2or 09/06/20 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Network receiver question

Thanks all, that answers my questions. I did get the in motion dome, so sounds like I’ll have to do without a DVR and watch commercials! I can live with that. As I said earlier , the wally is a DVR you just need to add a hard drive to it and you can record pause and fast forward. So no , you don’t have to do without a DVR. I thought I had made that point. It’s actually cheaper as you aren’t paying extra for dvr tuner beyond the one time fee
jorbill2or 09/03/20 06:08am Technology Corner
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