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RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

Plan F and Plan C are no longer available if you unlucky enough to have been born in 1955 or later. The Government does not want you to have a plan that pays your deductible in hopes it will stop Medicare users from going to the hospital as they will now have to pay that deductible. I have to find some other plan (G maybe) or simply go without.
Bill.Satellite 01/28/20 04:35pm Technology Corner
RE: HOV Lanes in Atlanta GA

Does anyone know for sure if a motorhome with 2 occupants towing a car can use the HOV lanes in Atlanta? I talked with GTOD and they seemed to never heard of a motorhome towing before.Why would you want to? To be a roadblock? Stay to the right where big rigs belong. Could not disagree more. When I'm doing the speed limit (or a bit more) I "belong" where similar traffic is traveling. If you are that guy doing 55 in a 70 zone you are creating a hazard to the other drivers, even in the right lane.
Bill.Satellite 01/28/20 06:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I will be interested to see what covers what to make it look like something other than a bunch of plywood. Inquiring minds will be watching the progress. Don't give it way at this point, you will ruin the surprise!
Bill.Satellite 01/27/20 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HOV Lanes in Atlanta GA

No vehicle towing trailers in the HOV lanes or the toll lanes in the metro Atlanta area.\ THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Bill.Satellite 01/27/20 04:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Make a "Smart" RV ?

since OP just wants doo-dads, why put them on an old crate that is worthless just so he can show off what each button can do? I'd spend that money on a man cave that I could enjoy 24/7/365. and yes, negative answers are appropriate to stupid ideas. bumpy You off your meds Bumpy? I sure hope that's why you made this kind of a post! My old crate is over 30 years old and used 365 days a year with most every device the OP is wanting to install.
Bill.Satellite 01/27/20 04:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Make a "Smart" RV ?

All of these things can be done easily and have been results and procedures reported by many users. You might want to break it down a bit. Want good internet service? You need a good cellular plan and need to forget about campground Wifi? Want good TV? You will need to get a good setup for DirecTV or DISH. Want to make your blinds go up and down with a touch pad you will need thousands of dollars. Want to make your lights go on and off you will need a reliable internet connection and a few hundred dollars for the various lights and appliances you want to control. Some stuff makes sense in an RV and some stuff is just stupid (unless you are a $1,000,000+ RV buyer). Break it down to what's really important and you should be able to get some really good responses.
Bill.Satellite 01/26/20 04:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

While a personal choice, I find that having the sink on the same counter as the stove is easier to work with for food prep and keeping the floor clean as food and pans need to go back and forth. Not sure I understand the 2 sleeper sofa plus table. Are those fold out sofas? If so, they might not both be able to be folded out at the same time (that's what was in my coach before I threw one out!).
Bill.Satellite 01/25/20 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV or Dish

well AT&t set up my new receiver today it is a HR 24 thanks everyone for your input. Excellent! Glad to hear it worked out well.
Bill.Satellite 01/24/20 05:31am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV or Dish

Satellite TV is not a waste for me. Too many times I have no cellular service making streaming completely useless. I would also have to subscribe to multiple streaming services to watch what I like to watch (NOT FREE). Satellite TV allows me to have my DVR waiting to record 24/7 and I can watch what I want without the commercials when I please. Nearly all of the free streaming services also have commercials and there is no fast forward or commercial skip options with those.
Bill.Satellite 01/23/20 05:31am Technology Corner
RE: Replacement for Concord Electric Series 90 TV Antenna

I have both a Winegard Sensar IV and a Jack. The Jack is mounted on a Winegard crank-up assembly. I camp virtually 100% in the boondocks, mostly in TV fringe areas. The Jack is useless for VHF stations. About 25% of the US TV stations are broadcasting on the VHF band so VHF is important. My Batwing is mounted on a separate mast and I use that for times that my Jack will not pull in the desired station. The Jack works well for UHF and most times that is all I need. As Bill noted, the booster is inside the coach. You can not use this booster. If you use the Jack or Batwing, you must use the included power inserter. Don't quote me. I never said that! Neither the Jack nor the Winegard has a booster inside (both use a power supply to turn on the booster inside the antenna. However, the Condorde does not have the amp in the head.
Bill.Satellite 01/22/20 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Concord Electric Series 90 TV Antenna

As you noted, there is not replacement for the Condorde. It was junk any as there was no amplifier in the head but instead the signal came down to a booster inside the coach. What you have yet to learn (like I did when I removed mine) is the if you remove the Concorde there is a huge hole in the roof (6" maybe) when the electronic for the Concorde reside. That will need to be repaired/covered and then install the new antenna over that or off to the side. If you have a location where you could relocate an antenna and have a clear ceiling space for the crank I would install the Winegard Sensar IV (Batwing) and use the existing coax for the best affordable antenna. If you want simple you can install the Winegard dome style automatic antenna and use the existing coax and 12V power using the Concord wiring
Bill.Satellite 01/22/20 06:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

So I become Medicare eligible next month. I have signed up for part A and B and will sign up for the Walmart Part D even though I take no medications to avoid late sign up penalties. Anyone have ideas if I need F or some other supplemental?
Bill.Satellite 01/22/20 06:06am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV or Dish

DirecTV has stopped supporting my receiver so I am thinking about going to dish. Give me some feed back on this subject. I can't get DirecTV to send me the new receiver. Go streaming and junk the satellite dish.. satellite bill approves this message.. :C:p Sometime it makes sense. We are currently in Athens, GA and there is no "English" OTA TV available so I can't watch the local news. I found an Atlanta ABC app on my Firestick and I stream the morning and evening news for a 1/2 hour and then switch back to satellite. Free streaming of a limited amount will keep your limited unlimited data happy. timmac has a truly unlimited plan and pays well for the streaming services he use so free is never free!
Bill.Satellite 01/22/20 05:59am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV or Dish

DirecTV has stopped supporting my receiver so I am thinking about going to dish. Give me some feed back on this subject. I can't get DirecTV to send me the new receiver. Just because the stopped supporting the old receiver does not mean you can't use a newer receiver with your antenna. If you can't get them to send you an H24 receiver (assuming you have a dome or an old 18" round antenna) you can purchase one pretty cheaply. If you do have a dome and plan to move to DISH, be sure the antenna is new enough to support the DISH service. The older domes (pre-2012, I think) can't handle the changes DISH made.
Bill.Satellite 01/20/20 05:25am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Might as well replace the plug wires while you're at it. What borescope did you end up buying ? I want to pick one up to have in my arsenal of tools . I bought one on Amazon. It's a DEPSTECH Wireless Endoscope. It's wifi enabled, has an adjustable brightness light, works with Android or IOS. 11 feet long and with the app on the phone, I can take either pictures or video. The snake cable is fairly stiff, so whatever position you bend it in, it will pretty much stay in that position. It's nice that it doesn't have to be connected by wire to the phone. I have the same scope and it works quite well. It should work on a laptop as well assuming you can download the app to your computer as well. It creates it's own wifi signal so that's all you need to connect to the computer.
Bill.Satellite 01/18/20 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6.7 cummins HP

Assuming you had to go up a long hill at 35-40 instead of 55, how much time do you think it would cost you? It's not an issue for the engine or the coach but rather only an issue for the driver. Enjoy the drive and enjoy the fact that you are able to take the drive. Life is short! The speed up the hill should be very, very low on your issues list.
Bill.Satellite 01/17/20 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Input on a few models for FT

Not one person here can help you with the problem of deciding what floor plan is right for you. You appear to have made a sound choice about DP or not so you now just need to spend as much time as possible inside a large variety of MH's to determine what's right for you. Take your time. Try to "spend a day" in the RV over the course of an hour or so and see where the 2 of you would bump into each other. Where will you both be during cocktails or while watching TV? Can you both see the TV without turning your head? Are you comfortable sitting on the toilet? Is the shower large enough/tall enough? Is there counter space to fix your meals? Can the fridge be accessed while driving? What if a slide gets stuck, can you still live in the coach? Options, accessories, wants, needs, requirements! You should have requirements! Once you know what they are, don't accept a floor plan without them all or you will not be happy. It took us years to find the coach we have been living in since 1999 and we are on a years long search to find a replacement but we haven't found one yet!
Bill.Satellite 01/15/20 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6.7 cummins HP

You will not have any issues getting up and down the Rockies with that engine. You also have normal R&M issues that you would have with any similar diesel but that thing will get you there and get you back again. What more do you need?
Bill.Satellite 01/15/20 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

Now, with our Verizon unlimited data plan, from ANYWHERE, Tim Well, that is ANYWHERE you have cellular service. But maybe when you are in areas off the grid you don't want to be watching TV anyway! You will also want to find out where the limits on your unlimited plan kicks in. There are few non-commercial 4G truly unlimited plans left. I am lucky to have the Mobley SIM in a HotSpot as it appears to be truly unlimited and unthrottled.
Bill.Satellite 01/14/20 04:05pm Technology Corner
RE: full timing

It depends upon the repairs. Oil changes and similar are generally discouraged due to the high probability that you will leave oil residue behind. Emergency repairs are looked upon as an unwelcome, but necessary, evil. Repairs at any big truck stop is likely going to be discouraged on the assumption that you are creating a pretty high liability for a business required to keep things safe and control ALL oil and fuel spill within EPA standards. If you have to change a tire that can likely be done anywhere. If you are planning to overhaul your engine it likely cannot.
Bill.Satellite 01/12/20 03:50pm Full-time RVing
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