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RE: Rapid City, SD area RV park

Drive a bit further west and stay in the city park in Spearfish. The creek comes out of the canyon there and there is a 'historical' fish hatchery right beside it. FHU and beautiful place
Horsedoc 10/27/20 01:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

Some of the best advice this thread could reveal is 'don't dictate to others your own feelings'.
Horsedoc 10/25/20 07:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: Newmar Gas and Diesel Opinions

We have the 2016 Canyon Star 3911 (handicap) with the wheelchair lift and handicap features. This is the first gas coach we have had. The quality of the Newmar seems to be better than any of the three previous diesel coaches we have owned (Coachmen, Itasca and Damon) The Itasca and Damon were on the Freightliner chassis and I have a lot of respect for the Freightliner chassis. Quality of the Damon was sorely lacking and the attention to detail of the actual coach looked good but that was about it. Ideally this Canyon Star Newmar would be built on a Freightliner chassis. Of course this is not possible, but in my ideal world that would be the case. I expect this will be the last coach we ever own, but if we are allowed a few more years then the Ventana in the handicap model will be our next choice.
Horsedoc 10/24/20 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tom Sawyer Park West Memphis, Arkansas

Is Tom Sawyer's full hookups?
Horsedoc 10/22/20 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a place

Not quite in the Smokies, but there is a great place just inside Georgia in Hiawassee. Right on a river and beautiful park. River Bend Campground. Easy in and out. Lots to see and do in the area.
Horsedoc 10/21/20 07:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coachmen Santara Capacities

You should not have a gas tank for your generator if this is a diesel coach. The generator is likely diesel as well (hopefully) and draws front the main diesel tank. If not, the generator is likely going to be propane. Actually not Bill. The first MH we had was a DP with a gasoline generator. Coachman Santara no slides
Horsedoc 10/20/20 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rechargeable Spot Light

A word of caution. Spotlighting deer not a good thing to do in some areas. Poachers and and horn hunters in some areas use this technique to find and kill trophy (and meat) deer. We have them in our area, riding backroads and around large fields spotting and killing deer. State has wildlife officers out trying to stop this but they have huge areas (around our part of the state) to patrol and enforce. There are laws here that prohibit even spotlighting. They are defined as harassing wild life and some judges take a dim view of this. I don't know the rules in other states, but not a good idea here
Horsedoc 10/19/20 07:01am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cell phone signal Booster ?

Well I don’t have an instrument, but if you have good signal, but response is slow, that is lack of band with. It is basically too many users for the cell towers available band width. We just came from a situation like that in the Columbia Gorge. Decent signal strength, but constantly timing out, had to use either early in the morning or late in the evening. First, OP mentions very little signal, that is not a "bandwidth" problem. Second, speed of Internet is highly dependent on SIGNAL STRENGTH. Both cellphones and Wifi do something called "auto negotiation" for speed. The connection speed varies with the SIGNAL STRENGTH, less signal and the SLOWER the connection goes, more signal strength and the faster your connection goes. To get the max speed you NEED the max amount of SIGNAL you can get. One or Two bars of signal basically brings your Internet to a crawl or even dead stop. Op is trying to find the best Cell signal booster to help stabilize their Internet speed. It may or may not help, just depends on a lot of factors like terrain, what is between them and cell tower. Cellphones work on "line of sight" signal propagation, a hill, building, trees in between can easily block the signals. Most boosters will use an outdoor antenna which you need to place high enough to capture the most signal as possible.. Then there will be an indoor antenna which the cellphone will use.. Then you have the booster in between the antennas.. Certain amount of distance needs to be in between the booster antennas. Boosters are not a fix all type of thing, they also amplify any RF noise that may be around you also swamping the cell signal you are trying to boost. This is much different from a "bandwidth" problem where there is too many people trying to use the same service from the same cell tower.
Horsedoc 10/17/20 12:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Coachmen Santara, '94. 50 amps or 30 amps ?

I forget the year, maybe 96 or 95 (no slides) but we had a diesel Santara that was 50 amp. bought it used from a dealer, John Bleakly in Douglasville, Ga. Biggest Wanderlodge dealer in the nation. Had tons of fun in that old coach, but it wouldn't pull a greased string from a cat's backside but it was fun. All that is gone now, John and Wanderlodge and youth Sorry guys, just an old man reminiscing.
Horsedoc 10/16/20 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone vs Custer State Park

When we worked there, the Custer herd was approximately 1200 head.
Horsedoc 10/13/20 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Easiest route from Boise, ID to Hungry Horse, MT

US 12 runs thru the mountains and appears to be the most direct. Most if it is along the river, but while the steep grades are few, the curves are many.
Horsedoc 10/13/20 06:59am Roads and Routes
RE: class c in the smoky mountain national park

If you explore the park, rent the car and do a favor to all the rest of the visitors. Yes, you can get around with the C, but it is slower, takes more of the road and more of the pull-overs than the auto you can rent.
Horsedoc 10/12/20 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Strom Thurmond Lake & Hartwell Lake GA/SC

For fishing. I suggest Lake Russell. Richard B Russell State Park in Georgia and/or Calhoun Falls State Park in SC. Calhoun Falls is easier to access. Russell has a long an narrow road down to the lake
Horsedoc 10/11/20 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What am I doing wrong ?

Bill, thanks. Will try that next time we go out. I expect that is the thing that needed to be done.
Horsedoc 10/10/20 09:18am Technology Corner
RE: What am I doing wrong ?

Wally is a receiver from DISH. I'm sorry I didn't make that clear
Horsedoc 10/09/20 11:24am Technology Corner
What am I doing wrong ?

I know this is a long post, but what I don't know about this kind of stuff would write a few books. Took the Wally from bedroom and put it in the MH. MH has the Winegard - Roadtrip dish. The dip switches have been set to receive DISH signals. This weekend we stayed at a SP that does not have decent cable and this was a good opportunity to see if the Roadtrip worked. We got setup and leveled. When I turned the dish on, it began searching you could hear it turning and moving. When it stopped I turned the Wally on and it was ready to go. It showed the guide but would not go to the local channels (lower numbers) saying they were not available. I then punched in 120 and it came right up. Great! when I tried to go to other channels it would give me the message about the signal being lost and giving me options on what I could try before calling DISH. I gave up and turned the Roadtrip selector switch off and switched back to cable. Later that day, it tried it again. Wally and Roadtrip turned and did their thing and then stopped. Message came up that Wally was restarting and downloading guide. I went to 120 again and it came up for a few and then died with the same message of lost signal. When we returned home I set up again with no trees around, thinking that may have been the problem. Nothing then. When I put Wally back in the house it immediately produced a picture. What am I doing wrong and what is the sequences to do it right? Thanks for your time
Horsedoc 10/09/20 10:15am Technology Corner
RE: RVers and Pheasant hunting

When were were in the Hills, the guy in charge of visitor relations was an avid hunter. Each spring he would have a get-together for all the workers and volunteers in the park. South Dakota pheasant was one of the dishes we would have, along with bison stew and other foods raised in SD. Of course he furnished much of the food with the park picking up the rest. I didn't care for the pheasant - too much dark meat but the bison was very tasty.
Horsedoc 10/05/20 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Damon

We bought a Damon Essence new in 2008 (Freightliner chassis 425 hp Cummings) For a while it was great and we made a few long trips to S Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. On the road it was a great coach to drive and had lots of power. Somewhere along the line, small things would happen - slide would not go out, rear camera quit working, step well cover quit working. Cables that worked the slide had wrapped abound each other. I tried to call Thor/Damon for assistance and got a grouchy old lady who could only tell me "you need to see the dealer you bought it from". I tried to tell her that the dealer had stopped selling Damon. Long story but my point is this - our coach was the top of the line price-wise, for a poorly designed set of systems that did not like each other. Freightliner chassis is great but the quality of the coach is pretty shoddy compared to other motorhomes we have owned.
Horsedoc 10/02/20 12:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

John Hicks is right. Get on 441 and stay there. There is a bit of a hill coming south just before Franklin NC but the rest is pretty much 4 lane to well below Athens. Much better than even coming close to Atlanta. Numerous places to stay along that route - CGs and parking lots.
Horsedoc 09/29/20 02:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Transplanting large trees

Don't know what kind of tree you are planning on, but a tree with a 2 foot diameter truck is going to be much taller than 40 feet and bigger than anything I have ever seen moved. Take lots of photos. Would love to see the tree and the rig that moves it
Horsedoc 09/29/20 06:51am Around the Campfire
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