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Wow. Lwiddis and MDKMDK- you guys are really a lot of help for someone looking for information.
Range Maggot Bob 11/06/19 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

Um... I take a different view on this. The fact is, more and more RV's have been sold in the last few years than ever before. All time new highs in RV markets have reached an unbelievable peak. There are definitely more RVers than campsites available. For the National Parks and such, this is a money maker. But as the baby boomers are now "booming" into retirement, own more RV's than probably any other "group", perhaps this is 'their' way to keep the revenue coming in. Say 100 sites go for $25 a night. That $2500 a night. Now, if 100 "seniors" use those same sites at the discount price, say... $15 a night, that's now only $1500 for the same space, the same time, the same number of sites. I may be wrong, but I don't think National Parks are in the "for profit" business.
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

I have no problem with charging for the extras. Good for you. I do. I bought the card in good faith and pay my taxes. I'm tired of buying things and then having to buy "extras" to really have everything. Hmmmph.....
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

I cannot understand why so many of you spend so much on expensive compressors. I bought a $40 Slime brand from Walmart years ago. It stores easily since it is a little different shape but about the same size as a loaf of bread. It works fine to over 100 psi. Yes it is slow but I have only used it once to pump up a flat. Typically I just use it to adjust pressure with temperature changes or after months when an adjustment is needed. It runs off the cigarette lighter so I do not need a generator or a hook up. Those things are ****, IMHO. You need a real compressor. We carry a 150 PSI Craftsman compressor. $99.00 at Lowe's. Plus 50' of hose and I also carry 2 Honda generators. Seems like a lot, but both set right on top of my toolbox when needed for tire pressure. And you don't have to sit around waiting for the pressure to build. 15-20 seconds usually does it.
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping etiquette

We stayed this weekend at Allentown KOA. This is not a bad little campground except for almost all of the sites face each other. I understand the logistical end of doing this since it does give a bigger space between them. However, there is no privacy. Their privacy is based on you looking the other way, just like any other time people share a area. Even worse if the people across from you decide to have at least 30 people come to dinner. They moved 2 tables from other sites. Couple times a year my family meets up for a meal. And I have seen many others do it. 30 around for supper, and clean up is normally not the problem a half dozen for drinks can be. If the tables where put back, what is the problem? We had people try to sit at our fire, in our chairs, a kid try to play with our sons toys on our table and even some lady ask me why I was sitting at my table. Apparently, she thought I was her husband. You and more likely your son missed a chance to make friends. Let the kids play. Instead of complaining to management, or asking them to leave, turn evangelist, or ..... Truly losing common sense and basic camping etiquette. Done ranting. And our ability to accept others. it forces you to drink more. the campground should have never allowed that many people to be on one site...oh well, it is over. Campground? When I see "KOA" I think "RV park" You hit the nail on the head. A KOA is NOT a campground, despite the moniker. Sounds like your neighbors had a blast. Were they raising hell past quiet hour? Did they take one of your tables? Not seeing a problem here myself. Maybe they should have invited you for dinner...
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Yeah I have...several times when I was on the road. I don't have any thing to hide so they get to look wherever they want. They have their look and I'm on my way. Your pulling the same trick as sovereign citizens thugs do when their asked to comply. B.S. Some of us just aren't "politically correct" and never will be. You just keep on doing EVERYTHING the government tells you to...
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet generators

Hnnnnnn, I wonder how many folks would know he difference if you put a Honda decal on a Predator. ;) I would.
Range Maggot Bob 10/14/19 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Places To dine

We are near Kingman,Az or a bit. We have looked around but not found what we want but did find California pricing on everything. Did the Cracker Barrel( no frosted mugs for root beer anymore and higher prices). Did the Golden Coral, lots of Chicken and chicken and chicken and mashed and fried potatoes and such. Most of the usual fast food places. I swear if I ever take another bit of a McDonals burger, I will croak. Found one little restaurant near a days inn California pricing small fare. A steak house now,no guns allowed, 24.00 for small cheap tough steak. But no Mom and Pops. Went to Bullhead City and Laughlin Nv. Not going to the casinos. Just the same typical chain out of the freezer into the fryer stuff. Same in Havasu City Surely there are some good places in Western Az to eat. Where and who are they? I know the area well, and you are right. Been going there for years, and can't really think of a good place to eat in Bullhead; maybe a fancy restaurant in a Laughlin casino, but really nothing.
Range Maggot Bob 10/14/19 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bit Off WAY more than we can chew...

Cut your losses - sell it. I say BS to that! Just look it up on YouTube. It will be there, and most of those things you want to do are very simple. Good luck, have a blast, and don't let anybody discourage you!
Range Maggot Bob 09/26/19 09:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best wax for lazy people?

Transitioning from Purdy to Patina is the natural course of all RVs. Learn to accept the inevitable. Hose it off and go camping. I guess maybe you may be right. Sigh..........
Range Maggot Bob 09/09/19 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best wax for lazy people?

So if you were lazy and dreading washing and waxing your 32' fiberglass siding TT, what would be the fastest most bestest way to get it looking real purdy? No way am I gonna old school Mr. Miyagi style the wax. Thanks:) Pay someone to wash and wax your rig while you watch with the beverage of your choice. It doesn't get any easier. ;) Yeah, just did that. Now I've got a still brand-new looking RV with a torn decal on the front cap. IMHO- never let anybody use a pressure washer on your new-looking RV. Next time for us- hand wash and hand paste wax. I don't care what it costs. (Within reason, of course.) And always for us- Maguires. Nothing else will do.
Range Maggot Bob 09/09/19 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Questions for RVers with DISH

are you running through the RV wiring? I find mine starts faster when I run the coax though a window and attach it direct. I use an adapter like this: Satellite Bill- even though I'm going through the RV satellite hookup, do you think running direct would makes things easier and faster? And then undo and hook-up to the RV? Thanks for any info! CamperMama- how's your satellite set-up going?
Range Maggot Bob 09/09/19 04:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Questions for RVers with DISH

You need to turn them both on at the same time. If the antenna is on for 5 minutes with out a signal from the reciever, it will shut down. Not mine. Went out today and heard my Playmaker making that funny sound when it's trying to find a satellite. Went inside the RV and everything was off.
Range Maggot Bob 09/06/19 03:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish & Wally Receiver

My problems on my pathway2 have always been lack of enough power. Too long of a coax to the dish. cheap cable , bad connections etc. Also while I love the wally functionality ,the 211 I carry seems to almost always connect more easily. If I just cant get the dish to lock on I pull out the 211 and it almost always works. The ones with smaller dishes are I think at the limit anyway of being able to receive a useable signal and the Wally reputation for not providing enough power to the dish is earned in my mind. RG11 nickel-coated water-proof blah blah blah cable made all the difference in the world for us. Even at 100' I still get a full 12V. (or whatever it's supposed to be; can't remember exactly)
Range Maggot Bob 09/06/19 03:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish & Wally Receiver

I don't think it's the receiver; like I said, I've done that also. I think it's the tiny little reflector inside the unit that makes it so hard to hit all the satellites. I can hit them, but that's when there is NOTHING in the sky in the way. The guys with the bigger dishes seem to have a much easier time. But it sounds like you're getting there! Slowly but surely. Believe me, I know..... The reflector inside a dome can NEVER hit all of the satellites at the same time like the larger open face antennas do. The reflector points to only 1 satellite at a time and the software moves the reflector between the satellites as requested by the receiver. Bill-makes sense to me. But do the larger carry-out type dish receivers make it any easier? I seem to still have a hard time getting all 3 satellites, like Campermama. So it's the software, huh?
Range Maggot Bob 09/06/19 03:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish & Wally Receiver

I don't think it's the receiver; like I said, I've done that also. I think it's the tiny little reflector inside the unit that makes it so hard to hit all the satellites. I can hit them, but that's when there is NOTHING in the sky in the way. The guys with the bigger dishes seem to have a much easier time. But it sounds like you're getting there! Slowly but surely. Believe me, I know.....
Range Maggot Bob 09/04/19 07:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish & Wally Receiver

Yeah, I have the same problem quite often. Most of the time it's because of trees. With this particular dish, you really need a totally clear sky. I spend a lot of time leveling, setting up, etc. and usually to no avail. My wife goes out and kicks the dish, puts a few rocks underneath, and gets me a signal every time. Darn her! Anyway, I just keep going through the whole process over again a few times and sometimes I hit all 3 and sometimes not. I know how frustrating it is cause all I want to do is set it out and watch TV. We actually had much better luck when we had a tripod and DirecTV, but I got this setup for HD and the ease of setting up. Yeah, right. So keep trying, and you are now at the point where all you can do is try to figure it out yourself. Good luck, and let us know. EDIT: I notice you are able to get all 3 when you go through the process in the morning. Last weekend camping, we never could get the third satellite, so you're doing ok. I have no idea why it needs to recombobulate every morning, but we have had that problem also. Not all the time, but sometimes.
Range Maggot Bob 08/29/19 03:23pm Technology Corner
RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

We too are looking for new insurance coverage for our RV. Currently bundled with Progressive; just got our renewal and we're paying just as much for our RV insurance as our homeowners.
Range Maggot Bob 08/23/19 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Champion generator

If you want to buy over priced equipment go Honda. If you want reliability at a decent price go Champion. :) Yeah, them Hondas- can't depend on them at all... :R
Range Maggot Bob 08/22/19 09:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow/Haul off or on(ram)

Tow/Haul mode and exhaust brake on all the time for me.
Range Maggot Bob 08/20/19 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
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