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RE: Extended warranty

I'm against buying extended warranties. How much is that going to cost? Put that money aside for IF you need it and collect the interest, buying it is betting somethings going to break. Most everything that can break can be bought for $1000 +/- plus labor. Buying new warranty should have everything fixed before it runs out. If you are a DYI type you'll save a lot more. Please tell me how to collect any useable interest on chump change set aside for immediate use if needed.
Thunder Mountain 10/30/20 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dome Satellite is it capable of getting service??

The 2005 TracVision is so out of date that it is not worth the brain damage. The VHS should be a clue. Your coax is not up to date either. Take a deep breath an do lots of research and or wait for the real techies here to comment.
Thunder Mountain 10/19/20 07:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Avondale C W service

Heck, I'm still waiting on a call back to purchase a new 2016 Winnebago Journey. Needless to say I bought it somewhere else. I've never had good luck with any call backs from CW. Needless to say, I haven't done any business with them in many years. Don't know what possessed me to think that things had changed in 2016.
Thunder Mountain 10/19/20 06:33pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Medicare Advantage Plans

We have the AARP United Healthcare Plan F. I've been on it for 6 years. It has basically paid for everything that the Medicare 80% didn't including a shoulder rebuild and knee replacement. I've used it without problems while snowbirding. Most providers seem to be happy when you pull out the card since the plan pays without hassles.
Thunder Mountain 10/16/20 03:18pm Snowbirds
RE: Little button sized sensor on wall

It is a sensor for the thermostat+1 Yep... What they said.
Thunder Mountain 10/15/20 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
How many Canadian Snowbirds are there?

They wife and I were talking about the Canadian snowbirds situation today and how it will affect AZ, RGV and FL. Is there any accurate information about the number of Canadians that come south for the winter? I know from our personal experience that many of the campgrounds/RV resorts that we have wintered in had a significant number of Canadians. If they all are caught north of the boarder, there are going to be a lot of vacancies. Please keep the political comments to yourselves!
Thunder Mountain 10/14/20 07:04pm Snowbirds
RE: The trashing of our public lands.

We have been "users" of public lands for the last 50 years. Our national parks and public lands are being trashed... tp, diapers, tampons, human waste, etc. While the story is relevant, it is decades behind the curve. It seems that the new users of public lands are just pigs with no back country ethics. They wouldn't know what real wilderness was if it bit them in the butt.
Thunder Mountain 10/03/20 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: WiFi

The strength of the WiFi signal is not your problem. The bandwidth of the campground's connection is. There are just too many pigs at the trough trying to check email, surf the Internet and stream video. I know of very few campgrounds with useable WiFi. Check into using your smart phone as a hotspot.
Thunder Mountain 09/23/20 07:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Where to Camp in Wiickenburg, AZ

Want to go in January. I like the pristine RV Parks. There are no pristine RV parks in Wicky such as you find in many places in AZ. Desert Cypress is about as good as you will find in the area.
Thunder Mountain 09/18/20 07:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to Camp in Wiickenburg, AZ

You should define " camp". If you want to boondock, there are a multitude of places east of town. If camping means full hook ups I do suggest Desert Cypress. We stayed there for four winters before moving here last spring. It is pricey in my opinion and you will need reservations as soon as you can make them, because they do fill up. There are lots of other places around town that would work for a first timer/short timer.
Thunder Mountain 09/17/20 06:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Robotic/Computer total knee replacement is a game changer

Before telling my story, I should disclose my personal physical profile. I’m 70 years old. I’m on no prescription drugs. I’m 5’5” and weigh 145. I’ve been physically active for the last 50 years. I’m not superman but have been called tough, tenacious geezer. I do have a very high pain threshold. I was scheduled for knee replacement a year ago but moving and Covid got in the way. My knee had deteriorated to the point when my leg was bowed, and I could only walk short distances. The pain was severe and constant. The orthopedic surgeon at Wickenburg, AZ hospital uses the Mako system of knee replacement. There is a similar system named ROSA. You can read up on the two. Both claim significantly diminished rehabilitation time. I decided to go with the Wickenburg hospital as it was 15 minutes from my home, and it is a small hospital with a very good local reputation. The surgery took two hours. Protocol is for TKR patients to spend one night in the hospital. As soon as I was able they had me pushing my walker up and down the hall. I obviously had no pain because of the nerve block and opiates. I was up and down several times that day with the nursing staff cheering me on calling me a “rock star.” Actually, I think they were cheering my naked butt showing through the hospital gown! My nerve block wore off about 4 am and woke me up. I asked for a pain pill. After breakfast I was pushing the walker again. I went home at noon. My pain was manageable without additional meds. I did take an oxy before bed. I took no additional pain medications for the duration except for Tylenol. I used a circulating ice water pad off and on constantly. Since I was not on opiates and stable on my feet, I ditched the walker three days after surgery and started using my titanium trecking poles which I tossed aside a week out. I started sitting on my bike trainer two days after surgery rocking back and forth. I wasn’t able to make a complete revolution until about a week out. After that II rode it about 25 minutes a day and walked a quarter to half mile. With the help of PT I was walking two miles a day about 12 days after surgery and back on the road riding my bicycle at a few days later. Within three weeks I was riding up to 12 miles of biking or walking up to three miles every day besides doing my exercises twice a day. That third weed I also put on my hiking boots and went to a local park where I did circuits of steps, curbs, ditches, washes and rip rap. I was dismissed from PT a day short of five weeks and released by the doctor at six weeks. Both my PT and doctor said my recovery was ahead of the curve but not completely unique. Every person is different. At seven and a half weeks I took a hike to an alpine lake in Colorado. The trail was rocky with significant short inclines and declines. I felt absolutely no pain in the knee. I could tell that I still have some work to do on my quad muscle. My suggestion for anyone considering TKR is to find a doctor using the robotic system. Get off the pain killers as soon as possible, get your head in the game and make rehab your full time job.
Thunder Mountain 09/06/20 08:31pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Food - Utah Mighty Five Loop

While doing the Mighty 5 in Utah over 24 days, we will be staying in - Mexican Hat - Page - Kanab - Virgin - Escalante - Torrey - Moab - Bluff Wife just asked about eating while doing the loop. We will love to here your insight into where we can get groceries and restaurant recommendations. Thanks!! Sorry to be late to comment... First, if you like your wine or hard stuff, be sure to take it with you. The state owned stores can be far and few in between. And the prices are strictly retail. The Cinnamon Buns at Thousand Lakes are delicious. Don't miss the Twin Rocks Café in Bluff if they are open. They are currently doing some remodeling. The homemade chicken soup and fry bread are do die for. They Navajo Taco is a real belt buster and oh so good. In Moab the Moab Diner is wonderful. I like to order the chicken fried steak with green chili instead of cream gravy. The breakfast burritos will make you skip lunch. It gets very crowded so do a late breakfast or early dinner. The brewery in Moab has good burgers and fried cod. Escalante had a nice coffee shop and deli last time we were there. I imagine there are good places to eat everywhere. Be sure to check Trip Advisor and Yelp. The reviews have been pretty much spot on for us.
Thunder Mountain 08/31/20 03:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: which receivers

The limitation with the Wally setup described above is that you can only watch what was recorded on the Wally associated with that TV. With the Hopper/Joey setup you can watch anything on any TV. What he said. We have a Hopper3 and wireless Joey in our bus.
Thunder Mountain 07/12/20 10:24am Technology Corner
RE: 100 days till snowbirding........ maybe not

Many said when hot weather gets here it will be gone too. I think that myth has been busted. It has been well over a hundred in Maricopa County, Arizona for most of the last 30 or so days and we have been setting records for COVID cases.
Thunder Mountain 07/12/20 10:17am Snowbirds
RE: Why are people not opening new campgrounds/RV parks?

It's real simple... The cost of "dirt" in places where you would want to stay.
Thunder Mountain 06/04/20 07:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbirding 2020/21

Oh no! What is going to happen to AZ without our Canadian friends next winter? Going to be kind of lonely. Hope things work out.
Thunder Mountain 05/14/20 06:49pm Snowbirds
RE: Do Ineed to adjust (lower) my hitch?

OP, Get the paper copy or download your WDH manual. Walk through the set up procedure. That will tell you if you have enough adjustment or need to get another "stinger" or drawbar with more drop for it. It's a new truck and a new trailer. Start over new with the WDH. It starts with the ball positioned relative to the trailer coupler per the manual. That is what the person at e-trailer said. Got to go to the storage lot and take a measurement.
Thunder Mountain 05/12/20 06:20pm Towing
RE: Do Ineed to adjust (lower) my hitch?

OP here... My original question was asked before I did any thinking and research. I obviously need to purchase a new shank. My current shank measures 9" drop. It still has about 2 1/2" of drop left. If I buy a 12" drop shank, that should get the trailer to about 2" above where I was with the old truck. I'm talking with e-trailer as I type this.
Thunder Mountain 05/12/20 04:08pm Towing
Do Ineed to adjust (lower) my hitch?

We sold our 2013 Keystone Outback and 2013 F150 Ecoboost and bought a 27' Outback and Dodge Ram 2500 truck. The measurement to the top of the receiver from the ground on the F150 was 18". The measurement from the ground to the top of the receiver on the new Dodge was 25 1/2". The weight distribution hitch has way to raise and lower the height of the ball. I can lower it a total of 2". Should I?
Thunder Mountain 05/12/20 01:57pm Towing
Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller???

Need to tow a trailer with electric brakes behind our 2016 Winnebago Journey. Ran across the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller on etrailer.com Called and talked with them and this seems almost too good to be true. But etrailer assured me it was as simple as Curt says it is. Price is a little more than a good brake controller and the required pigtail to plug into the Freightliner chassis. Comments please!
Thunder Mountain 03/02/20 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
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