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RE: Loss of Credit Cards and other Important Items

If you want the security of another credit card while you're waiting for replacement cards, use either another credit card or bank cash withdrawal to purchase a VISA or MasterCard gift card in whatever amount works for your interim needs. Thanks for the suggestion, Dutch. I still have the one Visa card that I saved. It will work after several try's. :) likely a bad chip or magnetic strip. i've had good results by rubbing the magnetic strip on my jeans before inserting the card into the reader. me? i'd get a replacement card. one day it may save your bacon.
rk911 03/03/21 06:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cost to repair or replace half a windshield?

well I see we have a $2000 deductible so it'll likely be coming out of my lunch money $2000 deductible on collision or comprehensive? glass is typically comprehensive, don't assume...ask your insurance agent.
rk911 03/03/21 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost to repair or replace half a windshield?

We caught a stone into the right half or our windshield on our '97 Georgie Boy Swinger, the type with a curved, sloped left half and a right half. It formed a crack that has traveled 15 inches. Is there a windshield repair that can be done at this point, or just bite the bullet and get a replacement? I can't even imagine it is still available, although I've seen this style of sloped, curved windshield on dozens of different makes and models. It's gotta be expensive to replace, right? file a claim with your auto insurance carrier. over the years we've had three windhsields replaced on two different motor homes with no out-of-pocket cost to us.
rk911 03/03/21 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Soresto Collar Danger

Maggie the Wonder Beagle has been wearing the Seresto flea collars for nearly 6-years with zero ill effects. everything...literally everything we do in life carries risk. I will monitor this story but in the interim we will continue to use Seresto collars.
rk911 03/03/21 11:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

Hello again Well I purchased the app Dish for my RV and it seems to work well, I can see 6 satellites 3 for the east and 3 for the west if I am correct. Will see how it does in the future JimR it'll work just fine...no worries.
rk911 03/02/21 06:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Loss of Credit Cards and other Important Items

Need zippers on my pocket. The key fob to the Ford apparently fell out while sitting? somewhere... had the same problem/concern years ago so i've been using one of these to keep my keys with me. there are two types...one that slips over the belt and one in which the belt slips theough the clip. i use the latter type. https://i.imgur.com/Lv0TmBbl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/Lv0TmBbl.jpg
rk911 03/01/21 06:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Loss of Credit Cards and other Important Items

i keep my cards in my wallet which stays in my pants pocket and remains in my hand when i take out a card for use. i had my wallet stolen 30+ years ago and it was a pain replacimg all those cards. there was a funny ending to that story. about a week after the theft of my wallet i received a notice to come to the post office to pick up a package. that package turned out to be the contents of my wallet minus the cash. i didn't get the wallet back either.
rk911 03/01/21 02:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Buying RV from a far away dealer

those dealers can't turn you away but neither do they have to put you ahead of their customers. my advice: buy locally or keep looking
rk911 02/25/21 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

Thank You rk911 that looks good. I see you have Verizon I have AT&T but assume that will make no difference. At 4.99 it is not bad I have spent more than that on Coffee. JimR other than not having service at your campsite choice of cellular provider makes no difference.
rk911 02/23/21 09:37am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

I have a Dish Tailgater and I am trying to find an app to enable my iPhone to locate the satellites so I know where to find a clear path. Any suggestion for a free app that will do this? Thanks the Dish For My RV app uses your phone's camera to show where the Dish birds are. we use it all the time. On the Dish for my RV does will that give you a look at the sky and see the Sats and obstructions? Thank You JimR yes. activate the app, point the phone towards the south/southwest and look at the screen. you'll see what the camera sees and the app will show you where the sats are. this is what it looks like. i just took this from inside our house. https://i.imgur.com/B6l5UThl.jpg
rk911 02/22/21 08:25pm Technology Corner
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

consult an atty before you do anything else. also check for townor county ordinances.
rk911 02/21/21 10:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite Finder app for IPhone

I have a Dish Tailgater and I am trying to find an app to enable my iPhone to locate the satellites so I know where to find a clear path. Any suggestion for a free app that will do this? Thanks the Dish For My RV app uses your phone's camera to show where the Dish birds are. we use it all the time.
rk911 02/21/21 07:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Gas Credit Cards

our preference for fuel stops in the MH is Flying J so we have their Pilot/Fkying J RV Plus Card charge card. we have a Pilot near our home so we tend to gas the cars there. the card gets us a $0.05 p/g discount. otherwise we just use our Discover card. we stopped carrying gas CCs decades ago.
rk911 02/19/21 11:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Mad Dash for Drinking Water

I try to be proactive and keep about 3 extra gallons of drinking water ready at all times. Stores here in Amarillo have run out of water gallons(at least, the ones I visit, including Walmart. It's like a repeat of early last year when folks were grabbing up water and TP, although I think TP is still available. I managed to find 2 gallons of distilled water at WM today. I don't like using distilled water since I've read it can leach minerals out of the body over time. I don't think 2 gallons will hurt, though, since I take supplemental vitamins that contain minerals. Burst water pipes have been happening here in TX, thus the dash for bottled water. Fortunately there's a warmup coming in next day or so. :) this is another reason why we keep the fresh water tank full or nearly so even when staying in one place for any length of time. ya just never know...
rk911 02/18/21 01:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Thor taking Tiffin ???

you read it right. thor is buying tiffin. https://camperreport.com/thor-buys-tiffin-motorhomes/
rk911 02/17/21 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Signs of Cognitive Decline

many years ago while he was still working my best buddy came home from work and changed out of his uniform (LEO). later he was going to run an errand to the grocery store but couldn't find his car keys. he said he looked everywhere for them but no joy so he ran the errand using his wife's keys. returning home he was putting away the groceries when he found his keys...in the refrigerator!
rk911 02/11/21 01:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

along the lines of where to furl...most of the Flying J truckstops have two separate long fuel lanes set aside for RVs. each lane usually has gas and diesel. get the Pilot/Flying J app to make it easier.
rk911 02/08/21 01:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

thanks rk911 as far as we know it is road worthy. he drove it to kingman every summer and down to yuma in winter. it does have new tires. he had the engine maintained. we can have someone check the fluid levels before starting off... it is good advice. thanks for the good luck... think we are going to need it! you'll be fine. i take it this will be your first time driving a MH? my advice is to deal with the climb east of Albuquerque and avoid Dallas/FW. will you be staying in the MH during the trip? have you any experience with living in a MH?
rk911 02/08/21 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking system required?

Would a dingy that weighs 2600lbs. need a supplemental braking system for Class A towing, with a 5000lb. rating. I know it would be safer, but is there a minimum weight that is acceptable? Thanks something to check before you decide. the brakes on your MH may be engineered for the gross vehicle weight rating of the MH only. check with the chassis mfg. if the MH is close to its GVWR (which it probably is) then I would absolutely add an aux braking system. Me? I'd add it anyway cuz you never know when that next panic stop is gonna happen.
rk911 02/08/21 11:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

if you want to avoid steep climbs then i'd recommend: I-8 east to I-10 east I-10 east to I-20 north I-20 north to I-30 north at Dallas/Ft. Worth I-30 north to I-40 north at Little Rock I-40 north to I-55 north at Memphis this will avoid major climbs but you'll have some cities to deal with the worst (IMO) is Dallas/Ft. Worth. If you want to avoid DFW then take I-10 east to NM SR26 at Deming. Follow that to I-25 at Hatch and then follow I-25 north to Albuquerque where you'll pick up I-40 east. there will be one decent climb on I-40 a few miles east of I-25 but after that it's basically all gradual downhill to Illinois. at Oklahoma City you'll want I-44 east. I-44 is a tollway between OK City and Tulsa and again between Tulsa and the MO state line. if you want to avoid the tolls then stay on I-40 at OK City to I-55 at Memphis. the advice to be sure that the MH is road worthy is excellent and should not be discounted. me? my main concerns would be the tires, brakes, shocks...basically the suspension system. also fluids...oil, grease. other than freak spring storms your weather should be fine. good luck.
rk911 02/08/21 11:39am Roads and Routes
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