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RE: Highway 191 north of Morenci towing trailers

I did it years ago North bound in a 25' Class C. Slow but great scenic drive. I would not do it South bound in an RV or either direction towing. An alternative I have used is AZ/NM-78(Three Way, AZ) to US-180. Still lots of twists and turns but I don't think the grades are as steep.
trailertraveler 08/02/21 12:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

Now I just need to figure out my fuel stops... Will look for places large enough to get a 41'/13'5" tall fiver into for diesel...We have traveled US-113/13/17 from DE to Florida every year for the past 15 years. The roads have improved with many new stretches of 4 lane bypass around congested areas. I-240/US-17 is now complete around Wilmington, NC. Depending on where in Myrtle Beach you are going, SC-31 will help avoid a lot of the stop and go and has several exits to take you back to US-17. We do try to avoid travelling on the weekends. As mentioned, there are Royal Farms stations before the CBBT that either have truck lanes or diesel on the outside pumps. There is a station (Speedway I think) on US-17 just North of New Bern, NC on the righthand side of the road that has truck lanes. Further South there are Shell and Circle K stations that have easy access for long rigs.
trailertraveler 08/01/21 07:40am Roads and Routes
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

How were you notified by Directv? ..letter, email, on screen msg? I have not received a thing, and if going to happen, would like to start making plans for fall RVing with Directv or Dish.. I got an email. We’re writing with exciting news and an urgent reminder. We are in the process of moving from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) programming. For the past few months, we’ve been working on service improvements that will: • Deliver HD programming to you, at no additional charge, and • Provide better HD signal strength during inclement weather As such, some channels will no longer be available on DIRECTV® SD receivers. Please be advised the channels below will be the first to be removed from viewing on your outdated equipment on July 13, 2021. • Channel 214 MAVTV • Channel 233 Game Show Network • Channel 305 ION • Channel 328 TV ONE • Channel 339 Fuse • Channel 345 RFD TV • Channel 361 AccuWeather • Channel 372 Trinity Broadcasting Network If you want to view these channels, you need to replace your SD receiver(s) with more advanced equipment. By updating your outdated equipment now, you’ll avoid complete service interruption when DIRECTV stops providing SD programming in the near future and benefit from our work to provide the best entertainment experience. Please call 877.777.9080 as soon as possible to arrange your upgrade at no additional cost to you*. We’ll take care of the details – including equipment and standard professional installation, if needed – at no additional cost or commitment. You’ll sit back and enjoy the results. If you’d rather not upgrade now, you can continue to use your current DIRECTV standard definition equipment but as noted above, some channels will not be available as of July 13, 2021.
trailertraveler 06/16/21 05:28am Technology Corner
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

We use a King dome and it has performed well, even RVing among towering ponderosa pines it locks in signal.This surprises me as the manual dish even using the cell phone apps his difficult to get setup with many trees around. That is why I was concerned about the spread of the Dish satellites versus the Direct ones. One of our favorite places to camp is the Rio Grande River Gorge in the Del Norte National Monument. Every turn of the river seems to dictate where you can get a shot at the satellites even when only looking for one.
trailertraveler 06/14/21 06:44pm Technology Corner
RE: End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

DTV has been talking about this for years. I would not do anything until something changes. You can update your system at that time in a matter of days. Don't sweat it until there is to actually deal with.The time appears to be now. The email that I got offering the free equipment upgrade listed the first batch of channels that will go away effective on a specific date in July. We will be on a 3-4 month trip and I do not want to try to deal with equipment replacement on the road.
trailertraveler 06/14/21 06:33pm Technology Corner
End of Direct TV SD should I switch to Dish?

Finally got a notice from Direct TV that they will start systematically ending their SD service in July 2021. I am not necessarily looking for all the bells and whistles of multichannel viewing, recording or using more than one TV at a time. I have a wireless repeater that can send the TV signal to the bedroom TV. We currently have the DNS feeds from LA and NYC. Reviewing the program packages, it appears that the Dish On the Go Channel lineup can include ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox out of Denver. Is this accurate? Direct TV says they will replace my receiver for free. They were not sure about the antenna. I currently have a portable SD dish (one LNB) which is usually not that hard to setup. How much harder is it to setup the 3 LNB slimline dish? It does not appear that any of the portable automatic antennas work with Direct TV HD. In my research, it seems that Direct uses satellites at 99, 101 and 103. The Dish western arch is 110, 119, 129 and the eastern arch is 61.5, 72.7, 77. In the 17 years that we have had Direct SD, the 101 Satellite has been relatively easy to lock onto just about anywhere we have been from Montana to the mid-Atlantic states. It is high enough in the sky that the dish does not have to be all that far away from even pretty tall obstructions. Looking at the Dish satellite locations the 119 and 129 look to be pretty low on the horizon and the western arc and eastern arc satellites are spread over a much wider degree range than the Direct satellites. The Tailgator and Playmaker can use the Dish 61.5 satellite in place of the 129, but this greatly increases the spread of the satellites being used. The Pathway X2 can use the Dish eastern arch satellites which seem to be higher in the sky and less spread out. If the automatic dish can not acquire all the satellites. Can channels on the satellites it can acquire be watched? Any experience on how much if any switching from Direct to Dish affects being able to actually get a satellite signal without always being in a wide open lot or the desert would be greatly appreciated. Also, the automatic dishes all seem to recommend no more than 50' of coax. In some cases with the SD dish we have used up to 300' and still gotten good reception. Any experience/comments on what the real world limit on coax length for the automatic dishes is? What receiver and what antenna are you using? Thanks for any and all comments.
trailertraveler 06/14/21 06:44am Technology Corner
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

USCampgrounds.info....Maps free or low cost publicly owned campgrounds with lots of info...A nice feature of this website is that the locations can be downloaded to a GPS and other mapping programs and devices.
trailertraveler 03/26/21 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Distant Drums in Camp Verde

If you have not visited them before check out Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Cathedral Rock. If in Jerome, check out the Haunted Hamburger.
trailertraveler 03/19/21 08:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

We have stayed at a number of free and low cost city and county parks and fairgrounds. Most have been in the midwestern states of Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. In Nebraska, for example, there are a number of them along US-20. In addition to parks, some states allow dry camping at State Fishing Lakes and Wildlife Management Areas. The two best sources I have found are Free Campsites and the Ultimate Public Campgrounds Project.
trailertraveler 03/19/21 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling from Bryce Canyon to Moab

If you do not want to take the UT-12 scenic byway, which has a lot see and is worth exploring without the RV, take US-89 North to Kingston. Take UT-62 to Koosharem and turn right on Browns Lane to UT-24 East. UT-24 will take you to I-70 just North of Moab. This will take you past/through Capitol Reef National Park and past Goblin Valley State Park; both of which are worth seeing.
trailertraveler 03/15/21 08:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Delaware Family Campground

If you are talking about the Delaware River Family Campground in Columbia, NJ; we have stayed there, but not for a few years. They had a boat ramp that was free for campers. I never tubed, but launched my cartop boat with motor there many times. I seem to recall other campers launching upstream and taking their rafts/tubes out at the campground.
trailertraveler 03/15/21 07:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: best non interstate route from Cottonwood to Albuquerque

We have taken both the AZ-260/87 route to Winslow and the AZ-260/US-60 route to Socorro. Pie Town and the Very Large Array on US-60 have already been mentioned. Homolovi Ruins State Park which has a nice campground is near Winslow where you can stand on the corner. Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park are not far from the Arizona/New Mexico border. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area,and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S.
trailertraveler 10/29/20 08:44am Roads and Routes
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