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 on: August 15, 2017, 05:56:21 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by BlueBlaze
We had DirectTV for years, but when the bills started pushing $200, we finally unplugged.  Turns out we could get all the cable channels we care about over the internet with "DirectTV Now" for $40/month.  We added an antenna in the attic for the locals -- and picked up about a dozen oldies channels we never knew existed.  We use an Amazon Firestick in all the TV's, which got rid of all the satellite boxes and wiring.  And we added an over-the-air DVR that rebroadcasts over wifi to the firesticks, so we even get live antenna TV anywhere in the house without any wires.  The total conversion cost about $1000, which paid back in less than six months.

We tried taking a Firestick on the road with us last time out, but discovered that the free WIFI at the RV park didn't have the bandwidth.  It worked fine with one of our cellphones set up as a hotspot, though.  For the savings on our TV bill, we could upgrade our cell phone service to unlimited and still come out ahead, but even that weekend's TV watching didn't bust our limit that month.  For part-timers like us, it might not be worth it.

Instead of spending the bucks for a satellite antenna, you might look into the cellphone hotspot/firestick idea, unless you typically camp where there's no cellphone service. 

 on: August 15, 2017, 11:16:20 am 
Started by Thomas4854 - Last post by jatrax
Congratulations!  Hope you enjoy for many years.

Take your time before rushing home and check everything to make sure it works.  Phoenix does a great job but if something is a bit off it is much easier to have them fix it now rather than have some shop at home look at it.  Make a list and stop back and have them go over it. 

 on: August 15, 2017, 10:56:45 am 
Started by hutch42 - Last post by hutch42
I sent a note to the Ford VSO Option Development Dept.  They do a lot of different things.  One is the re-rating
of chassis for large fleet owners.  Just asked if there was any thought about increasing GVWR on the Transit.

The response was interesting.  see attached.  At least they are thinking about it.

 on: August 14, 2017, 08:34:18 pm 
Started by Thomas4854 - Last post by HenryJ
Congragulations. May the excitement and enjoyment of going places and never having to pack and unpack luggage remain fun.
Hope we see ya out there too. Regards Patricia and Jim

 on: August 14, 2017, 08:07:53 pm 
Started by Thomas4854 - Last post by Thomas4854
Picked up our 2552 today. Exhausted but loving it. Hoping to head home (unless back to Phoenix) in the morning.  Heart Shower

 on: August 14, 2017, 07:56:38 pm 
Started by HenryJ - Last post by donc13
I've never had an issue contacting Kermit via email

Make sure you have his email address correct, I will send it to you via PM.

 on: August 14, 2017, 07:45:11 pm 
Started by HenryJ - Last post by swiftboot
Hi Jim, I am located about 60 miles north of Tampa, I dont have any experience in your planned project but would be happy to assist you.   If interested, send me PM.


 on: August 14, 2017, 04:14:57 pm 
Started by dickreid1 - Last post by catsaplenty
I have used the Fairway inn.  Perhaps not as nice to look at as some but the animals were welcome and everyone I have dealt with there are really nice.  On their web site they have a coupon you can print out to get the room even cheaper - always a winner with me!

 on: August 14, 2017, 04:02:20 pm 
Started by HenryJ - Last post by HenryJ
Hello Ron, have not had any word from them in a couple of weeks now. The new toilet did arrive. I touched the back of it and
made a cut on my finger that had rough trip... looks like made in Mexico but says hecho en USA.  Maybe the box is made in foreign land
Hopefully there is some instructions . then to figure how to lift the unit up and line up with bolts in floor so it can be in place. I suspect this will be a never again project.  It did arrive with the rubber seal and bolts at least they are stuck to the box.
One more adventure. And the engine is not even warming up.

 on: August 14, 2017, 08:41:47 am 
Started by ron-n-toni - Last post by ron-n-toni
The 2552 extended (I call it the 2552X) is 28'4". Everything is the same as the "normal" 2552 except the center. The beds are 6 inches longer and overhead cabinets also longer. We are located in the northeast corner of PA in New Milford. We are in the Endless Mountains (really just hills) and have a maple syrup business.

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