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  1. Yup. And that's about all they're good for. Would never, ever take my RV to a Camping World, let alone buy one there.
  2. Yeah, but they're probably both using the same subcontractors, especially in rural areas. I don't know if that makes any difference or not.
  3. Headlamp and continuity tester.
  4. It was April 1. Get it? I know it took me a minute...
  5. I guess maybe I'm just not understanding why a more expensive dish is going to make a difference. There's no reason any dish- one for DirecTV anyway- should not work. If you shop around, you can find those auto ones for around $500.00. We have the Genie at home, but just take the bedroom receiver with us when we camp. I have a portable dish that I manually sight in to the satellite; I've been doing it so long it takes me about 3 minutes to find the satellite. Again, I see no reason an inexpensive- relatively speaking- auto dish won't work.
  6. I don't know anything about what you are asking, but your time line to retirement is so close to mine that I thought I had put that up there.
  7. Lots of good info here. I think I will stay away from I10 between TX and LA.
  8. With all that above being said, when it comes down to money, I imagine there's a big price difference between the two. Find what you can afford, and you'll be happy.
  9. I see no one has warned you yet, so I guess it's up to me. STAY AWAY FROM CAMPING WORLD! Worst prices, worst service ever in the history of RVs, uneducated salesman, etc. etc. They may be okay for accessories in their store, but nothing else. And don't ever order parts online or in their store. Once they make the sale, you're pretty much on your own. There are lots and lots of good dealers out there; take your time, and look around til you find the right floorplan. It's fun to look around on the internet, but like you say, it's different in person.
  10. I don't know much, but I can tell you- Lance is top-of-the-line.
  11. Not even in the same barnyard as the Hondas. You'll get lots of opinions, but it boils down to this- Honda is the quietest, Yamaha is close. Honda has the RV receptacle, I don't know about the rest. Hondas run better than the others, and last forever. There's a Honda dealer around just about every corner of this country. Myself, I don't think that's a bad price for used. But buying anything off of Craig's list would make me nervous.
  12. From SLC south, unless it is actually snowing while you're driving, they keep the roads in pretty good shape. I've even driven it back in the day in a big boat of a car pulling a huge rental trailer- during a blizzard. BUT- do be aware of black ice on the overpasses, which being from Montana I'm sure you know about. As the previous poster said, from Cedar City south, you're pretty much out of it; again, it can get nasty all the way to St. George if it's snowing while you're driving.
  13. There are numerous "needs and have-to-have" lists and checklists for RVs all over the internet. If you don't find one here, check the "search" function at the Forest River Forums sight. I know there's quite a few lists there.
  14. You can call DirecTV and they will send you a dish and tripod. I can't remember exactly, but I think I got mine for free. Then you have to learn how to use it...