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  1. Totally agree. But the important thing here you may be missing- please- for your own good- stay away from Camping World if at all possible!
  2. You might google up a little place by the name of Quartzsite.
  3. Sounds like a great solution. But...if you think you're going to get to LAX in a little over 2 hours , you're probably going to be late. I think international flights require you to be there 3 hrs. early. Monday-Friday 5:00am-10pm- stop and go all the way. Good luck!
  4. mikelynne- I'm sorry, I've wracked my brain and just can't recall the name of the place. I do remember that it's at the north end of Balboa Blvd.
  5. I don't know what you consider near, but if you take the 405 freeway from LAX into the San Fernando valley, go almost to the end of the 405, and on the left (west) side of the road is a big reservoir. Right next to this reservoir is a huge RV/boat storage place. I know they would have a spot for you; I kept my boat there for years. That's what they are- an RV storage place. You can go back south about 5 miles, and right off the 405 in Van Nuys is the Flyaway bus. There you can catch a bus to LAX for about ten bucks. Way better than having to drive to the airport. Now if there's no traffic, you can make the drive from LAX to the end of the 405 in about 20-25 minutes. But there's never no traffic. It could take anywhere from 1/2 hour to 2-3 hours to make that drive during rush hour; which is just about all day and night long anymore. Good luck to you!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Headlamp and continuity tester.
  9. It was April 1. Get it? I know it took me a minute...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Lots of good info here. I think I will stay away from I10 between TX and LA.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. I don't know much, but I can tell you- Lance is top-of-the-line.