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About wtmtnhiker

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  • Birthday 01/14/1953

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    Hiking and Backpacking, bluegrass music, Rving

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  1. Dish set up issue

    Thanks to all who replied. The problem was that I connected the cable to the LNB In terminal instead of either Terminal #1 or #2 on the other side of the LNB. I got spoiled by the Tailgator and haven't used this 500 Dish in about 3 years. I had it broken down into several pieces and all went well until I thought I remembered where that cable goes. Oh well, I just got my medicare card last month and I think it did something to my mind! All is well in geezer land now though. I guess doing something dumb will trigger an error message!!
  2. I'm trying to get my satellite receiver set up after it has been sitting a few months. I aimed the antenna and did a check switch. It is now stuck with an error message which states " Please wait while your network table is updated". Anyone know what this is? The receiver is a Dish VIP 211K and it is a Dish 500 antenna dual LNB. I was using a tailgator with it but I don't have that anymore. I have allot of experience setting this antenna up aiming etc with my VIP 722K so I think I'm good with the aiming. Not sure that the 211K is compatible with the Dish 500 antenna but I think it is since the receiver works with my old roof mounted King Dome single satellite receiver from 2005. Trouble with that is it will only get one satellite at a time.
  3. Does anyone know open campgrounds on east coast

    One other thing you might want to try is to go to the following link and click on the state that you think you want to stop in. Then at the top of the page click on the state map link. The next page will have a menu on the right where you can select "open all year". I would call ahead though to make sure the info is correct. Allstays
  4. Does anyone know open campgrounds on east coast

    Western Village RV Park Tri State RV Park This one is not as bad as some the reviews state IMO Black Bear Campground
  5. Rough Lives PBS artcle

    Kirk, you have pretty much summed up my thoughts.
  6. Rough Lives PBS artcle

    Will be interesting to hear what other members think of this. PBS article
  7. Posting Count Changed

    Yes I had a couple of hundred but now down to 39
  8. I use Lastpass to generate and store my passwords. They are usually long and complicated and different for each and every site. I use 2 step verification on everything that's important like, bank accts, email, amazon, Lastpass etc.The only password that has to be one I remember is for the Lastpass. I change my passwords often which is easy to do with Lastpass maybe 3 to 4 times a year. Works well and I've been using it for 2 to 3 years now. There are other programs out there too like Keepass and others.
  9. I have the Tailgator for about 5 years and it's been great for me, no problems or issues. Been from NH to Texas and back with it among other places.
  10. Short bed vs long bed pickup for towing

    I towed a 37' Cameo for a few years with a short bed truck that required a sliding hitch. I hated it. Because of the plate that goes on the trailer I had to be within 12 degrees of straight ahead to hook up or unhook making getting into tighter spots a pain or not possible. Because it was an auto slider the turning radius would change slightly as the hitch slid back and forth in the bed. Later on I traded for a long bed truck with a standard 5th wheel hitch and I liked it much better. If you can get away with not using a sliding hitch perhaps the short bed would be ok.
  11. Hi all, My wife and I are now hosting at Lake James State Park in Nebo, NC. We'll be leaving at the end of April and the host that was scheduled for May has backed out. This is a one month commitment in a beautiful state park on a huge lake. We are near great hiking,fishing,biking, shopping and restaurants. The staff here is friendly and helpful and treats the hosts very well. This is our 2nd tour here and we'll be returning next year. PM me for more details and contact info. You can also go to the Lake James State Park web page
  12. This site lists sites for sale and rent, I'm sure there are others. Also on craigslist go to the state and area and select parking and storage and put RV in the search box, do the same thing in real estate for sale. You might be surprised at what you come up with. http://www.rvproperty.com/
  13. 50 amp shore cord and trailer connection fried

    Similar thing happened to me and it was a loose connection at the terminal on the RV end of the 50 amp cord. I bought a new socket and cut back the cable enough to eliminate the burned and charred wires. I was able to clean and reuse my trailer receptacle but it looks like you'll need to replace yours.
  14. Dish Antenna

    I agree, I have had a tailgater for a few years now and there have been many places i would not have had reception if it were mounted on the roof due to obstructions especially here in the Northeast. I keep 100' of cable on a cord reel so i can move the dish almost anywhere. wasn't such an issue out west.
  15. Truck is 2013 Silverado 3500 HD crew cab dually with Duramax Diesel and Alison 6 speed trans. This truck is a great tower that we used to tow our 5th wheel to Texas and back to New Hampshire twice. Truck has less than 16k miles and has a couple of years left on the factory warranty. It has never been driven in winter, It is stored in my heated garage from Oct to May. Any time it has spent parked outside it has been covered. This is a high end truck that's hard to find and is literally like new. It is loaded with options such as: Electronically adjustable pedals, Six way adjustable heated and air conditioned seats for both driver and passenger, great six speaker Bose stereo, LTZ trim package, leather seats, driver’s memory seat rear window and side mirror defoggers, Cruise, Navigation, Satellite radio, Onstar with sat phone, Alloy wheels, Factory bed liner, Factory running boards, factory exhaust brake, rear view camera, much more. Still under factory warranty. Will include the 16k Pullrite hitch with super rail system. This hitch easily disassembles for removal giving you a perfectly flat bed for cargo. Truck still covered under factory warranty. Today this truck would list for about 76k new asking 51,000. I have many photos available upon request. bgbassman@gmail.com