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  1. Plan on buying your drinking water in jugs or getting a reverse osmosis water system for the RV (if you don't already have one). San Angelo has some of the worst-tasting water on the planet. Rob
  2. The new "copays" for Tricare For Life for prescriptions through Express Scripts are $7 for a 90-day supply delivered to your home or Escapees mail basket. That's $28/year per medication. How much would you expect to spend on premiums for a part D plan?... Rob
  3. X3^^. And remember not to confuse signal strength with bandwidth. Just because you can boost a campground or park signal doesn't mean their connection will have the bandwidth to stream video (our experience has been somewhere between the 10% and 30% cited above). We have an unlimted 4G data plan and a good hotspot. We do all of our streaming with that setup. Check out the resource provided above and read, read, read. Rob
  4. Dish network has two satellite groupings (eastern and western arcs). HD local channels are on different arcs depending on where you are in the country. I believe the Trav'ler is a single-arc antenna - the LNBs may be able to be switched out between east and west, but I'm not sure. Here's a good article on the topic: Article Rob
  5. I had a high end Davis Instruments system at the stix 'n brix for years. It was internet connected and fed data to Weather Underground and the NWS when it was in service. When we settle down again, I think this is the unit I'm going for - still Davis Instruments but simpler and less expensive... plus, I still have two extra consoles that will work with it. Vantage Vue Rob
  6. You must be on a mighty fine tower, there, Dutch! Rob
  7. We are on this plan. There have been months where we've used WAY more than 20GB (streaming HD video) and there has never been any throttling. Rob
  8. Were you in the driver's seat for the weights? Just askin'... Rob
  9. If you plan to sell the trailer with the land in five years, I wouldn't worry about mobility. In my youth I lived in a couple of better-quality mobile homes and what Randy says is true - much more livable. They're better insulated against the heat and cold and are much more spacious. Rob
  10. We have four bars right now (Las Cruces, NM). It's been as low as two out in the boonies and as high as five when there was a good tower nearby. Rob
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    The Ranch

    We had large, wet slowflakes falling pretty heavily this morning in Las Cruces, too - though none of it stuck in town (3,900 - 4,000 ft. depending on where you are in town). The Organ Mountains are white... when the clouds lift enough for the mountains to be seen. Rob
  12. Second Chance

    The Ranch

    As Linda said, it would be nice to hear from someone at The Ranch, but The Ranch is 41 miles SSW of Hagerman as the crow flies, so a tornado in Hagerman would not have affected The Ranch. There were, however, winds exceeding 50 MPH which can do lots of damage, too. (We're currently in Las Cruces and enjoyed those winds for two days...) Rob
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