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chindog

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    RVing, dogs, biking, motorcycling, ukulele

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  1. These are valid concerns. On my 42 gallon Barker, the original sewer hose is long gone, replaced by a Rhino hose with female ends on each side. The wheels have also been replaced. I've got a steel axle with pneumatic tires on both the front and back. The tires came from Northern Tool, which is about the only place I've found that sells a 6" pneumatic wheel with tire that can handle up to a 300# load at a reasonable price. And, when the pressure builds up in the Barker and slows the flow, I just unscrew the gauge cap and take it off until the tank gets close to full.
  2. We have the Barker 42 gallon tank. We are full timers, and spend a lot of time in COE parks where there aren't sewer hookups at each site. When staying 2 weeks at a time, the 42 gallon comes in quite handy to haul the grey water to the dump station. I carry it in the cargo bay, and even though it takes up a lot of space, we still have room for all our other stuff we need when full time traveling.
  3. I have my mail service with this company, MyRVMail. But, this is NOT Good Sam's mailing service, although the mailing service does give a discount to Good Sam members. I get a discount, too, but not through Good Sam. MyRVMail has the same discount program with Passport America. My drivers license and voting registration is in Crestview. My address is 5753 Hwy 85 N, with a box number on the end of it. Same as hundreds of other folks. That's where my mail is sent, and is the address on my license. However, for my voter registration, my address is listed as the county clerk's office address.
  4. I just made a reservation at a national forest, and for the first time encountered both an electricity fee and a reservation fee when booking on recreation.gov.
  5. Check the water levels in your batteries every month regardless of use.
  6. I don't believe I've ever seen that on recreation.gov. I have on reserveamerica.com, though. With the recent change on recreation.gov, I wonder if this is a new thing? Which park were you looking at where you saw the separate electric and water charges? (COE, National Forest, etc.?)
  7. Overall, it's a pretty nice park. The sites are gravel, and we had a little trouble leveling because the jacks sunk down about 4", but we did get level. The road to the park is like a washboard, but once you get into the park, the gravel roads are OK. We were on an end site, and had a fairly large grassy patio and a small tree, with a sunflower garden toward the rear. We would definitely go back. And, we got a 15% discount with our Escapees membership card.
  8. My renewal date and first auto payment was a couple of days ago. No problems here.
  9. There is no rule that restricts pets to service animals only at the RV show. From the RV show website: Pets - Mild-tempered dogs are welcome on a leash. Please clean up after your pets. We went today, and I was shocked to see someone there with a CAT on a leash! I mean, come on now! The rules clearly say mild tempered dogs are welcome!
  10. For you guys with the 7730's that are having issues, it could be that the battery is going bad. I was having some problems with mine, and when I took the battery out, I could see it was slightly bulged out. I got a new battery, and the problems went away. The Verizon stores didn't have the batteries, but I found them at Walmart.com.
  11. I've had the snap pads on my class A for a couple of years. I really love them. I don't regret the purchase, and would do it again if I ever get another coach.
  12. We have had Dish for a couple of years, and really like the local channels option. When the weather turns bad, or even if we just want to know what the local forecast is going to be, the best place to find out is the local network newscasts. We are full timers, and have a Dish Outdoors account. When I need to change our local stations, I just use the Dish app on my phone. I don't have to chat, or tell anyone where I am. The app uses the GPS function on my phone and changes the locals to where I am.
  13. I went to WalMart and bought an extra large bbq grill cover. I put some grommets around the bottom and use a rope threaded through the grommets to snug it up. We've been using it about a year now, and it's held up fairly well. About two feet of one of the seams did come apart a while back, but that was a quick fix on the wife's sewing machine.
  14. "The Billing Address counts as t sets the sales tax for that address." I've found it's the service address that determines the sales tax. We are full timers, and over the past few months have been in several states. I called DISH to ask about the various sales taxes being charged, when there should be none as our billing address is Florida where no sales tax is charged. The account rep didn't know, and put me on hold while he checked with someone. He came back on the phone and told me it is the service address that determines the tax rate. During the times that I was charged a sales tax, my service addresses were mostly in the state where the tax was assessed for most or all of the billing period.
  15. chindog

    spam?

    They make half size cans of Spam now. Perfect for making sandwiches for 2 people.
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