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  1. Our route when we visited Yosemite had us moving north on 395 on the east side of the Park. We camped at Mono Vista RV Park in Lee Vining. It was a long drive across the Park and into the Valley, but we also used it as a base to explore Mono Lake and Mammoth. The campground was fine for our then 40 foot motor home.
  2. From our visit in 2013. http://boonedocksllc.blogspot.com/2013/04/we-walked-crater-of-atomic-bomb-blast.html
  3. Have seen a Spacecraft bunkhouse on a space at Main Street Station's RV Park.
  4. We happened upon this place 30 miles from the west gate into Yellowstone. It is a fly fishing camp right on the Madison River if you are into fishing too. https://www.slideinn.com/
  5. Our toad has been sold. Thanks to all who checked in on the ad! And thanks to the Forum for giving us the opportunity to post ads!
  6. Someone asked about flying in to see the toad. If you are in the east, I would suggest Allegiant Air into Sanford, Florida (SFB). They will be the cheapest and easiest. Allegiant doesn't fly to Sanford from the west, so Frontier into Orlando (MCO) is likely your cheapest alternative from the west.
  7. We sold our motor home and now we are selling our Toad. It comes with baseplate, towbar, Air Force One braking system, rooftop cargo carrier, trailer hitch, bike rack and other towing goodies. The car is in Titusville, Florida. The price for the whole package is $6,000. See our Craigslist ad for more details and lots of pictures. http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/rvs/5413767709.html
  8. Yes, when I asked about scissor jacks between the wheels I was meaning X-Chocks
  9. Our next RV is likely to be a trailer of some sort. We recently found out that there are add-on stabilizers that run from the frame to the jack stand feet such as the ones from this company, http://www.lci1.com/jt-strong-arm. We hope some of you can relate your experience with this kind of stabilizers. Do they work as advertised? How many are needed per trailer? Every corner? Are scissor jacks still necessary between the wheels? Are there better brands? Thanks for any and all info!
  10. You might want to consider a global fund such that the investments are spread over many economies.
  11. As long as the companies you invest in are growing and their results are improving then they will be creating wealth for their stockholders. You will need to make your assessment about whether the underlying economies of the countries where your investments operate will provide the opportunities for this growth.
  12. I did not say I was disappointed -- quite the contrary. I think the Company was more than fair to us early adopters. Was simply noting that with today's product offerings and open wifi realities there is for me and there possibly are for others cheaper and perhaps better value-for-money propositions.
  13. I bought my WFR back in 2011. I thought there would be more open wifis than there proved to be, but I was very happy with its wifi as wan capability. But now that there are other wifi as wan devices such as surf on the go, I simply feel there are better value for money choices. The OP wanted to know what else might be out there and that was all I was trying to inform on. I liked my WFR when I had it. I now like my surf on the go. Sorry for trying to respond to the question.
  14. My WFR was connected to a Bullet, and yes it did find more signals than my laptop, but the CGs' were open or I had the password and the more distant ones I could capture were password protected, so effectively I was limited to the CG wifi and in many a case the Surf On The Go will work just fine (also reviewed on Jack's site).
  15. I found very few instances where my WFR got signal that my latop did not. I sold the WFR with the motor home and now have purchased a Surf On The Go that does wifi as wan and paid $99.
  16. Zoomed in on one pic to see that it was built out by Angola. I didn't see that otherwise in your info. Might want to add that if it isn't noted somewhere. Good luck with your sale.
  17. Have seen a lot of coverage this morning of this great accomplishment.
  18. We first saw Lance travel trailers at last year's Tampa RV Supershow. We came away very impressed with their materials, quality and features.
  19. And Smitty, after I looked at the spot beam maps a bit more, you will easily get San Diego SD local channels in Yuma, but you likely will be right at the limit of the HD spot beam and may or may not get San Diego locals in HD in Yuma.
  20. For 3 1/2 years we changed our Directv locals and planned our changes using the spot beam maps at this site: http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/184044-interactive-beam-footprint-library-update-10212015/ You need to have Google Earth installed on your device to open them. Our experience with a Travler was that you usually got signal out to about the yellow oval of each spot beam. And at times in fringe areas you might get some channels in SD when you couldn't in HD and vice versa. There is a lot of other great info on the dbstalk site like which channels in each market are on what satellite and transponder. We avoided the cost of of DNS and the changes were handled with 5 minute phone calls, but we did try to limit our changes. It helped that we were traveling in mainly north south loops each years rather than running east/west across the country. We didn't record many "network" shows so the DVR programming wasn't a big issue. Changing locals isn't for everyone, but within our budget we simply had other higher priorities for our limited funds. And I actually rather enjoyed learning more about the whole local markets/spot beam process and proving that one could make changing locals with Directv work. Over our tenure as full timers, several people contacted me for help with the changing locals process. I can still offer help as needed.
  21. You should easily get the San Diego spot beam in Yuma. I will post more on Directv spot beams when I am on my laptop.
  22. Betty's RV Park in Louisiana Cajun country. (Abbeville)
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