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    RVing, ATVing, Rock Hounding, Knaping

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  1. chiefneon

    Gps for hdt

    Howdy! I also have been using Co-Pilot for years as a fulltimer and would not buy another stand alone gps. I used my tablet towing the 5er and my smartphone in the car. They now appear to charge a yearly fee for the cost-pilot app but it appears to also excludes live traffic updates which you use to have to pay for. The RV app is only $29.99 a year. https://copilotgps.com/en-us/compare-features/#pricing ”Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  2. Howdy! Glen, we left our homebase in Livingston and came to Fredericksburg. We’re staying at Ladybird Johnson municipal RV park by the airport. We have AT&T phones and tablets, Sprint hotspot and Verizon hotspot all are unlimited data. AT&T seem to have the best speeds 30.6/24.8, Sprint 44.3/18.4 and Verizon 30.6/24.8. If you are looking for another unlimited data source FMCA has Sprint unlimited hotspots for $49.99 a month no contract. Sprint© Unlimited MIFI Plan No matter where you go, stay connected. Data limits on your cell or wireless plan? No problem! Connect to your Sprint-powered hot spot and share your journey. FMCA has teamed with Sprint to bring its members an outstanding benefit. Your benefit includes 3G-4G LTE as a truly unlimited monthly service. Access to the Sprint mobile hotspot plan is included in the FMCA Tech Connect+ benefit, package-priced at just $49.99 per month, with a one-time rental fee of $39.99 for the mobile hotspot device. Members must have at least 1 year of active membership remaining to take advantage of this Benefit Package. Plan Benefits The Sprint Mobile Hotspot will be the connecting factor that makes sharing your experiences on the road with others seamless. Take a piece of traditional home living with you without worrying about data cap limits. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  3. Howdy! I’ve been having problems with my VA hearing aids also. I had and appointment at the Houston VA hospital and I stopped by audiology Department. They gave me a box to mail them off to Denver, CO for repair. The right didn’t work at all and the left worked intermittently. A couple months later they returned my hearing aids. The right worked now but the left one not at all. I called the Houston audiology again and this time they said mail them to them. So today I get a call from the Houston VA audiologists and she says yes the left hearing aid is not working (no kidding). So she is going to send them both to the manufacturer and they will more than likely will replace both hearing aids. Know telling how long that will take. But at least they are doing something. Things must be improving with the Covid19 issue at least here at the Houston VA. I also got another call today from the eye clinic and they are going to schedule me for my eye surgery which was a priority that was canceled back in March do to the pandemic. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  4. Howdy! We’ve stayed at Oak Forest RV Resort in Austin. It has very long pull throughs that should accommodate you easily. https://www.robertsresorts.com/resorts-locations/texas/oak-forest/stay-with-us “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  5. Howdy! We’re fulltimer’s and I’ve never used the military campgrounds in our travels. The main reason is I carry firearms with us and figured it would be a problem entering with them. Can anyone advised as to using military campground with firearms I would appreciate it? ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
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    Howdy! We both retired at 55 and 46 sold the house and have been fulltiming for over thirteen years. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  7. Howdy! Good luck getting GS ERS to pay the bill. I had a breakdown on a trip to Alaska in the Yukon. No phone service. RCMP showed up and call the only tow service for hundred miles. Once I got to a phone I called GS. They refused to pay for the tow stating I had not called them to get authorization. I canceled GS then and there and went with Coach Net. Used CN serval time even in Alaska and Newfoundland. When the tow service showed up they only thing they asked was “where we wanted to be towed to”. Been with CN over twelve years and they have proved us with great service. CN may cost more but we have always got what we’ve paid for. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  8. Howdy! My son quit a very good job as a plant manager for Tyson and started working in the pipeline industry as a Lumper. Worker his way up to operator and even to foreman. He went to classes and obtained his certification as Pipe Line Inspector. Best of luck in your new career endeavors my friend. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  9. Howdy! Like others I have been using Co-pilot for years as a fulltimer on my tablet and phone. When we purchased our Cyclone TH and I found out that it was 13’4” I purchased the Co-pilot truck. It has kept us safe throughout our travels, even in the northeast which is know for low clearances. We’ve also used it travel in the Canadian maritimes and a couple of trips to Alaska. Wouldn’t hit the road without it. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  10. Howdy! If you have a F550 truck and your looking to have a hauler bed built contact Herrin Haulers. They are great bed builder and I had my first MDT bed built buy them. http://www.herrinhauler.com/ 2L Custom Trucks is also a great location as I purchased my truck I have now from Waylon Long. I could not find a truck in stock and Waylon had new trucks ready to build out. He purchases trucks with all the creature comforts with a bed not truck and chassis so the truck is not detuned. I would contact Waylon either way and see what he could do for you. He likes Chevorlet trucks but the new 2020 has an incredible tow rating that may work for you. But he also builds out Ford F550 trucks. https://www.2lcustomtrucks.com/ “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  11. Howdy! I wouldn’t trust the DMV regarding a lien on it. We purchased a Smart Car paid off the balance within 60 days. When we traded it in on a Newer Smart at the same location we found that Mercedes-Benz had never removed the lien. Good thing we had our title to it. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  12. Howdy! We were staying in Florida a few years ago during the summer and our two ACs on our 5er could not keep up. I purchased a portable AC from Sams club. It did help quite a bite. The one thing you have to deal with is venting the hot air exhaust out. They do provide you with a venting tube to do so and it was easy to vent out one of our windows. I preferred using a portable AC over a window unit as we were moving around from park to park at times. The portable was easier to deal with if and when you do move. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  13. Howdy! I’ve been using USAA for years with our Escapees address. I never use “PMB” doing so. I use our Escapees address and # of our PBM. Never had a problem. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  14. Howdy! As fulltime RVer’s we have traveled in almost all the lower 48 and some of the Canadian Providence’s. When people ask what is our favorite place we had visited the one that stands out is LaScie, Newfoundlandland. When we booked our ferry crossing we had planned to stay one month. After only a couple of days in Newfoundland we changed our return crossing to stay over three months on “The Rock”. During our travels we stumbled on to a wonderful small fishing village LaScie, Newfoundland. We were going to stay a couple of days and ended up staying weeks. The went to Newfoundland to hopefully see some Icebergs and we got our full of just that. We toured a lot of the island backroads and enjoyed see the small harbors. We been to Alaska twice but by far Newfoundland is our favorite travels. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
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