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RE: The Trinity Site

The Trinity Site is on my bucket list.
Thunder Mountain 01/16/20 06:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

We have a do everything UPS/FEDEX, copy, pack etc. business in our small town. She also offers a service for snowbirds where she picks up your mail at the PO, sorts out the junk and puts the rest in a Priority envelope and sends it where you ask. She charges $15 per month plus forwarding postage. Works great for us since we move around to various locations during the winter. She saves all the junk for us to look at when we return home in the spring. You might try calling around where you live.
Thunder Mountain 01/10/20 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pets and National Parks

For years we've used crates as a method of house breaking our dogs and a place to sleep at night. The crates become a secure quiet place for them as they grow up. We often crate our fur balls and leave them for 6-7 hours. We pull the shades, turn on the a/c or fan to block outside noises. Fellow campers have told us that they never make a peep. Nothing worse than have a little yapper running back and forth on the dash barking at everything that comes by.
Thunder Mountain 01/10/20 10:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Odd thing happening.

Could it be sensing the turntable going around? Try turning it off and see what happens.
Thunder Mountain 01/10/20 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Micro/Convection Oven techniques---how you cooking?

In addition to the microwave, we have a counter top toaster/convection oven and a Nuwave stand alone induction. I also converted the three burner gas stove to a two place induction cook top. The stand alone induction allows us to cook messy stuff like bacon or as smelly food such as fish outside. We don't like the convection function on the microwave hence the counter top convection. Oh yes, almost forgot the outside gas grill and the instant pot.
Thunder Mountain 01/05/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Cottonwood Pass (County Rd 306) underwent a two year upgrade. From the Summit east Chaffee County widened the shoulders and repaved. There are a number of tight hairpin curves that require paying attention, but improvements made them much better. There are a couple of steep but short downgrades which require watching your speed. On the west side of the pass Gunnison County completely relocated the roadbed straightening out the nasty hairpins just below the pass. The rest of the road was widened and paved. It was previously gravel all the way to Taylor Reservoir. Like the east side the west side road is fairly steep immediately below the pass. Enjoy the drive.
Thunder Mountain 01/03/20 07:10am Roads and Routes
RE: water heater

What happened was....I had the electric portion on....and the water was to hot to make the propane fire up. Run the waterthru the taps till I used a lot of hot water which then got cool enough to let the propane fire up. Dumb me!!! Thanks for sharing the "solution". I'll file that one away in the data banks. Hopefully I can remember it if ever needed.
Thunder Mountain 12/26/19 06:59am Tech Issues
RE: Washing clothes while underway

Done it a few times with no issues.
Thunder Mountain 12/25/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish TV

The difference in the portable and the travler , besides being able to get out From under trees and rain fade on small reflector portables is in the tuners abilities . The Wally tuner in particular , opens up a second tuner inside with the travler. with a added hard drive , It allows you to record/ watch two program channels at a time ...4 if you purchase and attach the over the air dongle. The travler also allows you to use the “Hopper” 16 tuner home receiver should you want to. It doesn’t work with any dome portable . the travler also allows you you use multiple independent tuners that can be totally independent of Each other. Domes don’t offer that independent tuning. As they are locked to just one satellite at a time and Dish uses 3 Thanks for saving me some time answering the OP's question. We have a Tailgator in our small travel trailer. It works great with a few caveats. Any time you have a power interruption such as shutting of the generator while boondocking, the Tailgator has to go through it full scan, switch check etc. when the power is turned on. This takes about 10 minutes. We carry 100' of wire to avoid tree issues. We try to keep the Tailgator off the ground in campgrounds because it becomes a "target" for dogs. With the Tailgator you are somewhat limited as to receiver choices. For our needs in the small trailer, the Tailgator work satisfactorily. We have a Travler in our MH. I converted it to accept a Hopper 3 by adding a power inserter and node. Instructions are available on line. Dish says not to us a Hopper in a RV mainly because of possible damage to the hard drive. On line instructions just tell you to unplug it while in transit if you have an inverter or generator running. We like the Prime Time recording feature of the Hopper so we can ditch the commercials. The only drawback is trees blocking the dish a few times. I do see lots of folks using the Pathway but have no knowledge of them. I would avoid the portable manual dish setup. I hated trying to find the birds. Of course back then we didn't have phone satellite locating apps.
Thunder Mountain 12/23/19 08:58am Technology Corner

Did you try eBay or Amazon?
Thunder Mountain 12/16/19 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4-Corners

There is much to see and do in the Four Corners area but nothing worth seeing or doing at the Four Corners "monument". It is a rip off joke. We've probably spent at least 12 months of time in the Four Corners area hiking, four wheeling, going to museums, national parks, Monument Valley, etc. But we only visited Four Corners once.
Thunder Mountain 12/04/19 07:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Online Catalog Problem

AMAZON, cheaper,faster and easy return if needed. Bingo! Haven't ordered anything from CW in years.
Thunder Mountain 11/28/19 07:16am Camping World Accessories
RE: Los Algodones dentist?

I have used Drs. Camacho. It was a husband and wife but the kids are doing most of the work now. They are about directly across from the turnstile when crossing the border. You of course have to follow the sidewalk thru beside the bathrooms, then cross the street and go back north. There is another dental office just north of Dr. Camacho and then a restaurant we really like. Thanks! I know exactly where that is. I'll keep them in mind.
Thunder Mountain 11/12/19 05:40pm Snowbirds
Los Algodones dentist?

We want some up to date suggestions on dentists in Los Algodones. We've been using the same one for a couple of years but have decided to switch. All we need is a cleaning. Don't waste your time or mine by dissing the scene in Los Algodones. We know the layout. Will be in Yuma the month of December. Thanks in advance.
Thunder Mountain 11/12/19 06:32am Snowbirds
RE: Estes park colorado

Where ever you decide to stay, be sure to make reservations at least 3-6 months in advance if you are planning to visit EP between mid June and mid August. I would lean towards 6 months for July.
Thunder Mountain 11/09/19 12:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

We traveedl extensively throughout the Caribbean. Language was never a problem except in the former French possessions. We though seriously about retiring to Belize. Since it was a British colony, English is the official language. The vast majority of the population are decedents of slaves and are friendly and very open. The islands off shore are more like visiting the US Gulf coast with fast food places and Americanized culture. Lots of Americans own/rent homes outside of Belize City especially north. The country has one of the highest literacy rates in the hemisphere. Their immigration laws are very strict which prevent undocumented workers from holding jobs. The Bahamas again are a former British colony. But we found the Bahamians not as friendly and prices on everything were extremely high. We spent many weeks in Cozumel. It was safe and most everybody spoke English. Prices were good. It has been spoiled by the cruise ship crowd. Would mark that off my list of places. We're not in the least bit hispanophobic and speak enough Spanish to get by. But we would avoid Mexico expect perhaps for the areas in Baja. Even that area has been having increased problems. Criminality is everywhere. We personally never had a problems. As anywhere in the US or elsewhere, situational awareness is the key to safety. Before jumping into anything, I would do some traveling and lots of research. At this current time, I now would consider a place in Florida. But I still would take a look at Belize.
Thunder Mountain 10/21/19 07:04am Snowbirds
RE: Modern Food?

Unless you pay high dollars for a meal, everything just comes off the same Sysco truck everywhere you go. Even at high end restaurants much of the food comes from the same purveyors. It is just the way the chefs prepare it. We don't eat out much because of this. We have few favorites. None of them are chains. Many are mom and pop Mexican/Southwestern. One of our favorite places is Southern Vittles in Lake City Colorado. Home style comfort food. This summer the local campground owner told us about a place in Dubois, WY that was over the top including homemade pies. Tell me about this spot in Dubois :) Cowboy Café - It had a huge breakfast plate that the two of us split. We usually don't do breakfast out, but this was wonderful. Finished it off with some pie and ice cream which we split as well.
Thunder Mountain 10/19/19 06:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

Unless you pay high dollars for a meal, everything just comes off the same Sysco truck everywhere you go. Even at high end restaurants much of the food comes from the same purveyors. It is just the way the chefs prepare it. We don't eat out much because of this. We have few favorites. None of them are chains. Many are mom and pop Mexican/Southwestern. One of our favorite places is Southern Vittles in Lake City Colorado. Home style comfort food. This summer the local campground owner told us about a place in Dubois, WY that was over the top including homemade pies.
Thunder Mountain 10/17/19 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

I've been using Dish for more years than I can remember in my house. Been using Dish in various RVs since about 2005. Do not lease receivers from Dish nor pay for their protection plan. It is a rip off. Buy refurb equipment on eBay or Amazon. Do not depend on having Dish techs to install your equipment in your RV. Most are not familiar with RV installs. There are mobile techs and You Tube/Internet for DIY installs. I'm currently in the process of installing a Hopper 3 in our bus utilizing the Winegard Travler.
Thunder Mountain 09/30/19 07:56am Technology Corner
RE: Dead microwave

Do a Google search for "microwave runs for two seconds and stops." It's not an uncommon issue and fixable. I think I remember is being discussed on this forum.
Thunder Mountain 09/28/19 10:40am General RVing Issues
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