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RE: Hulu price increases TWICE this year!

The biggest cost for TV providers is content. This is catching up with the streaming services. They are all currently operating at a loss to gain subscribers. Once they start trying to make a profit you will see their prices come in line with cable and satellite services. I work in the cable industry, and see the prices charged by the different channels. The margins are very small. The streamers can be a little cheaper since they don't actually get the service to your house, they rely on your internet provider to do that. Probably 80-90% of your internet traffic is streaming video. So add $30-40 of Internet cost to that $61 for Hulu, and it gets you close the the price of cable/satellite. So when you streamers/cable/sat prices go up, it's not just because they want more money, it's because Discovery/ABC/ESPN/HGTV etc want more money. They want more money because NFL, actors, producers, etc want more money.
wowens79 11/20/19 05:05am Technology Corner
RE: Using the jack without the battery

A socket and cordless drill will run it up and down.
wowens79 11/18/19 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Rotella for GAS Engines

I found it at AutoZone on clearance a few weeks ago, and bought 12 quarts for about $40, then sent in a rebate form, and got $24 back in about a week. Total price was less than $20 for 12 quarts.
wowens79 11/18/19 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

If you can make it to Valdosta, River Park is a nice campground, right off the exit. Clean, and nice. Perfect for an overnight, and the have some big pull throughs. My daughter in in college at Valdosta State, and we stay there when visiting.
wowens79 11/12/19 09:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida panhandle reservations

Along the panhandle is tough to get in, I've just about given up. For a spring or summer reservation, 5-6 months ahead there is nothing.
wowens79 11/11/19 08:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

The bank is protecting itself to make sure you actually have a valid title before releasing the money. They would be in a mess if they sent the check and you sent them a title with someones name scratched out on the title. With it being handled through a bank/finance company, I'd be fine with it.
wowens79 11/11/19 02:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goons

This guy used to be on the Diesel Brothers tv show, and worked in the shop. He left, and opened his own shop somewhere. From whet I've seen on the show, seems like some good guys. Glad to hear they lived up to the good reputation.
wowens79 11/06/19 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: furnace while driving

Living in the south, I'd never thought of that, but I had thought it'd be nice to be able to run the AC while traveling. It takes for ever to cool off the camper and especially the mattress in the summer.
wowens79 11/06/19 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is a 6.0L Chevy engine

I've got a 2002 with 235,000 miles with the 6.0. Never any issues with the engine, or the tranny. I've only had expected wear items, and a few oil leaks. They make their power at high RPMs, so don't worry about turning 4K RPMs, that's where they make their power.
wowens79 11/06/19 05:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

Like a few others have mentions try some E rated tires on the truck. Maybe you could find some lightly used takeoffstogive it a try. Even if you just put the on the rear. When I bought my Sway Pro hitch, I was debating on what weight bars, and emailed Blue Ox, and they told me when you are close, to always go heavier. It's a different hitch, but I think that would probably be true with yours as well. Good luck.
wowens79 11/03/19 04:47am Towing
RE: Martingale Collar Danger

Our dog I guess was resting her head on some wooden patio furniture, and her dog tag went between the slats, and then turned and would not come out and was stuck.
wowens79 10/31/19 11:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: More campers than parks

I feel his pain. In the southeast there is little if any boondocking places. We prefer state parks but they are hard to get into. During the summers sites on a lake are nonexistant unless you book well in advance. Gone are the days of spur of the moment trips, unless you luck into cancelations. I was talking to a guy at the storage lot that was dropping off his camper, and they have had theirs for a year, and are getting turned off because they can't find sites. Florida State parks on the beach are booked up as soon as the sites become available, you just have to check constantly for cancelations.
wowens79 10/31/19 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Hey Smokers! (meat, that is)

I'd like to get a Big Green Egg Mini Max to carry along, but hat to spend that much money on one that won't get used very often.
wowens79 10/29/19 07:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Should I take the RV or not?

Our daughter just started college and is about 4 hours away, and we had a quick one night trip. We decided to do a hotel, and hated it. We decided from know own, even for a one nighter to take the camper. I sleep better in my own bed, and honestly driving is not much different with the camper. A little slower, and lots more fuel, but we'd rather stay in our home on wheels.
wowens79 10/26/19 05:01am General RVing Issues
RE: 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton

My bunkhouse is a similar weight, and I tow with a 1500hd tha GM mad in the early 2000's, it has the drive train I'v a 3/4 and a 1/2 ton body. It handles the trailer pretty well, but could use a little more power. I'm looking at new trucks, and will definatley be going 3/4 ton, and probably with a gas engine. You could tow with a proper 1/2 ton, but if you are buying a truck I'd go ahead and get the 3/4. The prices are not that much more, so the is not much downside.
wowens79 10/22/19 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping around Christmas time

On these rainbow Springs, Crystal river area etc, everyone is talking about.. Would i need to make advance reservations to get into these park around new years this year? Or since its north central florida its not necessary? thanks! If you want in the state parks, you will probably need reservations. I think thus stay pretty full.
wowens79 10/21/19 08:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reliable truck+lightweight TT RVing Setup

We had a Hoda Pilot, which is basically the same drive train. Great vehicle! We pulled our popup with it sometimes. Really about a 3000lb popup is all I'd want to pull with it. Gas mileage towing was rough, down around 14-15. It did get 24-25mpg without the camper.
wowens79 10/19/19 08:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

My biggest concern going diesel is with all the Emmisions **** on them, and the cost to repair it. I know some have no probs, but you read stories all the time of CP4 fuel pump grenading and costing $10k to repair, or $5k Emmisions repairs. I keep trucks well past warranty, my current truck I've had for 17 years, and 235k miles, and I've had 2 engine repairs. A fuel pump at 195k miles, and at 210k I had new rear main seal, oil cooler lines, valve cover gaskets etc replace because it was dripping oil all over the driveway. Total engine repairs over 17 years is less than $2500. I'm debating new trucks now, and diesel vs gas is part of the debate. There is no denying that the diesel is a beast towing, but I'm only towing 8000k lbs, and I'm in the southeast, so we've got little hills compared the out west. After 15-20 years resale is not real a huge concern.
wowens79 10/18/19 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bumper Grill

Get the Weber Q, it works really well, and can be set up to work off of the on board propane. I used the one that came with the camper 1 time, and put it on EBay. The Weber Q has been going strong for 12 years.
wowens79 10/16/19 07:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modern Food?

We always try the local places, and I read reviews online most of the time before we go. I rarely get steak, or pork chops when dining out, I've found that my whole family likes what I do at home much better. Occasionally I'll get BBQ out if it is a well known place, but typically we prefer mine. Typically I'll get something I normally don't cook like a pasta and sauce, or seafood, and we don't fry anything at home, so hot wings, or fried shrimp are options. With meats like steak, and BBQ, I think it is tough to do great quality when doing large quantities, and having to have it available over a number of hours.
wowens79 10/15/19 10:35am General RVing Issues
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