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Old 04-09-2007, 08:17 AM   #29
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:27 PM   #30
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Hi Toastie--Say do you use the Line-A-Site? I've been wondering if they're worth buying? any comments would be helpful.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:12 PM   #31
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Hi Toastie--Say do you use the Line-A-Site? I've been wondering if they're worth buying? any comments would be helpful.
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For me, the answer is yes, I tried it at home first without "align a site" and I do have Dish Network, so I know the direction of the dishes, and I couldn't find a signal and I tried for over an hour and gave up. Went to Camping World and bought "align a site" and it worked first try, no more the 5 mins.
I have a Dish Pro 500 with 2 lnb, sat 110 and 119 and the receiver is a dish 311, I was picking up sat 119 which the siginal was green and strong, the 110 showed a strong signal but was red, my guess is I need a switch at the dish to make both work. I will probably still pick up a signal finder to help fine tune finding both sat's. You have to skew the dish to pick up both, the 110 and the 119 cross each other at the lnb.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:28 PM   #32
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The Raytek temperature gauge with lazer pointer. I use it every trip to keep check on my tires and bearings. It's also handy to check the output of the A/C.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:01 PM   #33
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #34
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:00 PM   #35
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Kinda goofy, but I have a small light made up of six LED's that clips onto my cap peak. Does it ever come in handy doing anything in the dark, or under the trailer, or even when we go for an evening stroll and get into an area where it's very dark. Lot's of light, don't have to carry it, and my wife thinks I'm a geek but surprisingly she wears my cap when she's heading off to somewhere in the campground in the dark rather than carry a flashlight. It cost $15 bucks at the local RV store.
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I've got one and they are nice (mine is the curved contoured one that fits right under the brim), hands free which my wife doesn't always care for.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #36
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Gadgets

A couple of very useful gadgets are a "compass" and an "altimeter."

And if you really want to get into the nice gadgets, you can add an "airspeed indicator" to your tow vehcile as well.

Then you know where your going, if your climbing or descending, and what your forward comparable speed is for maximum fuel mileage.

Of course you can get a Garmin, but that only gives you directions and where your at.

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Old 12-18-2007, 02:48 PM   #37
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I've got one and they are nice (mine is the curved contoured one that fits right under the brim), hands free which my wife doesn't always care for.
So, there's at least three of us who admit to having one of these brim lights . They work like a hot darn and they are also grear Christmas stocking stuffers for my buddies. There are certain advantages to having a bit of geekiness in one's blood. I do have a buddy who's a flashlight freak and it's a bit embarrassing when we are out camping and he starts wearing or finding excuses to use all these different lights. He's a nice guy, just a wee tad strange .

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #38
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Boy, that's a toughie. It's so hard to decide.

The second would be the unusual tripod we use for setting up a satellite dish antenna. Can't remember the brand name right now, but in a year of full timing, we had reliable TV everywhere we stopped, with the exception of two places I think, and they were both tree coverage issues. This particular gadget makes it possible to set up the antenna in something like 5 minutes, and the foot fills with water to make it rock stable.
I bought one of those in Quartzsite last January. Love it.

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #39
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We have a set of wireless weather/water resistant speakers you can plunk down next to your chairs etc outside and enjoy the tunes from our ipod or stereo trasmitting safely inside the AS - run on rechargeable C batteries that recharge when plugged into shore power. You can move them anywhere and create an impromptu party. Always follow the dual purpose rule and these speakers even have a rubber coaster mat on top of each to hold your favorite listening beverage. People always ask about them.

Also got a pair of those flexible thin cutting boards - great for in and out of the trailer cutting and even serving vittles + if you curl them around the inside of the lobster sink, they help contain another 6 inches of piled up dishes etc (sometimes we dont get around to cleaning every dish before moving on). Helps contain the soapy water from splashing around the counter when we finally do scrub up - always last thing out of sink!

Also have a flashlight and plastic container fetish but spousal unit does not want to hear another word on either subject.

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Of course you can get a Garmin, but that only gives you directions and where your at.
My GPS also gives me altitude and current speed.
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