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A Great Xmas Gift

Our Motorhome

Our RV is now parked right under our Crazy Horse park model. This is a big deal.

We have some work to do on our RV (like “re-tape” the roof), so having our motorhome right next to us is a VBD (Very Big Deal). Instead of driving 10 miles to where we had it stored, we can now walk to it. Huzzah!

BTW, Merry Christmas!

Lotsa Noise & Dust — Round 8 Big6 GP Series Racing

Noticed a mess of campers on the ridge opposite our park model + clouds of dust above the campers . . .

Flirt and I took a walk over to the ridge and discovered Round 8 of the District 37 AMA Big6 Grand Prix Series hosted by the Vikings MC / . . .



For DISH TV Geeks Only

Thanks to this poster I remembered some drawings I did two years ago that might be helpful to DISH folks using Hopper 1 (original) or Hopper 2s (Hopper with Sling) in their RVs.

DISH Pro Hybrid (or DPH) technology was created for the Hopper 3, DISH’s latest whole home DVR.

However, DPH equipment can be used with the older Hopper 1 and 2 DVRs.

What’s good about DPH networks is that they use less cabling that the old DISH Pro Plus (DPP) technology. This advantage alone can make an RVers life much simpler because running one wire from a portable tripod (or a Winegard Traveler) is much easier than running two.

To see example DPH setups, scroll to Using DPH Nodes with Hopper 1 & 2 on DISH TV for RVs page.

RV Sales – Good News / Bad News

Lots of Happy Campers

The good, rather great, news is that RV sales have hit a 4-decade high. Everyone is smiling in Indiana as RV manufacturers struggle to meet demand.

On the other hand, the bad news is that this boom ensures increasing competition for camp sites. C’est la vie.



Though the wind in LHC was supposed to end Tuesday, it will continue through Thursday. When the wind is up in the desert, it’s really hard to do anything outside . . . unless you have a spacesuit. The dust stirred up can be the worst.

More Wind



For folks in California suffering through the fires, we wish you the best in the days ahead. In September we encountered some Western fires and have no desire to repeat the experience.

Wind . . . and more Wind


It’s been about 18 hours straight of 20-30 mph wind here in LHC. And there’s more to come . . .

And more wind


On the bright side . . . it’s not snowing.