Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Monday, January 2 – The Verizon installation man arrived as scheduled this afternoon to install a satellite dish on our covered RV pad. Due to the fact that we are parked under a roof for the first time, our automatic roof satellite dish will not connect to the signal, so we have to get a dish mounted on the shelter.

Let me tell you, if you are ever in a similar situation, don't try to explain to your satellite provider that you live full-time in an RV and you need a “temporary” dish installed. They just can't fathom that situation....LOL.  We must have been passed between a half dozen different operators before we gave up. On advice of our new landlord, we finally called back and just told them we moved and need a dish installed on our new place.

They were so happy to have us as a customer in our new location, they easily set an appointment for an installer to attach the new dish at no charge. Our landlord wanted to keep the old Dish Network satellite for future renters, so he now has two dishes on the RV shelter, a Dish Network and a DirectTV Network dish. Future renters just need to connect the TV wire to which ever satellite service they need.


It was then time to sit back and watch the BCS Bowl games for the remainder of the day. We did pry ourselves out of our chairs for an evening walk around the park. We are enjoying nice weather with highs in the upper 70's and lows in the 50's. The orange, lime, lemon and grapefruit trees are doing awesome. They taste as good as they look!


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. yeah finally straight out for you..we carry a dish with us..(portable) which works well as we're usually always on the move...nice that it will be there for future renters :)

  2. Loved the solution. Just be new customers. Sounds like you guys are going to have a great time for the next couple of months. Hope your weather stays nice.

  3. Had to laugh about your experience with Direct TV explaining your home-on-wheels. They just don't 'get it' or else tell you it can't be done. Thanks for the tip about skipping the explanation and just order it. We did the same thing when we ordered our residential fridge yesterday. Never told them the delivery guys were going to be putting it in an RV. LOL Do you remember the Bill Cosby piece when he jumps into the motel pool and found the water to be freezing? As he sees his wife on the edge of the pool ready to dive in, he thinks to himself, "Why tell her?" LOL

  4. How do you like that covered pad? Not sure I would like that in the winter. Summer, I can see the value.

  5. Great idea for getting them to bring a dish out. Hope you enjoyed the bowl games...I know we did!!

  6. That is funny!! We had to do the same thing a while back to get our DirecTV working properly. And this was in our son's yard!! They just don't get it!!

  7. Congrats! Gotta have a working satellite dish! Very essential for a happy RV!

  8. When we had a problem in CA, the only way I could get service was change the home address to there. What a pain in the ****

  9. Looks like you're all set! Paul would be wanting his football too!

  10. Glad you were able to get your satellite all set up and were able to enjoy all your football games.

    Nothing beats fresh fruit just picked off the tree!

    Kevin and Ruth


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