Feb 062014
 

As I reported in Tuesday’s blog, All American Direct, the company that has been providing distant network service (DNS) to Dish Network customers who want to get the east and west coast feeds, is going out of business and it looked like Dish was not going to do anything to help. As with most calls […]

Jan 312014
 

If you are a fulltime RVer and a Dish Network customer, there are big changes coming and they aren’t good. All American Direct, the company that has been providing distant network service for Dish customers ever since the FCC banned them from doing so several years ago, is going out of business on February 25th […]

Jul 052011
 

We have met some wonderful people in our years on the road, and it’s always a treat to make new friends or to put a face to a name on a mailing label in our subscription base. We got to do that here in Bremerton. Longtime subscriber and faithful blog reader Dona Clayton lives just […]

DirecTV Impresses Me

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 072011
 

I’ve never been a fan of either Dish Network or DirecTV. I’ve had both services at one time or another, and am currently a Dish customer. As a fulltime RVer, I have had a number of frustrating encounters with the customer service people at both companies.. However, I believe that when a company goes the […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032011
 

I have been getting a lot of e-mails from RVers who are concerned about the recent upswing in fuel prices and are starting to panic, just like they do every time fuel goes up. Five or six people have told me that they have scrapped their plans to go to Alaska this summer, quite a […]

Dec 032010
 

Yeah, I know, you watch TV in your RV all the time. I do, too. In fact, I have for over twelve years now. But according to the dweebs at Dish Network, you can’t watch TV in an RV. Who knew? In Monday’s blog, titled You Win Some, You Lose Some, I wrote that Dish […]

Dec 032010
 

Yeah, I know, you watch TV in your RV all the time. I do, too. In fact, I have for over twelve years now. But according to the dweebs at Dish Network, you can’t watch TV in an RV. Who knew? In Monday’s blog, titled You Win Some, You Lose Some, I wrote that Dish […]

Nov 292010
 

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. That’s life, and I guess if, in the end, your personal scoreboard shows more wins than losses, it was worth the effort, wasn’t it? Yesterday we did some winning and some losing, but I think we still came out ahead. After stopping to have our propane tank filled, and […]

Nov 252010
 

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope you are having a nice holiday, and are spending it with people you love. We are at the Escapees Sumter Oaks campground in Bushnell, Florida, and they are having a big dinner at the activity center this afternoon, but we’re going to sit it out. Miss Terry had a nasty […]

Dish Or Direct?

 Posted by at 4:03 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282010
 

Our plans to play tourist in Washington, D.C. were rained out yesterday. It started raining just after midnight and came down all day long. Not just a drizzle, but a hard, pounding rain that was not fit for man nor beast. So we spent the day in the motorhome at Cherry Hill Park, watching TV, […]