Sunday, February 04, 2007
A New RV Internet Connection
Lynne and John have been waiting for this for a long time! We became dealers forDustyfoot and got the tripod way back last January, when we were all in Quartzsite together. Due to a variety of glitches, we were unable to get the dish delivered before the four of us went our separate ways. Jim and I kinda forgot all about it, and every once in a while Lynne would ask, "uh ... when are we going to get our dish?" Now that we're back in the same area again, she asked, "HEY!! When are we going to get our DISH!!" And, here we are. I think they're excited. I see Jim as a kind of midwife ... bringing a new Internet connection into the world for another RVer. Everything went real smooth. They took a while to figure out how to get the 'skew' just right (the 'twist' angle of the dish). But, once they figured that out - they were on! Now they need to tear it all down to take it home and set it up again. I still like my 'push-a-button-and-wait' automatic Datastorm, but there certainly are advantages to the tripod system. Primarily, it's the price $1500 vs. $5500 (approximately), but there's also the issue of trees. With the tripod, you have some flexibility of positioning so you can avoid some trees. Congratulations Lynne and John! Check it out ... they're on the map!