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RE: dvr or standard receiver?

...If you are a Dish customer you CAN get HD but you will not be able to use many of the Dish compatible antennas and you will not be able to record programming on 2 different channels if they are being broadcast on 2 different satellites... we're on DISH. DVR is a722k, ant is a rooftop mounted Winegard Trav'ler. we can record two different programs on different sats while watching a recording or record one pgm while watching a second live program. DVR is in dual mode.
rk911 11/24/16 07:22pm Technology Corner
RE: need help with toad battery disconnect

Why do you want to disconnect the battery? Not required for Jeep Wrangler. I pull the main fuse yet there are dash lights still on because I have to turn my key to allow the wheels to turn. your steering wheel locks when the key is removed??? Yes ,2008 JK. wow...that's different. if we tow our '03 Wrangler TJ we have to leave the key in to unlock the steering wheel but in the UNLOCK/OFF position so nothing is energized. on our 2010 Liberty KJ the steering wheel does not lock so the key need not be left in the ignition.
rk911 11/24/16 12:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: dvr or standard receiver?

What are people's experience using a DVR hooked to a portable satellite dish while on a road trip? I've got both a simple receiver and a dvr I could use, however, DVR needs to be hooked up to the satellite signal while recording, and if you are moving around constantly, it's hard to be connected. however, it might be worth it just for the fast forward/rewind capabilities. we prefer a DVR both at home and on the road. we record almost everything we want to watch just so we can fast forward thru the commercials.
rk911 11/24/16 12:36pm Technology Corner
RE: need help with toad battery disconnect

Why do you want to disconnect the battery? Not required for Jeep Wrangler. I pull the main fuse yet there are dash lights still on because I have to turn my key to allow the wheels to turn. your steering wheel locks when the key is removed???
rk911 11/23/16 06:00pm Dinghy Towing
RE: refrigerator does not cool while driving

I believe nowadays most RV fridges are 2-way. That means they only run off propane or electrical. If you are shutting off the propane when you drive, then the fridge has nothing to run on. Any fridge that I ever owned is or was a 2 way! we had a 3-way in our '85 Winny Chieftain but everything since has been 2-way.
rk911 11/21/16 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: W 10 Backup Question

I use a Toshiba laptop running W10 Anniversary edition (home). I want to back up all my files, including the OS. My question is: Do I need to purchase a program like Acronis, or can I use the backup utility already on my PC? I plan to use a 1TB external HDD. Thanks for your assistance. I use Acronis on my Win7 machines to create image backups of the hard drive partitions. IMO an image backup is better than a file-by-file backup. There are products other than Acronis that will do the same thing.
rk911 11/21/16 03:19pm Technology Corner
RE: vhs to dvd

speak of good timing...here's a Groupon deal for the very thing you're looking for. as for quality...an analog recording to digital media will generally end up being somewhat less than analog quality due to the resultant video being a copy. a pro can offset some of this, maybe even a lot of that. if the VHS originals are keepsakes such as weddings, birthdays and the like then consider having them converted professionally but be sure to enquire about the resulting quality. if they're just movies you'd like to be able to play on a DVD player AND digital quality is muy importante to you then I'd just buy new DVD versions and chuck the VHS.
rk911 11/20/16 05:09pm Technology Corner
RE: vhs to dvd

How?? google is your friend but...there are professional firms that will do this for a price (we know from personal experience), not terribly pricy. option B, find someone like us who has a VHS/DVD recorder/player in which a dubbed copy can be made either way.
rk911 11/20/16 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: My girlfriend wishes to go to college

We are full time live aboards. I am looking for a solution for her to get a 2 or 4 year degree and still continue to live aboard and move around as well. I have searched the forum and can not find any information on this topic. thanks, groundhog ps. yesterday we drove through kitty hawk, nc. Thought i saw a dead groundhog. If that is an island, how did the first groundhog arrive? is an on-line degree program an option? as for the groundhog...the first one likely arrived 2-minutes after the first land bridge was built. either that or it swam. :)
rk911 11/20/16 11:34am RV Lifestyle
RE: need help with toad battery disconnect

...Maybe you don't even need a disconnect. good question. we tow an older jeep...2010 Liberty. key does not stay in the ignition so nothing is on thus no battery drain. to the OP...why do you think you need a battery disconnect?
rk911 11/19/16 11:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: Black water tank

When I am dumping my black water tank in my 05 Bounder 35-E I use the built in sprayer to flush out the tank. I do this with the dump vale open. My question is can I keep the dump vale shut to put water back into the tank and get a better flush? I worry about to much pressure in the tank if I keep it closed? Thanks Tom I close the black tank valve while back flushing but I don't fill the tank. unless you have a very small tank a minute or two of back flushing won't damage anything and I think this provides for a better flush.
rk911 11/18/16 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Gas When Storing....

Rookie Rver :C here! How much gas is recommended to keep in gas tank (of course with additive "Stable") when the motor home is going to sit for several months? Are there any guidelines regarding this? Gas lines possibly freezing, gas turning stale, and water (condensation) are a few things that go through my mind. I had a bad experience the beginning of this past season when gas sat for a long time..... I always fill my tank, add stabil and then run the engine and genny for 10-15 minutes.
rk911 11/17/16 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do most state parks have a 30-foot length limit?

In more them 30 years we have only see a length limit one time. X2. seems that whomever measures the sites in most state and national parks needs a refresher on how to measure.
rk911 11/16/16 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Recently Seen.....

The sign is telling you that cars are coming in from the other side. You would be trying to exit through driveway that is an 'Entrance Only'. You are reading the back of the sign. Did I just fall for the joke? You knew what it meant right? LOL! MM. yes...I did. :) It does make for a fun picture, though, doesn't it? absolutely!
rk911 11/15/16 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recently Seen.....

The sign is telling you that cars are coming in from the other side. You would be trying to exit through driveway that is an 'Entrance Only'. You are reading the back of the sign. Did I just fall for the joke? You knew what it meant right? LOL! MM. yes...I did. :)
rk911 11/15/16 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
Recently Seen.....

recently seen sign at a truck stop where we stopped for fuel. huh?? http://bananaboatbytes.com/images/truck_stop_signage.JPG height=600 width=400
rk911 11/15/16 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide problem

is it extending all the way; retracting all the way; crabbing in or out; the noise at the end????
rk911 11/14/16 11:31am Tech Issues
RE: RV Radio

I recently purchased a 2003 Monaco Monarch. I want to replace the radio with a AM/FM, CD Sirius XM unit. Has anyone done this or have suggestion? we've had a Sirius/XM radio in our last and now current MH. in both cases it's on a pay-as-you-go plan. S/XM does not call it a PAYG that but that's essentially what it is. cost is $9.99/month for us as we have S/XM in our Jeep...it may be more if you're not a current subscriber. it will auto renew every month until you tell S/XM to stop. we're on the road for 3-months at a time, usually spring and fall. when we get ready to go I just activate the radio with the plan (no contract) and have them de-activate the radio when we return. you can activate via the website but it must be deactivated by calling them. you can put the radio to sleep for several months...I think it's 5-months...for a few bucks but as we're never sure when we'll get outta dodge I just deactivate it. doing that costs me $15 to re-activate but if you put it to sleep it will reactivate on it's own when the clock runs out. if that happens when you're on not on the road you'll be paying for a service you're not using. if you're full-time you can still get the PAYG service (wish I could remember what S/XM calls that) without a contract.
rk911 11/12/16 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC tv power plug?

I just bought a new Samsung television I want to convert to DC. Does anyone know what size the barrel plug is on this thing? It's not 2.1 mm, or at least a 2.1 mm jack is too small to fit the port. I think it is 2.5, but I want to be sure before ordering an adapter. Anyone know what size it might be? Thanks. specification page in the user manual?
rk911 11/09/16 08:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Your wisdom - please!

AFTER YOU GOT OUT OF THR RAIN DID THE PROBLEM CONTINUE? If so you mite check your Air cleaner and see if its getting wet from the rain.I believe there was a modification for the Air cleaner so as to not let water get in.Id make a shroud to block the water. betcha this is the pblm. we experienced the same symptoms as described by the OP. cause was a water-logged air filter. ford did have a TSB (technical service bulletin) for this that involved a shroud for the air filter. our solution was to change the paper filter to a K&N Filter.
rk911 11/07/16 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
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