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RE: Installing a new Wineguard Rayzar Air antenna

Thanks folks. I will report back to this thread in a bit. My booster not only wasn't connected, but it looks to be defective altogether as the power light will not stay on. It just flickers once on a button press to ON but wont stay lit. It is getting good 12v power and ground. I am going to run out for a replacement before the local RV place closes up. The actual "booster" (amplifier) is located in the antenna head on the roof. The part you switch on/off is the power injector that sends 12-volts to the amplifier through the coax cable.
Dutch_12078 07/31/14 03:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Falling Waters RV Park Closed?

I just called Falling Waters CG in WV at 304-274-2791, and they're very much alive and well. And open...
Dutch_12078 07/31/14 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Additional tv usage with satellite

IF the sat receiver has no coax cable out, you can still do it, but it is very expensive. Not really, just add an RF modulator to the RCA Red/White/Yellow connections and you have your coax output. yep, last few I bought were under $20. Probably closer to $40 now. used them on old TVs without F fitting to transmit using my audio/video transmitting jobby. bumpy Walmart has modulators starting at about $10. I use one to feed the composite output from my VIP211k to a third TV. The first two are fed by the HDMI and coax ports.
Dutch_12078 07/31/14 06:02am Technology Corner
RE: Is there a better tank monitor panel/display

If you're satisfied with the inaccurate "Empty,1/3,2/3,Full" style level display, then certainly stay with what you have. We are finding that our Horst probes are very accurate. It would seem that some have a hard time believing how well these probes work. If there is any inaccuracy, it's because of the elevations the factory put the original ones at. 2/3 in our black tank is more like 90%, but it's consistently indicates the same at 90% and that's what is important. It isn't the accuracy of the Horst probes I don't like, it's the inaccurate levels on the display I don't like. Knowing the actual levels by percentage instead of some arbitrary level point lets us plan filling and dumping better as we travel. As we stay in a lot of state and national parks that don't have at the site sewer connections, that's important enough to us to spend the extra few dollars and hour or two to install a SeeLevel II system.
Dutch_12078 07/28/14 07:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Does antennea need to be digital???

Current model US TV's do not need a converter...
Dutch_12078 07/25/14 07:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Is there a better tank monitor panel/display

As said above, we installed Horst Miracle probes to replace the OEM button sensors. We've used them before and had excellent success. As well, I've also learned how to get the tank clean as a whistle after each dump and there's less chance of fouling the Miracle probes. If you're satisfied with the inaccurate "Empty,1/3,2/3,Full" style level display, then certainly stay with what you have. I prefer the accuracy of SeeLevel's percentage displays myself. When that 90 gallon waste tank reads "2/3" full, do you have another 30 gallons of capacity left? Or 5 gallons, and the "Full" light will come on at the next flush... When my SeeLevel display says "95%" full, I know darn well I better be finding a hole to dump it in pretty quick!
Dutch_12078 07/25/14 10:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: SurgeGuard warns of a pedastal problem

I carry one the 120VAC circuit testers just for this reason. http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/wrvond/2014%20Coachmen/gfcitester_zpsf70f8fe5.jpg height=300 This will tell you the same thing. Of course since this only plugs into a 120VAC 15A/20A receptacle you have to use an adapter to mate up with the service you are testing on the pedestals. I have to admit I don't do this everytime and really should be. In your case the surge protector is always used so this is a big plus for you as you have just found out... Since the majority of the hookups use the 30AMP connections on the pedestals you can imagine the wear and tear they get. I always look for burn marks before plugging in. I usually don't go to 50AMP service pedestals but if the 30AMP side didn't look good to me I would switch adapters and plug my 30AMP trailer into the 50A side using the proper adapter. You know this has to be a big effort for the CG management to keep up with their used-up connections... Got to be a big job for them... Roy Ken Completely useless...unless you are willing to watch it on a 24/7 basis Have you ever seen an outlet magically reverse the neutral and hot connections after you've checked it and plugged in? :hNo, but I've see Neutrals completely open while in service more than once. On 50 amp, 120/240 connection that could cause damage. On the 120 VAC circuit the tester is used for, all that happens is the power stops flowing.
Dutch_12078 07/25/14 05:14am General RVing Issues
RE: RV inspection in NewYork

Here's a link to the NYS DMV inspection station locator: https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/FacilityLookup/
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 07:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV inspection in NewYork

Call a local RV dealer and ask if they do NYS vehicle safety inspections. And if not, who does their inspections. Alternately, if your RV's weight is under 18,000 lbs, any light vehicle inspection station can do it. If over that, check with medium and heavy duty truck garages.
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SurgeGuard warns of a pedastal problem

I carry one the 120VAC circuit testers just for this reason. http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/wrvond/2014%20Coachmen/gfcitester_zpsf70f8fe5.jpg height=300 This will tell you the same thing. Of course since this only plugs into a 120VAC 15A/20A receptacle you have to use an adapter to mate up with the service you are testing on the pedestals. I have to admit I don't do this everytime and really should be. In your case the surge protector is always used so this is a big plus for you as you have just found out... Since the majority of the hookups use the 30AMP connections on the pedestals you can imagine the wear and tear they get. I always look for burn marks before plugging in. I usually don't go to 50AMP service pedestals but if the 30AMP side didn't look good to me I would switch adapters and plug my 30AMP trailer into the 50A side using the proper adapter. You know this has to be a big effort for the CG management to keep up with their used-up connections... Got to be a big job for them... Roy Ken Completely useless...unless you are willing to watch it on a 24/7 basis Have you ever seen an outlet magically reverse the neutral and hot connections after you've checked it and plugged in? :h
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: SurgeGuard warns of a pedastal problem

a reverse polarity isn't too big a deal, and the electrician just secured the connection, and made it correctly.Thanks. I've often wondered about that since, by definition, ac current 'reverses' itself 60 times a second. If the neutral and hot connections are reversed at the 30 amp outlet, and you have a neutral to ground short somewhere in your coach, there will be a 120 volt potential between the RV frame and earth ground. Something that can really ruin your day under the right (or wrong!) conditions.
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 06:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where's my post?

A mod likely felt the post was a rules violation. "We reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason." "Political and religious posts, pictures, links, signatures etc. are not allowed in these forums and may be removed without notice or discussion." Rules & Policies
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 03:19pm Snowbirds
RE: Is there a better tank monitor panel/display

Our SeeLevel II system has worked flawlessly since I installed it in 2008. It does require pushing buttons though. On the other hand, they do sell extra displays that can be mounted wherever you'd like and can reach with the wiring.
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 02:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rte 66 pics

On Rt 66, Williams, AZ. http://i.imgur.com/DyIajE6l.jpg
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 09:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie getting a head start.

The primary reason for the available engine options in Class C's, as well as many other options, is simply customer demand. If the market place is asking for it loudly enough and waving money, manufacturers will supply it. Regular gas is significantly cheaper than diesel at most US retailers.
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 04:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Very Scary Tow Car Breakaway

I check the bolts on our Blue Ox base plate at least annually, but Blue Ox also supplies safety cables that tie the base plate to the toad frame, just in case. I can't imagine a scenario where both would fail. I've also added supplemental safety cables that tie the RV hitch to the frame in case of hitch failure.
Dutch_12078 07/24/14 04:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: transmission was leaking but not now?

The E40D transmission is notorious for blowing fluid past the front seal when backing up a grade while it's hot. The seal usually survives though, and as long as the fluid is brought back up no serious harm is done.
Dutch_12078 07/23/14 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New York State Thruway I90

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a comparison study last year of the various state toll facilities, including bridges, tunnels, and highways. Using the 2-axle passenger car rate, the highest per mile tolls were in CA at $0.35, and the lowest in NH at $0.03. The NY Thruway came in at $0.05, the same as FL. Comparison of Toll Rates by State and Regional Tolling Authorities Those of us that subscribe to the NYS Thruway's E-ZPass Motorhome Plan, pay passenger car per axle rates instead of the tall vehicle bus/truck rates.
Dutch_12078 07/23/14 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas gauge is stuck way past full mark .

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Dutch_12078 07/23/14 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas gauge is stuck way past full mark .

Check for a bad ground or corroded connection at the fuel tank.
Dutch_12078 07/23/14 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
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