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RE: dish which one to buy

Dutch, do you ever cover any two of your LNBF wave guides with aluminum foil and zero in on one particular satellite with the third one? I read where one person did this to simplify the aiming setup.
Horizon170 04/19/14 03:51pm Technology Corner
RE: dish which one to buy

I've never done an antenna setup and used the 2 different arm/LNB setup so we will have to wait to hear from Dutch to see what needs to be done. Both my arms are the same length but I find it easier to reach to change arms rather than change LNB on one arm. Personal preference I guess. http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/MVC-079F_zpsc6430ea8.jpg]Dish arms
Horizon170 04/19/14 02:04pm Technology Corner
RE: dish which one to buy

THanks, so I need to get the 1000.4 I also see a 1000.4 turbo whats that? Lastly what are you using to find the sats? Thanks Scroll down to 1000.4 Western arc or Eastern arc. Clicky
Horizon170 04/19/14 01:58pm Technology Corner
RE: dish which one to buy

Dutch X2, I have almost the same arrangement except my antenna is mounted on the rear of my "B". If on a long tour I will take my tripod and extra RG6U. I don't have Hopper and Joey though as they are of no benefit to us. 1000.4 with both LNB is my choice.
Horizon170 04/19/14 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: would you sacrifice drivability for more livability?

I looked at their site and that is a very nice RV. Just wondering if you could get one with single beds down each side that could be left made up all the time? Maybe eliminate the bathroom vanity on one side and the computer work station on the other. If you have the horseshoe couch how long is the side space for beds on each side? Thanks PS, you did good on the price.:) PPS, I don't think the driving is much different on a narrower one, at least for me it wouldn't matter.
Horizon170 04/19/14 10:19am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New life for old XP

Or you can buy an external DVD burner for around 30$. Thanks, I just want to try LINUX on that computer since I'm almost ready to junk it.
Horizon170 04/18/14 01:36pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Parks w/older RV restrictions

Their property, their rules to make. They don't want my 2002 coach, I don't want to give them my money. That means we are both happy. I have been lucky, I guess, I have never encountered such an RV park. But then, I only go to places that identify themselves as a "campground" or "RV park". If it says it is a "resort" or "gated community", I figure they aren't my kind of people. I try to stay with the sirloin steak, baked potato, and Budweiser crowd, and avoid the Filet Mignon, caviar, and champagne bunch. AMEN to that, I have never been asked in my 1988 although it stays clean and waxed.
Horizon170 04/16/14 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED light bulbs and electricity savings question

Since we don't do a lot of boondocking I can't justify the price of LED's for every application. I wouldn't mind trying a couple though, if they are priced right and bright enough.
Horizon170 04/16/14 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is it Just Me?? (Campground Websites... Or Lack Thereof)

When I'm tired and traveling I don't need a Web Site. Just need a level spot to park, eat, and sleep. I never make reservations when in between Home and final Destination. I sometimes make reservations for FD if it is a crowded location. My final destination is usually one that I have stayed at before.
Horizon170 04/16/14 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What age to replace tires?

I'm a seven year guy, except for utility trailers, and ten years on those.
Horizon170 04/16/14 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Draining fresh water tank

As the other poster stated--------look under the tank for a drain. I wouldn't spend money on a test kit. Just add clorox, heavy dose, and let it sit and then rinse the tank a few times. Since you use bottled water for drinking the clorox taste should go away after a while.
Horizon170 04/16/14 03:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New life for old XP

Or you could load Linux for free and enjoy real computing. First, let me state my bias. I have one PC running Windows XP and one PC running Linux. I love the Linux OS, mainly because it is so much faster than Windows. That said, I do not recommend a Linux install for the technically faint-of-heart. You need to understand that Linux is almost like a religion to those who support it. Ask a question of a Linux guru and it will be answered fully and with fervor. Ask if its difficult to install and they will tell you "no problem", "piece of cake", etc. Mine took about 15min to install the operation system and all day to install all the drivers and other support apps. Also, some hardware is not supported, the existing wifi card in my case. I am very happy with my Linux install. It runs very fast on a very old laptop and doesn't get viruses or other mal-ware. I installed mine by attending a Linux user group "install fest" here in Phoenix. If you can find a user group near you, you may want to explore Linux. If there is no user group near by, I'd recommend giving it a pass. Some people are just meant to be Windows users. I will eventually migrate to a newer version of windows but there will be drag marks in the sand behind me. Nice read-------------I would like to try Linux on an old laptop that has a faulty CD /DVR drive. Where do I get information as to how this is done?
Horizon170 04/16/14 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: Tioga George Calls It Quits

Seems his RV was totaled in a crash, due to Georges heart. He had to have heart surgery and is recovering. He seems to have given up on RV'ing (at least for the moment). For the last 10 years or so I've always thought of him as Tioga George. It's going to be hard to think of him as just George. I had 4X bypass in '95 and never stopped Rving so there is hope for George. We miss his posting. Upgrade RV's, think smaller for less setup problems and enjoy the road once more George. Marvin
Horizon170 04/16/14 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping stuff from sliding on countertop?

I imagine all that tape and velcro looks great when you get ready to sell it or trade it in... Hee,hee, you should see my dash where I had a Radar Detector mounted with Velcro. Actually, you shouldn't see it.:)
Horizon170 04/16/14 11:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping stuff from sliding on countertop?

We use what's called Easy Liner Select Grip. It's a rubberized plastic mesh grip. Bought the large 20"W x 24'L rolls of it. Use the dark grey material on the counters under things like the Kleenex boxes to keep them from sliding. Use the same thing, but in white, in between the bowls and some other dishes in the cupboards. Also works good for wrapping around the wine and rum bottles under the couch. Lot's of uses for it. Bill That is what we use for small stuff (stuff: Household or personal articles considered as a group.). ;) Big stuff goes in the sink.
Horizon170 04/16/14 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Tax day and RV's

What is an "old age pass"? Read here; https://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html Is the Golden Age the same thing? Wife got one of those years ago.
Horizon170 04/16/14 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Turning Pictures Into A Slideshow.

If you have MS Office you already have Power Point. It makes an excellent slide program and you can add music. Holy smokes, thanks for jogging this old man's memory. My company used Powerpoint presentations before I retired 8 years ago.
Horizon170 04/15/14 08:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Turning Pictures Into A Slideshow.

The simplest is microsoft movie maker. You supply the photos and music. That is what I use on occasion. Pop in a CD or, I think a microphone also, not sure, and have music or voice with your pictures.
Horizon170 04/15/14 08:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Class C purchasing decision...

The overhead bunk can be more useful than an entertainment center. Even if there are no kids, that space can always be used for storage for lightweight but bulky items (linens, bedding.) I agree sleeping and temporary storage would suit me better. We never have need for entertainment in the RV except for TV.
Horizon170 04/15/14 08:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Champion Stand Alone Generator use in rainy Weather.

For the original poster (OP). here is my Generator cover. http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/Generatorcover_zps3c424769.jpg]Aluminum Generator cover
Horizon170 04/14/14 07:15pm General RVing Issues
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