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RE: Just wanted to say goodbye

Bill, thanks for helping me and others in the past. Merry Christmas to you and yours and have a Happy and rewarding New Year. Marvin
Horizon170 12/16/14 02:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network compatibility??????????

Your account has to be flagged for both EA and WA use. If you can't find a Dish CSR or TSR that understands how to do that, try contacting a DIRT (Dish Internet Support Team) rep on the Dish or SatelliteGuys forums. I often have the RV dish aimed at the western arc, while the dish at our upstate NY cottage is using the eastern arc. The only thing the cottage loses when were not there is the locals. We switch those to wherever we happen to be, but when our kids stop by the cottage they know they can still get them OTA anyway. Thank you Sir. Marvin
Horizon170 11/13/14 05:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network compatibility??????????

I discovered something that I don't remember seeing mentioned before. I had a good signal on 110 and 119 with the WA LNBF but couldn't get a picture. Finally I discovered that if my HOME receiver was on the EA the WA wouldn't work. They both have to be using the same LNBF. I switched to the EA in Florida and so far I have SAT.72. It got dark on me so I had to stop. Tomorrow I will fine tune. Maybe someone knows how to use both EA and WA on separate receivers with the same account. Marvin
Horizon170 11/12/14 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network compatibility??????????

I'm back. I had to put everything hold due to having both knees replaced and now I'm on the road in Florida and instal,led my Western Arc LNB and when I do a test switch it will Not recognize the WA. It shows the Eastern Arc Satellites. It never completed the test 4 of 4 and after an hour I shut it off and went to the Campgrounds Cable but I sure want my Dish Network. I also have a LNB for the EA but already had the WA LNB installed. Marvin
Horizon170 11/11/14 05:06pm Technology Corner
RE: How NOT to tow a 5er

Negative tongue weight. LOL Look at the rear pickup fender clearance above the rear tire. M
Horizon170 11/05/14 09:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Scared -first time for everything

The sound of a REAL shotgun racking a shell is a huge deterrent. The psychological impact of you racking a shotgun will drive most perps away. Yeah, keep thinking this way and see how far it gets you. This is nothing but a myth brought about by people who watch too many Bruce Willis movies. And, just so you know, you don't rack a shell. You rack the forearm to chamber a shell. That is, if your shells are in the magazine and not in that box you mention. Bruce I agree. I'm an NRA instructor and believe the racking of a shotgun as a deterrent is a myth. By the time the shells make it from the box to the gun you could be in real trouble. If they hear that sound they know what you have and where you are and you're still in the dark. I'd prefer to keep quiet in the dark and wait for the door to open. Does anyone have a security camera system setup? It could be nice to monitor what's going on outside in that situation. That is the best advice I've read. Be very quiet and wait Have a plan "B" in case all heck breaks loose. This is based on the assumption that you have a loaded firearm in you hands, finger off the trigger until you have a target. :) Backup cameras are all I've seen on an RV. Marvin
Horizon170 11/05/14 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: DIY Macerator

I made mine several years ago. Marvin http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/14MaceratorIA_zpsb472ee37.jpg]Clicky http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/15MaceratorIB_zpse3e3d51a.jpg]clicky 2
Horizon170 10/30/14 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel vs. Class A Motorhome

Long stays in one place=5th wheel. Short stays and more travel=Motor home. Forget Tag, taxes, repairs, etc and that will balance out more than likely. Marvin
Horizon170 10/28/14 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rebuilding the interior of Big Blue (many pics)

Very nice work, I especially like the anti theft device for your computer. :) Marvin
Horizon170 10/28/14 08:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leveling a Fridge while on the Road

Someone mentioned that no RV has a compressor type fridge-----WRONG----I do and I believe several others do. With mine I never worry about it running off level. I go up some tall inclines/roads at times. I believe the absorption run out of tolerance won't kill the refer, just keep it from working properly way off level. Once you are back level I think the ammonia or whatever will drain back properly and the refer resume normal operation. I HAVE BEEN WRONG BEFORE THOUGH. :) Marvin
Horizon170 10/12/14 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Falcon 19 footer - 1986 - newbie with questions

d0n1-----------on the duplex wiring remember (wire color and Screw color)= Black to Brass (BB), White to light, rhymes and Green to Ground, (GG). BTW, I have 9 pages of my A/C instructions. You may Google DUO-THERM and find the instructions to download, If not send me a PM with your email addy. Marvin
Horizon170 10/12/14 06:17pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Falcon 19 footer - 1986 - newbie with questions

My eu2000K runs my 7100 BTU just fine. Here are some specs. http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/7100BTUACpg2_zps33422edc.jpg Marvin
Horizon170 10/09/14 07:50pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Leveling a Fridge while on the Road

When I was researching this topic years ago what I found was a statement by (I believe) Norcold in their owners manual that the allowed tolerance was up to 3 degrees side to side and 6 degrees front to back. I purchased small levels that were graduated in degrees and placed them on the refer. A quick check told me if I was OK to run the refer. The item is Lev O Gage II and is found in RV stores. http://www.suncompany.net/productDetail.php?stockNumber=306-R I agree, Below is a copy and paste formula that I used when I had a 3 way fridge. "If you use a 9" level on your counter top or un-carpeted floor, with one end touching surface, by raising the low end of the level until the bubble is centered between the lines the raised end should be less than 1\2" above the countertop. Actually at 9" length 15/32"= 3 degrees. I think most boxes allow up to 3 degrees side to side and 6 front to rear ( of box ) Hope this helps" Marvin
Horizon170 10/09/14 03:42pm Tech Issues
RE: manual crank awning.

I have a Carefree of Colorado Freedom iii awning that will not crank closed. It sounds like it is jumping the gears. I have searched the net but I can't find the part assembly. Is this a DYI repair. Any help would be appreciated. Make sure the vehicle is level when cranking in all the way as sometimes they will roll up crooked and not line up. I have, at times had my wife wife apply pressure at one end to make it line up. If out of line you can strip gear cogs with too much pressure. Marvin
Horizon170 10/04/14 05:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Convert Crank Up Sat Dish to WIFI

Here's exactly how to do it. It's really to directional for portable use. Richard Richard, aren't most of these signals password protected by the owner? Marvin
Horizon170 09/28/14 03:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Falcon 19 footer - 1986 - newbie with questions

d0n1, Looking at your fridg, I think it has a 12 volt compressor that runs off the battery when not hooked to shore power and when hooked to shore power there is a relay and small converter in that box on the bottom that converts the 110 back to 12v so as to not run down the battery. I guess you have a larger converter that keeps the battery charged and distributes 110v and 12 v. Marvin EDIT to add that I haven't had mine out so I don't know if it has a 110v plug.:)
Horizon170 09/28/14 02:29pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Falcon 19 footer - 1986 - newbie with questions

d0n1, That appears to be a 12volt only fridge. You should like it. The furnace is under mine and there is storage space above with a door. I drilled four 1-1/2" holes in the door to aid cooling. I got just a little warm inside the storage, not much, and the vent holes cured that. Marvin
Horizon170 09/23/14 05:49pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Honda 2K surging/hunting

Many thanks for the informative answers. If I try to crank it after sitting for a couple of weeks I have to yank the cord 5-6 times with the choke on. Could be this nearly 75 year old arm I' m using. :B
Horizon170 09/22/14 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Falcon 19 footer - 1986 - newbie with questions

d0n1, I have a 17' 1988 Horizon made by the same company and it has a 12 volt compressor to run the refer just like the 120volt one at home. The 12 volt only like mine is the best I've seen. Look for a ROCKER switch neat to top left of the door to turn it on and off. I can't help you if it is a 2 or 3 way refer. Marvin
Horizon170 09/22/14 02:33pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Falcon 19 footer - 1986 - newbie with questions

d0n1, I had this built for the front. http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/19CompletedTray_zps994bd1ac.jpg]Clicky And had an aluminum cover built for the Honda 2K. @K is secured by the 4 legs and the box with 2 locks. A chain takes the place of the box when the 2K is running. I have a transfer switch and a 30 amp line run to the front from the Xfer sw. The gas can was to take to the daughters 1-1/2 mile away. I don't carry but a gallon on the back most of the time. http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/Generatorcover_zps3c424769.jpg]Click
Horizon170 09/22/14 02:27pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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