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RE: Tailgater Problem

Going to throw the BS flag on what they told you. I have a Tailgater and I installed a connector where the cable goes from outside the trailer to inside(dedicated satellite connection). Works fine with the 50' cable that came with the Tailgater to the outside/inside connector + 15' cable from the inside to the wall connector and also with a 135' longer cable that I purchased. You either have a bad connector or bad cable, or possibly a di-pole splitter which will also not work. Called Dish, after much "hold please", talking to lower level help then finally a real technician, he said there cannot be any connectors between the Tailgater and receiver, just one straight coax. Didn't believe him but tried running one straight coax through an open window and it worked perfectly. Problem now, how to use one coax without an open window or door. Tried closing the door on the coax which worked for a while until it damaged the coax. Any one else have this problem? How did you solve it? Any suggestions?
ICamel 12/01/14 12:31am Tech Issues
RE: cold weather camping

Virtually every early spring and late fall here in Oregon. Icicles hanging off the sides of the trailer. Frozen rivulets down the sides from the windows. Only one time did I have frozen lines, and never any damage.
ICamel 11/19/14 10:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: USB 120 volt outlet

Found this neat little wall plate adapter at Wally World yesterday. Only downside is that one USB port is listed as for Apple "I" products and the other listed for Android products. http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?slg=en&scy=us&ctn=SPP3038A/17
ICamel 10/31/14 12:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Crock Pot Pulled Pork

I tried your recipe today and it is delicious. Bought a small boneless pork roast that already had a dry rub applied. Since the roast was smaller it only took two 12 ounce cans of Root Beer. Thank you for this excellent addition to our recipe list! I just made this for a get together my daughter was having and thought I would share it with you all. One large pork butt roast (bone in) Crock Pot large enough to hold roast 2 liter bottle of Regular Root Beer Your Favorite pork rub Sweet Baby Ray's Barb B Que sauce I apply a generous amount of the rub to entire roast and place in crock pot. Pour root beer in careful not to wash off the rub. Fill so that roast is almost covered. Turn on crock pot to high and cook for 5 to 6 hours. I do flip the roast once halfway through. You will know its done as roast starts to fall apart. Drain liquid and remove bone. The bone pulls right out. I use my hands (clean of course) and pull apart the meat. Once "shredded" I add the Sweet Baby Ray's to taste and keep crock pot on warm. Serve with a side of cole slaw and it goes over great! Enjoy!
ICamel 10/06/14 08:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Entry door lock replacement

Or you could go whole hog and replace the door lock with one from Fastec. http://www.rvlocksandmore.com/Global-Link-and-Fastec-FIC-Brand-RV-Locks-and-Keys/Outside-RV#.VDDXCxaKVOM And then you can replace all your outside slam baggage doors with a lock cylinder that is keyed the same as your door lock. http://www.rvlocksandmore.com/Global-Link-and-Fastec-FIC-Brand-RV-Locks-and-Keys/Global-Link-RV-Locks-and-Keys/CLB-Cam-Lock-Barrel#.VDDYLxaKVOM Just order the same code for the cam locks as your door lock.
ICamel 10/04/14 11:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Range venthood light fix

I had the same issue with the cover having a hole melted in it. I cut the rectangular bottom portion of the cover out and then cut a piece of clear Lexan material to the same size as the cut out and glued it in place. Then replaced the bulb with an LED 921/T15. Much brighter than the OEM and not anywhere near as hot.
ICamel 09/26/14 09:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Big Buddy Heater

Hi Don! Me again! Been using my Oly Cat for two years now for comfort heating all night while camping in our 5'r (a week every third week) and still alive. I even bought an RV specific CO monitor with readout and it usually records 0ppm of carbon monoxide(CO). Occasionally it has recorded up to 20ppm on a trip which is technically negligible, but could be attributed to the oven, cooktop, fridge, water heater, or outside generator in addition to the catalytic heater. We have had this conversation before. These appliances are safe to use as Bull Rider stated when "they are in good condition and you follow the safety guidelines". If a person feels that they don't wish to use one, then that is their decision. You are entitled to your opinion, and your efforts to inform others is commendable but please realize there are literally thousands of RV'rs that don't necessarily share your view. Respectfully, ICamel Hi Bull Rider, My daughter is a CO survivor. There was no permanent damage thank goodness. If you wish to "gamble" go ahead. But to advise others to gamble is just not a good idea. There is no way that a Buddy heater is as safe as the RV furnace, RV fridge, and RV water heater. Saying so is misleading and just plain wrong. If you want a safe heater get a Platinum Cat. Some folks don't feel that it is perfectly safe, either, but it is a LOT better than a Buddy. Hi, No, they are not. They are as safe as any other propane appliance as long as they are in good condition and you follow the safety guidelines. Pianotuna. Great response, which adds nothing to the discussion. But hey, you have a keyboard so go crazy. Maybe some members will actually buy your deep, comprehensive opinions.
ICamel 09/04/14 11:13pm Tech Issues
RE: egg ring?

I cook all of my egg sandwich makings in the microwave. Spray a Pyrex custard cup with non stick coating. Put 1 tablespoon of water in custard cup. Add 1/4 teaspoon of margarine or butter. Add any desired shredded cheese. Add crumbled cooked sausage or cut up cooked bacon bits. Season to taste (salt, pepper, seasoned salt, ect.). Whip up one egg and pour it into the custard cup. Microwave on high for 45 seconds and then on medium for 1 minute. If the egg is still runny in the middle cook on high at 15 second intervals until fully cooked in the middle. Put the egg between a biscuit or muffin and enjoy. Cooking times will vary based on the rated output of your microwave. You can freeze the cooked egg portion and heat it up in the oven or microwave for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack. Experiment with the recipe!
ICamel 09/04/14 10:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Remove Fitth Wheel Hitch By Leaving On Camper?

It is easy to reinstall the hitch as there are typically no impediments to reaching the pins. I typically have camping equipment stored in the bed of the truck upon arrival at the destination, and reaching the forward pins(closest to truck cab) has to wait until items stored have been removed from the bed and they can be accessed. The rear pins are usually easily removed. I have a conventional bar hitch(not jaws) and cannot release the bar while the hitch hangs from the kingpin. No way, no how....and I have tried. Have to lower the front of the 5'r with the jacks until the hitch is sitting in the bed of the truck to release it. I don't have a problem removing the hitch by hand, and have tried both methods. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Take your choice. Question I see is, for those with conventional rails in the bed, isn't it a pain to get to the 4 rail pins? Both to remove and to replace?
ICamel 09/04/14 03:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waldo Lake, Oregon

Shadow Bay tends to have slightly larger campsites. With your Jayco, I would not think any of the 3 campgrounds would be an issue. Anybody taken their RV here? I'm wondering which out of the three camps is the best fit for a trailer. We have a Jayco 22FB.
ICamel 08/13/14 11:44pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Additives for Grey Water Holding Tank

I suspect you don't clean fish in the outside kitchen sink of the RV like I occasionally do? Not necessary in the grey tank! It will smell a little bit no matter what you do.
ICamel 08/13/14 11:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Additives for Grey Water Holding Tank

X2 - I put 2 ounces in both the black and gray before every trip. I use this in both my grey and black tanks. Safe for septic tanks too. Pure Power Blue
ICamel 08/12/14 10:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another route question, Hwy 58 Oregon

Headed west you will only find three climbs. Two short sections between Hwy 97 and Odell Lake and the longest climb of about 1.2 miles up to Willamette Pass. After that you are mostly downhill all the way to I5. I find the slow nervous Nellies to be more problem going down the west side, so just take your time and hold your distance from the vehicle in front.
ICamel 07/16/14 12:26am Roads and Routes
RE: CalMark RV Cover

We are going on the 4th year with our Calmark cover. If I was going to buy another cover, it would be made by Calmark! Sunbrella fabric in a custom fit for your RV.
ICamel 07/13/14 08:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED replacement bulbs

Two years ago we replaced all the 12V automotive style bulbs(except tail lights) in and outside our 5r. Did a lot of research and ended up buying the Ming's 1156/1141 Green Long Life 330 Lumens LED Bulb. These produce a bright warm light. If I was to do this again, I would order the same LED's. Anyone have experience or comments on replacing some/all of the incandescent bulbs with LED's?............. Rich
ICamel 06/29/14 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need counter space... looking for ideas

Have you considered a small folding table like this? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ikhDJnWRL._SX425_.jpg Similar table can be found at most discount stores. I keep one folded up and stored behind the couch back in our 5r.
ICamel 06/04/14 11:24pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Interior space heating improvements

As Tom Smothers would say "thank you for the compliment":R Wave Catalytic Heaters. I use one in my 5r and it works great. No carbon monoxide to deal with. ICamel, you appear to have been educated beyond your intelligence.
ICamel 05/26/14 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Interior space heating improvements

I am happy to report that I am still alive after using the Wave6 catalytic heater for another 5 nights. The CO alarm did not even make a peep.
ICamel 05/25/14 10:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Too many keys ???

Check out rvlocksandmoredotcom. If you have a main door lock/deadbolt made by Global Link you can order cam locks for all the other keyed doors which will be the same as your main door lock. Alternatively, you can order the Global Link main door latch mechanism along with the keyed alike cams for the other doors. I did this recently and now all the door locks in my 5r are keyed the same.
ICamel 05/16/14 10:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: camco olympian 6, is it enough?

Short answer is "yes". My Wave-6 has been sufficient in overnight temps in the upper teens. I get about 10 nights of heat from a 5 gallon tank. PM me if you would like to discuss further. I have a 3 season rated 21 foot Palomino Gazelle travel trailer. I am thinking of taking a trip soon up to Missoula MT. Being from So Cal, my stock heater has been "enough" for most of the trips I've been on, for heating purposes. I have a 150 amp hour trojan T1275 battery. I have a good battery charger to top things off to 95-98% I have a 120W solar panel, programmable to 15.0V bulk charging. I have two 20 pound propane tanks. I'd like to stay off the heater in the camper that is powered by an electric fan, and plumb in a catalytic heater, like the Olympian radiant, instead, and crack a window and the vent above, to keep things at about 50 at night. Again, being this far north in May, in MT... from some experienced folks, is this a good idea, a bad idea, will it make enough heat, will it keep my battery healthy instead? Will I be burning through the propane at an alarming rate? What should I expect in days usage with frige and this heater while boondocking with 40 pounds of propane? How much fuel usage does it save over the stock heater, over a weeks usage with it 30F in the mornings in Missoula? I know propane is not overly loaded with calories per gallon, like diesel fuel.
ICamel 05/13/14 10:37pm Tech Issues
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