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RE: Directv over the air input

I have a 2015 Winnebago Sightseer. Use Directv with Winnegard Traveler. Have a DVR with OTA input. Anyone know where I find a cable to connect the Jack antenna directly to the DVR?. The DVR and satellite connections are in the compartment above the driver seat. Is it a DirecTV DVR? If so Direct has a device, AM-21, that feeds OTA signals into the DVR where they are integrated with the Guide. Thus you have satellite AND OTA channels on your guide and record to-do list. Works well. Hope this helps.What he said. You need the An-21N. I have one in the RV and home. Great for recording junk from METV and Retro TV.
Pirate 10/26/14 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Low Clearance Alerts?

I paid for the low clearance poi and find it a pita to install. I have it on one GPS but it has yet to notify me of a low bridge even though I drove under one of them yesterday (my auto gps set up with low clearance poi).
Pirate 10/25/14 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: V10 Motor Oil

I was at the Ford joint the other day buying a case of V10 juice and the Ford parts guy asked sythetic or semi. What is the difference? Which should I run?
Pirate 10/16/14 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommend a Good Tire Inflator with Gauge?

I've had a couple different models and they never seem to be even close to the pressure indicated. I gave up using them. Including a Milton.
Pirate 10/15/14 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Warning: NonRV Solar Question

Thanks all.
Pirate 10/15/14 04:38pm Tech Issues
Warning: NonRV Solar Question

I have a driveway alarm that is powered by a 12v battery the same size you would use in a riding mower. It is charged by a small solar panel about 6" x 6". I had it going through a solar controller, 3 times. Each time the ants would get into that controller and destroy it. Do I need to even bother with a controller for such a small setup? Thanks.
Pirate 10/14/14 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: No #2 Rule?

Sit down when voiding your bladder, guys. I watched a show where they dumped some dye in the toilet and after men with good aim went, they showed the splatter all over the walls and cabinets with special light. Good aim just doesn't cut it. The other bathroom rule is clean out the shower drain filter gizmo when your shower is done.
Pirate 10/13/14 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: labor cost of Cummins ISL replacement

Hey OP, you are killing us. Everyone keeps saying buy diesel they last a gazillion years, what is your story?
Pirate 10/13/14 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winegard Sensor Pro

The point is that you can't turn this thing off, it's a continuous drain on the battery. Is that correct? The existing plate, I can turn my DB boost off for the batwing antenna. Do you get HDTV signal in the Q? Or analogue?Wouldn't putting it in cable mode disable the amp, thus the power drain?
Pirate 10/11/14 07:19pm Tech Issues
RE: New Head, or just add the Wingman

Also check for clearance when in stowed/travel position....wingman sticking out front of antenna head and any objects that could interfere (A/C unit, roof vents etc.) I had a clearance problem with the Wingman http://rvsuperdeals.com/inv/tioga%20outside%20040.jpg width=280 So I opted to put a Jack on http://i.imgur.com/7ZrhCTUl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/7ZrhCTUl.jpgheight=220 I then went with the Rayzar as you can see it fits in the same space. I opted not to put it on the supplied 13 In. arm. I kept one arm of the Winegard mast and mounted it that way,there are instructions in the kit,it is very easy to do. This way I had it in the same space and got the maximum height when deployed. http://i.imgur.com/TgLwTbbl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/TgLwTbbl.jpg height=220 The Bi-Directional feature is great and easier to use than the Jack and I get a few more stations.Couldn't you just remove the head and put it on the other side of the arms?
Pirate 10/11/14 05:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Sensor Pro

They are fantastic. I used one at home to fix my antenna problems. Hooked it to a 12v supply and sat on the roof with it to fine tune my antennas. As a side note, I fused around with 2 real nice antennas designed for VHF/UHF. I researched everything. Still had problems. After I hooked up the Sensor Pro, I still had issues. I removed the two antennas I had, the combiner, and all the other******that connected it. I went to my shed and grabbed my old batwing antenna and connected it. Well, my db level was twice has high and I picked up every possible station with this only one antenna. In the end, I used the Sensor Pro to put it in the right direction then removed it and put on the typical amplifier. The batwing is fantastic vs. any other typical tv antenna I have found.
Pirate 10/11/14 05:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford. What's new for 2015

I looking all over to find one of those new vans (transit) that looks just like a Sprinter. A Ford option would be great.
Pirate 10/10/14 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Blowout

no one has mentioned on the 19.5 tire going from the original F rated to G rated tire...the side walls are thicker.. the downside would be a rougher ride.. still don't exceed the age factor... I think I will put up with a rougher ride ...we always blow the sidewall on the F rated 19.5If I am not mistaken, I have H on mine with Michelin XZE 19.5.
Pirate 10/06/14 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTv . . Switching from SD to HD

Hemmed and hawed about Sd vs Hd several hears ago. Can't believe it took me so long. The difference is night and day. Have Auto HD dish on roof of rv and carry tripod with slimline so I can have HD while camping.
Pirate 10/05/14 04:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Water damage repair

They are FRP, fiberglass reinforced panels. Go to lowes and look around. I used liquid nails.
Pirate 09/29/14 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv park reviews

rvparkreview.com please keep up the great work. It is my number one go to place to find campgrounds.
Pirate 09/28/14 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water damage repair

Same thing happened to mine. Had to rebuild it from the inside out. It is doable but a lot of work. Mine is all fixed and rock solid, would never even know it had damage. How did you fix it ?Tore the entire wall below the window apart until I could no longer find water soaked wood. FWIW, that was almost 3' behind the mirror, all the way behind/below the driver window down to the floor. Slowly built the wall back up from inside out. Used fiberglass reinforced panels from lowes and marine plywood. I found materials that added up to the exact width of the materials I tore out. Glued them all back in to place. Reinforced the outside wall with carpet and plywood and then braced it so I could glue the materials back in from the inside. Once all the layers were back in place, I obtained the wallpaper from the manufacturer. In the mean time, I removed the driver window and found a couple window panels leaking so I removed the glass in them and resealed them with the proper 3m window sealant. Taped the window openings with metal tape so any water that gets in will roll out to the walls, not inside of them. The floor was rotted below the mirror so I had to buy some marine grade wood filler. Don't get any that is a "liquid" type epoxy. I did and it all poured right out of hole in the floor onto the concrete - 50 bucks wasted. I ended up using a paste wood filler. In fact, I bought a meat basting syringe and used this wood filler on the other side. I removed the mirror and injected this wood filler into the screw holes. I did remove the passenger window too and resealed it's opening just as the other side. Both mirrors were reset and resealed. I'm sure I missed some steps but you get the idea. The idiot I bought my RV from (thank you Gary Madder you liar) did the same thing with trying to re-affix the mirror with bigger bolts. I was a double idiot and rushed myself into wanting this RV so bad I ignored the warning signs. In the end, I am glad I took this project on and am very happy with the results.
Pirate 09/28/14 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Better Wi Fi capture in campgrounds

I have a jefa tech system and a usb type booster from amp. I have been find the cheap usb booster is superior to the jefa system. Not sure why.
Pirate 09/27/14 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Water damage repair

Same thing happened to mine. Had to rebuild it from the inside out. It is doable but a lot of work. Mine is all fixed and rock solid, would never even know it had damage.
Pirate 09/27/14 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Convert Crank Up Sat Dish to WIFI

Thanks all. Looks like nothing "easy" as I was hoping. I do have a Jefa Tech antenna mounted on top of my batwing just as shown. I am not impressed with it anymore. The best antenna I have is an alfa USB antenna. Way better than the Jefa setup.
Pirate 09/26/14 05:03pm Technology Corner
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