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RE: How do you stabilize your Class C when parked for camping?

Putting it in Park always does the trick. Stabilizers are overrated on Class C units. And why add the extra weight of two if not four units? I bought this years ago for the sake of argument just in case more than a few folks were staying in the RV. http://www.dyersonline.com/valterra-stabilizer-stand.html Fortunately it is usually only me and once I am in bed, nothing is moving but me.
Robocop 05/23/16 02:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Re securing the cab/cabover joint/seam

Every day is a new day as it relates to issues, regardless of manufacturer. Your detailed explanation as to the repair process was great.
Robocop 05/21/16 05:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towed vehicle battery charge line

Take a look at an isolator kit like: ToadCharge to protect your car battery from coach loads. I know most folks are comfortable with DIY installs and back in the day every vehicle I owned I wired this and that, usually successfully. I bought the Toad-Charge and like having the charge regulator with the status indicator lights.
Robocop 05/20/16 08:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Slide Topper - Help

Interesting to see this two years after I had what was a confounding issue. On an extended out of state trip my short bedroom slide would only push out halfway. I could not see anything unusual and the electrics appeared to be engaging properly as well. On top of that I had zinged and slightly bent my generator exhaust pipe on a concrete median on the Cross Bronx Expressway, so I was not the proverbial happy camper. Come to find out, when I had made contact with the anti-billow arm on a street sign next to my house coming home after my last trip, it had rotated such that it prevented the full rotation of the awning roller when the slide was actuated. Did not break anything but it was something I could not figure out without professional advice and assistance. Always something to learn.
Robocop 05/03/16 08:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It is the little things drive me crazy.

I see nothing wrong with all that. Improvise, adapt, overcome. Call me crazy but it becomes second nature even with all the stuff that does drive one up a wall.
Robocop 05/03/16 08:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Slide-out Toppers

Can't imagine not having one.
Robocop 04/27/16 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cover vs Starting Class C

As others have stated. I keep mine uncovered, plugged in, heated, start genny for 2 hours once a month, run engine as needed and move snow off roof as soon as possible. 5 years without an issue, although I was always out every month as well. Other than NYE weekend I am a little behind on my getting out.
Robocop 01/21/16 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: are scissor-type stability jacks worth it?

I would never suggest you should not. However, I have never found the need for them or any other stabilizer for that matter. Once in a blue moon I use the lightweight universal aluminum folding stabilizer on the rear frame.
Robocop 01/11/16 09:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Walk around while Class C in motion?

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. 32 years in law enforcement has provided me a plethora of negative examples when common sense or motor vehicle laws have been dismissed for personal convenience.
Robocop 01/05/16 08:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you drain the gas out of your Onan Carb?

Exercise, StaBil, No Draining. X2. Going on 5 years no issues.
Robocop 10/27/15 07:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which automatic sat dish for Dish Network service?

DVR and X2? As long as you understand you can only watch/record 1 satellite channel (the channel you are watching or a channel while you are away/asleep) then that combo is an excellent option. Roger that. Thanks. I know it is not a standard DVR. Heck, if I really wanted to watch something that bad I would not be DVRing it were I in front of the TV! But it would be nice to grab a couple of programs from time to time.
Robocop 10/20/15 09:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Which automatic sat dish for Dish Network service?

Been thinking about the DVR option now that the X2 has proved its worth. Just realized my 2006 Seagate external drive has the required hardware. What's another $40, eh?
Robocop 10/20/15 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Which automatic sat dish for Dish Network service?

I have no experience with a roof mounted satellite dish. However, having pushed my Tailgater for more than 2 years often in less than optimal conditions and getting less than optimal results with the Western arc sats, I went to the PathwayX2 two weeks back. Spent a week at my fav, less than optimal results state park. Pretty much same Western arc issues. But the magic of the Pathway's Eastern arc swing was super special and had 60 signal strength on all three sats which was totally unheard of using the Tailgater, even at the beach.
Robocop 10/19/15 06:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Airless tire valve extensions

Similar personal experiences with low pressure and also a flat as a result of the valve nut coming loose from the constant adjustment of the valve extender. New tires and one piece extended valves as well in the near future should create less anxiety.
Robocop 10/17/15 01:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New DISH Subscriber With Questions

Although it gets old dealing with the CSRs regarding the Zip Code deal, I too have found that a request to bump your receiver can make a big difference as already mentioned. I was trying to get assistance while in Canada recently (they did not need to know that since I had a decent signal) but the CSR could not get it through her head that I had a Tailgater and could NOT receive Eastern arc sats and kept asking me about their signal strength. And she was not an off shore CSR. But I also agree it is better to talk with a DISH Tech Support or RV Specialist at times.
Robocop 10/03/15 03:26pm Technology Corner
RE: satellite TV for RV'ers

I bit the bullet and bought the Pathway X2. I wanted to save a few bucks and go open face dish but I love simplicity and ease of setup with a portable dish. First test at home was great, even in the pouring rain, but of course the test will be camping next week. So far, so good and the signals from all sats were stronger than with the Tailgater. The Tailgater will have a new owner soon.
Robocop 10/03/15 02:15pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH satelite TV

Maybe I missed it, but if you are talking about receiving Dish while in Canada we need to start an entirely new topic! No. Sorry to steal the thread with my own queries. I still managed to get 110/119 off of Highway 60 in Whitney, Ontario at Algonquin Provincial Park. The Tailgater did great once I found the ONE and ONLY spot that got me above and through the trees. Most Canadians have Bell or Direct. But most had not seen a Tailgater so it was a subject of discussion.
Robocop 09/29/15 05:59pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH satelite TV

The Eastern Arc satellites are substantially closer together but they are a bit off the East Coast so how far West you travel will make getting these difficult but you can then use the WA. Having the option for both is great if you spend a lot of time on the Eastern Seaboard. You can do the same thing with an open faced antenna and simply swap out the EA and WA LNB's. It's just a matter of how much work you want to do. Understood. I've discussed many options while in Canada last week with a cable tech guy as we kept looking for best line of sight for his open face and my Tailgater 4 hours north of the border. I spend more time East and thinking about saving a few bucks, going open face as the option when line of sight is not up to par for the Tailgater. But the Pathway is so inviting.
Robocop 09/29/15 04:27pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH satelite TV

I posted this on another thread before jumping into this one and see more discussion as well. This fits right into my present satellite dish conundrum. Have had a Tailgater for two years. Did not realize initially how difficult getting at least two (110/119) if not the third (129) western arc sats when I am in a forested area but fully understand the nature of the beast. I do like the automatic acquisition though. I have learned the nuances, use apps and a compass to dial in as best I can and run extra coax as need be. Now I am on the fence about either upgrading to a Pathway X2 for the additional option of eastern arc sats or adding a tripod dish to my resources and dial into a sat more methodically, although trees are still an issue. Trying to figure out the best option. Sure, I do not 'need' another auto dish but the Pathway X2 seems to be getting great reviews.
Robocop 09/29/15 01:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network Chat

I just used Chat for the first time to change my location. AWESOME. Quick and fluid. I hate hanging on the phone and pushing buttons.
Robocop 09/29/15 12:50pm Technology Corner
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