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RE: Advise on Satellite choice

It seems that DirectTV is now gearing up with AT&T to provide endless downstreaming for their HDTV channels. Just got recent brochure for their new plans ranging from $35 to $60 per month. Brochure says "Stream live TV and ON DEMAND anytime, anywhere, data free when you have AT&T Wireless..." This will be HDTV over the internet... No equipment to install - No SAT Dish required... Everything is downstreamed to your devices... If you are signed up with AT&T it is provided at no additional cost or something like that... Have no idea how this is going to affect SAT TV in RV units for the future... I already do the Internet this way using Verizon Wireless.... I downstream our local cable TV provider over the internet now to watch our local HDTV channels here around the house and outside around the patio. Also do same thing here when driving Ms Daisy around the local town doing her shopping. I watch our local HDTV cable channels over the internet connection just fine sitting in my truck anywhere I have internet connections... Our local provider also has installed several WIFI Hot Spots antennas around our town for anywhere TV as well at no cost to subscribers... We don't actually have to have HDTV here anymore- The local provided small Box has HDMI output and that is all we run the the HDTVs now. In my radio room here one of those local cable boxes feeds one of my 24-inch monitor HDMI channels - No high dollar HDTV required... Sounds and works great just using my HDMI computer monitor... I figured this out when my HDTV on the wall in my radio room went out on... Just plug the cable box into the computer monitor now... Computer monitors are alot less expensive than high dollar HDTV's Using the local cable company over the Internet is real useful for me to watch the HDTV Shows I miss the previous night when other things are ON at same time or busy doing something else. Looks great on my Dual 24-inch monitor setup here both sound and picture... Might be wave of the future for SAT TV viewing across the country... No SAT Dishes to worry about... Who knows... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/20/17 06:03am Technology Corner
RE: No Running Lights

I carry one of these 7-way testers that has the small LEDs on it in my tool box. This tells me the truck side is doing what it is suppose to do... Then I know for sure it is on the trailer side... This plugs into the 7-way receptacle on the back of the truck http://www.etrailer.com/merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/T/R/TR20117.jpg height=300 Google Image All of the DOT safety lights on the trailer are powered up by the truck 12VDC system. Check your truck manual for the different locations for the various fuse panels... I think mine are in three different location... My main is just above the radiator under the hood... I have another one near the glove box inside the truck. I have another one behind the kick panel on the passenger side inside the truck... The fuses for the 7-way and 4-way plugs usually have the word TOW in the description. Roy Ken
RoyB 01/20/17 05:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yellow jackets at campground

We have run into them many times camping. They sure know what the sound of opening a coke can is haha... Phissest and here they all come running... Mean little buggers We carry the large can wasp spray with long distant spray nozzle and keep it right inside the door area... Also have an AX handle there as well... Great for bugs and perhaps the two legged type creatures trying to get in your door... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/19/17 12:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What I saw at the campground.

X2 on Myrtle Beach RV storage lot across the Bypass 17 road... We see them pulling the RV's across the road alot and setting for the folks that own them... They use almost anything they can get their hands on to pull one across the road into Lakewood... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/19/17 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide topper/awning repair in Phoenix

Lots of boats in the Phoenix area - should be a fabric repair place to support them... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/18/17 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pump Flojet Quad 4406?

I really helped out in the noise area on my water pump by making sure none of the lines were up against anything and also placed a piece of carpet under the pump... Helped out big time for me... I was going to buy one of those in-line one quart tanks for it but never did after I got it quietened down... Both listed on the same page on AMAZON... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/17/17 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Motorcycle on back of Fifth wheel

The bumpers on the trailers are well known to not be very strong and not a good weight load. These should be re-engineered and welded into the frame to be safe for almost any additional load you might want it to handle. I think the were only designed to safely hold up a single spare tire... Check out one of these IDAHO TOTE with swivel wheels which is NOT considered a trailer but rather an attachment to the trailer. I have seen both the two wheel types and single wheel type. I would think the two wheeled attachment platform would be the best to use. Being attached to the rear of the trailer makes for a very easy back up routine with the swivel wheels... Check with your local State DOT Safety office to get all the info how these are allowed in your home state. This of course will add to your overall trailer length... http://www.cruiserlift.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/bounder58.JPG.w300h225.jpg height=400 http://www.cruiserlift.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/bounder58_1.JPG.w300h225.jpg height=400 https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jVBMWPN18sI/hqdefault.jpg height=400 http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/professor95/P7070238.jpg height=400 All Google Images Roy Ken
RoyB 01/17/17 04:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone using a Bakflip cover on a short box?

I use the FOLD-A-COVER hard plastic panels on my truck bed... Every thing stacks up on behind the rear window. Is lockable and if you take care of the seals they don't leak... I have transferred my setup between three trucks now... http://i.imgur.com/g0FXo1o.jpg height=300 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/ClaeTA/Tacoma%20pics/P1170748.jpg height=300 http://www.truckaddons.com/images02/exterior/foldacover/2.jpg height=200 http://www.autotrucktoys.com/dodge_dakota/images/Dodge-Dakota-Mopar-Hard-Folding-Tonneau-Cover-A.jpg height=200 Google images Sure keeps thing out-of-sight... Should clear the fifth wheel hitch just fine... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/16/17 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: camper specific manuals

Sometimes I have good luck with just searching on GOOGLE for the model number followed by the word MANUAL... The manuals are not going to be to much detail and are written for many models with just a few changes... The best thing to have is the individual manf spec sheets for all of the accessories and appliances etc... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/16/17 10:39am Truck Campers
RE: Undercover Swing Case Tool Box

I always thought something like this was a great layout for truck bed storage boxes... http://www.800toolbox.com/5thwheel/5th_wheel_tool_box-5.jpg height=400 Google Image My truck bed uses the FOLD-A-COVER brand hard folding panels which would work just fine with the above shown type boxes with the fifthe wheel hitch. the hard folding panels will stackup behind the truck rear window and not interfere with the fifth wheel hitch operation... http://i.imgur.com/g0FXo1o.jpg height=400 Google Image Then when you have your fifth wheel setup at the camp site you can totally enclose your truck bed for more security for storage of things... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/15/17 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cable TV - Antenna Cable Question

This is a neat little diagram discussing the Antenna WALL PLATE function... http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Tim65GT/Travel%20Trailer/CableDiagram.jpg height=300 Google image I ran into a TV PLATE that had two type F connectors on it. Think it was installed for SAt TV or some other unknown reason. This required to have a jumper type F cable installed between the two connectors to use the CABLE TV INPUT outside connector... http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii170/nylyon/Camping/2011-06-29_13-42-24_823.jpg height=200 http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii170/nylyon/Camping/2011-06-29_13-43-09_560.jpg height=300 Google images If the trailer has been previously owned there is sometimes no idea what has been modified by the previous owner haha... Best bet is run the cable TV connection through the window and connect directly to your TV SET for a quick test to eliminate things... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/15/17 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: Is a visit to Quartzsite worth our time

It just goes on and on and on... http://qzchamber.com/images/rvs.jpg height=500 Google Image Roy ken
RoyB 01/14/17 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Limit width of photos so text does not run off page?

For some reason I never have any problems with my photo sizes using the standard Editor Icon bar. I just select an even number like 100 to 500 for the Height only and leave the WIDTH fill blank empty. I guess if you have a non-standard size photo to start with that is already very wide this would not work well... Also I can tell what my posts are going to look like by doing the PREVIEW ICON which will show ME only what my post is going to look like before sending it out... ADDED NOTE: Now I think you guys are talking about something else so disregard my comments haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/14/17 12:13pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Old tv to new tv with old flat wire

One of these will work from AMAZON... WALMART may have this item as well... Hard to find any Radio Shacks anymore... https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41erZK%2BIfdL.jpg height=300 Google Image Just cut off the spade lugs and twist the two 300 ohm cable leadsfrom the antenna to this adapter. Best to solder them in place... If it were me I would replace the old trailer antenna with one of the more modern WINEGARD BATWING antennas that has an built-in booster amp and use one of the WINGARD WALL PANELs to power it up... This is what most of use for Over-The-Air Digital TV reception on the RV's... This setup uses the standard RG cables... http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Tim65GT/Travel%20Trailer/CableDiagram.jpg height=400 Google Image Roy Ken
RoyB 01/13/17 02:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding Driving Lights

Be sure to check with your local State Inspection folks of what is legal to use on the public roads... Once setup at the camp grounds you can use what ever you want... Lights mounted on the sides up high will usually not get you into any trouble with law enforcement folks... If they are mounted on the front or rear then you might get pulled over for it even if they are not being used... Extra lights will also fail your RV unit state inspection if they are mounted... Speaking from my off-road JEEP days haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/13/17 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: K-cup Coffee without Electricity in our TC

We camp alot off grid and usually runour 2KW Generator each morning to re-charge our batteries from the on-board PD9260C converter/charger. During the generator run time we make our fresh ground and brew bean coffee for the day using our Cuisinart DGB-600B... Only takes five minutes of generator run time to do this and pours up in a 10-cup thermos carafe... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412ZHM35EBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=300 google image Backup plan is making hot water on the propane stove and grinding fresh coffee beans with our Mr Coffee coffee grinder from our duty low wattage Power Inverter and using a Coleman camping Peculator type Coffee pot. Once made I will pour this up into the Thermos Cafafe for keeping hot for many hours http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CYZ64RZBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=300 Google Image Roy Ken
RoyB 01/13/17 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: Amazon echo dot

Be sure to keep it away from the TV programs - Anyone that says "Alexa do this" for instance - it does it. Might order a Corvet from Amazon for you haha... We got one for XMAS too. After the new wears off about all we ask it now is "WHAT IS THE WEATHER" haha... AMAZON ECHO DOT https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ikAJnULvL._SL1000_.jpg height=300 Google Image Roy Ken
RoyB 01/12/17 06:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cedar Creek Secret Cable Switch

Look around near the main TV setup and see if you can find this WALL PLATE panel... This could be mounted under a shelf, on the wall, or even inside a a cabinet door... http://img0124.popscreencdn.com/182530100_winegard-rv-7012-wall-plate-power-supply-12vdc-8-amp-max.jpg height=300 Google Image This is the panel that switches 12VDC Power ON-OFF to the BATWING OTA Antenna mounted on the trailer roof where a BOOSTER AMPLIFIER is installed in the base of the BATWING antenna. It will have the name WINEGARD on it and you will see a small LED push button on it... http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Tim65GT/Travel%20Trailer/CableDiagram.jpg height=400 Google Image I have no idea what the very new trailers use for the Over The Air HDTV reception so it could be your trailer incorporates something else... This would be the only so called "SECRET" switch I can think of for switching from CABLE and OVER-THE-AIR TV reception. Roy Ken
RoyB 01/12/17 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow car hookup by single person

I watched my neighbor RV guy do it all the time by himself. His tow bar moved around and was extendable. Then once hooked up he just pulls forward and everything then locks into place. Have no idea what brand of hitch this was... Roy Ken
RoyB 01/12/17 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical question: 2 fuses operate together in parallel?

My 12VDC Power Distribution panel where the fuses are located has two fuses off to themself which are the REVERSE POLARITY fuses... Maybe this is what you are seeing like shown here with the two red 40A fuses... http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/locknload223/Trailer/003Medium-2.jpg height=400 Google Image Roy Ken
RoyB 01/11/17 01:47pm Tech Issues
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