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RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

15 minutes? My DTV SD setup was 2-4 minutes . . . HD is of course different because of skew, but these days I just push a button. And if you're parked under trees? He pushes the button on the electric chain saw.. `I do carry a portable sazall just in case I come across some long logs in a area where we can actually have a fire...:W
CA Traveler 08/30/15 07:55pm Technology Corner
RE: window 10 on laptop

And the lesson is to not be an early adopter of new OS's? :h But if someone doesn't do it then the rest of us won't benefit. :B Try again in 9 months with a bootable image backup.
CA Traveler 08/30/15 07:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Campground Damage Deposit

I posted what I found and it says "checked and cleared". Maybe they are more flexible but that is why I posted - Questions.
CA Traveler 08/30/15 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground Damage Deposit

We require a $100 damage deposit up front that will be refunded after your site has been checked and cleared.I've never encountered this. So what do you do - wait while they check and issue the refund? Leave including early and hope you get the refund somehow and someone doesn't trash your site before you leave? Questions Questions Questions
CA Traveler 08/30/15 05:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: window 10 on laptop

Always pays to have a bootable image backup before any major software upgrade.
CA Traveler 08/30/15 04:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Antenna and Amplifiers for Weak WiFi Signals

I have 2 reasonable choices to route a cable: 1. Use my ladder mounted flagpole for the mount and route the wire down under and up to the inside. 2. Mount the antenna on the Batwing, route the wire through the roof into a cabinet. I don't have a problem with yet another hole in the roof sealed with Dicor. Whichever one I choose I'll first use the flagpole and bring the cable through a window until the final location is chosen. I have a Flagpole Buddy since I like to fly the American Flag so no climbing required to put up the antenna. Plus I can raise it to any height and rotate as desired. While this location will cast shadows on the solar panels in most cases I'll still get adequate solar power to recharge the batteries.
CA Traveler 08/30/15 03:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Any Length Restriction Resources?

Allstays Camp&RV has a option to select only Big Rig Friendly sites. This doesn't cover many of the points raised here but at least listed sites should be OK. I use this app on my phone and with it's many filter options it's my first choice for CG lookup. I often look at sites on the map, click on one and if interested just click on the phone number to call them.
CA Traveler 08/30/15 08:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

When you have capped data that when exceeded the $ comes out of your pocket then you'll have a better appreciation of my concern. Automatic/forced updates for a few MB for critical updates would be acceptable. But since MS can't write secure software the typical updates are 100-300MB several times a month. Home users with DSL etc may not notice the downloads and I certainly agree that that forced updates will help the overall situation. I'm also aware that there is some leeway on the downloads for wireless users and I need to better understand this. One thing I really liked about W8.1 was the much faster boot time and it's been very stable for DW. From the reports W10 is similar. Our second PC is W7 so I'll potentially have 2x mega byte uncontrolled downloads of the MS software and that is a concern for me and others from some posts. I do follow several boards and apparently most W10 installs are going well. BTW that's about 3GB right? Maybe I'll wait until I can get it on a CD. I'll certainly wait before any possible upgrade so that most of the transition problems are resolved (OS, apps, drivers, etc).
CA Traveler 08/30/15 07:47am Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

15 minutes? My DTV SD setup was 2-4 minutes. But the difference might be the use of a tripod - I never used one. Just drop the PVC stand thingy, aim east, rotate right for a signal which sometimes was a dish bird, lock it in, done. HD is of course different because of skew, but these days I just push a button.
CA Traveler 08/29/15 09:19pm Technology Corner
RE: WINDOWS 10? ANYONE USE IT AND LIKE IT?

My concern with W10 is the forced downloads with my data capped internet connection. I want and need to control when the typical very large MS downloads occur perhaps holding them off for several months. Hopefully as the large data dollar bills roll in enough people will demand a change. That's the main reason I won't consider W10 at this time.
CA Traveler 08/29/15 07:59pm Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

So you really have to change the Dish dish as you travel across the country for the E/W arcs? :h I guess we should call DTV the ArcLess technology!
CA Traveler 08/29/15 07:09pm Technology Corner
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

Over the years we progressed up the DTV chain from portable dishes to not so portable dishes. During all of these transitions we used the same receiver at home and in the rig. We're quite satisfied with our current 5 channel HD receiver/recorder. We always have recorded shows to watch when we're in the trees. But more valuable is that we time shift watching and skip the commercials. And recorded shows move with the receiver between home and rig. The technology is SWM which is a single coax from the dish to the receiver and on to any additional client receivers (we don't have any). DTV calls it the Gennie system and our receiver is the HR44. I'm told that we can receive all of the channels from the 3 birds in any of the 48 states and it worked equally well in Alaska. I assume that Hawaii also has coverage. This doesn't help with the OPs Dish problem and is just food for thought.
CA Traveler 08/29/15 07:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Any Length Restriction Resources?

Some of the sites in Bridge Bay can take longer rigs than the stated limit and some can't. It just all depends upon what's at the rear of the site.
CA Traveler 08/29/15 01:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Antenna and Amplifiers for Weak WiFi Signals

Summary of the Ubiquiti equipment Loco M2 8dBi $47 Airgateway $19 Window mount $25 2 cables $16 Optionally: Nano M2 11dBi $87 - 2x gain from the Loco Airgateway LR $28 The Bullet option: Bullet-M2-HP $72 Yagi WiFi 17 dBi $30 on Amazon - 4x gain from the Nano Plus the above gateway and cables The bullet option still need further research (for me) to be sure that the cables are compatible (or adapters are available) and understand the software setup. Plus how and where to mount the equipment. My options are to use the Flagpole Buddy mount at the rear of the rig or a more permanent mount on the Batwing.
CA Traveler 08/29/15 08:35am Technology Corner
RE: Antenna and Amplifiers for Weak WiFi Signals

Heaven forbid that I've helped hijack my own thread! I've gotten a lot of good input on options to pick up weaker external WiFi and thank you everyone. And with my own WiFi network it's even better. It's really nice to be wire free these days, no LAN or USB cables. Now technology just get rid of the power cords to the laptops...
CA Traveler 08/29/15 08:12am Technology Corner
RE: Fuel Survey

Pilot/FJ is sometimes higher on the left coast but I look at my cost. 3 cents off the cash price vs the CC price elsewhere. I'd hope that the RVPlus card is easy to use. Perhaps some of the comments date back to the Pilot/FJ merger. There are apparently also franchise stations that perhaps march to their own drummer...:h
CA Traveler 08/29/15 07:59am Good Sam Club
RE: Fuel Survey

Bob, BTW did you pick up on AFD card lock fuel in Yukon, BC? Really cool, you pull up to their "portable" pumps, sign up (first time) with you CC card and you are now a valued member of their Cardlock. Did I mention that I also got the 5% cash back at their fuel pumps with my Penfed card?
CA Traveler 08/28/15 08:27pm Good Sam Club
RE: Fuel Survey

Bob, That's one view but I don't understand your cost scenarios because there are almost no truck stops or Pilot/FJ for the Alaskan trip. In 2013 we saved about $300 on our 9,600 mile Alaskan trip at 8 MPG. Virtually all of that was due to the 5% Penfed Cash Rewards CC card. So why didn't we use truck stops and Pilot? I already covered that. Is a $300 savings a big deal? Certainly not considering what we spent on that trip but then I'll take a "free" $300 any day. But what's not to like about our 5% Penfed Cash Recards card with no Canadian transaction fees unlike Amex? Our story even if off topic: After years of indecision we decided to make the Alaskan trip so that we could complete or "Once in a lifetime trip and cross it off our bucket list." I cannot begin to describe this trip to you here but after arriving in Alaska we looked at each other and said "This is an adventure and we're coming back." We were unable to make it in 2015 and our sights are now set on 2016. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
CA Traveler 08/28/15 08:10pm Good Sam Club
RE: AMP

The typical home circuit has multiple 15A plugs on a 20A CB and everything needs to be off except the AC. I'd certainly try the dedicated 20A washer plug. While 20A should be enough ACs have a start up surge current that can trip the CB.
CA Traveler 08/28/15 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel Survey

Bob, There was a lot of transition when Pilot/FJ merged but it seems stable now. Sometimes the Pilot price is higher but not always. Since I get 3 cents off of the cash price that can make the cost less than the CC price at other truck pumps. My discount is the 5% CC cash back. After fueling DW pulls forward and I go inside to pay. The GS card wins on that one. Why don't truck stops print the CC receipt at the pump? I suspect they want the truckers inside buying all of the goodies? While price is a factor we've paid more just to get in and out. Parking is also a consideration if we want to stop. Not all truck stops have pull throughs and I'm not going to unhook the toad.
CA Traveler 08/28/15 05:39pm Good Sam Club
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