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RE: Sniff test doesn't work

Just get a bathroom PVC 'T' and put one on each vent. Only $8 total and you help avoid smells from either tank.
Jim@HiTek 12/08/16 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

Well I'll be! thanks. And electricity wasn't even common until later. Wherever the telegraph went, that was an office that had electricity. Even if it was only operated on batteries (which, BTW, were available during Ramesses reign. Or at least in Baghdad around his era. I forget). But I digress quite a bit. Yeah, they used the telegraph system to send FAX'es of drawings or pics of criminals to sheriffs and police stations and such. That was the main use for around 5 years. Businesses took it over after that. Newspapers mostly.
Jim@HiTek 12/07/16 02:14pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

tomorrow I'll send a FAX to them and cancel. Anyone know if there is a limit to the number of times you can change your service address?A business that still uses Fax. Amazing. I change mine every couple months. Don't know if there's a rule about it. FAX has been around since the 1800's and still works only now they either are sent from computer to a FAX machine, or more than likely, the FAX machine at each end is a computer. So, yeah, still around.
Jim@HiTek 12/06/16 08:53pm Technology Corner
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

I worked out how to restring and reinstall my 4 string day/nite shades in the LR on two windows. Hard part was figuring how in the heck you do the final tensioning.
Jim@HiTek 12/06/16 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

The number to call for RV saavy DirecTV techs is 1-800-769-4635. They can answer DNS questions and will change your service address for locals. Yes! This is the right number to call and get your 'Service Address' changed. I did it and now I'm getting the local network stations on my satellite feed. ****, feel like a dummy now. Didn't know it would actually be that easy to get local stations that carry the networks. Which is really all I need after thinking about it. I did already send off that app for the DNS setup, and tomorrow I'll send a FAX to them and cancel. Why pay $20/mo (that's the current rate) for something I can get free just by changing my service address? Anyone know if there is a limit to the number of times you can change your service address?
Jim@HiTek 12/05/16 08:25pm Technology Corner
RE: generator wiring problems

Start by removing grounds from any cables in the system, cleaning their connection points on the metal frame, inspecting the ground connector & replacing the cables where warranted. Clean and water the battery cells. Buy a digital voltmeter if you don't have one already ($8). With all the grounds being good, than measure the battery voltages at various points in the system and list them here, starting across the batteries. If any battery is under 12 volt, charge it up before continuing with the tests. Batteries charged up, disconnect from shore power, start engine, measure chassis battery voltage. Wait a couple minutes for the timer to engage the crossover solenoid and then measure the voltage across the house batteries. Record the voltages. They should be above 13 volts. Have a rubber mallet nearby to whack solenoids that need it. Stop the engine, and plug the RV into shore power. Repeat the voltage tests. You should have 13+ volts across both sets, the house and chassis sets. If you have it on the house but not the chassis batts, there's your problem. There isn't an auxiliary charger for your chassis batt, which is typical for 10's of thousands of RVs. $20 at Walmart. Let us know. As far as your genset not starting, check your dash for a AUX or Emergency Start Switch. Push that while trying to start the genset. If it starts, you just have a discharged battery.
Jim@HiTek 12/05/16 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

Yes, "Never mind...". Filled out the DNS app and dropped it in the mail. Heading for Mexico a week from Tuesday and I'm hoping I'll be able to pick up DTV down there...I'll be fairly close to the border in San Felipe along the east coast of Baja. But I've heard it'll shut off soon after crossing. Just don't know how far down I can still pick it up. We'll see I guess. If I can't pick it up, guess that means I'll need to contact them again and put it on hiatus, pretty sure I can do that.
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 12:54pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

Ah, HAH! As I mentioned, I did a google search for DNS info and kept running into a 404 error (page not found) since those links went to DTV. OK, that's because AT&T bought them and they are handling the DNS stuff now. When I found their FAQ about DNS, there was a link to: DNS Signup And yeah, my memory was the problem...I thought I'd already filled it out and sent it in...but you can't, you have to have a DTV account first and I didn't do that for months after learning the procedure. So I hope the problem is solved when I fill out that form and send it in, in a couple days. Thanks for your help all...
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 11:45am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

Call Direct TV and ask to speak to someone in the RV section / office. DTV established this section a year or so ago, I assumed to compete with Dish TV, and not everyone is aware of it. I've talked to them a couple of times and they seem very receptive to solving any satalite tv problems one may be having with service in an RV. I did. The operators I've reached so far in the 2 weeks I've had the satellite working always just say that they know all about RVs and they won't transfer me. And then seem to not know anything. Don't even know the definition of DNS for RV'ers. Do you have a different phone number than 800-386-6597 or 800-531-5000?
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 11:04am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

I had followed several FAQs about the issue that all were 404 at DTV, but AT&T owns them now and here's what I found from them about DNS: --------------------------------------------------------------- DNS for your RV, car or boat Certain types of vehicles are eligible for DNS without requiring home address eligibility. For eligible vehicles, see item No. 11 of the FCC Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act fact sheet. Boats and other marine vessels do not qualify for this special consideration. Note: A separate monthly package is now required to enjoy DNS in your vehicle, instead of a smaller mirroring fee that used to be allowed. To add DNS to your mobile service Send a copy of your vehicle registration, a completed Mobile Vehicle Affidavit Declaration of Intent form, and a copy of your commercial driver's license (if requesting service for a commercial vehicle) to the address listed below. DIRECTV Attn: Mobile Network Services P.O. Box 6550 Greenwood Village, CO 80155 It will take 11 to 14 days after receiving your paperwork to verify the information and activate your DNS programming. Your dish must be pointed to the satellite located 101 degrees West longitude at the time we activate DNS service for your system. If you are not receiving DNS programming after 14 days, make sure your dish is pointed to the correct position and then call us to request activation. ------------------------------------------------------------- I think the problem was that I didn't activate the satellite for several weeks after I sent in the form and they say they'll look for my dish in 14 days.
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 10:59am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

Like I said, the RV came with $2500 worth of equipment I'd like to use. And the Trav'ler is set up for DirecTV. It would cost another $800 to switch to Dish. Yeah, I can get OTA stations...but that's not the issue. The issue is that I travel, and I want to figure out how to get those national network stations off my satellite before my next trip. That's what I thought satellite is for. So I can go anywhere and still get ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, etc. from LA. The difference in SD and HD is inconsequential to me. I'm happy with either res.
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 10:48am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

I don't think you are eligible unless you are full-time. I just call when I stop and ask to change service address which they do and that gives me the locals for the area. Yes, I am full time. That's what the DNS form was about wasn't it? What number do you call? The techs I talked to at -5000 and -6597 have no idea.
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 10:26am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS issues...

Several of those channels give me a 721-channel not purchased error. Going to their website and see if I can figure it out...but I just realized that there's an extra charge for DNS, and I haven't been charged that yet.
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 10:19am Technology Corner
DirecTV DNS issues...

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Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
DirecTV DNS issues...

DirecTV using Winegard's Trav'ler I haven't had cable TV since the '70s and have never had satellite. But didn't want the Trav'ler to go to waste. Bought this RV back in February and since it came with the DirecTV Trav'ler antenna I filled out and sent in the DNS paperwork. Waited a few weeks and last week activated the DTV service. BTW, never received any acknowledgement from DTV that the form had been accepted. It shows the channels I'd expect to see when I'm at my home base in Portland Oregon, but here's the problem... I'm traveling and can't seem to find the national network feeds I was thinking I was suppose to get from LA on my dish. So I called DTV and that wasn't much help as most of the techs on a Sunday are in India, have a thick accent and have no idea what DNS is. I did talk to someone who insisted she knew but asked for the ZIP code of where I was parked currently. I'm in Thermal California. She came back and said I can't get the DNS channels because I'm in an area that has off the air antenna service for the national stations. OK, I'm confused. What difference does that make? Thought I was suppose to be able to receive the national networks via satellite wherever I'm parked? Any help from you experts? Any links to an explanatory write up? Thanks!
Jim@HiTek 12/04/16 09:52am Technology Corner
RE: Intermittent Cruise Control SOLVED

Glad to hear you got it sorted. Cruise control just makes the trip so much more comfortable. It was the flyback, wasn't it?
Jim@HiTek 12/01/16 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside Service

Have used both GS and Coachnet for breakdowns and Coachnet is the winner by far. Much more professional and actually have techs that know what you are talking about.
Jim@HiTek 12/01/16 10:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Gear Hydraulic jacks won't retract

You probably have a booklet that came with the system, or you should be able to find it online. My power gear had only one solenoid that drained all the cylinders at once. If yours is that way, find out which one does that and you can power just it to lower the rig. Maybe tap it with the end of a screw driver first. Be careful.
Jim@HiTek 11/28/16 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins generator

Read the battery level while someone else is trying to start the genset to get an accurate reading.
Jim@HiTek 11/28/16 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential refrigarator

Many have found something on Amazon to do the job. Search for baby latching stuff... Like this...
Jim@HiTek 11/28/16 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
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