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RE: Direct TV portable satellite

Here is the DirecTV kit that I ordered. I use it with the HR44-200 receiver from home. We use this sort of setup and have for years. We have 200' of cable, so when we are located under trees, etc. we can move the dish to a location where we have a clear direction to see the satellites. With the roof dish, if your RV site isn't open to the satellites, you're out of luck. It's a lot less expensive than the roof mounted automatic dish. We use dishpointer to get the settings for pointing the antenna.
Popsie 11/21/16 05:56am Technology Corner
RE: Cover for 1958 Dalton Glamper

You might consider a portable garage, instant garage, etc. That would be a tent with a metal frame and a water/snow proof cover that you park your trailer inside. There are lots of those available in may sizes. The main thing is that they keep the snow/rain cover off of your trailer which keeps you form getting mold on your trailer (which always seems to happen when you cover an RV with a tarp cover).
Popsie 11/19/16 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: DirecTV and Genie

$25/month for what? Each receiver cost $6 or $7/month, not $25. The technical problem is that DTV does not think you can have a 5 tuner Genie plus 2-2 tuner DVR's as that is 9 tuners and a standard antenna can only handle 8. I am sure that you understand that a mini-Genie will not get any programming at all unless connect to a Genie (wired or wireless). Not 100 percent sure what you are hoping to do.In our stick house we have a Genie (records 5 channels) and two older recorders that each record 2 channels for a total of 9 that can record at the same time. The antenna (SL3 for us) sees all the available channels from the satellites. Just like an over the air TV antenna, each channel is separate because they are on a different frequency. The cable from the antenna has a wide enough bandwidth to carry all the channels at the same time. This is how it has to work, because when you change channels, your DTV box tunes to a different frequency for each channel. Your DTV configuration probably has one antenna cable coming (through a SWM power inserter) into an eight way splitter. Any signal coming out of that splitter can also be split again with a two-way or four-way splitter or whatever. Anyway, all of the channels the antenna can see are available on any cable split off from the cable coming down from the antenna. Of course you cannot split the signal too many times because each split lowers the signal strength available to the box on the end. This can be overcome by inserting high bandwidth high fidelity amplifiers although there are eventual limitations with this approach (to say nothing of cost implications). Think about a cable TV network servicing an entire community. They manage to capture the television signals and split them out to hundreds or thousands of homes spreading over miles of distance.
Popsie 11/16/16 04:23am Technology Corner
RE: norcold rv refrigerator

I do not have a Norcold refrigerator - however, My refrigerator has an external grill on the outside wall behind the refrigerator to let air in (it goes out the top). If I remove the grill, I have access to the refrigerator's AC power cord, and the 110v outlet that it's plugged into. It would be easy for me to put a meter on the outlet and verify whether or not the refrigerator is getting good AC power. YMMV
Popsie 11/08/16 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: US mountain west in May

One year we were tent camping in Yellowstone for the 4th of July. We got about 4 feet of snow. It was beautiful, but it took several days to get out of there.
Popsie 11/07/16 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Dipstick for diesel fuel tank

Are you saying it's flaky because it does not agree with the dash MPG and gallons used or for some other reason? The fuel gauge goes all over the place, high and low. I plan to get it fixed when we get home next year. In the mean time, I don't want to end up out of fuel with the gauge saying half full. My current plan is to stop and fill up every few hundred miles. I've gone over 900 miles between refueling in the past, but it just bugs me to look down and see the gauge down by empty when I think it can't be.
Popsie 11/03/16 07:34am Tech Issues
Dipstick for diesel fuel tank

My fuel gauge seems sort of flaky lately. Is their a good way to come up with something like a dipstick to measure the true fuel level? The fill port is on the side, and goes a couple of feet sort of horizontally before it opens into the tank, so I think I need something flexible that will dive down once inside the tank, and show where the fuel level really is. It has to sort of collect fuel or change color or something to show how deep it was into the fuel. Any ideas???
Popsie 10/31/16 04:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Drivers license requirements going state to state

Thank y'all for the good news :)
Popsie 10/26/16 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Drivers license requirements going state to state

When we lived in Texas, I had a Class B drivers license because my RV weighs more than 26,000 pounds. That required passing a written test and a driving test. When we moved to another state, they did not require or offer a similar license for driving our personal Motorhome because in this state, personal Motorhomes are exempt from the requirements for driving commercial vehicles. We plan to return to Texas for a wedding, and will be traveling in our RV. Am I legal driving our Motorhome in Texas with my home state license, or does Texas require me to have the Class B license again even though it's not available to me in my current state of residence unless I go through the entire commercial drivers license test, physical exam, etc? Where would I find this information in the Texas motor vehicle code? thanks :?
Popsie 10/26/16 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you define too expensive?

Anything that I cannot afford is too expensive. Otherwise, it's just a matter of whether or not I want it.
Popsie 10/18/16 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Watching DVR without sat signal?

IIRC, you can press the red button, then go to the list of recordings after it restarts - but it's been a while since I had that problem.
Popsie 09/30/16 11:36am Technology Corner
RE: where to stay

From RV Park Reviews, about half way between your start and finish.
Popsie 09/22/16 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Was retirement for you a good or not so good choice?

Neither my wife's parents nor my parents enjoyed any sort of retirement due to medical issues. One of the four of them died on the job, and the other three spent the last years of their lives in medical care. None were able to do any of the things they had hoped and planned for their retirement years. DW and I have been retired for 13 years, much of that spent full timing. Now, my health is starting to make life more difficult and less enjoyable than in the past. I am so glad that we've been able to use our RV as a magic carpet that has let us spend a lot of quality time with our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and other family members and friends, as well as visiting 49 states and most of Canada. I think that if you retire and decide it was a mistake, you can probably find some career to satisfy your needs for participating in the work environment. But whatever you choose, you can never turn back the clock. Best wishes to you and yours! Addendum: DW just reminded me how many widows we've met who are now doing the things they had hoped to do with their husbands - husbands who worked until it was too late to enjoy retirement together.
Popsie 09/18/16 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 nights in your RV ???????

Six and one-half months so far, more to come.
Popsie 08/29/16 04:24am General RVing Issues
I was pleasantly surprised

This morning in Colorado Springs: Regular Gas $2.16&9/10 Premium Gas $2.69&9/10 Diesel $2.16&9/10 :D
Popsie 06/27/16 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oldest tires on a MH still running?

I have two friends who used to own construction businesses. They had trucks and jeeps and other vehicles. Both of them operated their equipment as much as their businesses required. Some years trucks would sit around for months, and some times they would be in use for several years straight. They only changed tires when they failed, and often ran equipment on tires over 20 years old. They did have failures on old tires, and also on newer ones, but neither ever had any serious problems running the tires into the ground. YMMV
Popsie 05/23/16 08:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave help

We had the fan quit in our RV's microwave. I removed it and took it to an appliance repair place. Whatever they did fixed the problem and cost $40. YMMV To be more clear, I removed and took the whole microwave, I did not fool around inside it.
Popsie 04/13/16 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV set recording via smart phone ?

Not that I do it all the time, but I've turned on recordings for my DirecTV DVR at home through the DirecTV web site. I do that to capture things like Masterpiece Theater so that I can watch them when we get home. It's always worked. Look here: set-directv-dvr-from-your-computer
Popsie 04/04/16 03:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Toad Brake laws

One thing to think about. If you have an axident, your falt their falt nobodeys falt and you don't have suplamental braking. I wonder who is going to be sued. BillIf you are worried about being sued, you might consider buying insurance - you never know how a jury might act, whether you are right or wrong you can end up with a judgement against you.
Popsie 03/29/16 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alignment and Safe-T Plus

Did they align the rear axle as well as the front end?
Popsie 03/01/16 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
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