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RE: DirecTV Software Download

When a DirecTv receiver is re-started twice in 30 minutes, the program guide data is flushed from the receiver and it begins to download it again from 101. What I don't know, but seems reasonable, is that re-starting the receiver twice in 30 minutes may also flush whatever marker is in the receiver about what software it should download; if it does this, it may solve your issue; but the double re-start will not hurt anything.
daamac 06/24/15 07:03am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV Software Download

So the current installed software version is 0x97f, but it keeps trying to download it again? My suggestion would be to go to menu->settings and help->settings->reset>restart receiver and choose restart receiver. I would let the system completely start up again (until you can choose and select channels again). Then restart the receiver again (within 30 minutes), which will flush out the current program guide and perhaps solve your issue. By the way, software downloads are off 101.
daamac 06/23/15 06:49pm Technology Corner
RE: What is that gray putty behind exterior fixtures?

It is also available at Lowes and Home Depot. Where should I look at Lowes or Home Depot for butyl tape?
daamac 06/23/15 06:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Possible damage to king pin?

My dealer (who installed the hitch) moved it without an adapter and damaged the capture plate. They repaired the capture plate to my satisfaction. I now have a sign I hang across the front of my pin that says "DO NOT MOVE WITHOUT ADAPTER".
daamac 06/21/15 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Noisy/squeaking brake drum while camped

Wheels can turn very slightly when a trailer is set up and can cause a squeak. The source of such a squeak on my trailer was a brake shoe at the place where a shoe contacted the backing plate. According to Dexter, such rub spots should have a slight amount of grease being careful to avoid getting grease on shoes friction surface or drums. Discussion and instructions about brake lubrication are on page 14 of the 600 Lbs to 8000 Lbs Dexter Operation Service Maintenance Manual, available at the Dexter web site.
daamac 06/16/15 07:37am Tech Issues
RE: Direct TV (Sat) Question

I believe that DirecTV will change your service address a couple of times a year so you can get local channels, maybe more often if you get the right customer rep on the phone. But they will not change as often as you need as Dish apparently will.
daamac 05/29/15 04:21pm Technology Corner
245/75/16 E tires to 265/75/16 E tires

Is there any reason not to change from 245/75/16 E tires to 265/75/16 E tires? I'm considering doing so due to the increase in load capacity from 3042 pounds @80PSI for the 245 tire to 3415 pounds @80PSI for the 265 tire. I realize that the speedometer will read about 4% slower with the 265 than with the 245 tire.
daamac 04/28/15 12:59pm Towing
RE: 15" load range E tires

Maxxis, Goodyear, Carlisle, and others I don't know.
daamac 04/11/15 04:10pm General RVing Issues
MiFi 5510 & MAC address whitelist

Could someone who has a MiFi 5510 confirm for me if it has the capability to create a MAC address "whitelist"? That is, if you can create a list of MAC addresses which allows only devices with those MAC addresses to connect to the device?
daamac 04/10/15 08:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Adapter for 12 volt DC > 4 volt DC

I'm wondering about the safe voltage to supply to the Jetpack. I understand that USB voltage is 5 volts DC, but I wonder if the presence of the Jetpack battery in the circuit lowers that voltage some (the battery is marked 3.8 volts DC). So, if I use a USB power supply - at 5 volts nominal - and do not have a the Jetpack's battery installed - would I supply a harmful voltage to the Jetpack? My desire to run the Jetpack without an installed battery is that my original Jetpack battery swelled up. I have a replacement battery on order, but I noticed that the OEM batteries that I prefer are not in ready supply (not even from Verizon). So since I usually have the Jetpack connected to the RV DC system, I really don't need a Jetpack with a battery if I can connect it directly to the RV system; and thus eliminate any issue of over-charging the lithium battery.
daamac 04/08/15 09:33am Tech Issues
Adapter for 12 volt DC > 4 volt DC

We use a Jetpack (Verizon internet connection device)in the RV and usually leave it turned on all the time and being recharged by the RV 12 volt system. The Jetpack lithium battery (18 months old) swelled up and is now out of the Jetpack, which will not work without the battery even when connected through the charging port to the RV DC supply. I currently have the Jetpack powered by three AAA batteries and it works well. I'd like to find a 12 volt to 4 volt adapter that could provide fairly stable DC voltage of 3.8 volts (say 3.5 to 4.5 volts) from an input of 12 to 14.5 volts DC. Any suggestions as to where to find such an an adapter and what kind to get?
daamac 04/08/15 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Need 2" pipe Slimline dish

I've heard that muffler shops have a 2" pipe they can sell; you could also get a 1 1/2" pipe from a home store, and shim it out to 2". If all else fails, here's a link: two inch mast
daamac 04/03/15 07:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Born Free Propane Door

Here's a link to a list of RV Salvage Yards.
daamac 03/28/15 06:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Headlight Lens covers

I bought a lens polishing kit by 3M and did my hazy truck headlight lenses. It worked so well that my wife decided to allow me to polish her Honda headlight lenses. It's really not very difficult.
daamac 03/26/15 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: neo angle skylight

This place will make a skylight to your exact specifications. I have bought from them and had no issues. Measure carefully, if it is wrong because of your measurements I don't think they would take it back. Their skylights come without any holes drilled.
daamac 03/22/15 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical theory question...

Thanks to all for the information; it's answered my question well.
daamac 03/18/15 02:22pm Tech Issues
Electrical theory question...

Let's take as an example 50AMP RV service. A voltmeter between the two hots shows 240 volts, between one leg (or the other) and neutral shows 120 volts. My question concerns what happens when each hot is connected within different circuits to the neutral to provide 120 volts from each hot. The electrons in the neutral alternately flow in one direction from one hot and in the other direction from the other hot. Why don't those oppositely flowing electrons collide and go boom? Or cancel each other out? So, the bad news is that I don't understand something or a lot of stuff. The good news is that I don't do serious electrical wiring. Could someone explain how a neutral functions with differently phased hots?
daamac 03/18/15 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Direct tv splitter

DirecTv satellite systems come in two types, SWM and non-SWM. SWM lines can use a splitter and send signals to several separate receivers for several TV's. Non-swm lines can not be split. The maximum number of tuners that one SWM line can serve is eight. A SWM LNB has one cable coming out of it; a non-SWM LNB has four cables coming out of it. A SWM splitter must pass special frequencies; here is one that is DTv approved: 2- way SWM splitter
daamac 03/18/15 07:15am Technology Corner
RE: SuperGlide Upkeep Seems Major

I've had a Superglide for years in a short bed pickup; it works perfectly. I've got at least 30,000 miles of towing using it. 1) I do not keep it covered. 2) My Superglide uses a graphite spray paint on the rails. The only maintenance done frequently is to spray a bit of that paint on the rails and that is usually at intervals of every two or three towing days. Takes five minutes max. 3) Other maintenance I do is annual and not difficult, just general cleaning, oiling, and an occasional adjustment. 4) There is no other hitch I'd rather have than my Superglide.
daamac 03/17/15 07:09am Towing
RE: west texas state parks

We've been to Lake Colorado City state park many times. It is ok, but not really a destination park for us. The lake has been severely low for several years. We stop there for one night only as it is halfway between home and a common destination. The park facilities and people are nice, it's just that the environment is not pretty. Never been to Abilene state park. Not to far away are Palo Duro State Park or Caprock Canyon state park. Those two parks are in an interesting geological area - lots of hiking- and could occupy someone for three or four days. Of the two, I like Palo Duro better, but both are nice. Maybe three days at each?
daamac 03/10/15 04:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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